• Indian Navy commissions facility to train against NBC contamination

    The Indian Navy (IN) inaugurated its first facility designed to train personnel in detecting, monitoring, and cleansing nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) contamination on its platforms on 25 March. Built by Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), the NBC facility is called Abhedya

  • Australian industry to benefit from RAF E-7 acquisition

    The Australian government has stated that the UK’s selection of the E-7A as its airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) replacement is expected to generate 100 jobs at Boeing Defence Australia in Brisbane and Newcastle. Furthermore, more than 200 Australian companies are involved in

  • Groundwork laid on new Turkish weapons plant

    Turkish firm Aselsan and 24 local companies uniting under the Konya Defence Industry Inc brand have established a plant in the central Anatolian town of Konya. The new plant will locally produce weapons systems that Turkey currently imports, Aselsan said in a 22 March press release. Groundwork was

  • Japan sets up three military camps on southwestern islands

    The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) launched three camps on two of Japan’s remote southwestern islands on 26 March to bolster the country’s defence capabilities amid China’s growing assertiveness in the region. Two of the outposts are located on Amami Oshima Island

  • Rheinmetall acquires IBD Deisenroth

    Rheinmetall has acquired vehicle protection system manufacturer IBD Deisenroth Engineering for an undisclosed amount, the company announced on 26 March. The acquisition will bolster Rheinmetall’s force protection portfolio, the company noted, adding the active and passive vehicle protection

  • Triton Bidco reach agreement on acquisition

    Inmarsat has confirmed that it has reached an agreement with a newly formed joint venture (JV) that has proposed the acquisition of the satellite communications manufacturer for USD3.4 billion in cash. The offer from the Triton Bidco JV is formed of funds from Apax Partners, Canada Pension Plan

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  • US Air Force performs first F-35A rapid crew swap exercise

    Key Points The US Air Force recently performed its first operational rapid crew swap exercise with thanks to a F-35A prognostic system The exercise was not previously possible in legacy fourth-generation aircraft due to engine inspection requirements US Air Force (USAF) maintainers and pilots

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  • France drives MMP for EU BLOS capability

    European missile consortium MBDA is continuing to develop potential opportunities for expanding the userbase of its Missile Moyenne Portée (MMP) fifth-generation man-portable land-combat missile system. Antoine Bouvier, CEO of MBDA told Jane’s, “We have an ambition to develop the

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  • US Marine Corps modifies weapons loader adapter for F-35B

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) modified support equipment to allow the guided bomb unit (GBU)-49 munition to be used on the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) variant. When the USMC chose GBU-49 for the F-35B, it needed a piece of

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  • Russian deploys new CBRN vehicle to Syria

    Russia has deployed its newest chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) reconnaissance vehicle to Syria to operate with military police units patrolling the Idlib de-escalation zone. An RKhM-6 vehicle was seen in footage shown by the Russia 24 television network on 7 November that was

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  • USSTRATCOM commander paints dour future for New START

    With just over five months to go before Washington withdraws from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, the top US general charged with nuclear weapons oversight painted a gloomy forecast for the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) set to expire in 2021. Air Force General John

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