• China’s Hongda details HD-1 supersonic cruise missile family

    China’s Guangdong Hongda Blasting Company (Hongda), a Guangzhou-based company specialising in mining and industrial explosives, has showcased its new indigenously developed and export-oriented HD-1 supersonic cruise missile designed for precision land attack and anti-ship missions. The

  • Bahrain signs for AH-1Z attack helos

    Bahrain has confirmed the procurement of 12 Bell AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters to augment its fleet of recently upgraded AH-1 Cobras. A deal for the new helicopters was reported at the Bahrain Airshow on 15 November, six-and-a-half months after the US State Department approved the sale. As noted

  • Portugal retires NRP Jacinto Candido

    The Portuguese Navy officially withdrew its João Coutinho-class corvette NRP Jacinto Candido (F 476) from service on 15 November. The decommissioning leaves just two remaining corvettes in service: the Baptista de Andrade-class ship NRP João Roby (F 487) and João Coutinho-class

  • Chemring enforces changes to simplify and refocus business

    Chemring has announced that it has made a strategic decision to exit the commoditised energetics market, focusing instead on the manufacture of niche specialist materials in this area. This will result in it discontinuing work at its Derby, UK, and Florida, US, facilities, instead focusing on

  • EU exit deal sees UK paying into EDA until at least 2020

    The UK government unveiled a proposed agreement setting out the terms of its withdrawal from the European Union (EU) on 14 November, detailing a planned transition period that will see existing defence co-operation continue until at least the end of 2020. Article 76 of the ‘Draft Agreement on

  • Pentagon to detail spending cut trade-offs for the White House

    By early December Pentagon leaders will layout two fiscal year 2020 (FY 2020) national security budgets for US President Donald Trump and detail the trade-offs associated with shrinking the budget by USD33 billion, said Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan. Speaking with Pentagon reporters

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  • Australia names Sea 1180 patrol vessel as Arafura class

    Key Points Australia has marked further progress in its Sea 1180 programme with the naming of its new OPV class and the start of steel welding on the first of class The programme’s first of class is expected to be delivered by 2021 The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has named the offshore

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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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  • US Navy awards Lockheed Martin new F-35 contract

    The US Navy (USN) on 14 November awarded Lockheed Martin an undefinitised contract modification worth nearly USD23 billion for 255 F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft. This modification provides for the production and delivery of 106 aircraft for the Pentagon: 64 F-35A

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  • Australia selects Reaper for armed UAV requirement

    The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has announced its selection of the MQ-9 Reaper – produced by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc (GA-ASI) – to meet requirements under Project Air 7003 Phase 1 for an armed medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle