• Excalibur Army eyes Indonesian requirements with Pandur II CZ

    Czech company Excalibur Army has developed a new version of the 8×8 Pandur II CZ armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) called the Pandur II CZ Fire Support Vehicle (FSV), which has recently undergone trials in Indonesia alongside an infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) variant. The Pandur II CZ FSV is

  • Luftwaffe sets out design drivers for next-generation fighter

    The German Air Force (Luftwaffe) has spelled out some of the requirements, capabilities, threats, and limitations that are driving the design of its future fighter aircraft for the 2040 timeframe. Speaking at the IQPC International Fighter Conference in Berlin, Brigadier General Gerald Funke, head

  • Seoul prepares move to shift offset away from technology transfers

    South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has issued further details about its plan to shift the focus of its defence offset policy away from transfers of technologies from foreign contractors. DAPA said in a statement on 14 November that it expects to issue its updated

  • ST Engineering posts quarterly gains

    Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) has posted small gains in revenues and profit during the third quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2018, although defence sales in the period have declined as a proportion of overall intake. The group said on 14 November that its revenues in the quarter

  • Beijing announces plan to transform PLAAF into a ‘world-class air force’

    China has announced that it is implementing a three-stage plan to transform the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) from an arm of national defence into a strategic asset. The first stage of the plan should be completed by 2020 and achieve the integration of air and space power and the

  • DGA qualifies Rafale F3R standard

    The Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), the French procurement agency, on 9 November announced that it had qualified the new-generation F3R standard for the Rafale combat aircraft on 31 October, in line with the January 2014 contract awarded to Dassault Aviation, Thales, MBDA,

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  • US Navy ramps up development of naval unmanned systems

    The US Navy (USN) is accelerating its development of naval unmanned systems through programmatic changes and contractual tools meant to field such systems as soon as possible, according to Captain Pete Small, programme manager for Unmanned Maritime Systems. For example, the (USN) has started the

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  • UK points to expanding opportunities in Indonesia

    The UK government is looking to expand defence industrial collaboration with Indonesia across several capability areas as part of wider efforts to spur defence trade between the two countries. Alexis Hammer, the regional director for Americas, East Asia, and Australia in the UK Department for