• Russian Navy returns to Spanish enclave after two years

    Russian Navy ships have begun using the Spanish enclave harbour of Ceuta again, two years after their resupply visits were suspended amid complaints from NATO allies about aiding Russia at a time when it was taking an increasingly active part in the Syria conflict. Three ships called at the port

  • UK MoD awards innovation funding

    The UK Ministry of Defence and the Defence Growth Partnership (DGP) have granted funding to four companies to enable them to complete development of several disruptive technologies under the final phase of the Innovation Challenge. It will facilitate the further development of technologies

  • Expal ramps up new 155 mm ammunition production

    Spain’s Expal is ramping up production of its latest 155 ER02A1 155 mm high-explosive (HE) projectiles after receiving a contract from the Spanish Army in May. Those projectiles are to be delivered over a five-year period beginning in the first quarter of 2019, with a potential two-year

  • Oman reportedly testing K2 tank

    Oman has been revealed as the potential customer for the desert-optimised K2 main battle tank that Hyundai Rotem displayed during the DX Korea exhibition held in Seoul in September. Citing industry sources, South Korea’s Pulse news website reported on 12 November that the tank had been tested

  • TF-X engine framework contract signed

    Turkey’s Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) signed a framework contract on 8 November with TRMotor on the development of indigenous engines for the Turkish Fighter Experimental (TF-X) Milli Muharebe Uçagi (National Combat Aircraft, MMU), planned to be produced in co-operation with BAE

  • 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

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  • Turkey signs Altay MBT serial production contract with BMC

    Turkey’s Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) announced on 9 November that it had signed the first serial production contract with BMC for 250 Altay main battle tanks (MBTs). The contract covers life-cycle logistics support for the tanks as well as the establishment and operation of a Tank

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  • BAE Systems updates naval combat systems offer

    BAE Systems has debuted a new naval combat systems portfolio designed to improve the company’s competitive position in UK and international markets. Building on a GBP20 million (USD23 million) corporate investment in combat system technologies, the company has announced the brand name INTeGEN

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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