• China launches fifth Type 055 destroyer for PLAN

    The fifth Type 055 (Renhai-class) destroyer on order for the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has been launched at the Jiangnan Changxingdao shipyard near Shanghai. Work is now continuing in the fitting-out basin, as shown in commercial satellite imagery captured on 18 September. The

  • India introduces tax exemption for defence imports

    The Indian government has removed goods taxes on defence imports for the next five years in a move to support military modernisation. A statement by the Indian finance ministry on 20 September said that “imports of specified defence goods not being manufactured indigenously” will be

  • Pakistan outlines industry gains despite economic constraints

    Pakistan’s Ministry of Defence Production (MoDP) has pointed to some of the gains its national defence industry has achieved despite continuing economic constraints. The MoDP’s recently published 2017–18 yearbook shows advancements in major programmes and how local enterprises are

  • Thales reveals new ISR concepts

    Thales has developed new intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) concepts in both the land and air domains and demonstrated these at DSEI 2019 in London in September. Digital Crew is a real-time self-learning artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm applied to digital electro-optical

  • US proposes new foreign investment rules

    The US Treasury Department has unveiled proposed regulations that would implement a congressional mandate to beef up the country’s foreign investment review process. The proposed regulations would implement the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA), which Congress

  • German MoD, Munich prosecutor both probing Airbus

    The German Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the public prosecutor’s office in Munich are both investigating whether Airbus employees improperly obtained internal customer documents from two future German procurement projects, the two agencies said on 19 September. In a statement, a German MoD

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  • Raytheon discloses Peregrine AAM development

    Raytheon has disclosed details of the development of a new, compact supersonic medium-range air-to-air missile (AAM) that, it says, is faster and more manoeuvrable than legacy medium-range AAMs. Primarily an internally-funded initiative, Peregrine is being developed as a day/night all-weather

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  • Prince of Wales sets sail for first time

    The United Kingdom’s second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier, Prince of Wales , put to sea for the first time from its assembly site at Rosyth Dockyard in Fife on 19 September. The 65,000-tonne carrier was manoeuvred out of the narrow lock entrance to the basin at the Babcock

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  • Raytheon discloses Peregrine AAM development

    Raytheon has disclosed details of the development of a new, compact supersonic medium-range air-to-air missile (AAM) that, it says, is faster and more manoeuvrable than legacy medium-range AAMs. Primarily an internally-funded initiative, Peregrine is being developed as a day/night all-weather

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  • MBDA and Bharat Dynamics agree to missile assembly in India

    MBDA has signed an agreement with India’s Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) to support the production of the European company’s missile systems in India. Under the memorandum of understanding (MOU) the two firms will collaborate on setting up a final assembly, integration and test (FAIT)
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