• Austal assesses Asian investment opportunities

    Australian shipbuilder Austal has confirmed that it is assessing opportunities to further expand its profile in the Asia Pacific. The confirmation comes following reports that the company is looking to invest in a shipyard in Subic Bay in the Philippines. Austal said in a recent statement that the

  • New Kilo-class submarine begins sea trials

    Russia’s latest Project 636.3 Varshavyanka (Improved Kilo-class) conventionally powered submarine (SSK) has begun shipbuilder’s trials in the Baltic Sea, ahead of its delivery to the country’s Pacific Fleet. The sailing of the SSK, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky , from the Admiralty

  • State credit supports Austal export of patrol boats

    Australian shipbuilder Austal has confirmed a deal to supply two 58 m Cape-class patrol boats to the government of Trinidad and Tobago. The contract – valued at AUD126 million (USD85 million) – is supported through state credit provided by the government of Australia. Austal said the

  • US progresses F-16 sale to Taiwan

    The US government is progressing plans to sell F-16V fighter aircraft to Taiwan to strengthen the island country’s capabilities and deter aggression from China. The deal, which is worth USD8 billion, has been confirmed by US President Donald Trump. A procurement package – framed by the

  • Dornier 328 production set to restart

    Production of the Dornier 328 high-wing turboprop is due to resume after a 17-year hiatus, after reports in the German media indicated that Sierra Nevada’s 328 Support Services will manufacture the aircraft. An announcement on 21 August is expected to confirm that production will restart at

  • Iran withdraws S-300 from Gulf coast

    In a possible sign that Tehran no longer sees an imminent escalation of tensions in the Gulf, the S-300 long-range air-defence system that was deployed to Asaluyeh in May has been withdrawn, satellite imagery shows. A full S-300PMU-2 battery – one of four Iran received from Russia in 2016

  • Taiwan’s Cloud Leopard II M2 prototype breaks cover

    Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) showcased a prototype of the next-generation 8×8 Cloud Leopard II armoured vehicle development in public for the first time at the 2019 Taipei Aerospace & Defense Technology Exhibition (TADTE) exhibition held from 15 to 17 August. The M2
  • USMC to demo G/ATOR with Iron Dome

    US Marine Corps (USMC) leaders are in a race to field a capability to intercept mid-range rockets and artillery, and they are set to host a demonstration integrating Northrop Grumman’s AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) with components of Rafael’s Iron Dome system. In a
  • Kim continues to let his missiles do the talking

    Key Points North Korea has continued to mount a series of weapon tests The tests have been a reaction to US-South Korean military drills and most recently a speech by the South Korean president North Korea test-fired two more missiles into the waters off its east coast on 16 August while
  • Kim continues to let his missiles do the talking

    Key Points North Korea has continued to mount a series of weapon tests The tests have been a reaction to US-South Korean military drills and most recently a speech by the South Korean president North Korea test-fired two more missiles into the waters off its east coast on 16 August while
  • Australia launches defence industry skills initiative

    The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has published a strategy to support the development of defence industry skills over the coming decade and beyond. The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Workforce Strategic Vision 2019–2030 was released on 13 August. The DoD said the
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