UK to deploy more intelligence personnel to monitor Russia and China
17 September 2021
by Tim Ripley
Additional UK military intelligence personnel are being deployed to overseas locations as part of growing strategic competition with Russia and China, according to the head of the UK's Defence Intelligence organisation.
During a rare public appearance at DSEI 2021 in London on 16 September, the organisation's chief, Lieutenant General Jim Hockenhull, said this was part of a wider revamp of how Defence Intelligence gives early warning of crises to political decision makers and monitors the build-up of Chinese and Russian military capabilities.
Seen in USN colours as part of Boeing's pitch for the service's Undergraduate Jet Training System requirement, the T-7A Red Hawk is likely to be one of the candidate platforms put forward for the USN's recently released Tactical Surrogate Aircraft requirement. (Boeing)
The US Navy (USN) has issued a request for information (RFI) for a new Aggressor aircraft for ‘red air' combat training.
Israel's Elbit Systems announced on 21 October that it had signed an agreement to sell its 84.98% stake in component manufacturer Ashot Ashkelon to private equity fund FIMI Opportunity Funds.
The deal is valued at USD88 million and will involve Elbit Systems also selling its capital notes in the firm to FIMI. An expected timeline for the sale was not disclosed, however, it remains subject to regulatory approvals and other closing terms.
The remaining 15.02% of the company stake will be a free-float on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
ADEX 2021: Korean Air signs MOU with Insitu to develop VTOL UAV
22 October 2021
by Alessandra Giovanzanti
A computer-generated image of the KUS-VS ‘lift & cruise' VTOL UAV that Korean Air is currently developing for tactical operations. At ADEX 2021 the company signed an MOU with Insitu to develop a new lightweight, modular VTOL UAV. (Korean Air)
Korean Air and Boeing subsidiary Insitu have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop a new lightweight, modular, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
How to become an effective leader with Lt Col Langley Sharp
In this episode of the Janes podcast, Lt Col Langley Sharp shares lessons learned in leadership from his career in the Parachute Regiment which has seen him deployed to Northern Ireland, Macedonia, Afghanistan and Iraq. Among his many varied rol...