• India re-issues tender for fleet support ships

    The Indian Navy’s fleet support ship (FSS) project is now up for tender once again after talks between Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) and South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) fell through. In pursuit of the tender, HSL issued a request for proposal (RFP) in early October 2018

  • USMC touts F-35B readiness as flights are suspended

    A day after the US Marine Corps (USMC) commandant said the service’s first operational Lockheed Martin short-takeoff, vertical-landing F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs) were exceeding readiness expectations, the JSF programme office has suspended all F-35 flights due to fuel-tube

  • Image shows China’s Z-10 attack helicopter featuring additional armour

    China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has equipped one of its Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation (CAIC) Z-10 attack helicopter with additional armour. An image released in late September by state broadcaster CCTV shows a PLA Z-10 at a Chinese airfield featuring extra armour panels

  • Thales opens new UK centre for maritime autonomous systems

    Thales UK has established a new centre of excellence for maritime autonomous systems in Plymouth, southwest England, which the company intends to develop as the focal point for a regional enterprise cluster. Formally opened on 11 October by Minister for Defence Procurement Stuart Andrew, the

  • Algeria looks set to build more Fuchs-2 vehicles

    The German company Rheinmetall announced on 8 October that it has received an order to provide an international customer with components for the manufacturing of Fuchs-2 6×6 armoured vehicles. It said the order is worth hundreds of millions of euros and that the components will be delivered

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  • Algeria looks set to build more Fuchs-2 vehicles

    The German company Rheinmetall announced on 8 October that it has received an order to provide an international customer with components for the manufacturing of Fuchs-2 6×6 armoured vehicles. It said the order is worth hundreds of millions of euros and that the components will be delivered
  • Dutch OPVs and amphibious ships back in service

    The Royal Netherlands Navy’s (RNLN's) four Holland-class oceangoing patrol vessels (OPVs) and two landing platform docks (LPDs) can go to sea again after their sprinkler systems were repaired, the Dutch Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on its website on 9 October. In November 2017, the
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