• Analysis: New opportunities could emerge in Brazil for Israel

    Analysis The changing of the guard in Brazil is expected to provide Israel with significant opportunities, including in the defence and security industry. Brazil’s new head of state, Jair Messias Bolsonaro, has used the first days of his presidency to reach out to Israel, pledging to visit

  • Offensive ambitions: Honing the sea skimmer

    Western missile manufacturers are continuing to evolve subsonic surface-to-surface guided weapons that seek to penetrate shipborne defences by means of stealth and guile. Richard Scott reports Over the past half century the heavyweight surface-to-surface guided weapon (SSGW) has become the weapon

  • Pentagon awards Bell-Boeing V-22 support contract

    Key Points The Pentagon awarded Bell-Boeing a contract for V-22 performance-based logistics and engineering support Bell-Boeing received a big contract in mid-2018 for 55 aircraft The Pentagon recently awarded Bell-Boeing a contract worth roughly USD144 million for performance-based logistics

  • Portuguese Army upgrades its special operations forces

    The Portuguese Army is working to increase the capabilities of its special operations force, the Força de Operações Especiais (FOE), via its so-called PIFOE (Plano de Implementação da Força de Operações Especiais) programme that covers doctrine,

  • Steyr to develop maintenance centres in Oman

    Austrian small arms manufacturer Steyr is to develop two maintenance centres in the Sultanate of Oman, the head of the Oman Partnership for Development (OAPFD) offset agency has disclosed. In comments reported in local media on 22 January, Dr Dhafer bin Awad al-Shanfari revealed that the company

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  • Leonardo develops M60A3 MBT upgrade

    Leonardo has developed and tested a major upgrade package for the US General Dynamics Land Systems M60A3 main battle tank (MBT). This M60A3 upgrade was developed and tested using internal funding for the export market, according to Massimo Gualco, director of marketing and sales at Leonardo Defence
  • France orders new EDA-S landing craft

    An industry team led by French equipment manufacturer CNIM has been awarded a contract by defense procurement and technology agency Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) to build 14 new EDA-S (Engin de Débarquement Amphibie Standard) landing craft for the French Navy.
  • China’s FL-1 MALE UAV performs maiden flight

    Zhong Tian Guide Control Technology Company (ZT Guide), a Xi’an-based manufacturer of electronic and industrial equipment, announced on 20 January that it has successfully completed the maiden flight of its Fei Long-1 (Flying Dragon-1 or FL-1) medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial