• First batch of F21 torpedoes delivered to Brazil and France

    Naval Group has delivered a first batch of F21 heavyweight torpedoes to the Brazilian and French navies. Announcing the deliveries during a press conference in Paris on 21 February, Naval Group said a first batch of six torpedoes was handed over to the French Navy in November 2019, in addition to

  • India ‘goes global’ to boost defence exports

    The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has launched a publication promoting the country’s growing profile as a defence exporter. The ‘Indian Defence Goes Global’ document was issued by the MoD’s Department of Defence Production (DDP), highlighting a claim that India now exports

  • Reliance points to possible termination of OPV project

    Indian naval shipbuilder Reliance Naval and Engineering Limited (RNEL) has confirmed that it has received notification from the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) to terminate its construction of offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) for the Indian Navy (IN). The company said in a recent stock exchange

  • Spanish S 80 AIP system passes final tests

    The air-independent propulsion (AIP) system for Spain’s new S 80-class submarines has now passed its final tests, with Abengoa being chosen as the supplier, Navantia announced on 26 February. The AIP system was originally due to be integrated into all four ships during their construction, but

  • UK admits to nuclear replacement warhead programme

    The United Kingdom is working on a new nuclear replacement warhead programme, defence secretary Ben Wallace told parliament on 25 February. "To ensure the government maintains an effective deterrent throughout the commission of the Dreadnought-class ballistic missile submarine, we are

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  • US Army notes international interest in FVL effort

    The US Army has received letters of interest (LoIs) from a number of nations regarding its Future Vertical Lift (FVL) programme, a senior service official said on 25 February. Speaking at the IQPC International Military Helicopter conference in London, Colonel Matt Isaacson, chief of operations and
  • UMEX 2020: Milrem showcases updated THeMIS UGV

    Estonian manufacturer Milrem Robotics is highlighting its fifth-generation Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System (THeMIS) unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) at UMEX 2020 being held in Abu Dhabi on 23–25 February. The UGV has been specially designed for use in hot climates and has undergone
  • Wing Loong II UAVs deployed to western Egyptian base

    Medium-altitude, long-endurance UAVs that are probably AVIC Wing Loong IIs have been deployed to an airbase in western Egypt that is close to the Libyan border. A Maxar satellite image from 20 February shows four UAVs with a length of 11 m and a wingspan of 21 m – the same dimensions as the