• China’s first Type 055 destroyer to enter service ‘soon’, says MND

    China’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced on 25 April that the first Type 055 (Renhai)-class destroyer on order for the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is set to enter service in the near future. “As far as I know, Nanchang … has completed most of the sea

  • Norinco posts strong quarterly gains

    The China North Industries Group Corporation (Norinco Group) has posted strong gains in the first quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2019, the state-owned enterprise has announced. In a press release on 24 April, the group said its total profit reached CNY5.43 billion (USD805 million), a year-on-year

  • Poland signs for AW101 helicopters

    Poland has signed for AgustaWestland AW101 helicopters to satisfy its anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and combat search-and-rescue (CSAR) requirements. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak signed the contract for four helicopters at PZL-Świdnik’s

  • Boeing reliance on defence and services increases

    Boeing’s defence and services units helped stem the financial impact of plunging first quarter civilian aircraft deliveries, and revenues and profits in the wake of the ongoing 737 MAX debacle. “Nothing is more important to us than the passengers who fly on our airplanes,” CEO

  • General Dynamics hopeful for Saudi LAV-6 resolution this year

    General Dynamics has revealed that the delayed payments for Saudi Arabia’s Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) acquisition amount to about USD1 billion but expects that the diplomatic dispute that led to the contract’s suspension will be resolved at a state level this year. A dispute between

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  • Brazil negotiates main corvette contract

    With the signing of the declaration of best offer between the Brazilian Navy and consortium Águas Azuis on 2 April – formally confirming the selection of the contracting group to build four advanced multi-purpose combat corvettes – negotiations for the main contract have begun. The
  • Russian deploys new CBRN vehicle to Syria

    Russia has deployed its newest chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) reconnaissance vehicle to Syria to operate with military police units patrolling the Idlib de-escalation zone. An RKhM-6 vehicle was seen in footage shown by the Russia 24 television network on 7 November that was
  • Brazil negotiates main corvette contract

    With the signing of the declaration of best offer between the Brazilian Navy and consortium Águas Azuis on 2 April – formally confirming the selection of the contracting group to build four advanced multi-purpose combat corvettes – negotiations for the main contract have begun. The
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