• Australia, South Korea commit to boosting industrial ties

    Australia and South Korea have said they intended to work together to address “policy challenges” as part of an effort to deepen defence industrial ties. In a joint statement issued following meetings between Australia and South Korea’s foreign and defence ministers on 12

  • Collins Aerospace CEO to chair Aerospace Industries Association

    Kelly Ortberg, CEO of Collins Aerospace, a unit of United Technologies Corp (UTC), has been named the 2020 chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association’s (AIA) board of governors. Kathy Warden, Northrop Grumman’s chairman, CEO, and president, will serve as AIA’s vice-chairman

  • Croatia to begin UH-60M procurement

    The Croatian Ministry of Defence has requested the necessary parliamentary approval for two new UH-60M helicopters, a year after their donation was announced by the US and weeks after the local media reported the planned purchase of two more Black Hawks. Defence Minister Damir Krstičević

  • Czechs overhauling two Burkinabe Mi-17s

    LOM Praha is currently overhauling two Burkina Faso Air Force (FABF) Mi-17 helicopters, Jane’s was told during a visit to the Czech company’s facility at Kbely Air Field on the outskirts of Prague. Having spent several years in storage, the two helicopters were airfreighted by an Il-76

  • Indra signs contract with Lockheed Martin to supply S-band radar components for Spanish F-110 frigates

    Indra has signed a contract worth more than EUR150 million with Lockheed Martin to supply some of the main components of the S-band radar for the Spanish Navy’s five new F-110 frigates. Announcing the deal on 12 September, the company said it forms part of an overall package for the

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  • Rheinmetall advances Next Generation 130 mm tank gun

    Rheinmetall Weapons and Ammunition “has completed developmental efforts” of an initial new Next Generation (NG) 130 mm smooth bore tank gun, but some further design changes are expected, company officials told Jane’s. The first NG 130 mm smooth bore gun, unveiled at Eurosatory
  • USAF retires CALCM cruise missile

    The US Air Force (USAF) has retired the Boeing AGM-86C/D Conventional Air-Launched Cruise Missile (CALCM) that has been operational for nearly 35 years. The event, announced on 4 December, saw the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB) in Louisiana disassemble and decommission the final