• Japan pursues additional exports to the Philippines

    Japan is engaging with the Philippines over potential opportunities to export additional defence equipment to the Southeast Asian country, the Japanese Ministry of Defense’s (MoD’s) Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA), has confirmed to Jane’s . The export effort

  • Kongsberg and Patria to buy AIM Norway

    The long-running partial privatisation of Norwegian aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) venture AIM Norway has progressed with the acquisition of the company by Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace and Finland’s Patria. Kongsberg will hold 50.1% of the company with Patria holding

  • UPDATE: German Army forms digitised division

    Key Points The German Army is to form a fully equipped and digitised division by 2027 To support this effort, the army is creating a digitised test unit The German Army is to form a fully equipped and digitised division by 2027. On the way to achieving this goal, it is equipping and modernising

  • Australian DoD and Naval Group agree on key provisions of Future Submarine Strategic Partnering Agreement

    The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) and French ship designer and builder Naval Group have reached an agreement on all key provisions of a Strategic Partnering Agreement (SPA) for Australia’s Future Submarine programme, Defence Minister Christopher Pyne announced on 13 December. Pyne

  • China’s CASIC points to huge growth in cloud manufacturing activity

    An industrial internet portal set up by the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) in June 2015 has now attracted more than two million users from more than 200 countries, CASIC has announced. CASIC – one of China’s most important defence corporations – said in a

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  • Slovakia signs for F-16V fighters

    The Slovak government has signed a EUR1.6 billion (USD1.8 billion) procurement contract with the US Department of Defense (DoD) for 14 Lockheed Martin F-16V Block 70/72 Fighting Falcon multirole combat aircraft. “The Slovak Republic officially signed documents on the basis of which it will
  • US Army seeking APS technology for Bradley vehicles

    Once again the US army is looking for new active protection systems (APSs) to equip on its family of M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles. Whether this is a positive or negative for IMI Systems’ Iron Fist remains unclear. On 11 December, the service issued a draft request for proposal in 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
  • Slovakia signs for F-16V fighters

    The Slovak government has signed a EUR1.6 billion (USD1.8 billion) procurement contract with the US Department of Defense (DoD) for 14 Lockheed Martin F-16V Block 70/72 Fighting Falcon multirole combat aircraft. “The Slovak Republic officially signed documents on the basis of which it will
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