• Philippines outlines modest increase in 2020 defence budget

    The Philippines has proposed a 2020 defence budget of PHP188.6 billion (USD3.6 billion), a 3% increase over the allocation in 2019. The budget, which was announced on 21 August, amounts to nearly 5% of total government expenditure during 2020 and is scheduled to be signed into law later this year.

  • Admiral Gilday takes over as USN CNO

    Admiral Mike Gilday relieved Admiral John Richardson as the 32nd Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), the most senior officer in the US Navy (USN) on 22 August. A seasoned surface warfare officer (SWO), Adm Gilday most recently served as the director of the Joint Staff. The Lowell, Massachusetts,

  • Aselsan developing 155 mm Course Correction System

    Turkey’s Aselsan is developing the Atom 155 mm Course Correction System (CCS) to meet potential artillery requirements for the Turkish Land Forces Command (TLFC). This would be a direct replacement for the existing 155 mm nose-mounted artillery fuze and would provide the weapon with an

  • Israel MoD selects Iron Fist Light Decoupled for Eitan APC

    Elbit Systems is expected to ramp up its active protection system (APS) production activities in the near term following a decision by the Israel Ministry of Defense (IMOD) Procurement and Production Directorate (MANHAR) to equip the Israel Defense Force’s (IDF’s) future Eitan 8×8

  • Pentagon terminates RKV homeland missile defence upgrade due to ‘technical problems’

    The US Department of Defense (DoD) is terminating its programme to develop a more reliable interceptor for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system, which was designed to defend the United States against limited long-range nuclear attacks. The department “will terminate the current

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