• DSEI 2019: Systematic previews improvements to dismounted, maritime SitaWare software

    Systematic is developing a new version of SitaWare Edge, the dismounted version of its SitaWare command-and-control software suite, and it provided an early sight of some of these at the 2019 Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition (DSEI 2019) in London in September. Systematic

  • Indian Air Force seeks additional funds for new equipment

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) is seeking an additional INR400 billion (USD5.6 billion) from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to procure additional fighter and transport aircraft as well as to make payments for previously ordered platforms and equipment. Official sources told Jane’s on 16 September

  • Slovak Air Force modernises main airbase

    The Slovak government is preparing a major infrastructure investment programme for its air force. Following the decision to procure F-16 multirole fighters, UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters, and C-27J Spartan transport aircraft, Bratislava will renovate Sliac Air Base, close to the city of

  • European Court of Auditors report criticises EU defence ambitions

    A new report by the European Court of Auditors (CoA) slams the European Commission’s policy goals and funding for defence capability development, warning that the EU’s resources, planning structures, and alignment of its ambitions with those at national level fall far short of the mark.

  • DSEI 2019: UK government sticks to Fleet Solid Support Ship decision

    A controversial competition potentially involving foreign companies in building up to three new ships for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) will continue, new UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said at the DSEI 2019 exhibition, which is being held in London from 10–13 September. Despite calls

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  • Excalibur Army details its Patriot II 4×4

    Excalibur Army revealed new details about its Patriot II 4×4 protected mobility vehicle at MSPO 2019 in Poland, held from 3 to 6 September in Kielce. The vehicle was developed as a collaboration between H Cegielski-Poznan SA and Tatra Defence Vehicles. It was first publicly displayed at