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Japanese Aegis Ashore will not feature CEC system


Tue, 04/09/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Japan’s two Lockheed Martin Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defence (BMD) systems will not be equipped with the US-developed Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) real-time sensor netting system, according to the Ministry of Defense (MoD) in Tokyo. “We have decided not to equip the
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SEPI cleared to retain 24% stake in Alestis Aerospace


Tue, 04/09/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The Spanish government has given state-holding company Sociedad Estatal de Participaciones Industriales (SEPI) permission to invest further funds into Alestis Aerospace, following its agreed takeover by fellow components manufacturer Aciturri. The EUR6.7 million (USD7.5 million) investment will
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Airbus aims to boost SOF readiness with virtual sandbox


Tue, 04/09/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Airbus Defence and Space used the Special Operations Forces Innovation Network Seminar (SOFINS) exhibition in Camp de Souge on 2–4 April to launch the Holographic Tactical Sandbox (HTS). The HTS employs augmented reality (AR) headsets and geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) mapping data to
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Thales highlights BRAIN modular unmanned system


Tue, 04/09/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Thales used the Special Operations Forces Innovation Network Seminal (SOFINS) at Camp de Souge on 2–4 April to unveil a modular autonomous vehicle that can be configured to support a variety of air, ground, and maritime mission sets conducted by special operations forces (SOF). The company
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Hydrogen could unlock UAV endurance boost, say US Navy academics


Tue, 04/09/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Key Points Researchers are to test claims that Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) powered by hydrogen fuel cells have six times the endurance of battery-only models If the claims are verified, the roll-out of fuel cell technologies will have “wide ranging operational impacts” for the US
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RAAF receives eighth P-8A Poseidon aircraft


Tue, 04/09/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has received its eighth Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime multimission aircraft, Australian Defence Minister Christopher Pyne and Defence Industry Minister Linda Reynolds announced in a 9 April statement. The aircraft is now undergoing verification and validation
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Milestone and contract award boost USAF Eagle upgrade effort


Tue, 04/09/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The US Air Force (USAF) effort to upgrade its Boeing F-15 Eagle combat aircraft took a step forward on 8 April, with a significant developmental milestone and a further contract award for two of the proposed enhancements. Boeing announced that the Eagle Passive/Active Warning and Survivability
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Saab downselected for Finland’s Squadron 2020 corvette


Tue, 04/09/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Saab has been downselected to supply the combat system for Finland’s Squadron 2020 corvette programme, with rivals Atlas Elektronik and Lockheed Martin Canada eliminated from the competition. Announcing the decision on 8 April, the Finnish Ministry of Defence (MoD) said defence minister Jussi
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Thales, Kalyani team up for Indian carbine requirement


Tue, 04/09/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Thales Australia and India’s Kalyani Group have teamed up to meet a long-delayed Indian Army requirement to procure close-quarter battle (CQB) carbines. The partnership was confirmed on 9 April by the Australian Department of Defence (DoD), which said the two companies would look to win the
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UK MoD and QinetiQ agree to LTPA contract amendment


Tue, 04/09/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and QinetiQ have made an amendment to their Long-Term Partnering Agreement (LTPA), which will cover the modernisation of 16 test and trial facilities under GBP1.3 billion (USD1.7 billion) of secured funding. The newly secured funding comes under the 25-year LTPA
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Thales, Kalyani team up for Indian carbine requirement


Tue, 04/09/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Thales Australia and India’s Kalyani Group have teamed up to meet a long-delayed Indian Army requirement to procure close-quarter battle (CQB) carbines. The partnership was confirmed on 9 April by the Australian Department of Defence (DoD), which said the two companies would look to win the
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US Army to use upcoming exercises to test high-altitude airborne ISR capability


Tue, 04/09/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The US Army intends to use upcoming exercises to conduct sensor evaluations for a planned high-altitude fixed-wing airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (AISR) capability that it first publicised towards the end of 2018. According to the Special Electronic Mission Aircraft (SEMA)
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Malaysia approves additional defence funds for 2019


Tue, 04/09/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The Malaysian House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) has approved additional funding for the country’s 2019 defence budget. The additional funding takes Malaysia’s military expenditure for the year to MY15.5 billion (USD3.78 billion). The newly released defence funds – approved
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Thailand flexes anti-ship missile capabilities in Andaman Sea with C-802A firing


Tue, 04/09/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Key Points Thailand has demonstrated its anti-ship missile capabilities in the Andaman Sea by firing the C-802A The firing comes amid an increase in naval activities and developments in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands region The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) conducted its first test-firing of the C-802A
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Chemring completes sale of commoditised energetics business


Tue, 04/09/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Chemring has completed the sale of its Military Products business to Global Ordnance for USD4 million in cash, following a strategic decision to exit the commoditised energetics business. The division was based in Derby, UK, and Perry in Florida, US, and will now become part of ammunition and
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Tuvalu receives Guardian-class patrol boat from Australia


Tue, 04/09/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Key Points Tuvalu has received a Guardian-class patrol vessel donation from Australia Vessel will be in service with the maritime surveillance unit of the Tuvalu Police Force Tuvalu has received its first Guardian-class patrol boat, which is a gift from Canberra as part of Australia’s
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Australian navy to overhaul IT equipment


Tue, 04/09/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
The IT equipment used on Royal Australian Navy (RAN) ships will receive a major overhaul worth about AUD600 million (USD429 million), Australian Defence Minister Christopher Pyne and Defence Industry Minister Linda Reynolds announced on 9 April. The government plans to strengthen the RAN’s
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GAO questions USN Columbia-class submarine cost estimates


Mon, 04/08/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The US Navy (USN) is overly optimistic about the estimated costs to design and build its proposed fleet of Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines and needs to update those projections, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported. The Pentagon concurred with the GAO recommendations, and
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Digital twin modeling anchors USN nuclear yard overhauls


Mon, 04/08/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Plan (SIOP) Program Office is creating “digital twins” of the four US Navy (USN) nuclear shipyards to help revamp those facilities, USN officials said. A digital twin is virtual copy – in this case, of
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Serbia places Special Brigade under CGS command


Mon, 04/08/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The Serbian Armed Forces placed the elite Special Brigade under the direct command of the Chief of General Staff (CGS) on 2 April, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on its website. Previously, the brigade was part of the Serbian Army. The aim of the change is to increase the brigade’s
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US gifts MRAP vehicles to Albania


Mon, 04/08/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The United States handed over 37 Navistar Defense International MaxxPro mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles to Albania on 3 April, the US embassy announced. The donation is part of the US government’s 248-vehicle aid package for the Albanian Armed Forces (AAF). Along with Humvees
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Bruiser Tech unveils MRAP to meet African requirements


Mon, 04/08/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Key Points There are multiple insurgencies in Africa, and many countries operate mixed fleets of protected mobility vehicles Mixed fleets, derived from used and new vehicles, complicate maintenance South Africa’s Bruiser Tech has revealed its first mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP)
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Hellenic Air Force to police skies over North Macedonia


Mon, 04/08/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The Hellenic Air Force (HAF) will monitor and protect the airspace of neighbouring North Macedonia under a military co-operation agreement signed in Skopje on 2 April by Greek Defence Minister Evangelos Apostolakis and his North Macedonian counterpart, Radmila Šekerinska. Signed during the
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India’s Cabinet Committee on Security approves procurement of 464 T-90MS tanks


Mon, 04/08/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
India’s Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) has approved the INR134.48 billion (USD1.93 billion) procurement of 464 Russian-made T-90MS main battle tanks (MBTs) for the Indian Army (IA). Official sources told Jane’s that the move by the CCS, which convened in early April and is headed
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Trump expected to veto legislation for halting US military support in Yemen’s civil war


Mon, 04/08/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
US President Donald Trump is poised to issue his second veto and reject legislation that would prohibit the military from supporting operations inside Yemen. Both the House and Senate have approved a joint resolution that, if it becomes law, would bar US forces from participating in the Yemen
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US national’s cross-border kidnapping from DRC indicates limited risk increase to tourists, expatriates in western Uganda


Mon, 04/08/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Ugandan authorities announced the successful retrieval by their security forces of a kidnapped US tourist and her local guide from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 7 April, following their abduction by unidentified gunmen in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park on 2 April. The
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LNA offensive to capture Tripoli unlikely to fully succeed but indicates breakdown of UN-sponsored Libyan peace process


Mon, 04/08/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
On 4 April 2019, Libyan National Army (LNA) commander, Khalifa Haftar, ordered his forces to launch a military offensive aimed at capturing the Libyan capital Tripoli, seat of the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA). LNA units advanced westwards along Libya’s coastal road through
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Carlyle Group completes acquisition of StandardAero


Mon, 04/08/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Private equity firm Carlyle Group has completed its acquisition of aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services provider StandardAero from Veritas Capital. This follows the signing of a final agreement between the two entities in December 2018, although no transaction details have been
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Italian MoD reconsiders Piaggio Aerospace’s P.1HH project


Mon, 04/08/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The Italian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is reconsidering Piaggio Aerospace’s P.1HH unmanned aerial system project, Defence Minister Elisabetta Trenta has said. She was quoted by the Italian news agency ANSA on 3 April as saying, “Initial planning, although valid in substance, has seen the
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Leonardo and Poland enter into offset agreement for AW101 sale


Mon, 04/08/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The Polish Ministry of National Defence has entered into a PLN400 million (USD104.5 million) offset agreement with Leonardo MW in the UK to prepare for the expected sale of the AW101 helicopters. Under the terms of this agreement, Leonardo is committing to establishing a maintenance capability for
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Brazilian A-1B jet crashes during training mission


Mon, 04/08/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
A Brazilian Air Force AMX A-1B twin-seat light strike fighter of the crashed on 5 April near the city of Viamão in the State of Rio Grande do Sul. The jet was involved in a local training exercise. The aircraft’s two pilots ejected safely and were rescued by an Airbus Helicopters H-36
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Australia to buy weapons and decoys for F-35As and Super Hornets for use in ‘densely contested’ environments


Mon, 04/08/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Australia will acquire a range of weapons and countermeasures costing AUD110 million (USD78 million) for use in “densely contested” environments by its Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters and Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet multirole fighters, Defence Minister
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Tuvalu receives Guardian-class patrol boat


Mon, 04/08/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The government of Tuvalu received a Guardian-class patrol boat from Australia in a ceremony held on 5 April at the facilities of shipbuilder Austal in Henderson, Western Australia. The vessel, which has been named Te Mataili II , is the second of 21 boats of the class to be given by Canberra to 12
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JTIC Global Attack Index – February 2019


Mon, 04/08/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Key Points JTIC recorded 957 attacks by non-state armed groups worldwide in February 2019, a 2.4% increase in the daily average. An increase in fatalities recorded in India during February was due to the suicide attack on a security forces convoy that led to a military stand-off between India and
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Italian MoD considers renewing P.180 Avanti fleet


Mon, 04/08/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The Italian Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 3 April announced its intention to renew its Piaggio Aerospace P.180 Avanti fleet. According to an industry source, 37 P.180 aircraft are currently in service with the Italian armed forces. The MoD is now considering replacing 10 to 15 aircraft, the source
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KAI begins ground trials for LAH


Mon, 04/08/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) has begun ground-based engine trials of the Light Attack Helicopter (LAH) it has developed for the Republic of Korea Army (RoKA), national media has reported. An image of the first prototype helicopter performing the tests at KAI’s Sichuan facility was
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British Army assumes control of UK ground-based air defence from RAF


Mon, 04/08/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The UK has launched a new air defence group, with control of the country’s ground-based assets transferring from the Royal Air Force (RAF) to the British Army. The RAF’s Joint Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) command was renamed 7th Air Defence Group (7 AD Gp) and placed under the
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Saab to deliver Sea Giraffe AMB radars for Canada’s Joint Support Ships


Mon, 04/08/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Saab has been contracted by Lockheed Martin Canada to supply Sea Giraffe AMB 3-D surveillance radars for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN’s) two new Protecteur-class Joint Support Ships (JSS). Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd is prime contractor for the JSS programme under the
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Sri Lanka raises defence budget


Mon, 04/08/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Sri Lanka’s parliament passed the country’s 2019 budget on 5 April, including an annual defence expenditure of LKR393 billion (USD2.2 billion). The new defence budget, which has been restructured, amounts to nearly 12.5% of total government expenditure for 2019. According to the 2019
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Ecuadorian Air Force receives new Koala helicopters


Mon, 04/08/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The Ecuadorian Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Ecuatoriana: FAE) has received three of four new Leonardo AW119 Koala helicopters, which will be assigned to Air Combat Wing No. 22 (Ala de Combate Nro. 22), based in Guayaquil. The deliveries began in mid-March and the third helicopter arrived on 2
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Increasing risk of opposition leader’s arrest strengthens Venezuela’s president despite growing discontent over electricity and water shortages


Mon, 04/08/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The Supreme Court of Justice issued a ruling on 2 April lifting the parliamentary immunity of the head of the national assembly, Juan Guaidó, recognised as interim president by the United States, Canada, and most European Union and Latin American countries. The ruling was based on allegations
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Korea, Philippines start building defence factories


Mon, 04/08/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Two South Korean defence companies have launched projects in conjunction with Philippine state-run armament manufacturer Government Arsenal (GA) to construct defence production factories in the Southeast Asian country. South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Programme Administration (DAPA) said
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LAAD 2019: Helibras believes potential Brazil economic recovery could boost helicopter programmes


Fri, 04/05/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Key Points A Helibras executive believes a Brazilian economic turnaround could lead to new helicopter programmes New President Jair Bolsonaro wants a focus on the military and security, but even if the economy improves, how much money Brazil will have to spend is questionable A Helibras executive
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LAAD 2019: Jetwind of Brazil develops 3-in-1 UAV


Fri, 04/05/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Jetwind Brasil Services and Technologies has developed a 3-in-1 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that has military applicability, according to a company official. Tiago Giglio Rodrigues, Jetwind executive director, told Jane’s on 5 April at the 2019 LAAD Defence & Security exposition that
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US Army plans to curtail FMTV buy, awards O’Gara Armoring with armour kit production contract


Fri, 04/05/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Just as the US Army moves to curtail its planned Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTVs) buy in the coming years, O’Gara-Hess & Eisenhardt Armoring Company (O’Gara Armoring) has secured a five-year, USD60.7 million contract with the service to manufacture armour kits for the
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SOFINS 2019: SOFEMA positions itself for Sagaie second-hand market


Fri, 04/05/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
SOFEMA is looking to buy the French Army’s Sagaie fleet, which is being progressively withdrawn from service with the French Army, Jane’s learnt at the Special Operations Forces Innovation Network Seminar (SOFINS) exhibition, held at Camp de Souge, near Bordeaux, on 2–4 April.
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French Air Force, Navy conduct technical-operational evaluation firings of Meteor


Fri, 04/05/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The French Air Force and French Navy (Marine Nationale: MN), supported by the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), have completed initial technical and operational evaluation firings of the MBDA Meteor beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) on the Dassault Rafale
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Russia gives more details about Voronezh early warning radar station for Crimea


Fri, 04/05/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The Russian Ministry of Defence has given further details of its proposed Voronezh strategic early warning radar station to be built in Crimea, the Izvestia news portal reported on 2 April. Plans for the radar site were first reported in 2017. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2019, for
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SOFINS 2019: SOFEMA upgrades HADES20 20 mm gun


Fri, 04/05/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
SOFEMA presented an upgraded HADES20 20 mm gun at the Special Operations Forces Innovation Network Seminar (SOFINS) exhibition, held at Camp de Souge, near Bordeaux, on 2–4 April. Specialists in refurbishing and upgrading decommissioned military equipment, SOFEMA has bought all 100 French Air
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Iranian government’s use of lethal force in event of mass economic protests would risk alienating support base


Fri, 04/05/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook emphasised on 2 April that the US was aiming to cut oil “purchases” from Iran, rather than exports. The US appears willing to allow Iran to barter its oil for permitted goods, but not to receive cash for its oil. Moreover, Hook stated that he
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Kalibr cruise missile fired from Northern Fleet port


Fri, 04/05/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
A Kalibr cruise missile has been successfully test fired for the first time from a Russian submarine moored in a port. The test launch of the Novator 3M-14 Kalibr land-attack cruise missiles from the Project 885 Yasen-class submarine Severodvinsk was reported by Russian newspaper Izvestia , citing
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Germany approves Egyptian frigate sale


Fri, 04/05/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Germany’s Committee on Budgets has approved the sale of six frigates worth about EUR2.3 billion (USD2.6 billion) to Egypt, the German newspaper Bild reported on 3 April. According to the report, the ships will be built by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) and will include three Meko 200
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Aeronautics board approve Rafael/Stolero takeover


Fri, 04/05/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The ILS850 million (USD237 million) acquisition of Israeli unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) manufacturer Aeronautics by state-owned Israeli defence group Rafael and businessman Avichai Stolero has been approved by Aeronautic’s board of directors. Rafael and Stolero initially bid ILS430 million
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UK reaffirms commitment to SMEs in defence supply chains


Fri, 04/05/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The UK government has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting the UK’s defence industry, pledging to help boost productivity with a newly signed Vision 2025 initiative. Minister for defence procurement Stuart Andrew signed the joint Vision 2025 document with representatives of industry on 3
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LAAD 2019: IACIT develops small UAV jammer for militaries


Fri, 04/05/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Brazil’s IACIT has developed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) jammer for military use called DroneBlocker that can block small to medium-sized aircraft in multiple ways, according to a company official. Henrique Nobre, IACIT general manager for sales and marketing, told Jane’s on 4
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SOFINS 2019: Thales integrates induction rocket launcher into protected vehicle


Fri, 04/05/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Thales showed a Hawkei tactical vehicle with its induction rocket launcher for four ready-to-fire 68 mm guided or unguided rockets during the 2019 Special Operations Forces Innovation Network Seminar (SOFINS) exhibition, held at Camp de Souge, France, on 2–4 April. The launcher is installed
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MBDA opens new computing centre for validation of future nuclear deterrent missile


Fri, 04/05/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
MBDA has opened a new data and high-performance computing centre in Le Plessis-Robinson, France. Located near Paris, the facility will be used to further development of the Air-Sol Nucléaire de 4eme Génération (ASN4G), a scramjet-powered hypersonic missile that is undergoing
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Elbit to acquire Harris night vision business


Fri, 04/05/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Elbit Systems of America has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Harris’ night vision business for USD350 million in cash. The sale is a condition of the planned merger between Harris and L3 Technologies who announced in October 2018 that they were pursuing an all-stock merger to
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New chairperson for Babcock


Fri, 04/05/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Ruth Cairnie has been selected as the new chairperson of Babcock International, succeeding Mike Turner who will retire in July. Cairnie will act as non-executive director until the company’s annual general meeting on 18 July, at which point she will take over from Turner. Cairnie is
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New deployable network to improve information sharing during ‘Five Eyes’ operations


Fri, 04/05/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Australia has invested nearly AUD53 million (USD37 million) on a deployable computer network to improve information sharing during operations with the other four members of the ‘Five Eyes’ intelligence alliance, Minister for Defence Industry Linda Reynolds disclosed on 4 April.
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Political risks intelligence bulletin – 05 April 2019


Fri, 04/05/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
AMERICAS Belize – 03 Apr 2019: The Belizean Supreme Court decided to temporarily suspend the national referendum to decide whether to take the territorial dispute with Guatemala to the International Court of Justice scheduled for 10 April, after a local judge accepted a legal challenge over
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Violent risks intelligence bulletin – 05 April 2019


Fri, 04/05/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
AMERICAS Brazil – 04 Apr 2019: At the Manguinhos train station in Rio de Janeiro, police and suspected drug traffickers exchanged gunfire, wounding a bystander; the station was closed to the public following the incident. Guatemala – 03 Apr 2019: In Retalhuleu, the National Police, the
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Russia completes preliminary flight tests of Mi-26T2V helicopter


Fri, 04/05/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The upgraded Mi-26T2V heavy military transport helicopter has successfully completed preliminary flight testing, Russian Helicopters, part of the Rostec state corporation, confirmed on 3 April. “The machine is being prepared for a handover to the Russian Ministry of Defence [MoD] to do joint
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Thales readies BONIE HP NVGs for French special forces


Fri, 04/05/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Thales has used the Special Operations Forces Innovation Network Seminar (SOFINS) 2019 exhibition held at Camp de Souge, France, from 2-4 April to unveil the latest variant in its family of night vision goggles (NVGs) for use by special forces. The BONIE High Performance (HP) NVG, which has been
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Carrier cut-throats: US Navy carrier-reduction plan raises questions


Fri, 04/05/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The US Navy’s proposal to cut a carrier midlife refueling overhaul from its long-term budgeting plan and its intention to drastically reduce carrier numbers is concerning lawmakers – and raises questions about the service’s true motives . Michael Fabey reports No US Navy (USN)
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Fingers on the pulse: NATO builds technology and tactics to tip ASW balance


Fri, 04/05/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
With anti-submarine warfare returning as a primary challenge for NATO navies, Dr Lee Willett discusses developments in the alliance’s strategic, technological, and operational approach to maintaining underwater advantage If one activity typifies the return of naval rivalry in the North
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US Army issues RFI for Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft


Fri, 04/05/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The US Army has issued a request for information (RFI) for a Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) to enter service in 2030. The RFI, released on 4 April, covers the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk and Boeing AH-64 Apache-replacement that was previously known as Capability (Cap) Set 3
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Thyssenkrupp to set up 3D printing centre in Singapore


Fri, 04/05/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
German engineering group Thyssenkrupp has announced plans to establish an additive manufacturing centre in Singapore. The company said on 4 April that the new facility will aim to “unlock the potential of additive manufacturing” for customers in Singapore and across the Asia-Pacific
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Australia to update industry clearance scheme


Fri, 04/05/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Australia has announced a reform of its defence industrial clearance scheme intended to provide assurances and risk mitigation for companies working with classified information. Minister for Defence Industry Linda Reynolds said on 5 April that the reformed Defence Industry Security Program (DISP)
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LAAD 2019: Elbit Systems of America targets debut Brazil KC-2 flight


Fri, 04/05/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Key Points Elbit Systems of America is getting closer to its first flight of refurbished Grumman C-1A aircraft for the Brazilian Navy The aircraft is getting a total overhaul with new avionics, auxiliary power units, and communication systems Elbit Systems of America (ESA) is targeting September
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