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Russian Navy to receive 180 naval platforms through 2027


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
The Russian Navy (VMF) will receive 180 naval vessels under the State Armament Programme for 2018–27, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu told the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 27 March. “The service will receive 15 combat platforms, including ships and boats, and 20 logistics vessels this
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LIMA 2019: Saab promotes ‘one platform’ approach to meet Malaysia’s air combat needs


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Saab is offering to meet Malaysia’s near- and long-term air combat requirements through a ‘one-platform’ approach centred on its Gripen multirole fighter aircraft, the company said at the 2019 LIMA exhibition, held in Langkawi from 26 to 30 March. In the nearer term, the company
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First Ajax reconnaissance variant to begin British Army trials by September


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
British Army crews will begin trialing the turreted reconnaissance version of the Ajax family of armoured vehicles during the third quarter of this year, according to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). In a sign of growing confidence in the programme to purchase 589 Ajax vehicles for the British
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LIMA 2019: Naval Group expands local content in Malaysian projects


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Naval Group is moving forward with plans to expand the level of local content it is integrating into projects for the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN), François Dupont, the company’s senior vice president for sales, told Jane’s at the 2019 LIMA exhibition in Langkawi. The French
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LIMA 2019: Malaysia considers counter-trade push to support military procurement


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Key Points Continuing economic constraints have prompted Malaysia to consider leaning on counter-trade to support military modernisation efforts A Russian official has said Moscow is ready to “drastically increase” its imports of Malaysian palm oil to support military acquisitions
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Syria reports deepest Israeli airstrike since S-300 transfer


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Syria said Israel carried out an airstrike against targets in the Shaykh Najjar industrial zone northeast of Aleppo city on 27 March. The government-controlled Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) cited a military source as saying the airstrike took place at 1100 h local time. Syrian air defences managed
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Tengden readies production-ready TB001 armed reconnaissance UAV


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
China’s Sichuan Tengden Technology Company (Tengden) has test flown a production-ready model of its medium altitude long endurance (MALE)-class TW328/TB001 armed reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), according to reports by local media. Images of the TB001, known locally as the
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Georgia pushing out in all defence areas to boost its chances for NATO membership


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Despite nearly 17 years of effort, Georgia still faces a steep uphill political struggle to join NATO because of opposition in several key allied capitals. However, it is now counting on ever-widening co-operation with NATO and closer defence ties with individual allies to boost its chance of
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Israel’s airstrikes in Aleppo indicate prior co-ordination with Russia in effort to reduce Iranian influence in Syria


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Israel reportedly conducted airstrikes against several targets in Aleppo on the night of 27 March 2019, targeting Iranian ammunition stores and its military logistics hub at Nayrab Air Base, co-located with Aleppo International Airport, which is closed to commercial aviation. At least seven people
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LIMA 2019: QinetiQ opens new office in Malaysia


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
UK defence technologies group QinetiQ has announced an expanding presence in Malaysia, with the opening of a new office in the capital, Kuala Lumpur. QinetiQ said in a statement on 28 March that the office was opened earlier this year and is part of company efforts to “increase its business
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LIMA 2019: Russia set to clear Sukhoi Su-57 for export


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
The Russian government is set to grant authorisation for the export of the Sukhoi Su-57 PAK FA fifth-generation fighter aircraft, a senior Russian defence industry official has revealed. Viktor Kladov, the director for international co-operation and regional policy at Russia’s Rostec defence
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India concludes price negotiations to acquire 62 C295 transport aircraft


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has concluded price negotiations to acquire a total of 62 Airbus Defence and Space C295 medium transport aircraft (MTA) for the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Coast Guard (ICG). IAF sources told Jane’s on 28 March that the MoD’s Contract
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Ukraine says it found Russian SAMs destined for Eritrea


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
A consignment of 36 surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) for the S-125 (SA-3 ‘Goa’) air-defence system that were destined for Eritrea have been discovered by the Ukrainian authorities, the country’s top civilian and military prosecutors revealed on 27 March. The 5V27D missiles were
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Update: India successfully tests anti-satellite missile system


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
India destroyed one of its own satellites in space on 27 March using a locally developed anti-satellite (ASAT) missile: a move that makes India the fourth country in the world to have developed and demonstrated such a capability after the US, Russia, and China. The government’s Press
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India, US in advanced negotiations to conclude defence industrial pact


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
India is in advanced negotiations with the US to conclude an Industrial Security Annex (ISA) agreement that will allow the US government and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to share classified technological information and data with private Indian companies. Industry sources told
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Political risks intelligence bulletin – 28 March 2019


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
AMERICAS Argentina - 27 Mar 2019: According to INDEC, Argentina's statistics agency, the country's foreign debt increased by USD43.7 billion, or 10% of GDP, in 2018, with foreign debt now totalling USD277.9 billion. Brazil - 27 Mar 2019: Economy Minister Guedes suggested that he may quit the
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USAF reveals Skyborg ‘loyal wingman’ concept


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
The US Air Force (USAF) is developing an attritable unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that it plans to fly as early as 2023, the service disclosed on 27 March. Dubbed Skyborg, the ‘loyal wingman’ designed to help manned aircraft operate in defended airspace is the brainchild of the Air
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US signs port agreement with Oman


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
The US and Oman signed an agreement governing the US military’s access to the facilities and ports in Salalah and Duqm, the US embassy in Muscat announced on 24 March. The agreement was signed by the US Ambassador Marc Sievers and Mohammed al-Rasbi, the secretary general of the Omani Ministry
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Australia’s second AWD undergoes weapons trials


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Key Points Australia’s second Hobart-class destroyer has undergone a series of trials to verify the integrity of selected weapon systems Trials pave the way for further evaluations of its co-operative combat capabilities, in higher tempo settings The Royal Australian Navy’s
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US Air Force requests roughly USD5 billion in supplemental funding for base disaster recovery


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Key Points The US Air Force requested about USD5 billion in additional funding to help rebuild key bases Tyndall Air Force Base is a major aircraft hub while Offutt Air Force Base is home to US Strategic Command The US Air Force (USAF) on 23 March requested approximately USD5 billion in
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AUSA Global Force 2019: Companies developing APSs eye complementary systems


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
With defence industry eyeing ways to help the US Army better equip its combat vehicles with technologies to down incoming threats such as low-cost, anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), industry is beginning to reach out to other companies to discuss potentially pairing soft-kill active protection
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Netherlands begins Chinook upgrade


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
On 21 March, two Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) CH-47F Chinook transport helicopters were shipped from the Belgian North Sea port of Antwerp to the United States to be upgraded, the Dutch Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on its website on 22 March. The helicopters were dismantled at
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Georgia to place ever-greater emphasis on territorial defence


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Georgia is rapidly shifting its defence stance from an expeditionary orientation towards homeland defence, although it will continue to support the former, say Georgian officials. Protection against Russian military aggression is the reason. “In the past we trained our soldiers for external
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Russia deploys military personnel to Venezuela


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
A total of 99 Russian military personnel landed at the Simón Bolívar Airport near Caracas, Venezuela, on 23 March to support Russian equipment used by Venezuela. The state-owned Russian news outlet, Ria Novosti, reported that a diplomatic source on 24 March stated, “Russia has a
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NAVAIR orders MQ-8C Fire Scout weapons studies


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
The US Navy’s (USN’s) aviation support arm has embarked on a series of studies examining options for the possible weaponisation of its MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopters. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) will ask Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems to investigate the addition of
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India successfully tests anti-satellite missile system


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
India destroyed one of its own satellites in space on 27 March using a locally developed anti-satellite (ASAT) missile: a move that makes India the fourth country in the world to have developed and demonstrated such a capability after the US, Russia, and China. The government’s Press
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PGZ, Lockheed Martin sign offset agreements for PAC-3


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Lockheed Martin has signed offset agreements valued at PLN724.8 (USD190.8) million with Poland’s PGZ in support of the Polish acquisition of the PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) Patriot ground-based air-defence system under the country’s Wisla programme. The agreements cover
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Skydel Solutions acquired by Orolia


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
French positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) solutions provider Orolia announced on 27 March that it had acquired Canadian GPS signal simulation firm Skydel Solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Orolia said in a statement that the acquisition of Skydel Solutions will help the
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Milestones: The French Hélicoptère Interarmées Léger (HIL) programme


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Latest developments After the Airbus Helicopters H160 was selected by France as the “basis” for its Hélicoptère Interarmées Léger (HIL) programme in 2017, the first serial production H160 for launch customer Babcock completed its maiden flight on 14 December 2018.
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Russia to fly its first UAV with 3D-printed engine


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Russia’s first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a 3D-printed engine is expected to make its first flight this summer, Yevgeny Kablov, general director of the Russian Aviation Materials Institute (VIAM), told the RIA Novosti state news agency on 5 March. The engine is being developed as part
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China working on terahertz radar prototypes


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Several prototype terahertz radars have recently been built and tested by China’s research and development institutes, according to a report published by the state-owned Global Times newspaper on 18 March. The report described the radars as “anti-stealth radars”, highlighting that
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EU to shift more Galileo assets away from UK territory


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
With the prospects of Brexit looming large, the European Union (EU) is rounding out its procedures to ensure the security and smooth functioning of its Galileo global navigation satellite system for its military and other users by ring-fencing the system’s assets from the UK. The 25 March
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HAL produces 16th Tejas Mk 1 for IAF


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
India’s state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has announced that it met a production target by rolling out the 16th Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Mk 1 on order for the Indian Air Force (IAF) before the end of March. HAL said in a 25 March statement that “customer
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LIMA 2019: Japan, Malaysia deepen defence R&D ties


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Japan and Malaysia are negotiating a project to jointly undertake research and development (R&D) in technologies to support maritime surveillance and disaster relief, an official from the Japanese Ministry of Defense’s (MoD’s) Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA) has
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LIMA 2019: Pratt & Whitney, Airod sign engine support deal


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), a United Technologies company, and Malaysian aerospace firm Airod signed an agreement on 27 March to support the P&WC PT6A-25C engines that power the Royal Malaysian Air Force’s (RMAF’s) fleet of Pilatus PC-7 Mk II trainer aircraft. Under the
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LIMA 2019: Irkut closes in on Yak-130 opportunities in Southeast Asia


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Russian aerospace group Irkut has outlined additional export opportunities in Southeast Asia for its Yakovlev Yak-130 ‘Mitten’ advanced jet trainer/light-attack aircraft. Speaking at a media briefing at the LIMA 2019 exhibition in Langkawi on 27 March, Irkut officials confirmed that the
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LIMA 2019: PT Dirgantara, AMMROC to collaborate on MRO


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Indonesian aerospace company PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi-based AMMROC to collaborate on production and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) activity. A PTDI official told Jane’s that the agreement – signed at the LIMA 2019 exhibition in
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LIMA 2019: Vietnam looks to procure Boeing’s ScanEagle UAV


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Boeing is close to securing a sale of its Insitu ScanEagle long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to Vietnam, a company official has confirmed to Jane’s . The sale, if it proceeds, could be one of Vietnam’s most notable US military acquisitions since Washington lifted military
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Iraq unveils indigenous UAV


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Iraq’s State Company for Military Industries (SCMI) unveiled a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) during the IQDEX show held in Baghdad in March. “The UAV has [been] intensively used in the recent Iraqi security forces war against Daish,” Jalal Hussein, SCMI’s chief engineer,
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Australia to acquire second MQ-4C Triton UAV


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
The Australian government announced on 27 March that it will purchase the second of a planned fleet of at least six Northrop Grumman Triton MQ-4C unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Defence Minister Christopher Pyne said in a statement that this second
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Political risks intelligence bulletin – 27 March 2019


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
AMERICAS Brazil – 26 Mar 2019: Leaders of 13 parties announced that they would make changes to the government’s proposed pension reform and said they were against a reduction in the benefits to poor elders and the changes in the rules for rural workers’ retirement. El Salvador
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Violent risks intelligence bulletin – 27 March 2019


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
AMERICAS Argentina – 26 Mar 2019: Minister of Security Patricia Bullrich stated that legislation for a new criminal code would be the most important criminal reform since the early 1980s. Brazil – 26 Mar 2019: At the Estrada das Paineiras, Rio de Janeiro, armed men robbed five foreign
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Belgium approved for SkyGuardian


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Belgium’s planned procurement of the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ-9B SkyGuardian unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has taken a step forward after the US State Department announced on 26 March that it had approved the deal. Announced by the Defense Security Cooperation
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Between pen and sword: Examining the Taliban’s ongoing strategic calculus


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Key Points In 2018 the Taliban had a successful year, militarily, avoiding the internal political deadlock that hindered the group’s operations in 2017. As a result of this success, Taliban military commanders believe that military victory is imminent, but positive talks with the US have
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Australia flexes defence industry capabilities in naval tour of South, Southeast Asia


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Key Points Australia is showcasing products such as the Bushmaster and Hawkei military vehicles as part of a seven-country visit by its naval ships Showcase is being done as part of wider objectives to enhance Australia’s position as a defence equipment exporter A multiport Australian
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USN awards HII First Flight II LPD contract


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
The US Navy (USN) awarded the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding unit in Pascagoula, Mississippi, a USD1.5 billion fixed-price-incentive contract modification for the procurement of the detail design and construction of landing platform dock (LPD) 30, the first LPD 17 Flight II
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USCG highlights need for OPCs and polar security cutters


Tue, 03/26/2019 - 23:00 - [CET]
The US Coast Guard (USCG) fiscal year 2020 (FY 2020) budget proposal underscores the importance of the service’s offshore patrol cutter (OPC) and heavy polar security cutter (PSC) acquisition programmes. “Our planned program of record for 25 OPCs will be the backbone of the Coast
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AUSA Global Force 2019: US Army seeks to free up USD10 billion during next ‘night court’ round


Tue, 03/26/2019 - 23:00 - [CET]
As US Army leaders move forward with their next ‘night court’ round to determine which programmes will be cut or curtailed to fund modernisation priorities, the goal is to find USD10 billion in savings between fiscal year 2021 (FY 2021) and FY 2025. Speaking to reporters during the AUSA
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AUSA Global Force 2019: US Army to examine JLTV buy


Tue, 03/26/2019 - 23:00 - [CET]
As part of the US Army’s fiscal year 2021 (FY 2021) budget preparations, its leadership is re-examining its plans to buy 49,099 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs). When the army sent its FY 2020 budget request to Congress earlier in the month, the service detailed plans to spend USD800
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Raytheon uses software partnerships in response to US Air Force small business emphasis


Tue, 03/26/2019 - 23:00 - [CET]
Key Points Raytheon is partnering with software companies as the US Air Force emphasises small business contracting The service believes more business with small companies will reduce the time required to field new weapons programmes Raytheon is pursuing partnerships with software companies in
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SMART-L MM/N BMD radar installed on first LCF frigate


Tue, 03/26/2019 - 23:00 - [CET]
The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) air defence and command frigate (LCF) HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën has become the first ship of its class to receive the new SMART-L MM/N L-band long-range radar. Developed and manufactured by Thales Nederland, the SMART-L MM/N radar (previously known as SMART-L
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Indian Navy commissions facility to train against NBC contamination


Tue, 03/26/2019 - 15:00 - [CET]
The Indian Navy (IN) inaugurated its first facility designed to train personnel in detecting, monitoring, and cleansing nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) contamination on its platforms on 25 March. Built by Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), the NBC facility is called Abhedya
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US Air Force performs first F-35A rapid crew swap exercise


Tue, 03/26/2019 - 15:00 - [CET]
Key Points The US Air Force recently performed its first operational rapid crew swap exercise with thanks to a F-35A prognostic system The exercise was not previously possible in legacy fourth-generation aircraft due to engine inspection requirements US Air Force (USAF) maintainers and pilots
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AUSA Global 2019: US Army lays out USD1.5 billion LTAMDS plans, eyes initial operational capability in 2022


Tue, 03/26/2019 - 13:00 - [CET]
The US Army is seeking to spend nearly USD1.5 billion over the next five years to develop a new Patriot air and missile defence radar under its Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS) programme, with the aim of an initial operating capability (IOC) by the end of 2022. In its fiscal year
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Gap set to widen between armies’ technological needs and soldiers’ skill sets


Tue, 03/26/2019 - 09:00 - [CET]
Europe’s armies face a growing gap between the technological prowess they need and the skill sets their personnel will have in the future, according to soldier groups, EU officials, and technology specialists. Aside from recruiting talent in the more glamorous areas of big data, artificial
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Japan sets up three military camps on southwestern islands


Tue, 03/26/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) launched three camps on two of Japan’s remote southwestern islands on 26 March to bolster the country’s defence capabilities amid China’s growing assertiveness in the region. Two of the outposts are located on Amami Oshima Island
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Australian industry to benefit from RAF E-7 acquisition


Tue, 03/26/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
The Australian government has stated that the UK’s selection of the E-7A as its airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) replacement is expected to generate 100 jobs at Boeing Defence Australia in Brisbane and Newcastle. Furthermore, more than 200 Australian companies are involved in
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Turkey’s Anka-Aksungur UAV carries out first test flight


Tue, 03/26/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Turkish Aerospace tweeted on 21 March that it had carried out the first test flight of the twin-engined Anka-Aksungur reconnaissance, surveillance, and attack unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), formerly known as Anka 2, the day before. The UAV was powered by a PD170 turbo-diesel engine developed by
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Tata Power SED to supply radars for Indian Navy


Tue, 03/26/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a INR12 billion (USD174.3 million) deal with Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division (SED) on 22 March to supply 23 ship-borne 3D air-surveillance radars to the Indian Navy (IN) by 2029. The company said in a statement that the radars are to be
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Groundwork laid on new Turkish weapons plant


Tue, 03/26/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Turkish firm Aselsan and 24 local companies uniting under the Konya Defence Industry Inc brand have established a plant in the central Anatolian town of Konya. The new plant will locally produce weapons systems that Turkey currently imports, Aselsan said in a 22 March press release. Groundwork was
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Rheinmetall acquires IBD Deisenroth


Tue, 03/26/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Rheinmetall has acquired vehicle protection system manufacturer IBD Deisenroth Engineering for an undisclosed amount, the company announced on 26 March. The acquisition will bolster Rheinmetall’s force protection portfolio, the company noted, adding the active and passive vehicle protection
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US Army selects Northrop Grumman for R4 contract for cyber and electronic warfare capabilities


Tue, 03/26/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
The US army has selected Northrop Grumman to compete for individual task orders under the USD982 million R4 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract for cyber and electronic warfare (EW) capabilities. The army will use the R4 ID/IQ contract to support its cyber electromagnetic
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Update: Afghan helo crashes, claimed shot down by Taliban


Tue, 03/26/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
An Afghan Air Force (AAF) light attack and scout helicopter crashed in the central Wardak district of the country on 7 February. Images posted online showed the MD Helicopter Inc MD 530F Cayuse Warrior (named ‘Jengi’ in AAF service) as being heavily damaged but essentially in one piece
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France proceeds with Reaper weaponisation


Tue, 03/26/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
France has begun arming its General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with a weapon integration contract awarded on 22 March. The contract for the France MQ-9 Block 1 Weapons Integration Effort was awarded to GA-ASI by the US Department of Defense
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Triton Bidco reach agreement on acquisition


Tue, 03/26/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Inmarsat has confirmed that it has reached an agreement with a newly formed joint venture (JV) that has proposed the acquisition of the satellite communications manufacturer for USD3.4 billion in cash. The offer from the Triton Bidco JV is formed of funds from Apax Partners, Canada Pension Plan
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Northern exposure


Tue, 03/26/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
From its bases on the Kola Peninsula, the Northern Fleet is at the heart of Russian naval strategy and operations. Tim Ripley reports From the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989 up to March 2014, Russia’s Northern Fleet was considered by many Western politicians and senior military
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AUSA Global 2019: Raytheon says its LTAMDS solution is designed to work with PAC-3 and PAC-2 interceptors


Tue, 03/26/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Raytheon says its Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS) solution will provide the US Army with a major advantage, as it is designed to operate with both Patriot Advanced Capability-2 (PAC-2) and PAC-3 interceptors. The company will announce during this year’s Association of the
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LIMA 2019: Malaysia downsizes Littoral Mission Ship ambitions


Tue, 03/26/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Malaysia’s Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) and the China Shipbuilding & Offshore International Co (CSOC) are discussing the terms of a new partnership following the Malaysian government’s decision earlier this year to “minimise costs” in the programme to procure four
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LIMA 2019: AVIC partners Malaysia on Y-12 production


Tue, 03/26/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
A joint venture (JV) between Malaysian company UA Aerospace and the investment arm of the government of Kedah, Menteri Besar Kedah Incorporated (MBI Kedah), has secured a partnership with China’s biggest defence enterprise, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), it has been
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LIMA 2019: Malaysia’s Defence White Paper takes shape


Tue, 03/26/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Malaysia is on track to release its first Defence White Paper (DWP) within the next year, with the policy designed to provide guidance for a range of domestic issues – including defence industrial development, research and development, and military spending – over the coming decades.
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