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US warship sails through Taiwan Strait

A US warship has sailed through the Taiwan Strait, mainland and Taipei officials said Friday, the first such passage since the island resoundingly re-elected its independence-leaning president. The… This is summary only, please visit DefenceTalk.com…


WBB acquires Decisive Analytics

Decisive Analytics Corporation (DAC), which performs engineering and analysis for the US Department of Defense and US Intelligence Community, has been acquired by Whitney, Bradley & Brown (WBB). DAC’s expertise in such areas as…


Spain takes delivery of last Tiger helicopter

Spain has taken delivery of the last of 24 Tiger helicopters, an HAD-E (Helicóptero de Apoyo y Destrucción) attack version. Known as the Tigre in Spain, it was handed over at Airbus Helicopters’ Albacete…


Turkey tests air-to-air missiles

Turkey’s Gokdogan (Peregrine) beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile has been test-fired for the first time, the Defence Industries Research and Development Institute (SAGE) of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK) tweeted with a video…



Israel stands-up second F-35 unit

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) formally stood up a second unit to field the Lockheed Martin F-35I Adir combat aircraft, the service announced on 16 January. 116 Squadron ‘Defenders of the South’ will join…



JFD acquires Ansti Test Systems

Ansti Test Systems, a British company that makes test facilities for underwater breathing equipment, has been acquired by JFD, part of UK-based industrial conglomerate James Fisher and Sons. Ansti, whose products measure the performance…