Military


Ukraine’s Motor Sich raided

The offices of Ukrainian aerospace propulsion company Motor Sich were raided by Ukrainian government agencies conducting a series of investigations into alleged activities. On 24 July the company’s offices were raided by Ukrainian law…



Indonesia commissions first new submarine in 36 years

Key Points The Indonesian Navy has commissioned its first new submarine since 1981 Vessel marks an important milestone in Indonesia’s plan to operate a fleet of 12 submarines by 2024 The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional…



Thailand to upgrade F-5 fighter aircraft

The Thai government has cleared a project to upgrade the Royal Thai Air Force’s (RTAF’s) ageing Northrop F-5E Tiger II fighter aircraft, it has been confirmed to Jane’s . The programme has been allocated THB3.2…


Reliance sales surge but losses widen

India’s Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) tripled its revenues but suffered widened losses in the second quarter of 2017, the company announced on 1 August. RDEL, formerly known as Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering,…


Quickstep restructures to boost profitability

Australian composite specialist Quickstep Holdings is undergoing a restructure to accelerate profitability and growth, the firm announced on 1 August. The programme includes revised organisational structures and leadership roles, productivity and efficiency improvements, rationalised…