Military

Spanish defence industry reports increasing sales

The combined turnover of Spain’s defence and aerospace industry surpassed the EUR10 billion (USD5.6 billion) mark for the first time in 2016, according to figures released by the industry association TEDAE on 16 June. …





Maiden Flight for Gripen E

Defense and security company Saab today completed a successful first flight of the next-generation smart fighter, Gripen E. The flight launched from Saab’s airfield in Linköping, Sweden and lasted 40 minutes, flown by Marcus Wandt,…



Thailand confirms order of VN-1 APCs from China

The Thai government has confirmed that it will spend THB2.3 billion (USD68 million) on procuring an initial batch of 34 8×8 VN-1 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) from China. The vehicles – produced by China North…




Qatar agrees purchase of F-15QA fighters from US

Qatar has signed an agreement with the United States for the procurement of Boeing F-15 Eagle combat aircraft, the country’s government announced on 14 June. The USD12 billion deal was signed during a visit…