Defense

Unmanned Refueling Aircraft Passes First Test Flight

PATUXENT RIVER, Maryland: The Navy and Boeing successfully completed the first test flight of the MQ-25, the first operational carrier-based unmanned refueling aircraft, Sept. 19 from MidAmerica… This is summary only, please visit DefenceTalk.com for…



German MoD, Munich prosecutor both probing Airbus

The German Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the public prosecutor’s office in Munich are both investigating whether Airbus employees improperly obtained internal customer documents from two future German procurement projects, the two agencies said on…



German Arms Export Freeze on Saudi Arabia Extended

Germany has extended its arms export moratorium on Saudi Arabia by 6 months. If parliament agrees, cabinet also plans to extend a Bundeswehr training mission in Iraq and reconnaissance flights… This is summary only, please…


L3Harris seeing benefits of recent merger

L3Harris, which was formed less than three months ago with the merger of L3 Technologies and Harris Corp, is starting to realise substantial, tangible benefits from that combination, according to a company official. For example,…



Wrecked minesweeper skipper relieved from duty

The Spanish Navy has relieved from command the captain of a minesweeper that was badly damaged after running onto rocks during the search for a missing air force trainer aircraft in August. Segura-class minehunter SPS…


Ports struggle to close door to drug crime

Key Points Law enforcement agencies rely on risk assessment and intelligence-led policing in attempts to prevent drug trafficking through ports, with the corruption of port workers being perceived as a key obstacle. A slow but…


Portugal presents weapons purchased from FN Herstal

The Portuguese Army has formally unveiled small arms that it purchased from FN Herstal through the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) for EUR42.8 million (USD47.3 million). The army officially presented and demonstrated the…