Defense


Austal posts strong profit gains

<p>Australian naval shipbuilder Austal has posted a decline in revenues but gains in earnings and profits during the first half of fiscal year 2021-22, the company announced on 26 February.</p> <p>Austal said its revenues in…


Israel Selects CH-53K to Replace its 50 Year Old Stallions

Israel selects Lockheed Martin Sikorsky CH-53K Yasour helicopters as the IDF’s new heavy-lift aircraft, as part of the IDF’s “Tnufa” (Momentum), multi-year plan. These will replace the “Yassur” helicopters employed by the IAF since the…


Russia confirms Orion UAV strikes in Syria

<p>The Russian Armed Forces have conducted operations with the Orion medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), including strike missions, in Syria, Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) officials told the Rossiya (Russia) 1 TV channel on…


South Korean military-validation scheme wins first export

<p>South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has announced that an initiative to boost small-company exports introduced in 2020 has registered its first success.</p> <p>DAPA said on 25 February that small local firm Seju Engineering…



Indian MoD approves procurement proposals worth USD2.38 billion

<p>India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has approved new and lapsed procurement proposals for “indigenously designed, developed, and manufactured (IDDM)” military equipment worth INR172.5 billion (USD2.38 billion) for the country’s three military services. </p> <p>Official sources…


Update: US Air Force issues contracts for M-Code GPS capabilities

<p>The US Air Force (USAF) has selected three companies to develop military code (M-Code) Global Positioning System (GPS) technologies for the Pentagon.</p> <p>The service issued cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-award-fee contracts collectively worth USD553 million to BAE Systems,…



Lockheed Martin set to commence JASSM AGM-158B-2 LRIP

<p>The US Air Force Life Cycle Management Centre (AFLCMC) has awarded Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control a USD428.4 million contract for Lot 19 production of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile – Extended Range (JASSM-ER)…