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First Airbus A400M airlifter for Malaysia rolled out of paintshop

First Airbus A400M airlifter for Malaysia rolled out of paintshop

  The first Airbus A400M new generation airlifter for the Royal Malaysian Air Force has now been painted in its new colours at the Airbus Defence and Space facility in Seville, Spain. In the more
Lockheed Martin leaders visit Tata-Lockheed Martin aero-structures facility

Lockheed Martin leaders visit Tata-Lockheed Martin aero-structures facility

A team of senior Lockheed Martin executives led by Patrick Dewar, Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin International, visited the Tata-Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Limited (TLMAL) facility more
The SAF marks 50 years of formation

The SAF marks 50 years of formation

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF)  unveiled plans to mark 50 years of its formation through a series of commemorative and celebratory activities lined up for 2015. These SAF50 activities pay trib more
Russian Defence Minister visits BrahMos Aerospace

Russian Defence Minister visits BrahMos Aerospace

General Sergei Shoigu,  Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation & General of the Army leading a high level defence delegation visited BrahMos Aerospace Headquarters on the 21st of Janu more
LIMA’15: Delivering ASEAN markets

LIMA’15: Delivering ASEAN markets

  The 13th Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA’15) from 17 to 21 March 2015 is shaping up to be the best ever edition and will mark the quarter century turn for more
India,Russsia to strengthen cooperation through joint military projects

India,Russsia to strengthen cooperation through joint military projects

India and Russia re-affirmed  their commitment to the long standing friendship and cooperation in the area of Defence Cooperation. This was reiterated during the meeting of the visiting Russian more
Singapore and New Zealand strengthening defence ties through joint exercise

Singapore and New Zealand strengthening defence ties through joint exercise

Minister of State for Defence Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman visited Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) troops  at an artillery live-firing exercise, code named Thunder Warrior, at the Waiouru Training A more
Elbit Systems to supply Helicopter DIRCM Systems to an Asian Army

Elbit Systems to supply Helicopter DIRCM Systems to an Asian Army

Elbit Systems was awarded a contract from an Asian Army (“Customer”) to provide the mini MUSIC IR MWS based DIRCM systems for the Customer’s Blackhawk helicopters. The contract will be perf more
Airbus Group plans major presence at Aero India 2015

Airbus Group plans major presence at Aero India 2015

  Airbus Group will present a wide range of cutting-edge products and technologies at the 10th edition of Aero India from 18 – 22 February 2015 at the Air Force Station Yelahanka, Beng more
SAF commissions its first batch of officers in 2015

SAF commissions its first batch of officers in 2015

  President Tony Tan Keng Yam reviewed a commissioning parade at the SAFTI Military Institute this evening, where a total of 499 cadets were commissioned as officers of the Singapore Armed F more
Safran consolidates presence in Asia Pacific

Safran consolidates presence in Asia Pacific

  Jean-Paul Herteman, Chairman and CEO of Safran inaugurated the new Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran) plant in Sendayan, Malaysia. To support its strong business growth in the Asia-Pacific reg more
Thailand reaffirms close defence ties with Singapore

Thailand reaffirms close defence ties with Singapore

  The Chief of Defence Forces of the Royal Thai Armed Forces General (GEN) Worapong Sanganetra called on Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen  at the Ministry of Defence. GEN Worapong, who more
Singapore confers prestigious military award to Indonesian Air Force Chief

Singapore confers prestigious military award to Indonesian Air Force Chief

  The Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU), Air Chief Marshal (ACM) Ida Bagus Putu Dunia, was conferred Singapore’s prestigious military award, the Pingat Jasa Gemilang more
The SAF continues to support underwater search operations for QZ8501

The SAF continues to support underwater search operations for QZ8501

The Singapore Armed Forces continues to be committed to the Indonesian-led multinational search operations. To augment the underwater search, the 6-man Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) team wa more
Singapore Armed Forces assets deployed in response to missing AirAsia plane

Singapore Armed Forces assets deployed in response to missing AirAsia plane

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has deployed assets to assist in the search and locate (SAL) operation for the missing Singapore-bound AirAsia plane (QZ8501). The SAF is working closely with the more
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Curtiss-Wright awarded contract for amphibious assault vehicle

Curtiss-Wright awarded contract for amphibious assault vehicle

Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that its Defense Solutions division has received a contract from Strategic Communications LLC to supply its rugged network router and switch subsystems to sup more
Damen declared ‘Best Overall Builder of the Year’ by Work Boat World magazine

Damen declared ‘Best Overall Builder of the Year’ by Work Boat World magazine

The Australian-based Work Boat World magazine has for the second year running designated Damen Shipyards Group the best overall builder of the Year. In its review of the work boat industry during more
IAI establishes an organization to oversee all its civil aviation activities

IAI establishes an organization to oversee all its civil aviation activities

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is establishing a Civil Aviation organization that will coordinate and oversee all relevant activities within the company. The new group includes IAI’s Bed more
Third Lockheed Martin-built MUOS secure communications satellite launched successfully

Third Lockheed Martin-built MUOS secure communications satellite launched successfully

  The third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] for the U.S. Navy is now responding to commands after being launched here today. An initializat more
Exelis completes sea acceptance testing of command and control technology for Norway

Exelis completes sea acceptance testing of command and control technology for Norway

Exelis recently completed a successful sea acceptance test of the company’s latest Command Management Information System (CMIS), installed on board the Norwegian Coast Guard vessel KV Senja. Th more
Airbus to build Tetra radio system for Lebanese security forces

Airbus to build Tetra radio system for Lebanese security forces

Airbus Defence and Space has been awarded a contract by the Ministry of Interior of Lebanon for a Terrestrial Trunked Radio (Tetra) communication system for the country’s General Directorate of more
EID’s ICCS6 to equip Belgian, Dutch and Portuguese frigates

EID’s ICCS6 to equip Belgian, Dutch and Portuguese frigates

  The navies of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Portugal will upgrade some of their surface ships with the latest version (the sixth) of the Integrated Communications Control System produced b more
BAE Systems unveiled first military grade12-micron thermal weapon sight

BAE Systems unveiled first military grade12-micron thermal weapon sight

  BAE Systems unveiled its first-to-market 12-micron thermal imaging technology that significantly improves the effectiveness of thermal weapon sights. The company’s Universal Thermal Clip more
Rostec to provide defense against cyber threats

Rostec to provide defense against cyber threats

Rostec Corporation is creating within its subsidiary RT-Inform a special unit to monitor and respond to cyber threats. “RT-Inform is a subsidiary within the organizational infrastructure of Ro more
MBDA’s Aster 30 successfully test fired at DGA missile test centre

MBDA’s Aster 30 successfully test fired at DGA missile test centre

The missile test division of the DGA (French Defence Procurement Agency) carried out a complex test firing of the Aster 30 air defence missile on behalf of the French Navy at its Levant test cent more
Saab and Damen team for Walrus future submarine replacement programme

Saab and Damen team for Walrus future submarine replacement programme

Saab is teaming with Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Group to explore future opportunities in the international submarine market. The companies have signed an exclusive teaming agreement to wor more
Eurofighter Typhoon secure airspace during the World Economic Forum 2015

Eurofighter Typhoon secure airspace during the World Economic Forum 2015

  Eurofighter Typhoons of the Austrian Armed Forces will be securing the airspace during this week’s World Economic Forum 2015 in Davos. The organizers expect over 40 heads of state and go more
Boeing receives orders for 336 more military rescue radios, system upgrades from US Air Force

Boeing receives orders for 336 more military rescue radios, system upgrades from US Air Force

Boeing  will deliver an additional 336 Combat Survivor Evader Locator (CSEL) radios, and upgrade the system’s global base station network, through new orders from the U.S. Air Force with a com more
F-35 continues on path toward full weapons certification

F-35 continues on path toward full weapons certification

All three variants of the F-35 Lightning II continue on a path toward full weapons certification by successfully completing numerous milestones during the previous four months. Highlights include more
Damen builds first indigenously patrol vessels in Africa

Damen builds first indigenously patrol vessels in Africa

Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) has completed the construction of two FCS 5009 Patrol vessels, the first of their type to be built in South Africa. “This continues our policy of building in more
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