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  • Image emerges showing possible design of China’s third aircraft carrier
    Computer-generated imagery has emerged showing what could be the design for China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN’s) third aircraft carrier, which is believed to under construction at the Jiangnan Changxingdao shipyard in Shanghai.…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 18, 6:30am -
  • Kuwait to get Super Hornet simulators
    Kuwait is set to receive two tactical operational flight trainers (TOFTs) for the Boeing F/A-18E/F Block III Super Hornet multirole fighters that it has ordered, according to a notice released on the US Federal Business Opportunities website on 18 Ju…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 18, 6:30am -
  • Bangladesh Air Force signs for additional K-8W trainer aircraft
    Dhaka signed an intergovernmental agreement with Beijing on 20 June for the procurement of an undisclosed number of additional Hongdu Aircraft Industries Corporation (HAIC) K-8W Karakoram basic jet trainers for the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF). The…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 18, 6:30am -
  • Multi-dimensional and urban warfare training highlighted as future British Army requirement
    The strategic, organisational and technological dimensions of multi-dimensional operations were among the topics covered during the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Land Warfare Conference held in London on 19-20 June. UK Minister of State for…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 18, 5:30am -
  • US delivers first F-35 to Turkey as congressional opposition to further deliveries grows
    Key Points The United States delivered its first F-35A to Turkey US lawmakers ramp up opposition to more F-35s to Turkey over its purchase of the S-400 As Lockheed Martin held a ceremony on 21 June to commemorate the first F-35A Lighting II Joint…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 18, 5:30am -
  • Russian Caspian corvettes enter Mediterranean
    Russia’s Caspian Flotilla has deployed two long-range missile corvettes to the Mediterranean, its Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed on 17 June. The Buyan-M (Project 21631) corvettes Veliki Ustyug and Grad Sviyazhsk were photographed by ship-wat…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 18, 5:30am -
  • ADF to trial ‘F90-SMASH’ assault rifle
    The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is set to begin trialling the ‘F90-SMASH’ assault rifle later this year, according to a 21 June joint statement by Israel’s Smart Shooter and Thales Australia. The weapon, which integrates one of Smart Shoo…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 18, 5:30am -
  • Police charge man with terrorism offences for suspected murder in County Tyrone in Northern Ireland
    AN UNNAMED 34-year-old man - who was arrested in the Coalisland area of County Tyrone in Northern Ireland on 19 June - was charged by police in alleged connection to the murder of police officer Ronan Kerr in Omagh in County Tyrone on 2 April 2011, t…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 18, 5:30am -
  • Barrier grief: US steel and aluminium tariffs threaten long-term shipbuilding plans and alliances
    By removing tariff exemptions for steel and aluminium imports for its allies, the US is forcing a review of its long-term shipbuilding plans, as well as security relationships between the US and longtime allies. Michael Fabey reports With his execut…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 18, 5:30am -
  • Travis seeks VTOL UAV for base support and security mission
    The US Air Force (USAF) is seeking a small- to medium-sized vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to undertake support and security details at Travis Air Force Base (AFB) in California. A request for information (RFI) p…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 18, 5:30am -
  • Chemring reflects on ‘good progress’
    Countermeasures and energetic materials specialist Chemring has looked back on “good progress on all fronts” during the first half of its financial year. The UK group reported a 5% increase in operating earnings to GBP18.1 million (USD23.8 mill…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 18, 5:30am -
  • Israel takes new torpedo into service
    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced on 19 June that is has acquired a new type of torpedo that it calls the Kaved (heavy) for its submarines. “The torpedo systems possess advanced capabilities and characteristics, including increased precis…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 18, 5:30am -
  • Continued economic intervention, regulatory intrusion likely following appointments of Venezuelan vice-president and head of constitutional assembly
    Event The National Constituent Assembly (ANC) appointed Diosdado Cabello as its new head on 19 June. Cabello, the deputy head of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela: PSUV) and a hardliner, was app…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 18, 5:30am -
  • FFG readies Wiesel 1 AWC upgrades
    Flensburger Fahzeugbau Gesellschaft (FFG) is expecting to complete three prototypes of the upgraded Wiesel 1 Armoured Weapon Carrier (AWC) in October 2018. The vehicle will be fitted with the CAMAC passive armour package developed by Morgan Advance…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 18, 5:30am -
  • Philippines moves ahead with ‘second horizon’ modernisation
    Key Points President approves USD5.6 billion modernisation programme Requirements include accelerated submarine procurement Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has given approval to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to progress plans…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 18, 5:30am -
  • First Leopard 2PL to be delivered to Poland
    Rheinmetall Defence has confirmed that the first prototype of the Leopard 2PL tank is to be transported to Poland. “The first Leopard 2PL has passed all Rheinmetall’s factory tests in Germany. Now it will be transported to Poland’s Military I…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 18, 5:30am -
  • Political dispute threatens Mongolian intelligence neutrality
    Key Points The replacement of the head of the Mongolian General Intelligence Agency (GIA) in November 2017 underlined the risk that the agency’s political neutrality could be compromised. The GIA is increasingly at risk of being drawn into politi…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 18, 5:30am -
  • Hensoldt launches new TRML-4D radar
    Germany’s Hensoldt has launched a new land-based version of its TRS-4D Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar. The radar, designated the TRML-4D, uses a gallium nitride (GaN) solid-state transmitter and software-defined AESA system opera…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 18, 5:30am -
  • Taiwan urged to overhaul IP rules to support US defence trade ties
    Key Points Protection of IP and trade secrets regarded as challenges to deepening US-Taiwan defence trade and industry co-operation President of the US Taiwan Business Council calls for an “entire new architecture” to support defence trade be…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 18, 5:30am -
  • Iranian replenishment ship back in action
    The Islamic Republic of Iran Navy’s (IRIN’s) largest ship is operational again after being overhauled, the Fars News Agency reported on 20 June. It said Kharg (431), a replenishment ship that the Iranian press sometimes refers to as a helicopt…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 18, 5:30am -
  • Unidentified gunmen kill electoral delegate in Somalia's Mogadishu
    AN ELECTORAL delegate involved in the election of members of the Somali parliament - identified as Maalim Dahir Ali Tifow - was killed by unidentified gunmen armed with pistols in the Wadajir district of Somalia's capital Mogadishu on 5 June, Dhacdo…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 18, 5:30am -
  • Kiir-Machar meeting likely to reduce fighting, halt offensives, and trigger production resumption in South Sudan’s Unity Oilfields
    Event South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir met on 20 June in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa for the first time in nearly two years with former South Sudanese vice-president and leader of the armed opposition Sudan People’s Liberation Movement i…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 18, 5:30am -
  • Bell uses design-for-manufacturing approach to reduce V-280 costs
    Key Points Bell used a design-for-manufacturing approach to its V-280 straight wing and rotor blade design The company said this helped reduce costs by roughly 50% in both areas Bell used a design-for-manufacturing approach with its V-280 Valor…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 18, 4:30am -
  • Brazil receives nine proposals for new corvette
    The Directorate for Projects Management of the Brazilian Navy received nine commercial bids to build four Tamandaré-class multi-purpose corvettes for the Brazilian Navy on 18 June. A shortlist will be revealed on 27 July and best bid will be relea…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 18, 4:30am -
  • Canada’s JSS project costs jump
    Canada’s Joint Support Ship (JSS) project has increased by about 43% to earlier estimates, the Department of National Defence (DND) has confirmed to Jane’s . The Canadian Government’s latest JSS estimate is now about CAD3.4 billion (USD2.5 bi…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 18, 4:30am -

Russia Beyond The Headlines

  • RIR’s Top 5 cultural stories
    Did Indian aristocrats live in the Russian Empire?By Ilya SpectorIndian princes and people pretending to be Indian princes visited Russia several times during the 19th century. The last Maharaja of Punjab lived in Moscow for two years. How…
    - 10 May 17, 3:49pm -
  • RIR’s Top 5 science and technology stories
    Top Russian inventions that changed the worldBy Viktor KuzminRussian inventors have contributed generously to the development of global scientific thought. Many of their inventions have literally transformed the world, enabling us to enjoy such…
    - 28 Apr 17, 3:27pm -
  • RIR’s Top 5 economic stories
    Russia ready to “Make in India”by Natalia ShvabauerIn 2016, India was the partner country of INNOPROM, an international exhibition of industry and innovations, held in Russian city of Yekaterinburg. Russia and India need to restart EAE…
    - 27 Apr 17, 12:59pm -
  • RIR’s Top 5 defence stories
    1971 War: How Russia sank Nixon’s gunboat diplomacy by Rakesh SimhaMore than 45 years ago, India won a famous victory over Pakistan due to its brilliant soldiers, an unwavering political leadership, and strong diplomatic support from Moscow.…
    - 25 Apr 17, 5:52pm -
  • A new Russia for the new Indian
    Almost a decade and a half ago, when I applied for my first Russian visa from the consulate in Mumbai, I noticed the handful of people in the queue did not look like the kind of people I would invite for a cup of coffee (to put it mildly). They were…
    - 22 Apr 17, 2:40am -
  • Russia, India see eye-to-eye on terrorism - experts
    Moscow and New Delhi share a similar approach to addressing international terrorism and regularly hold consultations on the issue, yet this cooperation does not get accurately conveyed by the mass media, experts said at a video conference organised b…
    - 21 Apr 17, 1:58pm -
  • India, Russia to hold tri-service military drills
    India and Russia are planning to hold large-scale military exercises involving their armies, navies and air forces, TASS reported on April 19.“The Indra bilateral drills will for the first time be held with the participation of servicemen and mi…
    - 20 Apr 17, 2:56pm -
  • IAF uses Russian-made helicopters to douse Mount Abu fire
    The Indian Air Force (IAF) used Russia-made Mi-17V5 helicopters to douse a major fire in the tourist town of Mount Abu, DNA reported on its website.Two helicopters conducted 73 sorties and ferried water from Nakki lake to spray over the fire ravag…
    - 20 Apr 17, 2:03pm -
  • Sister cities: Moscow and Delhi agree to push for more economic engagement
    Senior officials from Moscow and Delhi have agreed to work towards broadening the economic engagement between the two sister cities. The sides discussed the inter-city cooperation at a session of the Business Council for Cooperation with India that…
    - 19 Apr 17, 5:51pm -
  • Indians to get visa-free access to the Russian Far East
    Indian citizens will soon be able to visit certain cities in the Russian Far East without a visa. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, on April 18, approved the list of 18 countries, including India, whose citizens would not need to undergo the us…
    - 19 Apr 17, 3:20pm -
  • Bangladesh explores economic tie-up with Leningrad Region
    Bangladesh, which celebrates the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Russia this year, is exploring a wider economic tie-up with the Leningrad Region.The sides discussed a series of measures when Bangladeshi Foreign M…
    - 18 Apr 17, 3:48pm -
  • How Ukraine’s new Antonov aircraft may create problems for Russia and India
    Ukraine may be coming apart at the seams but the country marked a geopolitical milestone when the Antonov AN-132D, the first Ukrainian plane built without Russian components, took to the air on March 31.An evolution of the hardy AN-32 turboprop, th…
    - 18 Apr 17, 2:09pm -
  • Sberbank looks to finance direct import of Russian gold to India
    Sberbank is looking to finance the direct import of gold to India, Aleksei Kechko, Managing Director of the Russian’s bank’s Indian subsidiary Sberin, told the Free Press Journal in an interview on April 13.“We think we could easily import g…
    - 17 Apr 17, 7:42pm -
  • RIR-ICWA joint roundtable on Russia-India security cooperation
    On Wednesday, April 19, the Russia & India Report and the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) will hold a panel discussion on Indo-Russian cooperation in the fight against global terrorism and ensuring stability in Afghanistan, Central Asia and…
    - 17 Apr 17, 4:36pm -
  • Why Indian students choose Russian medical schools
    According to a study done by the Higher School of Economics, in the beginning of 2016 there were 237,000 foreign students in Russian colleges, making up five per cent of the student body. Medicine is one of the areas that enjoys a high demand among I…
    - 17 Apr 17, 2:55pm -
  • Indian reflections on Russian Orthodox Easter
    Christians around the world, and across denominations, celebrate Easter on the same day this year, April 16. As a sworn agnostic, I see the cultural beauty in all religious festivals and love the fact that many time-honoured traditions are followed…
    - 16 Apr 17, 2:40am -
  • Russia and India: 70 years of friendship is just the beginning
    On April 13, 2017, Russia and India celebrated 70 years of diplomatic relations. Everyone knows that these relations have always been, even in the most complicated times, characterized by the spirit of pure friendship. But this anniversary is not onl…
    - 14 Apr 17, 6:45pm -
  • Russians treat Indians like their brothers and sisters – top academician
    Russia’s ties with India are characterised by strong people-to-people relations, and Russians treat Indians like their own “brothers and sisters,” a leading Russian academician said at a roundtable hosted by the Russian State University for the…
    - 14 Apr 17, 3:36pm -
  • Did Indian aristocrats live in the Russian Empire?
    At the end of the 19th century there were persistent rumours in India that legendary Maratha aristocrat and fighter Nana Sahib was still alive. The worst enemy of the British Raj in India disappeared after the fall of Kanpur. All the other leaders of…
    - 14 Apr 17, 3:07pm -
  • Putin, Modi exchange greetings on 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on April 13, exchanged greetings on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.In a letter to Indian Presiden…
    - 13 Apr 17, 6:01pm -
  • Gazprom to help ensure Indian energy security from 2018
    Russian gas giant Gazprom will begin supplying 2.5 million metric tonnes (mt) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) annually to India from 2018, Yuri Sentyurin, Russia’s Deputy Minister of Energy, told RIA Novosti on April 12.Gazprom's subsidiary Gazpro…
    - 13 Apr 17, 5:12pm -
  • What are the obstacles that hamper Indo-Russian ties?
    2017 is special for both India and Russia as the countries mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties. Moscow and New Delhi established diplomatic relations on April 13, 1947, four months before India gained independence from t…
    - 13 Apr 17, 2:12pm -
  • China snubs Russian request for RIC Defence Ministers meeting
    China has rejected a Russian request to hold a trilateral meeting at the level of defence ministers with India in Moscow, sources close to the Indian and Russian government told RIR on April 12.The proposed meeting would have been held on April 25…
    - 12 Apr 17, 3:29pm -
  • 25 years of daredevil aerobatics: Berkuts mark silver anniversary
    - 11 Apr 17, 5:28pm -
  • Russia-India intellectual property agreement on the cards - Rospatent head
    Russia and India will sign an intellectual property rights protection agreement later in the year, Grigory Ivliev, head of the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent), told RIR in an interview in New Delhi on April 7.“Russia…
    - 11 Apr 17, 4:02pm -
  • Tu-142M aircraft to be converted into a museum in Vishakapatnam
    A decommissioned Indian Navy anti-submarine aircraft Tu-142M will be turned into a museum, the Deccan Herald reported on April 9.The Indian Navy has been using 8 Tu-142M anti-submarine aircraft since 1988. Now the planes will be replaced by America…
    - 11 Apr 17, 2:19pm -
  • Surgical striker: How the BrahMos is becoming India’s war winner
    There’s a reason why rocket scientist Sivathanu Pillai likes to describe the BrahMos cruise missile as the “Brahmastra for the Indian armed forces.” Although the supersonic BrahMos is not quite in the same league as the weapon of Lord Brahma, i…
    - 10 Apr 17, 3:46pm -
  • Roscosmos, ISRO to jointly collect satellite data
    Russia's Roscosmos state corporation and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have agreed to jointly collect data using the Glonass system and India’a regional satellite system, Sputnik News reported on its website.Sergey Savelyev, deput…
    - 10 Apr 17, 3:21pm -
  • Famous Indian sand artist to take part in Moscow championship
    India’s most famous sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik will take part in the 10th Moscow Sand Art Championship, the IANS news agency reported on April 9.The artist from Odisha, who won the gold medal in Moscow in 2016 for his sand sculpture of Mahatma…
    - 10 Apr 17, 2:24pm -
  • From Leh to St. Petersburg: How Pashmina shawls reached 19th century Russia
    Ever since Afanasy Nikitin documented his 15th century voyage to India, Russian Tsars wanted to establish direct trade links with India. Products from India managed to reach Russia via Astrakhan, where an Indian community sprang up, and through the o…
    - 8 Apr 17, 2:45am -
  • Lucknow children’s film festival screens Russian cartoons
    Several Russian animation movies are being screened at the International Children’s Film Festival in Lucknow.The Russian films at the festival (which is being held until April 13) include Marapatsutsa (2016), The Suitcase (2016), Giraffe (2016) a…
    - 7 Apr 17, 6:43pm -
  • Nuclear power flagship of ties with India - Russian Deputy Minister
    Cooperation in the field of nuclear power is driving Indo-Russian economic ties, Russian Deputy Minister for Economic Development Oleg Fomichev said on April 7.“Successful collaboration in the atomic power sector is the flagship of the Indo-Russi…
    - 7 Apr 17, 6:25pm -
  • Victory Day Parade rehearsals conducted near Moscow
    - 7 Apr 17, 5:49pm -
  • Alrosa looks to expand India presence
    Russia’s largest diamond producer Alrosa is pondering over opening a representative office in Mumbai, its Chief Executive Sergey Ivanov told TASS on April 7.The decision will be made within a few months, Ivanov said.Media reports in March 2017…
    - 7 Apr 17, 3:11pm -
  • Boris Lisanevich: The Russian who “opened” Nepal for tourism
    Nepal, with its stunning nature and antique Hindu and Buddhist traditions, is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia. However, until the beginning of 1950s Nepal was a “Terra Incognita” for foreigners, with the exception of Indi…
    - 6 Apr 17, 4:15pm -
  • Indian passengers help Russian family robbed in a train
    Indian passengers on a train from Maharashtra to Haryana came to the aid of a Russian family that was robbed at night, Hindustan Times reports.According to the report, Alexander Mareshev and his family boarded a train for Ambala from Manmad in Maha…
    - 6 Apr 17, 3:38pm -
  • India to finance Bangladeshi purchase of Russian arms and spares
    In a sign of growing cooperation between New Delhi, Dhaka and Moscow, India will finance Bangladesh’s purchase of Russian weapons and spare parts, sources close to the situation told RIR on April 6.India will extend a line of credit of $500 milli…
    - 6 Apr 17, 1:53pm -
  • Kudankulam first unit comes under total Indian management
    The first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project  (KNPP) is now completely under the management of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL), Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation said on April 6.In a press note, Rosatom sa…
    - 6 Apr 17, 1:33pm -
  • Russia approves joint venture with India for helicopter production - report
    The Russian government has given a formal approval for a joint venture between Russian Helicopters and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) to manufacture 200 Kamov-226T helicopters, The Tribune reported on April 5, citing top sources in the Indian Minis…
    - 5 Apr 17, 5:42pm -
  • Rusal forms Indian JV to produce high-tech aluminium pastes
    Rusal, one of the world's largest aluminium producers, and Mumbai-based Runaya Metsource LLP, a company promoted by the principal shareholders of Vedanta, signed an agreement to establish a joint venture (JV) in India, the Russian company said in a p…
    - 5 Apr 17, 3:24pm -
  • Moscow, New Delhi bat for tie-ups between Russian and Indian media
    Senior Russian and Indian officials have called for greater interaction and collaboration between the media in the two countries. On April 3 the countries held their first ever media roundtable in New Delhi. The Russian delegation to the programme…
    - 4 Apr 17, 6:20pm -
  • India to release docu film to mark 70 years of diplomatic ties with Russia
    The Indian External Affairs Ministry will release a documentary film to mark the 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic ties with Russia, Business Standard reported on April 3.The film will be screened on April 13, the day New Delhi and Mo…
    - 4 Apr 17, 3:22pm -
  • Russia to award 20 nuclear engineering scholarships to Bangladeshi students
    At least 20 Bangladesh students will receive scholarships to study nuclear engineering, Alexander Demin, Director of the Russian Center of Science and Culture (RCSC) in Dhaka, told RIR on April 3.The scholarships, sponsored by Russian state nuclear…
    - 4 Apr 17, 1:47pm -
  • Modi offers condolences to families of victims of St. Petersburg blast
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has offered his condolences to the families of the victims of the April 3 bomb blast in St. Petersburg.“Deeply saddened by the loss of lives in the blasts at St. Petersburg metro,” Modi posted on Twitter. “…
    - 3 Apr 17, 8:32pm -
  • New Development Bank to work closely with BRICS Business Council
    The New Development Bank (NDB), one of the flagship institutions of BRICS, will work closely with the BRICS Business Council.  Senior executives from the bank met members of the council in New Delhi, where the NDB held its second annual meeting on M…
    - 3 Apr 17, 7:47pm -
  • Russian Railways to sign Nagpur-Secunderabad line modernisation contract
    JSC Russian Railways will soon sign a contract with India’s Railway Ministry to modernise the Nagpur-Secunderabad line, Alexander Misharin, first Vice-President of Russian Railways, told TASS on March 31.Trains on the 575-km line will run at a sp…
    - 3 Apr 17, 5:59pm -
  • Moscow’s Sindhi community celebrates Cheti Chand
    The Sindhi Community in Moscow ushered in ‘Cheti Chand,’ the Sindhi New Year, on April 1. The celebration, held at the Lunacharsky cultural centre, was attended by Indian expatriates as well as Russians based in the capital.Cheti Chand is celeb…
    - 3 Apr 17, 4:06pm -
  • The Foxbat that buzzed Pakistan 20 years ago
    In May 1997 a MiG-25R aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) flew deep into Pakistani airspace on a reconnaissance mission, photographed sensitive defence sites and broke the sound barrier, sending a powerful sonic boom over Islamabad. Before the Pak…
    - 3 Apr 17, 3:35pm -
  • North South Corridor moves closer to reality - report
    The International North South Transportation Corridor is almost ready and a dry run of containers will be conducted in the next fortnight, the Economic Times reported on April 3.The modalities of making the corridor functional were discussed at a…
    - 3 Apr 17, 1:30pm -
  • Coincidences and connections: 4 unusual links between Russia and India
    While there are deep-rooted connections between Russia and India that may even stretch back to the Vedic era, certain common words and names that we find in both countries are nothing but coincidences. Some links warrant far greater research, while o…
    - 1 Apr 17, 2:40am -

  • Dutch Special Forces, Forward Observers to Get New, Lightweight Sights

    Dutch Special Forces, Forward Observers to Get New, Lightweight Sights

    The Defense Material Organization (DMO) of the Netherlands announced the selection of Vectronix AG, Switzerland (a subsidiary of Safran Electronics & Defense) to supply more than 1,000 handheld thermal sights for the Dutch Army.
    - 7 days ago 14 Jun 18, 10:47pm -
  • NEW DAS Expected to Save $3 Billion in F-35 Sustainment Costs

    NEW DAS Expected to Save $3 Billion in F-35 Sustainment Costs

    Lockheed Martin selected Raytheon to develop and deliver the next generation Distributed Aperture System (DAS) for the F-35 fighter jet. The Raytheon-built DAS will be integrated into F-35 aircraft starting with Lot 15 aircraft, expected to begin del…
    - 8 days ago 13 Jun 18, 10:17pm -
  • KF41 Lynx Command Variant

    KF41 Lynx Command Variant

    Rheinmetall displayed today a new configuration of the KF41, unveiled at Eurosatory yesterday. The turreted combat vehicle that was displayed yesterday was reconfigured overnight, adding a high top roof and replacing the two-men 35mm gun turret with…
    - 8 days ago 13 Jun 18, 10:09pm -
  • AM General Introduces NXT-360 – a new Tactical Armored vehilce

    AM General Introduces NXT-360 – a new Tactical Armored vehilce

    AM General, the manufacturer of the legendary HMMWV introduced at Eurosatory 2018 the next 360, a new vehicle it offers in light tactical vehicle segment. This new product highlights evolutionary changes from the HMMWV. The NXT 360 represents the nex…
    - 8 days ago 13 Jun 18, 8:03pm -
  • Eurosatory Photo Review – 2

    Eurosatory Photo Review – 2

    Highlights of day II at Eurosatory - as viewed by defense-Update
    - 9 days ago 13 Jun 18, 3:35am -

Asian Defence News

  • newKongsberg gets $26 million contract to integrate NSM for German Navy

    Kongsberg gets $26 million contract to integrate NSM for German Navy

    The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency has given Kongsberg a $26 million contract for the integration of the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) on Germany Navy vessels
    - 22 hours ago 21 Jun 18, 8:47am -
  • newAirbus to offer helicopter armed with HForce for Japan’s AH-X contest

    Airbus to offer helicopter armed with HForce for Japan’s AH-X contest

    Airbus has decided against offering its Tiger attack helicopter for Japan’s AH-X attack helicopter contest that will replace its AH-1S.
    - 22 hours ago 21 Jun 18, 8:40am -
  • newBangladesh orders more K-8 jets

    Bangladesh orders more K-8 jets

    The Bangladesh Air Force has ordered more K-8 jet trainers from China.
    - 22 hours ago 21 Jun 18, 8:39am -
  • newInternational Yoga Day on board Japan Navy ship JS Ise & and Indian Navy’s INS Sahyadri

    International Yoga Day on board Japan Navy ship JS Ise & and Indian Navy’s INS Sahyadri

    #AYUSH #ZindagiRaheKhush Yoga being practiced at high seas with Japanese Navy @JMSDF_PAO JS Ise & INS Sahyadri to commemorate #IDY2018 @DefenceMinIndia @nsitharaman @moayush— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) June 20, 2018
    - 22 hours ago 21 Jun 18, 8:29am -
  • Otokar debuts its Light Tank in Paris

    Otokar debuts its Light Tank in Paris

    Otokar, a Koç Group company, debuted its TULPAR Light Tank for the first time at Eurosatory 2018, Europe's largest defense industry exhibition in Paris, France between June 11th and 15th. Within its wide product range Otokar will also display its AR…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jun 18, 7:54am -
  • Thailand, China Progress Plans to Establish Joint Industrial Facility

    Thailand, China Progress Plans to Establish Joint Industrial Facility

    Thailand and China have advanced plans to establish a facility to support Chinese-made military vehicles in Thailand such as the VT4 MBT seen here. (photo : 77kaoded)Thailand and China have progressed plans to set up a jointly run defence industrial…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jun 18, 7:53am -
  • Defence Seeks Innovative Concepts to Enhance Stealth of UAS

    Defence Seeks Innovative Concepts to Enhance Stealth of UAS

    Defence is inviting Australian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to submit proposals for new technologies to protect Australian small, fixed-wing unmanned aerial systems (UAS) by making them harder to detect.Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon C…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jun 18, 7:52am -
  • Royal Thai Army Prepares Attack Helicopter Acquisition

    Royal Thai Army Prepares Attack Helicopter Acquisition

    The Royal Thai Army is looking to procure new attack helicopters, with several platforms under review including the Z-19 Black Whirlwind from China. (photo : sinodefence)The Royal Thai Army (RTA) is preparing to acquire at least six new attack helico…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jun 18, 7:51am -
  • PN to Test Fire its Spike-ER Missile this July

    PN to Test Fire its Spike-ER Missile this July

    The Philippine Navy (PN) will conduct the first test fire of its Spike-ER surface-to-surface missile in July.This was bared by Navy flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad in an interview with military-run radio DWDD Wednesday.“(This)…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jun 18, 7:51am -
  • Euro Main Battle Tanks Unveils by KMW and Nexter

    Euro Main Battle Tanks Unveils by KMW and Nexter

    After being kept under wraps, the French-German KNDS Group (Krauss-Maffei Wegmann + Nexter Defense Systems) has unveiled its first joint project, the EMBT, or European Main Battle Tank. Essentially a technology demonstrator, with further development,…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jun 18, 7:50am -
  • Major Sonar Upgrade for Collins Class Submarine

    Major Sonar Upgrade for Collins Class Submarine

    Australia’s Collins Class submarine fleet will receive significant sonar upgrades further extending its superiority in our region.Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, and Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, to…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jun 18, 7:48am -
  • Duterte Very Inclined to Support Submarine Acquisition Program

    Duterte Very Inclined to Support Submarine Acquisition Program

    President Rodrigo Duterte is inclined to support to submarine acquisition program of the Philippine Navy, this was bared by Navy chief Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad on June 13.“I remember the National Security Adviser (Secretary Hermogenes Esperon)…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jun 18, 7:48am -
  • Israeli Firm Upgrading Another Batch of PHL Armoured Carriers

    Israeli Firm Upgrading Another Batch of PHL Armoured Carriers

    Israeli defense and security company Elbit Systems is upgrading another batch of Philippine Army M113A2 armoured personnel carriers (APCs). The contract bagged by the Israeli company involves a total of 49 APCs.“The first lot involves the upgrade o…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jun 18, 7:47am -
  • India to Build Armament Factories in Vietnam - Defence Minister Sitharaman

    India to Build Armament Factories in Vietnam - Defence Minister Sitharaman

    India wants to build armament factories in Vietnam to export to third countries, a military industry meeting heard Wednesday. The meeting was a part of a series of events organized on the occasion of Indian defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s vis…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jun 18, 7:46am -
  • Canada will acquire 25 Hornets from Australia

    Canada will acquire 25 Hornets from Australia

    Canada has upped the number of F/A-18s it intends to procure from Australia, Ottawa Citizen reports that the number has jumped from 18 to 25.
    - 2 days ago 20 Jun 18, 7:44am -