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French defence spending increase boon for procurement

Key Points France is to spend an extra EUR1.5 billion on defence equipment by 2019 under an update to the country’s military programming law Included is the addition of four C-130s, more helicopters, and...

Brazilian Army to receive modernised Urutu AFVs

Technicae Projetos e Serviços Automotivos, a Brazilian operation of Singapore’s ST Kinetics, is soon to deliver the first modernised EE-11 Urutu 6×6 armoured personnel carrier to the Brazilian Army. Final tests of the approved...

TKMS confirms ASC acquisition option

German shipbuilder ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) has confirmed it would consider buying Australian government-owned shipyard ASC if it was chosen to design and construct Australia’s Future Submarine under Project Sea 1000. Torsten Konker, a...

QinetiQ launches ViewFinder combat management system

Defence technology company QinetiQ has launched its ViewFinder combat management system, after completing successful trial on the UK Royal Navy’s Duke Class Type 23 Frigates. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Bidders For Marine Corps Amphibious Vehicle Finalized

Five companies have submitted proposals for the swimming personnel carrier that will replace the Marine Corps’ aging Vietnam War-era amphibious assault vehicles. The deadline for bids in the amphibious combat vehicle program was Monday....

Turkey – MK 15 Phalanx CIWS Upgrades

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Turkey for MK 15 Phalanx CIWS Upgrades and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $310...

Mabus Sticks With UCLASS Approach (& Unisex Uniforms)

ROSLYN, VA: Ray Mabus likes robots. The Navy Secretary has declared the F-35 will be “the last manned strike fighter” the service ever buys and invested heavily in unmanned aircraft, boats, and submersibles. But...

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