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Royal Thai Navy orders Schiebel S-100 UAS

The Royal Thai Navy has awarded Austrian unmanned aerial system (UAS) manufacturer Schiebel a contract for the delivery of its CAMCOPTER S-100 UAS. The S-100 is scheduled to be deployed in 2020 to… [[...

USS Ronald Reagan trains with JMSDF in Philippine Sea

US Navy ships assigned to the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group trained with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Escort Division 12 in the Philippine Sea between October 24 and November 2…. [[ This...

Bell-Boeing gets $146 million to upgrade MV-22 aircraft

The U.S Department of Defense announced on Monday that Bell-Boeing, a joint venture between Boeing and Bell Helicopter, received a $146 contract modification for upgrade MV-22 aircraft. The joint venture’s latest contract modification with...

NSS assessment calls for more UK-only shipbuilding

An independent assessment of the United Kingdom’s naval shipbuilding strategy has recommended that construction of a wider range of vessels should be reserved exclusively for domestic shipyards. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 4...

Thailand outlines technology-transfer priority

Thailand has outlined a commitment to ensure that technology transfers are secured in all major defence procurement programmes. The policy is intended to support the development of local industry in defence and commercial sectors....

DAPA prioritises 2020–21 offset projects

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has announced a list of ‘offset target projects’ for 2020–21. The list, recently made available on DAPA’s website, is intended to encourage local industry to position itself...

Navy May Change Carrier Readiness Model

A top Navy official last month said the service is reexamining the current carrier strike group readiness generation model because it may no longer fit today’s realities. “We recognize that we have to take...

USS Detroit begins maiden deployment

USS Detroit’s is the first deployment of an LCS in support of operation MARTILLO. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] …read more...

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