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France launches concept study for a Stratobus type HAPS

The French defence procurement agency Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) has signed a contract with Thales and Thales Alenia Space to conduct a concept study regarding intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) applications for a...

China’s Norinco registers ‘steady growth’ in 2019

China North Industries Corporation (Norinco), China’s most important military vehicle manufacturer, said on 14 January that it had achieved its “steady growth target” for fiscal year 2019. The state-owned group said its revenues in...

US Army selects QinetiQ for RCV-L and Textron for RCV-M

The US Army has finished evaluating Robotic Combat Vehicle light and medium (RCV-L and RCV-M) proposals, and has selected QinetiQ North America (QNA) and Textron Systems to move forward. The service announced on 9...

Australia sees surge in defence exports permits

The value of permits issued to Australian defence exporters reached a record of nearly AUD5 billion (USD3.5 billion) in fiscal year (FY) 2018/19, figures published by Australia’s Defence Export Controls (DEC) – a branch...

Aviation suppliers Hexcel, Woodward to merge

US aircraft parts makers Hexcel and Woodward have announced plans to merge, saying the combined company will create efficiencies by offering a broader product portfolio and pooling research and development efforts. According to a...

Infinite Games & War By Other Means: Ryan McCarthy

The Army Secretary is optimistic the service can balance its expensive modernization objectives at the same time it deters conflict with China. …read more Read more here:: Breaking Defense (Land)

China’s First Type 055 Destroyer Nanchang Commissioned

The Nanchang, China’s first Type 055 guided-missile destroyer, was commissioned in the People’s Liberation Army Navy on Sunday morning in the port city of Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province. The 10,000 tonne-class destroyer officially...

China’s First Type 055 Destroyer Nanchang Commissioned

The Nanchang, China’s first Type 055 guided-missile destroyer, was commissioned in the People’s Liberation Army Navy on Sunday morning in the port city of Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province. The 10,000 tonne-class destroyer officially...

Germany Orders 1,000 More Rheinmetall Military Trucks

At the end of December 2019, the German Bundeswehr ordered a thousand logistic vehicles from Rheinmetall worth €382 million, including valued added tax. The order is the third call-off from a framework contract signed...

Germany Orders 1,000 More Rheinmetall Military Trucks

At the end of December 2019, the German Bundeswehr ordered a thousand logistic vehicles from Rheinmetall worth €382 million, including valued added tax. The order is the third call-off from a framework contract signed...

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