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Boeing to offer AH-6i for Australian SOF role

Boeing has confirmed it is to bid its AH-6i Little Bird light-attack and observation helicopter for Australia’s special forces requirement. Speaking at Boeing’s rotorcraft production facility in Philadelphia, David Koopersmith, vice-president and general manager,...

IMDEX 2019: Yunzhou Tech unveils L80 USV development

China’s Yunzhou Intelligence Technology (Yunzhou Tech), a Zhuhai-based company specialising in the design and manufacture of unmanned surface vehicles (USVs), has debuted a new armed USV development at the IMDEX 2019 maritime and defence...

Australia’s NIOA starts work at state facility

Australian ammunition specialist NIOA has commenced manufacturing activity at the Australian state-owned munitions facility in Benalla, Victoria, the company said. In a press release on 14 May, it said its initial project at the...

Iraq to receive new 120 mm tank ammunition

Iraq will receive 120 mm “high explosive with tracer tank ammunition cartridges” under a USD92.4 million contract announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 15 May. Awarded to General Dynamics Ordnance and...

Philippines, Czech Republic set up defence industry forum

The Philippines and the Czech Republic have established a joint forum to support defence trade and related industrial collaboration. The agreement to set up the ‘working subcommittee on defence industrial co-operation’ was announced by...

Army To Release New Data Strategy In Next 60 Days

The Army will a release a new data strategy within the next 60 days that will set expectations for industry’s accountability in protecting critical information and detail how officials will look to make data...

Dynetics to build 100 kW laser for US Army

The US Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command has selected a Dynetics-led team to develop an experimental 100 kW laser weapon system for its Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV). On 15 May, the...

Swedish white paper calls for doubling of defence efforts

Sweden’s cross-party Defence Commission presented its final report, ‘Defensive power – Sweden’s Security Policy and the Development of its Military Defence 2021-2025′ to Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist on 14 May. With the deterioration...

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