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Author: DFNS

Poland pushes for joint Visegrad defence procurement

The Polish Ministry of National Defence and Armed Forces and the Polish Chamber of National Defence Manufacturers have taken the initiative and are urging member states of the Visegrad 4 (V4) group of countries...

Dutch to increase defence spending

The Dutch government has decided to increase the Netherlands’ defence spending, reversing 24 years of declining defence expenditure. Dutch Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert said on 16 September that the funds would be used generally...

AAD: Sky Dragon gets longer-range radar

China’s Norinco marketed an improved version of its Sky Dragon 50 medium-range air defence system at the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) show, held in Pretoria from 17-21 September. Norinco unveiled the original Sky...

Saudi Arabia begins receiving new AH-64E Apache helos

Saudi Arabia has begun receiving the first of its new AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters from Boeing, images posted online in early September appear to show. According to these pictures, at least three AH-64E...

AAD: Airbus, Denel, Aerosud sign tripartite MoU

Airbus, Denel Aerostructures, and Aerosud signed a “tripartite memorandum of understanding [MoU]” at the Denel Aerostructures plant outside Johannesburg, South Africa, on 16 September. The MoU is described as being “an industrial and research...

Aselsan and Paramount sign MoU

Paramount of South Africa and Turkey’s Aselsan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to “explore business opportunities in existing markets and [to] open up markets in southern Africa and internationally”. The MoU was...

Tianjin expo reveals Chinese UAV innovations, aspirations

Key Points A recent exposition in Tianjin that feature inflatable unmanned aerial vehicles has illustrated the breadth and ambition of Chinese UAV designers State-owned prime Norinco has also unveiled an unmanned ground vehicle similar...

Nigeria to buy ‘significant number’ of Russian helos

Russia concluded a deal with Nigeria last month on deliveries of a ‘significant’ consignment of Mil transport and attack helicopters, according to a senior official with the state-owned corporation Rostec. “In August a contract...

Details emerge on Peru’s Russian helicopter facility

Peru is to build a helicopter maintenance and co-production facility in the city of La Joya, Arequipa, for its incoming fleet of Russian Mi-17 aircraft, Minister of Defence Pedro Cateriano announced on 12 September....

AHRLAC debut highlights contrast with South African past

South Africa’s first newly-developed, indigenous aircraft in a generation made its debut at country’s largest airshow, flying into the Waterkloof Air Fore Base location for the African Aerospace and Defense (AAD) event. …read more...

ULA Teams With Blue Origin for New Rocket Engine

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) is teaming with Seattle-based Blue Origin to design and produce a next-generation, American-made rocket engine for space launch, the companies announced Wednesday. …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

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