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India points to an increase in defence offset deals

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed 21 defence offset contracts with foreign contractors over the past three years, Indian Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik told parliament on 20 November. He...

Cubic to buy rest of Pixia

US-based Cubic Corp., which bought 20% of imagery management software provider Pixia Corp. in June, announced on 20 November that it is buying the rest of the company. Owning all of Pixia will enhance...

Morocco cleared to buy 36 AH-64Es

It has finally been confirmed that Morocco is seeking to buy the AH-64E and the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress on the potential Foreign Military Sale for 36 rotorcraft. Photo: Mr....

DoD Hypersonic Capabilities Symposium

The 2nd annual DoD Hypersonic Capabilities Symposium brings together members of the DoD and Industry for an open dialogue about the various challenges and opportunities that exist in developing and employing hypersonic systems across...

Abuse of Japanese workers at U.S. military bases

A protest was held outside U.S. Army Camp Zama in Japan on Nov. 1 to highlight the abuses suffered by Japanese workers at U.S. military bases. For more information, hit the Source below Source...

UAE getting two GlobalEyes and three MRTTs

At this year’s Dubai Airshow, the UAE announced that it will acquire two more GlobalEye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft and three Airbus A330 MRTT tankers. For more information, hit the Source...

Dubai Airshow 2019: Leonardo launches Skydweller HAPS

Italy’s Leonardo has taken a minority stake in Spanish/US firm Skydweller, which is developing a solar-powered high-altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) system. Speaking to media at the 2019 Dubai Airshow, Leonardo executives said the company has...

Dubai Airshow 2019: AEC targets growth on C4I, C-UAV systems

Saudi Arabia’s AEC is targeting opportunities in the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and counter-UAV markets with domestic technology, developing systems for deployment in the country, Jane’s has been told. The company displayed a C-UAV...

Dubai Airshow 2019: SAMI, BAE Systems collaborating on HAPS

Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) and BAE Systems are collaborating on the development of the PHASA-35 high-altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) system. “We have an agreement with BAE Systems to make this a completely Saudi indigenous...

Bell performs first APT 70 UAV flight with a payload

Bell on 16 October performed the first flight of its Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) 70 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a payload. The aircraft flew with a 27.2 kg payload, company spokesperson Felicia Votta...

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