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Leonardo earnings down in first 9 months of 2018

Italian defence group Leonardo generated sales of EUR8.2 billion (USD9.3 billion) in the first three quarters of the year, according to financial results released on 8 November. The figure represents growth of 4% year...

Ice class: AOPS takes Canada through uncharted waters

Canada’s Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship programme is the first large-scale naval shipbuilding programme in decades and the vessels embody a range of new capabilities. Nick Brown explores the programme, platforms, plans and potential...

MBDA awarded MICA NG development contract

The French government Defence Procurement Agency (Direction générale de l’armement – DGA) has awarded MBDA a contract to develop the next-generation of the MICA air-to-air missile (AAM) for the French Air Force and French...

Indo Defence 2018: KAI wins Indonesian air force deals

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has signed contracts with the Indonesian Air Force (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Udara: TNI–AU) to supply KT-1B Woong-Bee basic trainer aircraft and to upgrade capabilities on the service’s T-50i...

Arms Sales Way Up – But Trump Wants More

The United States signed off on arms exports worth $192.3 billion over the past year, a full 13 percent increase from the previous year — even as the Trump administration keeps pushing hard to...

#FighterFriday

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UK watchdog concerned by defence funding shortfall

The UK Ministry of Defence is making some progress with improving its financial planning around major projects, but the budget for its current equipment plan falls short of expected requirements by around 7 billion...

PICTURE: RAF Tornado gains retirement markings

The UK Royal Air Force is advancing with preparations to mark the departure from service of its last Panavia Tornado GR4 strike aircraft next March. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News...

​VIDEO: China intent on AESA radar upgrades

Chinese Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radars are in evidence at this year s Airshow China, both for fighters and a potential carrier capable airborne early warning & control (AEW&C) aircraft. …read more Read...

Airbus showcases new secure Proteus satcom modem

Airbus Defence and Space has unveiled a satellite communications (satcom) modem system designed to support military requirements for resilient and secure connectivity. Disclosed for the first time at the Global MilSatCom event in London...

Airshow China 2018: China unveils FM-2000 SHORAD system

The China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) unveiled at the 6–11 November Airshow China 2018 defence exhibition in Zhuhai a new mobile short-range air-defence (SHORAD) system called the FM-2000. The system is designed...

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