Indian Air Force to Procure 83 Tejas Jets for ₹39,000cr

02/24/2020
By Jimmy Bhatia New Delhi: After hard-nosed price negotiations spreading into better parts of two years, HAL has finally agreed to supply Indian Air Force (IAF) with 83 Tejas LCA Mk IA at a cost of Rs 39,000 crore ($5.6 billion approximately). Earlier, HAL had demanded a staggering Rs 56,…

Naval Group Reports on Its Annual Earnings: Hervé Guillou’s Last Appearance at the Annual Event

02/22/2020
By Pierre Tran Paris NG reported a six percent rise in 2019 net attributable profit to €188 million ($204 million) from a year ago, on sales of €3.7 billion, up three percent. Operating profit rose six percent to €282 million, with an operating profit margin of 7.6 percent of sales,…

12 Years and Counting: Still No Operational New Tanker for the USAF

02/11/2020
In a story published on February 29, 2008. the award of the new tanker contract to Northrop Grumman was highlighted by a USAF article. WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne and Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Duncan J. McNabb announced the selection of Northrop Grumman as…

French Naval Group and the Greek Navy: Building out the FDI Frigate

10/27/2019
By Pierre Tran LORIENT, France - The Greek navy chief of staff was foreign guest of honor at the Oct. 24 ceremony of first cutting of steel for the frigate for defense and intervention (FDI), signaling Naval Group’s aim to help close a sale of the new French warship. Admiral…

In the Rebuild of the Australian Navy: The Government Looks to Key Role for Industrial Partnerships

10/09/2019
By Robbin Laird As I have argued earlier that the rebuild of the Australian Navy is not just a whole of government effort but a whole of society effort, if it is to succeed. The Australian Chief of the Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, emphasized in his presentation in the…

Finland Builds a New Class of Maritime Surface Warfare Corvettes

10/02/2019
According to a story published on the Finnish Ministry of Defence website on September 19, 2019. the Finns are to build a new class of surface warfare corvettes to replace their legacy vessels. At its plenary session on 19 September 2019, the Government authorised the Defence Forces Logistics Command to…

Challenges for the Australian Submarine Enterprise

09/13/2019
By Marcus Hellyer The word on the street is that the government intends to make a decision by Christmas on whether to relocate full-cycle dockings of the Collins-class submarines from Osborne in South Australia to Henderson in Western Australia. Full-cycle dockings are the two-year-long deep overhauls that ASC conducts to…