Ansaldo Energia Breaking into Newer Markets with Older Technology
Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 11:00:58 +0000 EST

Although Ansaldo Energia has long been involved with both steam and gas turbines, they generally acquired the technology rather than developed machines themselves. Their company literature states that Ansaldo produced …

Babcock Inks Royal Navy Type 31e Frigate Contract
Posted on Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:32:34 +0000 EST

After having been tapped as the preferred bidder in the British Ministry of Defense (MoD) competition for the design and build of the Type 31e general purpose (GP) frigates back …

Airbus and Boeing Report October 2019 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
Posted on Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:07:39 +0000 EST

Airbus Books Impressive 415 Net New Orders Thanks to Large IndiGo Narrowbody Deal by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent, Forecast International. In October 2019, Boeing and Airbus delivered 19 and …

PESCO and the Long Road to European Strategic Autonomy
Posted on Thu, 14 Nov 2019 16:54:22 +0000 EST

On November 12, against the backdrop of French President Emmanuel Macron’s declaration in a recent The Economist interview that the NATO Alliance is currently experiencing “brain death,” the European Union …

Canadian Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship Delivery Delayed Again
Posted on Wed, 13 Nov 2019 18:39:43 +0000 EST

canadian warship on calm waters with a clear blue sky
Delivery of Canada’s first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) has been delayed yet again, and is not expected to take place until the end of March.  Delivery of the …

ThyssenKrupp Hits Reset on Restructuring
Posted on Wed, 13 Nov 2019 14:03:37 +0000 EST

With apologies to Steinbeck, the best-laid plans of mice and conglomerates often go awry. Having previously announced plans to split its operations, ThyssenKrupp ran into several obstacles, forcing the firm …

Putin: Defense Spending Cuts Won’t Affect Russian Security
Posted on Tue, 12 Nov 2019 15:01:47 +0000 EST

Following a multiyear modernization effort, the Russian military is able to provide for Russia’s security, even with some recent cuts to the defense budget. The military has passed the “peak …

U.S. Navy’s MUOS Satellite Constellation Deemed Fully Operational
Posted on Mon, 11 Nov 2019 16:58:34 +0000 EST

u.s. army soldiers work with a satellite ground station
The U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) was deemed fully operational following a successful multiservice test event conducted last month, reports InsideDefense.com.  A Navy spokesman confirmed that Deputy Chief …

Su-57 Ready for Delivery to Russian Military
Posted on Mon, 11 Nov 2019 14:54:22 +0000 EST

  The first Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jet for the Russian Aerospace Force should be delivered soon. Speaking to journalists on November 8, Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko said, “As for …

Germany Seeks AESA Radar for Tranche 2-3 Eurofighters, Plus Additional Aircraft
Posted on Fri, 08 Nov 2019 16:07:45 +0000 EST

Germany is readying a joint program with Spain that will see its newer Eurofighters equipped with active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars. The project is currently being negotiated between Germany …