India’s Defense Ministry Issues First P-75I Submarine Tender
Posted on Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:10:41 +0000 EST

The Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFPs) for the construction of six new Project 75(India) (P-75I) diesel-electric attack submarines (SSKs) featuring air-independent propulsion (AIP) …

Airbus and Boeing Report Second Quarter 2021 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
Posted on Mon, 19 Jul 2021 12:23:07 +0000 EST

Year of Recovery Continues for Commercial Jet Makers – 737-10 Successfully Completes First Flight by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent, Forecast International. Boeing and Airbus delivered 79 and 172 commercial jets …

Poland Outlines Abrams Tank Procurement
Posted on Thu, 15 Jul 2021 14:00:29 +0000 EST

Poland’s defense minister, Mariusz Blaszczak, confirmed rumors of a planned acquisition by Warsaw of 250 M1A2 Abrams SEPv3 main battle tanks (MBTs) from the U.S. on July 14. The purchase …

Biden Administration Holds Off on Navy Fleet Expansion, but Long-Term Shipbuilding Plans Remain Uncertain
Posted on Tue, 13 Jul 2021 07:30:06 +0000 EST

Navy warship at a pier
President Joe Biden has not adopted a naval expansion proposed by the previous administration, but the future of the Navy fleet remains uncertain because a new long-term shipbuilding plan has …

Hyundai Heavy Industries Facing Delays over Daewoo Shipbuilding Merger
Posted on Thu, 08 Jul 2021 08:12:46 +0000 EST

Hyundai Heavy Industries’ presence in defense markets is largely centered on the production of naval warships via its Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) unit.  Here the company is seeking to …

Switzerland Taps F-35, Patriot to Meet Its Air 2030 Requirements
Posted on Wed, 30 Jun 2021 15:14:14 +0000 EST

The Swiss government has tapped two American-sourced solutions to meet the requirements of its Air 2030 program to replace the Swiss Air Force’s aging fleet of both F-5 Tiger and …

France Orders Additional Reaper Block 5 UAV
Posted on Wed, 30 Jun 2021 13:59:13 +0000 EST

France has agreed to procure an additional MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 unmanned aerial vehicle via the U.S. government-to-government Foreign Military Sales (FMS) channel. The $79.42 million contract, announced on June …

L3Harris Reaching Its Portfolio Reshaping Goals
Posted on Mon, 28 Jun 2021 11:07:21 +0000 EST

  L3Harris Technologies weathered the COVID-19 crisis quite well, with sales rising 3 percent to $18.2 billion.  The growth trajectory continued in the first part of 2021, and the company …

Guns and Diplomacy: Philippines’ F-16 FMS Request Approved by U.S.
Posted on Fri, 25 Jun 2021 15:23:40 +0000 EST

The U.S. State Department has approved a Philippines government-to-government Foreign Military Sales (FMS) request for F-16 Block 70/72 combat aircraft, with notification of the proposal delivered to Congress on June …

A Boost for the German Navy as Parliamentary Defense Committee Green-Lights Several Projects
Posted on Wed, 23 Jun 2021 16:02:02 +0000 EST

A naval modernization package that will benefit both the German Navy and local industry received a boost on June 23 when the country’s parliamentary defense committee gave the green light …