Finland Moves Forward on Squadron 2020 Corvette Project
Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 14:21:13 +0000 EST

A long-awaited production contract for four new-build corvettes destined for the Finnish Navy was finally approved by the Finnish government on September 19, when the government authorized the Finnish Defense …

Royal Thai Navy Inks Deal with China for Landing Platform Dock
Posted on Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:04:25 +0000 EST

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) signed a contract with China on September 9 for the acquisition of a Type 071E design (Yuzhao-class) landing platform dock (LPD) ship. The agreement, inked …

Airbus and Boeing Report August 2019 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
Posted on Tue, 17 Sep 2019 07:00:36 +0000 EST

Both Companies Report Weak Orders & Deliveries – 737 MAX Technical Review to Release Observations, Findings, and Recommendations Soon. by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent, Forecast International. Boeing and Airbus …

Attack on Saudi Oil Facilities Highlights Challenges for Saudi Foreign Policy
Posted on Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:09:38 +0000 EST

In an escalation in the ongoing standoff between Iran and Saudi Arabia, the Saudi oil facilities Abqaiq and Khurais were hit by a brazen attack over the weekend, damaging the …

Asia to Lead Light Military Rotorcraft Market Over the Next 15 Years
Posted on Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:35 +0000 EST

By Ray Jaworowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. Data generated by Forecast International through its innovative Platinum Forecast System 4.0 indicate that several planned new-start acquisition programs will kick-start demand in …

Italy Signs Statement of Intent to Participate in Tempest Fighter Project
Posted on Wed, 11 Sep 2019 18:44:32 +0000 EST

The United Kingdom’s Tempest next-generation combat aircraft  project is gaining another partner following the September 10 signing of a statement of intent between Italy and Britain. The SOI – inked …

Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee Advances FY20 Funding Bill
Posted on Wed, 11 Sep 2019 16:08:17 +0000 EST

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The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense advanced its FY20 funding bill on September 10.  The legislation provides $694.9 billion for the Department of Defense, which is $20.5 billion above the …

Taiwan Dispatching Teams to Europe, U.S. as Indigenous Submarine Program Readies Launch
Posted on Tue, 10 Sep 2019 14:51:33 +0000 EST

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) plans to send teams of experts to Europe and the U.S. to consult with international defense industrial partners as the construction phase of the …

Russian Navy Receiving Over Half Dozen Submarines
Posted on Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:54:27 +0000 EST

The Russian Navy is preparing to receive a number of submarines over the next year. Speaking to reporters on September 9, 2019, Sevmash Shipyard Director General Mikhail Budnichenko said that …

Armored Vehicles Top South African Arms Exports
Posted on Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:25:41 +0000 EST

Armored vehicles continue to be a key element of South Africa’s arms exports, a government report indicates. The National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC), a government agency overseeing South Africa’s …