Wire News provided by   
Lexis Nexis

Hot on the Wire

Hanwha completes acquisition of Samsung defence units

August 2, 2015 FULL TEXTSouth Korea's Hanwha Group has completed its acquisition of the defence units previously owned by Samsung, Hanwha announced on 29 June.Samsung Techwin will now be known as Hanwha Techwin and the affiliat...

Newly equipped Canadian frigate joins NATO maritime group in Europe

August 2, 2015 FULL TEXTKey PointsCanada's HMCS Winnipeg, a modernised Halifax-class frigate, has arrived in the eastern Atlantic to support NATO maritime operations in the regionWinnipeg is the second modernised Halifax frigat...

Finmeccanica commences business reorganisation process

August 2, 2015 FULL TEXTFinmeccanica announced on 30 July that it has commenced the restructuring of the group under the long-planned New Organisational and Operating Model.The group - which currently operates through a series ...

China fields new maritime patrol and anti-submarine Y-8/Y-9 variant

August 2, 2015 FULL TEXTThe People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has introduced into service a new maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare (ASW) variant of the Shaanxi Aircraft Corporation (SAC) Y-8/Y-9 medium transport airc...

Lockheed eyes opportunities for MHTK

August 2, 2015 FULL TEXTKey PointsThree guidance options are available for the MHTK interceptor, plus an option for miniature warhead integrationFuture options for the EAPS competitor include equipping helicopters, UAS and pote...

Musk, Woz: Let's Hold Off on the Killer Robots

August 2, 2015 Some of the industry's top players have signed on to support a ban on autonomous weapons systems.Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and professor Stephen Hawking are among the 1,000-plus artific...

Flight testing starts for Marine Corps' new rotary-wing EW pod

August 2, 2015 FULL TEXTTesting has begun of a developmental electronic warfare (EW) pod intended to provide what the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) describes as "a new tactical capability" for US Marine Corps (USMC) light ...

Curtiss-Wright results 'ahead of expectations'

August 2, 2015

US industrial solutions and defence electronics company Curtiss-Wright reported lower sales and earnings for the second quarter of the year, although the results were ahead of the group's expectations.

UCLASS divide: UCAV programme awaits final definition

August 2, 2015 FULL TEXTA small number of Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) programmes continue to gather pace. While the United States may be in the lead, notable efforts are underway in Europe, China, and Russia, and their p...

Star Wars: gliding towards warfare in space

August 2, 2015 FULL TEXTSpace is no longer primarily a government and military domain involving only a few state actors.Low Earth orbit (LEO), which is located about 160-1,900 km from Earth, is now accessible even by small to m...

USN's frigate acquisition strategy forwarded to Pentagon chief

August 2, 2015 FULL TEXTKey PointsDesign and acquisition strategy for the USN's future frigate in FY19 is taking shapeSEWIP Lite, Nulka, and other potential frigate-destined systems under consideration for navy's six LCSs in FY...

US Navy retires Prowler electronic attack aircraft after close to 45 years' service

August 2, 2015 FULL TEXTThe US Navy (USN) retired from service the last of its Grumman EA-6B Prowler electronic attack (EA) aircraft during a three-day 'sundown' ceremony at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island in Washington ...

Danish MH-60Rs begin systems integration phase

August 2, 2015 FULL TEXTKey PointsThe first two MH-60R maritime helicopters for the Royal Danish Air Force have commenced mission systems integrationFirst deliveries to Denmark start in 2016The first two MH-60R maritime helicop...

Industry Briefing: A Greek exit and the consequences for defence sectors

August 2, 2015 The threat of Greece defaulting on obligations to creditors, exiting the eurozone and entering a period of greater political and economic turbulence dominated the EU agenda at the close of June.A deepening econom...

US to assess options for overseas frigate combat system update

August 2, 2015 FULL TEXTKey PointsNAVSEA has issued an RfI for combat system modernisation options for up to four FFG 7 frigatesThe programme will require Foreign Military Financing, suggesting Egypt is the prospective customer...

KRET targets import substitution by 2017, begins work on Arctic systems

August 2, 2015 FULL TEXTRussian electronic systems manufacturer KRET expects to achieve a complete substitution of imported components by 2017, the company's general director Nikolai Kolesov told Russian media on 8 July.

Breaking with convention: next-generation BOL countermeasures dispenser gets under the skin

August 2, 2015 FULL TEXTKey PointsThe BOL-700 series dispenser retains commonality with existing BOL decoys, but is designed to be carried internally so as to have no impact on RCS or aerodynamic dragBOL-700 will equip the Swed...

Singapore, Australia sign defence technology agreement

August 2, 2015 FULL TEXTSingapore and Australia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on 23 July to collaborate in defence science and technology.The agreement was signed in Singapore by Quek Tong Boon, Chief Defence Scien...

France set to receive second FREMM

August 2, 2015 FULL TEXTKey PointsProvence , the second of eight FREMMs on order from DCNS for the French Navy, is scheduled for handover shortlyThe ship includes minor upgrades to the electronic warfare suiteFrance's defence p...

Vietnam and Belarus sign military technology agreement

August 2, 2015 FULL TEXTVietnam and Belarus have signed a military technology accord geared towards supporting Hanoi's purchase of equipment from Belarus, followed by localised manufacturing.The Vietnam government said on 9 Jul...

Paris Air Show 2015: Thales unveils new primary radar

August 2, 2015 Thales unveiled a new primary radar called STAR NG on the first day of the Paris Air Show on 15 June 2015.Evolved from the company's existing STAR 2000 solid-state S-band technology (already installed in more tha...

Malaysia, Singapore order VL MICA naval variant

August 2, 2015 FULL TEXTKey PointsMalaysia to fit VL MICA in the Second-Generation Patrol Vessel - Littoral Combat ShipSingapore MINDEF reveals VL MICA selection for Littoral Mission Vessel programmeEuropean missile house MBDA ...

Aselsan to provide CIWS for Pakistani fleet tanker

August 2, 2015 FULL TEXTSystems and electronics house Aselsan has announced a EUR4.68 million (USD5.09 million) contract with fellow Turkish technology and systems manufacturer Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret ...

Harris wins contract for satellite terminals under US Army's MET program

August 2, 2015 The next-generation military satellite communications terminals will provide the worldwide backbone for high-priority military communications and missile defense systems. Harris is the prime contractor for the ME...

Guy L. Hecker brings four bagger value to 8X8 01 August 2015

August 1, 2015 Guy L. Hecker was appointed Director of 8X8 (NASDAQ:EGHT) eighteen years ago on August 01, 1997. The present value of USD1,000 (PV1000) invested on the appointment date is US$4,513, for a capital gain of US$3,513.

All Access Sponsors

Mil & Aero Magazine

July 2015
Volume 26, Issue 7

Download Our Apps




Connect With Us


Military & Aerospace Electronics

Weekly newsletter covering technical content, breaking news and product information

Cyber Security

Monthly newsletter covering cyber warfare, cyber security, information warfare, and information security technologies, products, contracts, and procurement opportunities

Defense Executive

Monthly newsletter covering business news and strategic insights for executive managers

Electronic Warfare

Quarterly newsletter covering technologies and applications in electronic warfare, cyber warfare, optical warfare, and spectrum warfare.

Embedded Computing Report

Monthly newsletter covering news on embedded computing in aerospace, defense and industrial-rugged applications

Unmanned Vehicles

Monthly newsletter covering news updates for designers of unmanned vehicles