All articles by Anagha Unnikrishnan

Anagha Unnikrishnan

April’s top stories: China’s missile test, Boeing Apache helicopters deal

China test fires DF-41 ballistic missile, Boeing secures $1.5bn contract to upgrade Apache helicopters, Switzerland lifts ban on arms export to Middle East. wraps up key headlines from April 2016.

Engility to provide CBRNE support to Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Engility Holdings has secured a $248m contract to provide support services to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).

Optex Systems to deliver laser-protected periscopes to US Army

US-based optical sighting systems manufacturer Optex Systems has secured a contract to supply new periscopes for the US Army.

Plextek creates a skills assessment system to enhance military training

UK-based electronics design provider Plextek has developed a virtual-reality skills assessment system to identify candidate training needs and enhance the training programme for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD).

China test fires DF-41 ballistic missile

China has reportedly test-fired a new variant of its 10,000km-range Dongfeng missile, near the disputed South China Sea.

Switzerland lifts ban on arms export to Middle East

The Swiss Ministry of Defence (MoD) has reportedly lifted a ban on the exports of certain arms to the Middle East.

DRS Technologies to support Bowman C4I upgrade for UK Army’s combat vehicles

DRS Technologies has secured a contract to support the Bowman tactical command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) system for the British Army’s fleet of combat vehicles.

US to deploy additional forces to support ISIS combat mission in Iraq

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has unveiled plans for the next phase of the fight against ISIS.

US Army tests Israeli Tamir interceptor air-defence missile

The US Army has reportedly test-fired the Israeli Tamir interceptor air-defence missile, which is used by the Iron Dome anti-missile defence system.

MacB secures task order from Special Operations Command Europe and Africa

MacAulay-Brown (MacB) has secured a task order contract to support the Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR) and Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAFRICA).