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The world’s biggest aerospace and defence companies in 2018
Rising demand for commercial and military aircraft along with substantial increase in defence spending has contributed to the growth of aerospace and defence industry in 2017. Army-technology.com lists the ten biggest aerospace and defence companies based on 2017 revenues.
Elbit Systems gets approval to buy state-owned IMI Systems for $495m
Israel-based international defence electronics company Elbit Systems has received approval to acquire state-owned IMI Systems from the government for a purchase price of approximately NIS1.8bn ($495m).
US suspends plan to conduct Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian
The US Department of Defense (DoD), together with South Korea, has suspended all plans to conduct this year’s defensive war game, the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise, which was stated to be carried out in August.
KBRwyle part of $900m contract to support US DoD’s JT&E programme
The US Department of Defense (DoD) has selected global government services business KBRwyle as one of the prime contractors on the $900m Joint Test and Evaluation (JT&E) contract.
Australian Army to fund purchase of four unmanned ground vehicles
Australian Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne has confirmed that the Australian Army is set to invest in the acquisition of robotics and autonomous systems to help support the country’s soldiers.
Deals this week: Leonardo DRS, Lockheed Martin, Robotic Research
Leonardo DRS has secured a five-year contract worth $841.3m from the Defense Information Technology Contracting Office of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to produce mounted family of computer systems (MFoCS) II for the US Army.
Viasat completes acquisition of UK’s Horsebridge Defence and Security
Global communications firm Viasat has completed the acquisition of UK-based Horsebridge Defence and Security.
Rockwell Collins to deliver avionics support for Australian Army
The Australian Army has awarded a performance-based logistics (PBL) contract to Rockwell Collins to deliver extended avionics support for its fleet of CH-47F Chinook helicopters until 2020.
India requests $930m in support for AH-64E helicopters sale from US
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a possible foreign military sale (FMS) of items in support of a proposed direct commercial sale of AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to India.
Ukraine’s Malyshev Plant to develop hulls for BTR-4E APC
Ukrainian defence company Ukroboronprom’s subsidiary Malyshev Plant has launched a new production line to manufacture experimental hulls for the BTR-4E armoured personnel carrier (APC).
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