South Korea is reportedly considering legal action against BAE Systems for its failure to implement a KF-16 upgrade at an already agreed upon price. According to Korea Times, it will seek to force the company to pay any extra costs the upgrade will entail
A day after the Indian Ministry of Defense cleared proposals worth $13 billion, shares of local arms manufacturers rose as much as 8.6 per cent Monday
Partnerships between Indian and foreign arms manufacturers have shown a distinct upward trend in the past few months. Perhaps enthused by the hike in foreign investment limit from 26% to 49% and the Modi governments thrust to domestic manufacture of defence equipment, an increasing number of international firms are scouting for local partners
The Slovak military will purchase two Italian tactical transport aircraft C-27J Spartan, according to local media reports. Defence Minister Martin Glváč announced that the contract on delivery of the two machines will be inked next week, the TASR newswire reported
China will present the J-31 stealth fighter at the 10th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition on November 11, 2014 in Zhuhai and conduct a demonstration flight. According to Nanfang Daily, the J-31 stealth fighter is very likely to be put into mass production within five years, and has a big chance of being a carrier-borne type
South Korea may cancel a contract with BAE Systems for modernisation of the national air force's KF-16C/D Block 52 fighter aircraft fleet. BAE received a foreign military sales contract from the US in 2013 to upgrade the Republic of Korea Air Force's ageing fleet of 134 KF-16 fighters in two phases at a cost of KRW1
India has decided to ground its fleet of over 200 Su-30 aircraft, following a crash in Pune last week, until an investigation into the problem of automatically ejecting pilot seats has been concluded. In 2013, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) wrote to IRKUT Corp and Rosoboronexport about having problems with the aircraft's ejection seats on multiple occasions
China may debut two new models of domestically-made fighters at the 10th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition, according to Zhou Lewei, head of the Zhuhai Conference and Exhibition Bureau. The most possible models may be two of the J-10B, J-15 or J-16, according to Zhou Lewei
Embraer rolled out the first prototype of the KC-390 military transport from the production hangar at the industrial plant of Gaviao Peixoto, Brazil. This milestone rollout will allow the Company to perform important ground tests prior to the aircraft's first flight, planned to take place by the end of this year, the company said in a statement
Indonesia under President Joko Widodo may see a diversification of defence partners to achieve cost-effective procurement and develop local industry. Earlier this month, Indonesia decided to buy into the South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administrations (DAPA) new mid-level fighter jet program
India and Russia may finally settle on a number of delayed defense deals including the Fifth Generational Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) program during Russian President Vladimir Putins visit to India this December. Putin met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the BRICS summit in July where both leaders reportedly agreed that the $30 billion program to build 200 jets should move forward
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