‘We will not win in a man-to-man fight’ says US official, citing leverage directed energy weapons will bring the US and allies

Michael D. Griffin, the US undersecretary of defence for research and engineering, spoke to senior leaders from the US government and defence industry to explore the impact of integrating directed energy capabilities into the US military.

Kiwi frigate arrives in Canada for major refit, slated to receive British designed Sea Ceptor missiles

HMNZS Te Kaha, an Anzac class frigate, has arrived in Esquimalt, British Columbia, to commence a major upgrade of its sensor and weapons systems expected to extend its service life out to 2030.

‘It gives us the advantage of not having to worry about as many surface-to-air threats’ say US airmen of the F-35

During the F-35 Lightning II's pre-Initial Operational Test and Evaluation, Airmen from the United States Air Force 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron had the opportunity to work with all three variants of the Joint Strike Fighter.

NATO defence ministers approve new alliance commands

NATO defence ministers have approved plans to form two new alliance commands, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said today in Brussels.

BAE awarded $54m worth of contracts to modernise US Navy amphibious assault ship and cruiser

BAE Systems has received two US Navy contracts totalling $54.8 million to modernise the amphibious assault ship USS America and the guided missile cruiser USS Cape St. George.

BAE selected by the US Army to develop Advanced precision guidance kits for artillery shells

The US Army has awarded BAE Systems an $8 million contract to develop modernised precision-guidance kits.

Canada looks to second conversion to meet auxiliary needs

Canada is considering leasing and converting a second auxiliary tanker to help bridge the gap until its long overdue Joint Support Ship project comes into fruition. 

British firm QinetiQ emulates drone threat for Royal Canadian Navy

British firm QinetiQ has introduced a new service to the Royal Canadian Navy by emulating the threat posed to large naval vessels by small multi-rotor drones.

Defence giants team up to offer Type 26 Frigate to Canada

CAE, L3 Technologies, MDA and Ultra, along with BAE and Lockheed Martin have teamed up to offer the Type 26 Frigate to Canada.

Terror attack hits New York City

A vehicle has been driven into people in Lower Manhattan, New York City in what is being described as a terrorist attack.

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