How Will Germany’s Defense Spending be Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Posted on Thu, 09 Apr 2020 15:03:20 +0000 EST

The outbreak of the worldwide novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is placing the global economy in a near-total freeze as governments are forced to undertake shelter-in-place and quarantine orders in order …

Saudi-Led Coalition Announces Yemen Ceasefire Over Virus Concerns
Posted on Thu, 09 Apr 2020 13:29:30 +0000 EST

The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Ansar Allah insurgent group in Yemen has announced a two-week ceasefire in an effort to help stem the spread of the deadly coronavirus COVID-19 in …

Qatar Donates Armored Vehicles to Jordan
Posted on Thu, 09 Apr 2020 13:05:33 +0000 EST

The Qatari government has donated a batch of armored vehicles to the Jordanian Armed Forces. On Tuesday, Jordan formally received a group of eight armored personnel carriers donated from Qatar. …

G700 Strengthens Gulfstream’s Position in Ultra-Long-Range Segment
Posted on Thu, 09 Apr 2020 12:57:35 +0000 EST

Gulfstream’s unveiling in October 2019 of its new G700 business jet transformed the competitive dynamics in the ultra-long-range niche of the business jet market, and significantly strengthens the company’s position …

Airbus to Cut Production Rates as Demand from Airlines Plummets
Posted on Thu, 09 Apr 2020 12:41:12 +0000 EST

Airbus will cut production across its aircraft line amid plummeting demand for air travel amidst the  coronavirus outbreak. In the first quarter of the year, Airbus booked 290 net orders …

Could COVID-19 End Flags of Convenience?
Posted on Thu, 09 Apr 2020 07:00:50 +0000 EST

At the moment, there are 17 cruise ships at sea, prohibited from entering port due to onboard COVID-19 infections among the passengers and crew.  More significantly, these ships have more …

U.S. Army Delays Missile Defense Network Test Due to COVID-19 Concerns
Posted on Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:42:27 +0000 EST

Soldiers working on computers in a tent
The U.S. Army has delayed an air and missile defense network test due to COVID-19 concerns, Breaking Defense reports.  Troops preparing to run a Limited User Test of the service’s …

COVID-19 Impact on the Retrofit & Modernization Market
Posted on Wed, 08 Apr 2020 07:04:48 +0000 EST

With global economic slowdowns – and a few near-total shutdowns – the impacts of COVID-19 are developing on a day-to-day basis. Air travel has been the unfortunate poster child of …

US Gives Green Light For LEAP Engine Export to China
Posted on Tue, 07 Apr 2020 18:47:57 +0000 EST

Reuters reports that the U.S. government has granted a license to engine maker General Electric to export CFM LEAP-1C engines to China for use in COMAC’s C919 narrowbody airliner. GE …

Raytheon Technologies Begins Operations
Posted on Tue, 07 Apr 2020 13:17:44 +0000 EST

The merger of Raytheon and United Technologies Corp (UTC) is now complete, creating a $74 billion defense giant in the process. The new Raytheon Technologies is now third in terms …