All articles by John Hill

Reporter for Global Defence Technology digi-mag and its sister sites: Army, Airforce and Naval Technology.

John Hill

Signal: Thales joins Paris climate index as ESG filings decline

Despite the considerable fall in ESG mentions across defence, Thales has announced it will join the CAC SBT 1,5° climate index on the Paris Stock Exchange.

ADF acquires fourth MQ-4C Triton and upgrades P-8 maritime patrol aircraft

Australia’s acquisition and upgrades will total $1.5bn as the Pacific nation attempts to fulfill its pledges outlined in the Defence Strategic Review.

Signal: General Atomics acquires EO Vista to leverage its trend-setting optical sensor systems

General Atomics will leverage EO Vista’s “rapid innovation” in electro-optical sensor systems that “set new standards of performance and affordability.”

DSEI 2023: A military-industrial partnership must share financial risk

The UK government cannot afford to invest in everything, so emerging start-ups must learn to share the financial risk as well as benefits.

Boeing leads DARPA counter hypersonic missile interceptor programme

The defence prime has been selected for DARPA’s four-year Glide Breaker programme to design and develop hypersonic interceptors.

Boeing upgrades USAF B-52 bombers with RTX’s AESA radar

USAF’s B-52 fleet will benefit from greater situational awareness with RTX’s APG-79 AESA technology – a considerable advancement from the fleet’s legacy radar.

Signal: Storm Shadow missiles fired on Russian ships in Crimea

A flurry of social media posts report that Ukraine fired ten Storm Shadow missiles at the Russian-occupied naval shipyard in Sevastopol.

DSEI 2023: GCAP update on collaboration and electronics supply

Industrial partners for GCAP have agreed next steps on collaboration and have also agreed upon a joint project delivery set-up for ISANKE & ICS electronics.

UK Defence Committee: MoD will not balance platform retirement with procurement

The UK Defence Committee published its findings that aircraft procurement is falling behind the required force structure needed to offset retiring platforms.

Boeing entices Poland to acquire its F-15EX next-gen fighter aircraft

The prime presented the fighter at a Defence Industry Exhibition in Kielce, Poland, hoping that the Republic will extend its record of interoperability with American platforms.