All articles by Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas

Richard is editor-in-chief for defence and transport at GlobalData.

Diehl and KAI reconfirm plan to integrate IRIS-T missile on KF-21, FA-50 fighters

A previous deal to explore integration opportunities of the IRIS-T air-to-air missile on ROKAF fighters was signed in 2021.

Corvettes and OPVs: Global Defence Technology 145

In a booming naval surface warship market, the OPV and corvette sector, particularly in the Asia-Pacific, offers increasing opportunity.

F-35 fighter production dip impacts Lockheed Martin’s 2023 gains

Separately, US Naval Air Systems Command awards Lockheed Martin contract modification to add scope to “diminished manufacturing sources” in support of F-35 fighter production.

L3Harris awarded contract mod for GEODSS network support

The deal will provide support works for US space surveillance sites in New Mexico, Hawaii, and the joint UK-US base at Diego Garcia.

UAE spends big on counter-UAS at UMEX 2024

Analysis shows that uncrewed technologies will continue to proliferate over the coming decade across all domains, with air the most dominant.

Georgia Air National Guard receives first of eight C-130J-30 Super Hercules

Manufacturer Lockheed Martin has delivered more than 530 C-130J Super Hercules in 18 mission variants to a range of customers around the world.

Lockheed Martin nets USAF contract for three more 3DELRR radars

US manufacturer awarded $65.1m option to supply three additional systems, which are based on its AN/TPY-4(V)1 radar technology.

Signal: Survitec expands US presence with Vinyl Technology purchase

The move sees the UK-headquartered survival systems provider increase key capabilities in the fast-jet market, as global aerospace and defence sector records improved sentiment.

Signal: Ukraine’s Ukroboronprom signs deals with Lithuanian defence industry

Letters of Intent to explore potential Ukraine development of military technologies such as thermal imaging, remote detonation systems, electronic warfare, and communications.

Signal: RSK creates unexploded ordnance business

The proliferation of mines in ongoing wars and the effects left over by legacy conflicts means the requirements for UXO capabilities is increasing.