Project Updates


Equipment Type: Multirole fighter  

Manufacturer: Boeing 

Location: US  

Operators: US, Indonesia 

Programme Value: $15.1bn (estimated) 

F-15EX is a next-generation fighter aircraft being developed by Boeing for the US Air Force (USAF) and overseas customers, and is an upgraded version of the F-15 fourth-generation fighter jet. Boeing went on contract for the first batch of aircraft for use by the USAF in 2020, with the US State Department subsequently approving a possible foreign military sale of 36 aircraft to Indonesia in 2022.

Ghost Fleet Overlord USV

Equipment Type: Large uncrewed surface vessel

Manufacturer: Austal USA

Location: US

Operators: US Navy

Programme Value: $600m (estimated) 

Ghost Fleet Overlord is a family of uncrewed surface vessels (USVs) operated by the US Navy. The US Strategic Capabilities Office began the programme in 2018 to accelerate naval integration of large USVs, completing in January 2022 with the transfer of the platforms to the US Navy. Another LUSV entered the fleet in August 2022, with the final vessel still under construction.

Marder IFV 

Equipment Type: Infantry Fighting Vehicle  

Manufacturer: Rheinmetall Landsysteme 

Location: Germany 

Operators: Germany, Ukraine, Chile, Jordan, Indonesia, Greece. 

Programme Value: unknown 

Introduced into the Bundeswehr in the 1970s, the Marder infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) has found a new lease of life with secondhand exports as Nato countries donate equipment to Ukraine. Greece received six Marder 1A3s in October 2022 after transferring 40 BMP-1 vehicles to Ukraine, while Germany revealed in January 2023 that it will deliver 40 Marder IFVs to Kyiv by the end of March 2023.