The defence industry briefing

The news, views and numbers you need to know about this month

News in numbers


The US defence budget for 2020, announced this week


Minimum number of aircraft carriers the US must maintain under the National Defence Authorisation Act


US budget earmarked for the  purchase of the F-35s originally set to be bought by Turkey


Deadline given by the acting US Navy Secretary Thomas Modly for the delivery of a 355-strong naval fleet


Germany's largest ever military budet, announced for 2020


Increase in global arms sales made in 2018 according to SIPRI


Increase in the UK defence sector's annual spend in 2018

This month on twitter

US gears up for the biggest troop move to Europe in decades

British Army shows off its new toy

SIPRI releases its Top 100 list

A Chinook is born


Dear Luke Air Force Base, that's an odd looking turkey you got there...