The defence industry briefing

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

News in numbers


Cost to the US of removing the supply chain for the F-35 out of Turkey following the country's removal from the programme


Percentage of GDP that Germany's defence spending is expected to drop to by 2023, despite recent government commitments to 1.5% by 2025

2 years

Timeframe for the development, design and testing of hypersonic propulsion systems for the UK MOD, led by Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems and Reaction Engines


Mission capability rate set by the US DoD for the US Air Force and US Navy's combat aircraft fleet by September 2019, which the F-22 and F-35 are expected to miss


Cost increase of Canada’s Surface Combatants over the past two years, to a total of C$69.8bn


Defence budget increase agreed by the Italian Cabinet up to 2032 to support modernisation projects


Funds committed under the UK's space programme to fast-track the launch of a small satellite demonstrator

This month on twitter

UK's Tempest not going it alone after all

...and the model is out this weekend

Eurofighter commitments from BAE

Royal International Air Tattoo takes off

New Infantry Fighting Vehicle capabilities

And a Top Gun lesson from the Royal Navy