The defence industry briefing

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

News in numbers


Increase in ams imports by Middle East countries between 2010–14 and 2015–19


Amount the US Pentagon plans to spend on nuclear modernisation projects over the next 5 years


Value of a deal signed by India to purchase military equipment from the US


Amoung the US Navy expects to save by retiring the first four Littoral Combat ships

Quote of the month

“The fighter jet era has passed. Drone warfare is where the future will be. It’s not that I want the future to be – it’s just, this is what the future will be.”

Elon Musk, commenting on the F-35 programme at the Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando last month

This month on twitter

RAF intercepts Russians

Indian sub refurb

War & Coronavirus

Getting AI right

Doggo veterans' day

Marines tech trials