The defence industry briefing

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

News in numbers


Total global military spending in 2019, according to data from SIPRI


EBIT-adjusted earings of Airbust Defence and Space in Q1 2020, compared to Q1 2019


Rheinmetall's sales outlook for its defence business in 2020 following robust Q1 results


Increase of Norway's defence budget by 2028 under the Long-Term Defense Plan


Potential per-ship cost of US Navy's FFG(X) frigates intended to replace the LCS


Number of surplus MRAP vehicles the UAE is looking to buy from the US


Number of Iranian sailors killed by a missile hitting a warship during an exercise

REader survey

This month we asked readers on our sister website Army Technology:

When will military exercises return to normal after the coronavirus outbreak?

Further reading

Data, artificial intelligence (AI), autonomy, space, hypersonics, quantum, biotechnology and materials are areas of technology development that will become 'strategic disruptors', according to a new report by NATO’s science and technology organisation.

We take a closer look at the report's finding on our sister website. Read more >>

This month on twitter

DASA seeks counter-drone tech

The Loyal Wingman arrives

We're sad we missed it... staying home

THeMIS in action in Estonia

We'd like to join the Space Force now

Cool cyber tools for the US Army