The defence industry briefing
The news, views and numbers you need to know about this month
News in numbers
Current revenue of EDGE, the newly launched UAE defence conglomerate bringing together 25 companies
Value of the contract for more than 500 Boxer mechanised infantry vehicles for the British Army
Total value of the ten foreign military sales the US made to the UAE since the start of fiscial 2017
Additional funds approved by the Italian Government for defence procurement up to 2023
The amount the US expects Seoul to contribute to the upkeep of US military forces in Korea and the surrounding region
Reported discrepancy between the F-35 cost announced by the US Pentagon and the all-inclusive cost based on manufacturer data
Amount owed to General Dynamics for a vehicle contract with Saudi Arabia due to diplomatic problems between Canada and the kindgom
The North American Arctic: Themes in Regional Security
This new policy publication looks into emerging new security relationship within the North American Arctic. It focuses on current and emerging security issues that confront the North American Arctic and that shape relationships between and with neighbouring states, including Canada, Greenland and Russia.
It explores the degree to which ‘domain awareness’ has redefined the traditional military focus, and how new regionally specific threats are shaping relationships and security policies in the North American Arctic region.
Available in print or as an open access digital publication from UCL Press.
This month on twitter
Tanks a lot, Germany...
As pointed out by @bttr01438851 - this would mean that Germany would have more tanks than UK and France COMBINED. https://t.co/iganl9VuF9— grant turnbull (@turnbulljourno) November 9, 2019
Now that's what we call multitasking
Great sight - @HMSQNLZ and @HMSNORT re-fuelling with @RFATideforce while #F35 lands on. #WESTLAND19 #breathingfire pic.twitter.com/pQ685IK3Dt— HMS Dragon (@HMSDragon) November 12, 2019
The view from a Eurofighter test pilot
⭐️ Test Pilot Interview Series 1/5— Eurofighter Typhoon (@eurofighter) November 11, 2019
As Chief Test Pilot for @AirbusDefence and Space based in Manching, Geri Krähenbühl has one of the most fascinating jobs in #Eurofighter. But he insists his role is all about the team.
Read the full story: https://t.co/jU1nV2LfmV pic.twitter.com/hmMYpdcP42
...and some cool footage of a take-off
Get In The Pilot's Seat For @eurofighter Typhoon Take-Off: https://t.co/IUORUaBiNz by @ForcesNews— Eurofighter Finland (@BAES_Finland) November 11, 2019
Happy 244th birthday to the US Marines
#HappyBirthdayMarines!— U.S. Marines (@USMC) November 10, 2019
Today, we celebrate our heritage and honor the sacrifices of those who fought before us. pic.twitter.com/1obXlWTZqL
Getting ready for DSEI Japan
The UK’s Defence Growth Partnership will be supporting international business opportunities at DSEI Japan in November, with a Defence Industry Dialogue scheduled to take place during the event: https://t.co/d1nsseY9Ro #DSEIJapan #defence— Instrumentation Monthly (@Inst_Monthly) November 12, 2019