The defence industry briefing

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

News in numbers


Estimated value of the proposed Raytheon and United Technologies merger


Total value of the weapons sold by the US to countries around the world in fiscal year 2019


Budget announced by the Polish Defence Minister for the modernisation of the Polish military up to 2035


Value of the contract won by Daewoo Shipbuilding to build an upgraded submarine for the South Korean Navy


Spending cap set by the Finnish government for the country's fighter jet procurement project


Number of years the delivery of the US Navy's $7.8bn USS Zumwalt destroyer will be delayed


Cumulative value of the US DoD's spending on combat vehicles by 2024 according to Frost & Sullivan

This month on twitter

The UK's carrier finally has its aircraft!

More photos of F-35s arriving on the HMS Queen Elizabeth - yes, we're excited...

And the Royal Navy has a video, too

In other news, the US Army is redirecting missiles with AI and other smart tech

BAE unveils a new robotic vehicle at AUSA

...and so does Textron. Who wore it better?