Thales Acquires Big Data Analytics Firm Guavus

April 28, 2017 @ 08:51 AM

Thales has acquired a real-time Big Data analytics provider, Guavus, under a definitive agreement announced today. The acquisition of Guavus follows several acquisitions in the fields of connectivity, mobility and cyber security, and strengthens Thales's positioning in one of the key technologies at the heart of digital transformation, the processing...

Retired Admiral Charged In US Navy Bribery Scandal

March 15, 2017 @ 09:54 AM

The latest development in a 3-year old corruption scandal involving the US Navy officers for selling military secrets to an Asian defense contractor, has come to attention again with the arrest of an official on Tuesday. Bruce Loveless, who recently retired, became the second admiral charged in the investigation, increasing the...

Indian Defense Minister Resigns, Finance Minister Gets Additional Charge

March 13, 2017 @ 12:15 PM

Indian defense minister, Manohar Parrikar has stepped down from the post on Monday and will be replaced by Arun Jaitley who is also the finance minister of India. Manohar Parrikar will be taking oath as chief minister of Goa on Tuesday

Hyundai Heavy Shareholders Approve Restructuring Plan

March 2, 2017 @ 09:16 AM

South Korean Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shareholders have approved a plan to split the company into six separate entities from April this year despite objections from the company's union employees. The shareholder motion splits the world's largest shipbuilder into six separate companies – a shipbuilding entity, plus five independent firms derived...

Ashley Bunce Appointed Executive Director Of US NDIA's 'Women In Defense'

February 7, 2017 @ 01:34 PM

The US National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) has appointed Ashley Bunce as Executive Director of Women In Defense. The NDIA affiliate, Women In Defense, supports the advancement and recognition of women in national security

Emmanuel de Roquefeuil Appointed Thales' Country Director In India

February 3, 2017 @ 12:22 PM

Thales has appointed Emmanuel de Roquefeuil as the new Vice-President and Country Director for India. He will succeed Antoine Caput with effect from 1st February 2017

BAE Systems Appoints Nik Khanna As Managing Director For India

February 1, 2017 @ 05:40 PM

BAE Systems has appointed Nik Khanna as the Managing Director of its India operations with effect from 1st February 2017. Nik joins the Company from Raytheon where as Country President he led business development, marketing and strategy in India for the last four years

Andrew Boginsky Appointed Russian Helicopters' Chief Executive

January 27, 2017 @ 11:57 AM

Andrey Boginsky, former Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation has been appointed as the CEO of Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec. Andrey Boginsky has the title of Honorary Aircraft Builder

Chinese PLA To End House-renting, Other Commercial Activities In Three Years

January 20, 2017 @ 02:27 PM

Chinas Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) plans to end all commercial activities such as livestock production, house renting and medical services in three years, as part of the on-going military reform. Governments in provincial-level regions, including Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing and Guangdong, have set up interdepartmental teams to work with military authorities to push forward the efforts, Xinhua News Agency reports, adding that the Supreme People's Court has also established a panel to help the military deal with related legal and judiciary affairs

US Senate Armed Services Committee Approves Retired Mattis For Defense Secretary

January 20, 2017 @ 08:23 AM

The US Senate Armed Services Committee has approved retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for defense secretary

Rosoboronexport Gets New CEO

January 11, 2017 @ 10:40 AM

Russian Rosoboronexport has appointed Alexander Mikheev as its new CEO. On January 10, 2017, during a meeting held at Rostec offices, Rostec CEO Sergeic Chemezov officially introduced Alexander Mikheev as the new CEO of JSC Rosoboronexport to the Rostec and JSC Rosoboronexport leadership, the company said in a statement Wednesday

Former Pak Army Chief To Lead Saudi-Led Anti-Terror Force

January 7, 2017 @ 12:57 PM

Former Pakistan army chief General Raheel Sharif has been appointed as the commander of the Saudi-led 39-nation military coalition to combat terrorism. The coalition is fighting Shia rebels supported by Iran in Yemen and General's Sharief's appointment is seen as an attempt to thaw Saudi-Iran relations