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Japan’s Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency (ATLA) has selected Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) to lead a programme to build medium surface combatants for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), it has been confirmed to Jane’s . The programme will be supported by…
08.23 / 14:56
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Northrop Grumman demonstrated the ability to undertake multidomain autonomous command and control (C2) at the US Navy’s Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) 2017, held at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Panama City Division, Florida. The company used two unmanned surface…
08.23 / 14:56
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Roketsan has begun serial production of the UMTAS (Uzun Menzilli Tanksavar Sistemi) imaging infrared (UMTAS-IIR) variant, long-range anti-tank guided missile (ATGM), following successful finalisation of the development and qualification of the missile – including firing trials from a…
08.23 / 14:56
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Russian Helicopters has produced the first serial examples of the Mil Mi-28UB, a combined combat and trainer variant of the company's attack…
08.23 / 14:05
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Event On 22 August 2017, the Ukrainian Ministry for Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs said that Russia has violated the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) by limiting navigation to Ukrainian ports on the Sea of Azov by the construction of the Kerch Strait Bridge…
08.23 / 13:59
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Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) has claimed that its FA-50 will be a more affordable option for Botswana than the ex-Swedish Air Force JAS 39C/D Gripen multirole fighters the southern African country is considering acquiring to replace its Canadair CF-5 jets, Botswana’s Sunday S…
08.23 / 13:00
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Today, the German and Norwegian Ministers of Defence formally marked the start of a long-term cooperation on new submarines and naval missiles. Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide met her German colleague, Ursula von der Leyen, at Eckernföerde naval base today for a bilateral meeting c…
08.23 / 12:56
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Japan’s Defense Ministry plans to seek a record-high budget of ¥5.26 trillion ($48.1 billion) for fiscal 2018 as the country seeks to beef up its missile defense capabilities in the face of growing threats by North Korea, a government source said Tuesday. The ministry plans to set aside ¥47.2 bil…
08.23 / 12:56
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NEW DELHI --- India has launched a global hunt for 123 naval multi-role helicopters (NMRHs), with potent anti-submarine warfare capabilities, as well as 111 armed naval light utility choppers (NUHs) for operations from the decks of warships. The projects, together worth well over $5 billion, will…
08.23 / 12:56
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Russia is set to supply Egypt with 15 Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters by the end of this year, helicopter manufacturer Russian Helicopters told Russian state news agency Sputnik. The delivery is part of a deal to supply Cairo with 46 Alligators, Andrey Boginsky, CEO of Moscow-based rotorcraft…
08.23 / 12:56
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The Chinese military has recently undertaken bilateral training activities with the Tanzania Naval Command (TNC), and completed the training of a new rapid reaction brigade for the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC). Details of the Tanzanian training programme…
08.23 / 11:54
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The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has disclosed further details regarding its countertrade and offset programmes with Russia to support its planned purchase of 11 Sukhoi Su-35 'Flanker-E' multirole combat aircraft. In a press release on 22 August, the MoD confirmed that the Su-35…
08.23 / 10:55
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China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) has developed new variants of its export-oriented 8x8 VP10 armoured personnel carrier (APC), Jane's has learnt. The baseline VP10 APC is typically operated by a two-person crew, and carries up to 12 dismounts in the rear troop compartment. The vehicle…
08.23 / 10:52
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Key Points HAL is looking to increase production of the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft from 8 to 16 platforms per year from 2019-20 The type only entered squadron service in January 2015, 32 years after the LCA programme began India’s state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) aims…
08.23 / 09:57
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Japan and Taiwan have proposed small increases in defence spending for 2018, in response to escalating regional tensions. Japan's defence ministry has proposed an increase of 2% to JPY5.26 trillion (USD48 billion), while Taiwan has approved a military expenditure of TWD331.8 billion…
08.23 / 09:53
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A joint venture (JV) founded to manage defence supply chains is increasingly focusing on cyber security, as interactions between major primes and smaller companies open potential vulnerabilities. Exostar was founded in 2000 by five of the biggest companies in aerospace and defence: Boeing,…
08.23 / 09:53
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Two possible arms-related shipments heading from North Korea to Syria have been intercepted in the past six months, according to a UN panel of experts report seen by Reuters on 21 August. "Two member states interdicted shipments destined for Syria. Another member state informed the panel…
08.23 / 08:57
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Persistent Systems, LLC has released a Lower C-Band RF module for its MPU5 radio system, reflecting the company’s commitment to a truly modular radio architecture. The new Lower C-Band module … Continue Reading The post Persistent Systems Launches Lower C-Band RF Radio Module for UGVs appeared first on Unmanned Systems T…
Russian Helicopters has produced the first Mi-28UB 'Havoc' and is testing the combat helicopters, the company announced on 22 August. Eight Mi-28UBs will be delivered to the Russian Ministry of Defence by the end of the year, the company said. The holding company's CEO, Andrey Boginsky said…
08.23 / 08:55
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The US Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) on 21 August awarded two Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction (TMRR) contracts for its prospective Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) weapon system requirement. The GBSD is the weapon…
08.23 / 08:55
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