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MLS seeks patent protection for Viper hull

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 27/11/2019 - 03:00
Privately owned Mobile Land Systems (MLS) has applied for intellectual property design protection in Saudi Arabia and its home jurisdiction of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the Falcon V-Hull on its Viper 4×4 mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicle. Viper was developed by MLS with
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New EDA portal aims to strengthen industry-research engagement

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 27/11/2019 - 03:00
The European Defence Agency (EDA) launched a new online portal on 25 November to encourage cross-border industrial co-operation on research and technology programmes. Called B2B Platform, the service “responds to a demand by industry for improved networking possibilities as a result of the
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PGZ hails return of Polish MiG-29s

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 27/11/2019 - 03:00
Polish Armaments Group (Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa – PGZ) has welcomed the 25 November announcement that Poland will return its MiG-29 Fulcrum fighters to service. “For the aviation domain companies of the Polish Armaments Group, it is primarily an opportunity to continue service
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Russia donates USD12 million worth of defence equipment to Kyrgyzstan

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 27/11/2019 - 03:00
Russia has donated defence equipment worth RUB770 million (USD12.02 million) to the armed forces of Kyrgyzstan, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in Moscow announced on 27 November. “The Russian MoD has donated a new consignment of military hardware, including two Mil Mi-8MT utility helicopters
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Russia imposes quota on hot-rolled steel imports

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 27/11/2019 - 03:00
The Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade on 25 November announced a special tariff on hot-rolled steel imports from 1 December to 31 March 2020. Unless they hold a valid import licence, Russian steel companies such as Evraz will have to pay a 20% special duty. “This is the first experience
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Trade Control Office streamlines import/export licensing in UAE

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 27/11/2019 - 03:00
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 23 November launched a new agency to provide services for manufacturers, importers, and exporters of defence equipment and services. Based in the Tawazun Industrial Park (TIP) as a branch of the Department of Licensing & Regulation in
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Airbus presses for German Tornado decision to meet electronic attack requirements

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 27/11/2019 - 02:00
Airbus is pressing the German government to expedite its Panavia Tornado replacement decision so that it can develop the electronic attack (EA) capabilities needed for both NATO and the Future Combat Air System (FCAS), a senior company official told Jane’s on 27 November. Speaking at the
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Japan, Australia commit to enhancing bilateral defence co-operation

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 27/11/2019 - 02:00
Japan and Australia have committed to deepening their special strategic partnership by enhancing their bilateral defence co-operation. In a joint statement issued during Australian Defence Minister Linda Reynolds’ first official visit to Tokyo on 20 November, the defence ministers of the two
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Kazakhstan takes delivery of Arlan vehicles

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 27/11/2019 - 02:00
The Kazakh Ministry of Defence has taken delivery of another batch of Arlan mine-resistant, ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles, manufacturer Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE) announced on 26 November. Details of the number of vehicles delivered was not disclosed, although the company noted that
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Update: US Navy secretary ousted, possible successor named

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 27/11/2019 - 02:00
US President Donald Trump tweeted on 24 November that he plans to nominate US Ambassador to Norway Kenneth Braithwaite to be US Navy secretary, replacing Richard V Spencer, who was ousted earlier in the day over a personnel dispute. Braithwaite, whose nomination must be confirmed by the US Senate,
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USINDOPACOM chief urges ASEAN to ensure code-of-conduct accord with China does not restrict freedom of navigation

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 27/11/2019 - 02:00
US Navy Admiral Philip Davidson, the commander of the US Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM), has urged the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to ensure that any potential code-of-conduct agreement reached with China does not restrict their freedom of navigation in
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Afghanistan orders additional MD 530F helos

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 27/11/2019 - 01:00
Afghanistan is to receive a further 12 MD Helicopters Inc (MDHI) MD 530F Cayuse Warrior light attack and reconnaissance rotorcraft, to add to the 60 already delivered. The announcement of the additional purchase on 27 November came just two days after MDHI said that it had completed deliveries of
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German Navy delays NH90 Sea Lion flight operations

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 27/11/2019 - 01:00
The German Navy will not begin flight operations with its new NH90 Sea Lion helicopter for the time being because it does not meet the necessary safety and quality standards, the Bundeswehr announced in a press release on 27 November. “We are generally convinced of the capabilities of the
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Subcontract awarded for weapon discharge system of Australia’s future Attack-class submarines

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 27/11/2019 - 01:00
The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) announced on 23 November that France’s Naval Group signed a subcontract with Babcock International for the design of the weapon discharge system for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) future Attack-class submarines. “The
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TLVS JV expecting German MEADS contract in 2020

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 27/11/2019 - 01:00
The Tactical Air Defence System (Taktische Luftverteidigungssystem: TLVS) joint venture (JV) of Lockheed Martin and MBDA expects the German government to award the long-awaited contract for its Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) in the second-half of next year. Speaking to Jane’s at
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