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Curtiss-Wright to buy US Navy supplier 901D Holdings

Wed, 27/11/2019 - 04:00
US industrial conglomerate Curtiss-Wright has announced plans to expand its naval footprint by buying 901D Holdings, which makes ruggedised shipboard enclosures and electronic subsystems for the US Navy. Curtiss-Wright, whose existing naval products include electronic monitoring systems and nuclear
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Islamic State-Khorasan group remains ‘enduring threat’ to US interests in South and Central Asia, says Pentagon report

Wed, 27/11/2019 - 04:00
The Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K) militant group in Afghanistan remains “an enduring threat to US and allied interests in South and Central Asia”, the Lead Inspector General (Lead IG) at the Pentagon for the US Operation ‘Freedom’s Sentinel’ said in his latest quarterly
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Israel reports drop in Iranian ballistic missile launches

Wed, 27/11/2019 - 04:00
Iran launched three ballistic missiles between March and June this year, the Israeli ambassador to the UN informed the Security Council in a letter released on 27 November. Ambassador Danny Danon said an unidentified missile was launched from Jalnabad in March, a Fateh-110 variant from Kuh Gitchen
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MBDA Deutschland pitches air-launched Enforcer missile

Wed, 27/11/2019 - 04:00
MBDA Deutschland is pitching an air-launched version of its Enforcer missile to Germany and beyond, a senior company representative told Jane’s on 27 November. Speaking at the Berlin Security Conference 2019 in the German capital, Head of Sales and Marketing, Guido Brendler, said that
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Turkey test fires OTMAS missiles from moving anti-tank vehicles

Wed, 27/11/2019 - 04:00
Roketsan medium-range anti-tank missiles that were test fired from moving Pars 4×4 and Kaplan armoured vehicles hit their targets, Turkey’s Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) tweeted on 25 November. Qualification testing is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year and
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UK Watchkeeper UAV flies from Cyprus

Wed, 27/11/2019 - 04:00
British Army Watchkeeper tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have deployed to the UK air base in Cyprus for a six-month training mission. The deployment by 47 Regiment Royal Artillery, the British Army’s only unit equipped with the Watchkeeper, is aimed at boosting the pilot competency
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China expanding support infrastructure at Yulin Naval Base

Wed, 27/11/2019 - 03:00
Key Points China is expanding support infrastructure at Yulin Naval Base on Hainan Island The new facilities could support long-term operations of an aircraft carrier Commercial satellite imagery captured on 19 November shows that China is expanding support infrastructure at the Yulin Naval Base
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Iran uses new SAM with indigenous HAWKs

Wed, 27/11/2019 - 03:00
A new type of surface-to-air missile was used with a Mersad system during a recent air defence exercise, Iranian media coverage from 22 November showed. Photographs and TV news footage showed the modified system in action during Exercise ‘Guardians of the Velayet Sky 98’ earlier in the
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Kazakhstan to begin producing Elbit UAVs in 2020

Wed, 27/11/2019 - 03:00
Kazakhstan Aviation Industry will begin producing Israeli unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from 2020, the company’s parent company Kazakhstan Engineering announced on 22 November. The move comes following training and production preparation in Kazakhstan, with Kazakh engineers being trained in
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Lockheed Martin eyes expansion in Latin America

Wed, 27/11/2019 - 03:00
Lockheed Martin has opened an office in Santiago, Chile, and hired a veteran of the region’s defence industry in a bid to spur its growth in Latin America. Patricia Tobar, who has worked for nine years in the Chilean and Colombian defence sector and for three years as a defence and security
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MLS seeks patent protection for Viper hull

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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