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Update: China's Liaoning sorties more than 100 aircraft near Japan, Taiwan

Jane's Defense News - Mon, 16/05/2022 - 09:05
The aircraft carrier Liaoning of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) navy flew more than 100 sorties in six days in a series of drills near Japan and Taiwan.
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Raytheon invests in hypersonic aircraft firm Hermeus

Jane's Defense News - Mon, 16/05/2022 - 09:05
RTX Ventures, the new venture capital arm of US-based Raytheon Technologies, has made an investment in Atlanta, Georgia-based startup Hermeus Corporation, which is...
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UNITED STATES/IRAQ : Washington takes stock of Baghdad's intelligence gaps

Intelligence Online - Mon, 16/05/2022 - 08:00
The international military intervention Operation Inherent Resolve officially ended its combat missions in Iraq in December at the same time as a larger withdrawal of troops engaged in the country. Following this, the Pentagon inspector general Sean W. O'Donnell submitted
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CHINA/GREECE : Despite US pressure, China maintains its grasp on Piraeus port

Intelligence Online - Mon, 16/05/2022 - 08:00
Intelligence Online understands that negotiations are underway between officials of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and New Democracy, the conservative
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UNITED STATES : Former FBI agent turned private investigator Mark Rossini's Swiss activities in spotlight

Intelligence Online - Mon, 16/05/2022 - 08:00
An ex-FBI representative in Alec Station, the CIA unit that hunted Al Qaeda, Mark Rossini is one of the former
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UNITED STATES : HawkEye lobbies to unblock export of raw data

Intelligence Online - Mon, 16/05/2022 - 08:00
HawkEye 360, which specialises in radio frequency (RF) signal interception (SIGINT), is stepping up its lobbying to facilitate the export
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UNITED STATES/FRANCE/JORDAN/UZBEKISTAN/UKRAINE/UNITED KINGDOM : Intelligence Gazette: Abdullah II in Washington, GCHQ, US shipments to Kyiv, Uzbek border guards, Poupard and DGA

Intelligence Online - Mon, 16/05/2022 - 08:00
Jordan/United States: Abdullah II puts intelligence at centre of US visit agendaJordan's King Abdullah II, the first Arab leader to
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CHINA/LITHUANIA/RUSSIA : Under pressure from Moscow and Beijing, Lithuania intelligence service attempts to move past internal conflicts

Intelligence Online - Mon, 16/05/2022 - 08:00
The annual report from Lithuania's civil intelligence service, published on 29 April, talks up the success of a reform last
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FRANCE : The sensitive question of intelligence gathering by French defence attachés

Intelligence Online - Mon, 16/05/2022 - 08:00
Revealed by Intelligence Online (IO, 11/05/22), the appointment of French defence attaché in Washington Cyril Carcy as deputy director of the military intelligence service, the Direction
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RUSSIA : Operation new recruits: Russian intelligence targets conscripts and students

Intelligence Online - Mon, 16/05/2022 - 08:00
Rumours are continuing to circulate about purges within the Russian security services - which have notably targeted the head of
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Chinese intelligence ship tracked close to sensitive Australia-US submarine communications facility

Jane's Defense News - Mon, 16/05/2022 - 07:50
A Chinese intelligence collection ship has been tracked for a week off the West Australian coast and within 50 n miles (93 km) of a sensitive naval communications base,...
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GD Tapped For Abrams Technical Support | Germany Wants To Supply Ukraine With IRIS-T SLM | Taiwans New Fighter Scheduled To Fly in 2025

Defense Industry Daily - Mon, 16/05/2022 - 06:00
Americas

General Dynamics Land won a $29 million deal for Abrams Systems technical support. The M1 Abrams is a third generation main battle tank. Work will take place in Sterling Heights, Michigan, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2023.

The first C-130H with eight-bladed propellors assigned to the 133rd Airlift Wing has returned home after modifications. The aircraft arrived home on May 11 at Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport. Another seven C-130Hs are undergoing the modifications with a completion date by the end of September 2023. After which the cargo planes will get new T56 3.5 turboprop engines.

Middle East & Africa

SpearUAV, an Israeli company which develops autonomous, AI-based technology for encapsulated SWARM-based UASs, announced last week the completion of a $17 million funding round. The round was led by Israel’s UVision Air, which specializes in aerial loitering munition systems, and a number of other investors. Air UVision stated that following its investment in SpearUAV, it would become a minority shareholder in the company.

Europe

Ukraine could be operating its most sophisticated air defense missile system in November if a plan by Germany to supply the country with the IRIS-T SLM goes ahead. German media says training of Ukrainian solidiers could start as soon as the German government has approved the plan.

Asia-Pacific

Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin JV won a $71.4 million contract modification for the Javelin Missile System. Javelin is a man-portable anti-tank guided weapon. The F-Model of the Javelin missile first entered production in 2020 and includes improvements to the missile’s warhead to defeat reactive armor as well as improved case fragmentation that enables the user to strike lightly armored or unarmored targets. Work will take. Place in Arizona. Estimated completion date is February 28, 2025. Fiscal 2022 missile procurement, Army funds; and Foreign Military Sales (Thailand, Norway, Albania and Latvia) funds in the full amount were obligated at the time of the award.

Taiwan is scheduled to unveil the design of its new fighter in 2024 and make its first flight in 2025, Up Media reports. The F414-GE-400 has been selected as the power plant while L3Harris will be supplier of the avionics. Ejection seat will be provided by Martin-Baker. Decisions will be made by end of the month to select companies to supply the AESA radar and cockpit displays.

Today’s Video

WATCH: Germany intends to transfer NATO air defense systems IRIS-T to Ukraine

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US Army conducts ‘static' test with ramjet for future Precision Strike Missile

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 13/05/2022 - 18:35
Advancements in designing and testing a potential ramjet for the US Army Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) could extend the weapon's range up to 1,000 kilometers, and a...
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IDF testing Edge of Tomorrow technologies to empower infantry

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 13/05/2022 - 18:35
Israel's Ministry of Defense's (MoD's) Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) and Elbit Systems announced on 10 May a new programme to improve infantry...
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Rafael unveils AeroSpike stand-off air-to-surface missile

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 13/05/2022 - 17:50
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has disclosed development of an advanced lightweight stand-off air-to-surface missile specifically designed for use with fixed-wing...
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UK establishes new air traffic management hub at RAF Coningsby

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 13/05/2022 - 17:50
As part of Project Marshall, radar operators at Royal Air Force (RAF) Waddington have relocated to a new specialist hub at RAF Coningsby, the UK Ministry of Defence...
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France orders last tranche of Glock 17 pistols

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 13/05/2022 - 17:50
The Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA), the French defence procurement agency, has ordered 9,600 more Glock 17 pistols, French Ministry of Armed Forces spokesperson...
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France seeks mini attack drones

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 13/05/2022 - 13:20
The Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA), the French defence procurement agency, and the L'Agence de l'Innovation de Défense (AID), the country's defence innovation...
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IAF strikes target with extended-range BrahMos missile

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 13/05/2022 - 11:05
An extended-range (ER) variant of India's air-launched BrahMos-A missile has successfully struck its designated target.
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Kaman Kargo UAV full-scale test expected in second half of 2022

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 13/05/2022 - 08:50
Aerospace company Kaman said it is on track to fly a full-scale model of its Kargo unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in the latter half of third quarter.
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