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Hong Kong to expand eligible group for COVID-19 booster shot

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 19/11/2021 - 15:33
Eligible groups to receive a booster shot of COVID-19 vaccines will be expanded to cover more people in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government announced Thursday.
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China's Ningxia to resume in-person classes after curbing latest COVID-19 resurgence

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 19/11/2021 - 15:33
Primary and middle schools in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region will gradually resume in-person classes starting from Friday, as the region has cleared all its medium- and high-risk areas for COVID-19.
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Chinese mainland reports 8 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 19/11/2021 - 15:32
The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported eight new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Friday.
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Hong Kong reports 1 new imported COVID-19 case

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 19/11/2021 - 15:32
Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported one new imported case of COVID-19 on Friday, taking the total tally of confirmed cases to 12,396.
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153 candidates validly nominated for HKSAR 7th-term LegCo election

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 19/11/2021 - 15:31
A total of 153 candidates have been validly nominated for the seventh-term Legislative Council (LegCo) election in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), an eligibility review committee said Friday.
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Taiwan reports 10 imported COVID-19 cases, no deaths

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 19/11/2021 - 15:29
Taiwan reported on Friday 10 new cases of COVID-19, all contracted overseas, and no new deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
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Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 19/11/2021 - 15:27
The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country
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COVID-19 UPDATE

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 19/11/2021 - 15:25
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New investment sets conditions for satellite operator HawkEye 360 to expand its RF location coverage

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 19/11/2021 - 13:05
HawkEye 360 announced on 8 November that it had closed USD145 million in new funding. Two of the largest investors are Insight Partners and the UK-based Seraphim Space....
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UK explores ‘hybridisation' of powertrains for RN, RFA ships

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 19/11/2021 - 13:05
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has revealed plans to identify hybrid powertrain technologies with application to Royal Navy (RN) and Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA)...
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Greek navy becomes first customer for Spanish Alpha UAV

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 19/11/2021 - 13:05
Spanish company Alpha Unmanned Systems (AUS) has won an order to supply five of its Alpha 900 helicopter unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to the Hellenic Navy.
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INDIA/TADJIKISTAN : India strengthens foothold in Tajikistan to keep watch on Kabul and Islamabad

Intelligence Online - Fri, 19/11/2021 - 08:00
The partnership signed with Dushanbe on 9 November rounds off India's plan to become the new intelligence hub for Afghanistan (IO, 15/10/21). The sweeping bilateral agreement, signed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's national security adviser Ajit Doval and Tajikistan's security
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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES : Newbie AFB Systems already laying tracks for Italian cyber in Dubai

Intelligence Online - Fri, 19/11/2021 - 08:00
Created less than a month ago, the new Emirati distributor AFB Systems has grand plans to make it big on
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INDIA : Agents prepped for Leonardo's return to India

Intelligence Online - Fri, 19/11/2021 - 08:00
Leonardo is getting ready to return to India's defence sector after a 2015 ban from bidding on defence contracts in
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TURKEY : Mossad and VEVAK targeted by Turkish counter-espionage service

Intelligence Online - Fri, 19/11/2021 - 08:00
Turkish intelligence service MIT, which is already heavily engaged outside Turkey, is also making a particular effort to strengthen its
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RUSSIA : KGB-FSB veterans who attacked the Kremlin have since gone into business

Intelligence Online - Fri, 19/11/2021 - 08:00
On 8 November, the website of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF) published an open letter written by
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QinetiQ reports ‘unsuccessful acquisition activity'

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 19/11/2021 - 07:35
QinetiQ Group conducted an “unsuccessful acquisition activity” in the first half of fiscal year (FY) 2022, according to the UK-based defence contractor.
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Lockheed To Deliver F-35 Crypto Ignition Keys | UAE To Buy M-SAM | Rheinmetall Completed Lynx CRT Demonstration Trials

Defense Industry Daily - Fri, 19/11/2021 - 05:00
Americas

Lockheed Martin won a $19 million contract modification, that adds scope to provide delivery and installation of a multispectral database and delivery of crypto ignition keys in support of F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter in support of the Air Force and the government of the Republic of Korea. Work will take place in Wisconsin and. Texas. Estimated completion will be in September 2023.

The US Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a $15.9 million contract modification, which exercises an option to procure seven retrofit advanced radar processor systems for the E-2D aircraft. The E-2D Hawkeye features a state-of-the-art radar with a two-generation leap in capability and upgraded aircraft systems that will improve supportability and increase readiness. Work will take place in New York and Massachusetts. Estimated completion will be in February 2026.

Middle East & Africa

According to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the country is in the final stage of negotiations with South Korea to buy the M-SAM air defense missile system. Tariq Abdul Rahim Al Hosani, CEO of the Tawazun Economic Council, confirmed to Gulf Today that the both sides are “close to concluding a final agreement.”

The Somali National Army (SNA) received a donation of military vehicles including trucks and ambulances from Turkey. Senior military officials received the donation after a ceremony at the Turkish Embassy in the capital of Mogadishu. Officials from Turkey’s military mission, Turk-Som, also attended the ceremony, Turkey’s government-owned Anadolu Agency reported.

Europe

Rheinmetall completed demonstration trials of the Soucy Composite Rubber Track (CRT) system on the Lynx KF41 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV). Rheinmetall Managing Director Gary Stewart said the CRT demonstration confirmed the Lynx IFV was capable of utilising both steel and composite rubber tracks.

Asia-Pacific

Thales Australia announced a $6 million investment in advanced manufacturing equipment at the Commonwealth owned Mulwala facility in regional New South Wales1, to accelerate sovereign guided weapons manufacturing capability. Thales’s investment in new large-scale preparation and mixing equipment will enable a 500% increase in the size of rocket motors able to be manufactured at Mulwala, supporting production of advanced guided weapons and hypersonic weapons.

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Dubai Airshow 2021: UAE announces development of new naval CMS

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 18/11/2021 - 18:50
The United Arab Emirates' defence procurement and research organisation, the Tawazun Economic Council, announced on 18 November that it had launched a new project to...
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UDRI to progress autonomy research for USAF under Soaring Otter

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 18/11/2021 - 17:35
The University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) has been awarded a five-year contract valued at up to USD88 million to pursue research and development into autonomous...
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