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Latvia orders 6×6 APCs from Patria

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 01/09/2021 - 15:57
Latvia signed a contract with Patria on 30 August for more than 200 6×6 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) under a joint development programme with Finland, the Finnish...
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Update: NATO MMU receives fifth MRTT

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 01/09/2021 - 15:56
The Multinational Multirole Tanker Transport Unit (MMU) received its fifth Airbus A330 MultiRole Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft on 31 August.
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FCAS/SCAF partner nations agree NGWS development

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 01/09/2021 - 15:55
Partner nations France, Germany, and Spain have agreed development of the Next-Generation Weapon System (NGWS) element of the Future Combat Air System (FCAS)/Système de...
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Rafael to supply warfare systems suite for Shaldag Mk V boats ordered by Southeast Asian country

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 01/09/2021 - 15:54
Israeli company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems announced on 1 September that it has secured a contract worth about USD80 million to supply a “comprehensive naval...
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Turkey takes delivery of Akinci armed reconnaissance UAVs

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 01/09/2021 - 15:53
The first batch of five indigenously developed Akinci medium-altitude long endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were delivered to the Turkish Armed Forces at...
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Advanced Search And Rescue Exercise (ASAREX) 2021 At Lajes Air Base

The Aviationist Blog - Wed, 01/09/2021 - 13:15

ASAREX is an exercise held annually by the Portuguese Air Force at Lajes Air Base. ASAREX is a SAR (Search and Rescue) exercise organized each year since 2015 (only exception in 2020, when it was [...]

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Pakistan outlines technology transfer priority

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 01/09/2021 - 10:42
Pakistan has outlined a commitment to ensure that all major defence procurements are supported through technology transfers from suppliers.
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Turkey initiates life cycle management platform and product qualification process domestically

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 01/09/2021 - 10:41
The Turkish Defence Industry Life Cycle Management Platform (TSSÖDYP) was established under the umbrella of Turkey's Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) with the...
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Key US lawmaker seeks F-35A engine competition

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 01/09/2021 - 10:40
An influential US lawmaker wants an engine competition for the US Air Force (USAF) Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), and has proposed...
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Army 2021: Russian MoD procures equipment, Rosoboronexport signs export contracts

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 01/09/2021 - 10:39
The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed 41 contracts worth RUB500 billion (USD6.8 billion) with 27 defence enterprises during Army 2021 for the delivery of 1,300...
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China begins work on third aircraft carrier's catapult system

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 01/09/2021 - 10:39
Recent images from China's Jiangnan Changxingdao shipyard in Shanghai suggest that work on the People's Liberation Army Navy's (PLAN's) third aircraft carrier's catapult...
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US says second Iranian SLV launch failed in June

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 01/09/2021 - 10:39
Iran attempted a second, previously unreported satellite launch in June, the United States ambassador to the United Nations revealed in a letter to the UN Security...
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Nigeria inducts Super Tucanos

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 01/09/2021 - 10:37
Nigeria inducted the first of 12 Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC)-Embraer A-29 Super Tucano light-attack turboprops on 31 August, US Africa Command announced.
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Army 2021: ZALA Aero develops naval version of KUB-UAV

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 01/09/2021 - 10:37
ZALA Aero, a subsidiary of Rostec's Kalashnikov Group, unveiled a full-scale mock-up of the new naval version of its KUB-UAV loitering munition at the Army 2021 defence...
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UNITED KINGDOM : UK's counter state threats bill worries investigators and lobbyists alike

Intelligence Online - Wed, 01/09/2021 - 08:00
All eyes from the corporate intelligence and influence sector have been on a consultation run by the Home Office's Homeland Security department (formerly the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism). As part of the Counter State Threats Bill, whose first
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EUROPE : Tekever and CLS strengthen their presence in EU maritime surveillance

Intelligence Online - Wed, 01/09/2021 - 08:00
The success of the REACT consortium, composed of Portuguese drone manufacturer Tekever and French geolocation company (GEOINT) company CLS (Collecte Localisation
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LEBANON : Russia's Stroytransgaz harries US energy rescue plan for Lebanon

Intelligence Online - Wed, 01/09/2021 - 08:00
With Lebanon on the brink of an electricity disaster (IO, 24/08/21) and Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah's announcement on 19 August that
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RUSSIA/QATAR : Qatar's special forces train in Moscow for next year's football World Cup

Intelligence Online - Wed, 01/09/2021 - 08:00
In between visits to the International Military-Technical Forum "Army 2021", which took place in the Moscow region from 22 to
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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES/TURKEY : Intelligence action behind Turkey-UAE rapprochement

Intelligence Online - Wed, 01/09/2021 - 08:00
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's unprecedented meeting with the UAE national security advisor Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Ankara on 18 August can
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UKRAINE : The Kolomoisky clan takes its ease on the Swiss Riviera as Privatbank's US lawsuit is put on hold

Intelligence Online - Wed, 01/09/2021 - 08:00
On 23 August, a New York court suggesed to pause the legal action brought by Privatbank against its two former owners, Igor
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