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Regional Defense & Security News

The biggest Czech aircraft manufacturer with an unparalled background of supplying proven military light jets around the world, AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE a.s., and world leader in defense systems technologies, Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd., signed a partnership agreement relating to technical and marketing cooperation for the light combat L-159 aircraft. The cooperation...

The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a contract worth up to $97.9 million to develop a Quick Reaction Capability (QRC) next-generation missile warning system for aircraft that will protect pilots and crews from new and emerging threats. Under the Limited Interim Missile Warning System (LIMWS) contract, the company’s 2-Color Advanced Warning System (2C-AWS) will provide...

Airbus and Dassault Aviation have decided to join forces for the development and production of Europe’s Future Combat Air System (FCAS), which is slated to complement and eventually replace current generation of Eurofighter and Rafale fighter aircraft between 2035 and 2040. The partnership, sealed in Berlin by Dirk Hoke, Airbus Defence and Space Chief Executive Officer...

Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff Colonel General Sergei Rudskoy held a briefing for media representatives. The Russian Defence Ministry continues analyzing missile strike on Syria carried out by the US-led international coalition on April 14 on the eve of arrival of the OPCW representatives in Damascus in order to conduct investigation...

JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) will organize a unified Russia’s display at the debut international Eurasia Airshow 2018 to be held at the Antalya International Airport, Turkey on April 25-29, 2018 under the aegis of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey. “Rosoboronexport was honored to receive an invitation from the Ministry of National...

An Asian nation has contracted with Rheinmetall to supply it with advanced air defence technology. In a competitive bidding process, Rheinmetall Air Defence won the order to supply the customer with the latest generation of its Skyshield systems. The contract, booked in April of this year, is worth over €100 million. Production of the systems is already under way. Shipment...

Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) will produce light utility helicopter prototype, VRT500, designed by VR-Technologies design bureau, by the end of 2019. Helicopter rotor system strength tests are now underway. VR-Technologies’ specialists are going to start aerodynamic tests in the nearest time. The helicopter is expected to be supplied in the...

Alpagu Block II Turkey’s new soldiers in the sky, the upgraded “kamikaze” drones, will be exhibited for the first time at an aeronautical show in Turkey this week. Developed by Turkish defense contractor STM to support Turkish security forces’ tactical and field needs, the kamikaze drones — ALPAGU Blok 2 and KARGU — eliminate targets more efficiently...

Aeronautics announced today that its chairman, Major General (res.) Eitan Ben-Eliahu, has informed the company’s board of directors of his resignation after six years in office. The company’s board of directors today appointed Maj. Gen. (res.) Yedidya Yaari as a director of the company and elected him chairman of the board instead of Ben-Eliahu. Ben-Eliahu...

The enterprises of the SC “UkrOboronProm”, the SE”Ukrainian Research Design-Engineering Institute of Elastomer Materials and Products” and the SE”Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant “Aviakon”, launched production of flexible fuel tanks for aviation equipment. The cooperation between Dnipro and Konotop enterprises was held in the framework of...