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Regional Defense & Security News

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt of ten (10) AH-64E Apache Attack Helicopters for an estimated cost of $1.0 billion.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of the Egypt has requested to buy ten AH-64E Apache...

MBDA’s Marte ER anti-ship missile has completed its first firing, successfully passing a major phase in its development. The firing trial was carried out on 9 November in an Italian test range. The Marte ER missile flew for more than 100 km on a planned trajectory that included several waypoints and sea skimming flight, successfully testing all flying phases. Pasquale...

In October, Saab successfully completed a test flight by a Gripen E aircraft with the Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) for the first time. The flight included two Meteor missiles and the Gripen E aircraft (designated 39-8) was operated from Saab’s airfield at Linköping, Sweden. “The aircraft continues to perform as smoothly as we have seen...

The French Defence Procurement Agency DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) has awarded MBDA the contract for the MICA NG (Missile d’Interception et de Combat Aérien Nouvelle Génération) programme to develop the next generation of the MICA missile. With deliveries scheduled to begin in 2026, MICA NG will be available to arm the current and future versions of...

The missile system “Talash” (“Endeavor”) is one of the newest defense systems of the Khatam-ul-Anbia headquarters, which could hit targets at high and medium altitudes. The system is capable of destroying aerial targets flying at low, medium and high altitudes. The missile system, combined with the Iranian “Horizon” radar, has been designed and produced...

he Romanian government has signed an agreement with the U.S. Army and transferred funding to the US government for the purchase of three additional Raytheon Patriot® Air and Missile Defense Systems from the U.S. Army. As was the case with the first system, which came under contract in May, the additional units were procured via the U.S. Department of Defense’s foreign...

The China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) unveiled “five major radar early warning systems” at the Airshow China 2018 in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, to meet the requirements of future armed conflicts. Future wars will be dominated by information and the coordination of different system, the CETC told the Global Times at the air show on Monday. The...

The Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan Colonel General Zakir Hasanov and the leadership of the Ministry got acquainted with the activities of the Satellite Communications Control Center, which was passed into use of the Azerbaijan Army. It was stressed that, taking into account the security measures, the satellite communication system, as an autonomous operating ground...

Ukrainian state-owned company SpetsTechnoExport, part of the Ukroboronprom conglomerate, has released the first video of tests of newest loitering munition. The footage shows new tests, as well as gives a grasp of the new RAM unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or cost-effective, lethal aerial loitering system, told Defence Blog. According to the company, RAM UAV carries...

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced today it has been awarded a mega-contract worth $ 550 million with the army of an Asian country to provide its “Sky Capture” Air Defense system. Sky Capture is a command and control system for anti-aircraft systems, which transforms the customer’s legacy air defense systems into highly accurate and effective...