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Regional Defense & Security News

The Border Service of the Republic of Kazakhstan has signed a firm order for one C295 medium transport aircraft. Through this new agreement, which includes training, spares and ground support equipment, the overall C295 fleet operating in Kazakhstan will increase to nine aircraft. The new C295, in transport configuration, will play a vital role in border control activities...

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko took part in the testing of Bayraktar combat UAV of Turkish production. “According to its characteristics, this drone is one of the best. Bayraktar beat the world record in the class of tactical medium-sized unmanned aerial vehicles for the duration of the flight, staying aloft for more than a day at an altitude of eight kilometers....

In 2018, the SE SFTE “SpetsTechnoExport”, which is a part of the State Concern “Ukroboronprom”, delivered to Ukraine fifty BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles, the deficient for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The delivered BMPs have never been in service, and were stored at the capacities of licensed enterprises of the European Union. During 2017-2018, BMP-1 completed...

National Armed Forces of Latvia will acquire unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) based on the agreement signed between the Ministry of Defense and the high technology company UAV Factory. “Cooperation with local manufacturers of unmanned aerial vehicles is crucial for national defense capability development. The key criteria in the selection of unmanned aerial vehicle suppliers...

The acquisition of Paramount Group’s newly launched, next generation armoured personnel carrier, the Mbombe 4, was announced by the United Arab Emirates at IDEX 2019, the largest defence and security Expo in the Middle East. The announcement was made by the UAE’s Ministry of Defence on the first day of IDEX, held in Abu Dhabi. Manufactured by the global defence and...

Otokar, a Koç Group Company, with over 30 years of experience in military vehicles, participates in IDEX 2019 in UAE. Within its wide product range, Otokar displays its ARMA 6×6 with BOZOK turret, and COBRA II 4×4 with KESKIN turret systems during the show. Stating that Otokar boasts the widest land defence systems product range from 4×4 to 8×8, from...

Iran unveiled its underground ballistic missile production factory for the first time in a ceremony attended by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari. During the ceremony, the IRGC also displayed Dezful smart surface-to-surface ballistic missile at the underground production plant. Officials have not revealed any further...

February 6, a ceremony hosted by Eric Trappier, Dassault Aviation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, was held in Merignac facility for the delivery of the first Rafale to the Qatari Emiri Air Force, under the patronage of His Excellency Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah, Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Affairs, and Geneviève Darrieussecq,...

Iran’s surface-to-surface missile Hoveyzeh was unveiled in a ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution attended by the country’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami here on Saturday. As per Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said the missile has a range of 1,350 kilometers and can hit a specified...

Denmark, France and the Netherlands have received the first shipment of new anti-tank weapons under the multinational NATO project Land Battle Decisive Munition (LBDM). The munitions were delivered, after only six months, through the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA). The NATO project involves 16 Allies and three NATO partners. The acquisition of LBDM will further...