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Regional Defense & Security News

Regional Defense & Security News

Paramount Group, a South Africa-based global defence and aerospace company, operates in countries in the Middle East, South America and Africa. Its joint venture Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE) produces advanced armoured wheeled vehicles, such as the Arlan 4×4, Nomad 4×4, Barys 6×6 and Barys 8×8, in the country. Paramount founder and executive chairperson Ivor...

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 first of 250 Altay next-generation battle tanks will roll off assembly line within 18 months, under the contract, reports say. A landmark deal was signed on Friday for mass production of Turkey’s first domestically made main battle tank, Anadolu news agency reported. The Defence Industries Presidency and a Turkish-Qatari armoured vehicle maker BMC signed the contract...

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...

Azerbaijan has started the serial production of the HP-7.62 type assault machine gun with a caliber of 7.62 x 54 mm, developed at an enterprise of the Ministry of Defense Industry of Azerbaijan (MODIAR) reported. The assault machine gun, which was presented in September this year during the third international defense exhibition, ADEX 2018, was developed by local experts...

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...

Turkish Defense Industries Presidency (SSB) announced on 2 November that it had signed a contract with ROKETSAN on the serial production of ATMACA sea cruise missiles. The SSB said the missiles were developed and will be produced by ROKETSAN, and the fire control systems and other components by ASELSAN. The Atmaca project was launched to meet the need for naval cruise...

The tests of the new Ukrainian 120-mm mobile mortar complex “Bars-8MMK” were held at the proving ground of the Armed Forces of Ukraine during the military exercises. Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov visited the tests. According to the NSDC Secretary, this mobile mortar complex was created by Ukrainian manufacturers...

Currently, Kazakhstan Engineering NC JSC defense enterprises are practically implementing the Digital Kazakhstan State Program. The digitalization of production processes is being actively introduced; the range of manufactured products is expanding with the use of new technologies; a set of measures for export orientation of domestic products is being implemented. Kazakhstan...

It will replace the BМ-21 Grad vehicle in service with the Ukrainian army.  122-mm MLRS has been heavily upgraded by SE “Shepetovka Repair Plant”, “Ukroboronprom” decided to use new generation KrAZ cabover chassis as basis for new vehicle design.  New combat vehicle was unveiled at Exhibition Arms and Security that closed last week in Kiev. It has caught interest...