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Regional Defense & Security News

BAE Systems and Milrem LCM, an Estonian provider of combat vehicle life-cycle management, have signed a contract to support Estonia’s fleet of CV9035 Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs). The agreement is part of BAE Systems’ wider contract with the Estonian government to maintain and sustain 44 CV9035 vehicles acquired from The Netherlands in 2014. Under the long-term...

he Rocket Force of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army commissioned days ago a new medium-long range missile system to a newly-established missile brigade. The brigade is forming overall combat capability with the new missile system. The medium-long range ballistic missile system is developed by China and has complete independent intellectual property rights. The...

MKU Limited and Thales have signed two MoUs for strategic co-operation in the development and production of optronic devices and F90 close quarter battle (CQB) rifle for soldiers. The optronic devices will be co-developed by Thales and MKU and both the optronic devices and F90 rifles will be manufactured in India at MKU’s facilities in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. These products...

The Finnish Minister of Defence has authorised the Defence Forces Logistics Command to sign an agreement on bridge-laying equipment systems with Patria. The Defence Forces will get four new Leopard 2L bridge tanks with ability to handle Leguan bridges of different lengths. Bridge-laying systems are to be built on the Leopard 2A4 platforms purchased earlier. Simultaneously,...

April 14, Pakistan conducted a successful test of an enhanced range version of the indigenously developed Babur Cruise Missile. Babur Weapon System-1 (B) incorporates advanced aerodynamics and avionics that can strike targets both at land and sea with high accuracy, at a range of 700 kilometers. It is a low flying, terrain hugging missile, which also carries certain stealth...

Otokar, Turkey’s largest privately owned defense industry company, will participate in DSA, the biggest defense industry exhibition in Asia, with Cobra II Armored Personnel Vehicle. In the 16th edition of the exhibition, Otokar will be in Turkish Pavilion Hall 1 B Stand No 10240, promoting Cobra II, with its high level of protection, spacious interior and superior mobility...

L&T MBDA Missile Systems Limited (L&T MBDA) is leveraging its strong parentage to bring in world class guided weapon systems technology for the Indian Armed Forces under the ‘Make in India’ initiative with a clear objective of indigenously developing, manufacturing and supplying highly advanced missiles and missile systems. The L&T MBDA JV is exhibiting...

In the first two days of DefExpo-2018 specialists of UOP SE “Spetstechnoexport” concluded new contracts worth a total of over half a billion hryvnias. In general, the enterprise has contracts, totaling a billion dollars. Within DefExpo-2018, SFTE “SpecTechnoExport” representatives signed an agreement on cooperation with the Indian state company Bharat Electronics...

IAI-ELTA marked the 100th ELM-2084 Multi-Mission Radar (MMR) family acquisition with a prestigious event and exhibition held in ELTA facilities in Ashdod, Israel, including the participation of senior MOD and military officials, military attaches, and current users worldwide. The MMR radar family was acquired by countries worldwide and has proved to be a revolutionary...

Saab’s Giraffe 1X ground-based radar is the ultimate gap filler, providing airspace commanders with the capabilities needed to maintain continuous and accurate air situational awareness. With a surveillance-on-the-move capability, the awareness stretches even further. Forces will stay safer even when on the move and a situational awareness can be achieved at all times...