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Regional Defense & Security News

Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) will be showcasing 300+ pieces of modern Russian military hardware at the EDEX 2018 International Egypt Defense Exhibition. The event will be held from 3 to 5 December in Cairo (Egypt). “EDEX is the first large-scale defense exhibition in North Africa. Rosoboronexport sees enormous potential in the exhibition for...

German enterprise FFG Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft mbH won the call to tender organised by the NATO Support Agency (NSPA) and upgraded 22 M577 armoured personnel carriers of the Lithuanian Armed Forces. The upgraded M577s will be used for command and control of the PzH2000 howitzers of the Lithuanian Armed Forces. After being awarded the contract the German enterprise...

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Poland of 20 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) M142 Launchers, and other related equipment for an estimated cost of $655 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale November 29. Poland...

“Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering” Company has carried out the next delivery of “Arlan” armored wheeled vehicles to the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan. As a reminder, the previous batch of vehicles produced was distinguished by the adaptability of the “Arlan” AWV to Kazakhstan conditions: pre-start engine heating in the winter period of operation,...

Saab has received an order to deliver Ultra Lightweight Camouflage Net Systems (ULCANS) for use by the U.S. Army. The order value is approximately USD 66 million (approximately SEK 586 million). Deliveries are expected to take place in 2019-2020. The new order, comprised of both woodland and desert camouflage systems, will ensure that U.S. warfighters are equipped with...

Iran on Tuesday unveiled a new mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) personnel carrier manufactured by the country’s experts in a ceremony attended by defense minister brigadier general Amir Hatami. General Hatami elaborated on the features of the new MRAP vehicle named Toufan, saying, “Toufan is a 4×4 vehicle with the capability to resist against mine...

Belarus and Azerbaijan are preparing a contract to supply another consignment of Belarusian military equipment, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev told the media following the with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk on 19 November, BelTA has learned. Following the talks between the two leaders a memorandum of understanding was signed between the State Military...

Kazakhstan ASELSAN Engineering (KAE) demonstrates the basic range of manufactured products on 10th Anniversary International Exhibition “Safety, Security and Fire protection – Securika Central Asia 2018”. The 10th Anniversary International Exhibition “Security, Safety and Fire protection – Securika Central Asia 2018” started in Tashkent, gathering...

Otokar, leading supplier of the Turkish Military and Security Forces for wheeled tactical vehicles, attends Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) in Bahrain, between 14th & 16th November. Otokar, a Koc Group Company, with over 30 years of experience in military vehicles, participates in Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) in Bahrain. During the exhibition, Otokar will...

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...