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Regional Defense & Security News

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...

General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, the Russian Defence Minister, has arrived on a working visit to Turkey. He is going to held negotiations with Turkish Minister of Defence Hulusi Akar to discuss situation in Syria. The meeting will focus on various aspects of settlement of the Syrian situation. The working visit will last one day. ...

The presence of drones recently forced the closure of Gatwick airport for three days, suspending 1,000 flights and disrupting the plans of about 140,000 passengers during Christmas, and Heathrow for one hour. Indra is one of the few companies in the world that has a comprehensive solution specifically prepared and tested to protect an airport or any other space against...

A memorandum of cooperation between Ukraine’s State Concern Ukroboronprom and Elbit Systems Ltd, an Israel-based international company for the development and modernization of various types of weapons, was signed in Israel, the Defense Ministry of Ukraine has reported. Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak having got acquainted with advanced defense technologies...

A ceremony of the transfer of military technical assistance from Russia to Kyrgyzstan with the participation of President Sooronbai Jeenbekov took place on the Old Square on January 15. Russian Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Andrei Krutko introduced the equipment to the president. The military-technical assistance came in the framework of the implementation of the agreement...

On December 20 the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania approved the new 10-year Plan for National Defence System Development which will be in force instead of the one approved in 2014 and made completely irrelevant by the changed regional security environment and increased defence budget. The new program not only sets out the goals, objectives, and priorities for...

General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe met with General Valery Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and First Deputy Minister of Defence  on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in Baku, Azerbaijan. NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander and the Russian Chief of the General Staff exchanged views on their...

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...

DroneShield Ltd is pleased to announce a launch of the additional product DroneCannon RWTM, in response to end-user requirement1. Historically, DroneShield has focused on “soft kill” counterdrone solutions, which means that DroneShield’s products interdict drones through technological interference rather than physical kinetic impact. Military users around the world...

Techmash (part of Rostec) is ready to adapt ammunition to meet the needs of drone manufacturers. Companies of the concern produce a wide range of air ammunition, such as aerial bombs whose weight ranges between 2.5 kg and 50 kg. “Currently, we are considering the drone manufacturers who are interested in cooperation, i.e. for whom we can adapt our samples. At...