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Indian industry pledges corridor investment

Indian defence companies have pledged to invest about INR37 billion (USD530 million) in developing a defence-industrial corridor in the northern region of Uttar Pradesh. According to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in New Delhi,...

Patria appoints new business development officer

Patria has created the role of chief business development officer (CBDO) as part of its new business strategy. The role will be supported by the appointment of new leads for the company’s land and...

Qatar on track to receive Apaches from 2019

Qatar is on track to receive its recently ordered Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters from 2019 through to mid-2020. The Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) project officer said on 13 August that the...

Rheinmetall Defence appoints chief technology officer

Rheinmetall Defence has appointed Klaus Kappen to the newly established role of chief technology officer (CTO). Kappen was formerly the head of research-and-development co-ordination and special projects for land systems. In his new role...

Portuguese Army boosts ATGM capability

The Portuguese Army is boosting its mobile anti-tank capability with five 8×8 General Dynamics European Land Systems Pandur II armoured anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) carriers. The army’s vehicle-based ATGM capability previously comprised MILAN and...

Hanwha targets defence expansion

South Korean conglomerate Hanwha has announced plans to invest KRW4 trillion (USD3.5 billion) in expanding its aerospace and defence business over the next five years. The group said on 12 August that the fiscal...

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