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FARA Proposals Feature Modular Open Systems Approach for Avionics

Company proposals for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) competition tout their compliance with the service’s desired modular open systems approach (MOSA) digital backbone to allow plug and play capabilities for the...

AUSA 2019: US Army talks network dependency, concerns

US Army leaders have used the Association of the US Army 2019 (AUSA 2019) annual conference to tout progress developing a host of next-generation weapons systems while also acknowledging that the network piece of...

Poland orders additional Rak self-propelled mortars

Poland’s Armament Inspectorate announced on its website on 11 October that it had ordered two Rak mortar company fire modules (CFMs) and two additional M120K Rak 120 mm self-propelled mortars worth PLN275.5 million (USD71.1...

Altay MBT to be ready in two years, says BMC

Turkey’s Altay main battle tank (MBT) is planned to be in use by the Turkish Armed Forces within the next 24 months, Ethem Sancak, chairman of the board of Turkish-Qatari armoured vehicle manufacturer BMC,...

Russia, Saudi discussions are guarded on S-400 procurement

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed closer defence equipment co-operation with Saudi Arabia on his first visit to the country since 2007, news agency TASS reported on 15 October. In talks with King Salman bin...

US reports slight fall in total value of FMS deals

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) approved Foreign Military Sales (FMS) deals worth USD55.39 billion in fiscal year 2019 (FY 2019), marking a USD270 million decrease on the total for FY 2018. The...

India delivers final two Mi-24 attack helicopters to Afghanistan

India has delivered the final two of four refurbished Russian-built Mil Mi-24 ‘Hind’ attack helicopters it had promised the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in early 2018 to boost their counter-insurgency capabilities....

ADEX 2019: Hanwha looks to future consolidation

Underpinned by a drive to invest more than USD3 billion to support expansion activities, South Korean group Hanwha could look to consolidate its various defence subsidiaries over the coming few years, Jane’s has learnt....

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