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Author: DFNS

Poland orders eight Orlik unmanned aerial systems

On 30 November, Poland’s Armament Inspectorate signed a PLN780 million (USD205 million) contract with Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (Polish Armaments Group: PGZ) for the delivery of eight Orlik unmanned aerial tactical short-range reconnaissance systems with...

Portugal announces updated military programming law

The Portuguese government has approved an updated military programming law, which must be voted on by parliament, the Ministry of National Defence (MND) told Jane’s on 29 November. Covering 2019─30, the document replaces the...

Robotic and autonomous targets break cover at I/ITSEC

Several developments in robotic and autonomous targets, including ‘shoot-back’ capabilities, were revealed at the 2018 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando in November. Pratt & Miller Defense has continued to develop...

Polish MND approves Armed Forces Development Programme

Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak signed the Armed Forces Development Programme for 2017–26 on 28 November. The document is classified, but the Polish Ministry of National Defence (MND) released some key points of the...

MyDefence to showcase vehicle-based C-UAS system for NATO

Danish company MyDefence has disclosed that its newly integrated vehicle-based counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) solution will undergo evaluation at the NATO Non-Lethal Technology Exercise (NNTEX-18) in December. The news follows an announcement on 13...

Elbit opens new manufacturing facility in Romania

Elbit Systems has opened a new facility in Romania that will serve as an engineering and manufacturing facility for land systems. Located near Bucharest, the 1,000 m 2 facility will be used to produce...

Papua New Guinea receives first Guardian-class patrol boat

The government of Papua New Guinea has received the first of four Guardian-class patrol boats in a ceremony held on 30 November at the facilities of Australian shipbuilder Austal in Henderson, Western Australia. The...

India’s MoD approves procurements worth USD427 million

India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) approved INR30 billion (USD427 million) worth of procurements of locally made equipment for the Indian Navy (IN) and Indian Army (IA) on 1 December. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC),...

Australia announces defence industry expansion projects

The Australian government has announced the opening of two industrial facilities that will expand the production capacity of national firm Redarc Electronics and the Australian subsidiary of BAE Systems. The separate announcements, which were...

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