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Russia to send advanced S-300 missile defense systems to Syria

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday that Moscow will supply an advanced S-300 missile defense systems to Syria within two weeks. The report in Russian newspaper Kommersant quotes senior Russian defense official...

GDMS-UK showcases Hotspot technology demonstrator

General Dynamics Mission Systems-UK (GDMS-UK) presented its Hawk vehicle, a concept demonstrator of the company’s proposal for the United Kingdom’s Hotspot requirement, at the DVD2018 exhibition held at the UK Millbrook Proving Ground in...

SAMI looks to investment in South Africa

Saudi Arabia is considering investing in the defence industries of South Africa, the chief executive of Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) confirmed during the African Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition. Dr Andreas Schwer’s comments...

Saab awarded support contract for South Korean Arthur WLSs

Saab has been awarded a SEK500 million (USD56.9 million) contract by South Korea’s Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) to support the Arthur weapon locating systems (WLSs) in service with the Republic of Korea Army...

Mexican military shows off new equipment

The Mexican armed forces presented new weapons and vehicles during the country’s Independence Day parade, held in Mexico City on 16 September. The event saw 18,420 military and federal police personnel parade in front...

ARTEC to seek proposals from UK industry on Boxer

British industry has been given the go-ahead to present its proposals to the prime contractor of the 8×8 Boxer, to potentially be selected to participate in the British Army’s upcoming acquisition of 500 examples...

U.S. Army announces conversion of two brigade combat teams

The U.S. Army has announced the conversion of two brigade combat teams that will contribute to Army efforts to build a more lethal force and is an investment to increase overmatch against country’s potential...

DVD 2018: HIPPO ATSV gains autonomy

Hippo Multipower displayed an autonomous variant of its amphibious HIPPO All Terrain Support Vehicle (ATSV) at Defence Vehicle Dynamics (DVD) 2018, Millbrook, Bedfordshire, UK, fitted with a robotic applique kit. Hippo Multipower has teamed...

Russia restarts naval exercises off Syria

Russian naval forces have launched a new series of exercises across the eastern Mediterranean in a move that could limit the ability of Israeli aircraft to strike at targets in Syria. The Russian military...

Czechs and Slovaks to pursue joint procurement

The prime ministers of the Czech Republic and Slovakia announced plans for their respective countries to co-operate more closely on defence procurement after a meeting in Kosice, eastern Slovakia, on 17 September. Czech Prime...

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