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Report: Myanmar defence budget to witness stable growth

Myanmar’s annual military budget is expected to increase from $2.4bn in 2017 to $3.1bn by 2022, marking a compound annual growth rate of 4.84%, according to a report by Strategic Defence Intelligence (SDI). …read...

ATR COTS Platform

Derived from successfully deployed ground mobile and fixed-wing fast jet and UAV applications, Elma Electronic’s aluminium ½ ATR to ARINC 404A is ideally suited to the exacting demands of Open VPX. …read more Read...

Patria AMV28A successfully completes amphibious testing

The Patria AMV28A successfully completed in-house amphibious testing in the Hanko area in southern Finland last month, the company confirmed on 16 June. Two Patria AMV28A vehicles underwent the trials, one in test configuration...

RE2 tasked with robot pilot development

RE2 Robotics has been awarded a USD1.5 million contract from the US Air Force to develop a robotic system that can fly manned aircraft. Speaking to Jane’s , Jorgen Pederson, president and CEO of...

Denmark confirms selection of Eagle V

The Danish Defence Acquisition Organisation (DALO) announced on 16 June that it had signed two contracts, one for acquisition and the other for sustainment, of Eagle V 4×4 armoured patrol vehicles. The acquisition contract...

Addressing the body armour challenge

Key Points Body armour is becoming better, cheaper, and more available, and the best grades can resist conventional military rifle ammunition New armour-piercing ammunition for both rifles and pistols is being developed in order...

Lithuania invests in defence modernisation

Lithuania spends 32% of its defence budget on equipment, well above the 20% NATO guideline, Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis told Jane’s . NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told a press conference during Exercise ‘Iron...

Pakistan confirms downing Iranian UAV

The government of Pakistan has confirmed that the country’s air force shot down an Iranian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that was flying over the Panjgur district in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan. The unidentified...

Thailand’s First Win MVP secures new deal

Thai military vehicle manufacturer Chaiseri has secured an order from the military government’s Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) to supply an updated version of its 4×4 First Win multipurpose vehicle (MPV). The contract –...

Pakistan reports increase in defence exports

Pakistan’s defence exports have climbed to nearly USD100 million in fiscal year (FY) 2016/17, a government committee was told on 21 June. Khawaja Suhail Mansoor, chairman of Pakistan’s standing committee on defence production, said...

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