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Brazilian Navy works to grow its aviation wing

Brazil is upgrading or buying a series of new aviation assets as it has commissioned new amphibious ships and aspires to grow its navy’s reach. The Brazilian Navy commissioned NDM Bahia (G40) landing platform...

Lacroix modifies Galix for integrated vehicle survivability

France’s Lacroix has integrated a laser warning system into a Galix grenade launcher vehicle-based survivability system. No sales are yet booked, but the system has been integrated on the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE’s) Nimr...

US and India advance trade and technology initiative

The United States and India have agreed to expand their joint initiative to develop defence trade and technology ties. In the latest round of talks under the US-India Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI)...

US and India advance trade and technology initiative

The United States and India have agreed to expand their joint initiative to develop defence trade and technology ties. In the latest round of talks under the US-India Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI)...

DroneShield signs MOU with Saudi telecoms provider

DroneShield and Saudi Arabia’s national telecommunications company Saudi Telecoms Company (STC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) committing to the exploration of the potential for collaboration on counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) opportunities for...

Seoul expands import substitution drive

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has said it will expand its import substitution programme during 2019 as part of efforts to reduce dependency on foreign technologies and boost defence exports. DAPA said...

Argentine Army receives more equipment

The Argentine Army continues to receive additional equipment with a view to controlling its northern border. On 15 March Argentine President Mauricio Macri announced the delivery of 250 new radios (including Elbit VRC 950...

Airbus Helicopters offers H145M for Australian SOF role

Airbus Helicopters has confirmed it is to bid its H145M battlefield support helicopter for Australia’s special forces requirement. The announcement, made by the company on 18 March, comes eight months after Jane’s first reported...

Malaysia revises contract for Littoral Mission Ships

Key Points Malaysia has revised its four warship contract with a Chinese shipbuilder The revision is latest in a series of Sino-Malaysia emendations undertaken by the new government since taking power in mid-2018 A...