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Brazil considers VSHORAD system for Atlantico

The Brazilian Navy is considering installing three of its MBDA SIMBAD (Système Intégré de MISTRAL Bitube d’Auto-Défense) air defence systems on its PHM Atlantico (A140) multi-purpose helicopter carrier, service officials told Jane’s . The...

Brazil considers VSHORAD system for Atlantico

The Brazilian Navy is considering installing three of its MBDA SIMBAD (Système Intégré de MISTRAL Bitube d’Auto-Défense) air defence systems on its PHM Atlantico (A140) multi-purpose helicopter carrier, service officials told Jane’s . The...

Sweden deploys air defence system to Gotland

The Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters announced on its website on 1 July 2019 the deployment of the Luftvärnssystem (Air Defence System) 23 to the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea. The decision was...

Serbia develops 20 mm turret

Serbia’s defence industry has completed the first example of a new remote-controlled turret (RCT), called the Dubs 20/3 mm Kerber, and initial firing trials are due to take place soon, following its first showing...

Serbia showcases modular rocket launcher

Serbia’s Yugoimport SDPR has unveiled a new 267 mm/122 mm multiple rocket launcher system (MRLS), developed for the export market using internal funding. To provide mobility and rapid deployment after a fire mission, the...

Serbia’s 105 mm M56 howitzer back in production

Production of the upgraded Serbian 105 mm M56 towed howitzer fitted with a 33-calibre barrel has commenced for an undisclosed export customer, which signed a contract for 36 weapons (two battalions, each with 18...

Serbia developing new 120 mm mortar bombs

Serbia is developing new 120 mm mortar bombs for local use and export sales, all of which are for 120 mm smooth bore mortars that are already manufactured in the country. The bombs can...

US ‘normalises’ defence trade with Taiwan

The United States government is implementing a process to normalise defence sales to Taiwan, moving away from its long-held strategy of packaging – or “bundling” – several defence contracts in one announcement. Jane’s understands...

UK details scope of military export licences for China

The UK issued nearly 70 standard export licences in 2018 to support defence sales to China worth GBP7.6 million (USD9.6 million), a strategic export controls report published by the UK’s Department for International Trade...

German cabinet proposes defence budget increase

The German cabinet approved a proposed federal budget for 2020, including EUR44.9 billion (USD51.0 billion) for defence, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on its website on 27 June. The proposed defence budget is...

Several dozen casualties in Taliban attack in Kabul

Several people were killed and more than 90 others, including children, injured when Taliban fighters launched an attack against a government building on 1 July in an area of the Afghan capital, Kabul, housing...

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