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Israelis to US: Take On China Around Djibouti

“The Chinese chose Djibouti because of its strategic location in Africa and mainly because it gives foreign military forces that built bases in this country control of one of the most important water ways...

U.S. Army to purchase .50 caliber long-range sniper rifles

Barrett Firearms Mfg. Inc. has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army Contracting Command to delivery M107 .50 caliber long-range sniper rifles. The contract, announced Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Defense, is...

Qatar to acquire NASAMS ground-based air defense system

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has announced that U.S. State Department approval for the sale of National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) to Qatar. According to a statement on 27...

TLVS JV expecting German MEADS contract in 2019

The Tactical Air Defence System (Taktische Luftverteidigungssystem: TLVS) GmbH joint venture (JV) of Lockheed Martin and MBDA expects the German government to award the long-awaited contract for its Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS)...

Previously unknown Chinese HQ-22 SAM deployments revealed

Key Points The HQ-22 SAM system is entering service with the PLAAF in increasing numbers Replacement of extant HQ-2 batteries with HQ-22 systems will complete China’s transition to a modern, mobile, strategic SAM force...

India seeks IP boost in defence

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has launched an initiative to expand intellectual property rights (IPR) applications from the country’s state-owned defence industry. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the scheme – known as Mission...

U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan roadside bombing

Three U.S. service members were killed and three others were wounded by an improvised explosive device in southern Afghanistan, according to the NATO-led training mission in that country. The incident took place on 27...

CMI Defence to complete CPWS Gen 2 in late 2019

Belgium’s CMI Defence expects to complete the first example of its latest Cockerill Protected Weapon Station Generation 2 (CPWS Gen 2) in the last quarter of 2019. Export marketing for the system has begun...

Austrian special forces receive sniper rifles

Austrian Defence Minister Mario Kunasek handed over new sniper rifles and a new building with a training hall to the Jagdkommando special unit in Wiener Neustadt on 23 November. The Jagdkommando is the first...

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