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South Korea, Hungary sign defence MOU

South Korea and Hungary have signed an agreement to expand defence ties in areas including military research, development, and manufacturing. The defence memorandum of understanding (MOU) – aligned with Seoul’s efforts to expand defence...

German Army stands up new panzer battalion

The German Army is standing up a new panzer battalion, the Bundeswehr announced on its website on 27 November. Based in Hardheim, Baden-Württemberg, Panzerbataillon (Armour Battalion) 363 will be equipped with 44 Leopard 2...

PT Pindad explores military sales in Ghana

Indonesian land systems specialist PT Pindad has signed an agreement to explore export opportunities with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in Ghana, the company has said. PT Pindad said the letter of intent (LOI)...

Russia upgrading UAE’s Pantsirs

The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE’s) Pantsir-S1 air defence systems are being upgraded, a senior official from Russia’s Rostec defence group told the TASS news agency on 27 November. “We are engaged in the modernisation...

North Korea conducts another short-range missile test

North Korea fired two short-range projectiles towards the East Sea (Sea of Japan) on 28 November in what was Pyongyang’s 13th such weapon test this year. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said...

India has approved ‘42 foreign investment proposals’

India has approved more than 40 proposals from foreign companies to invest in the country’s defence sector through joint ventures (JVs), Indian Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik has said. In response to...

U.S. troops in Europe receive improved GPS system

General Dynamics Mission Systems, part of U.S. aerospace and defense company General Dynamics Corp, announced that it has installed a new and improved GPS system onto U.S. military vehicles in Germany that allows U.S....

Turkey test fires OMTAS missiles from moving anti-tank vehicles

Roketsan medium-range anti-tank missiles that were test fired from moving Pars 4×4 and Kaplan armoured vehicles hit their targets, Turkey’s Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) tweeted on 25 November. Qualification testing is scheduled to...

Turkey test fires OTMAS missiles from moving anti-tank vehicles

Roketsan medium-range anti-tank missiles that were test fired from moving Pars 4×4 and Kaplan armoured vehicles hit their targets, Turkey’s Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) tweeted on 25 November. Qualification testing is scheduled to...

MBDA Deutschland pitches air-launched Enforcer missile

MBDA Deutschland is pitching an air-launched version of its Enforcer missile to Germany and beyond, a senior company representative told Jane’s on 27 November. Speaking at the Berlin Security Conference 2019 in the German...

MLS seeks patent protection for Viper hull

Privately owned Mobile Land Systems (MLS) has applied for intellectual property design protection in Saudi Arabia and its home jurisdiction of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the Falcon V-Hull on its Viper 4×4...

Russia imposes quota on hot-rolled steel imports

The Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade on 25 November announced a special tariff on hot-rolled steel imports from 1 December to 31 March 2020. Unless they hold a valid import licence, Russian steel...

Kazakhstan takes delivery of Arlan vehicles

The Kazakh Ministry of Defence has taken delivery of another batch of Arlan mine-resistant, ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles, manufacturer Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE) announced on 26 November. Details of the number of vehicles delivered...

Afghanistan orders additional MD 530F helos

Afghanistan is to receive a further 12 MD Helicopters Inc (MDHI) MD 530F Cayuse Warrior light attack and reconnaissance rotorcraft, to add to the 60 already delivered. The announcement of the additional purchase on...

TLVS JV expecting German MEADS contract in 2020

The Tactical Air Defence System (Taktische Luftverteidigungssystem: TLVS) 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) in...

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