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Russian MoD speeds up acquisition of Tor SAM systems

The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a long-term contract on 19 September with Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant Kupol, a subsidiary of the Almaz-Antey concern, for the acquisition of Tor-M2 (9K332) and Tor-M2DT (9K331MDT) short-range...

UAE withdraws helicopters from Aden airport

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces has withdrawn the helicopters it has deployed at Aden’s international airport for four years, Maxar satellite imagery shows. There was a CH-47 Chinook, two UH-60 Black Hawks,...

Centauri buys Kord Technologies

Centauri announced on 24 September the acquisition of fellow US company Kord Technologies. No further details were given on the financial terms of the deal or its timeframe to completion. Kord president Tom Young...

Milrem-led team submits iMUGS proposal

Estonia-based Milrem Robotics is heading an industry consortium that has applied for European Commission (EC) funding to develop a modular multi-mission unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). The Milrem-led team of 14 organisations submitted its proposal...

Philippines commissions amphibious vehicles, attack craft

Key Points The Philippines has commissioned four more amphibious vehicles and three more attack craft that are capable of being fitted with missile launchers The inductions aim to further improve the country’s amphibious assault...

Raytheon releases video of DeepStrike missile

Tomahawk missile maker Raytheon Co. on Monday released a short video and revealed new details of its longer-range DeepStrike missile. The new missile is Raytheon’s offering for the U.S. Army’s Precision Strike Missile, or...

Swedish Army receives first Mjölner self-propelled mortars

The Swedish Armed Forces received their first four series production Granatkastarpansarbandvagn 90 (Grkpbv 90) self-propelled mortars on 19 September, the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has announced. The FMV said on its website on...

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