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Monthly Archives: September 2015

NZDF selects US’s LMT for its Individual Weapon Replacement program

New Zealand's Ministry of Defence has selected United States based Lewis Machine & Tool (LMT) company for its Individual Weapon Replacement program. This project will replace the existing New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Steyr rifle with a new individual weapon. The replacement of about 8,800 rifles is part of a larger firearms replacement...

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SAAB bags order for Giraffe radar systems from UK

The United Kingdom (UK) Ministry of Defence has placed an order worth approximately $75 Million for additional Giraffe AMB (Agile Multi-Beam) 3-D air-defence radars from SAAB. Deliveries are slated for second half of 2015 and to be continued until 2018. The multi-mission Giraffe AMB surveillance radar system was first acquired by the United...

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Indonesian Navy to receive two more CN235-220 surveillance aircraft

The Indonesian Navy (TNI AL) has ordered two more CN235-220 maritime surveillance aircraft (MSA) from the Indonesian Aerospace (IAe). The maritime surveillance aircrafts will be fitted with Thales' Airborne Maritime Situation and Control System (AMASCOS) and several sensor systems. At present, TNI AL operates three locally built CN235-220 MSA.

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Russia delivers two more Su-30MK2 aircrafts to Vietnam

Russia has delivered two more Su-30MK2 multi-role fighter jets, 8814 and 8815, to Vietnam. The aircraft were delivered to the customer under a contract worth about $600 million for delivery of 12 jets of the type signed in 2013. The first four vehicles were delivered to the air forces of Vietnam in October...

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Russian Navy to receive more than 50 Su-30SM fighters by 2020

Naval aviation of Russian Navy will be receiving more than 50 Su-30SM fighters by 2020. The Su-30SM fighters entered operational service with the naval aviation of Russian Navy in July 2014. Last year the naval aviation took delivery of three Su-30SM aircraft; two more jets of the type were delivered to the navy...

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Pakistan to buy four Mi 35 attack helicopters from Russia

Pakistan has signed an agreement with Russia for the procurement of four Mi-35'Hind' attack helicopters. However, no information has been provided with regards to any further details or timeline for delivery of the helicopters. Pakistan has already been operating a fleet of Mi-17 transport helicopters since mid-90s delivered by the US. The Mi-35...

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Russia successfully test fires ballistic missile

Russian Strategic Missile Forces successfully test fired a single-warhead Topol intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from the Kapustin Yar test range in the Astrakhan Region, Southern Russia. The RS-12M Topol is the predecessor of the Topol-M, with a maximum range of 10,000km (6,125 miles). It is capable of carrying a 550-kiloton nuclear weapon.

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Lockheed bags contract to upgrade AH-64E Apache targeting and pilotage system

Lockheed Martin has been awarded Lot 4 follow-on contract worth $21.7 million to continue production of the Modernized Day Sensor Assembly (M-DSA) for the AH-64E Apache attack helicopter by the U.S. Army. The contract envisages for Lockheed Martin to build Modernized Laser Rangefinder Designator (M-LRFD) kits, which will improve the principal targeting aid...

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