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MBDA has announced the selection of its Sea Ceptor naval air defense system by the Brazilian Navy. The weapon will provide local area air defence for the Brazilian next generation Tamandaré class corvettes. Brazil’s is now the third navy to have chosen Sea Ceptor following the selection of the system…

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The US State Department has approved an $800 million sustainment deal for Iraq’s fleet of C-130E and C-130J cargo aircraft, the government announced Tuesday. The proposed five-year agreement would cover “operational, intermediate, and depot level maintenance, spare and repair parts, support equipment, repair and return, publications and technical documentation, personnel…

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The Russian Government has reportedly signed a contract for the first-ever export of its S-400 Triumf air defence and missile system. Signed recently between Russia state-arms-exporter Rosoboronexport and the Chinese Defence Ministry, the $3bn contract covers the supply of at least six S-400 battalions, as reported by Vedomosti. The S-400…

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Aerospace and defence giants Airbus and Safran have been given the green light by the European Union (EU) to creater a joint venture for space launchers, satellite subsystems and missile propulsion. The European Commission has concluded that the proposed creation is in line with the EU Merger Regulation, conditional upon…

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Russia's Defence Ministry has signed a 30 billion rouble ($630 million) contract with a major state-owned aircraft manufacturer to modernize over 50 of its high-speed MiG-31 interceptor jets, the RIA Novosti news agency reported. The move comes amid a 20 trillion rouble ($500 billion) ongoing state rearmament program and rising…

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Iran has unveiled new home-made naval equipment during a ceremony attended by navy commander, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari on Nov. 26, the Islamic Republic’s state IRINN TV reported. The equipment include special navigation radar with capability to detect up to 100 targets at once in electronic warfare, sea-based land and…

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Engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce will continue to provide support for the Pentagon’s fleets of V-22 Osprey aircraft under a two-year agreement, the company announced. The $287 million agreement is contracted through the Navy, but covers all engines for Ospreys being used by both the Marines and Air Force. The contract is…

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The French government said that six Mirage fighter jets would be deployed to Jordan on Thursday to assist in the fight against the Islamic State group. Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told a weekly cabinet meeting that the deployment of the six fighters would “strengthen our presence in this theater…

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Three bidders have pitched proposals to supply and support a fleet of helicopters to train British military pilots and crew, said Ascent, the company that has a 25-year deal to run all fixed- and rotary-wing training for the armed services here. Ascent, the joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Babcock…

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Northrop Grumman Corporation recently supported the successful flight testing of the U.S. Air Force's Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) weapon system. The operational flight test was conducted as part of the Air Force Global Strike Command's Force Development Evaluation Program. This program demonstrates and supports assessment of the accuracy,…