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 The Saab portfolio of short-range ground-based air defence missile systems includes the RBS 70 and the further enhanced RBS 70 NG. The RBS 70 system has an impressive track-record on the market with more than 1,600 launchers and over 17,000 missiles delivered to 19 countries. “One of our customers of…

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Lockheed Martin Commercial Flight Training and Airbus have signed a frame contract enabling Airbus to expedite procurement of flight simulation devices for their customers, Airbus training centers and their affiliates worldwide. The frame contract emphasizes the shared intent to partner on future training programs, and combines Airbus’ and Lockheed Martin…

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Defence firm Saab has signed contracts with Sweden worth 8.6 billion crowns (661.54 million pounds) for two new submarines and upgrades to two existing submarines, the Swedish company said on Tuesday. Sweden, which has said it will increase defence spending over the coming years due to worsening security around the…

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India and Thailand today discussed possibilities of joint ventures in defence manufacturing as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj wrapped up her three-day visit to the country. Swaraj and the Thai leadership during bilateral consultations here discussed the possibilities of joint ventures in the defence sector ahead of the proposed visit…

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An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded about two minutes after liftoff from Florida on Sunday, destroying a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station in the latest in a string of mishaps in supplying the orbiting outpost. The 208-foot-tall (63-meter) Falcon 9 rocket had flown 18 times previously since its…

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The Israel Navy is upgrading its entire combat surface fleet with new German-built, Israeli-equipped Sa'ar-6 corvettes and the integration of new radars and electronic warfare (EW) systems in existing Sa'ar-5 and Sa'ar 4.5 ships. Procurement and retrofit of the new radars, developed by Elta Systems, and the combined active and…

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The U.S. Missile Defense Agency on Friday said a target malfunction caused it to abort a key intercept test of the Aegis Ashore missile defense system, built by Lockheed Martin Corp, that is due to be installed in Romania this year. "Due to a target malfunction, the test wasn't conducted…

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A U.S. Air Force competition to develop a rocket propulsion system to end dependence on Russian rocket engines drew broad response from companies, the Air Force said on Friday. "There is interest," Lt. General Samuel Greaves, who heads the Air Force's Space and Missiles Systems Center, said during a webcast…

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The German armed forces want to order between 8 and 10 units of the MEADS air and missile defence system for the time being, the managing director of manufacturer MBDA Deutschland GmbH said on Thursday. Thomas Homberg said the number of units that would ultimately be delivered was an "integral…

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China's Defence Ministry on Thursday declined to confirm a report that it was in talks for a military base in Horn of Africa country Djibouti, though it said all countries had an interest in regional peace and stability. In May, Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh told Agence France-Presse of the…