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In a step towards augmenting the anti-aircraft capabilities of the country’s naval assets at sea, the Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LR-SAM) project which can intercept incoming targets at a range of 80 km has successfully completed its maiden test flight from a Naval warship. “The firing was undertaken…

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Poland’s Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz has announced plans to decrease the amount of the Caracal EC725 helicopters the country is to acquire from Airbus Helicopters. This would allow the ministry to also purchase Black Hawk and AW149 helos from Sikorsky and AgustaWestland, respectively. The decision comes following the forming of…

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Israel's Defence Ministry says it has dismissed a senior official for a "serious information security breach." Yair Ramati headed a branch of the ministry developing Israel's missile defence system. He served in the position for four years. The ministry announced Ramati's dismissal late yesterday. It gave no further details, but…

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After a three-year deployment, Germany has withdrawn its Patriot air and anti-missile defense systems from Turkish soil. The move comes shortly after NATO agreed to strengthen efforts to protect Turkey’s southern borders and airspace. Germany, along with other NATO allies, had deployed the Patriots in Turkey to help the Turkish…

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Saudi Arabia said it intercepted a Scud ballistic missile fired from Yemen on Saturday, according to a statement on the Saudi state news agency SPA, an attack which threatens a fragile ceasefire ahead of renewed U.N.-backed peace talks next month. "Saudi Air Defense Forces intercepted at about 11 P.M. (2000…

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Northrop Grumman Corp has won a contract worth $93.08 million to build a full-scale demonstrator of a new unmanned spy plane - a flying wing with large counter-rotating propellers - that would take off and land on destroyers and frigates, the Pentagon said on Thursday. Northrop has been working on…

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United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) and Boeing Co (BA.N), on Wednesday said it had ordered 20 more RD-180 rocket engines from Russia, on top of 29 engines ordered before Russia's invasion of the Crimea region of Ukraine last year. ULA said it would use…

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China Southern Airlines Co (600029.SS) has signed deals worth about $2.3 billion to buy 10 aircrafts from Airbus Group SE , the carrier said on Wednesday. China Southern, the country's largest airline by fleet size, has agreed to purchase 10 Airbus A330-300 airplanes, each with a list price of $227.36…

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Signalling an exciting stage of maturity for the Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax Class Modernization (HCM) Project, Lockheed Martin Canada is announcing several important program milestones. The HCM project achieved First Article Acceptance - formal recognition that Lockheed Martin Canada’s combat system design meets the Navy’s performance requirements. First Article Acceptance…

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Airbus has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of the Navtech group of companies, a leading global provider of flight operations solutions. Closing of the acquisition is subject to customary regulatory approvals for such type of transactions. Navtech serves more than 400 aircraft operators and aviation…