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China has launched a new guided- missile frigate called 'Wuhai', which has stronger anti- submarine capabilities, official media reported today. Lu Baoqiang, political commissar of a military base under the Northern Theatre Command, conferred the navy ensign and naming certificate to the new frigate (hull number 540) at the ceremony…

Today, General Dynamics European Land Systems signed a contract to deliver up to 227 PIRANHA 5 wheeled armored vehicles in six different configurations to the Romanian Armed Forces. The contract has a total value exceeding $1 billion. It is part of the Romanian Army’s plan to modernize its legacy wheeled…

Defence and security company Saab will take part in an EU funded preparatory action project called OCEAN2020. The project will demonstrate technologies for enhanced situational awareness in a naval environment using unmanned systems. OCEAN2020 came out as the winning proposal under the EU Preparatory Action on Defence Research programme. The…

The Danish government expects to win backing for a substantial increase in defense spending next month, to counter Russia’s intensified military activity in eastern and northern Europe, the NATO-member’s prime minister said Monday. Denmark last week deployed 200 troops to a UK-led NATO mission in Estonia aimed at deterring Russia…

The United Arab Emirates said on Monday Qatari air force jets had twice intercepted its civilian aircraft during routine flights to Bahrain, but Qatar called the claim “completely untrue”. Qatar said the allegation, reported by the UAE’s state news agency WAM, was intended to divert attention from what it said…

Taiwan’s ruling party plans to use a long-term increase in defense spending to pursue advanced weapons systems, government officials say, in what is widely seen as growing determination to forge a stronger deterrent against a Chinese attack. The left-leaning Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), led by President Tsai Ing-wen, is working…

In a landmark demonstration, Lockheed Martin connected key components of its Aegis Ashore and Long Range Discrimination Radar technologies, validating the ability to greatly increase operational performance, efficiency and reliability of Aegis Ashore. "Connecting these systems is more than a technological advantage - it's a way to provide the warfighter…

Boeing today unveiled a new unmanned electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) cargo air vehicle (CAV) prototype that will be used to test and evolve Boeing's autonomy technology for future aerospace vehicles. It is designed to transport a payload up to 500 pounds for possible future cargo and logistics applications. "This flying cargo…

Raytheon Company announced today it has been awarded a new, direct commercial sales contract worth more than $1.5 billion to provide additional Patriot Air and Missile Defense system capability to a member of the 14-nation Patriot partnership. The contract was awarded on Jan 4, 2018. Details on the specific contracting…

Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, BAAINBw, for upgrade of the German Army’s vehicle simulators. The total order value is SEK 107 million. The upgrade programme will commence in 2018. For this upgrade Saab will…

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