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State media’s anti-US messaging highlights elevated operational risks for US companies in China


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Following the escalation of trade disputes and the US decision to place Huawei on the “Entity List”, Chinese state media, through various channels, have strengthened criticism against the US, contrasting the positive atmosphere in early 2018. Foreign Affairs Minister and State Councillor
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Bell completes final V-280 key performance parameter test


exactly at Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:00
Key Points Bell completed its final V-280 key performance parameter testing by demonstrating low-speed agility manoeuvres This demonstrates the aircraft’s agility beyond a minimum US Army standard In early May, Bell completed its final V-280 Valor tiltrotor key performance parameter (KPP)
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Turkey’s STM delivering Kargu loitering munitions to TSK


exactly at Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:00
Turkish state-owned defence technology, engineering, and trade company STM has delivered close to 150 Kargu rotary-wing loitering munitions to the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) so far and has also operated more than 20 Kargus together in a swarm, according to Murat İkinci, general manager of STM.
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US Air Force awards Northrop Grumman Joint Threat Emitter delivery order


exactly at Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:00
Key Points The US Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman a delivery order for additional Joint Threat Emitter units This includes delivery of eight wideband variants, which simulate a greater set of threats than the baseline version The US Air Force (USAF) in May awarded Northrop Grumman a USD46
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Number of IS-K fighters in Afghanistan on the rise, states Pentagon report


exactly at Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:00
The number of Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K) fighters operating in Afghanistan may have increased fivefold within a year, according to a 17 May report to the US Congress by the Lead Inspector General at the Pentagon for the United States’ Operation ‘Freedom’s Sentinel’. Glenn
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Sweden confirms UK Tempest talks, ambivalent on Franco-German FCAS


exactly at Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:00
Sweden has engaged in high-level talks with the UK regarding future co-operation on the Tempest next-generation fighter programme, while any potential involvement in the Franco-German Future Combat Air System (FCAS) appears to be off the table, according to comments made by the country’s
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Sweden’s Defence Commission report underscores deterrent role of navy


exactly at Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:00
Key Points Increased naval capability will strengthen Sweden’s deterrent posture, according to Defence Commission The Commission’s report recommends augmentations to the Swedish navy’s surface ship, submarine, mine warfare, helicopter, and amphibious capabilities Upgrades
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Bulgaria to establish Joint Special Operations Command


exactly at Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:00
The Bulgarian Parliament has approved changes in the Defence and Armed Forces law to enable the establishment of a Joint Special Operations Command. It will be directly subordinated to the Chief of Defence of the Bulgarian armed forces, General Andrey Botsev, and will include the existing 68th
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France’s ALSR programme moves forward at last


exactly at Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:00
Delivery of France’s first Lightweight Surveillance and Reconnaissance Aircraft (Avion léger de surveillance et de reconnaissance – ALSR), a Beechcraft King Air 350 modified into a surveillance platform similar to the British Shadow R1, is now expected by the end of the year. After
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US Army to detail hypersonic and directed-energy weapons plans


exactly at Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:00
US Army leaders will meet with industry in mid-June to layout their plans for developing a host of new technologies including hypersonic and directed-energy weapons, as well as space technologies in efforts to better compete with Russia and China, while also streamlining competing development
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Greek jets mount practice flights over North Macedonia


exactly at Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:00
Hellenic Air Force fighters launched two preliminary flights over North Macedonia on 21 May in anticipation of the announced patrolling of that country᾿s airspace once it joins NATO as its 30th member in 2020. The purpose of the flights, carried out each time by a pair of F-16s flying out of
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Greek P-3B re-enters service


exactly at Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:00
The Hellenic Navy (HN) received its first refurbished Lockheed P-3B Orion maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) from Hellenic Aerospace Industry (HAI) in Tanagra on 17 May, effectively regenerating the HN’s airborne maritime patrol capability after a decade-long hiatus. The aircraft, which bears the
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Yemeni rebels deny ballistic missile attack


exactly at Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:00
Yemen’s Ansar Allah (Houthi) rebel group denied that it carried out a ballistic missile attack against Saudi Arabia on 20 May. In a statement posted on its website, the group said its armed forces “did not carry out any military operation towards Saudi territory after the operation of 9
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NAVAIR contracts BAE Systems for Dual Band Decoy demonstration phase


exactly at Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:00
The US Navy (USN) has selected BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems to develop a new towed offboard radio frequency (RF) countermeasures system to protect F/A-18E/F Super Hornet helicopters against RF threat radars. Known as the Dual Band Decoy, the new countermeasure is intended to serve
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Update: Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter makes first flight


exactly at Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:00
Key Points Sikorsky’s HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter achieved first flight This enables the company to start flight tests towards a critical Milestone C decision The Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH), which the company is developing for the US Air Force (USAF), made its first
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Poland to form mountain infantry battalion


exactly at Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:00
On 16 May Polish Minister of National Defence Mariusz Błaszczak announced that a mountain infantry battalion will be created in Nowy Sącz. The 400-strong unit will be subordinated to the 21st Podhale Rifles Brigade, which next year will become the backbone of Poland’s contribution
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Indian Navy demonstrates co-operative engagement firing capability


exactly at Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:00
The Indian Navy (IN) has carried out its first successful “co-operative engagement firing” trials using the Medium-range Surface-to Air-Missile (MRSAM) version of the Barak-8 missile system. IN Kolkata-class guided-missile destroyers INS Kochi (D 64) and INS Chennai (D 65) were involved
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RNZN’s future hydrography ship arrives in New Zealand


exactly at Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:00
The Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN’s) future hydrographic and diving support vessel has arrived in New Zealand following a 46 day-long journey from Denmark. The service announced in mid-May that the 84.7 m-long vessel, which will be known as HMNZS Manawanui once commissioned, sailed
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Greece receives 70 OH-58Ds and a Chinook from United States


exactly at Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:00
Greece received 70 Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior armed reconnaissance helicopters and a Boeing CH-47D Chinook heavy-lift helicopter at the port of Volos on 16 May. The US-sourced rotorcraft package is intended to significantly boost the capabilities of the Hellenic Army’s aviation branch, Elliniki
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Italy advances EU maritime surveillance and protection effort


exactly at Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:00
The Italian Navy has outlined the development roadmap for a four-country EU initiative to deliver a deployable maritime security ‘system of systems’ incorporating multiple unmanned platforms and sensors. Intended to safeguard vessels and critical infrastructure in littoral environments
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Launch of unified police command in Mexico's Quintana Roo unlikely to reduce collateral death, injuries in 2019


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On Sunday (19 May), several hundred Cancún residents demonstrated in front of the Municipal Palace over the increase in homicides in Quintana Roo state. In 2019, a series of public shootings in Solidaridad municipality, which includes tourist hotspot Playa del Carmen, resulted in a 137%
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Hanjin resumes share trading, eyes new defence deals


exactly at Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:00
South Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC) resumed trading on the Korean stock exchange on 21 May following a three-month suspension because of capital erosion linked to its ailing subsidiary in the Philippines. The company, which is headquartered in Busan, said it is
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Indian Army looking to procure LMGs


exactly at Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:00
A team of Indian Army (IA) officers is evaluating 7.62 mm (7.62×51) light machine guns (LMGs) manufactured by vendors in Bulgaria, Israel, and South Korea to meet the force’s immediate requirement for 16,400 LMGs. Official sources told Jane’s that the IA-led group, which also
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Indian Army seeking to increase number of officers


exactly at Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:00
The Indian Army (IA) is planning to launch the Young Leaders Course (YLC) to annually instruct 400 enlisted soldiers into becoming officers. IA sources told Jane’s that the five months-long YLC, which will start in September and be run by the Officers Training Academy (OTA) in Chennai,
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Seoul advances maritime helicopter procurement


exactly at Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:00
South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has issued a tender to procure a second batch of anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN), it has been confirmed to Jane’s . The programme – the Maritime Operation Helicopter
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Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter makes first flight


exactly at Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:00
Key Points Sikorsky’s HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter achieved first flight, a significant milestone This allows the company to start flight tests towards a critical Milestone C decision The Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) the company is developing for the US Air Force (USAF)
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US Navy awards Sikorsky contract for 12 CH-53K helicopters


exactly at Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:00
Key Points The US Navy awarded Sikorsky a contract to build 12 King Stallion helicopters This is for LRIP lots 2–3, which will start deliveries in 2022 The US Navy (USN) on 17 May awarded Sikorsky a USD1.1 billion contract to build 12 production US Marine Corps (USMC) CH-53K King Stallion
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CANSEC 2019 Show Daily site


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The two-day trade show will be held on 29 -30 May at the EY Centre, located at 4899 Uplands Drive in Ottawa. This page will be covering as every year since 2014, news live from the show.
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Italian government expresses wish to conserve Piaggio Aerospace


exactly at Mon, 05/20/2019 - 03:00
As a number of non-binding expressions of interest are made for the respective engine and aircraft divisions of Italy’s Piaggio Aerospace, the Italian government has claimed that it will work to prevent break-up of the OEM. Financial difficulties led to the company entering special
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Unilateral Russian ceasefire announcement likely only affords temporary delay to Syrian government offensive in Idlib province


exactly at Mon, 05/20/2019 - 03:00
The Russian Ministry of Defence unilaterally announced a ceasefire in the opposition-held Idlib pocket on 19 May. This followed a limited advance by government forces into northern Hama province in recent weeks, in which the government captured the town of Kafr Nabouda and neighbouring villages,
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Low-sophistication Islamist attack on churches and hospitality venues likely in Ghana amid growing militant network penetration


exactly at Mon, 05/20/2019 - 02:00
One of the major churches in the Ghanaian capital of Accra, Christ the King Catholic Church, located next to the Office of the President on Liberation Road, on 19 May announced that it has banned backpacks as part of new directives to increase security. The announcement follows warnings by Think
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Hungary to receive Edjer Yalçin and NMS vehicles under Zrínyi 2026 programme


exactly at Mon, 05/20/2019 - 02:00
The Edjer Yalçin and NMS (Yörük) protected mobility vehicles were displayed among Leopard 2A7 main battle tanks and other equipment due to enter service with Hungary at the Hungarian National Defence Day events held at Budaörs Airport on 18 May. The vehicles were displayed in
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US Army looking for ways to fold AI research into expeditionary manoeuvre, air, and ground reconnaissance technologies


exactly at Mon, 05/20/2019 - 02:00
At a time when the Pentagon is wading deeper into the artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) research arenas, the US Army is asking to harness the two as it develops new expeditionary manoeuvre, air, and ground reconnaissance technologies. In early May, the service announced that it
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Germany reports record EUR47.32 billion defence budget


exactly at Mon, 05/20/2019 - 02:00
On 17 May, German officials informed NATO that the country has increased its defence budget by more than EUR5 billion (USD5.6 billion) to EUR47.32 billion in 2019. The German government also announced that it would increase its defence budget to EUR49.67 billion in 2020. The 2019 figure raises
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Delivery of Russia’s newest SSN delayed


exactly at Mon, 05/20/2019 - 02:00
Technical problems have delayed the entry into service of the Russian Navy’s newest nuclear-powered attack/cruise missile submarine (SSN/SSGN) until late in 2020 at the earliest, according to Russian state news agency TASS on 17 May. TASS reported that auxiliary systems on the Project 885M
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OSINT Snapshot: Islamist extremists advised to improve operational security on Telegram


exactly at Mon, 05/20/2019 - 02:00
Jane’s OSINT snapshots are brief analyses of recent national security-related news using lesser-visited online sources. Jack Barclay examines the salient features in an updated Telegram user guide for Islamist militants. Islamist extremists on social media are being warned to improve their
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Airbus considers purchase of Bombardier’s Belfast site


exactly at Mon, 05/20/2019 - 02:00
Airbus has emerged as the newest potential buyer for Bombardier’s plant in Belfast, Northern Ireland, as new CEO Guillaume Faury expresses interest in acquiring the A220 wing production site. Bombardier announced in early May that it was seeking to divest its facilities in both Northern
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Damen launches first of two corvettes for Pakistan Navy


exactly at Mon, 05/20/2019 - 02:00
The first of two corvettes on order for the Pakistan Navy (PN) has been launched at the facilities of Dutch shipbuilder Damen in Galati, Romania. The service announced on its Facebook page that the vessel, which had been previously described as an offshore patrol vessel (OPV), entered the water on
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Lockheed Martin breaks ground on new JASSM-ER production facility


exactly at Mon, 05/20/2019 - 02:00
Lockheed Martin has begun building a new 225,000 ft² facility for the production of strike weapons in Troy, Alabama, that will be used to fulfil US Air Force requirements for the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile Extended Range (JASSM-ER) system. The facility will, alongside the
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Angola receives all 12 Sukhoi fighters


exactly at Mon, 05/20/2019 - 02:00
The delivery of all 12 Sukhoi Su-30K fighters ordered by Angola has been completed, the Tass news agency reported on 16 May. It cited an official from Belarus’ 558th Aviation Repair Plant, which modernised the aircraft, as saying the last two aircraft were delivered in April. The Belarus
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India delivers first two Mi-24 attack helicopters to Afghanistan


exactly at Mon, 05/20/2019 - 02:00
India has delivered the first two of four refurbished Russian-built Mil Mi-24 ‘Hind’ attack helicopters it had promised the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in early 2018 to boost their counter-insurgency capabilities. Purchased from Belarus, the two Mi-24s were
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Norway set to write off salvaged frigate


exactly at Mon, 05/20/2019 - 02:00
Norway is set to write-off the damaged Fridtjof Nansen-class frigate KNM Helge Ingstad after a report found that repairing the salvaged ship would cost more than buying a new-build replacement. Released on 15 May, the analysis prepared by the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (Forsvarsmateriell)
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US Department of State approves possible sale of additional SM-2MR Block IIIB missiles to South Korea


exactly at Mon, 05/20/2019 - 02:00
The US Department of State has approved a possible USD313.9 million Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to South Korea of a further batch of Raytheon Standard Missile-2 Medium Range (SM-2MR) Block IIIB (RIM-66M-5) surface-to-air missiles along with related equipment and services, the US Defense Security
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Naval training projected to power CAE growth


exactly at Mon, 05/20/2019 - 02:00
Simulation and training firm CAE, which is known mostly for its aerospace work, expects naval offerings to help increase its share of growing international demand for integrated defence training services. CEO Marc Parent said in a conference call with analysts on 17 May that “the market is
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US Department of State approves possible sale of 160 additional AIM-120C-7 AMRAAMs to Japan


exactly at Mon, 05/20/2019 - 02:00
The US Department of State has approved a possible USD317 million Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Japan of a further batch of Raytheon AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs) along with related equipment and services, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a
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Siemens unveils new FLEX PM modular submarine propulsion motors


exactly at Mon, 05/20/2019 - 02:00
Siemens premiered its new generation of modular scalable permanent magnet submarine propulsion motors at the Underwater Defence Technology (UDT) 2019 exhibition in Stockholm. To provide solutions across a wider range of applications, Siemens is evolving its Permasyn permanent magnet compact
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Turkey’s Tubitak Bilgem invests in continuous wave laser technology


exactly at Mon, 05/20/2019 - 02:00
Turkey’s Tubitak Bilgem has developed and tested two laser systems that could potentially be deployed by the Turkish Land Forces Command (TLFC). Both systems use a continuous wave laser and operate in the 1,070 nm (±10 nm) wavelength. A spokesperson declined to confirm the Technology
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Deeper ambitions: Indonesia’s order for additional Type 209s reveals export aspirations


exactly at Mon, 05/20/2019 - 02:00
Indonesian shipbuilder PT PAL has asked for more workshare responsibilities in its contract for a second batch of Nagapasa-class submarines with South Korea, and harbours ambitions to one day export the vessel type. Ridzwan Rahmat reports On 12 April Indonesia’s Ministry of Defence (MoD)
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India launches policy to improve quality of local defence products


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The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued a new policy to allow domestic defence companies to self-certify the quality of products that it supplies to the Indian armed forces. The move is an apparent response from the MoD to address growing concerns about the quality of indigenously produced
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China’s AVIC furthers shipbuilding restructuring efforts


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The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has shifted ownership of shipbuilding subsidiary AVIC Zhenjiang Shipyard Marine (AZM) from one affiliated company to another in line with industrial streamlining efforts. The AVIC International Maritime Holdings (AVIC Marine) division said on 17 May
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US, Croatia trial USV-UUV teaming capabilities


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A combined US-Croatia research and development (R&D) programme is assessing the use of unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) to monitor and potentially alter navigational positioning of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs). The concept is based on using USVs to navigate a UUV to a target, such as a
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Islamist attacks on Burkinabe churches indicate a broadening strategy from stoking inter-ethnic violence to prioritising sectarian divisions


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Suspected militant Islamist gunmen killed six people, including a priest, during a raid on a Catholic church in the town of Dablo in Burkina Faso’s Centre-Nord region on 12 May. Local officials stated that after opening fire on the congregation, the suspected militants set fire to the church
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NORAD F-16A crashes in California


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A North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Lockheed Martin F-16A Flying Falcon crashed in southern California on 16 May. The aircraft was from the Air National Guard (ANG) and was assigned to the 114th Fighter Wing based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The crash took place around 3:45 pm
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IMDEX 2019: Singapore navy confirms 16 m-class USVs aboard future unmanned vehicle ‘mothership’


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The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) will field 16 m-class unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) on its future Multi-role Combat Vessels (MRCVs), a senior RSN official confirmed during a media briefing on the sidelines of the IMDEX 2019 exhibition held in Singapore from 14 to 16 May. Senior Lieutenant
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Russian Navy opts for underwater weapon and sensor upgrades


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Newly developed torpedoes, torpedo defence systems, and mine countermeasures systems are to be fitted to Russian Navy warships, according to a series of announcements by an executive of the JSC Tactical Missiles Corporation. The Russian Navy’s two Project 11442 cruisers, Admiral Nakhimov and
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UDT 2019: BAE Systems posits new approach to unmanned underwater systems on submarines


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BAE Systems presented a paper at the 2019 Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) exhibition, which was held in Stockholm from 13 to 15 May, that hopes to provoke thought before decisions on next-generation weapons handling and stowage systems and layouts are taken. According to the authors, Alan Watson,
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MILEX 2019: Belarus begins to export Konkurs-RB ATGM launcher


exactly at Fri, 05/17/2019 - 02:00
Belarus has begun exporting the 9P135M1(RB) anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) launcher, a source from the country’s defence industry told Jane’s at the MILEX 2019 exhibition being held in Minsk on 15–18 May. “In 2016–2017, JSC TsNIP conducted work to resume production of
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Cameroonian Z9 helicopter crashes


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A Cameroonian Air Force (CAF) HAIG Z9WE attack helicopter crashed on 13 May, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed. The helicopter, which belonged to the 51st Air Squadron, took off from Air Base 501 at Bamenda to transport three government officials and a police officer and was preparing to land
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Mecar’s M929 APFSDS-T ammunition undergoes trials in Slovakia


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Belgium’s Mecar and Slovakia’s ZTS-Special conducted validation trials in late April in Slovakia with new M929 armor piercing fin-stabilised discarding sabot-tracer (APFSDS-T) ammunition developed specially for the 2A42 family of 30x165 mm calibre automatic cannons. The trials were held
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Belarus weighs acquiring Russian air defence systems


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Belarus is considering acquiring Russian-made air defence systems, including Pantsir-S self-propelled hybrid gun/missile air-defence systems and the Tor-M2 self-propelled surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, the head of Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport Alexander Mikheyev told
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Pratt & Miller’s EMAV put through its paces at US Army RCV rodeo


exactly at Fri, 05/17/2019 - 02:00
Two examples of the Expeditionary Modular Autonomous Vehicle (EMAV) from Pratt & Miller have been assessed at the US Army’s Next Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV) Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) Phase II Demonstration and Assessment Event, held at the Texas A&M RELLIS Campus in
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BAE Systems appoints new president of US business


exactly at Fri, 05/17/2019 - 02:00
BAE Systems named Tom Arseneault president of its US business, the company announced on 16 May, in a move that sees Jerry DeMuro leave the role, but continue to serve as CEO of BAE Systems, Inc. Arseneault currently serves as chief operating officer to the company and will also retain that role.
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Raytheon, for the first time, performs complete JPALS expeditionary setup and demo


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Key Points Raytheon performed a setup and demonstration of its JPALS expeditionary variant for the first time during the week of 6 May The company eventually wants to demonstrate the system with multiple runways and multiple approaches Raytheon demonstrated, for the first time, a complete setup
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Turkish MoD receives armoured border surveillance vehicles


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The Turkish Ministry of Defence (MoD) received 20 Hizir armoured border surveillance vehicles on 16 May. The vehicles were produced by privately-owned company Katmerciler as part of a project 75% funded by the European Union’s Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance and 25% by Turkey to
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Dstl develops open-source framework to enhance military tracking technology


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The UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) announced on 14 May the launch of an open-source software framework named Stone Soup, which is intended to help improve military tracking technology. The new software framework will allow the algorithms used in missiles, vehicles, or
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US military deploys more assets to Middle East


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The US military has announced that an amphibious assault ship and a Patriot air defence battery are being sent to the Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility, but President Donald Trump has dismissed reports that 120,000 troops could be deployed. "I think it's fake news,” Trump
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Lockheed Martin begins work on new missile facility


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Lockheed Martin announced on 16 May that it had started construction of a new manufacturing facility at its Pike County Operations site in Troy, Alabama. The 225,000 square-foot plant, which is expected to be completed in 2021, will house production of the company’s Joint Air-to-Surface
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UDT 2019: Swedish navy chief outlines future equipment priorities


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Sweden’s naval chief has spelled out his ambitions for the future fleet as the government weighs its priorities for the forthcoming 2021-2025 defence bill. Speaking at the UDT Europe conference in Stockholm on 13 May, Rear Admiral Jens Nykvist, chief of navy, said he wanted to see the Royal
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US diplomatic staff evacuation will likely be accompanied by increased pressure on Iraqi government to disarm PMU militias


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On 15 May, the US State Department ordered its non-emergency staff to evacuate its embassy and consular facilities in Baghdad and Erbil in response to intelligence of a threat to US forces. Saudi news site al-Arabiyya also alleged that Exxon Mobil was evacuating engineers from West Qurna, Basra,
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Japan awards contract extension for development of new ship-launched SAM system


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The Japan Ministry of Defense’s (MoD’s) Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA) announced on 10 May that it awarded a contract extension to Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Melco) for the development of a ship-launched surface-to-air missile (SAM) system based on the
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