U.A.E; Biden Administration Suspends F-35 deal

U.A.E; Biden Administration Suspends F-35 deal

The Biden administration has reportedly temporarily frozen the sale of F-35 jets to the U.A.E., and munitions to Saudi Arabia. U.S. officials said Washington is currently reviewing the two arms sales that had been approved by former U.S. President Donald Trump, Bloomberg reported today. Reacting to the development, U.A.E. Ambassador to the U.S. Yousef Al […]

UK; RAF awards ‘Loyal Wingman’ UAV development contract

The Royal Air Force on its Twitter account announced on January 25 that UK’s first fleet of unmanned fighter aircraft a step closer with £30 million contract awarded to SpiritAero to design and manufacture a prototype capable of providing a battle-winning advantage to the RAF. Production of the RAF’s new unmanned high-speed combat drone is […]

Chad; Army granted ERC-90 6×6 AFV’s from French surplus

According to a statement released by the French embassy in Chad on January 23, 2021, France has delivered nine ERC-90 Sagaie, a 6×6 armored vehicle armed with a 90 mm cannon to the Chadian army during an official ceremony that was held in the capital N’Djamena, on January 23, 2021. According to the Military Balance […]

Philippines; Del Pilar-class frigates modernization program

Asia Pacific Defense Journal  has reported on on January 22, 2021, the Philippine Navy expects to start the upgrade of its three Del Pilar-class frigates within the year in collaboration with the South Korean company Hanwha Systems. In August 2019, South Korean company Hanwha Systems and the Philippines Department of National Defense (DND) signed a […]

Philippines; Army orders tracked & wheeled light tanks from Elbit

Elbit Systems has won a contract valued nearly $172 million to supply light tanks to the Army of a country in Asia-Pacific. DMI estimates that the client is the Philippine Army. The contract will be performed over a three-year period. As the prime contractor, Elbit Systems will supply the Sabrah light tank solution based on […]

Australia; MoD allocates $1Billionfor Navy precision weapon enhancement

According to information published by the Australian Ministry of Defense on January 25, 2021, the Australian Government will invest $1 billion to commence the early development of advanced guided weapons to enhance Australia’s maritime security. This significant commitment will modernize the Australian Navy’s platforms to project and maintain sea control. This project will provide the […]

Morocco; Air Force orders Patriot SAM from US

Information published by the United States International Trade Administration, Morocco confirms the purchase of Patriot air defense missile systems from the United States. The Patriot is one of the most popular air defense missile systems in service in the world. The MIM-104 Patriot is a surface-to-air missile (SAM) system which is manufactured by the U.S. […]

Argentina; Russian offers Su-30, MiG-29 and YaK-130

The commander of the Argentine Air Force, Brigadier Major Xavier Isaac, held a meeting with the Russian ambassador to the country, Dmitry V. Feoktistov, with whom they discussed the prospects for bilateral military-technical cooperation between both nations. Russian Rosoboronexport wil offer the FAA A choice ranging from YAK-130 training aircraft to the Mig-29 and Su-30 […]

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