Jamaica; Coast Guard commissions new patrol boat

Jamaica; Coast Guard commissions new patrol boat

The Jamaica Defence Force commissioned the Damen Stan Patrol Patrol Vessel HMJS Norman Manley (CG 427) 2607 (Spa 4207) and was officially incorporated into the Coast Guard fleet operating three other units of the same class. As reported by Infodefensa.com,the vessel arrived in the Caribbean country from Vietnam aboard a heavy cargo ship on November […]

Ukraine; Luch develops New attack variant of Neptune anti-ship cruise missile

Lieutenant General Ivan Havryliuk, Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Defense, has revealed the Ukrainian defense industry’s latest achievement: a new land-based version of the renowned Neptune anti-ship cruise missile. This development marks a significant advancement in the Neptune missile system, highlighting Ukraine’s continuous efforts in defense innovation. The project, a collaborative endeavor between the Ukrainian Ministry […]

Bulgaria; Parliament approves $1.2 Billion Stryker buy from US

Bulgarian Defense Minister Todor Tagarev has announced that, after Parliament on Friday approved the $1.208 billion purchase of Stryker armored vehicles, the contract will come into forrce as soon as Bulgaria makes the $263 million down payment. The Bulgarian National Assembly today, December 1, ratified the International Agreement (LOA) for the procurement of Stryker combat […]

 Portugal; Air Force mulls fighter procurement

Its new Air Force 5.3 plan calls for the replacement of its F-16s with 5th-generation aircraft, although the decision will come in the next decade The Portuguese Air Force’s new modernization plan includes the acquisition of fifth-generation fighter jets. The revelation, made by the head of the service, Gen. João Cartaxo Alves, last week, puts […]

France; Defense exports reach record €27 Billion in 2022

France in 2022 won arms export orders worth an “exceptional” €26.97 billion ($28.79 billion), more than double the €11.72 billion booked in the previous year, the government’s annual report to parliament said. “Our orders for armaments in 2022 reached an historic level close to €27 billion,” Armed Forces Minister Sébastien Lecornu said in the introduction […]

Bulgaria; Cabinet Approves Defense Investment Program to 2032

The Council of Ministers adopted a decision to approve the Defense Investment Program until 2032 in a closed session today, November 29, and will present it for adoption by the National Assembly. It was developed in implementation of the Management Program of the Government, approved by the supporting majority, as well as in implementation of […]

South Korea;  Air Force selects Brazilian C-390 Millennium  

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has announced Embraer’s C-390 Millennium as the winner of the Large Transport Aircraft (LTA) II public tender to provide the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) with new military transport aircraft. South Korea is the C-390 Millennium’s first customer in Asia.. Under the signed contract, Embraer will provide […]

Taiwan; Army orders additional HIMARS, M1A2 tanks

As tensions with China continue to escalate, Taiwan is proactively enhancing its military capabilities with the assistance of the United States. According to a report from “Taiwan News” on November 30, 2023, Taiwan is preparing to send a contingent of 114 soldiers to the U.S. in the coming year for specialized training. This training will […]

Tunisia; Army operates Chinese Dongfeng Mengshi CSK-131 armored vehicles  

In Tunisia, the presence of Dongfeng Mengshi CSK-131 armored vehicles, originating from China, has been observed in the capital city, Tunis. These vehicles are distinguishable by their digital camouflage and the display of the Tunisian flag, indicating that they are currently undergoing evaluation by the Tunisian armed forces. Besides the Chinese vehicles, the Tunisian military […]

Taiwan; Army commences  modernization of its M60A3 tanks

According to the Liberty Times on November 25, 2023, Taiwan is currently undergoing a significant upgrade of its M60A3 main battle tanks, which have been part of its military inventory for decades. This initiative is part of a broader strategy by Taiwan to enhance its defense capabilities, particularly in light of potential threats from China. […]

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