Argentina; FAA orders five Diamond ISR aircraft

Argentina; FAA orders five Diamond ISR aircraft

Following the modification of the Budget Law, approved by Decree 331/2022, the Argentine Government has allocated 4,250 million pesos, 34.35 million dollars at the official exchange rate, for the acquisition of five Diamond DA42 Twin Star aircraft. Among the grounds for modifying the budget, the president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, said that the country is […]

Poland; Army receives 70 surplus Cougar MRAPS from US

According to a tweet from Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak on June 20, the first batch of 70 units among the 300 Cougar MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles ordered in 2021 has just arrived in Poland. The ex-U.S. Army surplus vehicles will soon be delivered to military units located in eastern Poland. The plan […]

Australia; RAAF orders AGM-88E2 missiles from US

US approves AGM-88E2 missile sale to Australia 22nd June 2022 – 14:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team The US State Department has cleared a new AARGM anti-radiation missile sale for Australia. The US State Department has approved the sale of Northrop Grumman AGM-88E2 AARGM E2 missiles to Australia in a package worth $94 […]

France; DGA awards ‘Furious’ armed UGV development contract

  The project pursues the development of advanced systems for combatants both mounted and on foot The French defense procurement agency DGA (Directorate General of Armaments) has awarded the local Safran Electronics and Defense a new “optional tranche” contract for the so-called “innovative robotic systems for mounted and disassembled combatants” Furious program. The announcement follows […]

Ukraine; Slovenia donates 34 BVP M-80A   IFVs  

According to information published by the “24UR” website on June 21, 2022, Slovenia has donated to Ukraine 35 BVP M-80A tracked armored IFVs (Infantry Fighting Vehicles) that have already been sent by train to Ukraine. Following the donation of these BVP M-80A tracked armored IFVs (Infantry Fighting Vehicles) to Ukraine; Slovenia has already received a […]

Greece; Mod confirms donation of BMP-1 to Ukraine in exchange for German Marders

During an interview with the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis published on the Greek newspaper “Proto Thema” website, the Greek government has confirmed the delivery of 20 to 30 Soviet-made armored vehicles that will be replaced by German-made modern combat vehicles. The armored vehicles promised to Ukraine by Greece are probably Soviet-made BMP-1s in service […]

China; Third aircraft carrier launched

According to a tweet published by Louis Cheung HK on June 17, 2022, the People’s Liberation Army Navy launches the Type 003 aircraft carrier Fujian at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai. Fujian is China’s first aircraft carrier to use a CATOBAR system and electromagnetic catapults, as well as the first supercarrier built outside the United […]

Trinidad-Tobago; CG boats sustainment contract

Austal Limited was awarded a contract to sustain two Cape-class patrol boats the Company built for the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard), in country “The Trinidad and Tobago support contract is another example of Austal constructing and then maintaining patrol vessels to ensure that they can operate […]

Romania; MoD cancels its MALE UAV tender

Romania’s Defense Ministry has canceled its only tender for the acquisition of military drones, despite rising security risks in the region. In 2020, the Parliament approved the purchase of seven UAS II class tactical drone operating systems. The acquisition would have added 21 drones to the Army’s hold, plus maintenance, for around USD 277 million. […]

Ukraine; Germany donates tens of surplus mini drones to the army

According to a picture released on Telegram and information published on June 18, 2022, Germany delivers locally-made Vector drones to the Ukrainian armed forces which are now deployed and used in the Zaporizhzhia region. The picture published on Telegram also shows that Germany would also deliver 60 Aladin and 7 Songbird drones to the Ukrainian […]

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