Brazil; Navy tests locally developed USV

Brazil; Navy tests locally developed USV

The General Directorate of Nuclear and Technological Development of the Brazilian Navy, through the Center for Analysis of Naval Systems and the Navy Research Institute (IPQM),institutions subordinate to the Navy Technology Center in Rio de Janeiro (CTMRJ),carried out the first simple navigation (without the intervention of a helmsman) of the future Unmanned Surface Vehicle (VSNT), […]

Papua New Guinea; Maritime wing commissions a 2nd. Guardian Class patrol boat

Another Guardian-class patrol boat has entered service in the South Pacific. Papua New Guinea commissioned its second 39.5m-long Guardian-class patrol boat on 7 October. Christened HMPNGS Rochus Lokinap, the steel-hulled vessel was inducted by the Maritime Element of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) at a ceremony at Lombrum Naval Base in Manus Province. […]

Bulgaria; Russia delivers MiG-29 spare parts

MiG Corporation, part of state-owned Rostec has completed delivery of MiG-29 components to Bulgaria ahead of scheduled. “During the negotiations, which took place in August, the Leadership of Bulgarian Air Force (BAF) and ‘MiG’ Corporation agreed upon the delivery of component parts for MiG-29 aircraft ahead of schedule. Last week we dispatched a final batch […]

Philippines; MoD renews negotiations for Turkish attack helicopters, amphibious vehicles buy

Turkey, Philippines Discuss Attack Helicopters, Amphibious Vehicles Delivery Turkish T129 ATAK Attack Helicopter In the first bilateral meeting between the Philippine Secretary of National Defense (SND) Delfin Lorenzana and his Turkish counterpart Minister of National Defence Hulusi Akar discussed the latest developments and way forward for Philippines-Turkey defense and military relations, in a phone call […]

Germany; Army opts for Italian scopes for its assault rifles

Leonardo Germany is to supply up to 107,929 daylight optics for the Bundeswehr’s current and future assault rifles, the company announced on 13 October. Leonardo will deliver ELCAN Specter DR 1-4x sights, adapted to specific Bundeswehr requirements, which include a modified reticle and a housing with an integrated Picatinny rail. The most important design change […]

Argentina; Navy commissions 3rd. OPV received from France

This delivery was carried out by teams from Naval Group and Kership, a joint-venture between Piriou and Naval Group. It is part of the contract signed by Naval Group with Argentina in 2019 for the delivery of four multi-mission patrol vessels. A.R.A. Bouchard (former L’Adroit) was delivered in December 2020 and A.R.A Piedrabuena on April […]

Indonesia/S. Korea;  Governments to settle KF-21 Jet program payments Issue in November

President Moon Jae-in delivers speech during unveiling of KF-21 Boramae prototype at the KAI Facility in Sacheon, in March 2021. @KAI Via South Korean media. South Korea will conclude negotiations over Indonesia’s overdue of payments in their joint project to build the KF-X fighter jet, in November. Indonesia had initially agreed to shoulder 20% of […]

Serbia; MoD mulls purchase of two Airbus C-295 transport planes

Serbia’s government said it plans to order two C-295 medium tactical transport aircraft manufactured by Spain’s Construcciones Aeronauticas, a subsidiary of Airbus Spain will work to fulfil all that has been promised in connection with the procurement of aircraft, which will be real proof that the two countries are really cooperating in the right way, […]

US Army; Leonardo DRS wins FWS-CS infrared (IR) machine gun sights

Leonardo DRS has received a contract from the US Army to produce advanced infrared (IR) machinegun weapon sights with automatic targeting. The company will serve as the sole producer of the family of weapon sight-crew served (FWS-CS) system for the US Army. Valued at $18.9m, the contract is for the low-rate initial production phase. The […]

Nigeria; Navy orders oceanographic survey vessel from France

After receiving the 60 meter NNS Lana hydrographic survey vessel from Ocea earlier this year, the Nigerian Navy has ordered a 35 meter hydrographic survey vessel from the French shipbuilder. Ocea on 12 October said the contract is for an OSV 115 SC-WB vessel that is part of the company’s auxiliary vessels range. “In support […]

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