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Israel; Gabriel 5 missile ratified to arm Sa’ar 6-class Corvettes

According to a tweet published by the Israeli MoD on September 21, 2022, to the Israeli Navy, and IAI successfully completed a “Gabriel 5” Anti-Ship missile test as part of the operationalization process of “MAGEN” ships. Gabriel is a family of sea-skimming anti-ship missiles manufactured by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). The initial variant of the […]

Myanmar; Russia to supply Su-30M fighters to the Air Force

Myanmar Air Force will receive several new Russian Su-30SM multirole fighter jets soon, Deputy Minister of Information of Myanmar Zaw Min Tun said. The official said that Prime Minster of Myanmar Min Aung Hlaing inspected the production and trials of the aircraft at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant in Siberia during a visit to Russia. According […]

Philippines; China grants CS/VP3 Bigfoot 4×4 MRAP vehicles to the army

According to a video released on the “DA-REAL Military Channel” YouTube channel on September 15, 2022, China has delivered CS/VP3 Bigfoot 4×4 mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles as part of its military assistance to the Philippines for 2022. On 9th February 2022, the first batch of 130 million RMB military donations from China was formally […]

UAE; MoD negotiates buy of 120 Bayraktar TB2 drones

According to information published by the “Tactical Report” website on September 16, 2022, United Arab Emirates (UAE) is in talks with Türkiye (Turkey) to acquire 120 Bayraktar TB2 unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs). For several years, Turkey has strengthened its diplomatic relations with the UAE with contracts signed in the defense field including the manufacture […]

Philippine; Government approves $704M  modernization budget   

According to Defense Studies, the Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program (AFPMP) is assured of receiving at least another PHP40 billion (USD 704 Mn) in fresh funding for the army’s capability-building procurement projects, Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel said on September 11. This year, the AFPMP has PHP29 billion (USD 508 Mn) and […]

Jordan; Army orders Javelin ATGMS

On September 13, the U.S. Department of Defense announced that Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin JV, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $311,171,700 modification to contract W31P4Q-19-C-0076 for full-rate production of FGM-148 Javelins. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2026. Fiscal 2022 Foreign Military Sales (Jordan and Lithuania) funds […]

Qatar; Navy formally commissions Italian Corvette, OPV

According to a PR published by Fincantieri on September 13, 2022, the arrival in Qatar of the Al Zubarah corvette and the OPV Musherib, built at the integrated military shipyard of Riva Trigoso and Muggiano as part of the naval acquisition program of the Ministry of Defense of Qatar, was celebrated with a ceremony at […]

China; CAST reveals FH-9012 loitering munition

China on Thursday, September 8, promoted its answer to the U.S. Switchblade suicide drone among a wide selection of advanced unmanned aerial vehicles popular on the international and domestic market, releasing a video showing them in action. Fan Wei and Liu Xuanzun report in Global Times. The video, published at a forum on unmanned equipment […]

Singapore; Air Force mulls F-35B VTOL buy

Singapore is considering buying another F-35 variant despite already selecting and receiving U.S. approval for the “B” version, which can take off from short runways and land vertically, according to a top official with the procurement effort. Speaking to media during a multinational air combat exercise in northern Australia, Major Zhang Jian Wei, who leads […]

Japan; Defense budget estimated to grow to $70bn in 2027

Japan’s defence spending is set to grow from $48.4bn to $70.4bn in 2027, driven by the need to develop its own defence posture, forecasts GlobalData. GlobalData’s latest report, “Japan defence Market Size and Trends, Budget Allocation, Regulations, Key Acquisitions, Competitive Landscape and Forecast, 2022-2027,”  reveals that Japan’s defence spending is anticipated to grow at a […]

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