Peru; The 5th. in a row Defense Minister resigns

Peru; The 5th. in a row Defense Minister resigns

In a letter addressed to President Pedro Castillo, Barragán cited personal reasons to justify his resignation. Daniel Barragánhas resigned as Peru’s Minister of Defense in a letter to President Pedro Castillo. In the letter he pointed out the irrevocable nature of his resignation, which he said is motivated by personal matters and thanked the military […]

Finland; MoD orders  350 FIM-92 Stinger from the US

The U.S. State Department made a determination on December 1, approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Finland of FIM-92K Stinger Man-Portable missiles; Production Verification Flight Test (PVFT) FIM-92K Stinger Man-Portable missiles; and related equipment for an estimated cost of $380 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying […]

Japan; Air Force orders two more KC-46 Tankers from US

Boeing announced on November 29 that it has been awarded a contract to deliver two additional KC-46A Pegasus tankers to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF), bringing the total on contract for Japan to six. Boeing delivered the first KC-46A tanker to Japan in October 2021, and a second in February 2022. JASDF Japanese air […]

Ukraine; US approves  $1.2B NASAM sale

The U.S. Department of Defense on November 30 announced that Raytheon was awarded a $1,216,207,829 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS), associated equipment, services and spares in support of the efforts in Ukraine. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, […]

Saudi-Arabia; MoD negotiates order for 5 more Spanish  multipurpose combat vessels

The Government of Saudi Arabia will commission Navantia and a local shipyard to design and build five multi-mission combat ships for the Royal Saudi Navy. The agreement was signed on Wednesday in Riyadh, capital of the Persian Gulf country, in the presence of the Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Reyes Maroto and the Saudi […]

Norway; Army orders Polish Piorun MP SAMs

The Norwegian army will be equipped with the Piorun air defense missile systems manufactured by Polish company Mesko S.A. from Skarżysko-Kamienna, which is part of the Polish Armaments Group. The contract was signed on November 29 in Oslo. Norway is another country, after Estonia and the United States, that has decided to purchase Pioruns. The […]

Japan; MoD mulls purchase of 500 Tomahawk cruise missiles

According to information published by Japan News on November 30, 2022, Japan is interested in buying 500 Tomahawk cruise missiles from the United States. The Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) is a long-range, all-weather, jet-powered, subsonic cruise missile that is primarily used by the United States Navy and Royal Navy in ship and submarine-based land-attack […]

Thailand; MoD to cancel submarine contract with China

According to information published by India Blooms on December 1, 2022, the Thai government is planning to renege on a contentious submarine contract with China if the requirements of the procurement cannot be completed. On 2 July 2015, the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) formally selected China’s Yuan-class (Type 041) platform to meet a requirement for […]

Ukraine; Germany to deliver 14 MEDEVAC UGVs to the army

Estonian Milrem Robotics and the German defence company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) have signed a contract to deliver 14 THeMIS unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) to Ukraine. Of the 14 vehicles, 7 will be configured for casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) and are scheduled to be delivered by the end of this year. The other 7, to be delivered […]

Ukraine; US DoD sets repair shop in Poland to replace M777 gun barrels

A third of the roughly 350 Western-made howitzers donated to Kyiv are out of action at any given time, according to U.S. defense officials and others familiar with Ukraine’s defense needs, The New York Times reported. Swapping out a howitzer’s barrel, which can be 20 feet long and weigh thousands of pounds, is beyond the […]

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