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    UN reports on North Korea challenges

    18th September 2017

    The United Nations released a new panel of experts (POE) report on 5 September under Security Council Resolution 2345, which explored North Korean missile developments ...

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    DSEI 2017: MoD puts innovation and exportability at centre of procurement

    15th September 2017

    Innovation and exportability will be placed at the forefront of UK procurement policy as the Ministry of Defence (MoD) looks to simplify its procurement process. ...

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    DSEI 2017: Joint Forces Command fosters ‘miltech’ industry

    13th September 2017

    The head of Joint Forces Command (JFC) has laid out an ambition for his command to become the ‘information command’ as he continues efforts to ...

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    DSEI 2017: Esterline launches new hearing protection

    12th September 2017

    Defence and aerospace technology company Esterline has launched its new hearing protection headset for the first time at DSEI 2017. The headset, which is known ...

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    DSEI 2017: What to expect (video)

    11th September 2017

    Shephard editor Grant Turnbull talks about the positive economic tone at DSEI 2017 compared with previous shows that were fixated on diminishing budgets. This edition of ...

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    DSEI 2017: UK procurement process could eliminate innovation

    11th September 2017

    Ahead of DSEI the UK procurement process has come under scrutiny as industry leaders question its future flexibility.  ADS Group chief executive, Paul Everitt laid ...

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    DSEI 2017: Microlease launches LEO 2 software

    11th September 2017

    Microlease has launched a new lifecycle management software – known as LEO 2 – at this year’s DSEI, which it hopes will lower overall costs ...

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    UTC to buy Rockwell Collins

    7th September 2017

    United Technologies (UTC) is to acquire Rockwell Collins for $30 billion, the company announced on 4 September. Rockwell Collins specialises in avionics, flight controls, aircraft ...

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    Saab, Adani team for Gripen E

    6th September 2017

    Saab and Adani Group will collaborate to produce Gripen E fighter jets for India should the aircraft be selected by the Indian government, Saab announced ...

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    PLAAF restructures its Airborne Corps

    6th September 2017

    Greater clarity has begun to emerge about the radical restructuring of China’s airborne force – what was once referred to as the 15th Airborne Corps ...

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    MSPO 2017: Israeli companies seek Polish growth

    5th September 2017

    Poland’s ambitious plans to spend billions of dollars modernising its armed forces has unsurprisingly garnered attention from some of the industry’s leading defence contractors, not ...

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    MSPO 2017: UK industry eyes partnerships

    1st September 2017

    The UK is eyeing Poland as a potentially lucrative market for its defence and security industry with industry representatives expected to attend and exhibit at ...

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    South Korean defence budget set for boost

    31st August 2017

    Alarmed by Kim Jong-un’s shenanigans across the border, Seoul announced on 29 August that it proposed to boost defence spending next year by 6.9% to ...

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    MBDA, Romarm sign MoU

    29th August 2017

    MBDA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Romanian defence group Romarm and its subsidiary Electromecanica Ploiesti to define and present a proposal for ...

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    Taiwan stitches together F-35 request

    18th August 2017

    Taiwan is preparing to draft a request for price and availability for F-35 fighters to replace its ageing Dassault Mirage 2000 fighters, now numbering 56 ...

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    Analysis: Djibouti – China’s first base challenges American dominance

    16th August 2017

    For a strategic planner looking for a critical maritime chokepoint, beyond canals there are only two really scary ones on the planet worthy of attention ...

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    Analysis: The growth of Turkey's defence industry

    3rd August 2017

    It is clear that key decision makers within Turkey regard the development of the country’s domestic defence industry as an existential matter.

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    Romania boosts defence spending

    3rd August 2017

    Romania’s Supreme Defence Council (CSAT) has approved the Armed Forces Endowment Plan 2017-2026, as Bucharest vies to meet NATO’s 2% of GDP spending target, it was ...

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    BAE to establish defence hub in Victoria

    2nd August 2017

    BAE Systems Australia will establish a new hub at Fishermans Bend in Victoria, combining its Victorian maritime, aerospace and land businesses into a single facility, ...

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