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    Raytheon makes out like a bandit in Taiwan

    3rd July 2017

    There was nothing new in the first arms package released by the Trump administration that Taiwan did not already have in its inventory, beyond some ...

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    Singapore reorganises military to fight terrorism

    30th June 2017

    Terrorism is the Singapore Ministry of Defence’s (MINDEF) top priority, and it has taken numerous measures to defend the island across all spectrums. Defence Minister ...

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    Paris Air Show: Kenya close to ‘Longsword’ contract

    23rd June 2017

    L3 Technologies expects to receive a contract to supply 12 new AT-802L ‘Longsword’ light-attack aircraft to Kenya later this year, after an FMS case was ...

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    Has the US lost the plot in South China Sea?

    23rd June 2017

    As the South China Sea transforms into a spider web of interconnected military facilities designed to lock out uninvited guests, one would have thought that ...

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    MBDA seeks munition revolution

    22nd June 2017

    European missile house MBDA has unveiled a new family of gliding smart munitions, but officials played down suggestions it could compete as a Small Diameter ...

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    Paris Air Show: F-35 makes its debut (video)

    21st June 2017

    The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II made its Paris Air Show debut and first flight demonstration to the public at Le Bourget.  Alan Norman, chief test ...

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    Paris Air Show: Boeing reshuffle to streamline business

    19th June 2017

    As Boeing Defense continues to streamline its business, after recently stripping out a layer of top executives, the company looks forward to a promising European ...

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    Paris Air Show: Rafale in depth (video)

    19th June 2017

    Prominently displayed on the Dassault and French DGA stands is the Rafale multirole combat jet, which when combined with its flight demonstrations during the week, ...

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    Paris Air Show: Preview (video)

    16th June 2017

    Shephard editors Helen Haxell and Richard Thomas discuss the main themes of the upcoming Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, France. While the show looks ...

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    Paris Air Show: Cautious optimism for post-Brexit aerospace

    16th June 2017

    Despite continued uncertainty surrounding Brexit, figures released by ADS Group suggest strong growth in the UK aerospace industry and hint at future investments in UK ...

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    Analysis: European defence spending question casts long shadow

    13th June 2017

    US president Donald Trump’s calls for increased defence spending by NATO allies have brought renewed focus on a long-running source of tension: the amount of ...

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    Paris Air Show: New sting planned for Hornet

    13th June 2017

    Boeing is looking to take its F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Block III, based on the heritage of a 1970s platform, decades into the future with a ...

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    Philippine CAS aircraft bid edges forward

    13th June 2017

    The ongoing and bloody battle to recapture the town of Marawi from Islamic militants of the Maute group in Mindanao is illustrating the seriousness of ...

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    ISDEF 2017: Leopard latest in Capture's big cat family

    12th June 2017

    Capture unveiled its new Leopard pan and tilt system at the ISDEF 2017 exhibition in Tel Aviv on 6 June. The tracking system platform manufacturer ...

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    Paris Air Show: BTX focus on USAF competition

    12th June 2017

    Boeing believes there is a potential market of 2,000 aircraft for its Boeing T-X (BTX) trainer despite this the company remains focussed on its bidding ...

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    ISDEF 2017: ZombieCam set to detect intruders

    9th June 2017

    Chiral Software stood out amongst the crowd with the launch of its new ZombieCam tactical video system at the ISDEF 2017 exhibition in Tel Aviv. ...

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    Amidst threats, Seoul eyes defence budget hike

    9th June 2017

    South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) has requested a record defence budget of KRW43.7 trillion ($38.7 billion) for next year. Although yet to be ...

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    Analysis: Pentagon’s China report becomes more pastel

    9th June 2017

    Once again, the release of the annual Pentagon report, entitled Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China, a US Congress-mandated document, contributes ...

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    Canada boosts defence spending by 70%

    8th June 2017

    The Liberal government in Canada is planning a 70% increase in defence spending under the long-awaited defence policy review (DPR) finally laid out on 7 ...

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