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The latest general defence news from across the globe.

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    ISDEF 2017: Perceptions and challenges of war

    7th June 2017

    A day after the anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, which saw the beginning of the end of the Nazi occupation of Europe, Israeli ...

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    ISDEF 2017: Officials warn of emerging threats

    6th June 2017

    As Israel marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War, the state now finds itself on the front lines against international terrorism, according to deputy ...

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    Analysis: Mattis confirms new stability policy initiative

    3rd June 2017

    US Defense Secretary James Mattis has confirmed plans the US will implement the Asia Pacific Stability Initiative (APSI), now in the development stages in the ...

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    CANSEC 2017: Canada severs talks with Boeing

    2nd June 2017

    CANSEC 2017 opened in dramatic style on Tuesday as an ongoing dispute between the Canadian government and Boeing boiled over. Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan ...

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    Boeing wins MOKV contract

    29th May 2017

    Boeing has been awarded a $58.6 million, 35-month contract from the US Missile Defense Agency to demonstrate its Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV) technology, the company ...

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    HMS Diamond tests Sea Viper

    24th May 2017

    The Royal Navy’s HMS Diamond has tested its Sea Viper missile system off the coast of Scotland, the navy announced on 19 May.The firing was ...

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    Aselsan details railgun development (video)

    23rd May 2017

    At the recent IDEF exhibition in Istanbul, Turkey, electronics specialists Aselsan showcased its railgun conceptpublicly for the first time. Currently an R&D; project, the company ...

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    Patria receives Military DOA in Finland

    19th May 2017

    Patria has received Military Design Organisation Approval (DOA) based on the European Defence Agency’s European military airworthiness requirements from the Finnish military aviation authority, the ...

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    Future F-35 production numbers released

    19th May 2017

    A new document released by the US Department of the Navy reveals further specifics of future Lockheed Martin F-35 multirole fighter aircraft production lots and confirms ...

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    Boeing promotes more striking Eagle

    18th May 2017

    Boeing believes it has prospects and contracts for its F-15 Strike Eagle aircraft up until at least 2019 and likely beyond 2022. The company has ...

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    US, Latvia sign defence procurement agreement

    15th May 2017

    The governments of Latvia and the US have signed a reciprocal defence procurement agreement to provide businesses in both countries with equal access to procurements ...

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    Blitzer railgun tests continue

    12th May 2017

    General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced on 10 May the successful test firing of hypersonic projectiles from the 3MJ Blitzer railgun system.During multiple firings form ...

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    IMDEX Asia: Saab looks to Asia-Pacific market for Swordfish

    12th May 2017

    Saab, which has been attempting to bait several Asia-Pacific air forces with its Swordfish maritime patrol aircraft, has sharpened its offering.One improvement confirmed by the ...

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    Saudi Arabia unveils first indigenous armed drone ‘Saqr 1’

    12th May 2017

    King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) has unveiled a new strategic drone programme called Saqr 1 in Riyadh according to a Saudi Press ...

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    USMC and navy conduct technology experiment

    9th May 2017

    The US Navy has revealed that it successfully demonstrated augmented reality systems and advanced wireless networks during the amphibious Ship-to-Shore Maneuver Exploration and Experimentation Advanced ...

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    AUVSI 2017: Technologies threaten USMC ops

    9th May 2017

    Building on several years of demonstration and experimentation experience, the US Marine Corps had defined a way ahead for robotics and autonomous systems. However, that ...

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    Challenges to UK equipment plan

    3rd May 2017

    The UK Ministry of Defence's equipment plan is at risk of becoming unaffordable according to the Public Accounts Committee.The report released by the PAC on ...

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    Quad A: Orbital ATK sharpens hatchet

    28th April 2017

    While Orbital ATK may have used this week's Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) Mission Summit to unveil the latest model of their Hatchet munition, ...

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    PLA rocked to the corps

    28th April 2017

    The structure of group armies in the People's Liberation Army (PLA) is undergoing the most dramatic shakeup in their history as part of ongoing reforms ...

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