• US, South Korea suspend ‘Ulchi Freedom Guardian’ exercise

    The United States and South Korea have agreed to suspend this year’s joint ‘Ulchi Freedom Guardian’ military exercise scheduled for August amid ongoing efforts by the two countries to ease tensions with, and denuclearise, North Korea. The move comes after US President Donald Trump

  • Bulgaria proposes joint UAV production with Israel

    Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has proposed joint production of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) before a meeting which discussed the proposal with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on 12 June. Under the upcoming tender for a new jet fighter for the Bulgarian Air

  • China offers military credit to Cambodia

    China has agreed to provide Cambodia with more than USD100 million in aid to support the modernisation of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF), the government in Phnom Penh has announced. The funding will be provided through a defence co-operation agreement (DCA) signed by the two countries

  • Elbit Systems cleared for IMI acquisition

    Elbit Systems confirmed on 19 June that it has reached an agreement to acquire state-owned IMI Systems from the Israeli government. Approved by the Committee for the Tender of the Sale of State Shares and by the board of directors of Elbit, the deal will see IMI become a private entity at an

  • Thailand procures IRIS-T missiles for F-5 fighters

    Thailand is to integrate the IRIS-T short-range air-to-air missile (AAM) onto its fleet of Northrop F-5E/F Tiger II fighter aircraft, Diehl Defence announced on 18 June. A contract for an unspecified number of IRIS-Ts to equip the Royal Thai Air Force’s (RTAF’s) F-5s was signed on 14

  • US grants additional Sherpas to Brazil

    The Brazilian Army will receive additional four Short Brothers’ C-23B+Sherpa light utility aircraft as US excess defense articles (EDAs) in order to further increase its aerial transport capability, Jane’s was told in mid June. A first tranche of four former US Army National Guard

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  • Dynetics ramps up GBU-69/B production for USSOCOM

    Huntsville-based Dynetics has been awarded a USD470 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to ramp up production levels of its GBU-69/B Small Glide Munition (SGM) for the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The award follows an USSOCOM pre-solicitation notice, issued

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  • Japan displays new NBC decontamination set

    The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) unveiled a new truck-mounted nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) decontamination set on 27 May at Camp Omiya in Saitama Prefecture, where the service’s Central NBC Weapon Defense Unit is based. Mounted on a 6×6 truck the new set, which is

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  • Slovak Armed Forces receive new IFVs

    Slovak Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš handed 21 upgraded infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) to Lieutenant General Daniel Zmeko, the chief of defence staff, at the end of May. The Slovak Ministry of Defence (MoD) said the vehicles were handed over to the ISTAR Battalion in Prešov and 10 to

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  • KAI set to launch new MRO company

    Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has said its new maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) company will be officially established in July and start operations by the end of 2018. KAI said in a filing to the Korean stock exchange on 14 June that the new firm – to be named Korea Aviation