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    The last eight of 34 Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) Gepard 1A2 self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAGs) are scheduled to depart from Germany in the first week of August and arrive in Rio de Janeiro 20 days later, a source told IHS Jane's on 27 July. The Gepards were procured from Germany by the

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    Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) on 28 July sought to play down reports it is seeking to purchase up to 10 Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk anti-submarine warfare helicopters from the United States. According to ministry spokesman Major General Luo Shou-he, while "Taiwan is looking to

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    The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) released a second notification announcing that the State Department had approved the sale of Patriot PAC-3 missiles to Saudi Arabia on 29 July. The previous notification was released on 1 October 2014 and outlined a possible deal that covered 36

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    Chinese media have reported the successful launch into orbit of the 18th and 19th Beidou navigation system satellites. The carrier was a Long March 3B rocket that was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre on 25 July. As with the 17th Beidou satellite launch in March, this deployment

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  • Iran reveals existence of second Ghadir long-range radar

    Iran has built a second Ghadir long-range early-warning radar, the Fars News Agency reported on 4 July. Fars said Iranian air defence commander, Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili, had attended a ceremony in the city of Ahvaz (Ahwaz) in the western province of Khuzestan earlier in the day to unveil

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