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    Four armoured vehicle manufacturers have answered a Brazilian Army request for proposals (RfP) issued in October 2014 for the service's VBMT-LR lightweight wheeled multirole armoured vehicle programme. VBMT-LR is part of the army's Strategic Project Guarani. The bidding process, managed by the

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    India and the US extended bilateral defence co-operation for another decade and agreed to jointly develop and build four defence systems during President Barack Obama's three-day New Delhi visit that ends on 27 January. "We have renewed our Defence Framework Agreement and decided to take our

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    The Bulgarian Ministry of Defence is negotiating with Poland's Wojskowe Zaklady Lotnicze No 2 (WZL-2) company regarding a maintenance contract for six Bulgarian Air Force (BuAF) MiG-29 'Fulcrum' combat aircraft. The final contract is planned to be signed in September 2015, when the current

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    The Republic of China Navy (RoCN) took delivery on 23 January of a newly completed fast combat support ship. Panshih was built by state-owned Kaohsiung-based shipbuilder CSBC Corporation at a cost of USD130 million. Construction began in 2011 and the ship was launched in 2013. According to the

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  • Bulgaria may switch MiG support from Russia to Poland

    Bulgarian MiG-29 'Fulcrum' combat aircraft may in future be serviced and maintained in Poland rather than Russia, national media disclosed on 23 January. The Bulgarian Air Force's (BuAF's) 12 remaining MiG-29 'Fulcrum-A' fighters and three 'Fulcrum-B' operational trainers could be sustained in
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