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    The projected cost of Australia's troubled Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) programme has risen to about AUD800 million (USD688 million) more than its AUD8.5 billion budget, informed sources have told IHS Jane's . This figure is nearly AUD500 million more than an overrun forecast by an Australian

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    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) reissued a request for proposal (RfP) in mid-September to three local private sector shipyards to build four amphibious assault ships for an estimated INR250 billion (USD4.16 billion. The RfP to ABG, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), and Pipavav Defence and Offshore

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    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 11 October called on the military to play a "vital role" in improving the country's military-industrial base and to source its many requirements domestically. Addressing his first Senior Combined Commanders Conference in New Delhi, Modi urged the

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    The Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade (Minpromtorg) has announced the publication of a tender opportunity to create a roadmap for the development of robot systems and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) by the country's military industrial base. In a statement on its website Minpromtorg said the

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    The Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) has held a ceremony to mark the retirement of its fleet of SEPECAT Jaguar attack aircraft at the Al-Shafaq Club in Seeb, the Oman News Agency reported on 16 October. It added that the Jaguars, which had been in RAFO service for nearly 37 years, were being replaced

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  • A-7 Corsair II finally retires from service

    The Hellenic Air Force (HAF) held a decommissioning ceremony for its LTV (later Vought) A-7 Corsair II aircraft at Araxos Air Base, home of the 116 Combat Wing, on 17 October. The world's last operator of the A-7 Corsair II, 336 Squadron, decommissioned 15 A-7E and two TA-7C aircraft at the event.
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    US Army planners will use the next several years to consider its next major vehicle investment - perhaps for infantry or Stryker units - and whether to proceed with a future combat vehicle. With the cancellation of the ground combat vehicle (GCV) for budget reasons, the army had to choose whether
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    Greece's Type 209/1200 submarine HS Okeanos (S-118) was redelivered back to the Hellenic Navy (HN) from Hellenic Shipyards at Skaramangason on 20 October, having completed its Neptune II mid-life upgrade programme. Sea trials of the boat are expected to begin immediately and it should be fully

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