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    Australia intends enhancing or replacing its existing ground-based air defence (GBAD) capability, issuing a request for information (RfI) on 22 June that is expected to be followed by a request for tender in the last quarter of 2016. The RfI published by the Defence Materiel Organisation says that

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    The US Army has ordered an increase in production of the AGM-114 Hellfire laser-guided missile from the current 500 all-up rounds (AURs) per month to 650 AURs per month, the Department of Defense (DoD) disclosed on 25 June. The USD18 million contract awarded to original equipment manufacturer

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  • US Army to ramp-up Hellfire production

    The US Army has ordered an increase in production of the AGM-114 Hellfire laser-guided missile from the current 500 all-up rounds (AURs) per month to 650 AURs per month, the Department of Defense (DoD) disclosed on 25 June. The USD18 million contract awarded to original equipment manufacturer
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    The Netherlands Maritime Special Operations Force (NL-MARSOF) are planning to purchase a new carbine chambered in the non-NATO standard 7.62x35 mm (300 BLK), with a formal tender being launched by the Netherlands' Defence Material Organisation. The tender is the first publicly known tender for the

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