• Vietnam, Israel sign defence co-operation accord

    Vietnam and Israel have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on defence co-operation, the Vietnam Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 3 March. The agreement was signed in Hanoi by Vietnam's deputy minister of defence, Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, and Dan Harel, the director general

  • Zenit Shipyard to provide more ships for Kazakhstan's coastguard and navy

    Key Points Shipyard to launch fifth Project 0300 Bars-class patrol vessel for the coastguard in April 2016. Build work to start on a new navy Project 250 missile patrol boat in 2015. Kazakhstan's Zenit Uralsk Shipyard is planning to launch a fifth Project 0300 Bars-class patrol vessel for the

  • IDEX 2015: Beretta takes the wraps off its striker-fired APX

    Beretta unveiled its first striker-fired pistol at the IDEX 2015 show in Abu Dhabi, saying it incorporates the latest developments in tactical handguns and will have an "aggressive price vs performance ratio". The APX is currently in the pre-series testing phase and the company aims to

  • IDEX 2015: Beretta takes the wraps off its striker-fired APX

    Beretta unveiled its first striker-fired pistol at the IDEX 2015 show in Abu Dhabi, saying it incorporates the latest developments in tactical handguns and will have an "aggressive price vs performance ratio". The APX is currently in the pre-series testing phase and the company aims to

  • Brazil receives last RBS 70 items, considers more

    The Brazilian Army soon to receive the final items associated with the RBS 70 man-portable very-short-range air defence system (VSHORAD) acquired through the Brazilian Army Commission in Washington (CEBW) in early 2014 from Saab Dynamics under a nearly BRL28 million (USD9.8 million) contract. A

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  • Aselsan, Thales continue LMM launcher development

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