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  • Pakistan to step up fight against militants in Punjab

    The government of Pakistan's Punjab Province has requested the deployment of military troops after a recent upsurge in attacks by militant groups, a senior provincial government official told Jane's on 21 February. Speaking on condition of anonymity the official said the worsening security

  • Finland buys armour support equipment

    Finland is buying 16 ex-Dutch engineering tanks based on the Leopard 1 main battle tank (MBT) chassis the country's Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 20 February. The deal is Finland's second procurement of surplus equipment in February aimed at significantly boosting both the tactical and

  • Japan to speed up frigate construction programme, says report

    Japan plans to accelerate a warship construction programme to make two frigates a year to patrol the fringes of the East China Sea, Reuters news agency quoted three people with knowledge of the plan as saying on 17 February. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the sources said that while Japan was

  • Finland buys K9 howitzers from South Korea

    Finland will purchase K9 Thunder 155 mm self-propelled howitzers from South Korea, the country's Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed on 17 February. According to the MoD announcement, Finnish defence minister Jussi Niinistö has approved the purchase of 48 former South Korean Army K9s at a cost

  • IDEX 2017: Embraer says 'no comment' on Nigerian Super Tucanos

    Embraer CEO Jackson Schneider indicated that the Nigerian Air Force's (NAF's) announcement that it will receive ex-Brazilian Air Force EMB-412 Super Tucanos was premature, telling Jane's during the IDEX 2017 show in Abu Dhabi that he would not make any comment on the West African country's

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