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    Russia has completed delivery of the second regimental set of the Almaz-Antei S-400E Triumf self-propelled surface-to-air missile (SAM) system to China, according to a 27 January report by the TASS news agency. Quoting an unnamed military diplomatic source, TASS reported that the regimental set

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    Lockheed Martin has begun building the first F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) for Denmark at its Fort Worth production facility in Texas. The company announced on 27 January that the forward fuselage of aircraft L-001, the first of 27 F-35As destined for the Royal Danish Air Force

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  • France orders Griffon self-propelled mortars

    The Direction générale de l’armement (DGA), the French armaments procurement agency, on 30 December awarded a contract to a consortium composed of Nexter, Arquus, and Thales for 54 MEPAC 120 mm self-propelled mortar carrier versions of the Griffon 8×8 multirole heavy armoured
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    The Direction générale de l’armement (DGA), the French armaments procurement agency, on 30 December awarded a contract to a consortium composed of Nexter, Arquus, and Thales for 54 MEPAC 120 mm self-propelled mortar carrier versions of the Griffon 8×8 multirole heavy armoured

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