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  • Austal assesses Asian investment opportunities

    Australian shipbuilder Austal has confirmed that it is assessing opportunities to further expand its profile in the Asia Pacific. The confirmation comes following reports that the company is looking to invest in a shipyard in Subic Bay in the Philippines. Austal said in a recent statement that the

  • US progresses F-16 sale to Taiwan

    The US government is progressing plans to sell F-16V fighter aircraft to Taiwan to strengthen the island country’s capabilities and deter aggression from China. The deal, which is worth USD8 billion, has been confirmed by US President Donald Trump. A procurement package – framed by the

  • Iran withdraws S-300 from Gulf coast

    In a possible sign that Tehran no longer sees an imminent escalation of tensions in the Gulf, the S-300 long-range air-defence system that was deployed to Asaluyeh in May has been withdrawn, satellite imagery shows. A full S-300PMU-2 battery – one of four Iran received from Russia in 2016

  • Moldovan action plan addresses future of armed forces

    Moldova is discussing and receiving feedback on a draft government action plan published on 30 July, with public meetings with civic society to discuss and receive feedback regarding its objectives. When it is finalised, the plan will serve as a blueprint for the country’s domestic and foreign

  • US delivers two additional Metal Shark Defiant 32s to Uruguay

    The US officially delivered a second batch of two Metal Shark 32-ft (9.8m) fast patrol boats on August 14 to the Uruguayan Navy Comando de Infanteria de Marina (Marines). With the addition of the two new boats, Uruguay has four Defiant 32s in service with the Infanteria de Marina. The donation was

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  • Taiwan’s Cloud Leopard II M2 prototype breaks cover

    Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) showcased a prototype of the next-generation 8×8 Cloud Leopard II armoured vehicle development in public for the first time at the 2019 Taipei Aerospace & Defense Technology Exhibition (TADTE) exhibition held from 15 to 17 August. The M2
  • USMC to demo G/ATOR with Iron Dome

    US Marine Corps (USMC) leaders are in a race to field a capability to intercept mid-range rockets and artillery, and they are set to host a demonstration integrating Northrop Grumman’s AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) with components of Rafael’s Iron Dome system. In a