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A$750 Million to Improve Maritime Defences

Australian Department of Defence, Defence Minister Robert Hill today announced two major projects worth over A$750 million to further improve the Australian Defence Force's maritime defence capabilities.   The first is a A$500 million project to upgrade the anti-ship missile defences […]

Pentagon Excludes Non-Coalition Countries from Iraq Contracts

VOA, WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has ruled that firms from countries that did not support the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq will be barred from bidding on lucrative reconstruction contracts.   Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz says that for security reasons, key […]

India: Upgrade of Deep Penetration Jaguar Fighters

Indian Ministry of Defence, A contract for upgrade of Jaguar aircraft to improve navigation and weapon aiming capabilities has been finalized with Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL).   HAL and Defence Avionics Research Establishment have jointly taken up indigenous development. The development […]

Successful Firing Test of the New AAW System on the LCF/F124 Frigate

Blohm+Voss, HAMBURG, Germany — Upon the successful firing of an Evolved Seasparrow Missile, another firing test with an SM-2 missile was carried out on November 27, 2003, with the new AAW system APAR/SMART-L developed in the Netherlands and Germany.   The […]

Saab RBS15 to be Installed on Finnish Hamina

Saab, Saab Bofors Dynamics has received an order from the Finnish Naval Headquarters to install the Missile Engagement Planning System (MEPS) for RBS15SFIII on the new Fast Attack Crafts of Hamina class.   The order is an addition to the on-going […]

Government Continues to Invest in New Zealand

Government of New Zealand, Minister of Defence Mark Burton has today announced Cabinet approval for several Army acquisition projects outlined in the Defence Long Term Development Plan (LTDP), including the purchase of the first tranche of Light Operational Vehicles (LOVs), […]

M51 Ballistic Missile: Successful Test of a Full-Scale Model

French defence procurement agency, The French defence procurement agency (Delegation Generale pour l

Lessons of a bloody Sunday in Samarra

Inter Press Service, WASHINGTON – On one point, all sources appear to agree: what happened in the northern Sunni town of Samarra two Sundays ago could tell us a great deal about whether United States forces are likely to succeed […]

NATO far from relieving US forces in Afghanistan


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