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Multi-billion dollar orders inked at Dubai air show, Qatar seals gas deal

AFP, The world's third-largest air show took place in Dubai this week with at least 7.5 billion dollars worth of deals signed as civil and military aviation leaders competed fiercely for a slice of the region's fast-growing market. Gas-rich Qatar […]

Main points of new EU military planning unit

AFP, The European Union agreed Friday to develop its own military planning body separate from NATO to allow the bloc to conduct operations when the transatlantic alliance prefers not to get involved. Here are the main points of the accord […]

Musharraf inducts Agosta submarine, remembers slain French technicians

AFP, President Pervez Musharraf inducted Pakistan's first locally-built Agosta 90B submarine into its navy Friday, paying tribute to the 11 French technicians killed in a terror attack while they were helping to build it. The submarine, named Saard, is the […]

BAE Systems HIDAS to Protect Greece's Apache Helicopters

BAE Systems, The Greek Government has signed the US Government FMS (Foreign Military Sales) Letter of Offer and Acceptance to purchase BAE Systems HIDAS for its Longbow Apache attack helicopters.   The aircraft, to be provided by the Boeing Company will […]

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 […]

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