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More nations to take part in Cobra Gold

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Many more countries have expressed interest in taking part in the multinational Cobra Gold military exercise in Thailand this year, Supreme Commander Thanchaiyan Srisuwan says. Gen Thanchaiyan was speaking after a meeting of the chiefs of the armed forces on Wednesday, which he said touched on the Cobra Gold 2018 drill, which is due to be held f...

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Chinese armour boosts Royal Thai Army firepower

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The Royal Thai Army has received the first batch of 28 Chinese-made VT4 main battle tanks (MBT), 18 months after awarding a $147 million contract to China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO). The army has also agreed to acquire a second batch of 10 VT4 MBTs in April 2017 for $60 million with these expected to be delivered in 2018. It is also ...

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ASEAN navies boost ties in fleet review

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PATTAYA: Navy forces in Southeast Asian countries have agreed to bolster cooperation in dealing with security, disasters and environmental threats. The navy chiefs from nine Asean countries together with representatives from Laos held a meeting Sunday on the sidelines of International Fleet Review (IFR) 2017, hosted by the Thai Navy, which will ...

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Thailand unveils locally developed amphibious APC

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Thailand’s Defence Technology Institute (DTI) has unveiled a prototype of a newly developed 8x8 Amphibious Armoured Personnel Carrier (AAPC) intended for the Royal Thai Marine Corps (RTMC). The DTI, a research and development (R&D) agency under the Thai Ministry of Defence (MOD), said on 6 November at the Defence & Security 2017 sh...

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Singapore's survival instinct

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From her birth as an independent nation in 1965, Singapore has stressed a strong military as a key to national survival, prosperity and cohesion. Although not a direct party to rising maritime and territorial tensions in the South and East China Seas, the country is taking no chances and investing in military modernisation. Located at the tip of...

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Dragonfire Laser Turret unveiled at DSEI

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The new laser weapon demonstrator being built for the UK Ministry of Defence has been unveiled for the first time by the UK Dragonfire consortium at DSEI 2017 in London.   For the first time, the consortium has revealed the design of the turret – known as a beam director – that will be used to trial this new technology. The b...

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Broadening horizons for UAVs across Asia

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The benefit of operating Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in the maritime domain has been known to navies in the Asia-Pacific region for some time. As far back as 2007 the Indian Navy trialled the Schiebel S-100 Camcopter, with the Pakistan Navy following suit and trialling the same UAV in 2008. Meanwhile, the People’s Republic of China is...

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Thales Bags USAF Order for Deployable ILS Systems

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The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has placed an order with Thales for three Deployable – Instrument Landing Systems (D-ILS).   With their ability to be quickly set-up, activated, dismantled and re-located to deliver precision guidance capability for aircraft on final approach, these advanced, mobile systems are a crucial element in militar...

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Airbus Defense and Space Continues TRS-4D AESA Radar Supply for Littoral Combat Ship

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Australian companies now have an innovative way to get involved in the multi-billion dollar LAND 400 Phase 2 armoured vehicle program. Freedom-variant LCS prime contractor, Lockheed Martin has contracted Airbus Defense and Space and its affiliate, Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security GmbH, to supply TRS-4D naval radars for the U.S. Navy&rsq...

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Rafael Demonstrates Air Defence Systems to International Audience

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Representatives from 16 countries took part in a special demonstration conducted by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems of its air defence systems and capabilities, which also included seminars and meetings with top Israeli Ministry of Defence (IMOD) and Air Force officials.   Yossi Horowitz, Director of Marketing and BD for Rafael's Air...

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