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Nexter lands Malaysian Light Artillery contract

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The first six light guns will be delivered by Nexter and its partner in Malaysia, ADS in November 2019 and deliveries of all 18 artillery pieces will be completed in February 2020. “This contract is a new recognition of the Nexter Group’s expertise in the field of artillery and ammunition. This is an important success in our strategy...

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ST Marine delivers Fortitude to Singapore Navy

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Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine), the marine arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering), has successfully launched the sixth Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV), Fortitude, designed and built for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN). The ceremony, held at ST Marine’s Benoi Yard, was officiated by Mr Ng Chee ...

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Singapore Airshow 2018 connects global aviation stakeholders

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The Singapore Airshow, Asia’s largest and one of the most important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world, is connecting global aviation stakeholders to key opportunities that drive change and shape the future. As a key gateway to Asia’s thriving aviation and aerospace industry, the Singapore Airshow offers a wide range of s...

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Australia launches major job-creating defence export strategy

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The Federal Government today announced the unlocking of more jobs and investment in Australia’s defence sector, with the release of the new Defence Export Strategy. The landmark document sets out the policy and strategy to make Australia one of the top ten global defence exporters within the next decade. It is an ambitious, positive pla...

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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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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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