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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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Israel MOD Places Order for Rafael Trophy for All Merkava 4 MBTs and Namer APCs

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Israel’s Ministry of Defence has placed a massive order worth millions of Shkels for Rafael’s Trophy Systems to be fitted on every Merkava 4 tank and Namer APC providing them with an active protection system (APS).    Hundreds of additional Trophy active protection systems (APS), manufactured by Rafael will be purcha...

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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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Indonesia will introduce "Tank Boat" for its Military

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PT. Pindad in collaboration with PT. Lundin Industry will introduce a new type of combat boat, Brigadier General Jan Pieter Ate, the head of Technology and Defence Industry Directorate of Indonesian Ministry of Defense, has announced.   Brigadier General Jan Pieter Ate further elaborated that this new type of combat boat is considered ...

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Rosoboronexport Puts Up Strong Show at Indo Defence 2016

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Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) is displaying 225 pieces of military hardware, signifying its strong commitment for the Indonesian defence market, at the Indo Defence show, underway in Jakarta, Indonesia.   Nine stands by major Russian domestic defense manufacturers are showcasing the latest Russian Military hard...

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German Bundeswehr to Procure KMW Leguan Bridge Laying Systems

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  Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has announced the signing of an agreement with The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment (BAAINBw) for the procurement of seven Leguan bridge laying systems built on the Leopard 2 chassis.    The vehicles will be supplied to the Bundeswehr between 2018 and 2021.   Germany had warrant...

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Successful sea trials for first Air Warfare Destroyer

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Today marks the successful completion of ship builder sea trials for the future Air Warfare Destroyer Hobart, at Techport Australia in Adelaide. The Minister for Defence Industry, The Hon Christopher Pyne MP said this achievement is a significant milestone for the Air Warfare Destroyer Project and the nation, and demonstrates the capacity of A...

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