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    Eurofighter partner companies have begun the assembly of major components of the Kuwaiti air force’s Typhoon combat aircraft, according to the vice president of Leonardo’s Eurofighter Programme Unit, Giancarlo Mezzanatto. He revealed details of the assembly activity for the 28 Kuwait

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    The Western Pacific’s geopolitical and climatic makeup can uniquely challenge safe and effective operations for a single carrier strike group (CSG), let alone the trio of CSGs the US Navy (USN) has drilling with allied forces close to the North Korean Peninsula. This is the first time that

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    The US Navy (USN) spent thousands of hours planning the convergence and drilling of three carrier strike groups (CSGs) in the Western Pacific at the same time, the first such exercise in about a decade. “Lots of changes occurred,” Rear Admiral Gregory Harris, commander of Carrier Strike

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    Key Points The Republic of Singapore Navy has inducted two more Independence-class vessels Service is making good progress towards operating a class of eight Littoral Mission Vessels by 2020 The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has commissioned two more locally built Littoral Mission Vessels.

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    IOMAX has showcased a new and improved Block 2 variant of its Archangel Border Patrol Aircraft (BPA), as it looks to close out sales with at least four new customers. Speaking to Jane’s on 14 November, IOMAX officials said with the Block 2 aircraft on static display at the Dubai Airshow, the

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    A Norinco 122 mm SH3 tracked self-propelled howitzer was observed in service with the Rwandan Defence Forces (RDF) for the first time on 10 November, with President Paul Kagame’s office releasing a photograph of a vehicle that participated in a combined-arms exercise designated ‘Hard

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    Bangladesh has received the final batch of BTR-80 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) destined for use in UN peacekeeping operations, Russian manufacturer Military Industrial Company told the Sputnik news agency on 6 November. Although it is unclear how many vehicles were handed over, it is likely

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    US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis appears optimistic that NATO allies and partner nations will add troops in Afghanistan to help train and assist local forces. "Right now, I'd say there's somewhere approximately two-dozen NATO allies and partner countries that are leaning towards raising the

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    The Indo-Russian joint venture BrahMos Aerospace is to begin deliveries of the air-launched version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile to the Indian Air Force (IAF) in January 2018, Russian state-owned TASS news agency reported on 13 November. Deliveries of the BrahMos-A will begin

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    United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Calidus has revealed a new turboprop aircraft designed for light attack counterinsurgency (COIN). The single-engined B-250, which was unveiled at the Dubai Airshow running from 12 to 16 November, is a tandem twin-seat aircraft that is built around the Rockwell

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    China’s Beihang Unmanned Aircraft System Technology unveiled on 13 November its TYW-1 strike-capable reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at Beihang’s new factory in the eastern Chinese city of Taizhou. The 9.85 m-long and 2.5 m-high platform is based on the BZK-005 multirole

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    China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed to start negotiations on a code of conduct (COC) in the South China Sea (SCS) in an effort to ease regional tensions over territorial disputes in the area. “Following the adoption by the Ministers of ASEAN member states

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    Australia is on track to publish its Defence Industrial Capability Plan (DICP) in early 2018 to support indigenous development and the country’s programme to modernise the Australian Defence Force (ADF) in the next decade and beyond. Australia’s Minister for Defence Industry Christopher

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    A ceremony was held in China on 9 November to mark the start of construction for a 1,750 tonne landing ship for Mauritania, according to Chinese media reports that cited the Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group. An artist’s impression of the ship displayed during the ceremony showed a landing

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    A majority of the EU’s member states – 23 out of 28 – officially notified their intention on 13 November to create permanent structured co-operation (PESCO) in defence, thus setting the stage for Europe to bolster its defence policy, speed up capability development and, ultimately,

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    Leonardo announced on 13 November that it is to boost its cybersecurity presence in the Gulf region following the announcement of a partnership with Emirati firm MVP Tech. Under the partnership agreement, the two companies will work together on providing integrated security solutions in the United

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    The Japanese Ministry of Defence (MoD) has displayed the newly designed and produced Kawasaki C-2 transport aircraft at the Dubai Airshow, and hopes to export the aircraft to the Gulf region. On 14 November, Colonel Tokukazu Omine, the C-2 programme manager for the MoD, told Jane’s that Japan

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    Ukraine has announced a USD150 million investment from US private equity fund Oriole Capital Group to fund the Kharkiv State Aircraft Manufacturing Enterprise. Ukraine’s UkrOboronProm made the announcement on 13 November, as part of the company’s presence at the Dubai Airshow in the

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    The Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) has noted the superior operational effectiveness and increased safety margins of its Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft during the type’s ongoing mission over Yemen. Speaking to Jane’s at the Dubai Airshow, RSAF Typhoon pilot First Lieutenant Abdul Aziz

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    The Kuwaiti Air Force is considering the procurement of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to enhance its reconnaissance and operational capabilities, and to protect the country’s border regions, the service chief told Jane’s on 13 November. Speaking at the Dubai Airshow, Major General

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