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Finland Picks F-35 for its Next Multi-Role Fighter

Finland has decided to procure 64 F-35A Block 4 multi-role fighters. Lockheed-Martins F-35 won out in the 10 billion Euro programme to replace the Hornet. It won out over SAABs Gripen, Boeings (updated) F/A-18, Dassualts Rafale and the Eurofighter Typhoon.   On the 10th of December, the Government of Finland has authorised the Finnish Defence…
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Austria to Purchase 18 Leonardo AW169M Light Helicopters

Italy and Austria have signed a government-to-government (G2G) agreement for the sale and procurement of 18 Leonardo AW169M light multirole helicopters for the Austrian Armed Forces. On the 02 December the defence ministers of Italy and Austria Lorenzo Guerini and Klaudia Tanner, signed the implementation phase of the agreement at the Italian Ministry of Defence…
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ESG to deliver Sea Falcon UAS to German Navy

German defence company Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG) has been awarded a contract for the procurement of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for the K130 corvettes. The UAS is supposed to enhance the imaging abilities of the corvettes.     On the 8th of November, the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support…
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Latvia Presents its First Patria 6×6 APCs

On the 3rd of November, Latvia showed off its first four new Patria armoured vehicles at Ādaži base. These vehicles present the first of over 200 that Latvia has ordered from the Finnish manufacturer at a cost of 200 million Euros. According to a statement by the Latvian ministry of defence, the first four of…
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Rheinmetall Unveils New Lynx Combat Support Vehicle

Rheinmetall as presented its newest addition to the Lynx family of armoured fighting vehicles (AFV): The Australian designed and manufactured Lynx Combat Support Vehicle (CSV). On October, at an event at Rheinmetall’s Australian Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) in Redbank, Queensland, the German arms manufacturer and largest supplier of military vehicles to the Australian…
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UK MoD Appoints top Defence Official to Head Troubled Ajax Programme

A letter released by the United Kingdom’s Infrastructure and Projects Authority has named 30-year Ministry of Defence (MoD) veteran David Marsh to be personally responsible for the Armoured Cavalry Programme, otherwise known as Ajax.   Effective from the 1st of October, Marsh was appointed the Senior Responsible Owner (SRO) of the Armoured Cavalry Programme, now…
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Indian Air Force Acquires 56 C-295 Transport Aircraft

The Indian Ministry of Defence has signed a contract with Airbus Defence & Space Spain for the acquisition of 56 C-295 MW transport aircraft. This marks the first time a private company builds an entire aircraft in India.     On the 24th of September, the Indian MoD signed a contract with Airbus Defence &…
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Australia Cancels French Submarine Deal in Favour of US

Following of the formal declaration of the Australia-US-UK defence agreement, Australia has cancelled its procurement plan for twelve conventional submarines from French Naval Group in favour of nuclear-powered submarines from the United States and United Kingdom.   On the 15th of September, American President Joe Biden announced a new working group with the United Kingdom…
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Greece Orders 6 Additional Rafales

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has announced the acquisition of an additional six Rafales. This will put the total order for the French fighter jet by Greece at 24. The first airframe had been delivered in July.     During the Thessaloniki International Fair on Saturday, the 11th of September, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis…
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Franco-German Transport Squadron Under Construction

With an Inter-Governmental agreement signed by the German and French Ministers of Defence, the two countries have created a joint tactical air transport squadron, equipped with the C-130J Super Hercules.     On the 30th of August the French and German Defence Ministers, Annegret Kramp Karrenbauer and Florence Parly, have met in Paris and signed…
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