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Russia’s Military-Technical Cooperation – 2020

In 2020, due to the pandemic-related restrictions, for a number of foreign clients, the terms of delivery of military products and implementation of contracts for overhaul and maintenance of weapons and military and special equipment were put off and rescheduled.   The impossibility to ensure duly transfer of basic payment documents from customers led to…
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$339 Million Value of Contracts at MAKS-2021

The 15th International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS 2021 held on July 20-25, 2021 drew to a close. The hybrid format of the event allowed us to bring the business program and international participation to a new level. The MAKS-2021 Airshow took acknowledgment as the largest business event: the value of contracts and letters of…
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The Future of Moon and Mars Exploration at GLEX 2021

16 June was intensive day at the IAF Global Space Exploration Conference – GLEX 2021. The day started with a Highlight Lecture by Xiaojun WANG, President of the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT), on space transportation for future Human Mars Exploration missions, on Tianwen-1’s successful three-months Mars remote sensing mission, and on the…
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First batch of Boxer CRV Delivered to Australian Army

  The Australian Army has received its first 25 Boxer 8x8 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRV). These vehicles are part of the $4.02 billion LAND 400 Phase 2 Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability project.   Out of the vehicles received by the Australian Army, 13 were of the multipurpose variant, while the remaining 12 were reconnaissance variants.…
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Restructuring of the German Armed Forces

The German Defence Ministry has presented a paper outlining the restructuring of the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr). The paper primarily aims at making the forces more flexible and increasing its readiness by cutting down on top-heavy structures. When presenting the key point paper (Eckpunktepapier), Germany’s Defence minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer emphasised that this did not constitute…
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German Parliament Approves ‘Unarmed’ Eurodrone

The German parliament has approved the development and procurement of the Eurodrone together with France, Italy, and Spain. However, it has also set limits both for the further release of funds and for an armament not wanted in Germany for the time being. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. On the 14th of April, the…
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France’s New Nuclear Aircraft Carrier

The French Minister of Defence announced on 29 March the notification of the Avant-Projet Sommaire (brief preliminary design) contract for the new generation nuclear aircraft carrier (PA NG), bringing together Naval Group, Chantiers de l'Atlantique and TechnicAtome. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. The Minister also attended the signing of the agreements creating a…
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SIPRI: USA Largest Arms Supplier, Saudi Arabia Biggest Importer

According to new data on global arms transfers published today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), in between 2016-2020 the United States remains the largest arms exporter accounting for 37% of global arms sales, and  Saudi Arabia the world’s largest arms importer with 11% of the shares of major arms importers. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on…
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Franco-German-Spanish FCAS Project Running into Turbulence

In February this year, German, French, and Spanish officials reached an impasse in their negotiations on the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) project. The three countries disagree over intellectual property rights and work shares, with the French company Dassault demanding 50% of the workload. Disagreements went so far as the consideration of build three demonstrators…
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