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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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Germany to Replace its Orion MPA with Poseidon

As stated in a recent answer to a parliamentary inquiry, the German Ministry of Defence will most likely be acquiring American P-8A Poseidon to replace its aging fleet of P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft. The ministry dismissed the French offer of Atlantique 2 which had been posed in April.   Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google…
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DAS Holds the First Meeting of its Advisory Board for 2021

Dubai Airshow, in collaboration with the Defense Services Marketing Council (DSMC), held the first meeting of its Advisory Board for 2021. With its high-level industry, government and academic members, the Board focused on analysing industry trends and discussing future strategies that will drive growth for the aerospace sector.   Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. The…
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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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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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European Participation in IDEX & NAVDEX 2021

              The International Defence Exhibition and Conference 2021 (21-25 February, 2021) witnessed the participation of many major European defence companies. Leading Europea defence manufacturers showcased their newest products and solutions.       Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News.         Europe’s biggest defence company, BAE Systems,…
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RTAF Modernisation Plan For The Next Decade

Over the 10-year period (2010 – 2020), the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) allocated budget increases at an average of 4.25 % per year. According to RTAF 20-Year Strategy, the focus of Air Power modernization will be qualitative rather than quantitative, leading to an emphasis on capability enhancement of sensors and firepower. Follow New Defence Order.…
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8 Models of Airplanes Manufactured by Iran

Head of Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO) Lieutenant Brigadier General Afshin Khajeh Fard announced that Iran is working on manufacturing of 8 models of airplanes, reports Fares News Agency (FNA). Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. He noted that Iran Aviation Industries Organization is working on Airbus, MD and 337 types of planes, noting that…
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Mi-24s still serving in Eastern Europe

The Mi-24/35 (NATO reporting name Hind) is an attack helicopter type which was once in mass use in Eastern Europe, operated in the 1990s and the early 2000s by the air arms of no less than seven countries, with a total fleet exceeding 170 aircraft
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