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SOFEX Jordan Announces the Launch of AIDTSEC 2021

Under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah of Jordan, SOFEX Jordan Announces the Launch of AIDTSEC 2021 [newslist] SOFEX Jordan held a press conference during which it announced the launch of the first edition of the Artificial Intelligence in Defence Technologies and Cyber Security Exhibition and Conference – AIDTSEC 2021…
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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. [newslist]   Effective from the 1st of October, Marsh was appointed the Senior Responsible Owner (SRO) of the Armoured Cavalry Programme,…
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Register for Dubai Airshow 2021 Now!

  This November from 14 – 18th, Dubai Airshow 2021 is bringing the aerospace and defence industry together for what promises to be the most extraordinary experience in the history of air shows.   [newslist]   Being the only global airshow to take place since 2019, Dubai Airshow 2021 is set to deliver its most…
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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.   [newslist] On the 15th of September, American President Joe Biden announced a new working group with the United…
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WDS Opens Registration to Global Trade Visitors During DSEI in London

Saudi Arabia’s World Defense Show (WDS) has officially opened trade visitor registration during the UK’s Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) event. [newslist] Trade visitors can now sign up for the inaugural World Defense Show in Saudi Arabia The show will take place from 6-9 March 2022 in the Kingdom’s capital city Riyadh DSEI visitors…
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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.   [newslist]   During the Thessaloniki International Fair on Saturday, the 11th of September, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos…
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AIDTSEC 2021 Promises a Busy October at the Dead Sea – Jordan

AIDTSEC 2021 – the artificial intelligence in defence technologies and cyber security exhibition and conference, organized by SOFEX is the first of its kind in Jordan and the region will take place 27 and 28 October 2021 at the King Hussein bin Talal Convention Centre – Dead Sea.    [newslist]   With AIDTSEC opening its…
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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.   [newslist]   On the 30th of August the French and German Defence Ministers, Annegret Kramp Karrenbauer and Florence Parly, have met in Paris and…
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Aerospace Leaders to Outline Future Roadmap of Industry at Dubai Airshow 2021 Conferences

This November, Dubai Airshow takes thought-leadership to new heights as it introduces 9 tracks packed with sessions covering the full spectrum of aviation, technology, and space. [newslist] The conferences will cover an array of themes, including the role of new technologies in revolutionising air travel, major changes happening in the cargo sector, global advancements in…
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