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Iran, China, Russia Joint Naval Drills Kick off Tomorrow

Citing the Iranian Army press Service, the ISNA news agency announced the beginning of joint naval drills on January 21. The Iranian, Chinese, and Russian navies are going to participate in maneuvers in the northern Indian Ocean waters. The drills are going to be focused on firing against targets, counterterrorist operations, rescuing a ship from…
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Cybercrime to Cost the World Over $10 Trillion by 2025

"Cybercrime threat is very real and is a widespread challenge faced by all countries. Together, we must be resilient at all times."  - stated Sri Acryl Sani bin Abdullah Sani, Malysia's Inspector General of Police speaking on the growing of cybercrime cases.   [newslist] The need for regional collaboration in cybersecurity has never been greater.…
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WDS to Positively Affect KSA’s Economy

As Saudi Arabia looks to localize 50% of its military expenditure under national Vision 2030 objectives, the World Defense Show (WDS) – taking place in Riyadh from 6-9 March 2022 under the patronage of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – will unlock opportunities for international exhibitors & visitors to be part of the Kingdom’s…
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Tokyo and Beijing Set Up a Military Hotline

Tokyo and Beijing agree to set up a military hotline creating an emergency communication mechanism to defuse potential crises over disputed islands and the Taiwan Strait, said Japanese officials. [newslist] The Financial Times has reported that the Japanese defence ministry said the governments agreed to set up the link by the end of 2022 during…
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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.   [newslist] On the 10th of December, the Government of Finland has authorised the Finnish…
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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. [newslist] 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…
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EDGE Group at the Egypt Defence Expo 2021

EDGE Group, the leading advanced technology group in the Middle East for defence and beyond, and one of the top military suppliers in the world, has reported its highly successful participation at the Egypt Defence Expo 2021 (EDEX 2021), held in the Egyptian capital.  [newslist]   EDGE had a major presence within the UAE pavilion…
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One Week Until EDEX 2021 – Meet us There!

Egypt International Exhibition Centre opens its doors to the second edition of  EDEX next Monday, 29 November and continues until 2 December. [newslist] Organisers recommend all participants and guests to Register today to ensure enough time for security approval, and to avoid queuing onsite. With more than 350 exhibitors to meet and international pavilions from over 20…
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EDGE Showcases its Advanced Technology Capabilities at EDEX 2021

EDGE Group has announced its participation at this year’s Egypt Defence Expo (EDEX), the group's press service said in a press release. EDGE will have a major presence within the UAE pavilion as the region’s largest advanced technology group for defence and beyond, and one of the leading military suppliers in the world.   [newslist]…
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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.   [newslist]   On the 8th of November, the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service…
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