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Polish Army to be equipped with Abrams Tanks by next year

Poland will buy 250 U.S. M1A2 SEPv3 Abrams main battle tanks (MBT), in a deal worth 23.3 billion złoty ($6.00 billion). These will join Poland’s Leopard 2s in enhancing the countries aging T-72 and PT-91 Twardy fleet. [newslist] On the 14th of July, on the grounds of the 1st Warsaw Armoured Brigade, Deputy Prime minister…
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India Receives Russian Engines for HJT-36 Combat Trainer Aircraft

The HAL Corporation of India has received two AL-55I turbojet engines delivered by Russia's United Engine Corporation (UEC) for the final stage of certification tests of the Indian HJT-36 combat trainer plane. This was announced by the press service of UEC today. [newslist] UEC said in a statement that it has completed work to increase the…
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UK’s Dstl Developing Missiles that Can Communicate

  The Biritsh Ministry of Defence has announced that the Defence Science Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has been awarded £3.5 million to develop innovative new missile systems. [newslist] Known as the Co-operative Strike Weapons Technology Demonstrator (CSWTD), the Dstl-led project will explore how inter-missile communication can enable the weapons systems to work together and also improve…
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Switzerland to Buy F35A and Patriot SAMs

The Swiss Federal Council will propose to parliament the procurement of 36 F-35A fighter aircraft and 5 Patriot fire units from the US manufacturers Lockheed Martin and Raytheon respectively. The procurement is expected to have a volume of around 7 Billion Swiss Franc (6.4 Billion Euro). [newslist] Other candidates for the fighter aircraft included Airbus’…
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Global Biosecurity Challenges. Problems and Solutions

The III International Conference “Global Biosecurity Challenges. Problems and Solutions" was held in Sochi on 24-25 June 2021. Representatives of more than 30 countries met to discuss global biological security issues, the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (hereinafter referred to as BTWC or the Convention), and lessons learned in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. [newslist]…
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Germany to Acquire New Naval Vessels Amidst Large Release of Defence Funding

In its session on 23 June, the Budget Committee of the German Parliament released funds for proposals with a total volume of around 19 billion euros. Notably, Germany will purchase two submarines, three intelligence vessels, two tankers and has approved additional funds for the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) and the Puma Infantry Fighting Vehicle…
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SpaceX Launches ‘National Security’ Missions

GPS III SV05 will launch on a Falcon 9 Block 5 using a reused booster stage, marking a first for a military satellite. On 17 June, SpaceX launched the second of five GPS III satellites after being awarded the contract to carry them into orbit. The rocket used the same booster that launched its predecessor…
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ILRS Roadmap Presented at GLEX 2021

As part of the events of the IAF Global Space Exploration Conference GLEX-2021 St. Petersburg, Russia and China presented the roadmap of the International Lunar Research Station (ILRS), a joint lunar research project. [newslist]   A joint session of the ROSCOSMOS State Space Corporation and the China National Space Administration (CNSA) was held on the…
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President of TUA: Turkey is Against the Weaponisation of Space

Turkey is committed to the peaceful use of outer space and is strongly against the weaponisation of space, this was stated by the president of the Turkish Space Agency (TUA), Serdar Hüseyin Yildirim, in an interview with the New Defence Order. Strategy journal on Tuesday. Yildirim is heading the Turkish Delegation at the Global Space…
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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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