Defence deals

Myanmar Air Force Receives First Two JF-17B Thunder Fighter Trainer Aircraft

Myanmar Air Force Receives First Two JF-17B Thunder Fighter Trainer Aircraft

On 15 December 2019, the first two JF-17B Thunder fighter trainer aircraft was officially handed over to the Myanmar Defence Force at Mandalay-Meiktila airport during the celebration of the 72nd Defence Force Day. This year’s celebration saw the introduction of two JF-17B Thunders (serials 1706 and 1707), two unknown Mi-35P …

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U.S. Planning To Buy 22 Retired Swiss F-5E/F Tiger Fighter Jets For Around $40 Million

U.S. Planning To Buy 22 Retired Swiss F-5E/F Tiger Fighter Jets For Around $40 Million

U.S. Navy representatives and the Swiss defense procurement agency, known as Armasuisse, discussed the deal for the procurement of 22 Retired Swiss F-5E/F Tiger Fighter Jets For Around $40 Million. U.S. lawmakers are close to finalizing the Pentagon’s budget for 2020. The $738-billion National Defense Authorization Act should allow the …

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Germany In Talks With Lockheed Martin & MBDA Over New Missile Defense System

Germany In Talks With Lockheed Martin & MBDA Over New Missile Defense System

According to a new Defence Ministry report, German defense officials are negotiating with contractors Lockheed Martin and MBDA Deutschland about a bid proposal for a next-generation anti-missile program that the government believes is missing crucial components Information about the status of the high-profile TLVS program is included in the latest, …

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U.S. Air Force To Buy Turkish Air Force F-35 Lightning II Jets After S-400 Fiasco

U.S. Air Force To Buy Turkish Air Force F-35 Lightning II Jets After S-400 Fiasco

According to the Scramble Magazine report, Sources within the Pentagon revealed that US lawmakers have agreed on a bill setting policy for the Department of Defense, calling for sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of S-400 Surface to Air Missile (SAM) systems on 9 December 2019. The National Defense Authorization …

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Indian MoD Approves Navy’s Plan To Buy Six Boeing P-8I Anti-Submarine Warfare

Indian MoD Approves Navy’s Plan To Buy Six Boeing P-8I Anti-Submarine Warfare

The Indian Government has cleared a potential procurement of Boeing-built P-8I maritime surveillance aircraft as part of a wider spending plan to boost the country’s defence capabilities. The purchase of additional Boeing P-8I maritime patrol aircraft for the Indian navy has received government approval – but only six aircraft are …

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Venezuela Buying New Russian Fighter Jets & Helicopters – U.S. Reports

Venezuela Buying New Russian Fighter Jets & Helicopters - U.S. Reports

United States’ special envoy for Venezuela Elliott Abrams has claimed that Venezuela had signed a major contract for acquisitions of new Russian arms, which included Flanker air superiority fighters and Mi-171 military transport helicopters. Venezuela currently operates the heaviest and arguably the most capable fighters in the Americas outside the …

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