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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India To Receive All Five S-400 Missile System Battalions By 2025

U.S. Senator Prepares Proposal TO Buy Turkey’s Russian-made S-400 Missile System

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said S-400 air defence missile systems will be delivered to India in strict accordance with the schedule. “The advance payment has been received and everything will be delivered in strict accordance with the schedule, within about 18-19 months,” Borisov told state-owned broadcaster Rossiya-1. Last …

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