Three French aviation companies have been fined a total of 227 million euros ($268 million) in Taiwan over a commercial dispute dating back to 1992, the companies announced. Dassault Aviation said it was fined 134 million euros; avionics and systems manufacturer Thales was hit with a fine of 64 million euros; and engine maker Safran was ordered to pay 29 million euros, the groups said in statements released separately late Wednesday
US Marines conducted a firing of the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) from the deck of an amphibious transport dock, scoring a major extension of the land-based platforms ability to function as naval artillery. A detachment of Marines set up the vehicle-borne launch system on the flight deck of amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD-23)
Defence ministers of the Russia-led Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), a military grouping perceived as anti-NATO will hold an exercise in 2018 to enhance its combined air defence system. As discussed in the CIS Defence Ministers Councils session held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on October 12, the Regional Security 2018 computer command post exercise and other events are aimed to improve combat potential of the Joint CIS AD System, the ministry said in a statement
The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Defense signed contracts with the Russian government to procure the S-400 air defense system, the Kornet-EM system, the TOS-1A, the AGS-30 and the Kalashnikov AK-103. As part of the agreement signed in Moscow today, Russia will transfer technology and localize the manufacturing and sustainment of these armament systems in the Kingdom, a press statement from the Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) said
Russia has prepared a package of around US$3.5 billion arms sales to Saudi Arabia, which includes several divisions of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems
China has pledged $100 million free military assistance to support the African Standby Force and rapid-response force for the next five years, state-run news agency Global Times reports. China is negotiating with the African Union to draft the implementation plan for the assistance, Wu Qian, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense, was quoted as saying at a monthly briefing on Thursday
The export portfolio of Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport has reached $44 billion as of September 2017, head of Russias state technologies corporation Rostec Sergey Chemezov said. "Total supplies through Rosoboronexport reached more than twofold over the last decade, from 6 to almost 13 bln US Dollars
India and Belarus have signed cooperation agreement on joint development and manufacture of military equipment during President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenkos visit to New Delhi Wednesday. "We will encourage joint development and manufacturing in defense sector under the Make in India program
Russia and Thailand have signed an intergovernmental agreement on military cooperation, TASS reports Thursday. According to a source in the Russian embassy in Bangkok, the agreement was signed by Deputy Director of Russias Federal Service for Military Cooperation Mikhail Petukhov and Director of the Joint Logistics of the Royal Thai Armed Forces Headquarters Vice Admiral Tiwa Daramuang
Senegal government has expressed interest to buy six warships and four commercial ships from Indonesia, first secretary of Indonesian embassy in Dakar Dimas Prihadi said on Wednesday. Chairman of Conseil dAdministration du Conseil Senegalais des Chargeurs (COSEC), Babacar Ndiaye, has sent a message to PT PAL Indonesia about the interest of his government in the ships produced by the Indonesian state-owned shipbuilding company, Antara News reported Friday
Most of ships in US Navys Seventh Fleet, where two destroyers have been involved in fatal collisions since June, werent certified to conduct basic operations at sea related to war-fighting. Eight of the 11 cruisers and destroyers in the Seventh Fleet, and their crew members, werent certified by the US Navy as of late June, to conduct “mobility seamanship,” or basic steering of the ship, the U
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has purchased advanced long-range reconnaissance and observation systems (LORROS) that will be equipped with a thermal imager to strengthen vigilance. The thermal imager can detect the human at a minimum range of 10 kilometers and vehicles at a minimum distance of 20 kilometers
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