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Ninth year of increased military spending by Japan

By Kym Bergmann / Singapore on Jan 12, 2021 05:24 pm

Ninth year of increased military spending by Japan In line with a pattern of push back against China by many countries in the Asia-Pacific, the next Japanese defense budget – which comes into effect on April 1 – will be approximately US $51.5 billion, a 3% increase from 2020.  As well as funding a boost […]
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ARIANESPACE SUSTAINED ITS LAUNCH OPERATIONS IN 2020 AND GEARS UP FOR AN EVEN FASTER PACE IN 2021

By Defence Review Asia Staff on Jan 12, 2021 05:09 pm

Despite the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Arianespace performed 10 launches that orbited a total of 166 satellites, with liftoff masses ranging from 250 grams to 6.5 metric tons, in missions performed from three different launch bases: the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana; and two Russian cosmodromes at Baikonur […]
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Elbit Systems’ UK Subsidiary Awarded a $166 Million Contract for the Future Naval Training Program

By Defence Review Asia Staff on Jan 12, 2021 11:26 am

Elbit Systems’ UK Subsidiary Awarded a $166 Million Contract for the Future Naval Training Program Elbit Systems announced today that its subsidiary, Elbit Systems UK Ltd. (“Elbit Systems UK”), was awarded a contract valued at approximately $166 million (approximately £123 million) from the UK Ministry of Defence (“UK MOD”) for the Royal Navy Future Naval […]
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IAI Board Chairman Harel Locker Announces Plans to Step Down

By Defence Review Asia Staff on Jan 12, 2021 11:08 am

IAI Board Chairman Harel Locker Announces Plans to Step Down January 7, 2021– Chairman of the IAI Board of Directors, Harel Locker, announced his intention to step down in 90 days. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is a leading aerospace and defense company based Israel. The company’s revenue reaches $4.1 billion annually and its backlog orders […]
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IAI Completes WindGuard Radar System Deliveries to the US Military

By Defence Review Asia Staff on Jan 12, 2021 10:57 am

  IAI Completes WindGuard Radar System Deliveries to the US Military Received the Leonardo DRS award for 100% on-time delivery performance As part of the Trophy active protection system, nearly 400 radar systems will be integrated into the US Army’s Abrams tanks Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), has supplied several hundred WindGuard (ELM-2133) radar systems to […]
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Northrop Grumman Downselected as Sole Contractor for US Air Force F-16 Electronic Warfare Suite

By Defence Review Asia Staff on Jan 12, 2021 10:45 am

System prototype will provide full-spectrum radar warning, threat identification and advanced countermeasure capabilities for the Viper The U.S. Air Force has downselected Northrop Grumman Corporation to complete the final project efforts to provide the electronic warfare suite for its F-16 fighter aircraft fleet. This critical capability will protect pilots from the growing danger of radio […]
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Final Trophy Active Protection Systems Delivered to U.S. Army

By Defence Review Asia Staff on Jan 12, 2021 08:09 am

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. of Israel (Rafael) announced today that they have completed the delivery of Trophy Active Protection Systems (APS) ordered by the U.S. Army for installation on Abrams main battle tanks. This marks a major milestone in the Army’s efforts to outfit multiple brigades of tanks with APS […]
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UK orders production of MBDA’s SPEAR mini-cruise missile

By Defence Review Asia Staff on Jan 12, 2021 08:00 am

UK orders production of MBDA’s SPEAR mini-cruise missile   MBDA has received a contract valued at £550 million for production of the SPEAR missile system from the UK Ministry of Defence. SPEAR (known in UK service as SPEAR3) is a first-of-class network enabled miniature cruise missile. SPEAR will be the main medium-to-long-range strike weapon of the […]
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