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US, Australia and Canada to acquire PGKs from Orbital ATK

Orbital ATK (Earlier Alliant Techsystems Operations LLC) has been awarded $119,768,362 contract to provide Precision Guidance Kit (PGK) XM1156 to the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, Australia and Canada. Orbital ATK's Precision Guidance Kit (PGK) transforms existing 155mm high explosive artillery projectiles into affordable, GPS-guided precision weapons. PGK provides maneuver forces with an...

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China successfully carries out launch test of DF-31B ballistic missile

China successfully carried out a launch test for the DF-31B, an intercontinental ballistic missile, from a mobile launcher. Details of the DF-31B have yet to be revealed but the greatest advantage of the missile is its short launch time. It only takes five minutes for the missile to launch and enter its trajectory,...

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Selex-ES signed contract with MBDA & FASGW for anti-ship missile system

Italian company Finmeccanica Selex ES has signed a contract with MBDA France and SAGEM for the participation in the development and production of a new infrared seeker for FASGW(H)/ANL, the next generation helicopter-launched anti-ship missile. FASGW(H)/ANL is designed to provide precise effects against a range of threats in complex naval environments, so a...

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Swedish Navy to order two new generation A 26 submarines

Sweden will be ordering two diesel-electric submarines totaling 886 million euros to boost the Swedish Navy anti-submarine warfare capabilities. The two new generation A 26 submarines to be produced by Saab have a maximum price tag of 8.2 billion kronor ($945 million, 886 million euros) and are slated to be delivered by 2022.

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Mexican Air Force orders 15 Bell 407GX utility helicopters

Bell Helicopter has been recently awarded with the contract to supply 15 Bell 407GXs utility helicopters to the Mexican Air Force (FAM). The aircraft will be configured for a variety of parapublic missions.

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Israel to buy F-35 fighter Jets from Lockheed Martin

Israel is all set to buy 14 F-35 stealth fighters from US based manufacturer Lockheed Martin. The cost of the deal is around $2.82 billion which includes other technological and training elements. The fighter is a single-seat, single-engine fighter aircraft designed for many missions with advanced, integrated sensors built into every aircraft. The...

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Russia begins construction of fifth Yasen-class nuclear sub

Russia recently began with the constriction of fifth nuclear-powered multipurpose attack submarine of the Yasen-class. Noteworthy, the Yasen-class subs will become the main multipurpose nuclear-powered submarines in the Russian military with Sevmash building eight Yasen-class subs in total with cruise missiles by 2020. As of now, the first Yasen-class submarine, the Severodvinsk, built...

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India received first two upgraded Mirage 2000

India has received the first two upgraded Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft with advanced navigational, radar and missile systems from French defence major Dassault Aviation in France. The entire fleet of 48 aircraft is being upgraded with the help of Dassault Aviation and Thales under a Rs 10,000 crore deal signed in July 2011....

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IN commissioned three ISVs

Indian Navy (IN) has recently commissioned three Immediate Support Vessels (ISV) – IN ISV T38, IN ISV T39 and IN ISV T40. The project is a joint collaboration between Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, the ship builders and the Indian Navy. The three vessels would help the Indian Navy cope with the asymmetric...

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DAC to review the blacklisted defence firms

Indian Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) is likely to review the blacklisting of defence companies, for which restrictions had been put in place but has since been cleared of charges by investigative agencies. Moreover, the committee would be taking decision that whether a banned company against which investigations has now ceased and been discarded...

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