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GMD now has 44 interceptors

The Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system now has 44 interceptors deployed at two sites on continental United States. By MDA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The press release from Boeing did not state which...

Draken acquired 22 F1M and F1B fighters from Spain

Draken International announced on Nov. 27 that it has acquired 22 Mirage F1M and F1B fighters from Spain. By Jerry Gunner from Lincoln, UK [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons These jets were retired...

Nicaragua to hedge Russian, US aid in 2018

The National Assembly of Nicaragua has approved ‘Decree 19-2017′ authorising foreign military personnel and platforms to enter the country, and continuing to seek patrons in Moscow and Washington. The decree, announced on 9 November...

Portugal allocates funds for modernization in 2018

Portugal has allocated EUR270 million (USD313 million) to support its ongoing equipment modernization in 2018, according to an official document seen by Jane’s . The figure is part of the EUR2.15 billion amount the...

Serbia modernises Orao ground attack aircraft

The Serbian state-owned intermediary for defence equipment imports and exports, Yugoimport SDPR, and the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Military Technical Institute are working on the modernisation package they are proposing for twin-seat versions of...

DAPA supports helicopter offset projects

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has outlined a requirement to secure defence offsets worth at least USD400 million in its programme to procure ship-based anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters. The procurement agency said...

LAF highlights problems with Super Tucano base

A lack of infrastructure at Hamat Air Base will limit the capabilities of the Lebanese Armed Forces’ (LAF’s) new A-29 Super Tucano strike aircraft, according to a presentation posted on the LAF website. The...

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