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Royal Thai Navy eyes two more Chinese-made submarines despite Covid-19 pressure

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The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has secured approval from the House of Representatives to procure two additional S26T diesel-electric submarines (SSKs) from China, despite earlier indications that the acquisition could be deferred due to the economic challenges wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic. RTN officials told media during a 24 August press confere...

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Spotlight on Indonesia as new Minister of Defence appointed

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The surprising appointment of Prabowo Subianto as the new Indonesian Minister of Defence does not bode well for Indonesia’s international reputation or potentially its political stability. President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) defeated Prabowo twice in presidential elections, in 2014 and again earlier this year. When he refused to accept that Jokowi...

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ST Engineering forms JV with IAI to sell naval missile systems

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Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) on Wednesday evening (July 15) announced that its land systems arm has signed an agreement with state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to set up a joint venture company in Singapore. ST Engineering and IAI, one of Israel's three major aerospace and defence companies, will each have a...

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Philippines to procure ATMOS gun system from Elbit

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The Philippines Department of National Defense (DND) is set to conclude its planned procurement of the ATMOS 155 mm/52 calibre self-propelled gun system produced by Israeli firm Elbit Systems. The DND told Jane's on 6 May that Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana issued a "notice to proceed" (NTP) supporting the ATMOS acqu...

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ST Engineering secures $1.6b worth of new contracts For 1Q2020

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Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) announced new contracts worth about $1.6b, secured by its Aerospace and Electronics sectors in the first quarter (1Q) of 2020. These contracts are over and above a defence contract that its Land Systems arm secured. Contracts by the Aerospace sector worth about $838m The Group’s A...

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Singapore keeps Its spear tip sharp

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The modernisation of Singapore’s armed forces Singapore’s intent to maintain one of the most modern defence forces in Asia Pacific was once again emphasised when it won US government approval to procure up to 12 short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters.   Sing...

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DSA 2020 & NATSEC Asia 2020 rescheduled to 24-27 AUGUST 2020

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The DSA 2020 & NATSEC Asia 2020 organisers, DSA Exhibition And Conference Sdn Bhd, in cooperation with the Malaysian Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Home Affairs, have taken the decision to move the event originally scheduled for 20 – 23 April 2020 at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC), Kuala Lumpur to ...

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ST Engineering Signs LEAP-1B Engine Deal with CFM

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ST Engineering’s Aerospace arm has signed an agreement with CFM International to provide MRO support for its LEAP-1B engine. As part of the agreement, ST Engineering will have the rights to the use technical data to perform MRO work on LEAP-1B, the exclusive powerplant for Boeing 737 MAX. ST Engineering is a licensed service centre for ...

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Malaysia outlines top concerns in first-ever defense whitepaper

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Malaysia has unveiled its first-ever defense whitepaper, identifying its maritime claims in the South China Sea as a top concern, amid a stagnant budget that continues to dog attempts at modernizing its military. Tabling the document in Malaysia’s Parliament, Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said the whitepaper is an opportunity to discuss ...

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South Korea joins Asia’s Carrier race

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The Republic of Korea (ROK) recently announced that it plans to launch by 2030 a large-deck amphibious-warfare ship that could handle Short Take Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) aircraft. With a displacement of 30,000 tons, the new Landing Platform Helicopter (LPH) is over twice the size of its predecessors, the 14,500-ton Dokdo-class vessels, a...

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