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Indian navy to float $6 billion tender for six submarines

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 India’s government has approved the launch of a $6.14 billion program for the construction of six conventional submarines under Project 75-I. The approval was granted by the defense ministry’s procurement body, the Defence Acquisition Council, on June 4. It permits the Indian navy to publish a tender for six submarines, with a ...

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Taiwan launches new amphibious vessel with anti-ship missiles

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Taiwan has launched the first of a new class of multimission amphibious ships that can carry troops and equipment to its offshore and South China Sea islands. The vessels can also conduct surface warfare missions with anti-ship missiles. The landing platform dock, named Yu Shan after Taiwan’s tallest mountain, was launched at the sh...

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Airbus signs MoU with GMR Group to collaborate on aviation services in India

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Airbus signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GMR Group, a leading Indian aviation infrastructure developer, to explore collaboration opportunities across aviation services, technologies and innovation. The MoU was signed at Aero India 2021. Airbus and GMR Group will team up to explore potential synergies in several ...

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Japan launches first Taigei-class diesel-electric attack submarine

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The lead boat of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)’s new Taigei-class (29 SS) diesel-electric attack submarines (SSKs) has been launched by builder Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) in Kobe on 14 October. According to the JMSDF, Taigei (SS 513) – which means ‘big whale’ – has an overall length of 84 m, a...

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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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