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Brazil’s SIATT partners with UK and Russia

David Oliver - At LAAD this year the Brazilian company SIATT-Engenharia, Indústria e Comércio, a specialist in intelligent weapons and integration of high technology systems, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UK defence and security electronics system specialist SEA to provide a basis...

Gripen E and Mosquito designed in Brazil

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David Oliver - Akaer, the leading Brazilian Strategic Defence Company, designed and developed a new rear fuselage for Gripen E/F fighter aircraft for the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) under contract to Embraer. The new project takes advantage of the technology and experience developed by Saab...

More Brazilian P-3 Upgrades

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David Oliver - Nine P-3 Orion aircraft were acquired by the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) from the US Navy in 2006, and were upgraded at Airbus Defence and Space facilities at Getafe in Spain, near Madrid. The upgrade package included the installation of Fully...

MBDA Sees Strong Year Ahead

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David Oliver - MBDA held its annual UK press conference in London on 20 March when CEO Antoine Bouvier, chief financial officer Peter Bols and UK managing director Chris Allam reported on the company’s 2018 annual results and its vision for the future. Peter Bols...

Russia’s Rapid UAV Expansion

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David Oliver - In eight year Russia has increased its operational UAV fleet to over 2,000 UAV systems, with new types currently under development. Since the beginning of the anti-terrorist operation in Syria in September 2015, Russian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have performed more than 23,000...

Aerostar Moves Military MRO from Mig-21 to F-16

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David Oliver - Romania’s leading MRO provider Aerostar is planning to transform its military business that in 2017 amounted to only 17 percent of its turnover. The aim is to increase defence sales to 25 percent in 2019. In the past Aerostar’s defence activity...

UK establishes new Joint Support Base in Oman

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David Oliver - In late August 2017, the then British Defence Secretary, Sir Michael Fallon, and his Omani counterpart signed an agreement that will secure the use of facilities at the Duqm Port in the Sultanate of Oman by the British Armed Forces, especially...

UK Flagship HMS Albion leads SS3 Task Force

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David Oliver - The Royal Navy’s Fleet Flagship, the Landing Platform Dock (LPD) HMS Albion culminated a ten month Far East deployment by leading the UK Amphibious Task Group as part of the Exercise Saif Sareea 3 (SS3) in Oman waters which was the...

Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatross Breaks Cover

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On 12 October, at its factory near Prague Aero Vodochody rolled out the latest incarnation of its L-39 Albatros jet trainer that first flew in November 1968. The L-39NG was the first of prototypes that is scheduled to make its first flight in December. The...

Supacat Coyote in mobile Anti-UAV role

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UK special operations vehicle developer, Supacat, displayed its HMT 600 Coyote tactical support vehicle in an anti-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) defence role for the first time at DVD at Millbrook in the UK. Chess Dynamics Anti-UAV Defence System (AUDS), the only operationally proven counter-drone...

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Brazil’s SIATT partners with UK and Russia

David Oliver - At LAAD this year the Brazilian company SIATT-Engenharia, Indústria e Comércio, a specialist in intelligent weapons and integration of high technology...

Gripen E and Mosquito designed in Brazil

David Oliver - Akaer, the leading Brazilian Strategic Defence Company, designed and developed a new rear fuselage for Gripen E/F fighter aircraft for the Brazilian...

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