International Defense Industry Agenda 06 - 12 September 2021

Ukrainian Army’s Commander-in-Chief said Ukraine currently has 12 Bayraktar TB2 UCAVs in its inventory while the country plans to purchase 24 more Turkish drones.

German foreign ministry blamed Russia for cyberattacks targeting German politicians ahead of Germany’s parliamentary election on Sept. 26.
FN America introduced its new air-powered less lethal system, the FN 303 Tactical, for the use of law enforcement forces in urban areas.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced that Athens will purchase six more Rafale jets, bringing to 24 the number of French fighters sold to the country.

Japan and Vietnam signed an agreement that enables the export of Japanese-made defense equipment and technology to Vietnam.

Lockheed Martin was awarded a $101-million-contract to provide Hellfire II missiles for Indonesia, Greece, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait.

Northrop Grumman unveiled the Model 401 aircraft designed for the USAF.

During the Zapad-2021 exercises, Russia tested its unmanned ground vehicle the Platform-M, which is armed with grenade launchers and a Kalashnikov assault rifle.

Swedish defense company Saab signed a contract for the delivery of several live training systems and services to the Polish Armed Forces.

Israeli defense company Elbit Systems unveiled a built-in computerized artificial intelligence (AI) system for assault rifles.

Latvia and Finnish defense company Patria signed a supply contract comprising over 200 pieces 6x6 armored personnel carriers developed under the joint development program, also including their support and training systems.

The second locally built Tuo Chiang (Ta Chiang) class fast missile corvette was officially commissioned by Taiwan.

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