International Defense Industry Agenda 06 – 12 March 2023

UK-based Rolls-Royce has tested the F130 engine, which will replace the existing engines in the US Air Force's B-52 bomber fleet.

Two contracts worth 252 million dollars were signed between Israel's Elbit Systems and a NATO member country for the supply of howitzer and artillery systems.

USA approved the sale of intelligence aircraft worth 1.38 billion dollars to Japan.

Switzerland exported 1 billion dollars of defense equipment in 2022, including armored vehicles and weapons.

India has successfully tested a medium-range surface-to-air missile.

Denmark lifted the ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Iran announced that the procurement procedures for the Russian Su-35 airplanes have been completed.

An agreement of $5.2 billion was signed between Pratt & Whitney and Lockheed Martin for the production of F135 engines used in F-35 fighter planes.

Australia's Anzac-class frigate, modernized by BAE Systems, was launched.

The first F-16 Block 70 fighter jet, which Bahrain ordered from the US defense company Lockheed Martin, was introduced.

The US Air Force Special Operations Command has ordered a SkyGuardian UAV developed by General Atomics.

Iran introduced its vertical launch boat and trainer aircraft.

Russia delivered the S-400 air defense system to India.

Armenia purchased a 155 millimeter self-propelled howitzer system from India for use in mountainous regions.

Iran announced that it has produced a "hypersonic ballistic missile" that can destroy moving sea vehicles and can reach 8 times the speed of sound.

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