International Defense Industry Agenda 06 – 12 November 2023

• Defense & Security 2023, the defense industry fair held in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, has been completed.

• German arms and military equipment sales to Israel increased nearly 10-fold in 10 months to 303 million euros.

•Japan and the UK signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen bilateral security cooperation through joint exercises and a joint production project of new generation fighter jets.

• United Arab Emirates defense firm EDGE has acquired a 52 percent stake in ANAVIA, a Swiss-based company specializing in the design, development and production of vertical take-off and landing systems.

• MBDA signed a £4 billion agreement with the Poland-based defense company PGZ for the delivery of a new generation air defense system to Poland.

• Armenia ordered anti-drone systems from India.

• The Taiwanese government has ordered more than 10,000 Kestrel anti-tank missiles to the state-owned Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology.

• The Swedish Armed Forces announced that it has signed a $316 million contract with defense industry organization Krauss-Maffei Wegmann for the modernization of 44 Leopard 2 tanks.

• The US Navy successfully tested the T38 unmanned surface vehicle.

• The Danish Ministry of Defense signed an agreement to purchase 5 radars from Thales.

•Naval Group's Gowind corvette "Bani Yas" was delivered to the United Arab Emirates Navy.

•The first Boeing T-7A Red Hawk advanced trainer for the U.S. Air Force has completed a 1,400-mile cross-country flight.

International Defense Industry Agenda 06 – 12 November 2023

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