International Defense Industry Agenda 14 – 20 November 2022

This year North Korea conducted the largest number of tests in its missile program since 1976.

Norway has signed a $500 million contract with the United States to purchase missiles for its F-35 fighter jets.

Israeli defense industry company Elbit Systems introduced artificial intelligence supported mini drones that can move inside buildings.

German defense firm Rheinmetall has bought Spanish explosives and ammunition manufacturer Expal Systems for 1.2 billion euros.

China has introduced a new laser-based air defense system to neutralize low-altitude enemy drones.

The US State Department has approved a $700 million missile sale to Switzerland for the Patriot air defense system.

European Union countries will increase their defense expenditures by 70 billion euros until 2025 in order to eliminate the deficiencies in their defense capacities.

Britain signed a contract worth $4.9 billion with BAE System for 5 new frigates.

Iran introduced a long-range missile developed for the Bavar air defense system.

India launched its first privately made rocket.

Ukrainian intelligence claimed that one-third of the parts of the UAVs that Russia bought from Iran were manufactured in the USA.

Pakistani defense company GIDS introduced the 290 km range Harbah missile at the IDEAS 2022 fair.

Elbit Systems has exported $72 million worth of Hermes 900 UAVs to an unnamed international customer.

Norway has purchased 8 military air surveillance radars from the US defense firm Lockheed Martin.

BAE Systems has introduced two new variants of the tracked combat vehicle developed for the Swedish Army.

The US State Department has approved the sale of 24 Super Hercules aircraft worth $6.35 billion to Australia.

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