International Defense Industry Agenda 20 - 26 May 2024

  • The Chinese Foreign Ministry has announced sanctions against 12 US companies found to have sold arms to Taiwan.
  • Morocco and the US discussed strengthening their military cooperation.
  • Italian shipbuilding company Fincantieri launched the 2nd logistic support ship (LSS Atlante) for the Italian Navy.
  • France tests the ASMPA-R missile, the updated version of the ASMP air-launched nuclear missile.
  • BAE Systems signed a contract with Sweden to provide new Armoured Fighting Vehicles and integrated logistics support for these vehicles.
  • The US Army signs a contract worth $861 million with Lockheed Martin for the procurement of additional M142 HIMARS systems.
  • The European Organization for Joint Arms Cooperation signed a contract with MBDA for the concept design of the Hypersonic Defence Interceptor Study project against hypersonic missile threats.
  • Indonesia takes delivery of the last C-130J-30 transport aircraft developed by Lockheed Martin.
  • The US State Department approves the sale of AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II missiles and related equipment to Romania at an estimated cost of $340.8 million.
  • Italy announced that it will procure 24 more Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets.
  • The British Ministry of Defense unveiled a new system that can neutralize individual and swarming drones using high-powered radio waves.
  • The US State Department approves the sale of the UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopter and related logistics and program support elements to Brazil.
  • The Japanese Navy commissioned its fifth Mogami-class frigate, the Yahagi.
  • The US Navy announces the establishment of its first fleet of unmanned surface ships.
  • European Commission announced that the European Defense Fund will invest 1.3 billion dollars in 54 projects selected from 236 proposals.
  • Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk announced that his country has launched a new project with a budget of 2.5 billion dollars to increase the security of the border it shares with Russia and Belarus.
  • The US Air Force released the first images of the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider stealth bomber during flight tests.

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