International Defense Industry Agenda 27 February – 05 March 2023

Somalia received 61 tons of weapons and ammunition sent by the United States to combat al-Shabaab.

Poland aims to produce South Korean K2 main battle tanks and K9 self-propelled howitzers locally.

Saudi Arabia and the UK signed agreement for military cooperation.

BAE Systems introduced Australia's armed drone that can take off and land at very short distances.

China will increase its defense spending by 7.2 percent compared to last year, to $220 billion in 2023.

The US has approved the sale of F-16 missiles worth $619 million to Taiwan.

United Arab Emirates signed a $245 million contract for the supply of Multiple Rocket Launcher Systems from China.

India successfully carried out the test fire of its ITCM cruise missile.

The Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov left the dry dock after 6 years of repairs.

BAE Systems has signed a $145 million contract with the US Navy for the maintenance and modernization of the USS Nitze guided missile destroyer.

An AESA radar was successfully tested in the third prototype of the KF-21 fighter aircraft developed by South Korea.

Brazilian defense firm Embraer has signed a service agreement to support the A-29 Super Tucano fleet in the Philippine Air Force inventory.

Spain has successfully tested the hybrid unmanned aerial vehicle it has developed for reconnaissance and intelligence activities.

The US Space Development Agency has signed a $250 million deal with Raytheon Technologies to develop seven missile tracking satellites.

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