International Defense Industry Agenda 27 November – 03 December 2023

  • Serbia introduced new domestically produced armored military vehicles and equipment.
  • Japan and Vietnam have agreed to enhance maritime security cooperation between the two countries.
  • European missile manufacturer MBDA and South Korean aerospace company KAI signed an agreement to develop cooperation.
  • Italy-based shipbuilding company Fincantieri signed a contract worth 260 million Euros with Egypt.
  • Iran announced that the purchase of Su-35 fighter jets, Yak-130 trainers and Mi-28 attack helicopters from Russia has been finalized.
  • The Israeli government approved an additional budget of $8 billion for war expenses.
  • An agreement was signed between the Netherlands and Germany to develop defense and security cooperation.
  • South Korea launched its first spy satellite into space with a Falcon 9 rocket.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin increased the number of soldiers in the Russian army by about 170 thousand people, bringing the total number of military personnel to more than 2 million 209 thousand.
  • Damen Shipyards, based in the Netherlands, introduced an offshore charging electric SOV vessel.
  • Sweden-based defense company Saab signed a $76 million support contract with South Korea for Arthur weapon detection systems.
  • The United Nations Security Council approved the lifting of the arms embargo on Somalia.
  • Abu Dhabi Aviation flew its Leonardo AW139 commercial helicopter with sustainable aviation fuel.
  • Boeing announced that it has won the tender for an additional 15 KC-46A Pegasus tankers for the US Air Force for $2.3 billion.
  • Poland received 2 of the S-70 Black Hawk helicopters procured from the USA and a new batch of FA-50GF training aircraft procured from South Korea.
  • The first S-81 class submarine built by Navantia was delivered to the Spanish Navy at a ceremony.
  • Airbus Defence announced the delivery of the 22nd A400M Atlas military transport aircraft to France.
  • The Indian Ministry of Defense has approved the procurement of a large number of defense equipment with a total value of $27.6 billion.
International Defense Industry Agenda 27 November – 03 December 2023

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