International Defense Industry Agenda 30 October – 05 November 2023

• The Russian defense industry corporation Rostec has delivered the first batch of its wheeled Malva self-propelled howitzers to the Russian Ministry of Defense.

• An agreement was signed between the US-based Raytheon company and the Norway-based Kongsberg for the Surface-to-Air Missile System NASAMS.

• The vessels manufactured by the Damen company were delivered to the WUZ Port and Maritime Services of Poland.

• Denmark has signed an agreement with the Netherlands’ COMMIT for the purchase of five Thales GM200 Multifunction Compact radars.

• The Polish Ground Forces received the first two AW149 helicopters manufactured by Leonardo.

• Airbus Helicopters and Naval Group, together with the French Directorate General of Armaments and the French Navy, tested the Naval Air Drone System from a multifunctional frigate.

• L3Harris will modernize the rocket launch and fire control systems manufactured by Lockheed Martin and used by the U.S. military.

• An agreement covering the commercial space industry was signed between the US and Australia.

• Japan and Malaysia have agreed to enhance defense and maritime security cooperation.

• The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of "Bell helicopters" and related support equipment to Iraq worth an estimated $300 million.

• Japan and the Philippines have decided to increase defense cooperation.

• France has announced the launch of a pilot project to exploit uranium in Uzbekistan.

• Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law canceling Russia's ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.

International Defense Industry Agenda 30 October – 05 November 2023

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