International Defense Industry Agenda 5 - 11 December 2022

• The US State Department has approved the sale of $3.75 billion M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks to Poland and $1.5 billion CH-47 Chinook type heavy transport helicopters to South Korea.

• European Union member countries spent more than 200-billion-euros on defense in 2021 for the first time.

• Israeli company Elbit Systems introduced the new Sabrah 105mm light tank ordered by the Philippine Armed Forces.

• The US Congress approves the $858 billion military budget for the Pentagon in 2023.

• Tanks produced by South Korea were delivered to the Polish Army with a ceremony.

• China’s domestic aircraft manufacturer COMAC delivered the first C919 passenger plane.

• The US removed the conditions for the sale of F-16s to Turkey from defense bill draft.

• SIPRI announced that the total arms and military service sales of the world's top 100 defense industry companies have increased in the last 7 years.

• Bell Textron won US Army’s "Future Vertical Lift" helicopter program worth 1.3-billion-dollar.

• Israeli Elbit Systems delivered Hermes UAVs to the Swiss Air Force.

• The US State Department approved the sale of $425 million worth of spare aircraft parts to Taiwan.

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