International Defense Industry Agenda 7 – 13 March 2022

Saudi Arabian Military Industries - SAMI announced that they are working on domestic production of unmanned aerial vehicles to be used by the armed forces of the country.

Iran launched its second military satellite into space.

General Atomics introduced its newest UAS platform Gambit.

Saudi Arabia has entrusted its domestic helicopter traffic entirely to Airbus.

Pakistan received its first J-10 multi-purpose fighter jets from China.

The Australian Prime Minister announced that the country will build a nuclear submarine base worth approximately US$7.4 billion.

Moroccan Airlines operated a direct flight from Casablanca to Tel Aviv for the first time.

The Latvian Minister of Defense requested weapons and military equipment from Germany.

Lockheed Martin announced that it has invested $1 billion to assist Saudi Arabia in the production of military equipment.

The German Bild newspaper stated the following about Bayraktar TB2s: “The Ukrainian defense relies on Turkish technology. The Weapon of Hope is Bayraktar."

Lithuania signed a contract worth $40 million with the USA to purchase Javelin anti-tank systems.

An agreement of approximately 8 billion dollars was signed at the World Defense Fair, which lasted for 4 days and was attended by 85,000 people, in Saudi Arabia.

World Defense Fair held in Saudi Arabia saw a total of $8 billion worth of contracts signed during the 4 days it lasted.

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