International Defense Industry Agenda June 3 - 9 2024

• An agreement for Israel to purchase 25 F-35 fighter jets from the U.S. has been signed.

• The parliament in Japan authorized the government to establish a joint coordination board within the scope of the joint fighter jet development project with the UK and Italy.

• Berlin International Aerospace Exhibition (ILA Berlin) hosted its visitors with the theme of “sustainable transformation of civil aviation” in the capital of Germany.

• Greek Prime Minister Kiryakos Mitsotakis announced that the 3 Belharra-type frigates to be purchased from France will be delivered until 2026.

• Borussia Dortmund signed 3-year sponsorship deal with arms manufacturer Rheinmetall.

• German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced that the German Air Force will acquire 20 more Eurofighter Typhoons from Airbus.

• Airbus unveiled the new Wingman unmanned combat aircraft concept.

• The US Air Force signed a contract with Norwegian company Kongsberg Defense to purchase the Joint Strike Missile for use on the F-35 Lightning II fighter jets.

• The French Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) announced the successful first launch of the modernized ASMPA-R medium-range air-land missile on May 22, 2024.

• The U.S. military test-fired a hypersonic nuclear missile.

• Hungary received two new Leopard 2A7HU battle tanks.

• The Australian Army announced that it will begin using a new, electrically-powered kamikaze drone that has been in development for more than two years.

• The Russian Defense Ministry unveiled its new thermobaric rocket launcher TOS-3 “Dragon.”

• Russian state defense industry company Rostec announced the development of the world's first FPV-type terrestrial kamikaze robot.

• Iraq started negotiations to buy 8 air defense systems from South Korea.

• Norway announced that it will acquire Type 212CD diesel-electric submarines with air-independent propulsion for its navy.

• The U.S. Army has signed a contract with General Dynamics Land Systems to begin preliminary design of the new M1E3 Abrams tank variant.

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