International Defense Industry Agenda May 6 – 12 2024

• Azerbaijan and Slovakia sign a declaration on the establishment of a strategic partnership and agreements on cooperation in the military and defense fields.

• Kenya and Somalia sign a defense cooperation agreement.

• Pakistan's first lunar mission iCube-Q successfully enters orbit.

• Russian state company Rostec announces the delivery of a new batch of Su-35S fighter jets to the Russian Defense Ministry.

• The UK announces that it will invest £196 million in Europe's first high-tuned low-enriched uranium production facility to fuel the next generation of nuclear power plants.

• Gen. Bryg. Artur Kuptel, Head of the Polish Armaments Department, announces that they will buy four aerostats carrying early warning radars.

• Airbus signs a contract with the Brunei Ministry of Defense for the purchase of six H145M helicopters.

• US-based Teledyne FLIR introduces the Rogue 1 kamikaze drone.

• India-based Kadet Defence Systems, in cooperation with the Indian Defence Research and Development Organization, begins delivering kamikaze drones to the Indian Army.

• The Russian army starts to receive Scalpel kamikaze drones, which are set to enter mass production stage.

• The British army conducts trials of a state-of-the-art mobile directed energy weapon system as part of Project Ealing.

• The British Navy signs an agreement to procure a fleet of Remus unmanned underwater vehicles from American defense industry manufacturer HII.

• The Nigerian Air Force receives Beechcraft King Air 360ER aircraft from US-based defense industry manufacturer Textron.

• The US Army tests the new version of the M88A3 armored vehicle at the US Army's facilities in Arizona.

• The German Air Force announced that the Heron TP unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) are ready to fly in Germany as of mid-May.

• South Korea successfully tests the Meteor long-range air-to-air missile from the KF-21 Boramae aircraft.

• UK Defence Ministry signs contract with L3Harris to supply T4 explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) robot to destroy explosive threats.


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