Overview of International Defense Industry Developments: August 21 - 27, 2023

• Poland received two FA-50 fighter jets from South Korea, fulfilling an agreement signed in 2022.
• Indonesia officially declared its procurement of 24 F-15EX fighter jets from Boeing, an American company.
• The US State Department granted approval for the $12 billion sale of Apache helicopters and associated equipment to Poland.
• Australia unveiled its intention to invest $1.3 billion in acquiring Tomahawk cruise missiles from the US to bolster its long-range defense capabilities.
• Iran showcased the Muhajer 10-armed unmanned aerial vehicle, capable of flying for 24 hours at an altitude of 7,000 meters, alongside the unveiling of two new ballistic missiles.
• Taiwan announced a procurement plan of $500 million for F-16 infrared search and track systems and related equipment, sourced from the US.
• Greece and India disclosed their mutual commitment to enhancing cooperation in defense and security matters.
• The Bulgarian Ministry of Defense placed an order for seven advanced three-dimensional radars for its F-16 fighter jet fleet acquired from the US.
• Hungary received its inaugural Leopard main battle tank from Germany.
• Elbit Systems of Israel successfully concluded a $55 million sale of the ReDrone drone interception system to the Netherlands.
• The US Navy celebrated the successful launch of its third guided missile destroyer.
• Indonesia and the US formalized a memorandum of understanding, paving the way for the purchase of S-70M Black Hawk helicopters.
• Spain's approval of a €1.95 billion budget marked a significant step towards acquiring 394 tracked armored vehicles for its armed forces.

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