Top stories from global defense industry 01 – 07 January 2024

•Delivery of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles from the USA to Lithuania has been completed.
•The German government set a new record last year by allowing the export of weapons and military equipment worth about 12.2 billion euros.
•The U.S. Army has completed field tests of an unmanned ground vehicle manufactured by Hanwha Defense.
•Raytheon has signed a contract with the UK Space Agency for the monitoring of space assets.
•The United States has reached an agreement with Qatar to continue operating the largest military base in the Middle East.
•Spain signed a contract with TESS Defense to replace the armored personnel carriers in its inventory.
•South Korea took delivery of the first trainer and light attack aircraft produced by KAI.
•A joint anti-drone university was established by the U.S. Army for soldiers to receive basic anti-drone training.
•Finland purchased 40 6x6 armored vehicles in addition to the agreement with Patria in June 2023.
•The U.S. has announced that it has chosen the Bombardier Global 6500 aircraft as the platform for its new intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft.
•Slovenia received its first C-27J Spartan aircraft under the contract with Italy in line with its army needs.
•Iran announces the commissioning of its futuristic corvette Abu Mahdi.

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