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Saab wins contract to support UK Giraffe AMB radar systems

Saab has signed a contract with the Ministry of Defence for support and services related to the land-based Giraffe AMB radar systems.

Submariners mark 50 years of nuclear patrols

No mission has been longer – or more important say the Royal Navy – than the patrols performed by the UK's nuclear armed submarines for the past 50 years.

£293 million support deal for Apache helicopter fleet

Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has announced a £293 million contract with Leonardo Helicopters to maintain the UK's Apache helicopter fleet for the last 5 years of their service.

US Missile Defence Review endorses space technology

The US Missile Defence Review pushes for space-based sensors to find and destroy incoming missiles.

Queen Elizabeth class carriers – A symbol of military power

Aircraft carriers are a symbol of national status, the technical capability required to build them and the resources required to operate them globally aren't reachable for most nations.

First female F-35 test pilot completes flight mission

Maj. Rachael Winiecki, 461st Flight Test Squadron developmental test pilot, completed the first F-35 flight mission led by a female say the US Air Force in a release.

International News

Papua New Guinea commissions first of new generation patrol boats

The Australian government has handed over the first of twenty-one new build Guardian Class patrol boats being delivered under the Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement program to regional neighbours.

UK Stabilisation Unit study discusses ways to reduce conflict

A research project by the UK's Stabilisation Unit explores the vital role of political deal-making in reducing violent conflict, say the organisation.

Understrength German Army looks to the EU for personnel

German defence ministers are seeking experts from EU countries, to compensate for the shortfall of workers in medical and IT sectors in the army.

Chinese vessel spotted testing electromagnetic railgun

A tank landing ship and what appears to be an electromagnetic railgun weapon were spotted along the Yangtze River, presumably heading for sea trials.

Modernising Defence Programme cites Russia as threat to the UK

The recently released Modernising Defence Programme directly refers to Russia as a threat, citing recent Russian activity.

Ireland orders €5.8m worth of anti-air missiles from Saab

Saab has received an order for RBS 70 BOLIDE missiles from Irish Defence Forces, the total order value is approximately €5.8 million and deliveries will take place in 2019-2022. 

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