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  • Sweden taps BAE Systems for new CV90 combat vehicles
    by Dylan Malyasov on May 23, 2024 at 8:20 am

    BAE Systems has announced a new contract with Sweden for the delivery of advanced CV9035 MkIIIC combat vehicles, a move that will enhance Sweden’s military capabilities. The agreement includes the latest version of the CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicle, known for its superior mobility, protection, and firepower. This contract, valued at a significant amount, will see The post Sweden taps BAE Systems for new CV90 combat vehicles first appeared on Defence Blog.

  • Poland buys giant aerostats for airspace defense
    by Dylan Malyasov on May 23, 2024 at 8:10 am

    On May 22, 2024, Poland signed a significant agreement to enhance its airspace surveillance capabilities through the acquisition of the “Barbara” aerostat system. This advanced radar system, capable of detecting a wide range of threats including missiles, aircraft, drones, and naval units, will improve Poland’s defense readiness. The agreement was signed in Warsaw with the The post Poland buys giant aerostats for airspace defense first appeared on Defence Blog.

  • Northrop Grumman joins US-Japan hypersonic defense effort
    by Dylan Malyasov on May 23, 2024 at 7:53 am

    U.S. Defense giant Northrop Grumman announced its participation in a US-Japan cooperative development agreement aimed at enhancing defense capabilities against hypersonic missiles. As noted by the company, this partnership is intended to strengthen overall missile defense deterrence for both nations. “We are combining the technical strength of our two countries to develop an effective counter-hypersonic The post Northrop Grumman joins US-Japan hypersonic defense effort first appeared on Defence Blog.

  • France tests nuclear air-launched cruise missile
    by Dylan Malyasov on May 23, 2024 at 7:47 am

    France successfully conducted the first evaluation test of the upgraded medium-range air-to-surface cruise missile, ASMPA-R, on May 22, 2024. The announcement was made by Sébastien Lecornu, France’s Minister of the Armed Forces, who expressed his satisfaction with the test’s outcome. The missile, devoid of its military payload, was launched from a Rafale B fighter jet The post France tests nuclear air-launched cruise missile first appeared on Defence Blog.

  • Taiwan deploys forces to monitor Chinese drills
    by Dylan Malyasov on May 23, 2024 at 7:38 am

    The Ministry of National Defense (MND) of Taiwan announced on Thursday, May 23, that it is dispatching forces to monitor the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) exercises around the island. The MND also released a video showcasing training maneuvers by Taiwan’s armed forces. At 9 a.m., the MND reported that the PLA’s Eastern Theater Command had The post Taiwan deploys forces to monitor Chinese drills first appeared on Defence Blog.