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European Defense Update

Cobham to Develop an Aerial Refueling System for KC-390 | NATO Upgrades BMD C2 System | Norwegian Navy Receives a New Naval Helicopter | Kongsberg to Upgrade Norwegian NASAMS Air defense Systems | French Senate Caps UAV Spending to Favor Reaper Procurement | Chief of RAF: Britain Should Reconsider Sentinel Phaseout | Roll Out of the First F-35 for the UK | Swedish Army Gets its first Kodiak | EU short on anti-piracy ships due to budget cuts | Sweden Delivers BvS10 to France | BAE Systems Invests in Data Visualisation Systems | Terma Introduces ALQ-213 ECM-Pod Enhancements | Opening the Night For Danish F-16 Pilots | MAMBA (SAMP/T) Scores First Hit in an Operational Test

Asia Pacific Defense Update – december 5, 2011

Norwegian Vingtags II Optronic Systems for Malaysian AV8s | Singapore Navy Commissions The First Archer Submarine | Australian Aerospace Delivers Final Tiger To Australian Defense Force | China Pledges to Increase Military Assistance to Seychelles | Sri-Lanka, Indonesia Order More Bell-412 Helicopters | China's Aircraft Carrier Begins Second Sea Trial | Lockheed Martin UK offers Vigilance AEW system to Malaysia | Eurocopter Delivers Six EC145s to Kazakhstan | Indonesia to Spend over 1.5 Billion Shopping for Surplus Weapons | Second Air Surveillance radar Deployed in Eastern Indonesia

CBRNe Asia 2012 – Event Outline

CBRNe Asia is Asia’s first and largest CBRNe conference, exhibition and exercise. CBRNe Asia 2012 on 3-7 September in Bangkok, Thailand will bring together experts, end users, policymakers, industry and procurement staff and is being organised in full partnership with the Royal Thai Government

Middle East Defense Update

Iran Claims it Shot Down a U.S. Stealth Drone | Syria Receives 72 Yakhont Missiles from Russia | JDAMs to Arm the Emirate’s F-16s | Iran Equips Navy with Highly Advanced Anti-Ship Cruise Missile

The Global Military Aircraft Market 2011–2021

Despite massive cuts in defense procurement North America is expected to account for the largest share of the global military aircraft market sharing 42.9% of the total global expenditure on military aircraft during the next 10 decade. Two programs dominate this procurement - the...

Iran Suspected in Transferring Chemical Warfare Agents to Libya

Stockpiles of hundreds of artillery shells filled with mustard agent raise questions on the source of these CW agents and how the West can monitor and verify compliance with non proliferation treaties.

Asia Pacific Defense Update – November 21, 2011

Washington to Transfer an F-16 Squadron to Indonesia | India is Set to Test Fly the Nirbhany Cruise Missile in early 2012 | India Launches New Generation Strategic Missile Agni 4 | India Plans to Beef Northern Border Surveillance with SAR | Malaysia Considers Expanding Su-30MKM Combat Roles | Malaysia Considers Equipping its F/A-18D with AIM-9X Super Sidewinder | Taiwan’s Surveillance Radar Program Faces One Year Delay \ Canberra Wants a Sixth Globemaster III for the RAAF | More Ammo for the Carl Gustafs | Poland delivers Four Swidniks to the Philippines

The Chinese Defense Industry Market

Opportunities and Entry Strategies, Analyses and Forecasts to 2016 China’s defense budget is one of the largest in the world, second only to the US. In addition, China has a rapidly expanding presence in the international arms export market. The Chinese defense budget is expected...

European Defense Update – November 18, 2011

MEADS Air Defense System Progresses Despite Uncertain Future | Italy Accepts First T-346 Advanced Jet Trainer | German Government to Own Part of EADS | Secure Positioning from Saab | Cassidian to Maintain Spanish Air Force C130

Middle East Defense Update – Nov. 18, 2011

Disagreements on Commercial Terms Reverses UAE’s Choice of Rafale | Egypt to Renew M-1A1 Tanks Production | IDF is Fielding a new Tactical Intelligence Collection Vehicle | Talon Guided Rockets Complete Qualification Tests | UAE Considers APG-80 AESA Radar Upgrades | Oman to Receive Mica VL Naval & Land Based Air Defense Systems | Kuwait - Technical/Logistics Support for F/A-18 Aircraft | Israel Tests a New Ballistic Missile

U.S. & Canada Defense Update

SDB II Tested With Production Tri-Mode Seeker | Adaptive Optics to Sharpen High Energy Laser Beams | Boeing Receives $1.7B for 7 More US Navy P-8A Poseidon Aircraft | Lockheed Martin to Maintain PTDS Aerostats

Russia & CIS Defense Update – November 16, 2011

65 Yak-130 Trainers for the Russian Air Force | Russia to conduct test launch of Bulava missile in November | Russia Tests New Version of Iskander SSM

The Indian Defense Market

The Indian defense market offers numerous market opportunities to both domestic and foreign manufacturers. As one of the largest defense equipment markets in the world, the country is expected to spend considerably on its military over the forecast period. Due to India’s ageing military systems, the country needs to modernize its equipment, which will lead to an increase in capital expenditure for procuring new defense equipment. The country is also forecast to spend a significant amount of money on homeland security, intelligence and cyber security

European Defense Update – November 1, 2011

Spanish Army to Field Israeli 81mm Cardom Mortars | Finland Considers Buying JASSM, Stingers | Finland Renew Request to Equip Its Hornets with JASSM | Poland Ditches Trainer Tender

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