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Cassidian, Rheinmetall form Unmanned systems’ JV

Rheinmetall and Cassidian are pooling their Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) activities in tactical, Medium-Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAS and cargo loading systems. The newly announced cooperation will consolidate the offering of the two companies to gain customer support.

U.S. & Canada Defense Update

+$900 Million for AN/TPY-2 Radars | Boeing Selected to Continue Ground-Based Ballistic Missile Defense System Support

Russia & CIS Defense Update

Russian submrine Yekaterinburg
New AWACS Plane Enters Russian Air Force Service | India to get Russian aircraft carrier by December | Vietnam Receives Su-30 Fighters | Russia Upgrades RS-18 With a New Warhead | Russia to complete delivery of 21 helicopters to Afghanistan by July | Repairs on Russian sub to take a year | Mexico Orders Three Mi-17V-5 Transport Helicopters

Asia Pacific Defense Update

Poland to Supply Additional 204 Armored Recovery Vehicles to India | Selex Sistemi Integrati New Contracts In India | India to get Russian aircraft carrier by December | New Missiles to Upgrade Indian Mirage 2000s | North Korea Tests Short Range Ballistic missiles | Russia to complete delivery of 21 helicopters to Afghanistan by July | India’s Indigenous Carrier Floats, but Not for the Right Reasons | Stinger Missiles Cleared for Indian Apaches | Vietnam Receives Su-30 Fighters | Vietnam's Navy Inducts First Locally Built TT400TP Gunboat

Lockheed Martin Acquires Procerus Technologies

Lockheed Martin today announced the acquisition of Procerus Technologies, a provider of miniature avionics and autopilot systems for micro unmanned aerial systems

India Defense Report

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Israel Defense Update

Other Regional Defense Updates: Algeria | Bahrain | Cyprus | Egypt | Iran | Iraq | Israel | Jordan | Kuwait | Lebanon | Libya | Morocco | Oman | Qatar | Saudi-Arabia | Syria | Turkey | Tunisia | UAE | Yemen.

NATO Defense Update

Other European Defense Updates: Austria | Belgium | Bulgaria | Croatia | Czech Republic | Denmark | Estonia | Finland | France | Germany | Hungary | Ireland | Italy | Latvia | Lithuania | Netherlands | NATO | Norway | Poland | Portugal | Romania | Serbia | Slovenia | Sweden | Switzerland. For an insight into each of the countries, click on the country name for a detailed report listing the 10 recent news items...

Asia Pacific Defense Update – December 19, 2011

F35 for Japan
Both MMRCA Bids are "Significantly Higher than Goal | Japan Formally Announces F-35 Selection | Indian Air Force Opts for More Su-30MKI, Despite Problems | Cheongung - a New MR-SAM for the South Korean Multi-Tier Defense System | Stealth Infiltration Boats for South Korea | Australia Revamps Reserve Brigades under Plan BeerSheba | Russia to Lease Nuclear Submarine, Offers Conventional subs to India | Navantia to Build 12 landing crafts for Australia | Australia Selects Hawkei for its Future Protected, Light Tactical Vehicle | Australia Beefs up Route Clearing Pathfinders | Thailand Minehunters to get the SeaFox | South Korea Favors JASSM for its U.S. made Fighters | Embraer Flies Indian Bound EMB-145 AEW Aircraft | Australia opts for the Spartan | Brunei Orders 12 S-80i Black Hawk Helicopters | Indonesia to Expand Su-27/30 Fleet to a full Squadron |First NH90 Delivered to New-Zealand | India Plans Doubling its Maritime Reconnaissance Fleet with 12 Additional P-8Is | Underwater Surveillance Vehicle for japan’s Coast Guard

Russia & CIS Defense Update December 9, 2011

Russian Airborne Forces to Receive Austrian Sniper Rifles | Russian Military Spending to top $30 Billion in 2012 | IRKUT to Deliver 55 YAK-130 Trainers to the Russian Air Force | Beriev Aircraft Company completes major overhaul of Indian Tu-142ME long haul ASW aircraft | Russian Navy to Add a Second Missile Cruiser after 2012 | Sevmash shipyard Expects New Orders for Seven Nuclear Submarines | Almaz-Antey Expand Production Facility to Meet Demand for S-500 | BrahMos Successful in a Test in the Baltic Sea | Russia Taps German Expertise to Train Brigade Combat Teams

U.S. & Canada Defense Update

L3, Elbit, L3 to seek New Business Opportunities in Canada | Fire Scout Demonstrates Support for Manned-Unmanned Naval Operations | CICADA Micro-Drones Opens New Opportunities for Future Covert Surveillance | Cooperative Engagement to Enhance Naval Anti-Air Capability | Lockheed Martin to Develop an IRST for the Super Hornet | Riverine Group Evaluates Using USVs in Littoral, Riverine Operations | Laying the keel for DDG1000 Zumwalt

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