Defence Industry

Zimbabwe Buys Weapons from China in Contravention of the Sanctions

The government of the Republic of Zimbabwe received a new batch of weapons from China. Under the conditions of the weapons supply embargo imposed on Zimbabwe in 2000 by the European Union because of human rights violations, the government headed by Robert Mugabe continuous to develop clandestine military trade relations with China and other Asian countries, informs Zim Online (www.zwnews.com).


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Georgian Soldiers Head to Iraq

The first of Georgia’s 550 troops whose deployment will nearly triple the Caucasus nation’s tiny contingent in Iraq left March 1 for the war-torn country. “I order you to all return safe and sound,” armed forces chief Levan Nikoleishvili said at a send-off ceremony outside of Tbilisi.


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UAE To Get First Local Gun Manufacturer

An Abu Dhabi-based company announced Feb. 27 it was setting up a small-arms manufacturing facility with international assistance, the first such plant in the United Arab Emirates.


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Russia is No 5 among the World's Leading Exporters of Defence-Related Products

Russian defence-related products are sold to just under 60 countries. This was claimed by Sergey Chemezov, Director General of Rosoboronexport, in his interview to the Independent Military Review (nvo.ng.ru).


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France Loses Its Positions in the Arms Market

France is losing its positions in the world's arms market, being forced out by American, Russian and Israeli companies, says the Internet publication Expatica.com.


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Putin Informed Sharon about the Sale of Missiles to Syria

According to the Israeli publishing house Ha'aretz, Russian President Vladimir Putin has informed Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that Russia intends to sell some air defence systems to Syria.


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Russia to Supply Tunguska-M1 Air Defence Systems to Morocco

A contract for supply of six Tunguska-M1 systems to Morocco has been signed and will come into force in the nearest future.


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Defence Industry

MBDA and Bharat Dynamics Limited Strengthen Cooperation at Aero India 2005

MBDA and Bharat Dynamics Limited have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development and production of a further version of Milan anti-tank missile named Milan ER or Indan. The agreement was signed during Aero India 2005 exhibition at Bangalore, India.


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The Russian Army to Buy Infantry Fighting Vehicles

The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation intends to place a order with Kurganmashzavod for new infantry fighting vehicles.


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Mexico Buys Russian Lorries

Mexico has bought a batch of Russian-made Ural lorries. The contract concluded between the Mexican Department of the Navy and the Russian Rosoboronexport State-owned Foreign Trade Company, envisages supply of 22 vehicles in 2005.


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Germany Blocks the Sale of Dingo 2 Armoured Vehicles to Israel

Early in February the German government blocked the signing of the contract for supply of Dingo 2 armoured vehicles from the USA to Israel. The move was caused by the apprehension that the vehicles can be used by the Israeli Army against the Palestinians.


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C2 FAUST System Proved Successful during Trials in Kosovo and Bosnia

Having been comprehensively trialled by the German Army units deployed in Kosovo (KFOR) and Bosnia and Herzegovina (SFOR), the FAUST command and control system (C2) is starting to enter service with Bundeswehr.


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USA to Send Robot Soldiers to Iraq

USA is planning to send in spring 2005 a first batch of 18 remore-controlled armed robots to participate in military operations in Iraq.


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Uralvagonzavod to Supply Spares for Syrian Tanks

During a visit of the Syrian President Bashar Asad to Russia in January 2005, the leaders of the two countries discussed the issues of military and technical cooperation between the two countries.


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Finland to Sell Soviet-made Tanks

The Finnish Ministry of Defence intends to sell several hundreds of Soviet-produced tanks.


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