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Thursday, 8 December 2016

Canadian Coast Guard receives its two first Bell 412EPi helicopters

The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, today accepted two new Bell 412EPi medium-lift helicopters into the Canadian Coast Guard fleet. “The purchase of these helicopters for the Canadian Coast Guard encourages innovation and drives economic growth. This contract has helped maintain over 170 highly skilled jobs for Canadians across the country in the aerospace sector," LeBlanc said. 
One of the two first Bell 412EPi delivered to Canadian Coast Guard
(Credit: CCG)
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Airbus C295W selected for Canada's Fixed-Wing SAR Program

Today, the Government of Canada announced that it had selected the Airbus C295W for its Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Program. Under this $2.3 bn contract started in 2004, Canada will replace its fleets of Buffalo and C-130 aircraft assigned to SAR missions for 16 C295W twin-turboprop aircraft.
Airbus DS won a $2.3bn contract from Canada for 16 C295Ws configured for SAR missions
(Credit: Airbus DS)
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Sikorksy opens testing lab for USAF's future HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has inaugurated a new Systems Integration Lab (SIL) to begin testing key systems for the Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH), the new aircraft being built for the United States Air Force, the company announced on Dec. 7, 2016.
The HH-60W CRH aims at replacing the USAF fleet of HH-60G Pave Hawk CSAR helicopter
(Credit: Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky)
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UK eyes MBDA's Brimstone guided missile for its Protector RPAS program

MBDA’s Brimstone precision strike missile is being planned as the UK’s guided missile solution for the Royal Air Force’s Protector Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS) programme. If confirmed, the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) Certifiable Predator B will enter service with the British weapon. 
An artistic rendering of a Certifiable Predator B armed with MBDA's Brimstone missiles
(Credit: MBDA)
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Analysis : Russian defense industry IFV Infantry Fighting vehicles on the global military market

At present, infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) is one of the most popular type of military hardware on the global arms market. Mechanized infantry that rides IFVs or armoured personnel carriers (APC) is the strike force of many armed forces of the world`s states. Therefore, IFV remains in high demand by various countries.
Russian-made BMP-3M tracked armoured IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) at Russian Arms Expo in Nizhny Tagil, Russia.
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Saab Signs Torpedo Integration Contract with FMV for Swedish Navy A26 SSK & Visby Corvettes

Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for the development and production of Torpedo Integration Systems (TIS) for the Swedish Navy´s A26 submarines. The order also includes upgrade of existing systems on the Visby-class corvettes and Gotland-class submarines. Deliveries will take place during the period 2017-2020.

U.S. law enforcement agencies have purchased Russian-made Osa non-lethal pistol

U.S. law enforcement agencies have purchased Osa pistols developed by Russia’s Applied Chemistry Research Institute, the press office of Tekhmash Group told TASS. The OSA pistol is Russian-made non-lethal weapon that can be used as flare gun, flashbang gun or starting pistol. 
The Russian-made OSA non-lethal pistol was developed in the 1990s by engineer-constructor and weapon designer G.A. Bideev.
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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Russian airborne force academy has received BMD-4M and BTR-MDM airborne armored vehicles

Joint training of battalion and company task forces augmented with tank and rocket artillery units reporting to the military districts, Northern Fleet units and forward air controllers will be the feature of the new academic year of the Airborne Force, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press office has told journalists.
Russian airborne troops BMD-4M IFV Infantry Fighting Vehicle at military parade in Moscow, Russia
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Sikorsky to provide Chilean Air Force with six S-70i multi-role rotorcraft

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has successfully concluded contract negotiations with the Chilean Air Force (Fuerza Aérea de Chile) for six S-70i Black Hawk helicopters for the service's medium-lift helicopter recapitalization program, the US-based defense giant. 
The S-70i is a military version assembled by Sikorsky subsidiary, PZL Mielec in Poland
(Credit: Sikorsky/Lockheed Martin)
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Poland and Ukraine signed an agreement on mutual cooperation in the area of defense

Poland’s Minister of National Defence Antoni Macierewicz and the Minister of Defence of Ukraine, Army General Stepan Poltorak, signed a General Agreement between the Republic of Poland and Ukraine on mutual cooperation in the area of defense.
The agreement was signed on the occasion of the State visit by President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine in Warsaw on the 25th anniversary of Poland's recognition of Ukrainian independence.
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