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Australia, France sign submarine deal

Australia and France have inked an agreement for a French defense contractor to build 12 cutting-edge submarines. The submarines are part of Australia’s new defense strategy in the Asia-Pacific region. Source: Deutsche Welle – Asia…







North Korea developing long-endurance UAV, says report

North Korea is developing a long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), Yonhap news agency quoted a South Korean defence ministry official as saying on 18 December. “The North is building larger drones with greater range…


Russian Navy receives first upgraded Ka-27M

The Kumertau Aircraft Production Enterprise (KumAPP) has handed over the first modernised Ka-72M anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopter to the Russian Navy, Russian Helicopters announced on 19 December. A first batch of eight Ka-27Ms is…