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-Defence firm Paramount eyes China production base

SANYA, China, April 13 (Reuters) – Africa’s largest privately owned defence company, Paramount Group, sees China as an ideal market for its armoured vehicles and would like to manufacture in the country, its executive chairman said on Wednesday. Ivor Ichikowitz … Continue reading

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Brazil arms show offers partnership opportunities

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 12 (UPI) — The four-day Latin America Aerospace and Defense 2011 trade show opened Tuesday with major international companies arrayed to compete for lucrative orders from host Brazil and other regional countries. Boeing is pitching with … Continue reading

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Chávez builds a Russian arsenal

MIAMI — With the acquisition of hundreds of tanks, helicopters and bulletproof vehicles as well as submarines and missile networks, Venezuela is arming itself at a speed unprecedented in the history of the South American country. Experts consulted by the … Continue reading

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Russia expects 2011 arms exports to reach 9.5 bln U.S. dollars

MOSCOW, March 9 (Xinhua) — Russia’s state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport has unveiled its 2011 arms export plan valued at 9.5 billion U.S. dollars, local media reported Wednesday. Anatoly Isaikin, the company’s director-general, said Russia aims to keep its position as … Continue reading

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UK arms companies visited Tripoli three months ago

A company that supplies riot control ammunition and a manufacturer of electrified razor wire were among a UK government arms delegation to Tripoli as recently as three months ago. Amid concern that British equipment may have been used by the … Continue reading

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EU arms to Libya: fresh details emerge

EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – Malta has denied any responsibility for a massive shipment of Italian-made guns to Libya that went through its port in 2009. Meanwhile, video footage on YouTube appears to show Belgian-made weapons currently being used by Gaddafi … Continue reading

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Anger over British-trained Arab police

LONDON – Anger is growing over the enmeshed relationship between authoritarian Gulf governments and the British military and police. As demonstrators in Bahrain and Libya attended funerals and faced down further live rounds yesterday, campaign groups called on the Government … Continue reading

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For the Arms Industry, India Is a Hot Market

The Indian Defense Minister, A.K. Antony, called this week’s massive defense-industry trade show, Defexpo 2010, “an endeavor to showcase India’s capabilities in land and naval systems as well as its emergence as an attractive destination for investment in the defense … Continue reading

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DRDO’s UAVs, new weapons systems to fight Maoists

DRDO has set up a stall at the DEFEXPO focusing on equipments used in low intensity conflicts for the first time. Defence Research and Development Organisation is providing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), micro air vehicles (MAVs), ground penetration radars, foliage … Continue reading

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