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Fincantieri and EDGE Group Launch MAESTRAL Joint Venture

EDGE, one of the world’s leading advanced technology and defence groups, and Fincantieri, one of the largest shipbuilding companies in the world, have signed an agreement today formalising the launch of MAESTRAL an Abu Dhabi-based shipbuilding Joint Venture (JV) between both companies. The JV, which was first announced in February of this year, will capitalise …

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Ukraine pulls troops back from Kharkiv

Ukraine has strategically withdrawn its troops from several villages in the Kharkiv border region following sustained pressure from Russian forces, according to a military spokesperson. Soldiers faced intense fire and subsequently repositioned to “more advantageous positions” in two areas of the north-eastern region. Throughout the two-year conflict, Ukraine has commonly employed such language to indicate …

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US Navy halts Swiftships’ landing craft programme

The United States Navy has directed the constructor of its Landing Craft Utility 1700 programme to halt operations and initiated steps to end the contract, following numerous years of difficulties and discrepancies within the programme. The shipyard has released nearly 100 employees associated with the LCU programme since January and is contemplating measures to challenge …

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Military vehicles depart for NATO exercise

As part of the largest NATO military exercise in decades, hundreds of military vehicles are on route to Germany from the Army’s Sea Mounting Centre at Marchwood, near Southampton. Spearheaded by the 17 Port and Maritime Regiment, approximately 600 vehicles are being loaded onto cargo vessels, setting the stage for the grand-scale defense event known …

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Thales Secures Former DoD Secretary

Thales Australia has appointed Duncan Lewis AO DSC CSC, former Secretary of the Department of Defence and Director-General of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), as Board Chair. Thales says, Mr. Lewis is one of Australia’s most distinguished leaders having served the nation at the most senior levels of the Army, public service, diplomatic service …

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Oskosh protests against US Army’s JLTV contract

Oshkosh Defense, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ohskosh Corporation, has filed a formal bid protest with the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) over the US Army’s recent award decision with regards to the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Follow-On Contract. The independent GAO review of the procurement decision was initiated by Oskosh on 6 March …

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