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Japan, UK, Italy to develop next-generation fighter jet Tokyo: Japan, Britain and Italy said Friday they will jointly develop a next-generation fighter jet in a project that holds scope for future cooperation with allies including the United States. The new jet, to be ready by 2035, is expected to merge the nations' current research into cutting-edge air combat technology, from stealth capacity to high-tech sensors. In a joint statement, the three countries said the "ambitious endeavour" would "accelerate our advanced military capability and technological advantage" at a time when "threats and aggression are increasing" worldwide. Their announcement was accompanied by a set of images showing an artist's impression of the sleek new jets flying past Mount Fuji and over London and Rome. They did not give a cost estimate, but the three countries are already pouring billions of dollars into high-tech fighter jet development, efforts that will come together under the joint project, called the Global Combat Air Programme. "We share (an) ambition for this aircraft to be the centrepiece of a wider combat air system that will function across multiple domains," the statement said. That includes "future interoperability with the United States, with NATO and with our partners" in Europe, Asia and worldwide, it explained. The US Department of Defence said it supported the project in a separate joint statement with Japan's defence ministry. "We have begun important collaboration through a series of discussions on autonomous systems capabilities, which could complement Japan's next fighter program among other platforms," the US-Japan statement said. The announcement comes with Japan poised to make the largest overhaul to its security strategy in decades. The government plans to ramp up defence spending - a controversial move in a nation whose constitution limits military capacity to ostensibly self-protective measures. But the war in Ukraine, repeated missile launches from North Korea and growing pressure from China have helped build support for a bigger budget. A Japanese defence ministry official said the new fighter jet aimed to exceed the capabilities of existing models like the United States' F-35. While the total cost has not been finalised, it will not be borne precisely equally between the three countries, the official added. Japan's Nikkei business daily said that companies Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, BAE Systems and Leonardo would oversee the new project, which is Tokyo's second joint development after its SM-3 missile made with Washington. The project is the latest high-profile example of allied countries collaborating on an ad-hoc basis to develop defence equipment. Such moves proved controversial last year, however, when the United States snatched a lucrative contract to supply Australia with submarines from under French noses and launched a new US-UK-Australia alliance in the Pacific, dubbed AUKUS.

Gulf News 09 Dec 2022
The US Department of Defence said it supported the project in a separate joint statement with Japan's defence ministry ... A Japanese defence ministry ... The project is the latest high-profile example of allied countries collaborating on an ad-hoc basis to develop defence equipment.
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The defence equipment plan 2022 to 2032 (MoD - UK Ministry of Defence)

Public Technologies 09 Dec 2022
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India-Israel bilateral trade close to USD 8bln: Israeli Envoy

Beijing News 09 Dec 2022
India and Israel's bilateral trade is close to USD 8 billion and the figure does not include defence equipment, said Israel's Ambassador to India Naor Gilon ... In the area of defence and security, India is now the largest buyer of Israeli military equipment, with exports to India constituting 46 per cent of Israel's total arms exports.
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Electrical Equipment Manager

The Engineer 09 Dec 2022
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India-Israel bilateral trade close to $8 billion: Israeli envoy

The Siasat Daily 09 Dec 2022
India and Israel’s bilateral trade is close to 8 billion dollars and the figure does not include defence equipment, said Israel’s Ambassador to India Naor Gilon ... In the area of defence and security, India is now the largest buyer of Israeli military equipment, with exports to India constituting 46 per cent of Israel’s total arms exports.
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RCMP suspends contract with Ontario company linked to China

Moosejaw Today 09 Dec 2022
Earlier Thursday, the Department of National Defence said it was ... "We are investigating these procurements and the way in which this equipment is used, alongside counterparts in other government departments," Defence Department spokesman Daniel Le Bouthillier said in a statement.
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Weapon System Firing Unit and Electronic Equipment Lead

The Engineer 09 Dec 2022
The landscape of defence engineering has changed and there is an expectation by our customers to have Equipment in-service quicker ... Weapon System Equipment is also a key part of the development of a coherent Design for Modularity and Reuse strategy within MBDA at National and ...
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Bulgarian parliament approves military aid to Ukraine

Irish Independent 09 Dec 2022
... jets.Politicians also ratified an agreement between the defence ministries of Bulgaria and Ukraine on the transfer of armaments, equipment and ammunition.The agreement includes the training of up to 60 personnel from Ukraine’s armed forces as combat medics.
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Japan, UK, Italy to develop next-generation fighter jet

Urdu Point 09 Dec 2022
The US Department of Defence said it supported the project in a separate joint statement with Japan's defence ministry ... A Japanese defence ministry ... The project is the latest high-profile example of allied countries collaborating on an ad-hoc basis to develop defence equipment.
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Croatia to buy French air defence system Mistral for 72 mln euro

Reuters 09 Dec 2022
"The circumstances that occurred with the Russian aggression on Ukraine and the crash of a drone in Zagreb have shown it is important and necessary to adjust priorities and plans for equipping the Croatian army," Defence Minister Mario Banozic told fellow ministers.
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Croatia to buy French air defence system Mistral for 72 million euro

FX Empire 09 Dec 2022
“The circumstances that occurred with the Russian aggression on Ukraine and the crash of a drone in Zagreb have shown it is important and necessary to adjust priorities and plans for equipping the Croatian army,” Defence Minister Mario Banozic told fellow ministers.
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The Engineer 09 Dec 2022
For the future of defence ... The landscape of defence engineering has changed and there is an expectation by our Customers to have Equipment in-service quicker.
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12 killed in attack in northern Burkina Faso

Urdu Point 09 Dec 2022
The attack took place on Wednesday at Boala in the Centre-North region, two residents and a regional leader of the VDP volunteer force told AFP ... The VDP -- the Volunteers for the Defence of the Fatherland -- is an auxiliary force that supports the poorly equipped army ... ....
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Australia imposes sanctions on Iran, Russia over human rights violations

FX Empire 09 Dec 2022
“The supply of drones to Russia is evidence of the role Iran plays in destabilising global security ... It also has supplied defence equipment and humanitarian aid to Ukraine, while outlawing exports of alumina and aluminium ores, including bauxite, to Russia ... (Reporting by Sam McKeith; Editing by Bill Berkrot). Advertisement ... Sign Up ... Latest Articles ... ....

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