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France to Buy 50 Renovated Leclerc tanks

  • On 29 December 2022, the French defense procurement agency (DGA) awarded Nexter an order for 50 renovated Leclerc tanks (XLR);
  • Industrial qualification tests are continuing in close collaboration with the DGA and the French army;
  • A first prototype tank was delivered to the DGA at the end of 2022, and the first 18 operational tanks will be delivered to the Army in 2023, according to

First P-8A Poseidon to New Zealand

New Zealand today received the first of four Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft in a ceremony at the Museum of Flight.

“As a maritime nation, delivery of the P-8A will ensure New Zealand maintains a patrol and response capability that will protect and support law enforcement in our Exclusive Economic Zone and Southern Ocean,” said Sarah Minson, acting Deputy Secretary Capability Delivery, New Zealand Ministry of Defence. “The P-8A will also assist our South Pacific neighbors and deliver long-range search and rescue capability.”

Navantia to Build Naval Ships for Saudi

With the presence and patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Defense, and Her Excellency Mrs. Reyes Maroto Illera, Minister of Industry of Spain, the Ministry of Defense and the General Authority for Military Industries signed a memorandum of understanding with the Spanish company Navantia to acquire and build a number of multi-mission combat ships for the Royal Saudi Naval Force.

First Block of FDI HN Frigate Laid

the first block of the first FDI HN frigate (Defense and  Intervention Frigate) for the Hellenic Navy was laid down in dry dock at Naval  Group’s shipyard in Lorient in presence of Vice Admiral Stylianos Petrakis,  Chief of Hellenic Navy General Staff. This important step marks the beginning  of the assembly of the ship in the building hall.  

Naval Group presents Blue Shark - Concept Ship

Naval Group will present an event based on the state  of the art of a set of technological bricks with high eco-responsible potential,  to enter the naval combat of the future with innovative technological  responses, while reducing environmental impacts.  

With the Blue Shark, Naval Group offers an evolutionary vision of a fast,  discreet, efficient and resilient combat ship that can be integrated into a  collaborative naval force, while ensuring a reduced environmental impact.  Blue Shark: ecodesigned for naval operations.  

Keel Laying of two OPV 2600 for Pak Navy

Celebrating the start of the construction of a second batch of two Offshore Patrol Vessels for the Pakistan Navy, the chief of staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi started the steel cutting of the second vessel at Damen Shipyards Galatí on October 12th 2022. The keel of the first vessel was laid shortly before. Ms Annelies Damen from the family company welcomed the Admiral and his company for a celebration of the continued co-operation.

Lockheed Committed to a Self-Reliant India

Lockheed Martinwill showcase its diverse portfolio of defence capabilities and solutions at the 12th biennial edition of DEFEXPO India 2022, taking place in Gandhinagar,Gujarat from October 18-22, 2022. The company’s exhibit this year includes a broad span of advanced technologies from the Aeronautics, Rotary and Mission Systems, and Missiles and Fire Control business areas.