March 2018 Global Defence & Security Industry - Military News



Baghdad is thoroughly studying the issue of buying Russia’s S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems (NATO code: SA-21 Growler), Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari told reporters on 27 February, following a meeting of the Russian-Iraqi Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation. "The issue is being studied in every detail," he said.

The Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Maj.Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, announced the Guard Corps’ plan to boost drone and helicopter capabilities due to their decisive roles during operations.

The People’s Republic of China has offered equipment valued $6 Mn to the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) to improve its disaster preparedness and response capabilities. The equipment comprises 4x4 vehicles, a mobile kitchen, a refrigerator van, a tractor and a vessel.

“Listen to us, now!”. A clear warning to the United States by Vladimir Putin made from Moscow this 1st March, Russia is creating the latest weapons in response to the US withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM). “The United States did not meet Russia halfway on the issue”, President Vladimir Putin said in his State of the Nation Address.

On February 2, Slovenia became the latest customer to choose the Artec GmbH Boxer 8x8 wheeled armoured vehicle, according to an official announcement. The country's government confirmed its intention to join the Boxer multinational program within the framework of the Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation (OCCAR).

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