Georgia: US to provide anti-tank Javelin missiles

The United States Department of Defense has signed a contract with Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture on the production of the Javelin anti-tank missile systems for a number of countries, including Georgia. Other countries, which will receive the Javelins, include Australia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Indonesia, Ireland, Jordan, Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Qatar,…

Ukraine: defense concern massively overpays for Russian components to military hardware

Companies that are part of the Ukroboronprom Group from 2015 to 2019 through foreign intermediaries purchased Russian military products, whose cost was overestimated by two to three times. That’s according to a pre-trial investigation conducted by the Main Investigative Department of the Security Service of Ukraine. The court says special exporters in the interests of…

Ukraine: air defense weapons to be supplied to Iraq

A senior Iraqi lawmaker announced that the country’s government was exploring buying Russian, Chinese or Ukrainian air defense systems, possibly in exchange for Iraqi oil shipments. The initiative comes following the U.S. lethal airstrike in Baghdad early this month against Iranian Qods Force commander Qassem Soleimani. Badr al-Ziyadi, a member of the Iraqi parliament’s security…

Ukraine: drones detect landmines with centimeter-level accuracy

A Ukrainian producer has developed an anti-landmine drone with centimeter-level accuracy. The Ukrainian enterprise, in partnership with a foreign firm, developed special magnetometric sensors for drones to detect unexploded ordnance, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s press service said. “The sensors are mounted on a quadcopter, which flies within the designated area at an altitude of 5-10…

Armenia: military industry budget to grow in 2020

Budgetary allocations in the military industry will grow by 122% in 2020, Hakob Arshakyan, Minister of High-tech Industry, declared. “Out of the AMD 12.5 billion ($26.3 million) to be allocated to the Ministry of High-tech Industry, AMD 6.3 billion ($13.3 million) will be spent on military industry,” Arshakyan said. Some of the expenses, the minister…