Tuesday, 07 December 2021


, No 23, Monday 07th December, 2020

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  • European Commission capitulates, closes case against the Netherlands

    The European Commission has closed a case against the Netherlands concerning an alleged breach of Defence Directive 2009/81. The Ministry of Economic Affairs hoisted the Dutch national flag in celebration. The Commission’s case against Denmark remains ongoing…

  • Australia releases fifth SICP implementation plan

    The Australian Department of Defence has released yet another Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority (SICP) Implementation Plan, its fifth. The new SICP focuses on radar capabilities. SICP plans are integral to the country’s Australian Industry Capability (AIC) program.

  • Nissan to establish assembly facility in Ghana with Japan Motors

    Nissan has appointed Japan Motors Trading as its local partner in a new vehicle assembly facility in Accra, Ghana. The appointment complies with the Ghanaian government’s policy to aid the development of a domestic automotive manufacturing industry.

  • IP proposals submitted for Swiss Air 2030 Fighter Program

    Contractors have submitted their final bids for Switzerland’s Air 2030 $6.5bn fighter program. The bids include industrial participation proposals. Four companies are competing: Lockheed Martin is offering the F-35A, Boeing the F/A-18 Super Hornet, Eurofighter the Typhoon, and Saab the Gripen jet. The selected contractor must place orders worth 60 percent of the purchase contract value with local industry.

  • Germany to build Dutch combat system

    Thales and Holland’s Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding have signed a contract for the delivery and full integration of Thales’s Mission and Combat System for four MKS 180 class frigates contracted by the German Navy. Damen will design the system but German shipyards will build it under Damen’s project management.


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