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Defence Briefing

— Global


US soldiers in Afghanistan get some new threads for autumn/winter, Indonesia plans to enter the submarine market and why Russian tanks are performing a U-turn.

Delta Scientific, Directed Energy Weapon, Klune Industries, Natel Engineering, Purnomo Yusgiantoro, T-95 project, Universal Camouflage ­Pattern, Vladimir Popovkin

Calling the shots


California’s San Fernando Valley is home to three of America’s largest defence companies – all of which are family owned. Klune Industries, Delta Scientific and Natel Engineering are all major contractors for the US military.

Blind ambition


The US Navy has begun test-flying technology that will enable its Super Hornet aircraft to attack targets that they cannot see. The Distributed Targeting System enables the fighters to gather and share precise data on a target and develop a “firing solution”, but the legal…


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