by Richard Tomkins
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
Germany's Rheinmetall reports receiving two new orders for air defense system hardware and services for the air forces of two countries.
The two orders are worth a combined total of more than $250 million, the company announced on Tuesday.
A new customer country ordered two Skyguard 3 air defence systems, a third-generation system for protecting critical facilities and infrastructure from very short ranges.
Each system consists of a Skyguard 3 fire control unit as well as two 35mm Oerlikon Twin Gun GDF009 automatic cannons, Rheinmetall said.
A second country -- a longstanding customer -- ordered 35mm Skyguard 1 fire units. Its order included 35mm ammunition, simulators, and on-location training.
Deliveries will occur through 2021 and follow-on orders are expected in the future from both countries.
Jerusalem (AFP) July 24, 2017
Israel struck a position of Islamist group Hamas in Gaza on Monday, the army said, hours after a missile was fired across the border from the Palestinian enclave. "An (Israeli) tank targeted a post belonging to the Hamas terror organisation in the southern Gaza Strip" in the early hours of the morning, the army said in a statement. A Hamas security source told AFP on condition of anonymi ... read more
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