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French defense exports fell by over a half in 2017

A Gowind corvette.In a year in which France faced elections and many of its lucrative markets suffered from economic slowdowns the level of global orders for French armaments dipped significantly in 2017. The total of orders booked in 2017 fell to €6.9 billion from €13.9 billion the year before, representing a decline of just over 50 percent.

Western Balkan countries arms exports

Balkans arms exportsWestern Balkan countries led by Serbia exported over 500 million euros worth of weapons, ammunition and equipment in 2016, with Saudi Arabia the single largest buyer, a UN-appointed watchdog said.

Boeing swallows Embraer commercial arm in joint venture

Boeing and Embraer are forming a new company.Boeing will take over the $4.75 billion commercial aircraft arm of Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA as part of a new company to be controlled by the U.S. firm, the companies said on Thursday.


U.S. Air Force ends light attack flight experiments after crash

An AT-6 taking part in the OA-X project.The US Air Force canceled remaining flights that were a part of its Light Attack experiment after a recent fatal crash of an A-29, an Air Force official said on Tuesday.

Number of non-international armed conflicts doubled in two decades

Fighters in South Sudan.The number of non-international armed conflicts more than doubled from the beginning of the century, according to data from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).


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