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German Multi-Purpose Combat Ship (MKS) 180 – Race for the Final Offer

It was looming. Already on June 20, Norbert Brackmann, Coordinator for the Maritime Industry, expressed his expectations on the edge of a Maritime Parliamentary Evening Reception given by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Kiel: “It is planned to make a decision prior to the end of this year.” The day before yesterday, the […]

Defence Technology Review – Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle Puma – Available Now!

With the introduction of the Puma Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle (AIFV), the German Army now has the most advanced weapon system of mechanised infantry at its disposal. Owing to innovative technologies, it is superior to any comparable system and is currently state of the art. The Puma AIFV, however, is not an evolutionary variant of […]

Cyber Range Training in Spain

The staff of the Joint Cyber-Defence Command in Spain has completed the programmed training with the Indra Cyber Range solution. Last year the Spanish Joint Cyber-Defense Command chose Indra’s solution to prepare collaborative cyber-exercises together with armies from various Ibero-American countries This training is meant to reinforce the ability of the soldiers to conduct and […]

AK Bars Holding Among the Stars at the Naval Show

The 9th International Maritime Defense Show (IMDS) was held at the Lenexpo Exhibition Center in St. Petersburg, Russia, on July 10 – 14, with a full support from the Russian state structures as well as the Government of St.-Petersburg and Rosoboronexport arms exporter. Over 350 enterprises including 28 international companies from 29 nations took part […]

Russia’s Arms Export Goes Well Despite U.S. Sanctions

During the recent ARMY-2019 exhibition Rosoboronexport CEO Alexander Miheev spoke to the Russian Media to disclose some current figures of the national arms export in the first half of the year. The Russia’s sole state mediator enjoys an impressive confirmed portfolio worth of US$52 billion with 68 nations worldwide. The 2018 resulted in US$13.7 billion […]

MIKADO Tests for UAS Development

The German Federal Armed Forces Technical Center for Aircraft and Aeronautical Equipment (WTD 61) in Manching has investigated the potential and technical limits as well as weaknesses of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAS) using the MIKADO micro reconnaissance drone introduced in the army. On behalf of the German procurement agency BAAINBw, WTD 61’s task is […]

Arms Cooperation Between Belgium and France

Under the Capacité Motorisée (CaMo) strategic agreement, Belgium and France have agreed on comprehensive armaments cooperation in the field of land mobility. Parts of the French Scorpion programme will be used to equip the Belgian armed forces. The agreement entered into force on June 21, 2019. The first procurement contract for 382 Griffon multi-purpose armoured […]

Amphibian Protolab PMPV 6×6 For Finland

The Finnish armed forces have received the first four Protolab 6×6 MiSu protected multi-purpose vehicles. The Protolab Protected Multi-Purpose Vehicle (PMPV) 6×6 was designed by the company Protolab Oy, which was commissioned by the Finnish Defence Force (FDF) in 2018 to supply the four vehicles. Protolab’s highly manoeuvrable and agile PMPV has a Euro-3-compliant Cummins […]

Czech MoD Orders 62 TITUS

The Czech Ministry of Defence has awarded Nexter Systems a contract for 62 TITUS (Tactical Infantry Transport & Utility System). The signature ceremony took place today. TITUS is the latest generation of 6×6 armoured vehicles laid out as support and transport vehicles with a high level of protection, mobility and versatility. The 6×6 chassis of […]

Romanian Corvettes – On Hold Again

The decision in favour of Naval Group is just a week old (July 2 – we reported) and it looks as it is already stalled (again). Damen, one of the three competitors, lodged a complaint with the Romanian National Council for Solving Complaints on July 8. And simultaneously opened a lawsuit at the Bucharest Tribunal. […]

Operation Clemenceau Completed

After the aircraft carrier CHARLES DE GAULLE had left Toulon on March 5 for its first mission after her major maintenance, she returned to her home port of Toulon on July 7 as planned. The planes had already left the carrier formation earlier in the direction of their Breton bases Landivisiau (Rafale Marine) and Lann-Bihoué […]

Norway Procures Large EOD Robots

Under the Norwegian “Large EOD Robots” procurement programme Telerob will deliver several of its tEODor EVO robots. EOD robots support explosive ordnance clearance units in the removal of explosive and incendiary devices or when defusing (terrorist) bombs. They are also used to defend against NBC threats. The EOD robot tEODor EVO, the successor to the […]

Portable Chemical Detection System

Flir Systems has added new capabilities to their drug analyzer, the Griffin G510 portable GC-MS chemical detector. With these enhancements the Griffin G510 will be able to analyze and identify drugs, chemical agents, and other toxic substances faster and more effectively during field operations, the company announced. One of these enhancements is the new “Method […]

Defence Industry Cooperation with Saudi-Arabia

Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) and Paramount Group announced the signing of a high-level defence collaboration agreement. This multiple collaboration agreement will see the development of technologies and capabilities across the land, sea and air domains, as well as system integration, in support of Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia’s economic development plan, which sets an ambitious […]

Radar for the U.S. Army’s Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor

Lockheed Martin and ELTA Systems announced they successfully completed a demonstration of their radar solution for the U.S. Army’s Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS). The demonstration was held during a Sense Off event at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The chosen ELM-2084 Multi-Mission Radar (MMR) provides air defence capabilities to known […]

Consultations in the NATO-Russia Council: Preparing for a World Without INF

On July 5, 2019, NATO-Russia Council met at NATO headquarters in Brussels to discuss three major topics: the situation in Ukraine, the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty), and transparency and risk mitigation. This year’s second meeting (the 10th ever) was marked by the deadline of August 2 for the U.S. to withdraw from the […]

ARMY 2019: One More Mortal “Flower” on Display

The latest self-propelled mortar 2S41 Drok (Genista) was displayed for the first time at the Patriot (near Moscow) park during the ARMY 2019 Forum. The system total weight is 14 ton. It is based on the Taifun (Typhoon)-VDV K-4386 4X4 vehicle with the KAMAZ-650.10-350hp engine to provide up 100km/h speed on terrain with the range […]

Trainers for Sixth Generation Aircraft

AERALIS announced recently it would cooperate with defence experts to ensure that it can provide the training required for sixth generation fighter jets. The US, UK, France, Germany, Japan, China and Russia have already announced the development of a sixth generation aircraft programme. While these concept aircraft of the future will share many of the […]

GOWIND for Romania

The momentum came certainly unexpected after the postponement of the decision in January: on July 2, French Naval Group has been officially informed by Bucharest that it had been selected to build four multi-purpose corvettes and overhaul two Type 22 frigates (ex HMS LONDON – REGINA MARIA, ex HMS COVENTRY – REGELE FERDINAND) for the […]

“Lotos” – A New Flower in the Russian Deadly Bouquet

At the ARMY 2019 international forum a new self-propelled artillery unit being named Lotos (Russian for Lotus) had been presented. The system is intended to replace the Nona-family self propelled mortars in the Russian Vozhdushno-desantnye voiska VDV (airborne troops). 18 ton Lotos has a fully automated turret on the BMD-4 amphibious chassis to get a […]

DESPOT Presented at Partner 2019

At Partner 2019 in Belgrade TRB presented their new DESPOT vehicle, a prototype of which was revealed the National Day of the Republic of Srpska on January 9, 2019. DESPOT is a multi-purpose, highly protected, survivable, off-road 4×4 vehicle, jointly developed by TRB and the the Government of Srpska. The vehicle’s ballistic protection corresponds to […]

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