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Corvettes Chosen for Finnish Squadron 2020 Programme

Today Finland announced it has selected Saab as combat system provider and integrator for the Finnish Navy’s four new POHJANMAA class corvettes for Finnish Squadron 2020 Programme. Squadron 2020 aims to replace seven vessels the Finnish Navy will decommission by four modern corvettes. “The new vessels will be important for Finland’s defence as they will […]

Bulgaria Delays OPV Acquisition

The acquisition of two multipurpose offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) for the Bulgarian Navy will most likely get delayed, as the country’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has yet to announce the results of evaluation of bids submitted by companies taking part in the competition. The Bulgarian MoD was expected to announce the outcome of a multi […]

Poland Closer to Developing New IFV

During the International Defence Industry Exhibition (MSPO) in Kielce Huta Stalowa Wola (HSW), a member of the Polish Armaments Group (Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa, PGZ) holding, presented a prototype of the next generation swimming, infantry fighting vehicle (Nowy Bojowy Pływający Wóz Piechoty, NBPWP), which is being developed under the Borsuk programme. The Borsuk programme calls for […]

Deployable Area Control System

At DSEI EXPAL Systems presented their Deployable Area Control System (D-ACS), an intelligent system of surveillance, control and protection of areas and roadways that has been specially designed to be quickly deployed and collected by a platoon in the field using battery power. D-ACS is therefore optimal for temporary protection of bases or passageways, although […]

UK MoD Announces Babcock’s Arrowhead 140 as RN’s Newest Warship

The Babcock stand was awash with champagne following the UK MoD’s announcement that Babcock Team 31 had been selected as the preferred bidder, together with partner, Thales, to deliver the Royal Navy’s new T31 general-purpose frigates. Five vessels will be built at a cost of £250 million per ship, with the company’s Rosyth facility as […]

Archer Takes Aim at DSEI

Archer, the BAE Systems Bofors’ 155mm/52-cal SP wheeled artillery system was on display at DSEI for the first time carried on a Rheinmetall MAN 8×8 cross country truck with an armoured cab. This 8×8 carrier is widely in use around the world and indicates the international intentions of the company for this wheeled artillery system. […]

MoU Between GRSE and Kongsberg

Today, at DSEI, Indian Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) and Kongsberg signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the manufacture and production of goods and services in India under the Make in India programme. GRSE’s primary focus is on building warships and other vessels for the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard […]

Hawkeye Mobile Weapon System

On display at the AM General stand at DSEI is its Hawkeye 105mm Mobile Weapon System, which has been helpful in supporting the U.S. Army as it tries to determine whether to approve an Army requirement for a mobile 105mm artillery asset. A yes or no decision by the Army is currently awaited.  The company’s […]

Vehicle Connector Launch

On its stand at DSEI, TT Electronics launched its new vehicle connectors for use in harsh environments. Its new Pola Power is aimed at power distribution applications and offers high performance single pole connector with a bayonet coupling. Its new SteadShield connector can be sealed to IP67 with the OcTrain 10Gb Ethernet contact for a […]

QinetiQ Project Lead Announced

QinetiQ was announced as project lead of a new £3.2 million research programme to explore latest vehicle technologies to boost the performance of UK Future Ground Combat Vehicles. The announcement was made by the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) Chief Executive, Gary Aitkenhead.  The project will focus on new solutions for ground vehicle […]

Tempest Programme: British and Italian Industries to Partner

The leading British defence companies including BAE Systems, Leonardo UK, Rolls Royce and MBDA UK, together with key Italian industry players represented by Leonardo Italy, Elettronica, Avio Aero and MBDA Italy, announced their intent to partner on the Tempest programme by signing a Statement of Intent (SOI) on the second day of DSEI 2019. The […]

WFEL and KMW Await TYRO Next Step

In what can be termed a ‘very soft launch’ WFEL’s stand at DSEI sported a photo of its armoured truck-carried Close Support Bridge (CSB), which is a contender in part of the UK MoD’s Project TYRO. WFEL is working with KMW on this project and the bridge sections, which, if these contenders are successful, will […]


HENSOLDT announced its plans to expand its industrial footprint in the UK by strengthening its subsidiary Kelvin Hughes and renaming it HENSOLDT UK. HENSOLDT acquired Kelvin Hughes in 2017 and created a security solutions product line at Kelvin Hughes’ Enfield site. The announced was made at this year’s DSEI by HENSOLDT’s CEO Thomas Müller in […]

Explosive Ordnance Robots at DSEI

Irish company Reamda is showing their range of military robots – especially explosive ordnance robots – at DSEI. One quite new addition to this is Reacher, a bomb disposal robot with a payload bay, which is a quite unique feature in this area. Customers are Ireland, of course, and Switzerland, with 19 robots being in […]

“British Defence is Much More Than Big Platforms”

As part of the opening address of the land theatre presentations at the DSEI exhibition in London the British Minister for Defence Procurement, Ann-Marie Trevelyan, announced several procurement efforts and forthcoming development programmes. Maritime procurements range from the delivery of the second of eight CITY class and Type 31 frigates to the new submarines. The […]

Supacat’s New Light Role Vehicle

At DSEI Supacat is showing its new Light Role Vehicle (LRV) that promises an even improved performance in terrain access, range and operator comfort. This vehicle is highly modular and offers a range of configuration options to suit a variety of environmental conditions, threat levels and crew requirements.  All variants use a common chassis and […]

Composite Rubber Track on a Warrior

At DSEI Soucy Defense presents its Composite Rubber Track (CRT) technology on a Warrior vehicle by Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL). The warrior family of vehicles is currently in service with the British Army but the one on display is a prototype, developed by RBSL, as a Mortar or Armoured Battlegroup Support Vehicle. The Warrior […]

Land 400 Training Systems

In the presence of the Hon Melissa Price, Minister for Defence Industry, Australia, an agreement was just signed at the DSEI between Rheinmetall and Thomas Global Systems. „Today, in accordance with agreements to be signed by the companies, Rheinmetall announces that Thomas Global Systems has been awarded a contract for the supply of major elements […]

After MAKS 2019: The Show Must Go On?

From August 27 to September 01, 2019, the XIV edition of the MAKS International Aerospace Salon took place at the Zhukovsky airfield in the vicinity of Moscow. The fair was attended by 870 companies from 33 countries, including 184 international companies. The organisers counted over 578 thousand visitors and estimated the amount of contracts concluded […]

Debut of Rheinmetall’s Unmanned Combat Vehicle

At MSPO Rheinmetall presents its Mission Master unmanned ground vehicle equipped with WB Group’s micro combat unmanned air vehicle for the first time. The name of this new vehicle is Mission Master – Protection. This new version is based on the tested 8×8 all-terrain platform. The integrated WARMATE micro combat unmanned air vehicle (UAV) from […]

LAPV Enok 7.5

ACS Armoured Car Systems presented the third evolution of the proven Light Armoured Patrol Vehicle (LAPV) at the Forum Bundeswehrlogistik of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Wehrtechnik (DWT) in Erfurt. Enok 5.4 and Enok 6.2 are now followed by Enok 7.5. The number in the type designation indicates the permissible total weight of the vehicle. Continuing […]

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