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TEKEVER Test UAV in NATO Exercies

Portuguese company TEKEVER announced today that it has successfully deployed its UAV-based surveillance technologies in partnership with NATO navies during the annual REP(MUS) military exercise. During the exercise, TEKEVER’s AR5 UAV provided real-time aerial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) data and video to participating navies, including the British Royal Navy and the Portuguese Navy. At […]

REMUS 100 Acquired by Royal Navy

HII has announced the delivery of three REMUS 100s Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) to the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy. The new systems are expected to bring enhanced endurance equipped with new generation of sensors and payloads for increased data quality and mission efficiency. With these new systems, the UK’s Ministry of Defence has acquired a […]

AAA Delivered to Brazilian Army by Embraer

Embraer today announced the delivery of the first two SABER M60 version 2.0 radars to the Brazilian Army, which will be assigned to their Anti-Aircraft Artillery (AAA) Units. In addition to these two radars, Embraer is due to deliver a further four of the same model, following the award of a contract in April 2022. […]

ASIO Completes ORION IDF Deliveries

Asio Technologies announced today that it has recently completed the delivery of “thousands” of ORION tablet-based tactical battle management systems to the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF). Orion is known as OLAR/AMUD in Israeli service, and the android-based system provides: communication mission planning navigation positioning and situational awareness functionality (through a Geographic Information System database and […]

Rafael Completes Pearson Engineering Purchase

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems today announced that they had completed the acquisition of UK company Pearson Engineering, based at Armstrong Works in Newcastle. Rafael stated that the acquisition was conducted under a stock purchase agreement which transferred 100per cent of the ownership to Rafael, and included the acquisition of Pearson Engineering’s subsidiary Responsive Engineering. While […]

French Navy Takes Delivery of First SAR H160

The French Navy has taken delivery of the first of six H160s that will perform Search & Rescue (SAR) missions. The aircraft is part of the interim fleet that are to be delivered by the partnership formed between: Airbus Helicopters Babcock Safran Helicopter Engines In 2020 the French Armament General Directorate (DGA) signed a contract […]

Camero-Tech Announces Purchase of Xaver-LR40 Through-the-Wall Radar by European Police Force

Camero-Tech systems have announced that they have received a contract for the purchase of their XAVERLR40 radar system, by a Western European police special forces group. The XAVER LR40 is a pulsed ultra-wideband (UWB) radar capable of detecting of living objects behind walls, at distances of more than 50 metres. Such features are intended for […]

Raytheon & Northrop Grumman to Provide HACM

Raytheon Missiles & Defense and Northrop Grumman have announced that they have been selected to develop the Hypersonic Attack Cruise Missile (HACM) for the US Air Force (USAF). HACM is an air-breathing scramjet-powered munition design which was developed in conjunction with the US-Australian Southern Cross Integrated Flight Research Experiment (SCIFiRE) project arrangement. For HACM, Northrop […]

Guardia di Finanza Receives Patrol Vessel

In the scope of a ceremony held in the presence of the Minister of Economy and Finance Daniele Franco and the Commander General of the Guardia di Finanza, Gen. C.A. Giuseppe Zafarana, the P.04 OSUM, built to a Damen STAN PATROL 6009 design, officially received the naval flag in Genova on 22 September 2022. The […]

First UK BOXER Drive Module Hull Completed

WFEL has announced that they have completed fabrication of the first BOXER 8×8 drive module hull for the UK’s BOXER programme. According to the company, the hull has been painted and fitted with spall liner and insulation material for the driver’s bay. The next step in production will be assembly and systems integration, followed by […]

H125 Helicopters for Brazil

Airbus Helicopters has announced that the Brazilian Armed Forces have ordered 27 H125 single-engine light utility helicopters through the Combat Aircraft Programme Coordinating Committee (COPAC). The H125s are slated to replace the older AS350 and Bell 206 helicopters in service with the Brazilian Air Force and the Brazilian Navy respectively. The contracted helicopters are due […]

RBSL and Supacat Unveil Solutions for UK MoD’s BGOAA Programme

At the DVD 2022 defence exhibition, RBSL and Supacat both unveiled carrier platforms for MBDA’s BRIMSTONE guided missile, aimed at the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Battle Group Organic Anti-Armour (BGOAA) programme which aims to replace some of the UK’s legacy ground-based anti-armour guided weapon systems. The concept is not entirely new territory for MBDA, […]

MSI Unveils Details of their TERRAHAWK VSHORAD System

The Norfolk-based company MSI displayed their TERRAHAWK Very Short Range Air Defence (VSHORAD) flatbed-based mobile air defence system for the first time at DVD 2022. The system is primarily aimed at countering Class 1 and Class 2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) threats, and is notionally being promoted as an automatic cannon-based system, although an MSI […]

Asio Technologies Unveils UAV Navigation System

Asio Technologies have unveiled their NavGuard NOCTA Mini optical navigation system, a smaller and lighter version of their earlier Navguard NOCTA, which is primarily intended for mounting to small UAVs in contested electromagnetic spectrum environments where Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) jamming or spoofing systems may be active. The system operates by using an on-board […]

Thunderstruck! – Hanwha Unveils K9A2 SPH Prototype

On 21 September 2022, Hanwha Defence unveiled a prototype version of their developmental K9A2 Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH) for the first time at the DVD 2022 defence exhibition at Millbrook Proving Ground, in the UK. The vehicle was presented as part of the company’s bid for the UK’s Mobile Fires Platform (MFP) future artillery programme. The […]

Urgency and Importance in pre-positioning Equipment and Supplies

In the light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, NATO has drawn up and announced its New Strategic Concept, which, amongst many things, reaffirms existing alliance values and its assurance of collective defence underpinned by credible and rapidly available reinforcements, enhanced command and control and, crucially, pre-positioned equipment. For any troops deploying to a distant theatre […]

MAN Energy Solutions to Provide F126 Frigate Engines

At the SMM exhibition in Hamburg, Damen Naval announced that they had awarded MAN Energy Solutions a contract for eight MAN 32/44CR propulsion engines for Germany’s F126 frigate programme. The engines will form part of a Combined Diesel-Electric and Diesel (CODLAD) propulsion system, providing the vessels with a top speed of over 26 knots. The […]

Challenging Times for the French Defence Industry

France has long recognised the importance of a highly capable national defence industry as it provides France with ‘strategic autonomy’, meaning that it can meet a substantial part of its own defence needs without dependence upon external suppliers. This also provides a positive economic impact through expenditure in the domestic economy. The fact that aerospace and defence […]

More PzH 2000 SPHs for Ukraine

The German Armed Forces will provide Ukraine with four more PzH 2000 Self-Propelled Howitzers (SPHs) and additional ammunition. According to a Statement by the German Ministry of Defence, the delivery will be initiated immediately, “despite Germany’s own strained materiel situation.” According to discussions with the industry on the accelerated supply of refurbished guns from the […]

Avion Robotics Provides Information on PHOENIX UAV

Norwegian Company Avion Robotic have displayed a scale model of their developmental PHOENIX heavy UAV at the Helitech/DroneX exhibition. Jan Fosen, CEO of Avion Robotic provided further details of the PHOENIX’s characteristics and the project’s development timeline. The PHOENIX is in the heavy class of UAV, and is intended primarily for transportation. It uses a […]

PGZ & Hyundai Sign Cooperation Agreement

Korea’s Hyundai Rotem and Polish company Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) have signed a far-reaching cooperation agreement. This was announced by PGZ on the sidelines of the MSPO 2022 defence trade fair in Kielce, Poland. The subject of the agreement is the development and production of Main Battle Tanks (MBTs), Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs) and Unmanned […]

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