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Towed Active Sonar Systems – a Growing Industry

In recent years, the proliferation of quiet, conventionally and air independent propulsion submarines and technological developments in acoustics electronics have pushed manufacturers to develop Low-Frequency Towed Active Sonar (LFAS). This also applies to environmental tailored higher-frequency equipment as the sensor of choice for anti-submarine warfare (ASW), shrinking their weight and quarterdeck footprint of their associated […]

Second GOWIND Corvette for UAE Navy Launched

On 13 May 2022, AL EMARAT, the second GOWIND corvette ordered by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from Naval Group, was launched in Lorient, France in the presence of an official delegation from the UAE Navy. In 2019, the UAE ordered two GOWIND class corvettes to be built in France. The first unit, BANI YAS, […]

DIRCM & EW Systems for MRTTs

A330-200 Multi-Role Tanker and Transport aircraft (MRTT) soon to be delivered to various European air forces will be equipped with countermeasure systems against IR-guided surface-to-air missiles. Elbit Systems has announced that the J-MUSIC DIRCM has been selected as a direct countermeasure against IR missiles, including infrared-based Passive Air Warning Systems (PAWS IR). Elbit’s DIRCM systems […]

Counter-sUAS System for Austria

The Austrian Armed Forces have selected Rheinmetall’s C-sUAS system for a six-month period of testing and evaluation, the company writes in a press release. In May 2022, Rheinmetall Air Defence shipped the latest version of its deployable counter-small unmanned aerial system (C-sUAS) to the Austrian military. The system comprises two shelter units, enabling rapid deployment […]

Czech & Slovak Military Industrial Cooperation

To date, the two countries’ military industrial cooperation remains limited in scope despite their respective ministers of defence wishing to make this cooperation tangible. However, words alone are not sufficient to turn wishful thinking into reality. Perhaps leaders of the Czech defence industry need to change their approach and methods when it comes to dealing […]

CV90 Combat Support Vehicles Delivered to Norway

The first four CV90 combat support vehicles were delivered to the Norwegian Armed Forces during a ceremony hosted by local industry partner Ritek AS in Levanger, Norway, BAE Systems Hägglunds writes in a press release The four vehicles are the first of 20 modernised CV90 engineering vehicles BAE Systems is deliver, in partnership with Ritek […]

Rhienmetall Tests Laser Against Drones

Rheinmetall has tested the technology demonstrator version of a laser weapon built on behalf of the German Bundeswehr. The first trials with the laser testbed were conducted at Rheinmetall’s proving ground in Unterlüß as part of a Counter-Unmanned Aircraft System (C-UAS) campaign, the company writes in a press release.The laser testbed serves not only as […]

Joint British-Polish Tank Destroyer

Nine companies of the Polish defence group PGZ have signed an agreement with MBDA UK on cooperation in the field of tank destroyers. According to a statement from MBDA UK, the agreement will enable the development and production of vehicles in this class with the use of MBDA UK’s BRIMSTONE anti-tank guided missiles. Representatives from […]

HADRON 640R Dual Thermal Imaging/Optical Camera for Unmanned Systems

At AUVSI Xponential in Orlando, Florida, Teledyne FLIR has unveiled the HADRON 640R, a camera that combines a 640×512 pixel resolution radiometric boson thermal imager and a 64 MP optical camera in a Size, Weight and Power Consumption optimised design. As Teledyne writes, the design of this camera system has been optimised for integration with: […]

INVISIO Launches New Headset

Racal Acoustics and INVISIO have announced the launch of their first joint product for the military: the RA5100 tactical communication headset. According to a press release from INVISIO, the headset has been designed as a solution for hybrid missions, protecting troops from the most extreme continuous and impulse noise exposure, whether in a vehicle or […]

Sheik Mohamed Appointed President of the UAE

The President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, passed away on 13 May 2022. As the first son of the late HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Sheikh Khalifa succeeded his father as Ruler of Abu Dhabi and became the President of the UAE in November […]

TALOS Commercial Protected Vehicle Certified

The Welp Group has reported what it claims is the world’s first full certification of the TALOS protected vehicle. TALOS is based on the Toyota LAND CRUISER 300. Supported by TDW, TALOS has achieved certification in the highest protection class VR9 in accordance with the VPAM-BRV and -ERV version 3 test standards after tests at […]

Swedish Army to Build Four Fully Equipped Brigades

According to the Commander of the Swedish Army, Major General Karl Engelbrektson, the war in Ukraine underlines the importance of forces on the ground. In response to the threat to his country, he has been ordered by the Government to build up a total of four army brigades, a battle group on Gotland as well […]

Slovenia Joins BOXER Programme

Slovenia has become a member of the BOXER programme of the European procurement agency OCCAR. The accession agreement was signed on 11 May by the acting Slovenian Minister of Defence, Matej Tonin, and the Director of OCCAR, Matteo Bisceglia. At the same time, OCCAR announced that Slovenia has ordered 45 BOXER vehicles, including an initial […]

NATO’s Nordic Newcomers

As a result of Putin’s attack on Ukraine, NATO is undergoing a change of perception in the public eye. More countries are harbouring membership intentions: Finland and Sweden could expand the number of NATO members to a total of 32. In mid-April, the Government in Helsinki published a new security strategy, which is not least due to a fundamental […]

Hensoldt Awarded EUROFIGHTER Services Contract

Hensoldt has been awarded a contract worth a mid-three-digit million euro amount for the next phase of EUROFIGHTER maintenance. The contract covers service tasks for Hensoldt’s share of various EUROFIGHTER systems covering radar, self-protection and avionics, the company writes in a press release. Hensoldt’s service is to contribute to an increase in the number of […]

Maritime HERON Tested in UK

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and 2Excel Aviation have completed a demonstration of IAI’s Maritime HERON UAS in a series of live, beyond visual line of sight maritime search, and ISR scenarios, IAI writes in a press release. The demonstration was based out of West Wales Airport in Aberporth, Wales. Attending the demonstration were in-person and […]

ABB DC Grid for F126 Frigates

Damen Naval and ABB have signed a contract for the supply of onboard DC grid systems, transformers, generators, transverse thruster motors, energy storage systems, including associated control systems and cybersecurity solutions for all four F126 class frigates (plus two optional units) building for the German Navy, Damen writes in a press release.. According to Damen, […]

SPIKE FIREFLY Loitering Munition Evaluated by the US Army

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and its US subsidiary RSGS demonstrated the SPIKE FIREFLY loitering munition at the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment 2022 (also known as AEWE), Rafael writes in a press release. AEWE 2022 is a collaborative venue under the Manoeuver Battle Lab of the Manoeuver Centre of Excellence at Fort Benning. It is the Army’s primary […]

Next Batch of EBMR Vehicles Ordered

The French defence procurement agency DGA has awarded the order for the conditional tranche four of the SCORPION programme to the EBMR consortium, a joint venture of Nexter, Arquus and Thales, Nexter writes in a press release. EBMR stands for “Engin Blindé Multi Role” France’s multi-role armoured vehicle programme. The new tranche covers an additional 88 JAGUAR armoured […]

GLADIUS Drone for Poland

The Polish Armed Forces are procuring a comprehensive package consisting of reconnaissance drones, loitering munitions, command and control systems, as well as associated logistics and training components. This was announced by Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak in a statement at the beginning of May. The package is worth almost €426M and will primarily equip the […]

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