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TechNet Europe 2021

AFCEA Europe provides a forum for the ethical exchange of information and knowledge sharing across Europe in the field of IT in defence and security. This has the purpose of meeting the needs of governments. Under the patronage of the Defence Minister of Portugal, AFCEA Europe has organised the TechNet Europe 2021 conference on 1 […]

More RAFALES for Egyptian Air Force

The Arab Republic of Egypt will purchase an additional 30 RAFALE aircraft to equip its air force. This new order complements the first acquisition of 24 RAFALES signed in February 2015 and will bring the number of RAFALES flying under Egyptian colours to 54, making the Egyptian Air Force the second in the world (after the […]

More BvS10 Vehicles for Sweden

The Swedish Army will receive a further 127 BvS10 protected cross-country command and transport vehicles. This comes after the Swedish Military Procurement Agency awarded BAE Systems a €166M contract for the production and delivery of these vehicles between 2022 and 2024, the company announced. The vehicles will be manufactured at BAE Systems Hägglunds in Sweden. […]

INS OZ Handed Over

Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) has handed over the second of four corvettes to the Israeli Navy, the company announced today. The ceremony, which was kept small due to the pandemic, took place in the presence of Jeremy Issacharoff, the Israeli ambassador to Germany, and his wife, Laura Kam Issacharoff, who named the ship INS OZ. In the […]

HENSOLDT Systems for Dutch FENNEK

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann has commissioned HENSOLDT Optronics to supply 188 performance-enhanced observation and reconnaissance systems (Beobachtungs- und Aufklärungsanlage,  BAA II NL) as part of the service life extension of the Dutch FENNEK for almost €75M, HENSOLDT said in a statement. The Netherlands is having its reconnaissance vehicles, which were introduced in 2006, modernised in order to extend their […]

Airbus Introduces Vertex

Airbus is introducing autonomous features to its helicopter Flightlab through a project code-named Vertex. These technologies aim to simplify mission preparation and management, reduce pilot workload and increase safety. According to a company statement, the autonomous technology bricks set to integrate the Flightlab are: vision based sensors and algorithms for situational awareness and obstacle detection fly-by-wire for enhanced […]

FIDAE Preparing its Most Important Conference

The foremost and oldest exhibition in Latin America is already working on its latest edition, FIDAE 2022. On Wednesday 21 April, a meeting was held to coordinate the most important conference of the Chilean exhibition: the FIDAE 2022 Space Summit, the organisers said in a statement. The second edition of the “Space Summit” to take […]

EUMET to Develop Engine for NGF

MTU Aero Engines (Germany), Safran Aircraft Engines (France) and ITP Aero (Spain) have agreed to jointly develop, manufacture and support the engine for the Next Generation Fighter (NGF), a core element of the Future Combat Air System (FCAS), MTU said in a statement. To this end, MTU and Safran have founded European Military Engine Team (EUMET) […]

Babcock’s Role in S-80 Submarine

Babcock International has assisted its customer Navantia in the construction of the first S-80 class submarine for the Spanish Navy, reaching a major milestone with the unveiling of the boat in Cartagena on 22 April, the company writes in a statement. The S-80 programme is the first modern submarine of Spanish design and will deliver […]

HENSOLDT to Provide Quadriga Radar

The 38 Tranche 4 EUROFIGHTERS ordered by the German Armed Forces will receive Active Electronically Scanning Array (AESA) radars from HENSOLDT. Prime contractor Airbus Defence and Space has awarded a contract worth €200M for the production and delivery of radar and core electronic components to the radar supplier, HENSOLDT said in a statement. The order […]

Russia Demonstrates Anti-Aircraft Systems

The Russian MoD’s Directorate of Information and Mass Media reported yesterday that defence attaches of foreign states, accredited in Moscow, witnessed live firing of the S-400 TRIUMPH SAM at the Ashuluk range in the Astrakhan Region. About 80 representatives of the military and diplomatic corps from 52 countries in the CIS, Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin […]

BIRD Aerosystems to Open New Office

Israeli developer of Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) and Airborne Surveillance, Information, and Observation (ASIO) solutions BIRD Aerosystems is to open an office in  Buenos Aires, Argentina. This forms part of the expansion of its activities in the Latin American market, the company said in a statement. The company already has offices across the world, […]

Trio of IFVs in Czech Competition

The next stage of the procurement programme to replace the BVP-2 IVF and the T72 MBT has now begun in the Czech Republic, with the demonstration of technical and tactical capabilities by three competitors. The procurement process has thus picked up speed again after being threatened by delays and even a complete halt. At the […]

First LMV-BR Delivery

The first of 32 LMV-BR vehicles have been delivered to the Brazilian Army during a ceremony held at the Iveco Defence Vehicles plant in Sete Lagoas. The event was attended by representatives of the company and of the Brazilian Army. The remaining 31 units of this lot will be delivered by 2022 as part of […]

Leonardo Purchases HENSOLDT Shares

Leonardo S.p.A. has signed a purchase agreement for 25.1 per cent of the shares in HENSOLDT AG with HENSOLDT’s majority shareholder Square Lux Holding II S.à r.l., a portfolio company of investment funds advised by KKR. HENSOLDT thus will gain one additional major shareholder and future potential strategic partner. The sale is subject to the usual […]

Russia Developing LANCET UAV for “Air Mining”

The Russian ZALA Aero Group will develop the world’s first “air mining” system to destroy hostile UAVs. The group’s Chief designer Alexander Zakharov claims the basis of the new system is the LANCET loitering ammunition. The LANCET said to have a diving speed of 300 km/h to double the one which is usually employed by […]

Type 31 WSCDR Completed

Babcock’s Team 31 has successfully completed its Whole Ship Critical Design Review (WSCDR), a key indicator of the compliance, maturity and engineering risk in proceeding into production as the 3D CAD model is maturing. The WSCDR was held virtually over a period of ten days and comprised of a large number of specific reviews to […]

Hamburg Ship Model Basin Supports F126 Design

In the early ship design phase of the frigate F126 (formerly multi-purpose combat ship MKS 180), the Hamburg Ship Model Basin (Hamburgische Schiffbau-Versuchsanstalt, HSVA) is providing support with extensive model test series. This is primarily for the hydrodynamic optimisation of the ship. The general contractor for the F126, Damen Shipyards Group, has opened up access […]

Changes on the Executive Board of Rheinmetall

Jörg Grotendorst, until now Rheinmetall AG Executive Board member for Automotive, has asked the Supervisory Board to relieve him of his duties. The structure of the Executive Board will be modified accordingly, enabling it to address forthcoming challenges during the course of Rheinmetall’s strategic reorientation. Following elimination of the Automotive holding and the resulting direct control […]

Mobile GBAD Capabilities for Denmark

For more than 15 years, the Danish Armed Forces have lacked a Short-Range Air Defence System (SHORAD) despite NATO prescribing these as a significant part of the required medium infantry brigade. However, Denmark will deploy these weapon systems with the newly-formed 2nd Battalion of the Artillery Regiment. According to experts, the mobility of such Ground-Based Air […]

Rescue Sleds for Arktisk Kommando

The Danish Ministry of Defence is procuring three Trailander Shuttle Rescue Sleds to be operated by the Arktisk Kommando for rescuing wounded personnel from cold, snow-covered environments. The command, led by a Major General, oversees the Faroe Islands and Greenland, with the latter mostly covered by perpetual ice. Even minor accidents at low temperatures can quickly […]

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