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A New Frigate for the Hellenic Navy

The Hellenic Navy’s (HN) new frigate will be a “high end” multipurpose/multimission frigate with advanced capabilities in anti-air, anti-submarine, and anti-ship warfare. These frigates will ensure the navy’s core, traditional war-fighting capabilities remain effective for the next 15 – 20 years. Background The Greek coastline is around 15,000km, including 227 islands. To the west, Italy, […]

Rohde & Schwarz Radios for Canada

The Canadian Department of National Defence has contracted German technology company Rhode & Schwarz to supply HF radios over the next five years. According to the company, existing radios at strategic locations of the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force will be replaced with modern radios from the SOVERON […]

NSOC 2.5 Standard A400M Accepted

According to a statement by Germany’s BAAINBw procurement agency, the European armaments agency OCCAR-EA accepted the aircraft standard “New Standard Operating Clearance 2.5” (NSOC 2.5) on behalf of the A400M programme nations. With this “Type Acceptance”, the A400M programme nations (Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Spain, Turkey and the UK) formally recognise the progress achieved in […]

DSEI 2021: THeMIS Combat UGV Unveiled

Hornet, the French developer of Remote Controlled Weapon Stations (RCWS), which is part of Arquus, and Milrem Robotics, the Estonian developer of UGVs, have jointly unveiled the new THeMIS Combat UGV at the DSEI 2021 exhibition in London. According to a statement from Arquus, the system consists of Milrem Robotics’ THeMIS UGV and the Hornet […]

DSEI 2021: Team THUNDER Launched

Hanwha Defense launched its Team THUNDER partnership at DSEI 2021 in a bid to supply the British Army with a next generation howitzer. The team includes industry from across the UK with names such as Pearson Engineering, Leonardo UK, Horstman Defence Systems and Soucy Defense. If successful, this would be the first sale of the […]


Rheinmetall has used the DSEI event in London to unveil the MISSION MASTER XT UGV combined with a fire support module featuring MBDA’s BRIMSTONE missile. According to Rheinmetall, BRIMSTONE can be used against a wide range of targets, including MBTs. The missile, which has already been introduced to the British Armed Forces, can be used […]

Hensoldt Unveils QUADOME Radar

German sensor manufacturer Hensoldt today unveiled a newly developed radar system for maritime surveillance and target acquisition at the DSEI exhibition in London. The radar, named “QUADOME”, is equipped with the latest technology. According to Hensoldt, it offers fast response and high precision at an excellent price-performance ratio. Operating in the C-band, the radar features […]

Hensoldt and L3Harris Sign Cooperation Agreement

German sensor specialist Hensoldt and L3Harris Technologies from the USA want to jointly develop new capabilities for NATO’s Alliance Future Surveillance and Control (AFSC) programme. To this end, the two companies have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to pool their expertise in the field of platform-independent mission solutions, Hensoldt writes in a statement. Under the […]

ESG and Saab to Cooperate

ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH and Saab Deutschland GmbH have signed an agreement for strategic cooperation on equipment projects and development programmes for the German Navy, according to a joint press release. Just a few days ago, Saab, as the prime contractor for the modernisation of the German F123 frigates, commissioned ESG to provide comprehensive logistics […]

Saab Training System for Poland

The Polish Ministry of Defence has awarded Saab a contract to supply live training systems for the Polish Armed Forces, the company has announced. For the equivalent of €98M, a training solution for a reinforced mechanised battalion and four centres for company-level training will be delivered and built, starting this year. Included in the contract […]

First UH-72B LAKOTA for US Army National Guard

The US Army National Guard has taken delivery of the first of 18 UH-72B LAKOTA helicopters on order, according to manufacturer Airbus Helicopters. The UH-72 is based on the widely used H145 (formerly EC145) light helicopter. Since 2006, the US Army has received 463 helicopters of the predecessor type UH-72A. The latest variant features technologies […]

Establishment of the Franco-German C-130J Squadron

With the signing of the second intergovernmental agreement on Franco-German cooperation in the field of air transport, the German and French Defence Ministers, Annegret Kramp Karrenbauer and Florence Parly, cleared the last hurdle for the official founding of a joint Franco-German squadron on 1 September 2021. As the German MoD has announced, the core of […]

Rafael Solutions at DSEI 2021

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will be participating in the DSEI Exhibition in London from 14 to 17 September 2021.  For over 70 years, the company has been a global pioneer in the field of defence research and development. Known for its wide array of groundbreaking, combat proven technologies, Rafael has transformed the approach to the […]

MSPO 2021 – The Mission Launch

MSPO will be formally opened by the President of the Republic of Poland, Mr Andrzej Duda in a ceremony in the presence of the Minister of National Defence, Mr Mariusz Błaszczak. 400 exhibitors will be present at MSPO 2021 from 27 countries including: Austria Belgium Bulgaria China The Czech Republic Denmark Finland France Spain The Netherlands Israel […]

FN Herstal Machine Guns for Norway

The Norwegian Armed Forces have placed an order with FN Herstal for new machine guns. A two-part framework contract for this was recently awarded according to a notification from the Norwegian procurement agency Forsvarsmateriell (FMA). The first contract has a duration of seven years and provides for the delivery of up to 4,000 FN MINIMI […]

Iceni Labs Signs MoU with 2DM

Iceni Labs has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singapore’s 2d Materials (2DM) that will see the companies combine their respective expertise to develop and market high-technology graphene-based products for the defence, automotive and aerospace markets in Europe, North America and the Middle East. 2DM manufacturers high-performance graphene as an industrial additive to enhance […]

Fifth MMU MRTT Delivered

The fifth A330 based Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) for NATO’s Multinational MRTT Unit (MMU) has been available for operations at its main operating base in Eindhoven since 31 August, the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has announced. The previous day, this aircraft was handed over by Airbus to the NSPA, which manages the […]

Latvia Orders 200 6×6 APCs from Patria

At the end of a nearly two-year joint development phase, Latvia has signed a framework agreement with Finnish vehicle manufacturer Patria for joint procurement management and a contract for the delivery of 200 6×6 protected crew transport vehicles, according to the company. The information states that the first vehicles will be delivered this year while […]

PrecISR Radar Enters Service

German sensor manufacturer Hensoldt is supplying its PrecISR air surveillance radar to air surveillance specialist CAE-Aviation in Luxembourg, which is installing the system under a King Air BEECHCRAFT B350. Hensoldt also announced that the end customer cannot be named. In a strategic partnership, the two companies intend to develop customer-specific capabilities, provide training, maintenance and […]

Rheinmetall Australia Develops Autonomous Firefighting Vehicle with 5G Technology

Rheinmetall Australia has developed an autonomous firefighting vehicle with 5G technology in light of the Australian Government supporting research into the application of technologies such as the 5G mobile standard and the Internet of Things. In a competitive programme, companies are expected to develop and demonstrate solutions that achieve benefits from the use of the […]

InVeris Acquires Survivr

InVeris Training Solutions has announced that it has acquired Survivr, a privately held, Dallas-based public benefit corporation devoted to public safety. With the addition of Survivr to readiness training solutions portfolio, InVeris intends to continue to build on its commitment to deliver effective, reliable, and innovative products and services for when split-second decisions matter, according […]

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