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NCI Agency Awards Contract for Messaging Service

The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency has awarded a contract to Thales Norway AS, valued at 60.7m Norwegian Krone (€5.7m) to replace NATO’s current military messaging capability. NATO nations, commands and agencies use the military messaging capability to exchange formal messages in a secure way. The project includes a software application, message processing, management […]

GA-ASI for SKYBORG VANGUARD Programme

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has been selected by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Centre (AFLCMC) to support the SKYBORG VANGUARD Programme. SKYBORG will become the foundation of Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML) autonomous capabilities for a family of future USAF Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles. “GA-ASI is excited to continue working with the […]

INFODAS to Supply Cross Domain Solution for NATO JEWCS

INFODAS has been contracted by Leonardo to enable bi-directional data exchange between domains of different classification level for NATO’s Joint Electronic Warfare Core Staff (JEWCS). In 2019, Leonardo signed a contract worth approximately €180M to provide new electronic warfare training equipment for the NATO Joint Electronic Warfare Core Staff (JEWCS). Leonardo was selected in an […]



Elbit XACT Systems for the Netherlands

Elbit Systems Ltd has been awarded a contract valued at approximately US$15M from the Dutch Ministry of Defence to supply XACT nv32 micro night vision monocular systems to the Armed Forces of the Netherlands. The initial contract will be performed over a period of two-years, with the potential for additional follow-on orders over a period […]

Parrot UgCS Partnership Augments UAV Mission Planning

Parrot has announced that the ANAFI platform is now compatible with the professional Universal ground Control Software (UgCS) mission planning solution from SPH Engineering. ANAFI users now have access to the programme’s vast range of tools to enhance professional drone operations and streamline land surveying and mapping processes. UgCS is a tool for enhanced UAV […]

Elbit Systems Netherlands Contract

Elbit Systems Ltd. has been awarded a follow-on contract from the Dutch Ministry of Defence to supply the Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA) with additional digital soldier and vehicular systems. This expands the soldier modernisation programme of the RNLA with the contract being performed over a three-year period; valued at approximately US$50M. Under its terms, Elbit Systems will […]



L3 Harris Radios for the US Army

L3Harris Technologies has received a US$57M competitive award for its Falcon IV® AN/PRC-163 two-channel handheld radios, along with related equipment and services, as part of the US Army’s two-channel Leader radio IDIQ contract. Delivery is expected to begin in early 2021. The versatile AN/PRC-163 enables warfighters to share information up and down the chain of […]

NATO to Upgrade Command and Control

The NATO Communications and Information Agency intends to procure radio and communication equipment to modernise 13 sites in three NATO nations under a contract estimated at €30M. The equipment will upgrade NATO’s Ship-Shore-Ship-Buffer capability, a system that supports the exchange of tactical information between Naval Forces, ground Command & Control systems and NATO Airborne Early […]

Elbit to Supply E-LynX to the Spanish Army

Elbit Systems Ltd. has been awarded a contract to supply the E-LynXTM Software Defined Radio (“SDR”) solution to the Spanish Army for use at combat battalion level. This is the first step in the Spanish combat radio network modernisation programme. The solution comprises hundreds of handheld E-LynX SDR systems for dismounted soldiers and vehicular systems that […]



LYNCEA DEFEND to Protect Surface ShipsN

NEXEYA France has created an integrated 360° multi-domain self-defence Command and Control (C2) system that includes a range of on-board sensors to detect and protect against threats from above and under water in addition to those on land. The LYNCEA DEFEND C2 system has been developed with the goal of supporting the vessel’s crew with […]

Viasat & AeroVironment to Enhance US Army UAS Communications

Viasat Inc. and AeroVironment, Inc. have announced they will collaborate on a contract awarded under the US Army Reconfigurable Communications for Small Unmanned Systems (RCSUS) initiative. This will provide US military customers flying small UAS platforms with the ability to deploy a robust, on-demand, highly-secure communications network that will address the growing electronic warfare capabilities of peer […]

ST Engineering Antycip Equips TIGER Attack Helicopter Simulators

ST Engineering Antycip (formerly Antycip Simulation) has recently been commissioned to upgrade the projection system for two TIGER attack helicopter simulators located at a Military technical centre in Europe. The project, which has been two years in the making, concluded with a few final tweaks of the system in June of this year. STE Antycip’s team designed […]



Device-ALab IrLugX1M3TM Camera Core Launched

Device-ALab, a Europe-based specialist in high-quality infrared cores, are pleased to introduce IrlugX1M3TM, a SXGA uncooled LWIR camera core. This camera is part of the 12μm IrLugXTM family, which uses shutterless technology. Device-ALab is one of the first companies in the world to embed the new Lynred SXGA 12μm sensor ATTO1280 in one of its camera […]

GA-ASI Looks for ROK Opportunities

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), the world leader in Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), wants to build on its industrial collaboration efforts in the Republic of Korea (ROK). GA-ASI has been active in exploring supply chain and research opportunities in the ROK since 2017, with collaborative Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with Huneed Technologies Co. […]

U.S Allied Nation to get AeroVironment PUMA

AeroVironment has secured a US$8.3m firm-fixed-price U.S. Department of Defense Foreign Military Sales contract for Puma™ 3 AE tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), training and support to an allied nation, with delivery anticipated by March 2021. “The United States Department of Defense and the defense forces of 50 allied nations around the world rely on AeroVironment’s […]



Hensoldt Xpeller for Brazil

Brazil has ordered two Xpeller systems from Hensoldt to counter the increasing threat posed by drones to the civilian population and armed forces. The order, which is part of a framework contract, is worth more than €1m. Following a drone defence symposium, Hensoldt demonstrated the capabilities of the modular Xpeller system in live demonstrations with […]

SPIKE Team Trainer for Latvia

The Latvian National Armed Forces have completed the installation of a new state-of-the-art Team Trainer for SPIKE Missiles. The new system will train Latvian forces to use Rafael Advanced Defense System’s SPIKE LR2 and SR missiles, procured from EuroSpike (a joint venture between Rafael, Diehl Defence, and Rheinmetall Electronics). The SPIKE Team Trainer (STT) was installed at the […]

Bittium Tactical Power Pack Launched

Bittium has launched the Bittium Tactical Power Pack™ for portable tactical communication devices. Applications include the Bittium Tough SDR Handheld™ radio and Bittium Tough Comnode™ device, but it can also be easily used with normal tablets and smartphones through USB connection. The Tactical Power Pack enables uninterrupted field use for the devices. The Bittium Tactical […]



Indra Tests AI Systems for Spanish Navy Vessel Maintenance

Indra and the Spanish Navy have successfully tested Artificial Intelligence (AI) based systems for vessel maintenance to predict malfunctions and improve the maintenance and availability of the service’s fleet. This type of intelligence differs from the supervised variety in that, instead of learning the procedure that should be followed to solve a given problem, the machine […]

THeMIS for the Estonia & Netherlands

The Estonian Defence Investment Centre will procure seven Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System (THeMIS) Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), four of which will be delivered to the Netherlands and three to Estonia. The latter’s order will be fulfilled in October 2020 though the Netherlands will not receive its UGVs for several months. THeMIS is a modular UGV […]

SightX to Advance AI Expertise

Rafael and Anyvision have established SightX, a new company for the development of advanced detection and tracking technologies. This will involve integrating artificial intelligence capabilities that will be adapted to military uses, including existing Rafael systems. SightX will be based on the infrastructure of the military department of Anyvision, one of the world’s leading companies […]




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