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Inmarsat Unveils ORCHESTRA

Inmarsat has unveiled plans for ORCHESTRA, a future communication network. According to the company, Inmarsat ORCHESTRA will bring together existing geosynchronous (GEO) satellites with low earth orbit satellites (LEO) and terrestrial 5G into an integrated, high-performance solution. Whether for a ship in a crowded port, an aircraft preparing to land at LAX, or a defence […]

Ludwig Decamps Becomes NCI General Manager

Ludwig Decamps has been appointed General Manager of the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) effective from 1 July 2021. He succeeded Kevin J. Scheid, who left after a four-year term. Decamps joined the agency on 1 March 2017 as Director Demand Management and became full-time Chief Operating Officer (COO) on 15 February 2018. […]

New Israeli OT Consortium Formed

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd has signed an initiative with leading Israeli cyber solutions partners to establish an Israeli Operational Technologies Cyber Consortium. The initiative is in cooperation with the Israel National Cyber Directorate and the company made the announcement at GISEC Global 2021 Cyber Security Expo in Dubai. The new consortium will provide end-to-end, cyber Operational Technology (OT) solutions, working […]

MWTSS Passes Acceptance Testing

InVeris Training Solutions has announced that it has successfully passed on-site acceptance testing for 14 Mobile Weapon Training Simulation Systems (MWTSS) and an additional 73 EF88 weapon simulators for the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The MWTSS has the same capability as the fixed WTSS but in a single (4.2m x 2.4m) screen mobile configuration that will […]

Commtact Ltd. Tests Datalinks

Commtact Ltd. has announced in a press release that its EMDLS datalink radio units have recently undergone harsh testing cycles administered for the US Army as per known MIL-810 and MIL-461 standards. The EMDLS datalink radios are designed and developed specifically for small-mid platforms such as drones and V-TOLs. The EMDLS BAT is IP67 certified and exceled […]

New Body Cams for French Police

The French police are to be equipped with 30,000 body cams from July 2021. The aim is to promote trust in police work through transparency and to increase the safety of police officers. With a contract value of €15M, the project is one of the largest bodycam projects in the world, contractor Motorola Solutions announced.  […]

TESAT Technology Chosen for Key Programme

Manufacturer with long-term heritage in laser communication selected for US governmental programme.

Terma Opens Office in Indonesia

Terma has established itself in Indonesia with the opening of PT Terma Technologies Indonesia.  The expansion emphasises the company’s focus on the country, where it will pursue business opportunities within the aerospace, defence and security sector. The new office represents the third expansion in the Asia-Pacific region after the establishment of Terma Singapore in 2007 […]

Safran Antenna for Contec

Safran Data Systems has signed a contract with Contec to supply LEGION 400 antennas. This provides a state-of-the-art ground infrastructure for the high end of the Ground Segment-as-a-Service (GSaaS) market, while keeping user costs affordable. “With this initial contract, Contec will be able to quickly provide global services,” said Dr. Sunghee Lee, Chief Executive Officer of Contec. […]

Airbus Wins Key SYRACUSE IV Contract

Within the SYRACUSE IV programme, Airbus has been awarded a 10-year framework agreement called COPERNICUS for the construction and upgrading of part of the ground segment for the telecommunications satellites used by the French Armed Forces. As part of COPERNICUS, the DGA has placed an initial order worth more than €100M. This first order specifically […]

AeroVironment Acquires Progeny Systems Corporation’s ISG

AeroVironment, Inc. has acquired Progeny Systems Corporation’s Intelligent Systems Group (ISG), a leader in the development of AI enabled computer vision, machine learning and perceptive autonomy technologies and provider of related services to US government customers. The acquisition will significantly accelerate AeroVironment’s development of advanced autonomy capabilities for the company’s growing portfolio of intelligent, multi-domain robotic […]

EPI to Supply MBZ-SAT

EPI, the precision engineering backbone of the UAE’s aerospace and defence industry, is joining forces with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), home to the UAE National Space Programme, to manufacture key components for its new satellite project MBZ-SAT. The six month long project will see EPI producing 147 machined parts for MBRSC in […]

1Command Suite Launched

Ventura Defense and Hexagon’s Geospatial division have announced their partnership and the launch of Ventura Defense’s new 1Command suite IDEX. 1Command is a suite of tactical-level Command and Control (C2) systems designed for the connected battlefield environment. This includes: 1C-FCS, an open battle management system for managing military units at tactical levels 1C-ACS, a system […]

ATLAS Telecom & Plextek Prepare Next-Generation UAE Coastal Protection Solution

ATLAS Telecom and Plextek have announced a strategic partnership on the next generation E-Passport programme to deliver a highly innovative marine tracker solution serving the evolving needs of the Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority (CICPA). ATLAS Telecom has recently awarded Plextek an initial £4.4M contract for the programme’s first phase. CICPA’s vital role in […]

SitaWare FRONTLINE 3.0

The German Armed Forces introduced the SitaWare FRONTLINE Battle Management System in 2019 as the backbone of digitalisation. Now, manufacturer Systematic has presented the new SitaWare FRONTLINE 3.0 version. This features a new, self-contained map engine that supports multiple map types in 2D and 3D formats. Terrain analysis tools include the ability to display area-of-sight […]

NCI Agency Awards FIREFLY Contract

The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency has awarded the FIREFLY contract to Thales Six-GTS France. This is valued at €42M for Deployable Communications and Information Systems. The system will support the NATO Response Force’s (NRF) communication needs when deployed. This includes the need to communicate with headquarters of NATO’s operational commands. The project will […]

Rheinmetall Canada to Maintain PSS

The Canadian government has awarded Rheinmetall Canada a sustainment contract for the Persistent Surveillance System (PSS). This runs for one year, with the potential for additional annual extensions. In its capacity as prime contractor, Rheinmetall Canada Inc will provide repair and overhaul services for the eight PSS units currently used by the Canadian Armed Forces. The […]

Viasat Increases NDI Production Capacity

Viasat has increased its production run rates to over 200 Non-Developmental Item (NDI) Link 16 Next-Generation Tactical Data Link radios per month to meet current interest and pending orders from US and international defence customers. Specifically, Viasat is seeing a surge of interest in its Battlefield Awareness Targeting System-Embedded (BATS-E) Link 16 radios, which provide network […]


Sensor specialist HENSOLDT has acquired Austrian company SAIL LABS, a leading provider of AI-based Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) solutions. With this step, HENSOLDT completes its sensor portfolio with intelligent solutions for the digital space, taking a further step towards becoming one of the leading data analysis houses in the security and defence sector in Germany. […]

iXblue Technology for JAN MAYEN Class

Vard Group A/S has selected iXblue technology to provide navigation capabilities to the Norwegian Coast Guard’s new P6615 JAN MAYEN class vessels. The new series of vessels is expected to be delivered in 2022 -2024 and will thus be equipped with: Marins Series Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) Quadrans Gyrocompasses Netans Navigation Data Distribution and Computation […]

FLIR Wins Contract from US CBP

FLIR has received awards from the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to deliver improved air and ground surveillance capabilities using advanced thermal imaging and drone technology. All awards are potentially worth more than US$23M, including: delivery of the next-generation FLIR Lightweight Vehicle Surveillance System (LVSS™) for CBP’s Mobile Surveillance Capability (MSC) programme delivery of […]

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