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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 […]

L3Harris Demonstrates Antenna Technology

L3Harris Technologies has successfully completed a technology demonstration, under a Defence Innovation Unit prototype contract, for the US Space Force satellite communication system to improve communications with the agency’s growing number of satellites. The company developed a Multi-Band Multi-Mission (MBMM) phased array ground antenna system and integrated it with the Space Force’s Satellite Communication Network […]

Hensoldt UK Launches SPEXER 600

Hensoldt UK has launched the SPEXER 600 multi-mission, X-Band ground based surveillance radar utilising the company’s world beating SharpEye solid state transceiver technology. Building upon the excellent pedigree of well-established Hensoldt products and technologies, SPEXER 600 complements the SPEXER family of Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radars, offering a cost effective and truly crew portable field […]

Future Target Acquisition Solution for UK

Elbit Systems UK has been awarded a contract valued at approximately US$137M (around £100M) by the Ministry of Defence to provide the British Armed Forces with the future target acquisition solution for Joint Terminal Attack Controllers and Fire Support Teams under the Dismounted Joint Fires Integrators (D-JFI) programme. The contract will be performed over a […]

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 […]


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 […]

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