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Europe’s First 5G Testbed for Defence to Receive new 5G Networks

Europe’s first 5G defence testbed, based in Ādaži, Latvia has been supplemented by two 5G networks built by Nokia and Ericsson in order to test defence innovations on a variety of networks. The employment of two additional standalone 5G networks is further step to improving the testbed as it allows for centralised testing, checking compatibility […]

Safran’s Euroflir 610 Optronic Observation System Selected for Eurodrone

On 29 November 2022, Safran Electronics & Defense announced that they had signed a contract with Leonardo to supply the Euroflir 610 optronic sight for the Eurodrone medium-altitude long endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) programme. The start of manufacturing for the first Eurodrone prototype equipped with the Euroflir 610 is planned for 2024. The […]

Saab Signs Contract for Two Signal Intelligence Ships for Poland

On 25 November 2022, Saab announced that it had signed a contract with the Polish State Treasury Armament Agency for design, production and support of two Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) ships for the Polish Navy. The order is valued at EUR 620 M, with deliveries scheduled for 2027. Saab stated that the contract is subject to […]

EU Moves to Establish a Common Cybersecurity Framework

On Friday 18 November 2022, the European Committee of Permanent Representatives adopted a regulation to strengthen cybersecurity within EU institutions, bodies and agencies. It includes four measures: Strengthening the mandate and funding of the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-EU). Establishing a cross-institutional cybersecurity council to implement the new regulation Improving the exchange of information with […]

Elbit Systems Completes Delivery of Command Staff Trainer to the Royal Netherlands Army

On 16 November 2022, Elbit Systems announced that they had completed delivery of the Command and Staff Trainer system to the Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA) Land Training Centre in Amersfoort, where the system is due to be operational. The Command and Staff Trainer system is based on Elbit’s OneSim simulation software, and enables high-fidelity, multi-domain […]

Elettronica to Provide Naval Radar Electronic Counter-Measures system for Indonesian OPV Programme

On 10 November 2022, Elettronica, an Italian company specialising in electronic warfare, announced that they had signed a contract to supply its Naval Radar Electronic Counter-Measures (RECM) jamming systems for the Indonesian Navy. The Elettronica RECM is due to be fitted to two Indonesian Navy 90 m Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) currently under construction at […]

IBCS Ready for Fielding Following the Completion of Trials

On 8 November 2022, Northrop Grumman announced that their Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS) command and control (C2) system was ready to be fielded, having completed its Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) phase. This marks the final step before the US Army can take the decision to move the programme from low-rate initial production (LRIP) […]

DragonFire Laser Undergoes First High-Power Firing Test

On 8 November 2022, MBDA announce that the DragonFire consortium (consisting of MBDA, Leonardo, and Qinetiq) had conducted their first high power static firing of the DragonFire High-Energy Laser (HEL) at the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory’s (Dstl) Porton Down test range on 17 October 2022. The test involved generating a beam with a […]

Embraer to Cooperate with South Korea’s Aerospace Industry

Embraer has signed several memoranda of understanding with South Korean aerospace companies, including ASTG (Aerospace Technology of Global [sic]), EMK (EM Korea Co.) and Kencoa Aerospace to strengthen cooperation with Korean defence companies in the supply of parts for their C-390 MILLENNIUM transport aircraft. The aircraft is a participant in Korea’s Large Transport Aircraft (LTA) […]

Finland Awards Elbit Systems a Contract to Supply Radio Communications Systems

On 31 October 2022, Elbit Systems announced that they had been awarded a contract by the Finnish Ministry of Defence to supply radio communications systems to the Finnish Army. The contract was valued at approximately USD 25 million, and is due to be completed by late-2024. Under the contract, Elbit Systems will supply advanced secured […]

Safran Launches Optronic System for Surface Vessels

Drawing on feedback from users in remote theatres of operations, Safran Electronics & Defense is launching VIGY 4, a new optronic sight for surface vessels. This sight is the latest addition to the company’s family of naval optronic systems. VIGY 4 is a compact gyrostabilised multi-sensor observation system with a SWIR (shortwave infrared) channel, which […]

Comprehensive Solution for Electronic Warfare

At Euronaval 2022, Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) has unveiled a new marine electronic support (ES) solution for naval vessels conducting electronic warfare (EW). By combining specialised antennas for receiving electronic signals across the entire spectrum in an integrated antenna mast, the new solution allows for an automated approach to processing radar and communications signals for […]

Ground-Based Hypersonic Weapons

The two defining attributes of hypersonic weapons are flight speeds of at least Mach 5 (circa 6,000 kph), and in-flight maneuverability. These attributes make hypersonic weapons more difficult to detect and intercept than either conventional cruise missiles which are highly maneuverable but fly at subsonic speeds or ballistic weapons which achieve hypersonic reentry speeds but […]

Airbus to Supply Dutch and Czech Communications

Airbus has signed contracts with the Ministries of Defence of the Czech Republic and the Netherlands to provide satellite communications for a 15-year period. The Armed Forces of the Czech Republic and The Netherlands will respectively utilise two and three channels of the Airbus Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) military communications payload hosted on-board the EUTELSAT 36D […]

INVISIO Receives US Contract

INVISIO announced yesterday that it had received an order worth SEK 40 million (€3.8 million) for communication and hearing protection systems from the US Department of Defense (DoD). Deliveries are due to be completed in 2022. MC

DRONEGUARD COMJAM for Asian Customer

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has announced that they have been awarded a contract to supply several dozen mobile configuration DRONEGUARD COMJAM systems to an undisclosed customer in Asia. The DRONEGUARD COMJAM system is a Counter-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (C-UAV) detection and jamming system. The system consists of two primary operating components, omnidirectional and directional radio frequency […]

MES Part of Team OST

MES Training and Simulation is part of the team that has been awarded a US$950,000,000 ceiling indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the maturation, demonstration and proliferation of capability across platforms and domains, leveraging open systems design, modern software and algorithm development to enable Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2), the company writes in a press release. […]

Motorola Solutions Acquire Barrett Communications

Motorola Solutions has announced their acquisition of Barrett Communications, a radio communications provider which primarily develops HF and VHF radio systems for customers in the civil security, border protection and coast guard industries. According to Motorola Solutions, the acquisition expands its portfolio and extends its reach into international markets. GWH

Project THESEUS 2.2 to Use AI Powered System

Rheinmetall has secured a contract with the UK MoD’s Project THESEUS 2.2, an initiative to automate supply delivery to soldiers in hostile environments, the company writes in a press release. First systems have already been delivered. Rheinmetall Canada is working with PolarisGovernment and Defense to augment the Polaris MRZR D4 tactical vehicle with the Rheinmetall […]

Milrem Robotics Deliver First THeMIS UGV to Spain

Milrem Robotics has delivered the first THeMIS Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) to the Spanish Ministry of Defence. The Ministry’s Directorate of Armament and Material awarded the contract for one THeMIS UGV to A.Paukner, S.A., Milrem Robotics’ representative in Spain. The THeMIS was acquired under the framework of the SCORPION programme launched in early 2021 to evaluate the capabilities of […]

Hensoldt to Deliver IFF Products to Elta

Hensoldt will deliver its latest-technology Identification-Friend-or-Foe (IFF) products to Elta Systems, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). Elta awarded Hensoldt several contracts worth approximately €10M to deliver a number of MSSR 2000 ID and MSR1000I secondary radars including test equipment, Hensoldt writes in a press release. The IFF systems work according to the latest […]

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