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Challenging Times for the French Defence Industry

France has long recognised the importance of a highly capable national defence industry as it provides France with ‘strategic autonomy’, meaning that it can meet a substantial part of its own defence needs without dependence upon external suppliers. This also provides a positive economic impact through expenditure in the domestic economy. The fact that aerospace and defence […]

Beretta to Acquire RUAG Ammotee

RUAG International has concluded an agreement on the sale of its Ammotec business unit to the Beretta Holding, RUAG writes in a press release. As envisaged by the Swiss Federal Council, the Ammotec division will be divested – with site assurance for Thun and transfer of all employees. The closing of the transaction is subject […]

Assault Rifles for the Bundeswehr – C.G. Haenel Continues to Fight for the Tender

Based in Suhl in the German state of Thuringia, small-arms manufacturer C.G. Haenel still thinks it has a good chance that the MK556 will be the Bundeswehr’s future assault rifle. The company is still fighting for the contract, which was withdrawn from the company after it was awarded last September. Three lawsuits are currently pending […]

New Danish Defence Industry Strategy

The Danish Government has launched a new 27 page strategy for the country’s defence industry including a four page initiative catalogue. This replaces a strategy paper from 1 July 2014. With the strategy, the Government sets the framework for a completely new and strengthened approach to future cooperation with the defence industry on defence and […]

BIRD Aerosystems to Open New Office

Israeli developer of Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) and Airborne Surveillance, Information, and Observation (ASIO) solutions BIRD Aerosystems is to open an office in  Buenos Aires, Argentina. This forms part of the expansion of its activities in the Latin American market, the company said in a statement. The company already has offices across the world, […]

Type 31 WSCDR Completed

Babcock’s Team 31 has successfully completed its Whole Ship Critical Design Review (WSCDR), a key indicator of the compliance, maturity and engineering risk in proceeding into production as the 3D CAD model is maturing. The WSCDR was held virtually over a period of ten days and comprised of a large number of specific reviews to […]

20 Years of Embraer’s Engineering Specialisation Programme

One of the longest-lived programmes for intellectual and technological development in Brazil, the Embraer Engineering Specialisation Programme, has reached its 20th anniversary. Conceived from a strategic vision to accelerate the learning process for recently graduated professionals in various areas of engineering to work in aeronautical technologies, the programme combines a professional master’s degree from Brazil’s […]

Rocket Launcher Production Deal

The EXCALIBUR ARMY company has signed an agreement with Indonesian firm PT REPUBLIK DEFENSINDO on the production, which will begin this year, of the Czech RM-70 VAMPIRE rocket launchers in Indonesia. The project represents a continuation of the cooperation between the companies and follows up on the supply of RM-70 VAMPIRE rocket launchers for the […]

EDGE Group Signs Tri-Party Agreement

EDGE Group has signed a tri-party strategic cooperation agreement with Ukrainian state-owned defence conglomerate UkrOboronProm, and Ukrspecexport, a Ukrainian state-owned arms trading company. The agreement will enable the three entities to exchange and develop advanced technologies that could lead to over US$1Bn worth of investments. His Excellency Faisal Al Bannai, CEO and Managing Director of […]

ADSB Launches Patrol Boats at NAVDEX

ADSB, the regional leader in build, repair, maintenance, refit and conversion of naval and commercial vessels, has unveiled 16m and 12m Fast Patrol Boats (FPB) which were both fully designed and built in the UAE by ADSB. They were launched on the first day of NAVDEX 2021 which takes place alongside IDEX at Abu Dhabi […]

Tawazun & MBDA Sign Cooperation Agreement

Tawazun and MBDA have signed a head of terms agreement with the intent to cooperate in the field of smart guided weapon systems. Matar Ali Romaithi, Chief Officer of the Economic Development Unit at Tawazun and Florent Duleux, Group Export Sales Director at MBDA, signed the document during this year’s IDEX exhibition. This was done […]

Expal Systems at IDEX 2021

EXPAL Systems is exhibiting at IDEX 2021 with its latest developments and technologies to enhance operational capabilities of Air, Land and Sea armed forces. One of the key user-tailoured solutions developed by EXPAL in the last year is its new state-of-the-art mortar system. Named Dual-EIMOS, this 81mm on-board mortar on a 4×4 light tactical vehicle can […]

KALYANI 4×4 to be Built in India

Global Aerospace and Technology company Paramount Group and India based Engineering & Technology conglomerate Bharat Forge Limited have announced a venture that will see them join technologies, capabilities and expertise to manufacture armoured vehicles in India. An agreement to this effect was signed by both companies during the IDEX 2021 expo. The KALYANI M4 is […]

Cerbair Counter UAV Solutions

Since 2015, CERBAIR (BOOTH 07-A05) has based all its detection solutions on the analysis of the radiofrequency spectrum. Called HYDRA, it is a direction finding system with sensors that scan the electromagnetic spectrum for frequencies used by the communication protocols of commercial drones. As soon as a signal is intercepted, HYDRA characterises it through comparison […]

Al-Jasoor to Work on RABDAN HELWS Integration

AL JASOOR, the exclusive supplier of the RABDAN 8×8 IFV, has announced its collaboration with Raytheon Emirates and Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RI&S) to embed a High-Energy Laser Weapon System (HELWS) onto the RABDAN. EARTH, a leading facilitator of state-of-the-art R&D, engineering, and technology integration (a sister entity of AL JASOOR within EDGE) is responsible […]

Paramount Group Launches N-RAVEN

Paramount Advanced Technologies (PAT), subsidiary to Paramount Group, has announced the launch of its long-range, precision strike and cost-effective swarming UAV system, N-RAVEN, at IDEX 2021. The aim is to bolster tactical situational awareness and precision strike capabilities while minimising personnel risk and collateral damage. The N-RAVEN family has been designed for technology transfer and portable […]

Mercedes-Benz at IDEX 2021

There will be selected examples from the broad Mercedes-Benz Arocs, Zetros and Unimog logistics vehicle portfolios, as well as Sprinter and G-Class models, at IDEX 2021. The vehicles, together with their various bodies and conversions, show configurations suited to the requirements of customers from different public authorities and security organisations.

Iveco Defence Vehicles at IDEX 2021

IDEX 2021 gives Iveco Defence Vehicles the chance to display its newest developments and to highlight its latest commercial successes to customers and visitors. Medium Tactical Vehicle Iveco Defence Vehicles benefits from a consolidated experience in the domain of multirole protected vehicles. With the best selling Light Multirole Vehicle (LMV 1), adopted by 14 Countries, […]

aunav.NEO Presented at IDEX 2021

Aunav will present their latest explosive ordnance disposal robot, the aunav.NEO, at IDEX 2021. This is a solution unique on the market with its variable geometry, allowing the robot to rapidly increase or decrease its width during a mission to adapt to whichever situation it is presented. This exceptional technology enables the system to operate in tight spaces such […]

Indonesia at IDEX 2021

The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Indonesia will be exhibiting at the Indonesia Pavilion during IDEX 2021 in Abu Dhabi from 21-25 February 202. By attending this grand exhibition, you could establish contact in order to explore common interest which can be followed up and discussed in a special meeting during the exhibition period. […]

NIMR Exhibits at IDEX 2021

NIMR is set to unveil the second-generation of its AJBAN 4×4 and HAFEET 6×6 platforms at IDEX 2021. With these launches, the company continues to push the boundaries in terms of technical excellence, dynamic performance, and modular structural design. Featuring advanced blast mitigation and ballistic protection, the new platforms provide high levels of protection in the […]

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