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Elbit SEAGULL for Asia-Pacific Navy

Elbit Systems Ltd. has been awarded a contract to supply SEAGULL™ Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV) to the Navy of a country in Asia-Pacific. The contract will be performed over a 17-month period. Under the contract, Elbit Systems will provide SEAGULL USVs that are specifically configured to perform Mine Counter Measures (MCM) missions while facilitating the […]

Kratos Customer Orders Extra Drones

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc has received an additional order from a long-term international customer for 20 high-performance jet drones and support equipment to satisfy their continuing current and future missions and operations. Steve Fendley, President of Kratos’ Unmanned Systems Division, said, “Over the last three years, in anticipation of future drone orders, Kratos […]

CAE Simulators for Franco-German C-130J Squadron

The Franco-German transport squadron established for the joint operation of C130-J transport aircraft in Évreux-Fauville, France will receive simulators from CAE in order to train flight crews and loaders. In early January 2021, CAE reported that the prime contractor for the C-130J, Lockheed Martin, had awarded the Canadian company a contract to design, develop and […]

HELIOS to be Fitted to US Destroyer

The US Navy (USN) will field a High Energy Laser with Integrated Optical-dazzler and Surveillance (HELIOS) on a destroyer for the first time later this year. The USS PREBLE will be the first to be equipped with HELIOS, which will function as a close-in weapon to defend against enemy cruise missiles. The 60-kilowatt HELIOS is much […]


Escribano Mechanicals & Engineering (EM&E) is expanding their catalogue of Remote Weapon Stations (RWS) by announcing their newest development, the GUARDIAN Lightweight High Impact Turret (L-HIT). Based on the well-known RWS GUARDIAN 2.0, which integrates 5.56mm, 7.62mm and 12.7 mm weapons, as well as a grenade launcher MK19, this new development integrates a 30 mm […]

Patria NEMO 120mm Mortar Upgrade

Patria has finalised the qualification of the fire-on-the-move capability for land-based systems undertaking direct and indirect fire missions. This allows troops to move constantly during the fire mission, meaning they do not form a clear target for counter-battery fire. With the fire-on-the-move capability, locating a target, aiming and opening the fire is faster and more […]

Saab Signs MuMNS Contract

Saab has received the first order from prime contractor Thales, acting as System Integrator of the end to end solution, for the Multi-Shot Mine Neutralisation System (MuMNS). The order value is approximately 300 MSEK and deliveries of the first systems will take place in 2022. The order received from Thales is part of the Franco-British […]

Rheinmetall & IAI to Provide Hungarian Radar

The Hungarian Armed Forces have ordered advanced radar systems from Rheinmetall which, together with partner Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), will supply radar systems designed for various missions. Shipment of the systems will begin at the end of 2022 and run through to the end of 2027. In its capacity as general contractor, Rheinmetall Canada will […]


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 […]


The MRSAM, an advanced path breaking air and missile defence system that provides ultimate protection against a variety of aerial platforms, has been successfully tested. MRSAM is used by the Indian Air Force, Indian Navy and Israeli Defence Forces. The system includes an Advanced Phased Array Radar, Command and Control, Mobile Launchers and interceptors with advanced […]

GA-ASI Demonstrates BLOS Command & Control with MQ-9

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has completed the first Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) High Frequency (HF) Command and Control (C2) demonstration for an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). The HF C2 capability does not require a Satellite Communications (SATCOM) link and is capable of providing BLOS connectivity up to 8,000 miles, depending on transmit […]


With the delivery of the last TROPHY Active Protection System (APS) at the end of 2020, the equipment for four Armoured Brigade Combat Teams (ABCT) of the US Army and the US Marine Corps has been completed. In 2018, the US Army ordered the TROPHY APS from Leonardo DRS and Rafael for a total of […]

Netherlands Orders Avon Protection FM50

Avon Protection is pleased to announce that they have received an order from The Netherlands for FM50 masks and FM61EU filters under a NATO Support & Procurement Agency (NSPA) contract. The country joins Norway, Belgium and Finland in purchasing the FM50 to protect their militaries. Developed in conjunction with the United States Department of Defence […]

Teledyne to Acquire FLIR Systems

Teledyne Technologies Incorporated and FLIR Systems, Inc. have entered into a definitive agreement under which Teledyne will acquire FLIR in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately US$8Bn. Under the terms of the agreement, FLIR stockholders will receive US$28.00 in cash and 0.0718 shares of Teledyne common stock for each FLIR share, which implies a […]

Peli Products Supporting COVID-19 Vaccine Cold Chain Shipments from Discovery to Distribution

The time has come for pandemic recovery and Peli are proud to be a small part of this effort. COVID-19 vaccines and therapies are rapidly becoming available for use and they must be safely distributed worldwide, within their required temperature range. Peli’s BioThermal division is providing temperature controlled packaging to meet this critical moment, protecting […]

Northrop Grumman BUSHMASTER for STRYKERS

Northrop Grumman has recently been awarded a contract from the US Army for XM813 BUSHMASTER Chain Guns® as part of the STRYKER Medium Caliber Weapon System 30mm Lethality Upgrade programme. The base contract and first delivery order calls for 95 chain guns with initial deliveries beginning in early 2022. “We are committed to ensuring our […]

First Two M-345 Jet Trainers Delivered

Leonardo has delivered the first two M-345 jet trainer aircraft to the Italian Air Force, which to-date has ordered 18 units from a total requirement for up to 45 aircraft. The new type, designated T-345A by the service, will gradually replace the 137 MB-339s which have been in use since 1982. Marco Zoff, Leonardo Aircraft […]

Collins Aerospace Completes Modernisation of E-6B Block I Aircraft

Collins Aerospace Systems has successfully completed modernising the E-6B Block I aircraft fleet, part of the Navy’s Airborne Command Post and Take Charge and Move Out (ABNCP/TACAMO) Weapon System missions. The upgraded aircraft features a new command and control battlestaff, communications central control, multi-enclave voice/data/video distribution system and an Internet Protocol Bandwidth Expansion (IPBE) digital […]

Diehl to Deliver Ammunition for F125 Frigate

The signing of a basic agreement for production and delivery of 127 mm practice ammunition for the BADEN-WURTTENMBERG (F125) class frigate allows Diehl to introduce a new type of naval ammunition to the market. Additionally, the ammunition family comprises High-Explosive (HE) and Illuminating (ILL) projectiles including appropriate propellant charges. The delivery of the practice ammunition pilot […]

Elbit Systems Reorganises Operations

Elbit Systems will reorganise certain business activities to strengthen synergies, a process which will be completed in 2021. Precision Guided Munition (PGM) activities will be integrated into the strong PGM portfolio of Elbit Systems’ Land Division. The activity of Unmanned Aircraft Systems will be integrated under Elbit Systems Aerospace Division recognising synergies across the military […]

Saab to Update Swedish Radar Systems

Saab has received an order to deliver an integrated ground based air defence solution to Sweden, valued at approximately 2.1Bn SEK. The contract is for the period 2020-25 and includes a number of Saab’s GIRAFFE 4A multifunctional radars and upgrades of the Swedish Armed Forces’ existing GIRAFEE AMB surface radars. Saab will also update existing, […]

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