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SPIKE SR Offered to Poland

Arie Egozi Israeli company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. and Poland’s Mesko, a PGZ company, have agreed to co-produce the shoulder-launched SPIKE SR (Short-Range) Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM), as part of Poland’s Pustelnik Programme. Led by the Polish MOD Armament Inspectorate, this is aimed at choosing an anti-tank weapon for Poland’s Territorial Defence Forces (WOT). The SPIKE SR is an advanced Fire & Forget […]

COHEMO to Maintain Spanish LEOPARD 2Es

Jack Richardson COHEMO, a Madrid-based company, is to maintain the Spanish Army’s LEOPARD 2E (Leopard 2 A6E) tanks until 2021, with the agreement including the revision and repair of the stabilisation system in addition to the electronic equipment among others. This contract was assigned by the Army’s Logistic Support Command (MALE), which received several offers including […]

U.S Approves MK 54 Torpedo Sale to Germany & Belgium

J C Menon The U.S has approved the sale of 93 MK 54 All Up Round Lightweight Torpedoes (LWT) to two European nations at a total cost of US$163.3m. While the State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Germany of 64 MK 54 torpedoes, 10 MK 54 Conversion Kits and […]

Australian Win for Rohde & Schwarz

Jack Richardson Rohde & Schwarz (Australia) has signed a contract with BAE Systems to provide software defined radios, back up communications systems and monitoring for Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Air Traffic Control (ATC). This contract forms part of Project AIR 5431 Phase 3, which will see the current fixed military air traffic management and control systems at […]

CAE Medallion MR e-Series for Qatar TYPHOON Simulators

J C Menon BAE Systems has selected the CAE Medallion MR e-Series visual system for the EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON full-mission simulators that will be supplied to the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF). BAE Systems is the prime contractor responsible for providing 24 EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON aircraft along with in-service support and training package to the QEAF. The £5.1bn contract became […]

EDIPD Success for GMV

Jack Richardson Technology multinational GMV will be taking part in four of the sixteen projects within the first European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP) call, a two-year programme to boost the EU’s defence competitiveness and build its strategic autonomy. Specialisation The four projects account for €155m, over 50 per cent of the total budget of […]

KAI to Unveil first KF-X Prototype in April 2021

J C Menon Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has unveiled an image of the fuselage of the first Korean Fighter eXperimental (KF-X) multirole fighter, prior to rolling out the first prototype in April 2021. “After the first prototype, the remaining five prototypes will come out one after another within the same year,”  an official at KAI […]

Thales Contract for Australian Manufacturing

Jack Richardson Thales and the Australian Government have signed a decade long contract worth more than AUS$1bn to ensure the manufacture and supply of strategic munitions to the Australian Defence Force (ADF). This contract demonstrates that Australia’s sovereign defence industry is vital to delivering a capability advantage to the ADF and this partnership reinforces the Government’s commitment […]

UMS SKELDAR Contract from ECA Group

J C Menon ECA Group, which equips over 30 navies worldwide with its robotic solutions, has awarded UMS SKELDAR a contract to supply 12 SKELDAR V-200 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for mine detection activities with the Belgian and Royal Netherlands Navies. Working across 12 new generation ships, six each for the two Navies, this contract is […]

Project LynkEUs for Anti-Tank Defence

Gerhard Heiming The LynkEUs project, a preliminary operational concept for a European Beyond Line Of Sight (BLOS) capability is to be defined and demonstrated in a firing campaign. For this purpose, a missile system is to be integrated into a land platform with a turret, which is supplied with target data from an unmanned aircraft […]

JGSDF Type 20 Rifle Displayed

Shinichi Kiyotani On 18th May, the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF) showed the new Type 20 5.56mm Rifle and Pistol SFP9 to the media at Ministry of Defence (MoD). Type 20 Rifle is the replacement to the current Type 89 Rifle and was developed as a private venture of Howa Machinery, Ltd. It is more compact […]

IAI to Collaborate with the United Arab Emirates on COVID-19 Research

Jack Richardson Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has entered into a historic collaboration agreement with Group42, a company based in Abu-Dhabi, which will cover research and development of solutions that may help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The agreement was signed between IAI’s ELTA Group via a video conference call between UAE and Israel. In the call, representatives of […]

Changes to SENER Leadership

Jack Richardson Andrés Sendagorta, previously Vice President of SENER, is the Group’s new President, taking over from Jorge Sendagorta, who will continue to be linked to the SENER Group as its Honorary President. In addition to the appointment of the President, Jorge Sendagorta Cudós has been named as the new CEO, succeeding Jorge Unda. Both […]

Kongsberg Aviation Maintenance Services AS Acquires Patria Helicopters AS

Jack Richardson  Kongsberg Aviation Maintenance Services AS, part of Kongsberg, has entered into an agreement to acquire Patria Helicopters AS from Patria Aviation Oy, a subsidiary of Patria Oyj. The acquisition is part of Kongsberg’s long-term commitment to the operation and maintenance of the Norwegian Armed Forces’ systems and platforms. The company purchased a minority […]

MBDA’s MMP Missile Selected to Fulfil European Beyond-Line-of-Sight Battlefield Engagement Capability

Jack Richardson LynkEUs, an MBDA coordinated project, has been selected by the European Commission as part of the new European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP), following consultation with Member States. The LynkEUs project is managed in close partnership with the French, Belgian and Cypriot armed forces to define an initial operational concept for a European […]

PELI Agrees Big Donation to Several Fire, Police and Humanitarian Entities Including the Red Cross

Jack Richardson PELI Products is uniquely positioned to provide support to those most in need and after its large donation of PELI 9600 Lighting systems to the Italian Red Cross at the beginning of the crisis, PELI decided to help its closer community in Barcelona; the city where the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) […]

Kongsberg and Patria Enter Nemo Mortar Teaming Agreement

Jack Richardson Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace and Patria have formed a teaming agreement to provide turreted mortar solutions for future U.S. Army mortar programmes, specifically, the companies will promote and produce the 120mm Patria Nemo, turreted, remote controlled mortar in the U.S. The teaming will provide an unrivalled combination with Kongsberg’s U.S. engineering and production […]

New IAI and Iron Drone Collaboration

Arie Egozi A new capability will be integrated into IAI’s anti-UAV system to address the growing threat of these devices after IAI and Iron Drone entered a collaboration agreement for the integration of interception capabilities into Drone Guard, IAI’s advanced anti-UAV system. The intercepting drone can be launched during day or night from a docking station […]

Morocco to Purchase 24 APACHE Helicopters

J C Menon Boeing has won a contract from Morocco to deliver 24 AH-64E APACHE helicopters, making it the 17th country to acquire the type, with nearly 2,500 delivered to 16 nations. In November 2019, the U.S State Department approved a Foreign Military Sale of 36 AH-64E APACHE attack helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost […]

IRIS-T Ready for Fielding in Sweden

Gerhard Heiming Acceptance tests of Sweden’s new RBS 98 air defence system have been successfully completed. According to the FMV procurement agency, only minor software changes are necessary before the system, which has been tested on the Vidsel firing range since 5th November 2019, can be introduced to the troops. The core of the air defence missile […]

New CEO for Lockheed Martin

Jack Richardson James D. Taiclet has become President and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation in succession to Marillyn A. Hewson. Taiclet will continue to serve as a member of the corporation’s board while Hewson will become Executive Chairman and provide ongoing support for the leadership transition. Taiclet began his career as a U.S. Air Force Officer and […]

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