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First Public Appearance of Renk America at AUSA

Renk America has announced that the company will officially unveil itself at the Association of the US Army’s (AUSA) 2021 Meeting and Exposition in Washington D.C. from 11 to 13 October. Renk America recently opened in Muskegon, Mich, after Germany’s Renk Group acquired L3Harris Technologies Combat Propulsion Systems in July for US$400M cash. Founded in […]

Russian Army Adopts Rostec’s Ordnance for Protection against High-Precision Weapons

A new obscurant ordnance developed by the Central Scientific Research Institute for Precision Machine Engineering (TsNIITochMash) of the Russian Rostec State Corporation has been accepted for service by the Russian Armed Forces. The product has been designed for individual protection of vehicles against high-precision weapons with laser, optical and thermal guidance systems. When a threat […]

Benedicte Willumsen Grieg Takes Up New Role

Kongsberg Digital has announced the appointment of Benedicte Willumsen Grieg to the newly created position of Vice President, Strategy. Willumsen Grieg will be part of the management team, reporting to Hege Skryseth. Her objectives include the support of the company’s further growth, with a special focus on strategy projects and operationalisation, closely linked to strategic […]



KMW Demonstrates RCH 155 Firing On The Move

During a presentation at the Klietz military training area in Germany, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) demonstrated the live firing of the wheeled Remote-Controlled Howitzer 155mm (RCH 155) in motion for the first time in front of an audience. The weapon system combines the Artillery Gun Module (AGM) from KMW – a fully automatic gun turret – […]

TAI Reports Growth

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has grown the size of its workforce from 6,000 to about 10,000 employees in a few years, according to its CEO and President Temel KOTIL. The company is expected to increase its workforce to 15,000 employees by 2030. Revenue has increased from US$1.3Bn in 2016 to US$2.3Bn in 2019. From this […]

Autoflug’s FLYWEIGHT Seat Certified

German company Autroflig has reported that The European Aviation Safety Agency has approved its FLYWEIGHT safety seat for use in helicopters according to European Technical Standard Order rules. The first production FLYWEIGHT seat will be installed shortly in a Leonardo AW109SP light multi-purpose helicopter operated by US medical transport specialist Intermountain Life Flight. The composite […]



Parker Hannifin Corp to Acquire Meggitt

Parker Hannifin Corporation, a global player in motion and control technologies, has announced an agreement for a recommended cash acquisition of the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of Meggitt, another global player in this industrial segment. The announcement has been issued jointly by Parker and Meggitt plc through the UK’s Regulatory […]

SPX Acquires Enterprise Control Systems

SPX Corporation has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Enterprise Control Systems Ltd. Headquartered near Northampton, UK, ECS specialises in the design and manufacture of tactical datalinks and radio frequency (RF) countermeasures, including counter-drone and counter-IED RF jammers. ECS’s results will be reported as part of SPX’s Communications Technology (“CommTech”) platform within its […]

Renk America Created

Renk Group has acquired L3Harris Technologies Combat Propulsion Systems for roughly $400M in cash to create Renk America. The new company will provide mobility solutions to the US and allied nations. It will also become the US centre of excellence for the Renk Group. Renk America will add to the Renk Group’s global capacity for research […]



PELI-Hardigg to Present Customised Cases at DSEI 2021

PELI Products will present its PELI Hardigg division of Engineered Case Solutions at DSEI 2021 (Stand H2-674). PELI-Hardigg roto moulded cases can be customised according to each customers needs while offering the best protection possible for any type of equipment, even the most fragile. PELI-Hardigg offers every customer the optimised global resources of a renowned […]

Third Generation Soldier Study Findings

Rheinmetall has presented a first complete concept for the third generation of the German Bundeswehr’s Future Soldier – Expanded System, or IdZ-ES. The presentation was the initial outcome of a study contract awarded to Rheinmetall in March 2021. The purpose of the study is to examine and evaluate potential improvements for the IdZ-ES version of […]

FAMOUS Consortium Wins EDIDP Funding

The EU has selected the FAMOUS (European Future Highly Mobile Augmented Armoured Systems) consortium to develop ground combat capabilities under the European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP). This can be incorporated into next-generation armoured platforms and used to upgrade existing systems. The project aims to maximise synergies, standardisation and interoperability capabilities of armoured vehicles to […]



USMC ARV Prototypes Selected

The proposals from Textron and General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) have been selected for the prototype phase of the USMC’s Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV). The contracts for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase, which concludes with the delivery of one prototype each, will be awarded by Army Contracting Command in collaboration with the National […]

SOFINS 2021 Dossier

From 29 June to 1 July 2021, the fifth edition of SOFINS will be held at the camp of Souge in Gironde (33). This event is the result of year of meetings and intense work by the members of the Cercle de l’Arbalète. This bienniel event, unique in Europe, is the meeting point of the high-tech industry […]

DEFEA 2021

DEFEA 2021 Metropolitan Expo, Athens 13-15 July 2021 312 Exhibitors The Hellenic Armed Forces and Security Services’ participation in DEFEA 2021 underscores the importance of this international exhibition. Organising a ministerial round table, as well as other conferences, highlights the geopolitical aspects of DEFEA. The General Directorate of Defence Investments and Armaments, participating in the Exhibition, […]



KNDS Increases Sales

Defence technology group KMW+Nexter Defense Systems (KNDS), formed from the defence technology system houses Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (Germany) and Nexter (France), has increased sales by a few million to €2.4Bn in 2020 despite the impact of the pandemic. The order book rose by €3.3Bn to a record €10.6Bn. The 2020 orders include: 322 FENNEK MLU (Netherlands) […]

Stefan Gesmann Made MD of Panavia

Airbus has announced the appointment of Stefan Gesmann as Managing Director of Panavia Aircraft GmbH by the shareholders of the TORNADO consortium. He succeeded Volker Paltzo on 1 June 2021, who has moved back to Airbus after two years in the post.  Gesmann’s most recent role at Airbus Defence and Space as Head of System Support Services […]

RUAG Receives SAR for Engine Contracts

RUAG has received Source Approval Request (SAR) approval for maintenance and repair work on J85-GE21 engines for the US government, the company has announced. Only suppliers with SAR approval are taken into consideration for tenders and contracts with the US DoD. With SAR approval for complete engines in the field of F-5 services, RUAG will continue […]



ARQUIMEA Consolidates Businesses

Spanish technology company ARQUIMEA is bringing the experience, capabilities and technologies of Arquimea Ingenieria, S.L.U, Expace On Board Systems, S.L.U and Ramem, S.A under a single brand within its Aerospace and Defence division, the company said in a press release. This business segment produces Fire Control Solutions and targeting devices. ARQUIMEA has been developing innovative […]

US Army to Test SRT

AM General, a global leader in military grade tactical vehicles and mobility systems, recently received a Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) contract from the US Army to provide two HUMVEE 2-CT Hawkeye Mobile Howitzer Systems (MHS) for the service’s characterisation test, the company said in a press release. AM General and its strategic partner, Mandus Group, have been […]

SKYDEX & TSS Form Partnership

SKYDEX has partnered with TSS International to revolutionise how armoured vehicle manufacturers design products for blast protection, the former said in a press release. In an effort to elevate existing vehicle protection standards, TSS and SKYDEX have joined forces to continue to improve the safety of armored vehicle platforms and offer the most advanced protection solutions in the […]




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