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France & UAE to Collaborate on Lasers

SIGN4L has reached an MoU on joint developments in the field of high-energy laser weapon systems against UAVs with MBDA and CILAS. Under the agreement made at IDEX 2021, each of the partners will identify areas of work for collaboration related to high energy lasers, such as operational analysis and system architecture. This is while […]

Teledyne Contribution to PERSEVERANCE

Teledyne Technologies is proud to contribute several of its advanced high performance image sensors to form part of the complex instrumentation onboard the Mars Rover PERSEVERANCE. Teledyne sensors will power, sense and help analyse the chemical composition of the surface and minerals, including Gy and atmosphere, during the Mars 2020 mission. The Mars 2020 mission […]

New Dutch 81mm Mortar

The Dutch Army and Marines will receive new 81 mm mortars after a procurement contract between the Dutch Defence Procurement Agency (DMO) and Hirtenberger Defence Europe GmbH was signed on 25 February. The Dutch Armed forces currently use British-made 81mm mortars as indirect fire support weapons at the company level. These are deployed in the […]



More A400M CPTTs for the Bundeswehr

Rheinmetall is to supply the Bundeswehr with two additional cargo hold simulators for the Airbus A400M transport aircraft. In January 2021 the A400M’s maker, Airbus, contracted Rheinmetall Electronics to supply not just one, but two additional training simulators for the European A400M. Earmarked for German air bases in Wunstorf and Altenstadt, the two simulators will […]

GA-ASI & GKN Expand Partnership

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and GKN Aerospace have signed a contract for the latter to manufacture the advanced composite V-tails for GA-ASI’s new MQ-9B SkyGuardian®Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) from their Cowes facility in the United Kingdom. SkyGuardian is the baseline system of the UK Royal Air Force’s (RAF) PROTECTOR RG Mk1 and […]

First Pictures of TROPHY APS on Leopard 2

The contracts for the integration of the TROPHY Active Protection System (APS) on Germany’s LEOPARD 2 MBT have been concluded. The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) and the companies involved, Rafael (for the delivery of the protection systems) and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (for the construction of new hulls and the […]



EPI to Supply MBZ-SAT

EPI, the precision engineering backbone of the UAE’s aerospace and defence industry, is joining forces with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), home to the UAE National Space Programme, to manufacture key components for its new satellite project MBZ-SAT. The six month long project will see EPI producing 147 machined parts for MBRSC in […]

Schiebel Gains LUC Certificate

Schiebel has become the first Unmanned Air System (UAS) operator in Europe to receive Light UAS Operator Certificate (LUC) for its CAMCOPTER® S-100 from Austro Control. Under the new EU regulatory framework for civil UAS operators, it is possible to receive a LUC by the National Aviation Authority. Schiebel is the first UAV operator in Europe […]

HALCON Unveils HAS-250 at IDEX

HALCON, part of the Missiles & Weapons cluster within EDGE, has unveiled its HALCON AntiShip-250 (HAS-250) cruise missile at IDEX 2021. This is a UAE-designed and developed surface-to-surface missile capable of travelling at speeds of up to 0.8 Mach, with a range of over 250Km. During its terminal phase, it can fly towards its target at […]



First look at the MTV for the Netherlands

Iveco has given its first public presentation of the Medium Tactical Vehicle (MTV) currently being developed for the Dutch Armed Forces. The vehicle will be introduced in all branches of the armed forces and the military police from 2023. During 2019 and 2020, the Dutch Ministry of Defence ordered a total of 1,185 vehicles in […]

PROTECTOR and Acusonic for MIV

Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land – along with WFEL, has awarded Thales a ten-year contract worth the equivalent of €208M to supply and integrate two key systems for the BOXERs ordered by the British Army. The PROTECTOR RS4, which is widely used with more than 20,000 units, is designed to be equipped with light and medium […]

Thales to Provide SNLE 3G Sensors

With the launch of full-scale development of France’s third generation of nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarines (SNLE 3G), Thales is developing a new sonar suite based on disruptive technologies that represent a significant break from the systems in service today. Thales will provide new-generation flank arrays and bow-mounted sonars, a towed linear array based on optical technology […]



Extra CV90s for Norway

BAE Systems has received an order from the Norwegian Army for 20 additional CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs) to increase the combat power of its existing fleet. The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency awarded the contract, valued at more than US$50M, as part of its effort to grow and modernise in the face of evolving threats. […]

Northrop Grumman Pursuing LongShot

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract by the US Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) Tactical Technology Office (TTO) to develop an advanced technology weapon concept designed to significantly increase engagement range and weapon effectiveness of US Forces against adversary air threats. Spurred by rapid technological advancements and an ever more dangerous and disruptive […]

Successful Leonardo BriteCloud Trial

A recent trial where the German Armed Forces launched a Leonardo BriteCloud 218 decoy from an Airbus RPATS test platform, to evaluate its potential in protecting flying weapon systems from radar-guided missiles, has been heralded as a success. The trial, which was conducted with support from Airbus, Leonardo and the German analysis and testing firm […]



Soucy Awarded SCRT Contract

Soucy International Defense Division has been awarded a contract to manufacture and deliver prototype Segmented Composite Rubber Track (SCRT) systems for the US Army’s Ground Vehicle Systems Centre (GVSC) as part of the Platform Electrification and Mobility (PEM) project. This has been created to help develop, integrate and test essential electrification and mobility technologies necessary […]

HENSOLDT Modernises Naval Radars

HENSOLDT is modernising the TRS-3D radars of two K130 class corvettes operated by the German Navy, as well as an associated shore facility. An order for corresponding electronic components was placed by the BAAINBw. The replacement deliveries will take place in the course of this year. The TRS-3D is a three-dimensional multimode ship radar for […]

HENSOLDT and Fraunhofer IOSB Cooperate on Countermeasures

HENSOLDT and Fraunhofer IOSB have entered into a cooperation agreement to develop future-proof, robust and powerful lasers for laser-based countermeasures for self-protection systems and reconnaissance purposes. The cooperation includes the transfer of laser technology to Oberkochen, where the staff have a unique reputation worldwide in the development of military lasers and will drive miniaturisation forward. […]



HENSOLDT to Update COBRA Radars

Sensor specialist HENSOLDT will modernise the artillery location radar COBRA which is in service with several NATO armies. Under a contract awarded by the Organisation Conjointe de Cooperation en matière d’Armement (OCCAR), HENSOLDT will replace the Radar Target Generator (RTG), a core element for the test environment of COBRA indispensable for determining optimum deployment and […]

NSPA Orders Collins Aerospace NavHub-200

The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has signed a supply and support contract with Collins Aerospace for the supply of NavHub-200 Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) navigation units to be installed on ground combat vehicles and maritime vessels. This multi-year framework contract will provide NSPA GPS Support Partnership member nations (Canada, Denmark, Germany, the […]

Viasat Increases NDI Production Capacity

Viasat has increased its production run rates to over 200 Non-Developmental Item (NDI) Link 16 Next-Generation Tactical Data Link radios per month to meet current interest and pending orders from US and international defence customers. Specifically, Viasat is seeing a surge of interest in its Battlefield Awareness Targeting System-Embedded (BATS-E) Link 16 radios, which provide network […]




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