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New President of the German Society for Defense Technology e.V. (DWT)

The Presidium of the German Society for Defense Technology e.V. (DWT) has unanimously elected Claus Günther as President. Günther has been a member of the board for many years. He follows Gerhard Schempp, who resigned after five and a half years of service. Günther assumed the President’s duties with immediate effect. Since 2002, Günther has […]

From Russia With Arms

The First Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum took place on October 23 – 24 at Sochi, the town of the Winter Olympics 2014 at the Black Sea shore. “The velvet season” with temperatures around +25 °C supported by the Russian hospitality lead this unprecedented meeting to a great success. All 54 Africa nations sent high-ranking […]

Hungary to Buy Hirtenberger Defence

The Hungarian Government Commissioner for Defence, Defence Industries and the Coordination of Defence Modernisation announced that HDT Védelmi Ipari Kft. Company has acquired the Austrian Hirtenberger Defence Group. „Hirtenberger Defence is globally known for its technology and performance of products. We are convinced this is driven by the outstanding people at Hirtenberger. For us, it […]

Defence and Security Technology at DSE Vietnam

DSE Vietnam 2019, the 1st Tri-Service Defence & Security Exhibition, was successfully launched from October 2 to 4, 2019, at the International Center for Exhibition in Hanoi. The organizers stated that the success of the show opens a new page in the Indo-China defence procurement. The exposition covered a total area of 4,500 m2 to […]

Jaeschke New Executive VP of R&S’ Secure Communications Division

On November 1, 2019, Hartmut Jaeschke will take over responsibility as Executive Vice President of Rohde & Schwarz’ Secure Communications Division. Jaeschke succeeds Bosco Novak, who successfully led the Secure Communications Division for five years. The division experienced strong growth under Novak’s leadership. He will take on another position within the company. Hartmut Jaeschke has […]

Joint Venture Between Fincantieri and Naval Group

Yesterday Fincantieri and Naval Group announced the name of their new joint venture: NAVIRIS. This name “recalls a robust partnership that guarantees a higher quality know-how, projected to an international scenario,” the companies stated during the event. This follows the announcement made on June 14, 2019, when the operational terms for the incorporation of a […]

Plasan North America at AUSA

At AUSA Plasan North America (PNA) concentrates on the additional value working together with this American company, located in Michigan, gives to other companies. Plasan is an International company with R&D and manufacturing facilities in Israel, U.S., and France plus broader partner network known for providing combat and tactical platforms with advanced armour solutions. Plasan […]


HENSOLDT announced its plans to expand its industrial footprint in the UK by strengthening its subsidiary Kelvin Hughes and renaming it HENSOLDT UK. HENSOLDT acquired Kelvin Hughes in 2017 and created a security solutions product line at Kelvin Hughes’ Enfield site. The announced was made at this year’s DSEI by HENSOLDT’s CEO Thomas Müller in […]

Joachim Knopf New Head of Taurus Systems

Joachim Knopf will take over as Managing Director of the Taurus Systems GmbH on September 1, 2019, succeeding Helmut Hederer, who will retire at the beginning of 2020. Knopf has held various management positions at MBDA and Bayern-Chemie – also an MBDA company. Since 2012 he has been CFO of Bayern-Chemie’s finance division. Knopf will […]

Poland Starts Production of Mk 82 Bombs

Chemical Works Nitro-Chem, a member of the Polish Armaments Group (Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa, PGZ), received a certificate allowing it to manufacture Mark (Mk) 82 unguided, low-drag general purpose bombs, which are in the inventory of the Polish Air Force and arm the F-16C/D-52+ multirole fighter aircraft, therefore concluding the almost two years long technology transfer […]

Bell Strengthens Its Position in the CEE Region

Bell plans to finalize first export contracts with potential clients in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and therefore strengthens its position on the local market, as interest in company’s combat and multirole rotary-wing platforms grows across the whole region. “Across CEE, we got significant interest from a number of nations. Some of them we obviously […]

Russia’s Arms Export Goes Well Despite U.S. Sanctions

During the recent ARMY-2019 exhibition Rosoboronexport CEO Alexander Miheev spoke to the Russian Media to disclose some current figures of the national arms export in the first half of the year. The Russia’s sole state mediator enjoys an impressive confirmed portfolio worth of US$52 billion with 68 nations worldwide. The 2018 resulted in US$13.7 billion […]

Defence Industry Cooperation with Saudi-Arabia

Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) and Paramount Group announced the signing of a high-level defence collaboration agreement. This multiple collaboration agreement will see the development of technologies and capabilities across the land, sea and air domains, as well as system integration, in support of Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia’s economic development plan, which sets an ambitious […]

Joint Venture Rheinmetall and BAE Systems

Rheinmetall and BAE Systems have launched a new, independent UK-based joint venture for military vehicle design, manufacture and support – known as Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL). Headquartered in Telford in the West Midlands, the joint venture will sustain around 450 jobs across the UK. RBSL intends to play a major role in manufacturing the […]

ARMY Forum Goes Well

On June, 25-30 the 5th International Forum ARMY 2019 was held in Russia. The annual event took place at the specially built Patriot exhibition centre near Moscow as well as Alabino testing range and Kubinka air field nearby. The organizers claim to reach the record figure of 1 million+ visitors and participants from 120 nations […]

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