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TechNet Europe 2021

AFCEA Europe provides a forum for the ethical exchange of information and knowledge sharing across Europe in the field of IT in defence and security. This has the purpose of meeting the needs of governments. Under the patronage of the Defence Minister of Portugal, AFCEA Europe has organised the TechNet Europe 2021 conference on 1 […]

FIDAE Preparing its Most Important Conference

The foremost and oldest exhibition in Latin America is already working on its latest edition, FIDAE 2022. On Wednesday 21 April, a meeting was held to coordinate the most important conference of the Chilean exhibition: the FIDAE 2022 Space Summit, the organisers said in a statement. The second edition of the “Space Summit” to take […]

BAE Secures FMSP Contracts

BAE Systems will retain its key role supporting the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Naval Base, with the Company securing two contracts as part of the Ministry of Defence’s Future Maritime Support Programme (FMSP) competition. The contracts, worth up to £1.3Bn over five years, will commence on 1 October 2021 following a transition period. BAE Systems […]



Susanne Wiegand to be RENK Group CEO

Ms. Susanne Wiegand will become CEO of the RENK Group on 1 May 2021, subject to formal appointment by the supervisory board. Ms Wiegand will succeed Mr. Florian Hofbauer, who acted as the spokesperson of the Executive Board and successfully lead RENK for almost 14 years. While CEO, Mr. Hofbauer played a key role in shaping […]

US Army Ballistic Helmet Order

Avon Rubber p.l.c. is pleased to confirm a modification to the existing US Army Integrated Head Protection System low rate initial production contract to increase the value by an estimated US$28.4M. As part of this modification, the US Army has placed an order under this contract worth US$18.9M. Deliveries are expected to commence in the current financial […]

MSPO 2021 Preparations Proceeding

The preparations for the upcoming 29th Polish International Defence Industry Exhibition – MSPO 2021 – are underway. The National Pavilions are one of the novelties which expands Targi Kielce’s September expo’s agenda. It is worth remembering that Lead Nation Exhibitions have accompanied the military trade fair since 2004 and have thus become MSPO tradition. Until now […]



Kratos Wins Drone C2 Contract

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc has announced that Micro Systems, Inc., (a wholly owned subsidiary and part of the Kratos Unmanned Systems Division), has received a US$85,949,472 contract, with a $60.7M base and two options totalling approximately $25.3M, from the US Army to support the Army Ground Aerial Target Control System. This includes software updating, […]

MKU Limited Ballistic Vests for Brazil

MKU Limited has become the first company from outside of Brazil to provide ballistic vests to the elite Military Police in Sao Paulo. This was in response to a tender for 14,500 ballistic vests based on the latest NIJ 0101.06 standard of the USA’s National Institute of Justice. The specifications of the tender for the ballistic […]

US Army Exercises Second Option in Small UAS Contract

The US Army has exercised the second of three options under the sole source Flight Control Systems (FCS) domain of the Army’s multi-year small UAS contract. The option is valued at US$20,979,905 and includes avionics and data link upgrade packages to modify radio frequencies employed by the Army’s existing fleet of RAVEN® tactical UAVs. The […]



Light Surveillance for DA40

With a Surveillance-Kit installed on the popular light aircraft DA40, Airborne Technologies has once again demonstrated the flexibility of their Mission System Airborne LINX. It can be adapted to truly any customer requirement regardless of the size of the aircraft. This lightweight and compact ISR package includes: an operator interface including Augmented Reality System (integrated […]

KAMS Contracted to Upgrade F-16s

Kongsberg Aviation Maintenance Services (KAMS) has been contracted by the Norwegian Defence Material Agency to maintain and make ready for sale two F-16 aircraft that have been decommissioned by the Norwegian Armed Forces. The contract initially applies to two F-16 aircraft that the Royal Norwegian Air Force has taken out of service, with an option […]

GRAY EAGLE Marks One Million Flight Hours

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has announced that its family of GRAY EAGLE Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) surpassed one million flight hours on 16 March 2021 during US Army flight operations. This historic milestone is the latest accomplishment on a remarkable journey that started in March 2004 with the first flight of an early […]



UEC Enables Successful SOYUZ Launch

Serial rocket engines RD-107А/108А made by JSC Kuznetsov, a Samara enterprise of Rostec’s United Engine Corporation, ensured a successful launch of SOYUZ-2.1a rocket with its Fregat acceleration unit. The South Korean CAS500-1 spacecraft was the main payload alongside 37 other satellites. The rocket was launched from Site No. 31 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome on 22 March at 9:07 a.m. […]

PPM Systems Supplies Filters to British Army

PPM Systems has designed and produced 90 custom filters for the British Army spectrum team based at Blandford Camp to support the Army’s Battlefield Tactical Communication and Information Systems (BATCIS) programme to upgrade its capability. The custom filters include multiple designs of narrow band cavity filters in band pass and band stop versions. They are […]

Ultra Signs UK Sonobuoy Contract

Ultra Maritime has announced that its sonobuoy systems business has been awarded a further contract, worth £31m over three years, by the UK MoD. Ultra will continue to supply sonobuoys for the Royal Navy’s MERLIN helicopter from 2022 to 2024. The contract comes at an important time, boosting both the economy and jobs in the UK. […]



Possible Dutch AH-64 Training Deal Approved

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to The Netherlands of AH-64 Pilot Training and Logistics Support with related equipment for an estimated cost of US$190M. The Government of the Netherlands has requested support for the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) AH-64 training programme to include: Fuel Base Operating […]

ABS/ESC Retrofit for HMMWV Fleets

Ricardo Defense has secured a three-year, US$89M contract to provide critical safety upgrades protecting the lives of thousands of High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) operators around the world. This will provide up to 9,480 critical safety improvement Antilock Brake System / Electronic Stability Control (ABS/ESC) retrofit kits over the next three years for the US Army’s […]

Special Mission Support Contracts for Gulfstream

Gulfstream has been awarded US$696M in contracts from the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Centre for engineering services support and contractor logistics for C-20 and C-37 aircraft. The Engineering Service Contract (ESC) represents a US$612M, 10-year renewal of a prior ESC. The Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) award for US$84M exercises Option Year Four of […]



Arcturus UAV Wins USSOCOM Task Order

Arcturus UAV, now operating under the AeroVironment brand, has been awarded a competitive task order valued at approximately US$7M from the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). This is for a one-year period of performance, which started on 3 February 2021. USSOCOM selected Arcturus UAV as one of six companies qualified for the potential US$975M Indefinite […]

GA-Europe Consolidates Aviation Market Position

The takeover of RUAG Aerospace Services GmbH in Oberpfaffenhofen by General Atomics Europe GmbH based in Dresden, which was announced in mid-October 2020, has now taken place. This will enable General Atomics Europe (GA-Europe) to expand its product and service portfolio in the maintenance and repair of business aircraft and military helicopters, as well as […]

Thales UK Secures SHORAD Contract

A £98.4M contract, supporting 119 jobs, has been extended to maintain Short-Range Air Defence (SHORAD) equipment for the British Army and Royal Marines. SHORAD is made up of High Velocity and Lightweight Multi-role Missile systems that can intercept air threats including fast jets, attack helicopters and unmanned air systems in a matter of seconds. Thales UK […]




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