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Saab to Study Future GRIPEN Requirements

Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration to define what is needed to meet Sweden’s requirements for the continued, effective operation and availability of the GRIPEN C/D until 2035. The work for this order, valued at 185 MSEK, will be conducted during the period December 2020 to December 2021. Jonas Hjelm, […]


Kongsberg has signed a 1 030 MNOK contract with Thales UK Ltd. for the delivery of the PROTECTOR RS4 Remote Weapon Station (RWS) to the British Army under the Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) programme. Kongsberg has provided the UK with the PROTECTOR since 2008 and MIV is the seventh delivery contract including two upgrades for the […]

Rheinmetall MISSION MASTER for Reconnaissance

Rheinmetall has unveiled its new MISSION MASTER Armed Reconnaissance system, the latest addition to this Autonomous – Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV) family. Equipped with intelligence-gathering technology and a Rheinmetall FIELDRANGER Remote-Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS), the new module is designed to collect tactical intelligence in the area of operations while providing frontline fire support when needed. […]

New Roles for Lars Hoffmann

Lars Hoffmann joined the team at Mittler Report Verlag in Bonn at the beginning of November. In addition to his role as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the magazine “Europäische Sicherheit & Technik”, he has been appointed Group Editorial Director. In this newly created function, he contributes to the planning and control of content for the various […]

Hanwha Defence Research Pact with US

Hanwha has signed a major agreement with the US military on collaborative research and development of key defence items and technologies. The Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) was signed on 10 December by the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center (DEVCOM AC) and Hanwha’s two defence business affiliates; Hanwha Corporation and Hanwha Defense. […]

Kratos VALKYRIE Flies with USAF Fighters

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc has announced the Kratos VALKYRIE UAS AttritableONE flight test, enabling the F-22 and F-35 5th generation fighters to fly in formation together, has been successfully completed at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. The test was led by an integrated Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) acquisition team comprised of […]

Bittium Tactical Power Packs for Finland

Bittium has received a purchase order from the Finnish Defence Forces for Bittium Tactical Power Pack™ products for powering tactical communication devices. The Tactical Power Packs will be used by the Finnish Defence Forces as accessories for the portable Bittium Tough Comnode™ devices. The Finnish Defence Forces use the Tough Comnode devices for example as […]

Patria AMVXP 8×8 Vehicles Going to Japan

Patria AMVXP 8×8 vehicles have been sent from Finland to Japan for test purposes. These vehicles are part of the Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force’s Next Wheeled Armoured Vehicle project. They will be handed over to the Japanese MoD on schedule, and Patria is ready to provide all necessary support in the upcoming tests. Patria has […]

L3 Harris Radios for the US Army

L3Harris Technologies has received a US$57M competitive award for its Falcon IV® AN/PRC-163 two-channel handheld radios, along with related equipment and services, as part of the US Army’s two-channel Leader radio IDIQ contract. Delivery is expected to begin in early 2021. The versatile AN/PRC-163 enables warfighters to share information up and down the chain of […]

Danish Army Receives 56 EAGLE Vs

The Danish Army has received 56 EAGLE V vehicles and the prototype of an open reconnaissance version. The value of the order has been put at around €42M euros. In 2017, the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation entered into a framework agreement with General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) for the delivery of EAGLE […]

Babcock Appoints New Marine CEO

Babcock has announced that Will Erith has been appointed as CEO of its Marine sector. Will was previously Managing Director of the Surface Ships Business Unit within the Sector, and before this held a range of leadership roles at Rolls Royce, including international appointments based in the Asia Pacific region. He succeeds Derek Jones who […]

SKYBORG Contract for Kratos

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has received a US$37M award from the AFLCMC/WA Advanced Aircraft Programme Executive Office for the SKYBORG Delivery Order (DO) 2 contract to integrate, test, and deliver XQ-58A VALKYRIE aircraft. Steve Fendley, President of Kratos Unmanned Systems Division, said, “Kratos is excited to announce the receipt of the SKYBORG DO 2 […]

Full-rate Production for USMC ACV

The BAE Systems’ Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) programme has achieved its most significant milestone to date with the USMC’s decision to move into full-rate production and award a US$184M contract for 36 vehicles. This comes shortly after the service declared the ACV had met the requirements for Initial Operational Capability on 13 November. The ACV is a […]

Milrem Robotics Expansion Begins

Milrem Robotics is expanding and hiring several senior-level engineers as well as establishing competence centres in Europe. The company’s expansion is fuelled by shifting its focus onto software development due to leading more complex system integration projects and recently receiving two EU grants. Currently, up to 30 new engineers (mainly in software development) are needed, but during […]

90 UNIMOGs for Brazil

Brazil has ordered 90 UNIMOG 5000 series off-road trucks, according to a press release by the Brazilian Navy, with Mercedes-Benz to deliver the vehicles between 2021 and 2027. They are intended for use by the Marines (Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais, CFN) to transport troops and material. The purchase also includes tippers and container transporters (by […]

Northrup Grumman Completes SFRJ Tests

Northrop Grumman has successfully completed multiple rounds of tests on its Solid Fuel Ramjet (SFRJ) tactical engine configuration, a technology intended to enable long range precision fires, one of the US Army’s key priorities. Conducted under phase one of the service’s XM1155 Extended-Range Artillery Projectile (ERAP) programme, the SFRJ tests validated gun-launched survivability and performance […]

SMART SHOOTER Smash for Indian Navy

Smart Shooter has been awarded a contract by the Indian Ministry of Defence to supply its SMASH Fire Control System to the Indian Navy. The contract calls for the SMASH 2000 Plus fire control systems to be installed mainly on AK-47/103 rifles. This system fully complies with the Indian needs and shall significantly improve soldiers’ accuracy […]

Babcock Invests in Rosyth Site

Babcock has awarded a £31.5M contract to Robertson Construction for the development of a new Assembly Hall at its Rosyth site. The construction project will support around 100 positions locally, and a further 100 nationally, throughout the supply chain. At a small Covid-19 safe ceremony marking the beginning of the steel structure construction, Babcock also […]

Naval Group to Build New Aircraft Carrier

The aircraft carrier CHARLES DE GAULLE will be replaced by a new nuclear-powered vessel by 2038. French President Emmanuel Macron’s announcement this week is a major boost for the French defence industrial and technological base as this project will mobilise several hundred jobs in France, followed by several thousand each year in the implementation phase. Pierre […]

First Italian Air Force HH-139B Delivery

Leonardo has announced the delivery of the first HH-139B twin engine helicopter to the Italian Air Force, a customised variant of the bestselling AW139 platform, from its facility in Vergiate. The aircraft is the first of 17 HH-139Bs with deliveries expected to be completed by 2021, in order to further strengthen the multirole capabilities of […]

Two PHALANX CIWS for South Korea

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea at an estimated cost of US$39M. The country has requested to buy: Two MK 15 MOD 25 PHALANX Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) Block 1B Baseline 2 (IB2) systems 4,000 rounds 20MM cartridge API linked Spare parts Support […]

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