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Arquus to produce new generation of tankers for French armed forces

French military vehicle manufacturer Arquus has won a contract from the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) to develop and produce the new generation of French armed forces tanker trucks, the company announced on 17 May 2024. The contract, which was officially awarded on 28 April, “confirms Arquus as a major player in the design and […]

Hanwha Aerospace enlists Widad Business Group in bid for Malaysian Army MRL requirement

South Korea defence company Hanwha Aerospace has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Widad Business Group, a Malaysian investment firm, to co-operate on bidding for the Malaysian Army’s multiple rocket launcher (MRL) acquisition project. The non-binding agreement was signed on 6 May 2024 between Tan Sri Dato Muhammad lkmal Opat Abdullah, chairman of Widad […]

HSW and Hanwha Aerospace deepen co-operation with LoI

Poland’s Huta Stalowa Wola (HSW) and South Korea’s Hanwha Aerospace have signed a letter of intent (LoI) that will form the basis for further co-operation between the two companies. The LoI was signed on 10 May 2024 at the Warsaw office of HSW’s parent company, Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ), by HSW representative Grzegorz Szydło and […]

The US State Department approves three German-funded HIMARS units for Ukraine

The US State Department has approved a possible emergency Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Ukraine of three High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) and related elements of logistics and programme support, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 10 May 2024. The proposed sale, which is worth an estimated USD 30 million (EUR […]

UK MoD orders up to 50 T4 EOD robots from L3Harris

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has selected L3Harris Technologies to deliver up to 50 medium-sized T4 explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) robots to defeat explosive threats located within confined urban spaces, the company announced on 10 May 2024. The contract, worth USD 18 million (EUR 16.7 million), includes providing the robots, in-country support, maintenance and […]

Lockheed Martin secures contract to upgrade more US Army and international MLRSs

The US Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a USD 451 million (EUR 419 million) contract to recapitalise additional M270 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS), expanding its domestic fleet of launchers and providing upgrades for global partners, Lockheed Martin announced on 8 May 2024. The award follows an initial agreement issued in 2019 and subsequent contracts […]

Solus Power and QinetiQ collaborate to advance EV charging solutions for defence applications

Electric vehicle (EV) charging specialist Solus Power has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with defence technology house QinetiQ, Solus Power announced on 9 May 2024. The strategic partnership aims to research and develop advanced EV charging solutions appropriate to fleet charging and infrastructure, as well as to the specific needs of the UK Ministry […]

Italian Army’s Grifo new-generation air defence system performs successful qualification firing

MBDA has recently performed a successful qualification firing of the Italian Army’s new-generation air defence system, which is based on the Common Anti-Air Modular Missile – Extended Range (CAMM-ER), the company announced on 8 May 2024. Known as the Grifo system and a member of the CAMM-based Enhanced Modular Air Defence Solutions (EMADS) family developed […]

Avon Protection wins tender to continue providing General Service Respirator to UK MoD

Avon Protection has won the tender for the continued supply of the General Service Respirator (GSR) and associated service support for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), the company announced on 9 May 2024. The contract, which covers four years with five further 12-month option periods, is valued at up to GBP 38 million (EUR […]

DSA 2024: FNSS showcases PARS III 6×6 Armoured Fire Support Vehicle

Turkish armoured vehicle producer FNSS has taken the opportunity of the DSA 2024 exhibition, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 6 to 9 May, to exhibit an Armoured Fire Support Vehicle version of its PARS III 6×6 equipped with the Teber-II 30/40 remote-controlled turret (RCT). The turreted vehicle on display is armed with a 30mm […]

Elbit Systems to supply Crossbow Unmanned Turreted 120 mm mortar systems for a European Pandur 6×6 user

Israel’s Elbit Systems has announced that it was awarded a contract worth approximately USD 53 million (EUR 49.3 million) on 8 May 2024 to supply its Crossbow Unmanned Turreted 120 mm soft-recoil mortar systems to General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) for installation on Pandur 6×6 armoured vehicles for a European customer. The contract marks the […]

IMCO Group secures new framework deal to supply electrical systems for Israeli AFVs

IMCO Group has signed a multi-year framework agreement with the Israeli Ministry of Defense (MoD) under which it will manufacture and supply electrical systems and subsystems for Israeli armoured vehicles, the company announced on 6 May 2024. The deal, worth an estimated NIS 377 million (EUR 94.3 million) and covering the period 2024 to 2030, […]

Germany takes next step in CAVS programme participation

Germany has signed the research and development (R&D) agreement for the multinational Common Armoured Vehicles System (CAVS) programme. The signature was announced by the Finnish Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Finnish CAVS manufacturer Patria on 2 May 2024. With Germany’s accession into the programme in 2023, the CAVS project became a four-nation programme with founding […]

First Boxer heavy weapon carrier handed over to the Bundeswehr

On 2 May 2024, just three weeks after signing a contract, Rheinmetall Landsysteme handed over the first 8×8 Boxer Heavy Weapon Carrier Infantry (Schwerer Waffenträger Infanterie – sWaTrgInf) vehicle to the Bundeswehr. The vehicle is now in the hands of the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) and will […]

Galvion introduces BATLCHRG soldier system wireless charging concept

Power management solutions and head protection specialist Galvion is taking the opportunity of the SOF Week 2024 exhibition, held in Tampa, Florida, from 6 to 10 May 2024, to demonstrate a new soldier system wireless charging concept. The system, called BATLCHRG, follows the January 2024 announcement regarding Galvion’s strategic investment partnership with the Canadian technology […]

Lockheed Martin Australia enters strategic partnership with Australian DoD for Project Air 6500 Phase 1

Lockheed Martin Australia has signed a landmark AUD 500 million (EUR 304 million) contract with the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) to build the country’s future Joint Air Battle Management System under Project Air 6500 Phase 1 (AIR6500-1), Lockheed Martin announced on 24 April 2024. This system will provide the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with […]

GDUK details ongoing Ajax Reliability Growth Trials

General Dynamics UK (GDUK) offered some more details on the trialling of the British Army’s future Ajax family of tracked armoured vehicles on 30 April 2024. The Ajax Reliability Growth Trials (RGT) are currently being conducted at the British Army’s Bovington training area in Dorset by the army’s Armoured Trials and Development Unit (ATDU). The […]

Spain’s Sener to contribute to Patriot GEM-T missile production in Europe

Raytheon has awarded Spanish supplier Sener a contract to develop and produce the electro-mechanical control section of the Patriot GEM-T missile, Raytheon parent company RTX announced on 29 April 2024. Sener will directly contribute to missile production in Europe in support of the recently awarded GEM-T contract by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) for a quantity […]

Finland to procure heavy APC variants of the Patria 6×6 under the CAVS programme

The Finnish Defence Forces (FDF) are to purchase heavy Patria 6×6 armoured vehicles from Patria within the Common Armoured Vehicle System (CAVS) programme, the Finnish defence manufacturer announced on 26 April 2024. Finnish Defence Minister Antti Häkkänen has authorised the FDF Logistics Command to start the serial procurement of heavy armoured personnel carrier (APC) 6×6 […]

Phase 2 of DARPA’s RACER programme introduces heavier robotic vehicle

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA’s) Robotic Autonomy in Complex Environments with Resiliency (RACER) programme has successfully tested autonomous movement on a new, much larger fleet vehicle, the agency announced on 23 April 2024. The test – a significant step in scaling up the adaptability and capability of the underlying RACER algorithms – involved […]

Long-range ATACMS missiles have been supplied to Ukraine, US confirms

The US government has supplied Ukraine with MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS), multiple US media sources reported on 24 April 2024. The ATACMS missile transfers to Ukraine were approved by US President Joe Biden in February 2024 and quietly included in a USD 300 million (EUR 279.5 million) aid package supplied to Ukraine that was […]

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