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First SAN MMIPV Christened

The South African Navy (SAN) has held a blessing ceremony of the first of three Multi Mission Inshore Patrol Vessels (MMIPV) at Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT). The plan had been to hold a large launching ceremony, but due to the situation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the SAN took the decision to do something on […]

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 […]

CheetahNAV at IDEX 2021

Etion Create showcased its CheetahNAV tactical navigation system for the first time at IDEX 2021 in Abu Dhabi. The system combines MEMS-based Inertial Navigation with GPS and is specifically adapted for use in light military vehicles. It was developed from Etion’s Integrated System Display which has been in operation for several years within the rail […]

Diehl Continues Support for Swedish Air Defence System

Diehl Defence has received a three year service contract from the Swedish material procurement agency to ensure high availability and readiness of the country’s ELDENHET 98 air defence system. The contract award followed delivery and handover of the IRIS-T SLS weapon systems in 2020. The Swedish IRIS-T SHORAD configuration, installed on a Hägglunds BV 410 […]



1Command Suite Launched

Ventura Defense and Hexagon’s Geospatial division have announced their partnership and the launch of Ventura Defense’s new 1Command suite IDEX. 1Command is a suite of tactical-level Command and Control (C2) systems designed for the connected battlefield environment. This includes: 1C-FCS, an open battle management system for managing military units at tactical levels 1C-ACS, a system […]

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 […]

ATLAS Telecom & Plextek Prepare Next-Generation UAE Coastal Protection Solution

ATLAS Telecom and Plextek have announced a strategic partnership on the next generation E-Passport programme to deliver a highly innovative marine tracker solution serving the evolving needs of the Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority (CICPA). ATLAS Telecom has recently awarded Plextek an initial £4.4M contract for the programme’s first phase. CICPA’s vital role in […]

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 […]



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 […]

Sikorsky to Build Presidential Helicopters

Sikorsky is under contract to manufacture a total of 23 VH-92A® Presidential Helicopters for the US Marine Corps with the company on schedule to deliver the next generation Presidential Helicopter later this year. The award for five aircraft was announced on 5 February 2021 and is the final lot of VH-92A presidential helicopters.  Sikorsky’s highly […]

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 […]

SitaWare FRONTLINE 3.0

The German Armed Forces introduced the SitaWare FRONTLINE Battle Management System in 2019 as the backbone of digitalisation. Now, manufacturer Systematic has presented the new SitaWare FRONTLINE 3.0 version. This features a new, self-contained map engine that supports multiple map types in 2D and 3D formats. Terrain analysis tools include the ability to display area-of-sight […]

NCI Agency Awards FIREFLY Contract

The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency has awarded the FIREFLY contract to Thales Six-GTS France. This is valued at €42M for Deployable Communications and Information Systems. The system will support the NATO Response Force’s (NRF) communication needs when deployed. This includes the need to communicate with headquarters of NATO’s operational commands. The project will […]



Bofors 40 Mk4 Guns for MCMVs

BAE Systems has been selected to supply 12 Bofors 40 Mk4 naval guns to the Belgian and Dutch navies as part of the Mine Counter Measures Vessels (MCMV) programme. The shipbuilding company Kership will install the guns on the fleet of 12 MCMVs, with six being built for each country and the first scheduled for […]

Preliminary Approval for Arms Deal

An arms deal worth billions of dollars between the Israeli Defence Ministry and the US for new fighter jets, tankers and helicopters received preliminary approval from the security cabinet on Sunday. This decision ends a three-year-long dispute between the Defence Ministry and the Finance Ministry over the payment method of the deal. The defence minister asked […]

10,000th JLTV Produced

Oshkosh Defense has recently produced the 10,000th Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV). This significant milestone represents over a decade of proprietary experience in designing, building and delivering the world’s most capable light tactical vehicle. Since the programme was awarded to Oshkosh Defense in August 2015, the company has built a robust, dependable supply chain. It has […]




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