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New Additions to WB Group’s Range of UAV

Polish WB Group has expanded its sales offer of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) by the introduction of new variants of its battle proven, renowned and highly demanded Warmate loitering munition system. The new assortment now includes also a tube launched variant developed in partnership with Rheinmetall as well as a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) […]

Maiden Flight of a New Unmanned Naval Helicopter

Airbus Helicopters wants to enter the market for unmanned naval helicopters. The first VSR700 prototype made its maiden flight in southern France on November 8. Several take-offs and landings were carried out with the longest flight lasting 10 minutes. “The VSR700 is a fully-fledged unmanned aerial system, capitalising on Airbus Helicopters’ extensive experience of advanced […]

Ten Suns for 10 Years

Last week marked a milestone for ESA’s Proba-2 satellite: 10 years of operation in orbit around the Earth. Since its launch on November 2, 2009, the Proba-2 satellite (PRoject for OnBoard Autonomy) has probed the intricacies of the Sun and its connection to our planet, imaging and observing our star and investigating how it drives […]

Maritime Surveillance and Airspace Integration for RPA

The Hellenic Air Force (HAF) will conduct a series of demonstration flights for European countries together with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) this December. The demonstration configuration is based on the MQ-9 systems operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Flights will base out of the HAF’s site in Larissa to showcase maritime […]

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 […]

New Striker X Combat Pants and Camouflage Patterns

UF PRO announced that it will display a soon-to-debut range of highly anticipated combat shirts and pants known as Striker X at its exhibit booth (5D 083) at the Milipol international fair (November 19 – 22, Paris). “Our Striker X range is built to meet the demanding needs of military operators, whose input we drew […]

New PELI Torch Light

PELI Products, a manufacturer of protective cases and portable lighting systems, has recently presented its latest tactical light, PELI 7600. Using LED technology and with a compact design, the 7600 provides high, strobe, medium and low modes, and gives users the option to choose from 5 different programmes. The PELI 7600 has a performance of […]

Mobile Bridge Systems

At the Military Institute of Armoured and Automotive Technology in Sulejowek, near Warsaw General Dynamics European Land Systems and Griffin Group Defence presented a number of mobile bridge systems offered for the armed forces of Poland and several other countries in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region. According to Rolf Wenning, Senior Manager, International […]

Leopard 2 A7 Enters Service

The latest version of the Leopard 2 main battle tank was handed over to the German and Danish armed forces by general contractor Krauss-Maffei Wegmann on October 29, 2019. 40 years after its first introduction to the forces, NATO’s standard tank has once again been thoroughly overhauled to meet the threat posed by the operations. […]

Great Britain Orders Over 500 Boxers for the British Army

British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has announced the signing of a procurement contract for more than 500 Boxer Mechanised Infantry Vehicles (MIV). The contract volume amounts to the equivalent of around €3.2 billion. The high-terrain and highly protected vehicles are capable of fighting on the digital battlefield and are mainly used for troop transport. Starting […]

New Electronic Attack Jammer Pod Tested on Gripen

Saab announced successful results of first flight tests with its new advanced Electronic Attack Jammer Pod (EAJP). The pod forms part of Saab’s Arexis family of electronic warfare systems. Its interfaces with the aircraft’s hardware and software as well as cockpit control and monitoring were tested during the flight. This new EAJP pod can protect […]

Voice, Tracking and Monitoring

Thuraya announced the launching of MarineStar, a maritime satellite voice solution with advanced two-way tracking and monitoring capabilities. MarineStar is based on the same platform as other Thuraya voice hardware and therefore quick and easy to install for a wide range of operations including vessel tracking and monitoring, crew welfare and voice communications. “Thuraya MarineStar […]

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 […]

Amphibious Combat Vehicles for the U.S. Marine Corps

The U.S. Marine Corps ordered additional Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV) from BAE Systems and Iveco Defence Vehicles under a third order for Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP). The award is for the ACV Personnel Carrier variant (ACV-P) and represents an important next step on the path to full rate production. The ACV is an advanced […]

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 […]

U.S. Army Launches New Fusion Glasses

L3Harris Technologies has started delivery of its new Enhanced Night Vision Goggle – Binocular (ENVG-B). The delivery is part of a first order under an ENVG-B Directed Requirement Contract from the U.S. Army. “The ENVG-B is the result of a year-long collaboration with the U.S. Army to deliver the most advanced night fighting system ever […]

Unique Ship for the Northern Sea Route

On October 25 St. Petersburg-based Admiralty Shipyards (part of the United shipbuilding corporation) launched IVAN PAPANIN, the first multipurpose patrol icebreaker of the Project 23550. The vessel is the first in a series of two ships ordered by the Russian Navy. A contract for the construction of two Project 23550 multipurpose icebreakers was awarded by […]

TELEFUNKEN RACOMS to Supply Night Vision Goggles to the German Armed Forces

According to a press release, TELEFUNKEN RACOMS has again be selected by the Federal German Ministry of Defence to supply another 2.400 sets of XACT nv33 night vision goggles (light NVG) to the German armed forces. TELEFUNKEN RACOMS was re-selected from the Federal Ministry of Defense to supply further 2.400 sets of XACT nv33 night […]

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