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Rheinmetall’s Lynx in the Final LAND 400 Phase

Rheinmetall is in the final phase of Australia’s LAND 400 Phase 3 programme. The company confirmed that it has signed the Risk Mitigation Activity (RMA) contract that includes delivery of three Lynx KF41 Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFV) to compete in trials for this programme, that is worth AU$15 billion (€9.5 billion). The RMA contract now […]

Damen Patrol Vessels Arrive in Nigeria

The newest two Damen Patrol vessels have arrived in Nigeria. They will join the Homeland Integrated Offshore Services squadron of Damen FCS 3307 Patrol vessels. These are deployed in the Gulf of Guinea to protect and support the offshore assets of Homeland’s clients which include many of the leading international oil companies. Key features of […]

Cyber Protection for Naval Vessels

The global ship manager Anglo-Eastern has signed a memorandum of understanding on cyber security with Naval Dome. Under this agreement, Naval Dome will provide Anglo-Eastern with cyber security research and consultancy services aimed at ensuring its 650+ vessel fleet operates in an environment resilient to the most sophisticated of cyber-attack. “Cyber threats are amongst the […]

Secure Mobile Communication Completely Made in Finland

Completely made in Finland is the secure communication solution Bittium presents at NIAS, NATO’s big yearly cyber security conference. “We design and produce the phones in Finland,” a spokesperson from Bittium told European Security & Defence at the show. This is quite outstanding because these phones look like any other mobile – iPhone, Samsung… – […]

AI in Cyber Protection

BLUVECTOR informs about their cyber protection artifical intelligence (AI) at NIAS in Mons. Acutally eight different types of AI are most commonly used by military and cyber security forces. The AI BLUVECTOR has built up and trained looks at malicious content. So it is more like a metal detector, searching for special patterns instead of […]

NIAS Starting in Mons

Today the NATO Information Assurance Symposium (NIAS) has started in Mons, Belgium. This event is hosted by the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency. NIAS is NATO’s largest cyber security conference, and its scope has been widened this year to include cloud and data as additional focus areas. Every year NIAS highlights main topics that […]

Artillery and Ammunition by Nexter

Nexter presents a 1/10 model of the CAESAR 8×8 on its stand at AUSA. This 155mm gun mounted on an 8×8 truck with increased protection. The CAESAR gun is combat proven from its use by the French army, in its version 6×6, notably within the Task Force Wagram deployed in Syria between September 2016 and […]

Plasan North America at AUSA

At AUSA Plasan North America (PNA) concentrates on the additional value working together with this American company, located in Michigan, gives to other companies. Plasan is an International company with R&D and manufacturing facilities in Israel, U.S., and France plus broader partner network known for providing combat and tactical platforms with advanced armour solutions. Plasan […]

New 40-Ton Capacity All-Terrain Crane

At AUSA – the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition – Mack Defense will introduce a Mack Granite-based 40-ton capacity all-terrain crane. The ATC–40T is a collaboration based upon the commercially available Mack Granite chassis therefore delivering a proven system engineered to exceed the U.S. Army’s performance requirements for a […]

Sensors as a Replacement for Pilots

Together with the German Aerospace Centre (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt – DLR) Diehl and HENSOLDT carried out flight tests for a new sensor system to increase air safety in July and August. The objective is to prevent aircraft collisions. In the future, the sensors tested for detecting and avoiding collisions (Sense & Avoid) […]

1,000th AW139 Delivered by Leonardo

The Helicopter Division of Leonardo has delivered the 1,000th AW139, assigned to the Italian Customs Police (Guardia di Finanza) on September 20. A historical milestone for a rotary-wing development and certification programme which was publicly launched in 1998 and which was celebrated by Leonardo at its historical assembly line facility at Vergiate (Varese), near Milan. […]

Slovakia Looks for New Trainer Jets

Lately, it has emerged that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of Slovakia intends to start a procurement programme for a number of modern trainer aircraft, which will allow for the training of a new generation of pilots, who in the next years will start operating a fleet of 14 F-16V Block 70/72 multirole fighter jets, […]

Poland Close to a Partnership in the Narew Programme

MBDA continues to promote the Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) as its offer for the Polish Narew short range air-and-missile defence modernization programme, which is expected to lead to the procurement of over a dozen batteries to provide coverage and protection to strategic infrastructure and military units from a wide range of aerial threats. According […]

Corvettes Chosen for Finnish Squadron 2020 Programme

Today Finland announced it has selected Saab as combat system provider and integrator for the Finnish Navy’s four new POHJANMAA class corvettes for Finnish Squadron 2020 Programme. Squadron 2020 aims to replace seven vessels the Finnish Navy will decommission by four modern corvettes. “The new vessels will be important for Finland’s defence as they will […]

Bulgaria Delays OPV Acquisition

The acquisition of two multipurpose offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) for the Bulgarian Navy will most likely get delayed, as the country’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has yet to announce the results of evaluation of bids submitted by companies taking part in the competition. The Bulgarian MoD was expected to announce the outcome of a multi […]

Poland Closer to Developing New IFV

During the International Defence Industry Exhibition (MSPO) in Kielce Huta Stalowa Wola (HSW), a member of the Polish Armaments Group (Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa, PGZ) holding, presented a prototype of the next generation swimming, infantry fighting vehicle (Nowy Bojowy Pływający Wóz Piechoty, NBPWP), which is being developed under the Borsuk programme. The Borsuk programme calls for […]

Deployable Area Control System

At DSEI EXPAL Systems presented their Deployable Area Control System (D-ACS), an intelligent system of surveillance, control and protection of areas and roadways that has been specially designed to be quickly deployed and collected by a platoon in the field using battery power. D-ACS is therefore optimal for temporary protection of bases or passageways, although […]

UK MoD Announces Babcock’s Arrowhead 140 as RN’s Newest Warship

The Babcock stand was awash with champagne following the UK MoD’s announcement that Babcock Team 31 had been selected as the preferred bidder, together with partner, Thales, to deliver the Royal Navy’s new T31 general-purpose frigates. Five vessels will be built at a cost of £250 million per ship, with the company’s Rosyth facility as […]

Archer Takes Aim at DSEI

Archer, the BAE Systems Bofors’ 155mm/52-cal SP wheeled artillery system was on display at DSEI for the first time carried on a Rheinmetall MAN 8×8 cross country truck with an armoured cab. This 8×8 carrier is widely in use around the world and indicates the international intentions of the company for this wheeled artillery system. […]

MoU Between GRSE and Kongsberg

Today, at DSEI, Indian Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) and Kongsberg signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the manufacture and production of goods and services in India under the Make in India programme. GRSE’s primary focus is on building warships and other vessels for the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard […]

Hawkeye Mobile Weapon System

On display at the AM General stand at DSEI is its Hawkeye 105mm Mobile Weapon System, which has been helpful in supporting the U.S. Army as it tries to determine whether to approve an Army requirement for a mobile 105mm artillery asset. A yes or no decision by the Army is currently awaited.  The company’s […]

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