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Commercial Release for REMUS 300 UUV

Huntington Ingalls Industries has announced the commercial release of its REMUS 300 Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV). This new, open architecture, small-class UUV can dive to depths of 305m (1,000 feet) and has endurance options of up to 30 hours. Built on the REMUS Technology Platform, the REMUS 300 has compact and efficient core electronics, advanced […]

US Army Ballistic Helmet Order

Avon Rubber p.l.c. is pleased to confirm a modification to the existing US Army Integrated Head Protection System low rate initial production contract to increase the value by an estimated US$28.4M. As part of this modification, the US Army has placed an order under this contract worth US$18.9M. Deliveries are expected to commence in the current financial […]

MSPO 2021 Preparations Proceeding

The preparations for the upcoming 29th Polish International Defence Industry Exhibition – MSPO 2021 – are underway. The National Pavilions are one of the novelties which expands Targi Kielce’s September expo’s agenda. It is worth remembering that Lead Nation Exhibitions have accompanied the military trade fair since 2004 and have thus become MSPO tradition. Until now […]

US FONOPS Anger India

The US violated India’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in early April, thereby inviting New Delhi’s annoyance, by carrying out maritime manoeuvres in Indian coastal territory without permission. This was aimed at challenging India’s excessive maritime claims. New Delhi raised concerns with Washington citing the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) of […]

BEOWULF Prototypes for CATV

The US Army has selected BAE Systems to deliver two prototype vehicles for evaluation as a potential solution for the Cold Weather All-Terrain Vehicle (CATV) programme. The BEOWULF is based on proven, existing solutions and is capable of moving personnel and cargo in the most remote and harshest conditions. Its articulated mobility system is key to the […]

HENSOLDT UK Radars for Polish Navy

HENSOLDT UK is to deliver Kelvin Hughes Mk11 X Band SharpEye navigation radars for two Polish Navy KORMORAN II class minehunters, ORP ALBATROS and ORP MEWA. Installed in conjunction with an OSI Maritime Systems integrated navigation bridge system, the radars will be tasked with navigation and surface surveillance functionality, providing the Polish Navy with solid […]

V-22 OSPREY Marks 600,000 Flying Hours

The Bell Boeing V-22 OSPREY has logged more than 600,000 flight-hours, providing continuous customer support to maintain mission readiness and transport critical cargo and personnel. Built by Bell Textron Inc. and Boeing, the V-22 fleet has grown to more than 400 aircraft and is operated by the USMC, US Air Force, US Navy and the […]

Kratos Wins Drone C2 Contract

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc has announced that Micro Systems, Inc., (a wholly owned subsidiary and part of the Kratos Unmanned Systems Division), has received a US$85,949,472 contract, with a $60.7M base and two options totalling approximately $25.3M, from the US Army to support the Army Ground Aerial Target Control System. This includes software updating, […]

MKU Limited Ballistic Vests for Brazil

MKU Limited has become the first company from outside of Brazil to provide ballistic vests to the elite Military Police in Sao Paulo. This was in response to a tender for 14,500 ballistic vests based on the latest NIJ 0101.06 standard of the USA’s National Institute of Justice. The specifications of the tender for the ballistic […]

NSPA Orders AeroVironment PUMA UAVs

AeroVironment has received four firm-fixed-price orders totalling US$11,527,074 from the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) for PUMA™ 3 AE tactical UAS and initial spares packages. The orders are part of a three-year base contract received from NSPA in January 2020. The contract includes an option for two additional years of logistics support for RAVEN®, […]

US Army Exercises Second Option in Small UAS Contract

The US Army has exercised the second of three options under the sole source Flight Control Systems (FCS) domain of the Army’s multi-year small UAS contract. The option is valued at US$20,979,905 and includes avionics and data link upgrade packages to modify radio frequencies employed by the Army’s existing fleet of RAVEN® tactical UAVs. The […]

Light Surveillance for DA40

With a Surveillance-Kit installed on the popular light aircraft DA40, Airborne Technologies has once again demonstrated the flexibility of their Mission System Airborne LINX. It can be adapted to truly any customer requirement regardless of the size of the aircraft. This lightweight and compact ISR package includes: an operator interface including Augmented Reality System (integrated […]

Terma Opens Office in Indonesia

Terma has established itself in Indonesia with the opening of PT Terma Technologies Indonesia.  The expansion emphasises the company’s focus on the country, where it will pursue business opportunities within the aerospace, defence and security sector. The new office represents the third expansion in the Asia-Pacific region after the establishment of Terma Singapore in 2007 […]

KAMS Contracted to Upgrade F-16s

Kongsberg Aviation Maintenance Services (KAMS) has been contracted by the Norwegian Defence Material Agency to maintain and make ready for sale two F-16 aircraft that have been decommissioned by the Norwegian Armed Forces. The contract initially applies to two F-16 aircraft that the Royal Norwegian Air Force has taken out of service, with an option […]

GRAY EAGLE Marks One Million Flight Hours

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has announced that its family of GRAY EAGLE Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) surpassed one million flight hours on 16 March 2021 during US Army flight operations. This historic milestone is the latest accomplishment on a remarkable journey that started in March 2004 with the first flight of an early […]

Kongsberg Signs New F-35 Contract

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KDA) has signed a new agreement with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics (LMA) worth 1.750 MNOK for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme production lots 15-17. The agreement includes delivery of the F-35 Rudders, Vertical Leading Edges and Main Landing Gear Closeout panels for more than 500 aircraft. Production of these mission […]

UEC Enables Successful SOYUZ Launch

Serial rocket engines RD-107А/108А made by JSC Kuznetsov, a Samara enterprise of Rostec’s United Engine Corporation, ensured a successful launch of SOYUZ-2.1a rocket with its Fregat acceleration unit. The South Korean CAS500-1 spacecraft was the main payload alongside 37 other satellites. The rocket was launched from Site No. 31 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome on 22 March at 9:07 a.m. […]

Ultra Signs UK Sonobuoy Contract

Ultra Maritime has announced that its sonobuoy systems business has been awarded a further contract, worth £31m over three years, by the UK MoD. Ultra will continue to supply sonobuoys for the Royal Navy’s MERLIN helicopter from 2022 to 2024. The contract comes at an important time, boosting both the economy and jobs in the UK. […]

Possible Dutch AH-64 Training Deal Approved

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to The Netherlands of AH-64 Pilot Training and Logistics Support with related equipment for an estimated cost of US$190M. The Government of the Netherlands has requested support for the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) AH-64 training programme to include: Fuel Base Operating […]

ABS/ESC Retrofit for HMMWV Fleets

Ricardo Defense has secured a three-year, US$89M contract to provide critical safety upgrades protecting the lives of thousands of High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) operators around the world. This will provide up to 9,480 critical safety improvement Antilock Brake System / Electronic Stability Control (ABS/ESC) retrofit kits over the next three years for the US Army’s […]

RAFALE F3-R Cleared for Operational Use

The French Air & Space Force and Navy Chiefs of Staff have jointly approved the entry into operational service of the RAFALE F3-R fighter jet. Upgrading French combat aircraft capacities ranks high on the list of priorities of the French military expenditure plan (LPM) which provides for a €2.7Bn investment in the development of the […]

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