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EuroSpike Demonstrated in Estonia

Estonia has received the first SPIKE SR missiles from EuroSpike. After operational testing and training of personnel, the Estonian Defence Forces demonstrated the weapon system in front of international experts and the SPIKE User Club. From a field position, the infantrymen fired two missiles at targets at 1,500 m and 1,800 m respectively. The effect […]

Incora Appoints David Coleal as CEO

Incora has announced the appointment David Coleal as group Chief Executive Officer. Effective from 30 November 2020, the appointment comes at a significant time for the company as it embarks on the next phase of its growth trajectory, driven by an unrelenting focus to provide Incora’s customers with leading-edge solutions for the global supply chain. Incora […]


The Dutch Defence Materiel Organisation has recently confirmed the order for a Hull Vane® to equip the 108m Oceangoing Patrol Vessel HNLMS ZEELAND, marking two firsts for the Dutch company. It is the first Hull Vane® on both a naval ship and a vessel over 100m in length. Sometimes called “underwater spoiler”, the Hull Vane® is a […]

Diehl Aviation Responds to Coronavirus

In response to the crisis in aviation triggered by the coronavirus, Diehl Aviation, a leading supplier of cabin interiors and aircraft systems as well as related services, has presented a concept for its future positioning. This will assist the company in securing its leading position in the aviation industry. Diehl Aviation is commencing implementation of […]

Evaluation for Swiss Fighter and Air Defence Programmes

The Swiss procurement authority Armasuisse has received a second set of bids from the candidates for the Air2030 project, respectively for a New Combat Aircraft (NKF) and a Ground-Based Air Defence System with Extended Range (BodLUV GR). This follows extensive testing and hardware demonstrations following the first bid. The candidates had to perform tasks that […]

Rheinmetall Awards Subcontract for MIV

Rheinmetall has awarded Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL) a subcontract to manufacture more than 260 BOXER vehicles for the UK MOD’s Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) programme. The Command and Special Carrier variants will be produced at RBSL’s facility in Telford, Shropshire. The subcontract, worth about £860M (€960M) marks a significant milestone for the programme, following the […]

Thales and MHI to Deliver HFSAS to JMSDF

Thales and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) have signed a contract for the delivery of High Frequency Synthetic Aperture Sonar (HFSAS) SAMDIS to equip MHI’s OZZ-5 Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV), enabling Thales to contribute to Japan’s national security by introducing combat proven technology to a domestic manufacturer. The Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) relies on Thales and […]

ST Engineering Antycip Equips TIGER Attack Helicopter Simulators

ST Engineering Antycip (formerly Antycip Simulation) has recently been commissioned to upgrade the projection system for two TIGER attack helicopter simulators located at a Military technical centre in Europe. The project, which has been two years in the making, concluded with a few final tweaks of the system in June of this year. STE Antycip’s team designed […]

Lürssen to Build Patrol Boats in Bulgaria

Lürssen Group has signed a contract to build two patrol boats for the Bulgarian Navy. From the scarce information available, it can be deduced that the “Multipurpose Modular Patrol Vessels” (MMPV) mentioned in the Bulgarian communiqué could be a derivate of the Lürssen OPV 90, though no comments were received from the company. According to […]

US Army Chief Sees Sikorsky-Boeing FVL Demonstration

US Army Chief of Staff General James C McConville has witnessed a flight demonstration by  the Sikorsky-Boeing Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) for the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) Assault Aircraft. In 2014, the Army selected the Bell and Sikorsky-Boeing teams to continue the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) to flight demonstration, proving transformational vertical lift […]

BAE Contracted to Extend Life of Swiss IFVs

BAE Systems Hägglunds division has received a contract from the Swiss Federal Office for Defense Procurement (armasuisse) for the life-extension of the Swiss Army’s CV9030, known as the “Schützenpanzer 2000.” The life-extension programme will keep the 186 vehicle fleet in service until 2040 and significantly improve the platform’s ability in certain areas, the company said in […]

Ten Year WFEL Contract for UK BOXER

WFEL has secured a ten year production contract to supply BOXER Vehicle Drive Module fabricated hulls, together with a further contract for the Assembly, Integration and Test (AIT) of approximately half of the 500 vehicles to be supplied to the British Army, under the £2.3Bn contract signed with ARTEC at the end of 2019. This is another […]

New Main Battle Tanks for Norway

Norwegian Minister of Defence Frank Bakke-Jensen has presented Norwegian plans for the renewal of the country’s MBTs. According to these plans, Norway intends to field the new tanks from 2025. Norway purchased 52 LEOPARD 2 A4 MBTs from the Netherlands in 2001 and adapted them to Norwegian requirements, with 36 currently active. Based on the 2018 […]

PNS TABUK Commissioned in Romania

Pakistan’s Navy has commissioned its new Corvette, a Damen OPV 1900 named PNS TABUK, at the Port of Constanta, Romania. The ship is part of a two vessel order with Damen, signed by the Pakistan Ministry of Defence in 2017. Both ships are built at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania with the first vessel, PNS […]

Final NATO AGS UAV Delivered

On 12 November 2020, the fifth and final NATO RQ-4D PHOENIX UAV landed at the Main Operating Base (MOB) of the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance system (AGS) in Sigonella, Sicily, meaning the main part of the AGS has been delivered. The NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Force (NAGSF) is currently preparing for Initial Operating Capability (IOC), […]

New Belgium & Netherlands MCMV Partners

Two strategic Belgian companies, ABC and FN Herstal, have been selected to provide equipment for the twelve Mine Countermeasures Vessels (MCMV), equipped with drone systems (Toolbox), led by Belgium Naval & Robotics, Naval Group and ECA Group consortium for the Belgian and Dutch navies. FN Herstal and ABC will deliver critical capabilities of the vessels, […]

Naval Group Releases SMX 31E Concept Ship

Naval Group has unveiled its 2020 concept vessel, a vision of submarines in 2040.

TKMS Hands Over INS MAGEN to the Israeli Navy

The INS MAGEN has officially been handed over to the Israeli Navy by manufacturer ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), marking another important milestone in the ongoing programme to build four SA’AR corvettes for the service. The handover took place on 11 November under strict coronavirus prevention measures. These ships have a stealthy design with tailour made […]

AEC Skyline Supports Trinational Exercise in Denmark

AEC Skyline deployed its bespoke Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) services to Denmark in support of the Composite Special Operations Air Task Group (C-SOATG) being trained there during exercise Trojan Phoenix. Held by the Danish, Dutch and Belgian Militaries between 26 October and 6 November, the certification exercise saw AEC Skyline together with Smart Delta […]

FRSN Supplied to Danish Army

The Danish Army has procured a significant number of mobile workshop containers, commonly referred to as the Forward Repair System NATO (FRSN), mainly to be assigned to the Danish Army’s heavy combat units. FRSN consists of several individual components, built and placed within the dimensions of a 20-foot container, meaning it can be transported by […]


The Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw) has awarded Rheinmetall Defence, as prime contractor, a contract to manufacture and supply thermal imaging equipment for the MARDER IFV. The SAPHIR 2.6 MK thermal imaging aiming device (MARDER configuration) has been developed by Rheinmetall Electronics and is specially designed for the MARDER IFV. It […]

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