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Safran Maritime PATROLLER in OCEAN2020

The maritime patrol version of Safran’s PATROLLER drone has shown its ability to meet the maritime surveillance needs of navies or European maritime surveillance agencies as part of the European project OCEAN2020, Safran writes in a press release. The project is funded by the European Commission within the scope of the European Defence Agency’s preparatory […]

Elbit IHADSS for US Army

The US Army’s AH-64 APACHE attack helicopters will be equipped with Integrated Helmet and Display Sight Systems (IHADSS) from Elbit System of America. Elbit reports that it has signed an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) framework contract with the US Army worth a maximum of US$76M (equivalent to €66M) with a term of five years. A […]

Palm-Sized BNET NANO to Debut

Israeli manufacturer Rafael has announced the addition of the ultra-small BNET Nano handheld radio to the BNET family. The new palm-sized radio has the technological features of the wider family, including scalability, multi-channel reception and spectrum superiority, Rafael writes. The BNET family features include multi-channel reception technology, high network capacity in terms of data rates […]



Calian Acquires SimFront

Calian Group Ltd. has announced the acquisition of Canadian-based SimFront, effective immediately, in an agreement valued at up to CDN$15M. Calian and SimFront have a 15-year collaborative relationship with the Canadian Department of National Defence. During this period, the SimFront Virtual Command and Control Interface (VCCI) tool suite has served in support of simulation-to-Command, Control, […]

NCI Agency to Procure Education & Training Services

According to a press release, the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) plans to release a formal Invitation for Bids (IFB) to procure commercially available education and training services for NATO. The NCI Agency may award multiple contracts, based on nine training lots specifically set up in the IFB, which will be released in […]

Nexter & STV Sign Ammunition Agreement

Nexter Group has signed an agreement with Czech manufacturer STV Group for the local supply and certification of shells and modular charges. Nexter undertakes to support the certification of artillery ammunition manufactured locally by STV Group for use on the CAESAR artillery system. The agreement also provides for the acquisition from Nexter of specific 155mm […]



More G36s for Lithuania

According to a statement by the Lithuanian Defence Ministry, the country has again ordered G36 assault rifles from Heckler & Koch, thus supplementing the existing stock. According to the contract concluded by the Lithuanian Defence Materiel Agency on 30 September, the contract has a value of approximately €19M, with the rifles to be delivered between […]

First Public Appearance of Renk America at AUSA

Renk America has announced that the company will officially unveil itself at the Association of the US Army’s (AUSA) 2021 Meeting and Exposition in Washington D.C. from 11 to 13 October. Renk America recently opened in Muskegon, Mich, after Germany’s Renk Group acquired L3Harris Technologies Combat Propulsion Systems in July for US$400M cash. Founded in […]

Anne Quillon Appointed Procurement Director at Naval Group

Naval Group has announced the appointment of Anne Quillon as Director of Procurement, Sourcing and Supplier Management within the Operations and Performance Department of company. She will manage all of Naval Group’s resources in the area of purchasing and will define the group’s “responsible purchasing” policy and manage its performance. She will also support the […]



Boeing Signs Block II CHINOOK Contract

The US Army has exercised options for four contracted CH-47F Block II CHINOOKs with the aircraft scheduled for delivery beginning in 2023. Separately, the Army has awarded Boeing a US$29M advanced procurement contract for the second production lot of CH-47F Block II aircraft. The Block II CHINOOK features multiple upgrades aimed at providing additional lift capability and […]

IDET 2021: Bird Aerosystems to Present AMPS family

Bird Aerosystems has announced that the company will participate and present its Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) family of solutions at the IDET exhibition in Brno. AMPS is currently in service with hundreds of military and VIP aircraft worldwide, including aircraft of NATO member countries such as the Czech Republic. At the exhibition, Bird Aerosystems […]

Milrem Robotics Launches Cooperation with Lumina

Milrem Robotics has announced a cooperation agreement with Lumina Technology Partners (Lumina) in Canada. Under the agreement, Lumina will offer the full portfolio of Milrem Robotics products, including the THeMIS and MULTISCOPE UGVs to both public-sector and commercial customers, taking advantage of the available payloads to address a variety of applications including firefighting, transport and […]



Rear Admiral Stefano Turchetto Made EUNAVFOR MED IRINI Commander

Rear Admiral Stefano Turchetto has been appointed as Operation Commander for the EU military operation in the Mediterranean (EUNAVFOR MED IRINI). He takes command from Rear Admiral Fabio Agostini on 1 October 2021. Rear Admiral Turchetto has more than 35 years of experience in the Italian Navy. During his last assignment as First Naval Division Commander, he […]

Russian Army Adopts Rostec’s Ordnance for Protection against High-Precision Weapons

A new obscurant ordnance developed by the Central Scientific Research Institute for Precision Machine Engineering (TsNIITochMash) of the Russian Rostec State Corporation has been accepted for service by the Russian Armed Forces. The product has been designed for individual protection of vehicles against high-precision weapons with laser, optical and thermal guidance systems. When a threat […]

Benedicte Willumsen Grieg Takes Up New Role

Kongsberg Digital has announced the appointment of Benedicte Willumsen Grieg to the newly created position of Vice President, Strategy. Willumsen Grieg will be part of the management team, reporting to Hege Skryseth. Her objectives include the support of the company’s further growth, with a special focus on strategy projects and operationalisation, closely linked to strategic […]



Rohde & Schwarz Radios for Canada

The Canadian Department of National Defence has contracted German technology company Rhode & Schwarz to supply HF radios over the next five years. According to the company, existing radios at strategic locations of the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force will be replaced with modern radios from the SOVERON […]

Hensoldt and L3Harris Sign Cooperation Agreement

German sensor specialist Hensoldt and L3Harris Technologies from the USA want to jointly develop new capabilities for NATO’s Alliance Future Surveillance and Control (AFSC) programme. To this end, the two companies have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to pool their expertise in the field of platform-independent mission solutions, Hensoldt writes in a statement. Under the […]

ESG and Saab to Cooperate

ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH and Saab Deutschland GmbH have signed an agreement for strategic cooperation on equipment projects and development programmes for the German Navy, according to a joint press release. Just a few days ago, Saab, as the prime contractor for the modernisation of the German F123 frigates, commissioned ESG to provide comprehensive logistics […]



Establishment of the Franco-German C-130J Squadron

With the signing of the second intergovernmental agreement on Franco-German cooperation in the field of air transport, the German and French Defence Ministers, Annegret Kramp Karrenbauer and Florence Parly, cleared the last hurdle for the official founding of a joint Franco-German squadron on 1 September 2021. As the German MoD has announced, the core of […]

FN Herstal Machine Guns for Norway

The Norwegian Armed Forces have placed an order with FN Herstal for new machine guns. A two-part framework contract for this was recently awarded according to a notification from the Norwegian procurement agency Forsvarsmateriell (FMA). The first contract has a duration of seven years and provides for the delivery of up to 4,000 FN MINIMI […]

InVeris Acquires Survivr

InVeris Training Solutions has announced that it has acquired Survivr, a privately held, Dallas-based public benefit corporation devoted to public safety. With the addition of Survivr to readiness training solutions portfolio, InVeris intends to continue to build on its commitment to deliver effective, reliable, and innovative products and services for when split-second decisions matter, according […]




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