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Latvia Makes Another Attempt to Tactical Vehicle Acquisition

The Latvian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has launched the procedure for the procurement of a series of new high-mobility armoured 4×4 tactical vehicles. This is another attempt of the Baltic State to acquire such platforms, as the initial tender had to be cancelled due to a number of procedural irregularities and legal obstacles. The head […]

Tender for the British Morpheus Programme

November 1, 2029, is the tender deadline for those companies that wish to candidate for Systems Integrator (SI) of the British Morpheus programme. Under Morpheus, the UK is investing £3.2 billion in military communication to establish a single information environment through a fully integrated operational information system which is seamless from the barracks, headquarters to […]

Slovakia Prolongs Procurement of Armoured Vehicles

The Slovak Ministry of Defence (MoD) has so far failed to secure the contract for procurement of 81 Vydra 8×8 wheeled armoured vehicles, which were designed by the local defence industry and Finnish Patria. The planned acquisition has stalled due to a number of difficulties, resulting in harsh criticism of the programme coming from the […]

Next Step of the Network for the Sky

Airbus was able to successfully demonstrate their connected airborne battlespace scenario – the Network for the Sky (NFTS) programme – during a first test flight. During this flight the aircraft became a secure high-speed communications node, delivering the necessary communication capabilities for modern military operations. NFTS integrates satellite and ground communications, air-to-ground, ground-to-air and air-to-air […]

FFG Presents Recovery Module for the Boxer

The Boxer is characterized by its modular design. It consists of two key elements: the driving module and the removable mission module. FFG Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft mbH (FFG) will present a recovery module for the Boxer to a specialist audience for the first time at the DSEi in London in September. Depending on the national […]

New Russian Military Aircraft to be Presented at MAKS-2019

The International Aerospace Salon MAKS-2019 will be held at Zhukovskiy, Moscow Region on August 27 to September 1. The show profile allows to display all type of military and commercial aircraft, space technology and air-defence systems attracting a huge number of participants, predominantly Russian. Due to US/EU sanctions Western companies limited their presence to commercial […]

Poland Modernises its Multirole Fighter Fleet

The Polish Air Force is at the threshold of modernisation of its combat air fleet, as a number of legacy, Soviet-era platforms are planned to be phased out in the nearest future. They will gradually be replaced by modern 5th generation multirole fighter aircraft, which will be procured under the “Harpia” programme. Poland’s Ministry of […]

Belgian Army Gets New Combat Training Centre

The Belgian Army will get a complete new training centre with infantry simulators, anti-tank simulators, vehicle systems and communication systems for controlling, monitoring and collecting training data to enable detailed analysis of exercises. A corresponding contract has been signed by the Belgian MoD and Saab. The order value is approximately SEK160 million (approx. €14.9 million) […]

Uncertainties Emerge Over the Slovak 4×4 Tender

The tender for procurement of a number of multi role tactical 4×4 vehicles for the Slovak Army has been suspended as the country’s anti-corruption office continues to evaluate legality of the whole competition. The Office for Public Procurement (UVO), which controls the execution of public tenders in Slovakia, and verifies if they are carried out […]

TRS-3D Naval Radar for Norwegian Coast Guard Vessel

The Norwegian Coast Guard vessel SVALBARD will be equipped with HENSOLDT’s latest version of its TRS-3D naval radar and MSSR 2000 I IFF System. TRS-3D is a three-dimensional multimode naval radar for air and sea surveillance. It includes the ability to correlate plots and tracks of targets with the MSSR 2000 I identification system for […]

Military Min Mac Rack

PELI announced that their configurable Min Mac Rack was able to pass even more military certifications. After successful completion of new military test certifications for drops (MIL-STD-810G), water immersion (IPX7) and dust ingress protection (IP6X), this feature-rich rugged case line secures its protection leading value. The renovated PELI Min Mac Rack range is available with […]

Marines Get INVISIO Headset Systems

The U.S. Marine Corps has selected INVISIO for their Hearing Enhancement Program with a first order worth Skr43 million (about €4 million). The systems consist of both communications enabled versions and as well as hearing protection only. Infantry, artillery, reconnaissance and combat engineer Marines decided on INVISIO systems based on fit, form, function and comfort. […]

ASCOD Offered to the Czech Army

The Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) has recently sent out calls for preliminary offers in the long awaited tender for new tracked infantry fighting vehicles (IFV). General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS), as one of major armoured vehicles manufacturers in Europe, is expected to make a bid, offering its tested ASCOD platform, which has already […]

New 60mm Mortar for Infantry and Special Forces

Today Rheinmetall announced the development of a new 60mm mortar for infantry and special forces. According to the company this RSG60 has a new design design and engineering characteristics which make this indirect fire system very light and easy to handle. “A few quick manual adjustments turn the 15.8 kg standard infantry version into a […]

URAN-9 Unmanned Combat Ground Vehicle

The Russian Army Corps of Engineers presented at the ARMY-2019 International Forum several new vehicles of various application. One of the highlights was the URAN-9 Unmanned Combat Ground Vehicle (UCGV) which entered the Russian Army official service in January this year. The machine is a robot employing the specially designed tracked chassis. The power unit […]

High-Energy Laser for the German Navy

MBDA Deutschland and Rheinmetall have agreed to collaborate in the high-energy laser effectors domain. Weaponised high-energy lasers (HEL) might close a capability gap in the weapon mix of guns and missiles. Developments, mainly in Germany and the USA, have paved the way to the production of powerful, easy-to-handle and logistically affordable systems which may achieve […]

Competition for Armoured Wheeled Vehicles in Bulgaria

After several attempts, the Bulgarian Ministry of Defence has now issued a Request for Proposal (RfP) for the supply of 150 armoured wheeled vehicles. Following market analysis, the Ministry selected the four European companies ARTEC (Germany), Patria (Finland), Nexter (France) and General Dynamics Land System – Mowag (Switzerland). The deadline for submission of bids is […]

U.S. Army Heavy Dump Truck Programme

Mack Defense is partnering with Crysteel Manufacturing on the U.S. Army M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck (HDT) contract. The Mack Defense M917A3 HDT is based on the commercial Mack Granite model and has been optimized to meet the current needs of the U.S. Army. Mack Defense added heavier-duty rear axles, all-wheel drive, increased suspension ride height […]

U.S. Navy Gets Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band Pod

The first Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) pod has been delivered to the U.S. Navy to begin ground and aircraft integration testing. Raytheon will deliver 15 EMD (Engineering and Manufacturing Development) pods for mission systems testing and qualification as well as 14 aeromechanical pods for airworthiness certification. NGJ-MB is a high-capacity and power airborne electronic […]

Poland Completes the First Serial Production 155mm SPH Battery

The Polish Army is finalizing completion of the first Regina artillery battery composed of serial production 155mm Krab self-propelled howitzers (SPH) manufactured by the local Huta Stalowa Wola. In the past months the 5th Artillery Regiment in Sulechow, western Poland, subordinate to the 12th Mechanised Division in Szczecin, received equipment, allowing for forming two out […]

Poland Starts Production of Mk 82 Bombs

Chemical Works Nitro-Chem, a member of the Polish Armaments Group (Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa, PGZ), received a certificate allowing it to manufacture Mark (Mk) 82 unguided, low-drag general purpose bombs, which are in the inventory of the Polish Air Force and arm the F-16C/D-52+ multirole fighter aircraft, therefore concluding the almost two years long technology transfer […]

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