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REMUS 100 Acquired by Royal Navy

HII has announced the delivery of three REMUS 100s Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) to the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy. The new systems are expected to bring enhanced endurance equipped with new generation of sensors and payloads for increased data quality and mission efficiency. With these new systems, the UK’s Ministry of Defence has acquired a […]

French Navy Takes Delivery of First SAR H160

The French Navy has taken delivery of the first of six H160s that will perform Search & Rescue (SAR) missions. The aircraft is part of the interim fleet that are to be delivered by the partnership formed between: Airbus Helicopters Babcock Safran Helicopter Engines In 2020 the French Armament General Directorate (DGA) signed a contract […]

Camero-Tech Announces Purchase of Xaver-LR40 Through-the-Wall Radar by European Police Force

Camero-Tech systems have announced that they have received a contract for the purchase of their XAVERLR40 radar system, by a Western European police special forces group. The XAVER LR40 is a pulsed ultra-wideband (UWB) radar capable of detecting of living objects behind walls, at distances of more than 50 metres. Such features are intended for […]

Guardia di Finanza Receives Patrol Vessel

In the scope of a ceremony held in the presence of the Minister of Economy and Finance Daniele Franco and the Commander General of the Guardia di Finanza, Gen. C.A. Giuseppe Zafarana, the P.04 OSUM, built to a Damen STAN PATROL 6009 design, officially received the naval flag in Genova on 22 September 2022. The […]

RBSL and Supacat Unveil Solutions for UK MoD’s BGOAA Programme

At the DVD 2022 defence exhibition, RBSL and Supacat both unveiled carrier platforms for MBDA’s BRIMSTONE guided missile, aimed at the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Battle Group Organic Anti-Armour (BGOAA) programme which aims to replace some of the UK’s legacy ground-based anti-armour guided weapon systems. The concept is not entirely new territory for MBDA, […]

MSI Unveils Details of their TERRAHAWK VSHORAD System

The Norfolk-based company MSI displayed their TERRAHAWK Very Short Range Air Defence (VSHORAD) flatbed-based mobile air defence system for the first time at DVD 2022. The system is primarily aimed at countering Class 1 and Class 2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) threats, and is notionally being promoted as an automatic cannon-based system, although an MSI […]

Asio Technologies Unveils UAV Navigation System

Asio Technologies have unveiled their NavGuard NOCTA Mini optical navigation system, a smaller and lighter version of their earlier Navguard NOCTA, which is primarily intended for mounting to small UAVs in contested electromagnetic spectrum environments where Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) jamming or spoofing systems may be active. The system operates by using an on-board […]

MAN Energy Solutions to Provide F126 Frigate Engines

At the SMM exhibition in Hamburg, Damen Naval announced that they had awarded MAN Energy Solutions a contract for eight MAN 32/44CR propulsion engines for Germany’s F126 frigate programme. The engines will form part of a Combined Diesel-Electric and Diesel (CODLAD) propulsion system, providing the vessels with a top speed of over 26 knots. The […]

More PzH 2000 SPHs for Ukraine

The German Armed Forces will provide Ukraine with four more PzH 2000 Self-Propelled Howitzers (SPHs) and additional ammunition. According to a Statement by the German Ministry of Defence, the delivery will be initiated immediately, “despite Germany’s own strained materiel situation.” According to discussions with the industry on the accelerated supply of refurbished guns from the […]

Avion Robotics Provides Information on PHOENIX UAV

Norwegian Company Avion Robotic have displayed a scale model of their developmental PHOENIX heavy UAV at the Helitech/DroneX exhibition. Jan Fosen, CEO of Avion Robotic provided further details of the PHOENIX’s characteristics and the project’s development timeline. The PHOENIX is in the heavy class of UAV, and is intended primarily for transportation. It uses a […]

PGZ & Hyundai Sign Cooperation Agreement

Korea’s Hyundai Rotem and Polish company Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) have signed a far-reaching cooperation agreement. This was announced by PGZ on the sidelines of the MSPO 2022 defence trade fair in Kielce, Poland. The subject of the agreement is the development and production of Main Battle Tanks (MBTs), Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs) and Unmanned […]

Swiss F-35A Contract Signed

Almost a year after the US authorities signed a contract for the procurement of 36 F-35 fighter aircraft, armasuisse has now followed suit, with National Armaments Director Martin Sonderegger, and Swiss F-35A Program Manager Darko Savic, signing a contract valued at CHF 6.035 billion (€6.26Bn) for 36 F-35A aircraft on 19 September 2022. The aircraft […]

Elbit Wins US Army Mortar Contract

Elbit Systems has announced that its US subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America has been awarded a contract to provide 120mm mortar systems for the US Army. The initial delivery order was valued at US$10m, and is due to take place over a two-year period, with work taking place at Elbit’s facility in Fort Worth, Texas. […]

Airbus to Supply Dutch and Czech Communications

Airbus has signed contracts with the Ministries of Defence of the Czech Republic and the Netherlands to provide satellite communications for a 15-year period. The Armed Forces of the Czech Republic and The Netherlands will respectively utilise two and three channels of the Airbus Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) military communications payload hosted on-board the EUTELSAT 36D […]

VAPOR 55 MX Launched by AeroVironment

AeroVironment has announced the launch of their new VAPOR 55 MX helicopter-type UAV, a longer-range variant of their earlier VAPOR 55 UAV. Compared to its predecessor, the VAPOR 55 MX features amore efficient low-profile design that enables the UAV to cruise for up to 75 minutes, compared to the baseline variant’s 60 minutes, and operate […]

Rolls-Royce to Supply F126 Power Systems

Damen Naval and Rolls-Royce Power Systems have signed a contract for the latter to deliver 16 mtu diesel generator sets (gensets) for the German Navy’s four new F126 frigates. Damen noted that this was the first time it had awarded a contract for mtu naval diesel gensets. The agreement also includes an Integrated Logistics Support […]

INVISIO Receives US Contract

INVISIO announced yesterday that it had received an order worth SEK 40 million (€3.8 million) for communication and hearing protection systems from the US Department of Defense (DoD). Deliveries are due to be completed in 2022. MC


Northrop Grumman announced that their LITENING targeting pod has successfully completed its first test flights with the US Navy’s F/A-18 SUPER HORNET. The news follows the US Navy’s early 2022 selection of the LITENING to replace legacy targeting pods on its F/A-18 fleet. The company stated that during the test flight, pilots executed manoeuvres and […]

Irish Armed Forces Sign WFEL Contract

WFEL has been awarded a contract for the supply of the Medium Girder Bridging (MGB) System by the Irish Defence Forces Corps of Engineers. Ireland selected the 31m double storey MGB variant, which can be erected in various configurations to cover a wide range of military and emergency bridging requirements. According to WFEL, the MGB […]

AMZ Kutno Presents TUR & 4×4 Amulance

During the MSPO 2022 exhibition in Kielce, AMZ Kutno presented the medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) variant of their TUR 7 (Eng: AUROCHS) 4×4 protected patrol vehicle. AMZ Kutno explained that the design of this particular variant was influenced by the War in Ukraine. In terms of mobility characteristics, the TUR 7 is equipped with a 6-cylinder […]

Curtiss-Wright Wins Columbia Class Contracts

Curtiss-Wright has announced that it has been awarded contracts valued at approximately US$120m to provide generators for the US Navy’s future COLUMBIA class ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs). The work is due to be performed at Curtiss-Wright Naval and Power’s facility in Cheswick, Pennsylvania. The COLUMBIA class submarine is due to replace OHIO class SSBNs in […]

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