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Steadicopter to Supply BLACK EAGLE to Israeli Navy

Steadicopter has announced a contract award from the Israeli Navy for an unspecified number of BLACK EAGLE UAVs. According to the company, BLACK EAGLE is the first family of unmanned helicopters that are powered by an electric motor, capable of carrying several payloads and sensors, and adaptable to diverse applications, including complex maritime missions. The […]

KMW & Elbit Sign Rocket Cooperation Agreement

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), Elbit Systems Land and Elbit Systems Deutschland have signed a strategic cooperation Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the area of rocket artillery, Elbit writes in a press release. According to the company, this cooperation is to address the growing European interest in Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) capabilities. As part of the […]

STAR-X 3D Radar Unveiled

Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) has unveiled the STAR-X 3D multi-mission naval radar, designed for Offshore Patrol Vessels and other small vessels, the company writes in a press release. The STAR-X 3D naval radar is based on IAI’s Elta Active Electronic Scanned Array (AESA) technology. According to IAI, it performs simultaneous air and surface surveillance, and is […]

Hensoldt to Deliver IFF Products to Elta

Hensoldt will deliver its latest-technology Identification-Friend-or-Foe (IFF) products to Elta Systems, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). Elta awarded Hensoldt several contracts worth approximately €10M to deliver a number of MSSR 2000 ID and MSR1000I secondary radars including test equipment, Hensoldt writes in a press release. The IFF systems work according to the latest […]

USM Tests IRON DOME Based Prototype

According to a press release from Rafael, a live fire test carried out by the US Marine Corps (USMC) with an IRON DOME-based prototype at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico proved that the missile system was successfully integrated with the USMC architecture. The system performed exactly as was predicted by a USMC […]

New Radar for British TYPHOONs

At the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT), the Royal Air Force (RAF) announced that the British TYPHOON fleet would be upgraded over the next few years with an investment of £2.35 Bn (€2.8 Bn). This would secure 1,300 jobs in the UK. The upgrades include the latest mission computers and a cockpit interface, as well as […]

Second TROPHY APS Batch for US MBTs

The US Army Contracting Command has ordered additional TROPHY Active Protection Systems (APS) from General Dynamics Land Systems, the prime contractor for the M1 ABRAMS Main Battle Tanks (MBTs), for about US$280M. Develped by Rafael, TROPHY is marketed in the US in cooperation with Leonardo DRS. At the end of 2020, the US Army had […]

Development of TEMPEST Demonstrator

The UK Secretary of State for Defence, Ben Wallace MP, has confirmed plans for Britain to lead the development of a new flying combat air demonstrator, which will play a critical role in proving the technology and design principles needed to deliver the UK’s Future Combat Air System, BAE Systems writes in a press release. […]

Morocco Orders H135s

The Moroccan Forces Royales Air have ordered a fleet of H135s for military primary training missions. The light twin-engine H135, a reference helicopter in the segment, will be used for training pilots to perform a wide array of demanding missions. These include utility and search & rescue, Airbus writes in a press release. The contract […]

Greg Otsa Joining Milrem Robotics

IT professional Greg Otsa will join Milrem Robotics’ team as the head of the Software Development department in August 2022, Milrem writes in a press release. Otsa will join Milrem Robotics from Telia where he has held different positions for nine years, the last 1.5 years as the Chief Information Officer. According to the company, Otsa […]

Draken & AVA Sign Teaming Agreement

Draken Europe has announced the formal signing of a teaming agreement with Aero Vodochody Aerospace (AVA). The two companies plan to work together in support of the RAF’s new Interim Red Air Aggressor Training Service (IRAATS) and identify and develop maintenance, upgrade, training and support opportunities for Draken’s Teesside-based fleet of civil-registered L-159E HONEY BADGER aircraft. Draken […]


General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has been awarded a contract for eight MQ-9A Extended Range (ER) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) as part of the ARES Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) contract. The company anticipates awards later this year for ground control systems, spares, and ground support equipment as part of the first increment of the Marine Air […]

Bayonet Ocean Vehicles Launched at UDT

Bayonet Ocean Vehicles, a new company, was launched at the recent Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) conference and exhibition in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The company used the event to introduce its new line of amphibious crawling vehicles designated BAYONET 150, 250 and 350. Deployable from land or water independent of weather, the new Bayonet crawlers have […]

Orolia Acquired by Safran

Orolia – a company specialising in Positioning, Navigation & Timing (PNT) and related activities -has been acquired by Safran Electronics & Defense, the company writes in a press release. Orolia employs more than 400 people in Europe and North America and has revenues of around €100M. Its portfolio includes: atomic clocks time servers simulation and […]

Hensoldt IFF Sensors for Norway

The Norwegian procurement agency Forsvarsmateriell (FMA) has awarded Hensoldt a contract to supply several MSSR 2000 ID secondary radars and LTR400 DNG transponders, including cryptography and test equipment and associated services. According to Hensoldt, the contract for the Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) products has a volume of approximately €15M. Known as IFF systems, the […]

Icelandic Coast Guard Uses Camcopter

Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER S-100 is supporting the Icelandic Coast Guard both day and night delivering enhanced maritime situational awareness for an array of operational tasks, through a contract with the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), Schiebel writes in a press release. Currently deployed from the patrol vessels ICGV THOR and FREYJA, the Remotely Piloted Aircraft System […]

New Tent System for German Military

At the end of June, Kärcher Futuretech delivered the first batch of the German Armed Forces’ new “Mobile Accommodation on Mission” (Bwgl UiE SK) modules. A corresponding framework agreement was signed in April 2021. The first production batch is already subject to deliveries with 3,255 sets are to be delivered by the end of the […]

Kappa Optronics Systems for PIRANHA IV

Kappa Optronics has been awarded a contract by GDELS-Mowag to equip 59 PIRANHA IV 8×8 wheeled armoured vehicles with Driver Vision Enhancer (DVE) systems, Kappa writes in a press release. According to the company, the new development will be based on Kappa’s ARMOR EYE driver vision enhancer concept, which is scalable and adaptable to customer […]

Defenture & KMW Sign MoU

Against the background of the German-Dutch procurement project for a new airborne vehicle platform (LuLa), KMW (Krauss-Maffei Wegmann) and Denture have agreed an MoU, Defenture writes in a press release. LuLa is to replace the airborne forces’ existing vehicles and forms part of the €100 Bn special fund approved by the German Parliament. Defenture’s GROUNDFORCE […]

CATALYST Engines at 2022 Airshows

At this year’s ILA Berlin air show, Avio Aero had the full CATALYST turboprop engine on display. In part, the engine comprises 3D-printed components and the programme continues to undergo testing for certification, Avio Aero writes in a press release Reportedly, CATALYST is the first original turboprop designed, developed, and manufactured for business & general aviation […]

GlobalEye Order from Sweden

Saab has been awarded a contract from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for the GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft, Saab writes in a press release. The order covers two GlobalEye aircraft with deliveries planned during 2027. The order value is approximately SEK 7.3Bn and the contract period is 2022-2027. According to […]

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