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KNDS Increases Sales

Defence technology group KMW+Nexter Defense Systems (KNDS), formed from the defence technology system houses Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (Germany) and Nexter (France), has increased sales by a few million to €2.4Bn in 2020 despite the impact of the pandemic. The order book rose by €3.3Bn to a record €10.6Bn. The 2020 orders include: 322 FENNEK MLU (Netherlands) […]

Rohde & Schwarz Radio for NATALE DE GRAZIA

Rohde & Schwarz has announced that it will equip the Italian Coast Guard’s new patrol boat, the CP420 “NATALE DE GRAZIA”, with external communications systems. This new vessel, built by Intermarine, will expand the operating capabilities of the fleet and operate with Rohde & Schwarz SOVERON communications. The company’s M3SR Series4100 High Frequency (HF) radios enable authorities to patrol large coastal areas and will […]

GRAY EAGLE Generator Tests Completed

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) has completed initial flight tests of a new brushless generator system on a company-owned GRAY EAGLE Extended Range (GE-ER) UAS at Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona. The initial flight test of the system marks an important milestone towards upgrading the GE-ER fleet with generators that will significantly improve reliability […]



Terma Radar for Indonesia’s BRS

Terma has announced that it has recently been awarded a contract to supply a SCANTER 6002 radar for Indonesia’s latest Hospital Assistance Ship (BRS). The award follows a previous contract signed in 2019 to supply a similar radar for the BRS WAHIDIN SOEDIROSUSODO, delivered in January 2021. The Indonesian Navy’s BRS, built in Surabaya by the […]

New Israeli OT Consortium Formed

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd has signed an initiative with leading Israeli cyber solutions partners to establish an Israeli Operational Technologies Cyber Consortium. The initiative is in cooperation with the Israel National Cyber Directorate and the company made the announcement at GISEC Global 2021 Cyber Security Expo in Dubai. The new consortium will provide end-to-end, cyber Operational Technology (OT) solutions, working […]

30mm Gun Turret for STRYKER

The US Army is equipping some of its 8×8 STRYKER combat vehicles with unmanned 30-mm gun turrets. In a framework contract with Oshkosh Defense (who announced the news) as prime contractor, the US Army Contracting Command has agreed to integrate remotely operated 30-mm Samson gun turrets on STRYKER chassis Double V-Hull Infantry Carrier Vehicle for around […]



Babcock CEO Hosts ARROWHEAD 140 Meetings in Greece

Babcock International CEO David Lockwood has led a series of meetings in Greece with key industry figures, government officials and supply chain companies as Babcock continues to build international interest in its ARROWHEAD 140 general purpose frigate and bid to deliver the Hellenic Navy’s new frigate modernisation programme. A comprehensive programme of discussions were undertaken […]

MWTSS Passes Acceptance Testing

InVeris Training Solutions has announced that it has successfully passed on-site acceptance testing for 14 Mobile Weapon Training Simulation Systems (MWTSS) and an additional 73 EF88 weapon simulators for the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The MWTSS has the same capability as the fixed WTSS but in a single (4.2m x 2.4m) screen mobile configuration that will […]

Stefan Gesmann Made MD of Panavia

Airbus has announced the appointment of Stefan Gesmann as Managing Director of Panavia Aircraft GmbH by the shareholders of the TORNADO consortium. He succeeded Volker Paltzo on 1 June 2021, who has moved back to Airbus after two years in the post.  Gesmann’s most recent role at Airbus Defence and Space as Head of System Support Services […]



RUAG Receives SAR for Engine Contracts

RUAG has received Source Approval Request (SAR) approval for maintenance and repair work on J85-GE21 engines for the US government, the company has announced. Only suppliers with SAR approval are taken into consideration for tenders and contracts with the US DoD. With SAR approval for complete engines in the field of F-5 services, RUAG will continue […]

ARQUIMEA Consolidates Businesses

Spanish technology company ARQUIMEA is bringing the experience, capabilities and technologies of Arquimea Ingenieria, S.L.U, Expace On Board Systems, S.L.U and Ramem, S.A under a single brand within its Aerospace and Defence division, the company said in a press release. This business segment produces Fire Control Solutions and targeting devices. ARQUIMEA has been developing innovative […]

US Army to Test SRT

AM General, a global leader in military grade tactical vehicles and mobility systems, recently received a Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) contract from the US Army to provide two HUMVEE 2-CT Hawkeye Mobile Howitzer Systems (MHS) for the service’s characterisation test, the company said in a press release. AM General and its strategic partner, Mandus Group, have been […]



Commtact Ltd. Tests Datalinks

Commtact Ltd. has announced in a press release that its EMDLS datalink radio units have recently undergone harsh testing cycles administered for the US Army as per known MIL-810 and MIL-461 standards. The EMDLS datalink radios are designed and developed specifically for small-mid platforms such as drones and V-TOLs. The EMDLS BAT is IP67 certified and exceled […]

SEA 1905 MoU Signed

Australian company Total Marine Technology (TMT) and France’s ECA Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to combine their expertise in the domain of unmanned technologies in order to partner for the SEA 1905 Programme for the Royal Australian Navy’s future Maritime Mine Countermeasures and Military Survey Capability. ECA made the announcement in a press […]

US Army to Axe STRYKER MGS

The US Army will divest all STRYKER Mobile Gun Systems (MGS) by the end of fiscal year 2022, the service announced today. This decision comes after a comprehensive analysis highlighted obsolescence and systemic issues with the its dated cannon and automatic loader. While updating and providing new capabilities is most commonly associated with modernisation, the divestiture […]



SKYDEX & TSS Form Partnership

SKYDEX has partnered with TSS International to revolutionise how armoured vehicle manufacturers design products for blast protection, the former said in a press release. In an effort to elevate existing vehicle protection standards, TSS and SKYDEX have joined forces to continue to improve the safety of armored vehicle platforms and offer the most advanced protection solutions in the […]

New Body Cams for French Police

The French police are to be equipped with 30,000 body cams from July 2021. The aim is to promote trust in police work through transparency and to increase the safety of police officers. With a contract value of €15M, the project is one of the largest bodycam projects in the world, contractor Motorola Solutions announced.  […]

Celia Pelaz Joins HENSOLDT Management Board

German sensor producer HENSOLDT has appointed Celia Pelaz to the Management Board of the company, a move effective from 1 July 2021. As Chief Strategy Officer, she will be responsible for the strategic positioning of HENSOLDT as well as its business development. The company also announced that she will continue to lead the Spectrum Dominance […]



Rheinmetall Joins UNGC

Rheinmetall is joining the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). In becoming a signatory, the company pledges to uphold the 10 principles of the UNGC regarding sustainable and responsible business management and development. Even before joining the UNGC, Rheinmetall oriented its sustainability strategy to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the UN. For example, the Group […]

FN EVOLYS Launched

FN Herstal introduced a new machine gun named FN EVOLYS during a digital product launch event in early May. According to the company, FN EVOLYS is an ultralight weapon that combines the firing capabilities of a belt-fed machine gun with ergonomics and balance similar to an assault rifle. The gun has been developed in two […]

TechNet Europe 2021

AFCEA Europe provides a forum for the ethical exchange of information and knowledge sharing across Europe in the field of IT in defence and security. This has the purpose of meeting the needs of governments. Under the patronage of the Defence Minister of Portugal, AFCEA Europe has organised the TechNet Europe 2021 conference on 1 […]




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