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GA-ASI Demonstrates Network Relay Using Laser Communications

On 1 December 2022, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) completed a fully-networked demonstration using multiple Laser Communication terminals. The network included ground, mobile and airborne terminals. During the demonstration, a live video and audio feed of operators at each terminal was shared in the networked communication display. The demonstration took place at Naval Information Warfare […]

Dassault and Airbus reach agreement on FCAS

The Future Combat Air System (FCAS) programme of the three partner countries France, Germany and Spain is taking a step forward after a long delay. According to press reports in Le Figaro and La Tribune newspapers, Dassault Aviation has reached an agreement with Airbus Defence and Space on the New Generation Fighter (NGF) component. This […]

ESG Subsidiary in the Netherlands

On 17 November 2022, ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH founded a wholly-owned subsidiary in the Netherlands, ESG B.V., based in Eindhoven. With this move, the company intends to expand its international delivery and service capabilities. ESG is an independent system integrator and partner for technology, innovation and service support for the security and defence sector. The […]

Europe’s First 5G Testbed for Defence to Receive new 5G Networks

Europe’s first 5G defence testbed, based in Ādaži, Latvia has been supplemented by two 5G networks built by Nokia and Ericsson in order to test defence innovations on a variety of networks. The employment of two additional standalone 5G networks is further step to improving the testbed as it allows for centralised testing, checking compatibility […]

Safran’s Euroflir 610 Optronic Observation System Selected for Eurodrone

On 29 November 2022, Safran Electronics & Defense announced that they had signed a contract with Leonardo to supply the Euroflir 610 optronic sight for the Eurodrone medium-altitude long endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) programme. The start of manufacturing for the first Eurodrone prototype equipped with the Euroflir 610 is planned for 2024. The […]

Sweden procures BV410 under the European CATV programme

On the European procurement platform TED, the Swedish procurement agency Försvarets materielverk (FMV) has announced the conclusion of a framework contract with BAE Systems Hägglunds for the delivery of 436 Bv 410 articulated all-terrain vehicles. The contract is valued at SEK 7.6 Bn (EUR 690 M), and includes spare parts and logistical support. The Bv […]

THeMIS UGVs for Ukraine

On 29 November 2022, Milrem Robotics, and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) announced that they had signed a contract to deliver 14 THeMIS unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to Ukraine. Of the 14 vehicles, seven will be configured for casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) and are scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2022. The other seven, to be […]

Sixth-Gen B-21 Raider Aircraft About to be Unveiled

On 2 December 2022, Northrop Grumman will unveil its B-21 Raider at the company’s site in Palmdale, California. The B-21 is earmarked to join the nation’s strategic triad as a deterrence asset. Joining the US Air Force’s strategic bomber fleet, the B-21 will be a sixth-generation stealth aircraft with advanced networking capabilities and an open […]

Spacecom and Orbit Communication Systems Conduct Performance Tests of Airborne Terminals Linked to AMOS-17 Satellite

On 29 November 2022, Spacecom, the Israeli satellite services provider and owner-operator of the AMOS satellite constellation, announced that they along with Orbit Communication Systems, a communications provider, had completed of a series of performance tests of Orbit’s MPT30 and MPT46 multi-purpose airborne satellite communications terminals. The systems successfully completed the trials via Spacecom’s using […]

CIO Centauro II ranked first in Brazilian Army’s VBV Cav – MSR 8×8 programme

On 25 November 2022, the Logistics Command (COLOG)/Diretoria de Material (DMat) of the Brazilian Army announced the final selection results of the procurement programme for the new armoured combat cavalry 8×8 wheeled medium vehicle or ‘Viatura Blindada de Combate de Cavalria – Média Sobra Rodas’ (VBC Cav – MSR 8×8). According to the statement, the […]

North Korea’s Launch of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile is also a Threat for Europe

On 18 November 2022, North Korea conducted a test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which was announced the following day by North Korean news agency KCNA, with 23 photos documenting the launch. This was the second North Korean test of an ICBM in three weeks, with an earlier attempt on 3 November presumably […]

Saab Signs Contract for Two Signal Intelligence Ships for Poland

On 25 November 2022, Saab announced that it had signed a contract with the Polish State Treasury Armament Agency for design, production and support of two Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) ships for the Polish Navy. The order is valued at EUR 620 M, with deliveries scheduled for 2027. Saab stated that the contract is subject to […]

EU Moves to Establish a Common Cybersecurity Framework

On Friday 18 November 2022, the European Committee of Permanent Representatives adopted a regulation to strengthen cybersecurity within EU institutions, bodies and agencies. It includes four measures: Strengthening the mandate and funding of the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-EU). Establishing a cross-institutional cybersecurity council to implement the new regulation Improving the exchange of information with […]

Ground Surveillance with NATO AGS Carried out in Germany for the First Time

For the first time, NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance Force (NAGSF) has deployed their Mobile General Ground Station (MGGS) to Germany, marking the first time it has been deployed outside Italy. This was done to test NAGSF’s expeditionary capability to exploit the data collected by the RQ-4D Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) operated under the Allied Ground […]

The Royal Navy Selects Kongsberg’s Naval Strike Missile

On 24 November 2022, Kongsberg announced that the Royal Navy had selected the Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile (NSM) anti-ship and land attack cruise missiles, to arm their Type 23 frigates and Type 45 destroyers, in a collaboration agreement reached with the Norwegian government. Kongsberg declined to provide detail on the size of the contract, however […]

Rheinmetall Joins Omnia Training Bid for the British Army’s CTTP

On 24 November 2022, Rheinmetall announced that they together with Capita, Cervus, and Improbable Defence had joined the Raytheon UK led team Omnia Training, which is bidding to become the Strategic Training Partner for the British Army’s Collective Training Transformation Programme (CTTP). The CTTP is expected to start in 2025 and is valued at GBP […]

Multinational MRTT Fleet (MMF) Refuels NATO AWACS

The Multinational Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) Fleet (MMF) and NATO’s E-3A fleet (AWACS) have laid the groundwork for future air-to-air refuelling (AAR) with a series of tests. According to the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), the flight tests are the basis for the technical and operational AAR clearances for the certification of NATO […]

Greece has Received its First Six Marder 1A3 IFVs from German ‘Ringtausch’ Programme

The Greek Army has presented the first six of 40 Marder 1 A3 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) on order at the National Day parade in Thessaloniki. Greece will receive the 40 IFVs in exchange for the same number of Russian-built BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) that the country is handing over to support the Ukraine’s […]

Norway Orders Additional Counter-Battery Radars

According to a Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) press release, the agency signed a contract for the delivery of an additional three Ground Master 200 Multi Mission (GM200 MM/C) digital counter-battery radars from Thales Netherlands. The contract, valued at NOK 460 M (EUR 44.3 M), has been signed with the NDMA’s Dutch counterpart, the Defense […]

Elbit Systems to Partner with Fokker Services Group

On 17 November 2022, Elbit Systems announced that they will team up with Fokker Services Group to provide military flight training capabilities, in order to improve Elbit´s ability to respond to Dutch military needs. Elbit Systems operates a fleet of nearly 200 elementary, basic and other training aircraft combined with 5th Generation in-flight and ground-based […]

Mid-life Upgrade of the Finnish XA-180 Pasi Completed

With the delivery of the last armoured XA-180 Pasi to the Finnish Armed Forces, Patria has completed the mid-life upgrade of its armoured personnel carriers. In 2013, Finland had contracted vehicle manufacturer Patria, in cooperation with Oricopa Oy, to modernise and upgrade 70 Pasi vehicles by 2017 and another 210 vehicles by 2021. According to […]

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