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Terma Prime for Danish Air and Missile Defence System

The Danish Defence Aquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) has awarded a contract to Terma to be the overall system integrator of integrated air and missile defence systems for the Danish Defence, the company writes in a press release. The contract is a framework agreement covering 30 years. Under the terms of the contract, Terma will […]

Hensoldt to Deliver More Air Surveillance Radars to Ukraine

Hensoldt is supplying two more of its TRML-4D high-performance radars to strengthen Ukraine’s air defence, the company writes in a press release. As part of an order worth a two-digit million euro sum, the two radars will be delivered in the next three months. At the turn of the year, Hensoldt had already contracted four […]

XTEND Awarded Contract to Develop Operating System for Drones

On 18 January 2023, Israeli Company XTEND announced that it has been awarded a USD 20 million contract by the Israeli Ministry of Defense (MoD) to further develop and provide the XTEND Operating System (XOS) for UAVs. The joint project is being undertaken in collaboration with the Israel Ministry of Defense – Directorate of Defense […]

American Rheinmetall Systems to Continue Supporting US Army CROWS Programme

On 18 January 2023, Rheinmetall announced that their subsidiary American Rheinmetall Systems had signed a 5-year framework contract with Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace to continue the supply of components for the US Army’s Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) programme. The total value is as of yet unconfirmed, however Rheinmetall stated that the potential value […]

Vincorion to Improve German Puma AIFV Fleet

Vincorion has been awarded a contract to improve the power system in the Puma infantry fighting vehicle, the company writes in a press release. In the scope of the contract, the power electronics are to be reengineered with modern components to be more robust. At the company’s Wedel site in Germany, the team will be […]

New Rheinmetall Ammunition Factory in Hungary

The foundation stone has been laid for the new Rheinmetall plant in Várpalota, Hungary, where ammunition for various systems is to be produced by the joint venture Rheinmetall Hungary Munitions in cooperation with the Hungarian state, Rheinmetall writes in a press release. Production of 33mm-medium-calibre ammunition for the Lynx infantry fighting vehicle now being manufactured […]

German Police Force Selects ESG’s Elysion Software for Drone Defence

The regional police force of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) has announced its decision to procure ESG’s Elysion software. the company writes in a press release. Reportedly, police forces in NRW will use the counter-UAS software for protection against drones. The decision to procure the software was preceded by intensive testing on behalf […]

Spanish Special Forces Received Photonis 4G Image Intensifier Tubes

On 17 January 2023, Photonis announced that the Special Forces of the Spanish Army had previously signed a contract with NVLS (Night Vision Lasers Spain) for 450 night vision binoculars, using Photonis 4G image intensifier tubes. Photonis stated the contract was valued at “several million euros”, and that the products had already been delivered at […]

NIOA Group acquires Barrett Firearms

On 16 January 2023, NIOA Group, Australia’s largest privately owned supplier of small arms, announced that they had purchased Barrett Firearms. The financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. In the acquisition process, Barrett’s Sam Shallenberger has been promoted to the position of CEO of Barrett, while Bryan James has been appointed the […]

Boris Pistorius to become Germany’s New Defence Minister

Boris Pistorius, the Social Democratic Minister of the Interior from Lower Saxony, is to become the new Minister of Defence. The news was broken on 17 January 2023 by concurrent reports from Der Spiegel and Tagesschau. The previous day, former Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht had tendered her resignation from office, and it was expected that […]

NATO Deploys AEW&C Aircraft Closer to Ukraine

On 17 January 2023, three NATO Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) surveillance aircraft started their mission patrolling the skies over Romania. NATO had previously on 12 January announced that AWACS aircraft would be based at Otopeni airport in Romania for several weeks. The location was selected due to Romania’s proximity to Ukraine. Two of […]

Italian Navy Orders 36 Iveco VBA APCs

The Land Armament Directorate of the Italian Ministry of Defence has ordered 36 Veicoli Blindati Anfibi (VBA) amphibious 8×8 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) from Iveco Defence Vehicles. The vehicles are due to be deployed with the Italian Marine infantry of the San Marco Marine Brigade, where they will replace the legacy AAV-7A1 tracked amphibious APCs. […]

Rheinmetall Contracted to Modernise Skyguard Air Defence Systems

Rheinmetall announced that they are due to modernise the Skyguard cannon-based 35 mm air defence systems of an unnamed customer in a contract valued “in the low three-digit million euro range”. According to the company, the systems will be upgraded to the modern Oerlikon GDF009 configuration. The work is due to commence in 2023, and […]

Canada to receive 88 F-35A Lightning II fighter aircraft

The Canadian government has announced that it has reached an agreement with the US government, Lockheed Martin and Pratt & Whitney for the delivery of 88 F-35A Lightning II fighter aircraft at a total cost of procurement price of CAD 19 Bn (EUR 13.2 Bn). According to the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND), contract […]

Rheinmetall Acquiring Stake in Incooling B.V. of the Netherlands

Rheinmetall has announced a strategic partnership with Incooling B.V., reportedly a Dutch specialist for IT server solutions. Under the arrangement, Rheinmetall is acquiring a share in the company. According to Rheinmetall, this investment not only constitutes a further important step in the strategic transformation of Rheinmetall’s Sensors and Actuators division in the field of digitisation. […]

Plasan to Supply Armour for the RAN’s HUNTER Class Frigates

Plasan has announced a contract with BAE Systems Australia to armour the first three Hunter class frigates for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).  Plasan is to deliver the armour in partnership with Australian steel manufacturer Bisalloy Steel Australia who will be responsible for the production of the ballistic steel under the contract. BAE Systems Australia […]

Nexter Reports Record Year for CAESAR Orders

On 15 December 2022, the French and Lithuanian defence ministers signed a technical cooperation agreement in the artillery sector, including an order for 18 CAESAR 6X6 MkII truck-mounted howitzers for the Lithuanian Armed Forces, Nexter writes in a press release. According to the company, the Czech Republic ordered 10 CAESAR 8X8 to complement the 52 […]

Devid Liik Joins Milrem Robotics as CTO

Long-time engineering leader Devid Liik joins Milrem Robotics’ team as the Chief Technology Officer and a member of the management board, the company writes in a press release. Liik joins Milrem Robotics from an engineering leadership position in Twilio where he was responsible for growing engineering teams and scaling the core backend systems of one […]

Luxembourg Orders Akeron MP ATGMs

According to a contract award notice on the EU’s Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) website, Luxembourg has awarded a contract to the MBDA for “Missile Moyenne Portée” (MMP; also known as ‘Akeron MP’) anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs). The TED notice does not state the number of missiles contracted, but it does give the contract value as […]

Rheinmetall Launches LYNX Production in Hungary

Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) of the LYNX infantry fighting vehicle for the Hungarian armed forces has begun in Hungary, the vehicle’s first customer, Rheinmetall writes in a press release. According to the company, pre-series production is an important milestone, one which also encompasses fabrication of the LANCE medium-calibre turret as well as additional variants of […]

France Orders 50 Leclerc XLR MBTs

On 29 December 2022, the French Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) procurement agency (DGA) awarded Nexter a contract for 50 Leclerc main battle tanks (MBTs) to be upgraded to the Leclerc XLR standard. An initial prototype Leclerc XLR was delivered to the DGA at the end of 2022, and the first batch of 18 Leclerc […]

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