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Systematic to provide C2 solution for Germany’s F126 future frigate programme

Systematic has been selected to provide the command-and-control (C2) solution for the German Navy’s future F126 frigate programme, the Danish company announced on 20 November 2023. As part of a contract with DXC Technology Deutschland GmbH, Systematic will supply the warships with what is known as the National Maritime C2 Service Bundeswehr (NMC2S Bw). SitaWare […]

Belgian government approves strategic partnership with FN Herstal

On 10 November 2023 the Belgian government approved the implementation of a long-term strategic partnership with Belgian defence manufacturer FN Herstal, the company announced on 20 November. The partnership – part of the Defence, Industry and Research Strategy carried out since 2020 by the Belgian federal government and Defence Minister Ludivine Dedonder – is designed […]

I/ITSEC 2023: Guardiaris to showcase new generation of its Small Arms Mobile Trainer

Slovenian company Guardiaris has developed a new generation of its Small Arms Mobile Trainer that features an LED wall, the company revealed on 16 November 2023. The system is being presented for the first time at the I/ITSEC 2023 exhibition in Orlando, Florida, which takes place from 27 November until 1 December. SAMT is a […]

BAE Systems Mk 45 naval guns ordered for Australia’s Hunter-class frigates

BAE Systems has received a contract to deliver multiple shipsets of the Mk 45 Medium Caliber Gun and automated Ammunition Handling System (AHS) for the Royal Australian Navy’s new Hunter-class frigates, the company announced on 15 November 2023. The Mk 45 gun system will equip the Royal Australian Navy with a common, adaptable gun system […]

US to deliver Gepard SPAAGs from Jordan to Ukraine

As part of the military aid announced by US President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Ukraine is to receive up to 60 Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAGs) from Jordan, Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported on 13 November 2023. The US Army Contracting Command commissioned Global Military Products to purchase the tanks from […]

UK MoD places additional ammunition order with BAE Systems

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has placed a new GBP 20 M (EUR 23 M) order with BAE Systems for the supply of additional small arms munitions over the next two years, BAE Systems announced on 14 November 2023. The 5.56 mm and 7.62 mm rounds will be produced at the company’s Radway Green […]

Sweden orders CAMM air defence missiles for Visby-class corvettes

European missile house MBDA announced on 16 November 2023 that it has signed a contract in Sweden to deliver Common Anti-air Modular Missiles (CAMMs) for the Swedish armed forces. The contract – signed with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (Försvarets materielverk – FMV) – will see MBDA supply CAMMs for the Royal Swedish Navy’s five […]

Sales of SM-6 and AIM-9X missiles to South Korea approved

The US State Department has approved a brace of missile-related Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to South Korea, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has announced. On 14 November 2023 the US State Department approved an FMS to South Korea of Standard Missile 6 Block I (SM-6 Blk I) surface-to-air missiles. Worth an estimated USD 650 […]

Dubai Air Show 2023: Edge Group entities pick up UAV orders

Edge Group entities secured some significant unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) orders during the 2023 Dubai Air Show, which ran from 13 to 17 November. On 16 November it was announced that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces had ordered 100 Reach-S fixed-wing UAVs for armed surveillance missions. The Reach-S has been developed by Edge […]

Galvion announces partnership to add Ventus TR2 Tactical Respirator to its Caiman helmet range

US protective armour provider Galvion has signed a major partnership with Canada’s Ventus Respiratory Technologies to offer the latter’s TR2 Tactical Respirator as an official accessory for Galvion’s Caiman line of helmet systems, the two companies announced on 14 November 2023. The TR2 system is Ventus’ flagship product and is the first and only fully […]

Milipol Paris 2023: Integris Composites showcases range of rapid don/doff body armour

US-headquartered armour protection specialist Integris Composites has introduced a new range of body armour that can be rapidly put on and taken off. Formerly known as TenCate Advanced Armour, the company chose to debut the new body armour at the Milipol Paris 2023 exhibition, which began on 14 November. “Milipol marks the first public presentation […]

Dubai Air Show 2023: Brazilian Navy signs LOI for extended-range MANSUP anti-ship missiles

The United Arab Emirates’ Edge Group announced at the 2023 Dubai Air Show on 14 November that the Brazilian Navy intends to acquire extended-range National Surface Anti-Ship Missiles (MANSUP-ERs) as well as shorter-range versions of the weapon in a deal worth around AED 0.6 Bn (EUR 150 M). The letter of intent (LOI) for the […]

Dubai Air Show 2023: Edge Group entities pick up munition contracts

Abu Dhabi-based Edge Group announced at the 2023 Dubai Air Show on 15 November that its has been awarded an AED 4.1 Bn (EUR 1 Bn) contract for the supply of air-launched munitions by the defence ministry of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Edge entity Lahab Defence Systems, the United Arab Emirates’ sole munitions manufacturer, […]

Milipol Paris 2023: MKU unveils ‘first-of-its-kind’ rifle-rated ballistic helmet

Indian-headquartered MKU has developed what it bills as “a first-of-its-kind rifle-rated ballistic helmet”. The Kavro Doma 360 was unveiled by the company at this year’s Milipol Paris exhibition, which opened on 14 November. MKU states that the Kavro Doma 360 is “the first anti-rifle helmet in the world that does not have bolts or any […]

UK MoD to procure six H145 helicopters for operations in Brunei and Cyprus

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has published a notification of intent to procure H145 aircraft from Airbus Helicopters to serve British forces operating in Brunei and Cyprus. The notification, issued on 13 November 2023, covers the procurement of six H145 helicopters, along with three years of support services, and was stated to have a […]

NATO Review article argues that now is the time to push for greater ammunition interchangeability

The Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the consequent massive donations of materiel and ammunition from NATO nations, has once again highlighted the importance of interchangeability and how standardisation might facilitate this. The issue is relevant not only in terms of the donations to Ukraine, which includes a widely diverse range of systems and an equally […]

UK MoD announces that 30,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been trained by Operation Interflex ahead of schedule

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 10 November 2023 that the UK armed forces have trained more than 30,000 Ukrainian men and women to become soldiers. This training effort, it said, which is known as Operation Interflex, is the largest military training programme of its kind on British soil since the Second World […]

Rheinmetall to supply Ukraine with more Leopard 1 MBTs, ARVs and training tanks

The Ukrainian government has awarded Rheinmetall a contract for 25 Leopard 1A5 main battle tanks (MBTs), five Bergepanzer 2 armoured recovery vehicles (ARVs, which are based on the Leopard 1) and two Leopard 1 driver training tanks, the German company announced on 14 November 2023. The order, financed by Germany and worth a figure in […]

Dubai Air Show 2023: Mac Jee introduces Anshar loitering munition

Brazilian defence manufacturer Mac Jee is in the process of developing a new loitering munition called the Anshar. The system was announced at the Dubai Air Show, which runs from 13-17 November 2023. Named after the god of the celestial horizon from Babylonian mythology, the Anshar was developed in Brazil by Mac Jee using its […]

Norway orders Batlskin Caiman infantry helmets

The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (DMA) has awarded a contract for new infantry helmets via a framework contract established by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) in Luxembourg, according to a 9 November 2023 press release by the agency. The helmet ordered by Norway is the Batlskin Caiman produced by Galvion. In Norwegian service […]

The USAF’s B-21 Raider, its next-generation stealth bomber, takes to the air

The B-21 Raider, the next-generation strategic bomber of the US Air Force (USAF), made its maiden flight on 10 November 2023. Although no official acknowledgements of the flight were released by the USAF or the aircraft’s manufacturer, Northrop Grumman, in the days following the event, video footage of the first B-21 taking to the skies […]

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