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Hensoldt Reports Strong Financial Results

Hensoldt is continuing its growth trajectory in the first nine months of 2020 and has confirmed full-year guidance. Revenue increased by 5.5 per cent in first nine months of 2020 to €712M while adjusted EBITDA improved by 3.2 per cent to €103M. The company’s order backlog climbed to record level of €3.4Bn while IPO proceeds and strong […]

First MMR Delivered to US Army

The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO), in the Directorate of Defense R&D (DDR&D) of the Israel Ministry of Defense has delivered the first Multi-Mission Radars (MMR) manufactured by ELTA Systems to the US Army. This comes after the US and Israel signed an agreement for the procurement of two IRON DOME Defence System batteries (IDDS-A), which […]

Russian Helicopters Mi-8AMT Kits for Kazakhstan

The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, part of the Russian Helicopters holding (itself a component of the Rostec State Corporation) has delivered two Mi-8AMT helicopter kits to Kazakhstan which will be assembled in the country. The delivery is based on a trilateral contract signed by Kazakhstan Engineering, Kazakhstan’s Aircraft Repair Plant No. 405 and Russian Helicopters for semi-knock-down (SKD) […]



GA-ASI Moves Sustainment Operations to Europe

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) opened a new customer service centre in Dresden, Germany on 5 October 2020. The centre provides sustainment capabilities for MQ-9 fleets in and near Europe, providing customer convenience and expanding opportunities for European aerospace suppliers. The service centre is a key part of General Atomics’ European Regional Sustainment Network (ERSN). […]

Taiwan to Buy Four UAVs

Taiwan is to buy four MQ-9B UAVs and related equipment for an estimated cost of US$600m. The principal contractor for the armed aircraft will be U.S-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI). The deal also includes: two Fixed Ground Control Stations, two Mobile Ground Control Stations and 14 Embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigations Systems (EGI) with Selective […]

Device-ALab IrLugX1M3TM Camera Core Launched

Device-ALab, a Europe-based specialist in high-quality infrared cores, are pleased to introduce IrlugX1M3TM, a SXGA uncooled LWIR camera core. This camera is part of the 12μm IrLugXTM family, which uses shutterless technology. Device-ALab is one of the first companies in the world to embed the new Lynred SXGA 12μm sensor ATTO1280 in one of its camera […]



Islamist Terror in Vienna

Yesterday’s terror attack in Vienna was performed by what is called a connected local network of terrorists inspired by ISIS, according to Prof. Boaz Ganor, Executive Director of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) in Israel. Austrian officials said that the attack was Islamist terrorism with two men and two women being killed and a further […]

NATO Group Clears 27 Mines off Estonia

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) has completed a Historical Ordnance Disposal Operation (HODOPS) in Estonian territorial waters between 20 and 29 October 2020. The NATO Group, together with Estonian Mine Countermeasure Vessels (MCMV), covered an area of 34 square nautical miles and identified 20 historical ordnance objects, including two torpedoes. 19 of these, and […]

Netherlands CV90 Modernisation

The Netherlands has launched a comprehensive €500m Mid-Life Upgrade for the 144 CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicles operated by the Koninklijke Landmacht. In a recent contract with BAE Systems, the implementation of rubber tracks has been contracted. Composite Rubber Tracks The CV90s have so far been equipped with steel tracks consisting of individual rubberised steel links. […]



Thales & Nexter Artillery for French Surface Ships

The RAPIDFire system, developed by a consortium formed of Thales and Nexter, has been chosen by the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) to equip future French Navy vessels with new artillery. This system will provide the Navy’s surface vessels with an effective close-in defence capability against modern air and surface threats. Naval forces are exposed to […]

Airbus Reports 9 Month 2020 Results

Global air travel recovery slower than anticipated. Cash containment and business adaptation on track. 9m revenues € 30.2 bn 9m EBIT Adjusted € -0.1bn. 9m EBIT (reported) € -2.2bn; 9m loss per share (reported) € -3.43. Restructuring provision of € -1.2bn recognised in EBIT (reported). 9m free cash flow before M&A and customer financing € […]

Turkey Starts Construction of Third Warship for Pakistan Navy

The keel of the third MILGEM class corvette that Turkey has sold to Pakistan was laid on 25 October in a ceremony attended by top defence officials on both sides, local media reported. The MILGEM project, undertaken by Turkish National Defence Ministry firm ASFAT, aims to build four vessels and is continuing as planned. The project […]



Indra Revenues Drop but Orders Increase

Backlog grew +17.6 per cent in 9M20 vs 9M19 and reached another new historic absolute high (€5,150m), implying 1.68x backlog/revenues LTM. Order intake (+11.4 per cent in local currency vs 9M19) accelerates its growth in the third quarter, pushed by Transport and Defence. Revenues fell -2.7 per cent in local currency (-5.9% in reported terms) in 9M20. […]

GA-ASI Looks for ROK Opportunities

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), the world leader in Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), wants to build on its industrial collaboration efforts in the Republic of Korea (ROK). GA-ASI has been active in exploring supply chain and research opportunities in the ROK since 2017, with collaborative Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with Huneed Technologies Co. […]

Peli Products Launches 2021 Calendar

Peli™ Products is pleased to announce the release of the 2021 PELI Wall Calendar, something that has been a unique company tradition for more than 10 years now, with its release a long-awaited give-away for PELI fans every year. The calendar revisits the work over the last year of PELI’s PROs as they travelled the globe […]



L3 Harris C4I System for Bahrain

The Bahrain Defence Force has selected L3Harris Technologies to provide a C4I system as part of the country’s effort to implement enhanced battlefield management and integrate ISR solutions across its ground, air and naval forces. The L3Harris C4I system will provide the Bahrain Defence Forces with Initial Operational Capabilities (IOC) and integrate its FALCON III® […]

Opto S&D Partners with Smart Shooter

Brazilian firm Opto Space & Defense and Israeli Defence Company Smart Shooter have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the commercial potential of Smart Shooter products in both in the Brazilian Armed Forces and Public Security Forces. Opto S&D is a company highly specialised in the development and manufacture of optronic systems for the […]

SUFFREN Fires Missiles During Trials

The first of six nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSNs) in France’s BARRACUDA programme has successfully completed the test firing of Missile de Croisière Naval (MdCN) naval cruise missile. The firing completes the qualification phase of the integration of all the vessel’s weapon systems, carried out as part of its sea trials, conducted by France’s Defence Procurement Agency, the […]



ZUMWALT Fires First Missile

More than four years after she was first delivered, the futuristic destroyer USS ZUMWALT has conducted her first live-fire Standard Missile 2 (SM-2) test. The exercise is a step towards gaining Initial Operational Capability certification, which is expected sometime next year. The SM-2 is the Navy’s workhorse anti-aircraft missile, and it has a secondary anti-ship role. […]

Centre of Excellence for Military Vehicles Opened

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison opened Rheinmetall’s new Military Vehicle Competence Centre in Redbank/Queensland on 11 October 2020. As part of the delivery of logistics trucks and BOXER Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRVs) to the Australian Defence Force (ADF), Rheinmetall has established the Military Vehicle Center of Excellence (MILVEHCOE). Additionally, an independent sovereign military vehicle capability […]

Latest Info on DEFIANT from AUSA

In a statement, the team said: “The Sikorsky-Boeing team continues to make great progress as we advance DEFIANT’s rigorous flight test program. With every flight, as we continue to increase DEFIANT’s speed, angle of bank and rate of climb, we are gathering important data, expanding our speed and maneuverability envelope and validating our modeling and […]




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