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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Poland Accepts German Offer to Secure its Airspace

On 21 November 2022, Poland’s Vice President and Defense Minister, Mariusz Błaszczak, announced on twitter that he welcomed the proposed deployment of German PATRIOT air defence systems in Poland. He added that in further discussions that day he would propose stationing the PATRIOT systems near the Polish-Ukrainian border. Later the same day, the German Ministry […]

Rheinmetall to Supply Slovakia with Leopard 2A4s

On 16 November 2022, Rheinmetall announced that it would begin to supply 15 Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks (MBTs) to Slovakia, under the framework of the German government’s ‘Ringtausch’ programme. Rheinmetall stated that the vehicles in question are overhauled Leopard 2A4s which had previously been in the inventories of user states, but are now owned […]

Assessing the Causes of the Przewodów Incident

On 15 November 2022, two Polish civilians were killed when a stray missile struck a tractor near the Polish village of Przewodów, located approximately 7.5 km from the Polish-Ukrainian border. The missile had originated from over the border, but conflicting reports quickly began to emerge regarding the nature and origin of the strike. ESD provides […]

BAE Systems Awarded Contract for Eurofighter Avionics Maintenance

The NATO EF 2000 and Tornado Development, Production & Logistics Agency (NETMA) has awarded BAE Systems five-year contracts totalling GBP 80 M (USD 94 M) in value to continue to maintain the avionics of Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft operated by the four founding nations of the Eurofighter consortium – Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom and Italy. […]

Is Russia Preparing to Test the Poseidon Nuclear UUV?

Citing an unnamed senior US official, CNN reported that Russia may be preparing for a possible test of its ‘Poseidon’ nuclear-powered Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV), which can be armed with either a conventional or nuclear warhead. Last week, the US personnel observed the departure of the submarine Belgorod (K-329) from its testing area in the […]

New French Frigate Launched

On 7 November 2022, Naval Group announced that the Amiral Ronarc’h, the company’s first Defence and Intervention Frigate (FDI) for the French Navy, had been launched. The launch ceremony was attended by Sébastien Lecornu, French minister of the Armed Forces, and his Greek counterpart, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos. Sea trials of the vessel are due to begin […]

Norway Orders Additional K9 Self-Propelled Howitzers

On 8 November 2022, the Norwegian Defense Materiel Agency (NDMA) announced that it had ordered an additional four K9 VIDAR (Versatile Indirect Artillery) 155 mm self-propelled howitzers (SPHs) and eight K10 ammunition resupply vehicles for the Norwegian Army from Hanwha Defense. This latest order is the result of Norway exercising an option included in their […]

Indonesia Selects Marlin 40 RWS for PC60 Fast Patrol Boats

On 3 November 2022, Leonardo announced that their Marlin 40 naval remote weapon station (RWS) has been selected to equip two Indonesian Navy PC60 fast patrol boats under construction at PT Caputra Mitra Sejati shipyard. This follows Indonesia’s 2021 purchase of four Marlin 40 systems to equip two PC60 vessels and two Teluk Bintuni-class tank […]

Embraer to Cooperate with South Korea’s Aerospace Industry

Embraer has signed several memoranda of understanding with South Korean aerospace companies, including ASTG (Aerospace Technology of Global [sic]), EMK (EM Korea Co.) and Kencoa Aerospace to strengthen cooperation with Korean defence companies in the supply of parts for their C-390 MILLENNIUM transport aircraft. The aircraft is a participant in Korea’s Large Transport Aircraft (LTA) […]

RBS 70 Missiles for Lithuania

The Lithuanian Defence Materiel Agency has awarded Saab a four-year contract that will allow them to order RBS 70 surface-to-air missiles until 2026. Lithuania has also placed their first order, worth SEK 350 million under the new contract, with deliveries scheduled to take place in 2023-2024. The order includes additional missiles for Saab’s RBS 70 […]

Improved Maritime and Coastal Surveillance

HGH has developed a new application of the SPYNEL technology in combination with the CYCLOPE software which provides improved 360° coastal and maritime surveillance. The application can track each alert or potential attack and isolate it for analysis in real time. The new application developed by HGH is based on GAIA, an artificial intelligence processing feature, […]

Emergency Locator Transmitter to Receive Certification

Orolia, a company specialising in resilient positioning, navigation and timing, has received certification from Cospas-Sarsat and the European Union Safety Agency for its new distress tracking emergency locator transmitter, the ELT-DT. Cospas-Sarsat is a humanitarian search and rescue (SAR) system that uses satellite technology to detect and locate 406 emergency beacons carried by ships, aircraft, […]

Israel Shipyards Unveils New Corvette Design

Announced at Eurosatory 2022, held this week in Le Bourget-Paris, Israel Shipyards developed a new corvette designated the S-80 class. The S-80 is a derivative of the earlier SA’AR S-72 design, which has so far been used for the Israeli Navy’s RESHEF class missile boats. The new S-80 corvette is intended to be a multi-role […]

US Marine Corps Conducts Third Test using Rafael’s TAMIR Interceptor

The US Marine Corps (USMC) has carried out a successful test of their prototype Medium Range Intercept Capability (MRIC) air defence system, which integrates Rafael’s TAMIR missiles used on the IRON DOME system. The live-fire test at White Sands Training Area in New Mexico was the third in a series of tests run as part […]

Schiebel CAMCOPTER S-100 Demonstrates Anti-Submarine Warfare Capability

A Schiebel CAMCOPTER S-100 demonstrated its Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and cargo delivery capabilities at the annual NATO exercise “Dynamic Messenger 2022” in Portugal. The demonstration scenario was the surveillance and protection of approaches to a strategic port. With a barrier of sonobuoys already laid, the S-100 equipped with a Wescam […]

US Army Introduces Drone Swarms into its Training

The US Army has introduced a swarm of 40 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) into its opposition force scenarios at the National Training Center (NTC) in California, according to an 11 September 2022 tweet by Brigadier General Curtis Taylor, the NTC’s Commanding General. Drones in the Exercise The footage showed the drones advancing as the first […]

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