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Tekever Launches New AR3 UAS

Tekever launched the new version of its swappable VTOL AR3 system with integrated Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) capabilities, during AUVSI Xponential in Orlando. With the new upgrade, the AR3 becomes the most operationally flexible UAS in the market and the smallest UAS to boast a high performance, dual side looking SAR, the company writes in a press […]

IRON BEAM Laser Successfully Tested

Rafael, alongside the Israeli Ministry of Defence’s Directorate of Defence Research (DDR&D) and Development has successfully completed a series of tests with a high-power laser interception system against steep-track threats, the company writes in a press release. The demonstrator intercepted: UAVs mortars rockets anti-tank missiles IRON BEAM reportedly provides Israel with a high-power laser technology at […]

Czech Republic Receives IAI Radar

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has supplied the Czech Republic, via its Czech partners RETIA VTU, with the first air defence Multi-Mission Radar (MMR), as part of a contract awarded in December 2019 by the Ministries of Defence of both the Czech Republic and Israel. The radar, which is operational and combat-proven in Israel, provides both […]

Indra Delivers Mobile Laboratory to the Spanish Army

Indra has delivered an advanced mobile chemical analysis laboratory to the Spanish Army that is to provide increased security for Spanish soldiers, allow for the protection of the civilian population in international conflicts, and increases response capabilities in case of an industrial accident in Spanish territory, the company writes in a press release. The 1st […]

Rheinmetall Italia & MBDA Italia Sign MoU to Cooperate in Air Defence

MBDA Italia and Rheinmetall Italia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore possibilities for collaborating in the area of air defence, including disruptive technologies in the national and European defence funds domain, Rhrinmetall writes in a press release. During a two-year timeframe, the two companies intend to study ways of working together with the […]

Hensoldt IFF Technology for South Korea

Hensoldt has been awarded two contracts worth approximately €10M by the Korean defence company LIG Nex1 to deliver 20 MSSR 2000 ID secondary radars including test equipment and related services. The Identification-Friend-or-Foe (IFF) systems will be integrated with a number of coastal surveillance and air surveillance radars to improve their ability to distinguish hostile from […]

Kalashnikov Announces Increased Exports

According to a press announcement from the company, the Kalashnikov Group increased its share of military exports by over 70 per cent in 2021 when compared to 2020. Among the main export products are the AK 100th and 200th series assault rifles, as well as the RATNIK (WARRIOR) line and high-precision weaponry. “Military and civilian […]

Third Generation RecceLite XR Development Completed

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. has announced the development completion of its RecceLite XR, the third and latest model of the reconnaissance system. The version is supported by artificial intelligence and enhanced sensors which were put to the test in a live test in late 2021. Rafael demonstrated the third-generation model of the RecceLite XR […]

IRIS-T SLM Firing Successful

At the end of 2021, Diehl Defence demonstrated the operational efficiency of the IRIS-T SLM Ground-Based Air Defence (GBAD) system under realistic operating conditions during several successful test firings, the company writes in a press release. The firings served as evidence for the technical and operational capability of the overall system. IRIS-T SLM complements the […]

New Missile for Russian Gunships

Russia disclosed more details about the Product 305E ‘fire-and-forget’ airborne missile at the EDEX-2021 defence exhibition. The multipurpose weapon will arm export versions of the Mi-28NM and Ka-52M attack helicopters, which are called NIGHT HUNTER and ALLIGATOR among Russian pilots. The news came from Sergey Mikhailov, the High-Precision Weapons (HPW) holding deputy CEO. The new missile will enhance the gunship’s combat […]

RTAF Pilots Train with Rohde & Schwarz Communications

Rohde & Schwarz has announced a contract awarded by RV Connex to deliver R&S M3AR software defined, multiband-capable airborne radios for the Royal Thai Air Force’s (RTAF) new Textron Aviation T-6C TEXAN II training aircraft. These are dubbed T-6TH in the RTAF. The R&S M3AR multiband, multimode, multirole radios have been designed for the transmission of mission-critical information, both […]

Amphenol SOCAPEX Launches Rugged Display Solutions

Amphenol SOCAPEX provides new display solutions to transmit video data and information in harsh environment for applications such as C5ISR, ground vehicles and in a maritime environment, according to the company. The new connectors are designed and built to last and to ensure a reliable transmission between display screens, cameras and computers.   The rugged display […]

Hexagon | NovAtel Enhances the Performance of the GAJT-710 Product Line

Hexagon | NovAtel have announced an update to their GPS Anti-Jam Technology (GAJT) portfolio, namely the introduction of the GAJT-710 product line that features several enhancements over the previous generation. According to the comapny, the GAJT-710 product line is the next evolution of NovAtel’s anti-jam technology for land and marine platforms. The new jammer direction-finding […]

Safran Maritime PATROLLER in OCEAN2020

The maritime patrol version of Safran’s PATROLLER drone has shown its ability to meet the maritime surveillance needs of navies or European maritime surveillance agencies as part of the European project OCEAN2020, Safran writes in a press release. The project is funded by the European Commission within the scope of the European Defence Agency’s preparatory […]

IDET 2021: Bird Aerosystems to Present AMPS family

Bird Aerosystems has announced that the company will participate and present its Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) family of solutions at the IDET exhibition in Brno. AMPS is currently in service with hundreds of military and VIP aircraft worldwide, including aircraft of NATO member countries such as the Czech Republic. At the exhibition, Bird Aerosystems […]

More Senop Oy Equipment for Finland

Finnish Defence Forces Logistic Command has placed an order to purchase laser sights and additional NVG M40 image intensifiers from Senop Oy. The value of the contract is more than €13.6M (excluding VAT). Senop will deliver the systems by the end of October 2022. This order consists of Soldier’s Lasers, Tactical Lasers, and additional purchase […]

Leidos Enters Final Five for SOCOM Programme

Leidos has announced that its team has been selected to enter the final phase of the US Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) Armed Overwatch aircraft prototype programme. Leidos, Paramount USA, and Vertex were among five teams awarded a total of US$19.3M for prototype demonstrations and will advance BRONCO II to the Phase III Operational Prototype Demonstration later this month. […]

Elbit Unveils AMPS NG

Elbit Systems has unveiled the next generation of its Advanced Multi-Sensor Payload System (AMPS™ NG), adding Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) technology to the existing day Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) TV sensors and a unique, highly capable, dual FLIR sensor design. Packed in the widely fielded two Line-Replacement Unit (LRU) AMPS pod, the AMPS NG offers extended capabilities in […]

Diehl Continues Support for Swedish Air Defence System

Diehl Defence has received a three year service contract from the Swedish material procurement agency to ensure high availability and readiness of the country’s ELDENHET 98 air defence system. The contract award followed delivery and handover of the IRIS-T SLS weapon systems in 2020. The Swedish IRIS-T SHORAD configuration, installed on a Hägglunds BV 410 […]

Full-rate Production for USMC ACV

The BAE Systems’ Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) programme has achieved its most significant milestone to date with the USMC’s decision to move into full-rate production and award a US$184M contract for 36 vehicles. This comes shortly after the service declared the ACV had met the requirements for Initial Operational Capability on 13 November. The ACV is a […]

New Schiebel CAMCOPTER UAVs for the French Navy

The French Navy has obtained new Schiebel CAMCOPTER S-100 Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) which will be deployed on the MISTRAL class amphibious helicopter carriers (Porte- Hélicoptères Amphibie – PHA) TONNERRE and MISTRAL. The acquisition comes after the successful integration of the CAMCOPTER® S-100 on the French Navy MISTRAL class vessel DIXMUDE, which was finalised in 2019. […]

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