The first two modernized Super Puma helicopter were handed over to the Swiss Air Force today. The transport aircraft is well-proven and is currently undergoing a major modernization program to upgrade its electronics, which date back to the 1980s, to a level comparable to the Cougar transport helicopter also operated by the Air...
Boeing today announced that the UK Ministry of Defence has signed an agreement for the acquisition of one C-17 Globemaster III, bringing the Royal Air Force (RAF) fleet of the world’s most advanced airlifters to a total of eight. Boeing is scheduled to deliver the eighth C-17 later this year...
Israel signed a contract Wednesday to purchase its sixth Dolphin-class submarine for a reported $530 million. Germany will fund a third of the vessel's cost
As a dispute between EADS and Germany continues to widen over restructuring plans, the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS) has said it might in future do without financial support from the German state. The European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS) is already examining if it can do without German...
The Finnish Defence Forces have been given the green light by their Ministry of Defense to sign the contract to procure Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles (AGM- 158 JASSM) from the United States for the F-18 Hornet aircraft. The U
The Georgian Defense Ministry has unveiled an indigenously designed and produced infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) called the Lazika at the Vasiani military testing grounds. Developed by the DELTA design bureau, the 14-ton Lazika IFV features multi-layered armor providing protection from 14
Sagem (Safran group) has just signed a contract with SIMMAD (1), on behalf of the French Ministry of Defense, to provide in-service maintenance for the Sperwer SDTI tactical drone systems deployed by the French army. The contract covers all maintenance, repair and technical support services for systems in service with the army until 2014
The British Ministry of Defense announced today that it has ordered a new generation of 37,000-tonne tankers is to be supplied for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) to support future Royal Navy operations around the globe. The four new Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability (MARS) tankers will maintain the Royal Navy's ability to refuel at sea and will provide fuel to warships and task groups
Omnisys, a wholly owned Brazil-based subsidiary of Thales, has delivered the first consignment of SOTAS intercom systems to equip Brazilian Army Urutu vehicles for missions in Haiti, VBTP-MR Guarani and M113 armoured personnel carriers. "This is an important contract, mainly because it's the result of a national tender in which Thales in the Netherlands has transferred all the necessary technologies to Omnisys in line with the Brazilian government's strategy to develop its national defence industry," says Laurent Mourre, Thales Country Director for Brazil
During a meeting between Indian defense minister A K Anthony and his Brazilian counterpart Celso Amorim, India expressed its willingness to share some of its documentation on the MMRCA contract. Brazil, like India earlier this year, is carrying out an open tender evaluation to select a fighter for its air force
While speaking to the House of Commons today, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that the MOD is set to order an additional C-17 Globemaster, thus increasing the total number in the RAF's fleet to eight. Citing better finances and savings as the reason for the addition, "This aircraft is becoming an absolutely brilliant workhorse for the RAF in terms of bringing men and material into a war zone like Afghanistan, but also evacuating civilians in times of need,” he said
Dassault, the French aircraft maker, has made a new offer to Switzerland for its Rafale fighter jets after the government decided in November to buy Sweden’s Gripen planes instead. The Swiss parliament received a letter from Dassault which is offering 18 Rafale planes for 2