The German Bundeswehr has placed an order with the Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall Group to supply it with state-of-the-art infantry equipment. A contract to this effect has now been signed at the Federal Agency for Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) in Koblenz
Thales UK today announces that it has been awarded a further four-year contract, valued at £29 million, from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to support their Intelligence Surveillance Target Acquisition & Reconnaissance Mission Support System (ISTAR MSS). ISTAR MSS is a vital operational capability that provides users with...
French defense procurement agency DGA has awarded Sagem (Safran group) a contract for five Sperwer Mk II drones, which will join the fleet of SDTI (Système de Drones Tactiques Intérimaires) tactical drones already in service with the French army. These new systems will be delivered between the second half...
A new £350m MOD contract to maintain the Royal Air Force's Hercules aircraft will support 500 UK jobs. This will help support operations in Afghanistan with greater resilience through continuing maintenance of the fleet
On a four-day goodwill visit to France, India’s Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne flew a one-hour sortie in the Rafale aircraft that has recently been acquired by India in a multi-billion dollar deal. On the IAF Chief’s first agenda was the visit to Cognac, Istres and St
Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it was awarded an approximately $160 million contract by a European customer, to supply Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
Presenting state-of-the-art satellite communication systems for submarines at the IFA International Exhibition Centre, UDT 2012 is Spanish defense giant, Indra. The T-Sub satellite communication system that has been installed on German U212, Portuguese U214 and the Spanish Navy’s S70 submarines will be showcased by the company
Ukraine and India are reportedly close to signing one of the biggest deals for air-to-air missiles, according to Russian media reports. The deal for R-27 missiles worth hundreds of thousands of dollars is awaiting the final approval from the Ukrainian leadership, says Nezavisimaya Gazeta
A new agreement allowing the merger of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg armed forces will also amalgamate their current defense procurement plans. The Benelux Army as it is now known will come into effect this week
Communications giant Cobham announced today that it has been awarded several orders worth over £13M in the first quarter of 2012, to supply Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) and support solutions for a number of NATO customers. Fred Cahill, VP Cobham Antenna Systems, explained, “Cobham has been developing GPR technologies for many years and we continue to provide leading-edge Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) capabilities for the most demanding military requirements”
The French Navy’s Horizon class air defence frigate, Forbin, successfully engaged a supersonic target simulating an anti-ship missile flying at very low altitude. The target was launched from the DGA’s (the Direction Générale de l’Armement) missile test centre based on the Ile du Levant in the south of France (Var region) and intercepted in flight by the Forbin’s Aster 30 system
In a major setback for the Britain’s Royal Air Force, a fleet of supersize refuelling planes meant for the RAF were found incompatible with British jets, according to local media reports. Tests conducted on the massive new Voyager air-to-air tankers revealed that they are not compatible with the RAF Tornados