Airbus has offered its C295 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) for the South Korean Navy's MPA requirement which already has Boeing P8 and Saab Swordfish in the race. In February, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) unveiled its plan to sign a deal with an overseas aircraft manufacturer to introduce next-generation maritime patrol aircraft by 2020
Bulgarian Government has postponed the decision on projects to acquire fighter jets and armoured infantry vehicles and will discuss it in the regular weekly meeting on May 16. Earlier discussion on May 9 was halted because of the absence of Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov, who was out of the country and was expected to return on May 11, Sofia Globe
Saab has unveiled a 5000 square-meter facility in Sao Paulo, Brazil for its future Gripen fighter jet aerostructures plant. Saab Aeronáutica Montagens (SAM) will produce aerostructures for the Brazilian Gripen fighter and is preparing to become part of Saab´s global supply chain, the company said in a statement Wednesday
The Finnish Defense Forces Logistics Command has received responses from five companies to the Request for Quotation (RFQ) concerning the HX Fighter Programme sent to the governments of Great Britain, France, Sweden and the United States. They were requested to give a quotation on the following aircraft: Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet (United States), Dassault Rafale (France), Eurofighter Typhoon (Great Britain), Lockheed Martin F-35 (United States) and Saab Gripen (Sweden), the Finnish MoD said in a statement Friday
Saab has signed a contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, FMV, for providing training systems to the Swedish Army. The order value amounts to SEK 51 million and deliveries will take place at the end of 2018
Saab has received a contract from Luerssen Australia for the Situational Awareness System (SAS) for the Royal Australian Navys new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV). The contract is expected to run over the 12 year OPV shipbuilding programme, which will see the delivery of 12 new ships
Syrian air defense units have downed 71 out of 103 cruise missiles launched by the US and its allies since early Saturday, Russian and Syrian media reported. Referring to the shooting down of missiles launched during the US-led airstrike, Head of the Russian General Staffs Main Operations Department Colonel-General Sergei Rudskoi said, “this testifies to the high efficiency of the weapon systems operational in Syria and the excellent skills of Syrian servicemen trained by our specialists," Rudskoi said, adding that Russia had fully restored Syrias air defense capabilities over the past eighteen months and continued improving it
The Czech Air Force has completed the MS20 capability upgrade to its fleet of Gripen fighter aircraft. The MS20 upgrades include incorporating unguided and laser-guided bombs, new radar modes into the aircraft payload
Saab today confirmed that they have received the request for information (RFI) document from the Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) for the procurement of 110 combat aircraft for the Air Force (IAF). Saab executives holding a press conference at the on-going Defense Exposition, DefExpo 2018 said Thursday that they have received the RFI and will be proposing Gripen E multi-role fighter jet for the program
Swedish firm Saab is showcasing demonstrate its Very Short-Range Air Defence (VSHORAD) missile system RBS 70 NG at DefExpo 2018, held in Chennai, India this week. The next generation ground-based air defence (GBAD) system provides a flexible and supremely effective, long-term answer to constantly evolving air defence requirements
The Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to procure approximately 110 fighter jets for the Indian Air Force. The RFI has sought information from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) on the specifics of the aircraft for both single engine and twin-engine fighter jets
Saab has received an order from TAURUS Systems GmbH for deliveries of components and hardware to the TAURUS KEPD 350 stand-off missile system. The order value amounts to approximately SEK 236 million (US$ 28 million) and deliveries will take place during the period 2019-2020
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