Arms companies from the US and UK could benefit from a NATO’s proposal to create a rapid response force.
Britain pledged to commit 1,000 troops to the NATO “Spearhead” force. British Prime Minister, David Cameron said during his address at the NATO summit in Wales on September 5.
NATO’s “Very High Readiness Joint Task Force” or “Spearhead” will be headquartered in Poland and will have pre-positioned equipment available on it, Cameroon proposed.
Most exhibitors were interested as the exposition would give them an opportunity to meet decision makers from NATO’s 28 member states and other partner nations. Representatives included several heads of states, high-level military officers and officials from various defense establishments.
BAE systems, MBDA, General Dynamics, Raytheon, Airbus and Lockheed Martin were the sponsors for the exhibition. The exhibit saw mock-up of a Typhoon fast jet fully armed with Storm Shadow, Meteor and other weapons and a mock-up of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 jet, BAE Terrier armored combat engineer vehicle.
A variant of General Dynamics’ armored vehicle and Foxhound light armored vehicle were also on display.
NATO faces increasing threats from Russia and militant groups in the Middle East.
Britain has said it will sign a letter of intent at the summit with Estonia, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Norway to create a Joint Expeditionary Force to improve capability co-operation.
NATO will not consider taking over the order for two Mistral helicopter carriers that France has committed to supply to Russia, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen saidMonday. Rasmussen in a press conference said, “NATO has not considered taking over the order for two Mistral helicopter carriers that France is responsible for delivering to Russia" “It has not been considered because the issue has not been raised
Boeing has received a contract from NATO worth approximately $250 million to install digital flight decks and avionics on 13 of the alliances Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft, which are based on the Boeing 707 commercial airplane. The new technology ensures compliance with current and future air traffic control and navigation requirements, giving the aircraft broader access to airspace around the world
CAE won a contract to modernize NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Program Management Organization (NAPMO) to E-3A flight deck simulator and training device at Germany. CAE announced the winning at Farnborough Airshow
Global Hawk took part in Unified Vision 2014 (UV14), NATO's largest trial of Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JISR) capability. Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor for the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) system, a derivative of the Global Hawk
Exelis recently received a follow-on contract valued at $8.4 million from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth, Texas, to supply Continuous Wave Illuminator (CWI) subsystems for F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft
The US Navy has commissioned a missile-intercepting defense base in southern Romania on Friday as part of a new and controversial NATO missile shield in a move that has infuriated Russia as NATO reinforces its presence in Europe. “The Deveselu facility will be a crucial component in building up NATOs overall ballistic missile defense system and the base will be operational and integrated into the NATO system by the end of 2015,” Alexander Vershbow, NATO Deputy Secretary-General was quoted as saying by Stars and Stripes
Azerbaijan plans to export 100 unmanned aerial vehicles to one of the NATO countries, Minister of Defense Industry, Yavar Jamalov told media Thursday. Media reports did not specify the NATO country
The largest hull sections of Britain's second of two new aircraft carriers have been docked in Scotland, marking the beginning of the ship's assembly, according to UPI News. According to the report, the two hull sections -- one weighing about 6,700 tons and one weighing at nearly 9,000 tons -- were built by BAE Systems at company facilities in Portsmouth, England, and Glasgow, Scotland and are now in dry dock at Rosyth
The UK defence establishment could be significantly impacted if Scottish voters vote “yes” on the Sept. 18 referendum over independence from the UK
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