The German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment (BAAINBw) on behalf of Dutch Procurement Office (DMO) signed an agreement with Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) Tuesday to procure five Leguan bridge layer systems on Leopard 2 main battle tank chassis.
The procurement plan also includes training simulators, accessory equipment and an option for additional bridge layer systems, the US department of defense announced Tuesday.
The vehicles will be transferred to the Dutch army in 2019 and 2020. This version of the Leguan is capable of laying and transporting two 14 metre long bridges or one 26 metre long bridge, even under combat conditions.
The Dutch army is the sixth user of the Leguan on Leopard 2 chassis. In total, armies from 17 countries operate the Leguan bridge layer system on various mobility platforms.
Leonardo-Finmeccanica begins the test campaign of its remotely piloted helicopter SW-4 ‘Solo after its first successful flight yesterday, in order to verify the aircrafts operational characteristics and validate flight procedures, in both normal and emergency conditions. Mauro Moretti, CEO and General Manager Leonardo said: “The SW-4 ‘Solo is testimony of Leonardos industrial commitment and innovation in unmanned aircraft, a sector of increased global competition and is part of a portfolio of solutions making Leonardo the only European company able to provide a complete ‘unmanned system
Leonardo-Finmeccanica delivered the first two of a total four ATR 72MPs, a multirole Maritime Patrol, Electronic Surveillance and C4I aircraft, to the Italian Air Force today. Designated P-72A by the Italian Air Force, the aircraft will replace the Air Forces obsolete Breguet Atlantic
Leonardo-Finmeccanica has demonstrated its advanced SW-4 ‘Solo Rotary Unmanned Air System as well as its airborne sensors such as SAGE electronic warfare and Osprey E-Scan radar systems integrated using its skyISTAR mission management system at the Unmanned Warrior 2016. The airborne sensors integrated with skyISTAR mission management system supports intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, the company said in a statement Thursday
Leonardo-Finmeccanicas SAGE Electronic Support Measures (ESM ) system has now entered service on the Indonesian Air Forces first modified CN-235 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA). The modification program was led by PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) and Integrated Surveillance and Defense (ISD) in the US
The US State Department has approved $58.2 million for the sale of AN/AAR-57A (V) 7 Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS) to be employed on the Netherlands AH-64D Apache helicopters
Boeing has secured a $541 million foreign military sales contract for production lot 15 CH-47F cargo renew and new build helicopters for Netherlands. Work will be completed by December 31, 2020, the US department of defense announced today
The Jenoptik Defense & Civil Systems segment is to supply 17-kilowatt auxiliary power units and electric turret and weapon stabilization for the Leopard 2 tank. Jenoptik was awarded the contracts at the beginning of 2017 as a part of a Polish modernization program for the Leopard 2 tank
Supacat and Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Netherlands (RMMV NL) have teamed to offer Dutch-built Supacat Protected Vehicles for the 12kN air assault vehicle (AASLT) and a 12kN light-weight protected vehicle requirements as part of the Defence-wide Wheeled Vehicle Replacement Programme (DVOW) with the Dutch Army. Under the teaming agreement and upon contract award, the Supacat-designed vehicles will be built by RMMV NL and the production line will be supported by their existing supply chain in the Netherlands
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