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  • Qatar changes tack by basing M-346s in-country for training

    Leonardo has confirmed a long-speculated order from Qatar for six M-346 trainer aircraft, which will fly alongside the country’s diverse fighter jet fleet — but will the small Gulf country have sufficient logistical abilities, training footprint and personnel to make effective use of it? Over the last decade, the Qatari Emirati Air Force (QEAF) has undergone what is likely to be one of the largest...

  • US littoral combat ship Charleston completes extended stay in South China Sea

    US Navy’s Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18) arrived in Guam on February 14, following an extended underway period including 19 straight days in the South China Sea. Charleston and its crew completed their total ship readiness assessment (TSRA) in Guam in mid-January prior to commencing their most recent time at sea. Following a brief stop for fuel in Subic Bay, Philippines, the...

  • Hanwha Defense to employ Australian steels to build armoured vehicles for global exports

    A leading defense company in South Korea, Hanwha Defense has joined forces with a high-profile Australian steel maker to build armoured combat vehicles and self-propelled howitzers for international markets. Hanwha Defense signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on February 7 with Bisalloy Steels, a specialist performance steel manufacturer and supplier headquartered in New South Wales, Australia. Under the agreement, Hanwha Defense will procure Bisalloy Steel...

  • Four more F-16s sent to Top Aces for aggressor training flights

    Israel’s Defense Ministry has sent four additional F-16 fighter jets to the United States to be used as aggressor forces with the Canadian Top Aces company. The planes and equipment were loaded onto an Antonov cargo plane that landed at Ben-Gurion Airport. The delivery completes the shipment of 12 fighter planes that were sent to the US in three different shipments. The remaining 17 will...

  • Shield AI and Vsk Tactical Sign Deal to Support Brazilian V-BAT 128 Unmanned Aircraft Systems

    Shield AI, the defense-technology company using self-driving software to enable collaborative teams of unmanned aircraft to operate in GPS- and RF-denied environments, announced it has signed a contract with VSK Tactical, through reseller and facilitator Contingent Global, to provide Brazil with V-BAT 128 unmanned aircraft systems. The contract was signed at the V-BAT manufacturing facility in Dallas, Texas on Jan. 21. Later this year, Shield...

  • Northrop Grumman and Kratos Demonstration Brings JADC2 Connectivity to Life

    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) demonstrated open architecture communications capabilities that will help the Department of Defense (DOD) realize its vision of information advantage and decision superiority for Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2). In two recent U.S. Air Force demonstrations, Northrop Grumman partnered with Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) to showcase how its Software Programmable Open Mission System Compliant (SPOC) solution...

  • Indonesia purchases the Rafale

    In the presence of the French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, and the Indonesian Minister of Defence, Prabowo Subianto, the Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, Eric Trappier, and the Air Vice Marshal Yusuf Jauhari, Head of Defence Facilities Agency of the Indonesian Ministry of Defence, signed the contract for the acquisition by Indonesia of 42 latest-generation Rafale aircraft, at a ceremony held...

  • Excess Army equipment delivered to Greek forces

    The Army provides capabilities to allies and partners which support regional and global operations, enable territorial defense and enhance interoperability and readiness. This was recently demonstrated when Greece received an initial 44 M117 Guardian Armored Safety Vehicles, the first of a two-part Foreign Military Sales case that will ultimately see 1,200 vehicles delivered. The vehicles are Excess Defense Articles and the Army uses FMS to...

  • Tyron Delivers Second Batch of Wheel Assemblies for British Army Mastiff and Ridgeback vehicles

    Tyron Runflat Ltd has begun delivery of the second batch of wheel/tyre/runflat assemblies for the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) Ridgback and Mastiff vehicle upgrade programme. Under the MoD’s Protected Mobility Engineering & Technical Support (PMETS) contract, NP Aerospace is re-engineering Ridgback and Mastiff vehicles to improve their off-road mobility performance, enhance safety and introduce new capabilities. Improvements being carried out on the fleet include...

  • RBSL AWARDS £90M SUBCONTRACT TO THALES UK FOR STATE-OF-THE-ART SIGHTING SYSTEMS ON CHALLENGER 3

    A £90m subcontract has been awarded to Thales UK, based in Scotland, to deliver next generation sights for the British Army’s upgraded Challenger 3 Main Battle Tank (MBT). The contract was signed by RBSL and Thales, with the Secretary of State for Scotland in attendance, at Thales’s site in Glasgow where the majority of the integration work will take place. The contract will protect key...

  • HENSOLDT supports next-generation European data link

    Sensor solution provider HENSOLDT brings its experience in the area of Tactical Data Links, IFF and sensor fusion develop an independent next-generation Tactical Data Link through a European project called ‘ESSOR MIDS’ (MIDS= Multifunctional Information Distribution System). In the frame of the ESSOR (= European Secure Software-defined Radio) programme, managed by the procurement organization OCCAR, ‘ESSOR MIDS’, to which HENSOLDT is subcontractor, has been awarded...

  • Senop to provide night vision systems for the 6×6 vehicle programme

    Senop Oy has signed a framework agreement with Patria to supply driver’s night vision systems, which will be installed on 6×6 CAVS (Common Armoured Vehicle System) armoured personnel carriers (APC). The agreement includes a purchase order which secures the continuation of already ongoing deliveries of Senop driver’s Night Vision Systems to all Latvian APCs and Finnish pre-series vehicles. In addition to this, it also enables...

  • Prepositioning Ship Trains with Air Force During Exercise Cope North

    Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) civil service mariners aboard USNS Dahl (T AKR 312) helped train U.S. Air Force crews while underway in the Philippine Sea, as part of Exercise Cope North 22, Feb. 7-8. CN22 is a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) exercise that includes Australian, Japanese and U.S. forces and takes place in a number of locations. Training events occur in Guam, Saipan,...

  • A Modern Solution for Expeditionary Warfare Logistics: SECAT

    s focus shifts from land-based competitions to large sea-based operations, there is an increased capability requirement for executing expeditionary logistics at sea and ashore. As an industry leader and key integrator for marine specialty craft for over 50 years, Textron Systems believes that Surface Effect Ship (SES) technology can be utilized to provide specialized performance capabilities that traditional monohulls can’t when it comes to logistical...

  • Milrem Robotics delivered the THeMIS Combat UGV to Thailand

    At the end of last year, the European leading robotics and autonomous systems developer Milrem Robotics delivered the THeMIS Combat unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) to the Defence Technology Institute (DTI). The Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV), as it is known, will be tested and evaluated by the Royal Thai Army and DTI in the near future. The RCV comprises of the THeMIS UGV and the R400S...

  • Nova Systems joins CAE-led Team AUStringer to pursue RAAF Aviation Mission Training System

    CAE announced that CAE Australia Pty Ltd. has signed a teaming agreement with Nova Systems to join Team AUStringer, which will respond to the Project AIR 5428 Phase 3 Aviation Mission Training System solicitation for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Under terms of the teaming agreement, Nova Systems will support the CAE-led Team AUStringer with professional and engineering services, including leveraging Nova Systems’ extensive...

  • Philippine Marine Corps to decide where to deploy newly acquired Indian cruise missiles

    The Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) has yet to determine where to deploy the newly acquired Indian-made BrahMos medium-range ramjet supersonic cruise missiles that were procured as part of the revised AFP modernization program. 3rd Marine Brigade (3rd MBde) commander Brig. Gen. Jimmy Larida said Monday during the MAREX22 that while the acquisition process is still ongoing, it is the PMC that will decide whether or...

  • TEXTRON AVIATION ROLLS OUT FIRST PRODUCTION CESSNA SKYCOURIER LARGE-UTILITY TURBOPROP

    Textron Aviation today announced the rollout of the first production unit of the twin-engine, large-utility turboprop, the Cessna SkyCourier, at the company’s manufacturing facility in Wichita. The new, clean-sheet design has allowed for the incorporation of the latest state-of-the-art assembly and fabrication processes and techniques into the manufacturing of the aircraft. The Cessna SkyCourier is designed and produced by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc....

  • Patria to upgrade Swedish armoured vehicles

    The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has awarded a contract worth approximately EUR 28 million (SEK 300 million) to Patria for upgrade of Patria XA 202/203 (Patgb 202/203) wheeled armoured vehicles. In total 168 vehicles will be refurbished at the Patria facilities in Hämeenlinna, Finland. The vehicles were delivered to the Swedish Armed Forces at the beginning of the 2000s. Patria will make a mid-life...

  • Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Extended Range Completes Second Successful Missile Live Fire

    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) announced the successful completion of the second flight test of its AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Extended Range (AARGM-ER). The U.S. Navy launched the missile from an F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft on Jan. 21 at the Point Mugu Sea Range off the coast of southern California. The missile performed an extended range profile, engaging a land-based, emitter target staged at...