News

November - 2015

  • I/ITSEC 2015: Barco projects onto CAE simulators

    I/ITSEC 2015: Barco projects onto CAE simulators

    30 Nov 2015

    CAE has selected Barco to supply projectors for the company’s helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft simulators. The two-year product supply agreement, announced at I/ITSEC in Orlando, ...... read more

  • New simulators for IAF

    New simulators for IAF

    30 Nov 2015

    Two new Full Mission Simulators (FMS) designed for M-346 ‘Lavi’ trainer aircraft have been delivered to the Israel Ministry of Defense, Elbit Systems announced on 30 ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: Swedish Navy gets new trainer

    I/ITSEC 2015: Swedish Navy gets new trainer

    30 Nov 2015

    The Swedish Navy is to receive a Naval Warfare Training System (NWTS) from CAE in early 2016. The company is demonstrating its Naval Tactical Mission ...... read more

  • Boeing C-17 production ends

    Boeing C-17 production ends

    30 Nov 2015

    Boeing has officially ended production of the C-17 Globemaster III military airlifter in Long Beach, California. The final aircraft produced on the line flew for ...... read more

  • Final LLCs delivered to Australian navy

    Final LLCs delivered to Australian navy

    30 Nov 2015

    The final batch of Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Landing Craft (LLC) have been delivered to the Australian Department of Defence by Navantia, the company announced ...... read more

  • Iraqi NCOs graduate from TG Taji

    Iraqi NCOs graduate from TG Taji

    30 Nov 2015

    Australia and New Zealand’s Task Group Taji (TG Taji) military complex has trained another 230 Iraqi soldiers through the Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) academy, the Australia ...... read more

  • Life goes on after UK MPA decision

    Life goes on after UK MPA decision

    28 Nov 2015

    The announcement on 23 November that the UK will be purchasing nine P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) dealt a terminal blow to any thought ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: Christie to improve training

    I/ITSEC 2015: Christie to improve training

    27 Nov 2015

    Christie is set to launch its AccuFrame Pro software solution which aims to reduce the visual anomalies that contribute to negative training at I/ITSEC in ...... read more

  • FZ275LGR rocket in test firing

    FZ275LGR rocket in test firing

    27 Nov 2015

    The 70mm laser-guidance rocket being developed by Thales subsidiary Forges de Zeebrugge (FZ) has completed a successful test firing campaign, the company announced on 27 ...... read more

  •  German Heron UAS hits operational milestone

    German Heron UAS hits operational milestone

    27 Nov 2015

    The Heron UAS operated Airbus Defence and Space and the German Air Force in Afghanistan has reached an operational milestone having chalked up 25,000 flight ...... read more

  • Russian Helicopters delivers Mi-8AMTSh-VA

    Russian Helicopters delivers Mi-8AMTSh-VA

    27 Nov 2015

    Russian Helicopters' Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant has delivered the first Mi-8AMTSh-VA helicopter to the Russian Defence Ministry’s Arctic groupings, the company announced on 25 November.  The ...... read more

  • Indonesian president flies AgustaWestland

    Indonesian president flies AgustaWestland

    27 Nov 2015

    Indonesia’s military has chosen AgustaWestland to supply three VVIP helicopters to help transport the country’s president, vice-president and state officials. The platform being procured by ...... read more

  • Barak-8 in successful test

    Barak-8 in successful test

    27 Nov 2015

    The Barak-8 air and missile defence system has successfully intercepted a target during testing onboard an Israel Navy corvette, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced on ...... read more

  • Danish armour modernisation accelerates

    Danish armour modernisation accelerates

    27 Nov 2015

    A contract for the 8x8 Piranha 5 vehicle selected by the Danish Army for its APC requirement is due to be signed by the end ...... read more

  • Sikorsky views India for manufacture

    Sikorsky views India for manufacture

    26 Nov 2015

    Aiming at more strategic tie-ups between OEMs and Indian manufacturers under its Make in India mantra, India’s Ministry of Defence is in the process of ...... read more

  • Elbit lands Hermes deal

    Elbit lands Hermes deal

    26 Nov 2015

    The Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) has awarded the contract for the supply of Hermes 900 heavy fuel engine (HFE) ...... read more

  • SCS to support UK JFC training

    SCS to support UK JFC training

    26 Nov 2015

    SCS has signed a contract with the UK Ministry of Defence to provide training and exercise support to Joint Forces Command (JFC). The contract, worth ...... read more

  • Ajax assembly comes to Merthyr

    Ajax assembly comes to Merthyr

    26 Nov 2015

    The site for the assembly, integration and testing (AIT) for the Ajax family of reconnaissance vehicles (formerly Scout SV) for the British Army has been ...... read more

  • Thales reaches IOC on Qatar SATCOM

    Thales reaches IOC on Qatar SATCOM

    26 Nov 2015

    Thales has made headway on its contract to supply the Qatar Armed Forces with a military satellite communications system, with Initial Operational Capability (IOC) now ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: 360˚ visuals from Esterline

    I/ITSEC 2015: 360˚ visuals from Esterline

    26 Nov 2015

    Esterline Simulation Visual Systems is set to introduce its new Treality FD-Series of faceted displays to the commercial market at I/ITSEC in Orlando. The company ...... read more

  • Adcom targets UK production

    Adcom targets UK production

    26 Nov 2015

    UAE-based UAV manufacturer Adcom are looking to start UK production of its United 40 platform and conduct its first in-country flight next year. The company ...... read more

  • Spanish combat vehicle contract nears

    Spanish combat vehicle contract nears

    26 Nov 2015

    Spanish Army plans to replace their old BMR-600 6x6 vehicles (pictured above) are gathering pace as a contract for a new 8x8 vehicle draws closer. ...... read more

  • Upgraded AN-32s delivered to India

    Upgraded AN-32s delivered to India

    26 Nov 2015

    A batch of five AN−32RE transport aircraft upgraded under a major Indian-Ukraine programme have been handed over to the Indian Ministry of Defence. This is ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: Argon in its element

    I/ITSEC 2015: Argon in its element

    26 Nov 2015

    Argon Electronics will partner with Saab at I/ITSEC this year to showcase its simulators for chemical and radiological detectors. On the Saab stand, Argon will ...... read more

  • USMC orders Puma AE UAS

    USMC orders Puma AE UAS

    26 Nov 2015

    AeroVironment will supply RQ-20A Puma AE unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to the US Marine Corps as part of a $13 million order announced on 25 November. ...... read more

  • New Zealand selects new pistol

    New Zealand selects new pistol

    26 Nov 2015

    The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) announced on 25 November that it has selected a replacement 9mm pistol for all three of its armed services. ...... read more

  • Czech aims for capability refresh

    Czech aims for capability refresh

    26 Nov 2015

    New helicopters, radars and armoured vehicles are on the shopping list for the Czech Republic as it hopes to modernise its military. Defence minister, Martin ...... read more

  • Saab to extend RBS 97’s service life

    Saab to extend RBS 97’s service life

    26 Nov 2015

    The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has awarded a contract to Saab to extend the service life of the RBS 97 air defence missile system, ...... read more

  • Singaporean revelations about SMC

    Singaporean revelations about SMC

    26 Nov 2015

    More details have been revealed about the Republic of Singapore Navy's (RSN) Specialised Maritime Craft (SMC), which will be employed for coastal interception and maritime ...... read more

  • New cookers and fuel for British troops

    New cookers and fuel for British troops

    25 Nov 2015

    BCB International will supply the British armed forces with new operational ration cookers and fuel under a four-year contract with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) ...... read more

  • Iroquois lined up for autonomous capability

    Iroquois lined up for autonomous capability

    25 Nov 2015

    The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has selected the UH-1H Iroquois as the platform for Phase 3 of the Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility system (AACUS) programme. ...... read more

  • German TanDEM-X agreement

    German TanDEM-X agreement

    25 Nov 2015

    The German armed forces will use Airbus Defence and Space’s TanDEM-X mission data to update its Digital Elevation Model (DEM) under an agreement announced on ...... read more

  • SDSR re-structures British Army

    SDSR re-structures British Army

    25 Nov 2015

    The British Army will be re-shaped to increase its rapid reaction capability with a new medium-weight force. This is something the army has not had ...... read more

  • PAC-3 in successful firing

    PAC-3 in successful firing

    25 Nov 2015

    Lockheed Martin’s PAC-3 missile successfully intercepted an incoming target during a missile defence flight test led by the US Army on 19 November at White ...... read more

  • Carl-Gustaf ammo for Austria

    Carl-Gustaf ammo for Austria

    25 Nov 2015

    The Austrian armed forces have placed an order with Saab for ammunition for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system, the company announced on 24 November.  Deliveries ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: A brighter budget outlook on the horizon

    I/ITSEC 2015: A brighter budget outlook on the horizon

    25 Nov 2015

    While last year’s I/ITSEC saw budget uncertainty amid concerns about sequestration the future for the training market is looking up. Although budgets are not expanding ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: Operation Blended Warrior to commence

    I/ITSEC 2015: Operation Blended Warrior to commence

    25 Nov 2015

    This year’s I/ITSEC sees the beginning of a multi-year exercise - Operation Blended Warrior (OBW) - which will explore the potential for live, virtual and ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: Cubic plans for the future

    I/ITSEC 2015: Cubic plans for the future

    25 Nov 2015

    Cubic's new president of global defence, Bill Toti, has set strategic goals for the future of training and simulation following the consolidation of the defence ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: Elbit trains cyber warriors

    I/ITSEC 2015: Elbit trains cyber warriors

    25 Nov 2015

    Elbit Systems will demonstrate a training system designed specifically for cyber operations for the first time at I/ITSEC. Called the CyberShield National Cyber Defense (NCD) ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: New training approaches for Boeing

    I/ITSEC 2015: New training approaches for Boeing

    25 Nov 2015

    For the first time at this year’s I/ITSEC exhibition, aerospace manufacturer Boeing will show off a student trainer for the CH-47 Chinook that utilises the ...... read more

  • I/ITSEC 2015: Innovative hoist trainer for heli crews (video)

    I/ITSEC 2015: Innovative hoist trainer for heli crews (video)

    25 Nov 2015

    Austrian company AMST will highlight several of its innovative training products at this year’s I/ITSEC exhibition, including a helicopter hoist trainer for civil and military ...... read more

  • Russian Helicopters signs Ka-32 contract

    Russian Helicopters signs Ka-32 contract

    25 Nov 2015

    Russian Helicopters has been awarded a contract by China's Jiangsu Baoli for the delivery of four Ka-32A11BC fire-fighting helicopters, Oboronprom announced on 24 November. The ...... read more

  • C295 demos Elbit protection suite

    C295 demos Elbit protection suite

    25 Nov 2015

    Trials at the Bundeswehr WTD91 test site in Meppen, Germany, have included a joint Elbit Systems and Airbus Defence & Space demonstration of the C295 ...... read more

  • PLA to field replacement 4x4

    PLA to field replacement 4x4

    25 Nov 2015

    The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is ready to introduce an updated 4x4 vehicle – with BJ80J nomenclature – into the armed forces. This month the upgraded ...... read more

  • Philippines to rejuvenate police helicopters

    Philippines to rejuvenate police helicopters

    25 Nov 2015

    The Philippine National Police (PNP) is going to return two helicopters to service after they have been sitting idle for six years. The Philippine Senate ...... read more

  • USMC begins amphib development

    USMC begins amphib development

    25 Nov 2015

    Contracts for the USMC’s new amphibious vehicle have been awarded to two companies so they can begin development. With this milestone, the Amphibious Combat Vehicle ...... read more

  • UK, Morocco conduct joint exercise

    UK, Morocco conduct joint exercise

    25 Nov 2015

    The UK and Moroccan armed forces have conducted Jebel Sahara, a month-long joint training exercise which concluded in the third week of November, the Ministry ...... read more

  • Lectern orders K-Max

    Lectern orders K-Max

    24 Nov 2015

    China's Lectern Aviation Supplies has ordered two manned K-Max heavy-lift utility helicopters from Kaman Aerospace, it was announced on 23 November. The order marks the ...... read more

  • QinetiQ wins UV C2 contract

    QinetiQ wins UV C2 contract

    24 Nov 2015

    QinetiQ has been awarded a contract by the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to deliver a command and control demonstration system for the ...... read more

  • Aeromedical evac simulator for USAF

    Aeromedical evac simulator for USAF

    24 Nov 2015

    CAE will provide the US Air Force (USAF) with another Aeromedical Evacuation Training System under a new order announced on 23 November. The order was ...... read more

  • Thales signs NATO BMD subcontract

    Thales signs NATO BMD subcontract

    24 Nov 2015

    Leidos has subcontracted Thales for the verification of the NATO Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) architecture on the Integrated Test Bed in The Hague, Thales announced ...... read more

  • Spirit starts production of RAAF P-8A

    Spirit starts production of RAAF P-8A

    24 Nov 2015

    Spirit AeroSystems commenced production of the first P-8A aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in October, the company announced on 20 November.  The first ...... read more

  • Airbus C295W demonstrated in Bolivia

    Airbus C295W demonstrated in Bolivia

    24 Nov 2015

    A Mexican Navy (SEMAR)-owned Airbus Defence and Space C295W has aircraft carried out demonstration flights in extreme hot and high conditions, Airbus announced on 20 November.  The demonstration flights ...... read more

  • SDSR defends against cyber attack

    SDSR defends against cyber attack

    23 Nov 2015

    The Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) today outlined how the UK will tackle future cyber threats, which politicians have admitted are a growing threat ...... read more

  • SDSR gives Royal Navy OPV boost

    SDSR gives Royal Navy OPV boost

    23 Nov 2015

    The UK will purchase a further two offshore patrol vessels for the Royal Navy (RN), it has been announced as part of the Strategic Defence ...... read more

  • USMC awards lifecycle support contract

    USMC awards lifecycle support contract

    23 Nov 2015

    The US Marine Corps has awarded a task order to Alion Science and Technology for life cycle support modernisation services, the company announced on 19 ...... read more

  • RAN’s third AWD build underway

    RAN’s third AWD build underway

    23 Nov 2015

    Construction on the third Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has begun, with the keel for the vessel laid by the ...... read more

  • US successfully tests Patriot system

    US successfully tests Patriot system

    23 Nov 2015

    The US Army has successfully completed the first in a series of flight tests for the latest Post-Deployment Build 8 (PDB-8) upgrades to Raytheon's Patriot ...... read more

  • UK provides equipment aid to Ukraine

    UK provides equipment aid to Ukraine

    23 Nov 2015

    The UK has extended its support to the Ukraine armed forces, with a £1 million gift provision of non-lethal equipment, the UK Ministry of Defence ...... read more

  • CACI launched new C-UAS system

    CACI launched new C-UAS system

    23 Nov 2015

    CACI International has released a counter-UAS system called SkyTracker designed to protect high-value assets and support public safety against the increasing threat posed by the ...... read more

  • UK SDSR outlines P-8 buy

    UK SDSR outlines P-8 buy

    23 Nov 2015

    The UK has confirmed that it will buy nine new Boeing P-8 maritime patrol aircraft as part of a £178 billion investment in defence equipment ...... read more

  • UK threat assessment ‘flawed’

    UK threat assessment ‘flawed’

    21 Nov 2015

    It will come as a surprise to no-one, but the UK Government’s approach to mapping threats to national security is ‘flawed’. Judging by the evidence ...... read more

  • UK force deployment at risk

    UK force deployment at risk

    21 Nov 2015

    The underlying basis for UK defence policy – to deploy forces strategically – is being undermined by technology and tactics adopted by potential adversaries. In ...... read more

  • Rising sun beckons for Global Hawk

    Rising sun beckons for Global Hawk

    20 Nov 2015

    The US State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale (FMS) of three RQ-4 Global Hawk UAVs to Japan, with associated equipment, in a ...... read more

  • Triton UAS starts testing

    Triton UAS starts testing

    20 Nov 2015

    The MQ-4C Triton UAS has entered operational assessment (OA) with the US Navy as it moves toward its Milestone C review and entry into low-rate initial ...... read more

  • AgustaWestland signs training contracts

    AgustaWestland signs training contracts

    20 Nov 2015

    AgustaWestland has signed two training service contracts with AW139 operators STARS of Canada and the New Jersey State Police Department in the US, the company ...... read more

  • Merger possible for Ukraine maritime forces

    Merger possible for Ukraine maritime forces

    20 Nov 2015

    The Ukrainian Navy and State Border Service could be merged into the State Border Guard Service in a bid to improve maritime security, consolidate assets ...... read more

  • RAAF trainers set for upgrade

    RAAF trainers set for upgrade

    20 Nov 2015

    DiSTI has been awarded a contract from Boeing to upgrade Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F/A-18E maintenance trainers, the company announced on 18 November. The ...... read more

  • China snares Su-35 fighters…finally

    China snares Su-35 fighters…finally

    20 Nov 2015

    After protracted negotiations, Russia has finally inked a deal with China for the sale of 24 Sukhoi Su-35 multirole fighters. Sergey Chemezov, the CEO of ...... read more

  • New VAB vehicle variant qualifies

    New VAB vehicle variant qualifies

    20 Nov 2015

    A new engineer variant of the VAB (Véhicule de l'avant blindé) Ultima APC for the French Army has passed qualification. This variant called the ‘Génie’ is on schedule ...... read more

  • QinetiQ technical services for UK

    QinetiQ technical services for UK

    20 Nov 2015

    QinetiQ will deliver technical services for the UK’s fast jet and A400M heavy-lift aircraft programmes under new agreements with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) ...... read more

  • Onboard cargo hook EASA certified

    Onboard cargo hook EASA certified

    20 Nov 2015

    EASA has certified Onboard Systems International’s cargo hook kit for the Robinson R66 aircraft, the company announced on 18 November.  FAA certification for the kit ...... read more

  • Argentina requests US helicopters

    Argentina requests US helicopters

    20 Nov 2015

    The US State Department has approved a potential foreign military sale (FMS) to Argentina for Bell 412EP helicopters and associated equipment, the Defense Security Cooperation ...... read more

  • Hooking into urban climbing

    Hooking into urban climbing

    19 Nov 2015

    A new hook system from Norwegian urban and maritime access company, Henriksen REBS, is being developed for the military urban climbing market. Engineers are working ...... read more

  • Raytheon delivers MS(3) for ACTUV

    Raytheon delivers MS(3) for ACTUV

    19 Nov 2015

    Raytheon has delivered the Modular Scalable Sonar System (MS(3)) for DARPA's Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous TrailUnmanned Vessel (ACTUV) programme, the company announced on 18 November. The ...... read more

  • US considers Korean Harpoon sale

    US considers Korean Harpoon sale

    19 Nov 2015

    The US state department is considering a potential foreign military sale (FMS) to South Korea for UGM-84L Harpoon Block II missiles and associated equipment, parts ...... read more

  • Robinson's R44 Cadet to debut in 2016

    Robinson's R44 Cadet to debut in 2016

    19 Nov 2015

    Robinson Helicopter has announced that it plans to debut the R44 Cadet, a two-person R44 helicopter, in the first quarter of 2016.  The Cadet, designed ...... read more

  • AirMap partners with UAS builders

    AirMap partners with UAS builders

    19 Nov 2015

    AirMap has partnered with DJI and 3DR, UAS manufacturers, to provide airspace information directly to UAS operators in civil airspace, the company announced on 17 ...... read more

  • BAE to maintain DDG 98

    BAE to maintain DDG 98

    19 Nov 2015

    BAE Systems has won a maintenance contract for USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) from the US Navy. The $25.2 million competitively awarded contract was announced ...... read more

  • Australia goes IFV shopping

    Australia goes IFV shopping

    19 Nov 2015

    Australia has issued an RfI for a new tracked infantry carrier for the Australian Defence Force (ADF).  Issued under Project Land 400 Phase 3 for ...... read more

  • CAE begins NZ Seasprite support

    CAE begins NZ Seasprite support

    19 Nov 2015

    CAE has started the delivery of maintenance and support services for the New Zealand Defence Force's (NZDF's) SH-2G(I) helicopter synthetic training devices, the company announced ...... read more

  • Bell demos 407GXP in Nepal

    Bell demos 407GXP in Nepal

    19 Nov 2015

    Bell Helicopter has demonstrated the ability of the Bell 407GXP to operate in high altitude conditions throughout Nepal as it targets new customers in the ...... read more

  • Apache and Gray Eagle team up in Korea

    Apache and Gray Eagle team up in Korea

    19 Nov 2015

    The US Army is able to conduct aerial manned-unmanned teaming missions in South Korea, according to an announcement from General Atomics on 18 November. In ...... read more

  • Aegis supports USMC trainer

    Aegis supports USMC trainer

    18 Nov 2015

    Aegis Technologies will continue supporting Riptide Software’s work on the United States Marine Corps’ (USMC’s) Combined Arms Command and Control Trainer Upgrade System (CACCTUS) programme, ...... read more

  • USAFRICOM gets fixed wing services

    USAFRICOM gets fixed wing services

    18 Nov 2015

    The US African Command (USAFRICOM) has awarded a contract to Erickson to provide ‘on demand’ fixed wing aerial services in the Central and East African ...... read more

  • Lockheed launches new radar tech

    Lockheed launches new radar tech

    18 Nov 2015

    Lockheed Martin has introduced its new Digital Array Row Transceiver (DART) next-generation radar technology at its regular radar users’ conference in Orlando, Florida.  According to ...... read more

  • Inzpired collective naval training

    Inzpired collective naval training

    18 Nov 2015

    Inzpire’s Synthetic Training Division has headed the delivery of pre-deployment training to HMS Defender, a Type 45 Destroyer of the Royal Navy.  The event was ...... read more

  • H215 to be assembled in Romania

    H215 to be assembled in Romania

    18 Nov 2015

    Airbus Helicopters has laid the foundation stone for its new factory in Romania where the H215 helicopter will be assembled, the company announced on 17 ...... read more

  • New UAS payload launcher out

    New UAS payload launcher out

    18 Nov 2015

    Aero Surveillance has developed a new Multi-purpose Payload Launcher (MPL 30) to allow its VTOL UAS to deploy payloads such as tear gas grenades, the ...... read more

  • Australia closes Afghan logistics base

    Australia closes Afghan logistics base

    18 Nov 2015

    The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has closed Camp Baker in Southern Afghanistan, following the end of mission for the Australian-led 205th Corps Advisory Team, the ...... read more

  • India pulls plug on Nishant UAV

    India pulls plug on Nishant UAV

    18 Nov 2015

    In a blow to Indian efforts to field indigenously developed tactical UAVs, the Indian Army is abandoning the two-decade-old Nishant. Phase 1 of the Nishant ...... read more

  • UAS to weather the storm

    UAS to weather the storm

    17 Nov 2015

    Universities in the US have begun looking at how small UAS could be used to predict extreme weather events and double warning times for those ...... read more

  • IDF selects Mepro combat sight

    IDF selects Mepro combat sight

    17 Nov 2015

    Meprolight has been selected to supply its Mepro M5 red dot sight to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the company announced on 17 November. The company ...... read more

  • UK funds two Airbus projects

    UK funds two Airbus projects

    17 Nov 2015

    The UK Department for Business Innovations and Skills (BIS) has funded Airbus Helicopters for two separate projects, the company announced on 17 November. The projects mark ...... read more

  • DLS receives MIDS-on-Ship contract

    DLS receives MIDS-on-Ship contract

    17 Nov 2015

    The US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command has awarded a contract to Data Link Solutions (DLS) to provide Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS)-On-Ship (MOS) ...... read more

  • IAMD Battle Command System in new test

    IAMD Battle Command System in new test

    17 Nov 2015

    The US Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) has provided the command and control (C2) for a Patriot Advanced Capability ...... read more

  • Denmark orders more Millennium guns

    Denmark orders more Millennium guns

    17 Nov 2015

    Rheinmetall has been awarded a follow-up contract from Danish procurement authorities to supply additional 35mm Oerlikon Millennium guns for Royal Danish Navy ships, the company ...... read more

  • India stands up first P-8I squadron

    India stands up first P-8I squadron

    17 Nov 2015

    The Indian Navy (IN) stood up its first P-8I squadron in a ceremony in southern India on 13 November. In attendance, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar ...... read more

  • Czech army tests RBS 70 NG

    Czech army tests RBS 70 NG

    16 Nov 2015

    The Army of the Czech Republic has carried out a life-fire test of Saab’s RBS 70 Next Generation (NG) missile system, with all missile firings ...... read more

  • Schiebel tests heavy fuel engine for S-100

    Schiebel tests heavy fuel engine for S-100

    16 Nov 2015

    Schiebel has completed testing of a new heavy fuel engine (HFE) for the Camcopter S-100 UAS, the company announced on 14 November, in response to ...... read more

  • Aspire 200 offered to AW139 operators

    Aspire 200 offered to AW139 operators

    16 Nov 2015

    Honeywell Aerospace’s Aspire 200 satellite communications system is now available for operators of the AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter, giving users a high-speed wireless broadband solution for ...... read more

  • Next-Generation Jammer PDR complete

    Next-Generation Jammer PDR complete

    16 Nov 2015

    Raytheon and the US Navy have completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for the Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) programme, the company announced on 13 November.  ...... read more

  • GHOST ship sign of things to come

    GHOST ship sign of things to come

    16 Nov 2015

    It seems like the shape of a fighting vessel's hull had found the perfect combination of form and function, remaining aesthetically relatively unchanged through generations ...... read more

  • CACI wins I2WD support task order

    CACI wins I2WD support task order

    16 Nov 2015

    The US Army has awarded a task order to CACI International to continue its support for the fabrication, integration, and fielding facility (FIFF) requirements of ...... read more

  • GA-ASI’s RPA training facility breaks ground

    GA-ASI’s RPA training facility breaks ground

    13 Nov 2015

    Construction is now underway for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems’ (GA-ASI’s) new RPA training facility at Grand Sky Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) business and aviation park ...... read more

  • GD to supply radios for D-ILS

    GD to supply radios for D-ILS

    13 Nov 2015

    The Deployable Instrument Landing System (D-ILS) being delivered to the US Air Force will use General Dynamics Mission Systems' radios, the company announced on 12 ...... read more

  • Dubai 2015: Sky’s the limit for UAE start-up

    Dubai 2015: Sky’s the limit for UAE start-up

    13 Nov 2015

    A new UAS start-up is looking to push its unmanned concepts into the UAE market in the next couple of years, in a bid to ...... read more

  • Additional UH-72A Lakotas for US Army

    Additional UH-72A Lakotas for US Army

    13 Nov 2015

    The US Army has exercised contract options worth $65.8 million for 12 additional UH-72A Lakota helicopters and associated mission equipment packages, Airbus Helicopters announced on 12 November. ...... read more

  • Sweden set for IRB delivery

    Sweden set for IRB delivery

    13 Nov 2015

    General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) will deliver the first batch of the Improved Ribbon Bridge (IRB) to the Swedish Army in November, the company announced ...... read more

  • Northrop awarded Aussie CND contract

    Northrop awarded Aussie CND contract

    13 Nov 2015

    The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman M5 Network Security for Phase 2B.2 of its Computer Network Defence (CND) ...... read more

  • HTS900 engine for SKYe SH09 helicopter

    HTS900 engine for SKYe SH09 helicopter

    13 Nov 2015

    Marenco Swisshelicopter’s SKYe SH09 helicopter will be equipped with the HTS900 engine under a new contract with Honeywell Aerospace.  This marks the first production aircraft ...... read more

  • Russia seals SAM exports

    Russia seals SAM exports

    13 Nov 2015

    China will begin receiving its first S-400 Triumf medium-/long-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems within 12-18 months, it has emerged from the TASS news agency. Meanwhile, ...... read more

  • Airbus supports French EC145s

    Airbus supports French EC145s

    12 Nov 2015

    The organisation responsible for the maintenance and overhaul of French state-owned aircraft (SIMMAD) has awarded a contract to Airbus Helicopters to provide a global service ...... read more

  • UK forces lead NATO exercise

    UK forces lead NATO exercise

    12 Nov 2015

    NATO Exercise Arrcade Fusion is underway in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania led by the British armed forces, the Ministry of Defence announced on 10 November. ...... read more

  • Offshore helicopter market worsens

    Offshore helicopter market worsens

    12 Nov 2015

    Falling revenues and a longer than expected downturn in the oil and gas market is forcing helicopter operators in the offshore sector to defer or ...... read more

  • UK seeks more Hellfire missiles

    UK seeks more Hellfire missiles

    12 Nov 2015

    The UK government has requested a new batch of Hellfire missiles from the US under an $80 million foreign military sale. The Defense Security Cooperation ...... read more

  • Rockwell selected for KC-390 CHADCS

    Rockwell selected for KC-390 CHADCS

    12 Nov 2015

    Rockwell Collins will provide the Cargo Handling and Aerial Delivery Control System (CHADCS) for the Brazilian Air Force’s KC-390 aircraft following its selection by programme ...... read more

  • Harris wins satellite support extension

    Harris wins satellite support extension

    12 Nov 2015

    Harris Corporation has been awarded a nine-month extension to the Network and Space Operations and Maintenance contract by the US Air Force to support the Air ...... read more

  • Catching some rays

    Catching some rays

    12 Nov 2015

    Alta Devices, manufacturer of the AnyLight solar technology, is preparing to ramp up production in its US factory to meet an expected demand in a ...... read more

  • Dubai 2015: SCTV launches in 2016

    Dubai 2015: SCTV launches in 2016

    12 Nov 2015

    Textron Systems Marine and Land Systems is looking launch its Survivable Combat Tactical Vehicle (SCVT), possibly as early as 2016. There are plans for Ukraine and ...... read more

  • China tests ‘military’ paragliding UAV

    China tests ‘military’ paragliding UAV

    12 Nov 2015

    In another innovation in the unmanned field from China, news emerged this week of a paragliding UAV that has recently concluded tests in Tibet. Chinese ...... read more

  • D&S 2015: UK seeks Thai engagement

    D&S 2015: UK seeks Thai engagement

    12 Nov 2015

    UK defence companies had a muted presence at the Defence & Security 2015 exhibition in Bangkok, though an official from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) ...... read more

  • Dubai 2015: Saab, UAE deal improves surveillance

    Dubai 2015: Saab, UAE deal improves surveillance

    12 Nov 2015

    The $1.27 billion contract between defence and security OEM Saab and the UAE will see two new-version Erieye swing role surveillance aircraft delivered and the ...... read more

  • Second Mi-171A2 enters flight testing

    Second Mi-171A2 enters flight testing

    12 Nov 2015

    Russian Helicopters has begun flight testing the second Mi-171A2 helicopter prototype at the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, the company announced on 9 November.  In addition to the ...... read more

  • QinetiQ commences new RAF training

    QinetiQ commences new RAF training

    12 Nov 2015

    QinetiQ has started delivering a new training programme for students of the Royal Air Force (RAF) aimed at improving operators’ confidence and lessening the chance ...... read more

  • Finland requests US weapons

    Finland requests US weapons

    11 Nov 2015

    Finland has requested Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) M31A1 Unitary and GMLRS M30A1 Alternative Warhead Rockets in pods from the US government under the ...... read more

  • C295W collaboration underway

    C295W collaboration underway

    11 Nov 2015

    A new water bomber version of the C295W transport aircraft will be industrialized, supplied and supported under a Memorandum of Understanding signed between Airbus Defence and ...... read more

  • Lockheed tests precision munitions

    Lockheed tests precision munitions

    11 Nov 2015

    The Lockheed Martin Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) and Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Unitary munitions have undergone stockpile reliability testing at White Sands ...... read more

  • US says ‘oui’ to French C-130Js

    US says ‘oui’ to French C-130Js

    11 Nov 2015

    The French Air Force’s plans to bolster its medium lift capabilities with the addition of C-130J Hercules transport aircraft has moved one step closer with ...... read more

  • First H130 delivered to Bhutan

    First H130 delivered to Bhutan

    11 Nov 2015

    The first of two H130 aircraft on order for the Royal Bhutan Helicopter Services Limited (RBHSL) has been delivered, Airbus Helicopters announced on 9 November. ...... read more

  • Iveco wins German trucks contract

    Iveco wins German trucks contract

    11 Nov 2015

    Iveco Defence Vehicles will deliver its Trakker trucks to the German military for the army’s protected transport vehicle requirement. The company announced the late October signing of ...... read more

  • UAE orders Saab SRSS

    UAE orders Saab SRSS

    11 Nov 2015

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is to expand and enhance its airborne surveillance capabilities under a contract with Saab for a new airborne Swing Role ...... read more

  • Dubai 2015: 3D printed UAV turns heads

    Dubai 2015: 3D printed UAV turns heads

    11 Nov 2015

    Constructed almost entirely out of 3D printed materials, the Stratasys and Aurora Flight Sciences’ UAV technology demonstrator equally turned and baffled heads. Taking pride of ...... read more

  • IAI unveils Terra radar

    IAI unveils Terra radar

    11 Nov 2015

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has introduced a new dual-band radar system for the early-warning, detection and accurate tracking of very long range targets, the company ...... read more

  • India’s LCH to receive production go-ahead

    India’s LCH to receive production go-ahead

    11 Nov 2015

    India’s indigenous Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) is set to receive production approval before the end of November, after the project originally commenced in 2006. Having ...... read more

  • Cobham details missile parts order

    Cobham details missile parts order

    11 Nov 2015

    Cobham has received a series of orders for electronic components for various missile programmes, the company announced on 9 November. The total value of the ...... read more

  • Abu Dhabi Aviation acquires AgustaWestland aircraft

    Abu Dhabi Aviation acquires AgustaWestland aircraft

    10 Nov 2015

    Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) will purchase 15 helicopters from AgustaWestland, including the AW169 light intermediate, AW139 intermediate and AW189 super medium twin types, under an ...... read more

  • New exoskeleton partnership

    New exoskeleton partnership

    10 Nov 2015

    A new partnership agreement between B-Temia of Canada and Sagem will see the joint development of a new-generation of exoskeletons for industrial and military applications. ...... read more

  • Thales SMART-L ELR in At Sea Demo

    Thales SMART-L ELR in At Sea Demo

    10 Nov 2015

    A prototype version of Thales’ SMART-L Extended Long Range (ELR) radar has demonstrated the ability to defend a naval vessel against a hostile outer-atmosphere ballistic ...... read more

  • RAF Rescue heads to Italy

    RAF Rescue heads to Italy

    10 Nov 2015

    The US Air Force's 56th and 57th Rescue squadrons will relocate from RAF Lakenheath to the Aviano air base in Italy as part of efforts to ...... read more

  • Dubai 2015: UAE signs for three AW609s

    Dubai 2015: UAE signs for three AW609s

    10 Nov 2015

    The UAE Joint Aviation Command (JAC) will become the launch customer for the AW609 tiltrotor aircraft in SAR configuration after the signing of an MoU ...... read more

  • Elbit provides simulation to Poland

    Elbit provides simulation to Poland

    10 Nov 2015

    Elbit Systems will deliver live combat training systems and equipment to the Special Operations Forces (SOF) of Poland under a contract announced on 9 November. ...... read more

  • Sikorsky officially a Lockheed company

    Sikorsky officially a Lockheed company

    10 Nov 2015

    Lockheed Martin has closed its acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft, aligning it under its Mission Systems and Training (MST) business segment. Sikorsky Aircraft will now be ...... read more

  • UAE armour upgrade progresses

    UAE armour upgrade progresses

    10 Nov 2015

    The UAE’s 135 BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle fleet upgrade is set to be completed in 2016. Russia’s Kurganmashzavod company has announced nearly half of the ...... read more

  • US Army receives mobiles CPs

    US Army receives mobiles CPs

    10 Nov 2015

    The US Army's 7th Mission Support Command at Panzer Kaserne in Germany is replacing its DRASH military tents with Alaska Structures' rapidly deployable tactical command ...... read more

  • Boeing to 'Make in India'

    Boeing to 'Make in India'

    10 Nov 2015

    Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems have announced a joint venture (JV) to manufacture aircraft aerostructures and collaborate on integrated systems development in India, Boeing announced ...... read more

  • NORINCO reinforces China's borders

    NORINCO reinforces China's borders

    10 Nov 2015

    China’s borders are receiving high-tech protection through a newly introduced integrated C4ISR system. The system is being provided by a subsidiary of China North Industries (NORINCO) featuring radars, electro-optical cameras, ...... read more

  • Dubai 2015: GCC customers eye V200 UAV

    Dubai 2015: GCC customers eye V200 UAV

    9 Nov 2015

    Lebanese-based manufacturer SkyPro UAV have received interest from GCC customers for potential commercial applications for the V200 platform, which is currently in service with militaries ...... read more

  • Dubai 2015: Boeing eyes three-figure P-8 market

    Dubai 2015: Boeing eyes three-figure P-8 market

    9 Nov 2015

    Boeing expects an export market for around 100 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) over the next ten years, while the US Navy will begin basing ‘at ...... read more

  • KVH details new TACNAV contracts

    KVH details new TACNAV contracts

    9 Nov 2015

    KVH Industries has announced two new awards worth a combined $2.7 million for work related to its tactical navigation (TACNAV) systems. The first contract, worth ...... read more

  • Saab continues coast guard support

    Saab continues coast guard support

    9 Nov 2015

    Saab will continue support and maintenance services for the Swedish Coast Guard for an additional five years under a new contract announced on 6 November. ...... read more

  • Jeppesen to supply FliteDeck Pro to USAF

    Jeppesen to supply FliteDeck Pro to USAF

    9 Nov 2015

    Jeppesen is to provide iPad-based electronic flight bag (EFB) services to the US Air Force Air Mobility Command under an agreement announced on 5 November.  ...... read more

  • Rheinmetall announces ammo order

    Rheinmetall announces ammo order

    9 Nov 2015

    Rheinmetall has been awarded an order worth around $21.73 million for practice tank ammunition by an undisclosed international customer, it announced on 6 November. Under ...... read more

  • Dubai 2015: Auto refuelling for MRTTs

    Dubai 2015: Auto refuelling for MRTTs

    9 Nov 2015

    A human boom operator on the A330 multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) could soon be a thing of the past as Airbus Defence and Space (DS) ...... read more

  • Harris radios for Eastern European nation

    Harris radios for Eastern European nation

    9 Nov 2015

    An undisclosed Eastern European nation has placed a $10 million order with Harris Corporation for high-frequency (HF) tactical radios, the company announced on 5 November.  ...... read more

  • Lithuania requests Stryker sale

    Lithuania requests Stryker sale

    9 Nov 2015

    The US state department has approved a potential foreign military sale to Lithuania for Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles (ICV) and associated equipment, parts and logistical ...... read more

  • Raytheon to produce FAB-T terminals

    Raytheon to produce FAB-T terminals

    9 Nov 2015

    Raytheon will begin low-rate initial production of communications terminals for the Family of Advanced Beyond Line of Sight Terminal (FAB-T) programme following the US Air ...... read more

  • Dubai 2015: Aeroland sign LoI for up to 200 systems

    Dubai 2015: Aeroland sign LoI for up to 200 systems

    9 Nov 2015

    Aeroland UAV and an unnamed Middle Eastern company have inked a letter of intent for the potential purchase of up to 200 unmanned systems currently ...... read more

  • Dubai 2015: Global targets for Boeing MSA

    Dubai 2015: Global targets for Boeing MSA

    9 Nov 2015

    Boeing is looking to market its maritime surveillance aircraft (MSA) demonstrator to markets across the world, both for sea-focused requirements and land surveillance, as it makes ...... read more

  • Dubai 2015: Bell sells more 525s in Middle East

    Dubai 2015: Bell sells more 525s in Middle East

    9 Nov 2015

    Bell Helicopter will sign a letter of intent (LOI) for two 525 Relentless super-medium helicopters with Egyptian firm Petroleum Air Services (PAS) on 9 November, ...... read more

  • Newest C-17A arrives down under

    Newest C-17A arrives down under

    6 Nov 2015

    The Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF’S) C-17A Globemaster III fleet is now complete, with the eighth aircraft entering service at RAAF Base Amberley on 4 November. ...... read more

  • Harris reflectors deploy on MUOS-4

    Harris reflectors deploy on MUOS-4

    6 Nov 2015

    The unfurlable mesh antenna reflectors on-board the fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite have successfully deployed, Harris Corporation announced on 4 November. The reflectors, ...... read more

  • GDELS receives Aussie bridge order

    GDELS receives Aussie bridge order

    6 Nov 2015

    The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has ordered the Improved Ribbon Bridge (IRB) from General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) in a $28 million deal ...... read more

  • Thales supports French Navy simulators

    Thales supports French Navy simulators

    6 Nov 2015

    Thales will provide through-life-support for simulators at naval facilities across France for the French Navy under a contract announced on 4 November. The contract includes ...... read more

  • First operational aerial refuel for French EC725s

    First operational aerial refuel for French EC725s

    6 Nov 2015

    The French Air Force (Armée de l'air) has completed its first operational air-to-air refuelling of an EC725 (H225M) helicopter, marking a significant capability enhancement for ...... read more

  • Minnesota DNR buys MD 500E helicopter

    Minnesota DNR buys MD 500E helicopter

    6 Nov 2015

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has purchased a new MD 500E helicopter to perform a variety of missions in support of the Division ...... read more

  • Africa SATCOMs restricted

    Africa SATCOMs restricted

    6 Nov 2015

    African nations have a fundamental issue with ground infrastructure that is holding the region back from full SATCOM capabilities. While SATCOMs, commercial or military, can offer ...... read more

  • Northrop demos Freedom 550 gateway radio

    Northrop demos Freedom 550 gateway radio

    6 Nov 2015

    Northrop Grumman has demonstrated the capabilities of its Freedom 550 gateway radio terminal during an Open Mission Systems (OMS) flight trial led by Lockheed Martin, ...... read more

  • V-Step targets Philippines market

    V-Step targets Philippines market

    6 Nov 2015

    V-Step’s maritime simulators and training applications will be available in the Philippines market under a new strategic alliance with Poseidon Asia. Poseidon Asia is the ...... read more

  • S-92 SAR helicopter arrives at Prestwick

    S-92 SAR helicopter arrives at Prestwick

    5 Nov 2015

    The first of two Sikorsky S-92 search and rescue helicopters have arrived at the new HM Coastguard base at Prestwick Airport, Bristow Helicopters announced on ...... read more

  • LikeAbird releases UV smart battery manager

    LikeAbird releases UV smart battery manager

    5 Nov 2015

    LikeAbird has introduced a new off-the-shelf smart battery pack manager called QSBMS for unmanned air, land and sea systems, the company announced on 4 November. ...... read more

  • BIMCO seeks standardised piracy reports

    BIMCO seeks standardised piracy reports

    5 Nov 2015

    Shipowners organisation the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) is set to unveil a new reporting code designed to eliminate inconsistencies that currently produce significant ...... read more

  • Sikorsky completes PDR for VH-92A

    Sikorsky completes PDR for VH-92A

    5 Nov 2015

    Sikorsky Aircraft has completed the preliminary design review (PDR) for the VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement programme, it was announced on 4 November.  According to the ...... read more

  • Saab strengthens Polish industry ties

    Saab strengthens Polish industry ties

    5 Nov 2015

    Saab has made moves to increase cooperation with Poland's naval industry, signing a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Naval Shipyard of Gdynia, Poland. Saab announced ...... read more

  • New team for firefighting demo

    New team for firefighting demo

    5 Nov 2015

    Lockheed Martin has switched its unmanned firefighting team around as the K-MAX optionally-piloted vehicle and Stalker UAS line up to conduct a combined capability demonstration ...... read more

  • Northrop Grumman delivers IAMD shelters

    Northrop Grumman delivers IAMD shelters

    5 Nov 2015

    Northrop Grumman has delivered four prototype enhanced engagement operations centre shelters to the US Army for the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS).  ...... read more

  • Canada expands Arctic satellites

    Canada expands Arctic satellites

    5 Nov 2015

    Canada is expecting to release a Request for Proposal (RfP) in June 2016 for its Tactical Narrowband SATCOM (TNS) requirement. The requirement is for an Arctic ...... read more

  • Lockheed's Sikorsky acquisition imminent

    Lockheed's Sikorsky acquisition imminent

    5 Nov 2015

    Lockheed Martin has received the final regulatory approval required to close its acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft from United Technologies, Lockheed Martin announced on 3 November.  ...... read more

  • D&S 2015: Transworld upgrading Thai helicopters

    D&S 2015: Transworld upgrading Thai helicopters

    5 Nov 2015

    Transworld Aviation (Thailand) is currently upgrading helicopters for the Thai military, with a new agreement to do the same for Royal Thai Police helicopters also ...... read more

  • D&S 2015: Ukraine conflict hits Thai exports

    D&S 2015: Ukraine conflict hits Thai exports

    5 Nov 2015

    Exports from Ukraine to Thailand are being delayed and a new agreement will amend the delivery schedule. Ukrspecexport, Ukraine’s state agency responsible for military imports ...... read more

  • Italy looks to weaponise MQ-9s

    Italy looks to weaponise MQ-9s

    5 Nov 2015

    The US government is considering a request from Italy for equipment to weaponise its MQ-9 Reapers under a foreign military sale (FMS), the Defense Security ...... read more

  • D&S 2015: IMI unleashes ‘Mad Max’ monster

    D&S 2015: IMI unleashes ‘Mad Max’ monster

    5 Nov 2015

    Israel Military Industries (IMI) brought its CombatGuard extreme off-road armoured vehicle to Asia for the first time, demonstrating its bizarre creation at the Defence & ...... read more

  • D&S 2015: The rise of Falcon-V

    D&S 2015: The rise of Falcon-V

    5 Nov 2015

    The VTOL-capable Falcon-V UAV completed a demonstration flight in October for Thailand’s Royal Irrigation Department for use in an aerial mapping capacity, following on from ...... read more

  • Watchkeeper crash probe begins

    Watchkeeper crash probe begins

    4 Nov 2015

    The UK's Defence Safety Authority (DSA) has begun an inquiry into the crash landing of a WK450 Watchkeeper UAV on 2 November. The British Army confirmed to ...... read more

  • Leidos moves to SSPARC Ph 2

    Leidos moves to SSPARC Ph 2

    4 Nov 2015

    Leidos will work on Phase 2 of DARPA’s Shared Spectrum Access for Radar and Communications (SSPARC) programme under a $14 million contract announced on 3 ...... read more

  • KAI helicopters set for global market

    KAI helicopters set for global market

    4 Nov 2015

    Korea Aerospace Industries’ (KAI’s) Light Civil Helicopter (LCH) and Light Armed Helicopter (LAH) will be marketed globally under a new Memorandum of Understanding signed with ...... read more

  • USAF wants cheaper, more secure SATCOM

    USAF wants cheaper, more secure SATCOM

    4 Nov 2015

    The US Air Force is in the midst of conducting several studies that could ‘fundamentally change’ how the service acquires and deploys protected satellite communications ...... read more

  • Engility to support USNORTHCOM comms

    Engility to support USNORTHCOM comms

    4 Nov 2015

    Engility will provide and support communications systems for the US Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) under a $49 million contract announced on 3 November.  The three year ...... read more

  • Funding for canister-launched UAS

    Funding for canister-launched UAS

    4 Nov 2015

    Lockheed Martin has received US military funding to continue development of a maritime canister-launched small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS), the company announced on 3 November.  ...... read more

  • Second Global Xpress satellite goes live

    Second Global Xpress satellite goes live

    4 Nov 2015

    Commercial satellite company Inmarsat is making waves in the military satellite world with its second Global Xpress (GX) satellite going live on 3 November. The ...... read more

  • US awards support contract to CACI

    US awards support contract to CACI

    4 Nov 2015

    The US Army has awarded a contract to CACI International to provide software application development and sustainment support for the army’s Communications-Electronics Command's (CECOM) Software ...... read more

  • Belarus re-caps land equipment

    Belarus re-caps land equipment

    4 Nov 2015

    The Belarus Army has started a couple of recapitalization programmes that will improve their armour and air defence capabilities. The army has signed contracts for ...... read more

  • Airbus tests A400M on grass

    Airbus tests A400M on grass

    4 Nov 2015

    Airbus Defence and Space has successfully conducted certification testing of the A400M new generation airlifter on a grass runway, the company announced on 3 November.  ...... read more

  • D&S 2015: First Win wins first exports

    D&S 2015: First Win wins first exports

    4 Nov 2015

    Chaiseri Metal and Rubber Company, the Thai developer and manufacturer of the First Win 4x4 mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicle, is accumulating its first ...... read more

  • BMDS showcases layered defences

    BMDS showcases layered defences

    4 Nov 2015

    The US’ ballistic missile defense system (BMDS) has undergone operational testing to demonstrate its ability to defeat three near-simultaneous air and missile targets, consisting of ...... read more

  • D&S 2015: Embedded training for Thai T-50

    D&S 2015: Embedded training for Thai T-50

    4 Nov 2015

    Thailand’s lead-in fighter trainer (LIFT) aircraft being procured from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) will be the first equipped with an Embedded Tactical Training System (ETTS). ...... read more

  • D&S 2015: Black Widow Spider grows up

    D&S 2015: Black Widow Spider grows up

    4 Nov 2015

    The Black Widow Spider, an effort by Thailand’s Defence Technology Institute (DTI) to create an 8x8 armoured vehicle, has grown from a mock-up two years ...... read more

  • D&S 2015: Saab expands Thai networks

    D&S 2015: Saab expands Thai networks

    3 Nov 2015

    The Thai armed forces are in the final phase of fielding a full network-centric capability. The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has received the first of ...... read more

  • Future Skynet options revealed

    Future Skynet options revealed

    3 Nov 2015

    The UK is working on its future beyond line of sight (FBLOS) satellite capability to follow on the Skynet 5 constellation. A contract with Airbus ...... read more

  • Croatian Navy fires RBS15

    Croatian Navy fires RBS15

    3 Nov 2015

    The Croatian Navy has fired the Saab RBS15 anti-ship missile from the Kralj-class missile boat Dmitar Zvonimir, marking the force’s first firing of the missile ...... read more

  • D&S 2015: DSME pushing into Thai market

    D&S 2015: DSME pushing into Thai market

    3 Nov 2015

    Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) say the delivery of a 3,600t frigate to the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) is on schedule, as the company ...... read more

  • Turkey requests JDAM kits

    Turkey requests JDAM kits

    3 Nov 2015

    The government of Turkey has requested the purchase of Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) from the US under a foreign military sale, the Defense Security ...... read more

  • Lockheed laid keel for LCS 15

    Lockheed laid keel for LCS 15

    3 Nov 2015

    Lockheed Martin has laid the keel for the US Navy's fifteenth Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wisconsin, the company announced ...... read more

  • Cobham to develop C-IED system

    Cobham to develop C-IED system

    3 Nov 2015

    The US Army has awarded a contract to Cobham to develop next-generation technologies for the detection of landmines and other explosive hazards hidden in the ...... read more

  • D&S 2015: Avia spearheads UV tech

    D&S 2015: Avia spearheads UV tech

    3 Nov 2015

    Thai company Avia have completed a series of upgrades to the Black Kite II tactical UAV without the assistance of Saab, which has held a ...... read more

  • Ukraine to ramp up arms production

    Ukraine to ramp up arms production

    3 Nov 2015

    Ukraine's state-owned defence firm Ukroboronprom will increase weapon supplies to the Ukrainian army from next year.    The company plans to increase production of the BM ...... read more

  • Stellex acquires MHI ship repair

    Stellex acquires MHI ship repair

    3 Nov 2015

    Stellex Capital Management (Stellex) has completed the acquisition of Marine Hydraulics International (MHI), Stellex announced on 2 November.  MHI provides marine repair and conversion services ...... read more

  • Russian Helicopters eyes Latin America

    Russian Helicopters eyes Latin America

    3 Nov 2015

    Russian Helicopters is to offer after-sales service and maintenance for helicopters operated in Latin America and the Caribbean under a new modernisation programme that will ...... read more

  • US Army orders counterfire radars

    US Army orders counterfire radars

    3 Nov 2015

    The US Army has ordered seven additional AN/TPQ-53 (Q-53) counterfire target acquisition radars from Lockheed Martin, the company announced on 2 November. The order is valued ...... read more

  • D&S 2015: Thailand explores fast attack

    D&S 2015: Thailand explores fast attack

    3 Nov 2015

    With Thai soldiers regularly using motorcycles to patrol the insurgent-plagued southern provinces of their country, the military is exploring the use of a lightly armoured ...... read more

  • D&S 2015: Thai mobilises artillery

    D&S 2015: Thai mobilises artillery

    3 Nov 2015

    Thailand is continuing attempts at modernising and making its ageing 105mm and 155mm artillery inventory more mobile via three programmes initiated by the Weapon Production ...... read more

  • D&S 2015: Nimr debuts in Asia

    D&S 2015: Nimr debuts in Asia

    3 Nov 2015

    Harking from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), defence company Nimr (Arabic for ‘Tiger’) is making a major push at Defence & Security 2015 ...... read more

  • Global Hawk in Ex Southern Katipo

    Global Hawk in Ex Southern Katipo

    2 Nov 2015

    An RQ-4 Global Hawk from the US Air Force (USAF) will take part in the New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF’s) largest military exercise, Exercise Southern ...... read more

  • D&S 2015: Serbian UAVs break cover

    D&S 2015: Serbian UAVs break cover

    2 Nov 2015

    Serbia, via Yugoimport, promoted two UAV platforms to Thailand and the Southeast Asian region at the Defence & Security 2015 exhibition in Bangkok. The two ...... read more

  • Cyberhawk offers FPSO aerial inspections

    Cyberhawk offers FPSO aerial inspections

    2 Nov 2015

    Cyberhawk Innovations has deployed a UAS to conduct aerial inspection of a cargo oil tank on an operational Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, ...... read more

  • FliteScene SRA introduced

    FliteScene SRA introduced

    2 Nov 2015

    Curtiss-Wright and Harris Government Communications Systems have collaborated to introduce a new pre-validated, pre-tested FliteScene Digital Mapping Solution and System Ready Application (SRA), it announced ...... read more

  • D&S 2015: Upgrades for DTI’s UAV family

    D&S 2015: Upgrades for DTI’s UAV family

    2 Nov 2015

    Thailand’s state-owned Defence Technology Institute (DTI) has initiated a range of upgrades to its existing UAV portfolio, including the Tiger Shark II and TEagle Eye ...... read more

  • BAE Systems to complete M109A7 LRIP

    BAE Systems to complete M109A7 LRIP

    2 Nov 2015

    BAE Systems has been awarded a low-rate initial production (LRIP) contract option worth $245.3 million by the US Army to complete low rate initial production ...... read more

  • AMRAAM-ER gets firing

    AMRAAM-ER gets firing

    2 Nov 2015

    Live-fire trials of the AMRAAM-ER missile will take place in the coming months following the extensive testing and validation of the system, according to Cesar ...... read more

  • New MD 530F helicopter for LVMPD

    New MD 530F helicopter for LVMPD

    2 Nov 2015

    MD Helicopters has delivered a new MD 530F helicopter to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Aviation Unit, the company announced on 29 October.  ...... read more

  • Mina Salman Port breaks ground

    Mina Salman Port breaks ground

    2 Nov 2015

    Construction has begun on the Royal Navy's new port facility in Bahrain, with a ground-breaking ceremony for the start of the build held on 31 ...... read more

  • Airbus to overcome A400M capability issues

    Airbus to overcome A400M capability issues

    2 Nov 2015

    Continuing trials to expand the capabilities of the A400M transport aircraft have identified several issues with the aircraft, including its inability to refuel helicopters or simultaneously ...... read more

  • Expansion of C295 capabilities planned

    Expansion of C295 capabilities planned

    2 Nov 2015

    Trials will begin next year to add aerial refuelling (AR) and extremely short take-off and landing (XTOL) capabilities to the Airbus Defence and Space (DS) ...... read more

  • US looks to increase MRTT usage

    US looks to increase MRTT usage

    2 Nov 2015

    With many its allies now deploying A330 aerial refuelling aircraft to the Middle East and its own next-generation KC-46A tanker still two years away, the ...... read more