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News - d-lbo

  • Land Warfare

    Germany upgrades Puma IFVs

    6th July 2021

    The German Bundeswehr is pushing ahead with the upgrade of its entire inventory of Puma IFVs as it heads towards the development of a new armoured division.

  • Land Warfare

    German Army faces reform challenge

    15th June 2021

    Following the publication of its 'Key Points for the Future of the German Armed Forces' ('Eckpunkte für die Bundeswehr der Zukunft') in May, the Chief of the German Army has highlighted the cultural and material challenges his organisation faces to bring about reform.

  • Land Warfare

    MGCS partners get green light for system architecture study

    20th May 2020

    KNDS (Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Nexter Systems) and Rheinmetall have obtained official approval from the BAAINBw to proceed with a system architecture definition study for the …

Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • Tanks

    MGCS (Germany)

    Programme Background The MGCS programme was initiated in June 2018 when France and Germany signed an LoI to develop a common next-generation MBT platform. Although ...

  • Tanks

    MGCS (France)

    Programme Background The MGCS programme was initiated in June 2018 when France and Germany signed an LoI to develop a common next-generation MBT platform. Although ...

  • Transport/tanker aircraft

    A400M-Turkey

    Turkey has become the second country to receive the new-generation A400M airlifter, with the first of ten aircraft handed over by Airbus Defence and Space ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    D-Eyes 04 (Thailand)

    Programme Background Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) According to a 29 June 2021 announcement, the RTA signed an MoU with Thailand's DTI to develop a MALE ...

  • Military UAS - MALE

    SiRTAP MALE UAV - Spain

    Programme Background In 2017, it was announced that Spain is jointly developing a MALE UAV with Colombia to meet the ISR requirement of both armed ...

  • Military UAS - MALE

    SiRTAP MALE UAV - Colombia

    Programme Background In 2017, Colombia announced that it is jointly developing a MALE UAV with Spain to meet the ISR requirement of armed forces. In ...

  • Military UAS - MALE

    SiRTAP MALE UAV Follow-On - Spain

    Programme Background In 2017, it was announced that Spain is jointly developing a MALE UAV with Colombia to meet the ISR requirement of both armed ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Wing Loong I-D (Eygpt)

    Programme Background Context According to SIPRI, 10 Wing Loong I UAVs from China in 2016, with deliveries occurring from 2016 to 2018. The Chinese Sohu newspaper reported that Eygpt ...

  • Minehunters

    Kormoran II Class MCM (4-6)

    Programme Background Timeline As of March 2022, the Kormoran II-class consists of six minehunters for the Polish Navy. However, as of June 2022, only one vessel has been ...

  • Landing craft and hovercraft

    Replacement of heavy landing craft utility (LCU)

    The Netherlands Defence White Paper 2018 predicts that the five LCU MKII vessels currently in service with the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) are due to ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    Gripen E Sweden

    In June 2020, cross party political talks in Sweden addressing future defence funding have collapsed, following disagreement over whether additional money should be approved. The ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    Horizon 3 - Multirole Fighter (Philippines)

    Programme Background In the first phase of the programme under Horizon 2 (see separate procurement programme entry),  there are five bidders including Lockheed Martin (F-16V Block ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    F-16V (Jordan)

    Programme Background On 3 February 2022, the US State Department announced that it has approved a potential sale of 12 F-16 C Block 70 aircraft,  four ...

  • Fighter - multirole, Trainer

    S-211 replacement (Philippines)

    Programme Background The S-211, whilst being used primarily for training purposes, adopted a limited fighter role in 2005 following the retirement of the Northrop F-5A/B Tiger II ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA)

    Programme Background Five prototypes will be manufactured for developmental tests. Indian Air Force will buy 36 AMCA Mark-I aircraft from 2029-30. The Mark-I configuration will ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Air: Defensive Systems - Radar Warning Receivers

    SG200-D

    Leonardo's SG200-D RWR is a UK-specific product which is almost identical to the company's SEER RWR. SG200-D is self-protection equipment which detects and identifies emitters ...

  • Land: NVGs

    Minie-D

    The Minie-D is an I2 NVG including a video display, capable of superimposing data or video over the intensified image. The functionality offers an augmented ...

  • Land: vehicle surveillance/target acquisition systems

    LOTHAR D

    LOTHAR Digital is a stabilised two-axis gyro-stabilized gunner sight designed for high-accuracy target engagement and fire on-the-move during day and night at all combat scenarios ...

  • Land: vehicle surveillance/target acquisition systems

    TURMS-D

    The TURMS-D is a digital tank fire-control system integrating gunner and commander hunter-killer capabilities. It is designed on the basis of the previous TURMS (Tank ...

  • Counter-UAS systems, Land: air defence radar

    SMS-D

    Kelvin Hughes has developed the Single Mast Solution-D (SMS-D) for UAS detection. It is designed for detection and real-time tracking of small aerial targets, using ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - tactical

    Strix-D

    Strix-D is a military-certified, modular, rugged, electric-powered mini-UAV for close- to medium-range surveillance, force protection, special operations and law enforcement. A backpack holding one ready-to-fly ...

  • Towed guns

    D-30

    Developed for the Soviet Army the D-30 (military designation 2A18) 122mm towed howitzer entered Soviet service in 1963. Artillery Plant 9 estimates that there are ...

  • A18-D

    The A18-D is a mid-size AUV for deep-water applications. It is dedicated to performing 3D seabed surveys. It performs autonomous missions at up to 3,000m ...

  • Sea: naval fire control radar

    AKR-D

    The AKR-D family comprises fire control radar systems designed by Aselsan for naval platforms. They include the Ku-band AKR-D Block-A1 with an instrumented range of ...

  • Land: RWS

    D-RWS

    The Dual-RWS (D-RWS) is designed to be installed on the Republic of Korea Marine Corps' Korean Amphibious Assault Vehicle fleet. Weighing approximately 350kg, it is ...

  • Fixed wing aircraft engines

    D-36

    The D-36 is a family of turbofan engines comprising 1, 1A, 2A and 3A variants. The engine is designed for medium-haul passenger and transport aircraft ...

  • Fixed wing aircraft engines

    D-27

    The D-27 propfan is currently installed in the Antonov An-70 tactical military transport aircraft and plays a key role in its enhanced short take-off and ...

  • Fixed wing aircraft engines

    D-30F6

    Manufactured by UEC-Aviadvigatel, the D-30F6 is a military two-shaft, two-spool engine with a mixed afterburner chamber for both inner and outer flow and with a ...

  • Land: Defensive Systems - DF systems

    D-1509

    The D-1509 is a compact, lightweight, MIL-qualified direction finding (DF) spinning Antenna System by Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions, suitable for ground, sea and airborne platforms. ...

  • Land: vehicle surveillance/target acquisition systems

    JANUS D

    JANUS Digital is a modular dual-axis gyro-stabilized sight for MBTs and armoured fighting vehicles, designed for day/night panoramic surveillance and target tracking in a rugged ...