Sunday, February 28, 2021

Tawazun and MBDA to cooperate on SmartGlider development

Abu Dhabi, 22 February 2021 – Tawazun and MBDA have signed a head of terms agreement with the intent to cooperate in the field...

Egypt becomes the first international customer for MBDA’s VL MICA New Generation surface-to-air system

MBDA has been awarded a contract from the Egyptian Navy for the VL MICA NG (New Generation) air defence system to equip its Egyptian...

Thales to provide new-generation sonar suite for French Navy’s SNLE 3G SSBNs

Minister for the Armed Forces Florence Parly on Friday 19 February announced the launch of the full-scale development phase of the programme to...

Turkey’s First Indigenous Armed Unmanned Surface Vehicle ‘ULAQ AUSV’ Launched

ARES Shipyard and METEKSAN Defence, which had initiated Turkey’s first indigenous Armed Unmanned Surface Vehicle (AUSV) program in October 2020, announced that the prototype...

Sea

Naval Group demonstrates its expertise as drone integrator and presents its latest innovations at UMEX in Abu Dhabi

Naval Group will attend the Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference (UMEX) in Abu Dhabi on February 25th-27th 2018. This...
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Latest News

Israel Shipyards Will Showcase for the First Time at NAVDEX its Transfer of Technology (TOT) Concept

The Company will also present its Portfolio of Vessels for Military, Law Enforcement & HLS Markets NAVDEX 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 21-25, Stand B-O35 February...

Air

Boeing reveals first two aircraft for U.S. Air Force T-X competition

Affordable, low risk and more flexible than older aircraft ST. LOUIS, Sept. 13, 2016 – Boeing and its partner...

China’s medium-sized stealth fighter jet FC-31 may be deployed on future aircraft carriers

China's future aircraft carriers will see stealth warplanes on their decks, likely the medium-sized fighter jet FC-31, said Chinese...

Delivery of C-27J Spartan Battlefield Aircraft Completed

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) today welcomed the 10th and final C-27J Spartan into service during a ceremony at...

AEL Sistemas delivers WAD and HUD prototypes to Saab as part of the Brazilian Gripen NG Program

Porto Alegre, September 2nd, 2015 - AEL Sistemas (AEL) has delivered successfully the first Brazilian Gripen NG WAD &...

Final assembly for the first two Polish Air Force M-346 aircraft

The contract with the Polish Air Force is to supply eight aircraft as well as Ground Based Training Systems Presented...

Land

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Drones

Four additional Schiebel Camcopter S-100 for the French Navy

Vienna, 14 December 2020 – Naval Group, on behalf of the French Navy, has accepted for operational use two further CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Aerial...

China to open first drone factory in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has granted permission for a Chinese firm to set up the Middle East's first drone factory, which will manufacture hunter-killer aerial drones. The...

GA-ASI Integrates Legion Pod Onto Avenger RPA

  SAN DIEGO – 15 January 2021 – In a recent flight test, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) integrated a Lockheed Martin Legion Pod®...

Schiebel Pacific prepares to bid for australian UAV tenders

Australia, Nowra, 15 October 2020 – Schiebel Pacific is scaling its business in preparation for Land129 and Sea129. The company is hiring remote pilots...

DARPA Initiates Design of LongShot Unmanned Air Vehicle

Program seeks to significantly increase engagement range and effectiveness of air-to-air weapons DARPA's LongShot program, which is developing an air-launched unmanned air vehicle (UAV) with...

Schiebel wins Camcopter S-100 contract with MDA

Vienna, 1 March 2018 – A fleet of Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) were commissioned by MDA, a Maxar Technologies company, to...

Army

Saab receives order for Carl-Gustaf M4 to Slovenian Armed Forces

Saab has received an order for deliveries of the new Carl-Gustaf M4 multi-role weapon system to the Slovenian Armed Forces. Deliveries will take place during 2018-2020. Slovenia is a new customer of the Carl-Gustaf system, and Saab’s ninth customer for...

Diehl Defence signs contract for Norwegian Mobile Ground Based Air Defence

Diehl Defence participates in the development and production of a new Mobile Ground Based Air Defence system, which will be delivered to the Norwegian...

Rheinmetall: Partnership with Czech industry for a new Lynx

The Czech armed forces are currently pressing ahead with a far-reaching modernization programme. Among other things, its fleet of BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles, which...

Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT helicopter achieves first flight

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter achieved first flight today at Sikorsky's West Palm Beach, Florida...

Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture awarded contract for 2,100 F-model missiles

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – The Javelin Joint Venture was awarded a production contract for 2,100 F-Model (FGM-148F) missiles, following a successful...

Weapon Systems

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Boeing awarded nearly $1 billion for air and missile defense

Boeing has been awarded contracts in the past year totaling $974 million to develop a next-generation seeker for the U.S. Army’s Patriot Advanced Capability-3...

DARPA’s Operational Fires Ground-Launched Hypersonics Program Enters New Phase

Next steps will include full-scale flight testing DARPA’s Operational Fires (OpFires) program, which is developing a ground-launched intermediate-range hypersonic weapons system, is advancing to a...

Naval Group and Fincantieri propose to Canada a joint-offer based on the FREMM frigate design

The Government of Canada has declared its intention to acquire an existing and proven NATO warship design that could be readily modified to best...

Egypt becomes the first international customer for MBDA’s VL MICA New Generation surface-to-air system

MBDA has been awarded a contract from the Egyptian Navy for the VL MICA NG (New Generation) air defence system to equip its Egyptian...

Israel at Eurosatory 2016

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5B55Vz0Hek] This video preview produced by Defense-Update, in cooperation with SIBAT, the defense export directorate within Israel’s Ministry of Defense (MOD), provides insights into...

F-35 fires AIM-9X

An F-35 Lightning II fighter jet from the 461st Flight Test Squadron launched an AIM-9X missile for the first time over the Pacific Sea...
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Land Forces

Sikorsky-Boeing Team Reveals Advanced Assault Helicopter Designed to Revolutionize U.S. Army Capabilities

  DEFIANT X™ to compete for the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft contract, a top modernization priority for the Army WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 25, 2021...

Elbit Systems Awarded Contract to Supply Light Tanks to a Country in Asia-Pacific

  Haifa, Israel, January 26, 2021 – Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:ESLT and TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems” or “the Company”) announced today that it was awarded...

Boeing awarded nearly $1 billion for air and missile defense

Boeing has been awarded contracts in the past year totaling $974 million to develop a next-generation seeker for the U.S. Army’s Patriot Advanced Capability-3...

Elbit Systems Awarded $46 Million Contract to Supply Armored Personnel Carriers to a Country in Asia-Pacific

Haifa, Israel, February 7, 2021 – Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:ESLT and TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems” or “the Company”) announced today that it was awarded...

Defense Industry

UK will invest in a new computer system to Protect the Skies

The Ministry of Defense will invest up to £80 million in a new computer system to boost the RAF’s speed and accuracy in protecting...

Saab Presents First Gripen E to Brazil

Saab has taken another important step in the delivery of Gripen E to the Brazilian customer. Marked by a ceremony in Linköping, Sweden, on...

UK backs Brimstone missile to 2030 from MBDA

The United Kingdom has awarded MBDA a £400 million contract for the capability sustainment programme (CSP) of the advanced Brimstone air-to-surface missile, to extend...

Artificial intelligence: Stop Killer Robots

They will be “weapons of terror, used by terrorists and rogue states against civilian populations. Unlike human soldiers, they will follow any orders however...

U.S. Faces Evolving, Emboldened Adversaries in Cyberspace, Officials Warn

WASHINGTON — As threats in cyberspace constantly evolve, the United States is facing adversaries that are increasingly sophisticated, capable and emboldened in that domain,...

BAE Systems receives U.S. Army contract to begin M109A7 full-rate production

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE) — The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a contract that clears the path to begin full-rate production of the...

IAI will deliver 17 Radar Systems to the Slovak Ministry of Defense

The Israel Ministry of Defense will deliver 17 radar systems produced by IAI, to the Slovak Ministry of Defense in an agreement that amounts...

Navy

Israel Shipyards launched a new OPV for the Cyprus Navy

In a project valued at tens of millions of Euros, the OPV carrying high-end systems will be delivered to the Cypriot Navy towards the...

Future USS Gerald R. Ford completes successful builder’s sea trials, begins preparations for acceptance trials

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) returned from Builder's Sea Trials to Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia on April 14...

INS Kalvari, first Indian made Scorpene-class submarine, commissioned

On 14 December 2017, in presence of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, along with Defence Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Chief Minister of Maharasthra Shri...

Elbit Systems to supply components for the color HMD system of the CV-22 Aircraft

Haifa, Israel, August 12, 2019 – Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ELST) (“Elbit Systems”) announced today that its subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America...