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Saab Receives Order for Future Development Support of Gripen

Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, FMV, to provide future development support for Gripen from April 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022. The total order value is SEK 998 million. The order is an extension...

Saab Delivers its Best and Final Offer for Finland

Saab has, with strong support from the Swedish Government, submitted its Best and Final Offer (BAFO) to the Finnish defence procurement agency for the Finnish HX fighter procurement. The proposal comprises 64 Gripen E fighter aircraft and an extensive...

AFSOCs Newest A-29 Light Attack Aircraft Closer To Final Delivery

CENTENNIAL, Colo., March 29, 2021 – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and Embraer Defense & Security reached another milestone in production of the second of three A-29 Super Tucano aircraft for the Combat Aviation Advisor (CAA) mission for Air Force Special Operations...

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 of smart guided weapon systems. Matar Ali Romaithi, Chief Officer of the Economic Development Unit at...

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 the ability to employ multiple air-to-air weapons, has awarded contracts to General Atomics, Lockheed Martin,...

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 new phase. Phase 3b will involve full-scale missile fabrication, assembly, and flight testing from a launch...

Greece signs agreement with France to acquire 18 Rafale fighters

Greece equips itself with the Rafale in the continuity of a partnership with Dassault Aviation of more than 45 years Athens, January 25th, 2021 – Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, and Theodoros Lagios, Director General of Armament...

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 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), and Boeing (NYSE: BA) today released...

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® onto an Avenger Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) demonstrating enhanced autonomous sensing capabilities for an unmanned...

First separation tests of Safran’s 1,000-kg AASM ‘Hammer’ air-to-ground weapon on Rafale a success

Paris, France, December 11, 2020 – The new 1,000-kilogram version of the AASM "Hammer"* air-to-ground modular weapon, designed and produced by Safran Electronics & Defense, successfully completed its first two inert separation tests from a Rafale omnirole fighter. The...
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Saab and Varjo bring virtual reality to flight simulators

Saab and Varjo Technologies work together to revolutionise flight simulators. The Finnish company Varjo has developed a human eye...
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