BIRD Aerosystems wins a 3-year contract in Mexico

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BIRD Aerosystems, the leading developer of Special Mission Aircraft Solutions (ASIO) and Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS), has been awarded a 3 year follow-on contract under which it will provide a variety of maintenance and support services to the Mexican Government ASIO Special Mission Aircraft...

MIV BOXER manufacture drives UK jobs and prosperity

Leading British companies in the defence sector BAE Systems, Pearson Engineering and Thales UK have signed agreements with the ARTEC consortium as partners for the production of BOXER. Should the armoured wheeled vehicle be selected as the British Army’s next generation Mechanised Infantry Vehicle...

Lethal Weapon

Saab’s M-4 Carl Gustaf
In the area of small arms, support weapons, ammunition and munitions, there remains plenty of scope for weight savings across the DCC (Dismounted Close Combat) and special operations communities, designed to reduce the burden. The US Army continues to consider multiple options in this area...

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BAE Systems’ Mk.38 Mod.3
Close-In Weapons Systems are effectively the ‘last line of defence’ for naval vessels. CIWS have evolved in recent years as the immediate threats to ships have grown more complex, with new avenues of development in the area for companies and navies alike. These weapons...

Russian Helicopters completed flight tests of the Mi-171Е2 helicopter

Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) has successfully completed tests of Mi-171E2, a new multipurpose helicopter with a new power unit and rotor system. It was developed by the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and will be produced in lots at the Ulan-Ude Aviation...

Iveco Defence Vehicles delivers Light Armoured Vehicles to the Norwegian Army

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Iveco Defence Vehicles has handed over the last tranche of 62 Light Armoured Vehicles (LAV) to the Norwegian Defence Material Agency (NDMA). The handover ceremony was held at Iveco DV Headquarters in Bolzano, Italy, attended by Brigadier General Morten Eggen, Head of Norwegian Defence...

Helicopters join HMS Queen Elizabeth as she sails on first aircraft trials

Chinook helicopters have landed on board HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time as the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier heads to sea on her next round of trials. The UK’s future flagship sailed from Portsmouth today for the first time since being officially commissioned...

Protonex Lands $1.6M Power Manager Order

Protonex Technology Corporation has received a $1.6 million purchase order for the supply of its PTX-brand Squad Power Manager (SPM-622) Special Operations Kits. The purchase order was the first issued by the Program Executive Office (PEO) – Soldier, as part of the newly approved...

Rafael’s unique satellite propulsion system has been declared operational

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. of Israel announced today that it has completed the first series of tests of the "Venµs" satellite's electric propulsion system in its space orbit, after the launch. As part of a joint venture between the Israeli Space Agency (ISA)...

SENER-Babcock’s AB-212 helicopter modernization program

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The joint venture formed by the engineering and technology group SENER and Babcock Spain has received the technical certificate no. 003/16 from INTA (the Spanish National Institute of Aerospace Technology) in its review 01, as part of the AB-212 helicopter program to extend their...

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US Air National Guard/Air Force Reserve (ANG/AFRC) recently awarded Terma North America, a subsidiary of Terma - a Denmark based aerospace, defense and security...

Elbit Systems to Showcase Next-Gen Solutions

Elbit Systems Ltd. will showcase its Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) Heli-ClearVision suite at the upcoming Helicopter Association International HELI-EXPO 2018 exhibition. Taking place in...

RUAG Aviation successfully upgraded Bombardier Challenger CL601

RUAG Aviation has successfully upgraded the avionics baseline of a Bombardier Challenger CL601 to comply with regulatory mandates for 2020 and beyond. The first...

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