Saab GlobalEye’s First Flight

On Wednesday 14 March 2018 Saab successfully completed the first flight of its GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft at its Linköping factory airfield. The aircraft, a Bombardier Global 6000 modified by Saab to carry the new Erieye ER radar, is eventually destined to...

Prince Salman signs up to discussions on a new batch of Saudi Typhoons

The UK Government signed a Memorandum of Intent (MoI) with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) aimed at finalising discussions for the purchase of 48 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft. The MoI was signed on 9 March, during a visit to the UK by Mohammed bin...

Slovenia Selects ARTEC’s Boxer

The 2 February announcement by The Slovenia Ministry of Defense became the most recent national military to select ARTEC’s Boxer 8x8 multi-role armoured vehicle following an announcement made on 2 Feburary 2018. The procurement of 100 vehicles is being conducted through the Organisation for Joint...

Iveco LMV is Brazil’s LBMT-LR

The highly successful LMV from IVECO has been chosen to fill the Exército Brasileiro’s Wheeled Multirole Light Armoured Vehicle - LBMT-LR.   Conducted by the Projecto Estratégico do Exército-Guarani (PEE Guarani) an evaluation of potential candidates was instituted in 2013. A lightly armoured 4x4 was...

Saab’s GlobalEye rolled out

Saab’s Bombardier 6000 GlobalEye is no longer a concept. The prototype aircraft, destined for the United Arab Emirates Air Force and Defence (UAEAF&AD) was rolled out on 23 February at the company’s Linkoping facility in Sweden. It comes nearly two and a half years after...

Mexican Navy Receives Final Pair of AS565 MBe Panther Helicopters

Airbus announced the delivery of the final two AS565 MBe Panther helicopters to the Mexican Navy on 6 December 2017. These are the last of an order for ten of the helicopters placed in 2014, with four AS565s previously delivered in 2016 and six...

Qatar Orders Nexter VBCI Infantry Fighting Vehicle

The French Armed Forces Ministry confirmed on 7 December that Qatar has signed a letter of intent to purchase both additional Rafale aircraft and 490 VBCI Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFV). The VBCI part of the deal is valued at between US$1.7 (€1.5) billion and US$3.76(€3.2)...

Turkey Finalizes S-400 Deal

Turkey’s Minister of Defense announced on 12 November that it has completed the purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system. According to the MoD, two batteries are to be delivered from Russia in 2018 with an additional two batteries to be produced in Turkey....

More RBS-70s Stiffen Brazil’s Air Defence

With short range air defense a renewed concern by leading armies it is interesting the Exército Brasileiro (Brazilian Army) has, despite tight budgets, received additional RBS-70s.  This portable ground laser beam riding missile from Saab Defense was first fielded in small number for the 2016...

Indonesia’s NASAMS

Norway’s Kongsberg Gruppen has secured a US$77 million order from the Indonesian Ministry of Defense to provide two batteries of its NASAMS ground anti-air missile system. The contract finalized at the end of October 2017 covers launchers, AN/MPQ-64 F1 Sentinel X band 3D radars, command...

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