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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...

Floating out of the eighth FREMM frigate, Normandie: Naval Group reaches its objectives

On 1 February 2018, Naval Group floated the FREMM multi-mission frigate Normandie, just 12 months after the start of hull assembly in the building dock on the Lorient site. The completion of this milestone represents an important step, demonstrating the industrial and technological mastery...

Hamad Port Set to Welcome ‘Visiting Warships’ for DIMDEX 2018

As part of the highly anticipated sixth edition of the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (DIMDEX 2018), Hamad Port, one of the Middle East’s largest port, is set to welcome for the first time the Visiting Warship Display at its state-of-the-art facilities....

SEA awarded Soldier System Research and Development contract

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Cohort, the independent technology group, is pleased to announce that its SEA subsidiary has been contracted by a UK government agency to lead a team in the area of Soldier System Research and Development. The contract has an initial value of £700,000 for 2018...

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Bruno Even Appointed CEO of Airbus Helicopters

Airbus SE has appointed Bruno Even, 49, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus Helicopters, effective 1 April 2018. He will report to Airbus CEO...

Orders worth MNOK 320 for deliveries to F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG) has received two orders with a total value of 320 MNOK for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. The...

Latvian MOD acquisition of SPIKE missiles

The Latvian MOD signed on Monday (February 12th ) a contract in the amount of 108 million Euros, with EuroSpike GmbH, for production and...

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