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Boeing’s new AH-64E Guardian
The decision to discard the Airbus Helicopters/Eurocopter EC-665 Tiger-ARH (Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter) gunship announced in the Australian government’s Defence White Paper this February has left questions about the future of rotary attack in the country’s arsenal. The EC-665ARH attack helicopter programme can be seen as...

On The Move

satellite WIN-T communications
Satellite Communications or ‘SATCOM’ is nothing short of a communications miracle, offering high bandwidths over long ranges. Unsurprisingly, militaries around the world want this capability on their platforms, particularly their vehicles. The benefits afforded to military operations by SATCOM are well documented: They include the...

Thinking, Inside the Box

USSOCOM
Special forces around the world are keeping a keen eye on technological trends in the artificial intelligence and cyber domains as they seek to maintain operational and tactical advantages over actual and potential adversaries. Addressing representatives from across the international special forces community in Tampa,...

Elbit Systems Selected to Provide and Operate Simulators for IAF Transport Aircraft

C-130-Elbit-Systems
Haifa, Israel, Dec 06, 2017 – Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it was selected by the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) to provide and operate flight simulators for the upgraded C-130H and C-130J transport aircraft of the Israeli Air Force (IAF). The contract...

Qatar Orders Nexter VBCI Infantry Fighting Vehicle

VBCI-2-desert-nexter
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)...

Avoiding a Mid-Life Crisis

Saab
The Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) requirements of military aircraft account for a significant portion of defence budgets around the world. Customers want high reliability and availability from their fighter, helicopter, transport and special mission aircraft, and they want it at a good price. This...

Break for the Border

Spider C-1 vehicle
Border control has never been a more sensitive issue in peacetime than it now is in Europe and the United States. In Europe, sympathy for people escaping civil war in Syria and state failures in Africa mixes with fear of political violence and social...

Thales celebrates the production of its 500th FLASH sonar

NH-90-Sonar-FLASH
Thales teams in Brest are proud to announce the completion of the 500th FLASH sonar system (Folding Light Acoustic System for Helicopters). Thales started the development of the lightweight anti-submarine warfare (ASW) sonar for helicopters in the 1990s, since when the product has been...

Wheels of Fortune

Patria’s AMV
There is growing recognition that protecting soldiers while providing tactical mobility under fire is critical to battlefield success not only in conventional conflicts but also in counterinsurgency, security operations, peace enforcement and peace keeping. This recognition has generated a renewed emphasis on Armoured Combat...

Loaded

The demand for reliable logistics support has always played a key role in warfare, and the militaries of today are no exception. There are a huge variety of wheeled logistics vehicles in operation, but some themes can be discerned: a demand for flexibility, adaptability,...

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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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