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Defence Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

NATO Secretary General: I welcome President Trump’s new, conditions-based approach to Afghanistan and the region

BRUSSELS, 22-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — I welcome President Trump’s new, conditions-based approach to Afghanistan and the region. NATO remains fully committed to Afghanistan and I am looking forward to discussing the way ahead with Secretary Mattis and our Allies and international … Read the full press release

Rosoboronexport will be at the Army 2017 International Military and Technical Forum, 22 to 27 August near Moscow

MOSCOW, 22-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) will take part in the Army 2017 International Military and Technical Forum, which will be held from 22 to 27 August 2017 in the Patriot Park near Moscow. “Rosoboronexport … Read the full press release

Swedish Defence University: six-month executive course for 16 Indonesian military officers and engineers concluded

STOCKHOLM, 18-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Defence and security company Saab, the Swedish Defence University and the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) have concluded an intensive educational course for 16 Indonesian military officers and engineers from the Indonesian defence industry. On 16 August … Read the full press release

Saab to deliver BT46 training systems to the Estonian Army

STOCKHOLM, 18-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract with the Estonian Armed Forces to deliver BT46 training systems to the Estonian Army. The deliveries will be made in 2018. The Estonian Armed Forces ordered the … Read the full press release

The Rheinmetall Group 1H 2017: considerable sales growth and a strong increase in operating earnings

Consolidated sales grow by 8.0% to €2,808 million in the first half of the year Operating earnings for the Group improve by 30% to €134 million Automotive increases sales to €1,465 million and operating margin to 8.8% Sales growth of … Read the full press release

Industrial Laser Peening Research at ZAL Techcenter

LSP Technologies (LSPT) is offering laser peening research and application development at the ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research in Hamburg, Germany. Machine time on LSPT’s state-of-the-art laser peening equipment at ZAL will be available to manufacturers seeking industry-leading metal … Read the full press release

Police Body Cameras by X-Surveillance

Police Body Camera and Push-To-Talk in one by X-Surveillance The Hague, Netherlands, 07-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Body Cameras will be an indispensable device to encourage and enforce better practices by police forces in addition to increasing accountability for all who … Read the full press release

Defence and security company Saab to present its Junuary – June 2017 interim report on Thursday July 20

STOCKHOLM, 06-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Defence and security company Saab is pleased to invite press, investors and financial analysts to a press and analyst meeting where CEO Håkan Buskhe and CFO Magnus Örnberg present the Saab interim report for January – … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall tasked with modernizing 38 Boxer multipurpose armoured transport vehicles for the Bundeswehr

Düsseldorf, Germany, 05-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Rheinmetall has been tasked with modernizing 38 Boxer multipurpose armoured transport vehicles for the Bundeswehr, all of them configured for a command role. On 28 June 2017, OCCAR, the European procurement agency, awarded the Boxer consortium, … Read the full press release

European/NATO program to acquire Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft

Order to be placed by NSPA through OCCAR under EDA initiative MADRIDy, 03-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Germany and Norway officially joined the European/NATO program to acquire Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft along with Netherlands and Luxembourg. The two nations … Read the full press release

Airbus SE: simpler structure, faster decision-making, less bureaucracy, greater collaboration and increased efficiency

Company united under single brand following corporate reorganisation     TOULOUSE, 03-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) on 1 July integrated as planned its Group structure with its largest division, Commercial Aircraft. Following a reorganisation announced in September … Read the full press release

Leonardo signs EUR 290 million contract with UK Ministry of Defence for IFF technology upgrade

The team will upgrade the IFF systems, which automatically recognise whether vehicles are friend or foe, on 31 UK platform types  The new, more-secure Mode-5 IFF technology is mandated for all NATO nations for installation by 2020 Leonardo and HENSOLDT … Read the full press release

Thales unveils the world’s most advanced dual use civil/military en-route radar at Paris Air Show

La Défense, France, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On the opening day of the Paris Air Show, Thales unveils TRAC NG the world’s most advanced dual use civil/military en-route radar. Derived from Thales STAR NG, the world’s most advanced approach radar, TRAC … Read the full press release

Thales to provide the Kuwait forces with flight and mission training solutions

La Défense, France, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Thales has been selected by Airbus Helicopters to provide the Kuwait forces with flight and mission training solutions for the pilots and crews of its Caracal helicopters. Key Points Thales will participate in flight … Read the full press release

Safran Helicopter Engines Signs 7-Year Contract With BAAINBw To Support German NH90 Engines

BORDES, France, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a 7-year support contract with BAAINBw (Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support) to support RTM322-powered NH90 operated by the German Army (Heer) and German Navy (Marine). … Read the full press release

Fincantieri’s subsidiary Delfi to acquire stake in Italian defense company Isselnord

A specialized engineering hub dedicated to Defense is created in the area of La Spezia TRIESTE, 15-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Fincantieri, through its subsidiary company Delfi, signed an agreement for the acquisition of a stake in Isselnord, an Italian company operating … Read the full press release

Canadian Great Lakes Pilotages’ upgraded Great Lakes Pilot Management System is based on Saab’s KleinPilot

Trollhättan, Sweden, 14-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Canadian Great Lakes Pilotage Authority and the Great Lakes Pilotage Division of the United States Coast Guard have opened the 2017 shipping season using their upgraded Great Lakes Pilot Management System based on the … Read the full press release

OSCE Border Management Staff College Announces Conclusion of Month-long Border Management Staff Course for Women Leaders

DUSHANBE, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A one-month Border Management Staff Course for Women Leaders concluded today at the OSCE Border Management Staff College in Dushanbe. The course completed 25 mid- to senior-level female border security and management officials representing ten OSCE … Read the full press release

AF Gruppen to build new helicopter base for the Norwegian Defence Estates Agency (NDEA)

OSLO, 02-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Norwegian Defence Estates Agency (NDEA) has nominated AF Gruppen (AFG) as contractor for a new helicopter base at Lakselv airport, Banak. This is a similar base to the one AF is currently building at Ørlandet. … Read the full press release

Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO Éric Trappier appointed President of AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe

PARIS, 31-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On May 30, 2017, the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) announced the appointment of Mr Éric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, as President of the Association. Éric Trappier has been serving … Read the full press release

OSCE: four-day seminar in Tajikistan on explosive hazards training management

VIENNA, 15-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A four-day seminar organized by the OSCE Office in Tajikistan on explosive hazards training management concluded at the Office’s premises in Dushanbe on 13 May 2017. Twelve training managers and instructors working in explosive hazards … Read the full press release

Italian Air force gets 500th eurofighter typhoon

With 599 aircraft ordered, Eurofighter Typhoon is currently the largest collaborative industrial programme in Europe Eight customers have already ordered the Eurofighter Typhoon worldwide Almost 400,000 flying hours achieved worldwide  TURIN, 14-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The 500th Eurofighter Typhoon has … Read the full press release

Thales Awarded 10-Year Contract As Supply Chain Market of Aeronautical Consumables for SIMMAD

La Défense, France, 14-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The French defence ministry’s integrated through-life support structure for aeronautical equipment and systems (SIMMAD) has awarded a 10-year service contract to Thales worth 977 million euros, including 70 million euros for the firm order … Read the full press release

Thales To Supply Denmark’s Defense Organization with Vehicle Communication System SOTAS

La Défense, France, 14-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Danish Defence and Logistic Organization (DALO) signed a framework agreement with Thales concerning the acquisition of the vehicle communication system SOTAS, as well as services for the equipment delivered. Key Points Thales has … Read the full press release

BAE Systems announces new $3 billion contract with U.S. Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command

Farnborough, UK, 13-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems has been chosen for a position on a new eight-year, $3 billion indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to continue supporting the U.S. Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (SMDC/ARSTRAT). The … Read the full press release

Safran completes sale of Morpho Detection LLC to Smiths Group plc.

PARIS, 11-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran (Euronext Paris: SAF) announces the completion of the sale of Morpho Detection LLC, a US-based subsidiary of Safran, and other detection-related activities to Smiths Group plc. As announced on April 21, 2016, Safran will record … Read the full press release

Saab presented Gripen NG Programme development at LAAD International Defence & Security Exhibition

STOCKHOLM, 06-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Defence and security company Saab today at LAAD International Defence & Security Exhibition presented the latest developments in its Gripen NG Programme for Brazil. The new developments included an announcement on the first aircraft for the … Read the full press release

Saab to deploy its Integrated Air Traffic Control Suite at Singapore Changi Airport

STOCKHOLM, 06-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Defence and security company Saab has been selected by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) to deploy its Advanced – Surface Movement Guidance & Control System (A-SMGCS) and latest generation Multilateration System at Singapore … Read the full press release

Saab to supply static and mobile camouflage systems to Danish and Norwegian armed forces

STOCKHOLM, 06-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Defence and security company Saab has, under a joint procurement process with Denmark and Norway, signed framework agreements with the respective countries for the supply of static and mobile camouflage systems to their armed forces. The … Read the full press release

BAE Systems signs major contract for technical support and sustainment of U.S. Army’s M88 recovery vehicles

Farnborough, UK, 04-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The contract, awarded by the Army’s TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, is for ongoing service and improvements to BAE Systems-built M88A1 and M88A2 recovery vehicles over the next four years. “The M88 is critical to the … Read the full press release