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BAE Systems awarded $42.9 million contract for the modernization of the USS Vicksburg missile cruiser

Farnborough, United Kingdom, 17-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $42.9 million contract for the modernization of the USS Vicksburg (CG 69), a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser. The value of the competitively awarded contract could … Read the full press release

SABCA awarded a new contract to perform “300 Hours Phase Inspections” on Royal Netherlands Air Force’s F-16 fleet

BRUSSELS, 14-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — SABCA has been awarded a new contract from the Royal Netherlands Air Force to perform ‘’300 Hours Phase Inspections’’ on  its F-16 fleet. The “300 Hours Phase Inspection” is a periodical overall check-up of aircraft’s critical … Read the full press release

Associated British Ports welcomes Royal Navy Warship; public viewing on March 18

ABP’s Port of Grimsby recently hosted the HMS Severn which was also open to public viewing. LONDON, 06-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ —  ABP has today announced that it will be welcoming a Royal Naval Warship into the Port of Hull on … Read the full press release

Leonardo to competitively offer an aircraft for the U.S. Air Force UH-1N ‘Huey’ Replacement Program through collaboration with Boeing

Moretti: “The outstanding superior technology and operational capabilities of our products, including the AW139, once again allow us to compete for significant market opportunities” As the prime contractor, Boeing will compete for the supply of up to 84 helicopters to … Read the full press release

Nor-Tech Offers European Organizations Free Simulation Tests on a High Performance Computer Cluster for CAE, CFD, FEA Software

Nor-Tech, the top provider of powerful, user-friendly computers, just announced a free simulation test on a high performance computer cluster for CAE,CFD,FEA software MINNEAPOLIS, U.S., 01-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Nor-Tech, the top provider of powerful, user-friendly computers, just announced a … Read the full press release

Saab to support and maintain the Swedish Navy’s underwater weapon systems

STOCKHOLM, 28-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for product support and maintenance of the Swedish Navy’s underwater weapon systems. The contract enables FMV to place orders … Read the full press release

BAE Systems plc appoints Charles Woodburn as the new CEO; Ian King to retire on 30 June 2017

Ian King, Chief Executive, BAE Systems plc, has today informed the Board that he will retire on 30 June 2017. Farnborough, United Kingdom, 22-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Board has also today confirmed that Charles Woodburn, currently Chief Operating Officer, … Read the full press release

Splav Research and Production Association launches new rockets

“Tornado S marks a new era in the industry,” says the general director of Splav Research and Production Association Vladimir Lepin MOSCOW, 30-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Splav Research and Production Association was established in 1945.  Since late 1950s the enterprise has developed new multiple … Read the full press release

Saab increases stake to 25 per cent in Akaer

STOCKHOLM, 26-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Defence and security company Saab has acquired another 10 per cent of shares, reaching 25 per cent of stakes, in Akaer, one of the largest companies within development of aeronautical projects in Brazil. In conjunction with … Read the full press release

BAE Systems receives $542 million contract to supply 145 M777 ultra-lightweight howitzers to the Indian Army

LONDON, 13-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems has received a $542 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to provide 145 M777 ultra-lightweight howitzers to the Indian Army through a Foreign Military Sale between the U.S. and Indian governments. … Read the full press release

BAE Systems’ Artisan 3D radar system completes sea-based trials on the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates

LONDON, 13-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems’ Artisan 3D radar system has successfully completed three years of sea-based trials on the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates. Artisan 3D has also been fitted on the new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth … Read the full press release

DCNS and the SPI fund of Bpifrance create DCNS Energies a new industrial player in Marine Renewable Energies

DCNS, the European leader in naval defence and the SPI fund (“Société de Projets Industriels” / Industrial Projects Company), financed by the “Programme d’Investissements d’Avenir” (Investments Programme for the Future) and managed by Bpifrance, today announced the creation of DCNS … Read the full press release

Unique patent-pending “Body Camera” as a PTT Microphone: X-Surveillance DS300

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, 04-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — X-Surveillance launched the new, unique, patent-pending body camera DS300, which is a combination of a PTT-Handheld Speaker + Mic. with an incognito body camera. This sounds a mouthful, yet it is a body … Read the full press release

New York’s Health Agency (NYSDOH) Cited in Iraq War’s Blowback

NEW YORK, 31-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — As the Iraq War’s official end on December 18, 2011 marks its fifth anniversary, many questions remain on its fallouts. New York’s French-American community is one of them, as it remembers its blacklisting when … Read the full press release

Leonardo-Finmeccanica acquires full control of Sistemi Dinamici S.p.A from IDS S.p.A

•    Mauro Moretti: “The acquisition is a testament to the quality of our investments in the field of unmanned systems, a sector with high added value in which Leonardo is a leader in Europe” •    With this action Leonardo acquires … Read the full press release

Inmarsat’s Global Xpress the winner of 2016 Homeland Security Awards for “Best Satellite-Based Broad Band Communications” solution category

Winner of the “Best Satellite-Based Broad Band Communications” solution category LONDON, 27-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L) today announced that Government Security News (GSN) has selected Global Xpress as the winner of the 2016 Homeland Security Awards for “Best Satellite-Based Broad … Read the full press release

General Dynamics Land Systems–UK completes initial manned live firing tests onboard an ARES vehicle in Dorset, England

DORSET, England, 19-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — General Dynamics Land Systems–UK has successfully completed initial manned live firing tests onboard an ARES vehicle, a member of the AJAX family of Armoured Fighting Vehicles, at a range in Dorset, England. The manned firing … Read the full press release

Saab develops new app for soldiers using its GAMER instrumented training system

Trollhättan, Sweden, 15-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Defense and security company Saab has developed a new app called WE:Go for soldiers using Saab’s GAMER instrumented training system. Currently, most training after-action reviews present the exercise results to the entire group, platoon or … Read the full press release

Saab appoints Anders Carp as new head of business area Surveillance

Trollhättan, Sweden, 15-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Defence and security company Saab has appointed Anders Carp as new head of business area Surveillance. Anders Carp also becomes a member of Group Management. Anders Carp is today head of business unit Traffic Management … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall AG to modernize ninety of Bundeswehr’s Fuchs/Fox armoured transport vehicles

DÜSSELDORF, 14-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The Düsseldorf-based tech enterprise Rheinmetall AG has won a major follow-on order from the German Bundeswehr. Under the contract, Rheinmetall will modernize ninety of the Bundeswehr’s long-serving Fuchs/Fox armoured transport vehicles, significantly enhancing their overall performance … Read the full press release

Royal Canadian Air Force to purchase 16 Airbus C295W aircrafts for its Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Program

OTTAWA, Canada, 12-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (08 December 2016), the Government of Canada announced that it had selected the Airbus C295W for its Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Program. As part of the FWSAR program, the Royal Canadian Air Force … Read the full press release

German NH90 Sea Lion naval helicopter took off on its maiden flight at Airbus Helicopters in Donauwörth

Donauwörth, Germany, 12-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On Thursday, the NH90 Sea Lion naval multi-role helicopter took off on its on-schedule maiden flight at Airbus Helicopters in Donauwörth. Wolfgang Schoder, CEO of Airbus Helicopters Deutschland; Ralph Herzog, Director in the Federal Office … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space signs A400M Global Support Service contract with UK, France and Spain

MADRID, 12-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space has signed a long-term Global Support Service contract for the A400M new generation airlifter with the UK, France and Spain. The new agreement, effective 1 December, runs as a first step … Read the full press release

Airbus DeckFinder products to integrate into Aeronautical & General Instruments (AGI)’s ship based Visual Landing Aid Systems

Integration of DeckFinder products into AGI product line Suitable for ship landing of manned helicopters and drones GERMANY, 30-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space and Aeronautical & General Instruments (AGI), a UK based company, have signed a Memorandum … Read the full press release

Leonardo opens new maritime traffic and navigation support centre in Izmit, Turkey

The Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS) installed in the Turkish town will manage local maritime traffic and security, helping protect the marine environment The inauguration ceremony was attended by the Turkish Ministers of Defence and Transport  In the largest-scale application … Read the full press release

First AgustaWestland AW101 Merlin Mk4 successfully completed its maiden flight in southwest England

The UK Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) expressed appreciation for the milestone  First of 25 Royal Navy AW101 Merlin helicopter upgrades completed as part of the UK MoD Merlin Life Sustainment Programme (MSLP) contract awarded in January 2014 Delivery of … Read the full press release

Leonardo-Finmeccanica to supply four new radar systems for Air Traffic Control in China

Leonardo-Finmeccanica will supply four primary surveillance radar systems based on Gallium Nitride (GaN), the latest frontier in radar technology, improving power and reliability With more than 60 radar systems installed in-country, Leonardo is among the leading Air Traffic Control (ATC) … Read the full press release

Russian Helicopters to build helicopter training center for the Land Forces of Peru

The agreement with the Peruvian side specifies plans to complete construction of the center during the second half of 2017 MOSCOW, 31-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Russian Helicopters will build and equip a helicopter training center for the Land Forces of Peru. … Read the full press release

Saab and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) sign MoU

STOCKHOLM, 28-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Defence and security company Saab announces it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ), the biggest defence company in Poland. The document foresees the development of close cooperation between Saab and … Read the full press release

Saab and Chalmers University of Technology award Master’s Scholarship to an Indonesian student

STOCKHOLM, 28-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Defence and security company Saab will award a Master’s Scholarship to an Indonesian student as a part of the continuing drive to build a future engineering talent base for the nation. A new scholarship opportunity has been … Read the full press release