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Defence Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Leonardo to provide active protection systems for US Army tanks

• Leonardo, through the US subsidiary Leonardo DRS, will provide active protection systems for US Army tanks  ROME, 28-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Leonardo, through the US subsidiary Leonardo DRS, has been awarded a contract worth USD 193 million by U.S. Army to provide active protection systems … Read the full press release

Fincantieri’s subsidiary Vard Holdings Limited to build three coast guard vessels for the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency

The contract signed with the Ministry agency NDMA values about 550 million euro TRIESTE, 28-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fincantieri’s subsidiary Vard Holdings Limited (“VARD” or the “Company”), one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels, has announced that … Read the full press release

BAE Systems awarded $198 million contract to deliver an initial 30 Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV) to U.S. Marine Corps

Farnborough, UK, 21-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded BAE Systems a $198 million contract to deliver an initial 30 Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV), with options for a total of 204 vehicles which could be worth up … Read the full press release

Airbus builds new and modern, energy-efficient building for Navigation Ground Systems in Toulouse

TOULOUSE, 18-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — More than 100 people are currently working within the EGNOS V3 phase B team following a sharp increase from mid 2017 linked to the award of the contract in January 2018. EGNOS consists of an extensive … Read the full press release

Airbus to provide Heron TP unmanned aerial systems and operational services to German Armed Forces

Covers provision of drone systems as well as all operational services Contractual model is based on the successful Heron 1 contract Includes five reconnaissance drone systems capable of carrying weapons BERLIN, 18-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus and the Federal Office of … Read the full press release

Leonardo unveils the latest variant in its market-leading ‘BriteCloud’ missile decoy family at Electronic Warfare Europe 2018 conference in Lausanne

BriteCloud 55-T will use sophisticated miniaturised jamming technology to protect military transport aircraft from advanced radar-guided missiles. It will join the proven 55 and 218 format BriteCloud rounds already on offer for fighter jet operators  Made in Luton, UK, Leonardo’s … Read the full press release

Ansaldo Energia and Leonardo to collaborate on innovative projects including the creation of Industry 4.0 competence centre in Liguria

The agreement will focus on providing support for the implementation of Ansaldo Energia’s Lighthouse Plant and contribute to the creation and development of the Start 4.0 Competence Centre for the Security and Optimisation of Critical Infrastructures GENOA, 06-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Thales, BAE Systems and CGI team up to respond to the opportunity to partner the UK Ministry of Defence for the second phase of the UK Royal Navy’s Maritime Electronic Warfare Programme (MEWP)

LONDON, 06-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Thales, BAE Systems and CGI have announced a strategic teaming agreement that will see the three companies bring together their collective expertise and proven UK industrial capability in Electronic Warfare, in order to respond to the … Read the full press release

Safran: contemplated merger of Zodiac Aerospace and Safran expected to be completed before the end of 2018

PARIS, 05-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Governing bodies of Safran and Zodiac Aerospace and the employee representatives at the two companies were informed of an envisaged merger of the entities via the absorption of Zodiac Aerospace by Safran. The contemplated merger is … Read the full press release

Dassault Aviation implements Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform for all its PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) solutions

Saint-Cloud, France, 29-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Aviation has signed a cooperation agreement with Dassault Systèmes for the implementation of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform within the Dassault Aviation group. This multi-year agreement covers the replacement of Dassault Aviation’s civil and military aircraft … Read the full press release

FADEC Alliance to develop, produce, and support full authority digital engine controls for future GE Aviation commercial engines

Farnborough, United Kingdom, 28-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — FADEC Alliance, a joint venture between GE and FADEC International, has broadened its agreement with GE Aviation to include collaboration on system architectures and technologies for future commercial engines. Under the agreement, FADEC … Read the full press release

Saab to open a Gripen fighter jet aerostructures plant in Brazil

STOCKHOLM, 14-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Saab unveils a 5,000-square-meter facility for its future Gripen fighter jet aerostructures plant: Saab Aeronáutica Montagens (SAM), in the city of São Bernardo do Campo, in São Paulo state, Brazil. This is another important step … Read the full press release

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded BAE Systems contract to demonstrate a new, cost-effective optical seeker for precision-guided munitions

BAE Systems demonstrated a new, cost-effective optical seeker for precision-guided munitions Farnborough, United Kingdom, 08-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), through the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, has awarded BAE Systems a $13.1 million … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall to supply artillery and tank ammunition to an international customer

Düsseldorf, Germany, 13-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — An international customer has contracted with Rheinmetall to supply it with artillery and tank ammunition worth a total of round €380 million; the order intake was booked in Q1 2018. The calibre of the artillery … Read the full press release

Qatar to purchase 12 additional Rafale fighters

SAINT-CLOUD, 02-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The exercise of the option for the purchase of 12 additional Rafale fighters for Qatar comes into effect today. This option was exercised on 7 December 2017 at Doha in the presence of the President … Read the full press release

April 10th, Conference in the European Parliament, Brussels, themed: A FUTURE FOR DEMOCRACY IN SYRIA

Highlevel conference 9:30 – 12:45 (EP, Room PHS1A002) and press-conference 13:30 – 14:00 (EP, press room) AMERSFOORT, 02-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — WIth this high level conference, we would like to present to Europe and European decision makers, politicians and media … Read the full press release

DIMDEX 2018: Qatari Ministry of Defense’s company Barzan Holdings and Fincantieri to study possible forms of cooperation

TRIESTE, 19-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — During DIMDEX 2018, the most important defense exhibition in the Middle East, now at its 6th edition Fincantieri, one of the world’s top shipbuilding groups, and Barzan Holdings, a company wholly owned by the Qatari Ministry … Read the full press release

Inmarsat Government’s L-band Tactical Satellite (L-TAC) service wins the “Top Government Mobility Satcom Innovation” category in the Mobile Satellite Users Association’s (MSUA) 2018 Mobility Innovation Awards

LONDON, 15-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat Government, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications and managed network services to the U.S. government, today announced that its L-band Tactical Satellite (L-TAC) service is the winner of the “Top Government Mobility Satcom Innovation” category … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space to deliver Airbus A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport from Europe’s organisation for the management of cooperative armament programmes OCCAR

MADRID, 05-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space has received a firm order for an Airbus A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport from Europe’s organisation for the management of cooperative armament programmes – OCCAR – on behalf of NATO Support … Read the full press release

Airbus Helicopters: Babcock to purchase a fleet of H160s for EMS missions starting in Europe

Las Vegas, NV, USA, 05-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Babcock is set to become the global launch customer for the H160 after signing a five year frame agreement for the purchase of a fleet of H160s. The fleet of H160s is … Read the full press release

DSM: Next-generation armor technology will be on display at this year’s Enforce Tac exhibition

GELEEN, Netherlands, 28-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Next-generation armor technology will be on display at this year’s Enforce Tac exhibition on March 7-8 in Nuremberg, Germany, where DSM Dyneema will showcase its innovative materials used by armor manufacturers to create the latest … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall and Sikorsky team up to compete in the German Air Force “Schwerer Transporthubschrauber” (STH) Program

DÜSSELDOFT, 13-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rheinmetall and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Company signed a strategic teaming agreement for competing in the German Air Force “Schwerer Transporthubschrauber” (STH) Program. Rheinmetall brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Sikorsky … Read the full press release

BAE Systems selected by The U.S. Navy to provide reliable, real-time intelligence solutions for Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic

Farnborough, United Kingdom, 07-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The U.S. Navy has selected BAE Systems to provide equipment and support services for Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic (SPAWAR). As one of several companies involved, BAE Systems will pursue future … Read the full press release

BAE Systems’ extends contract for its Advanced Component Obsolescence Management services to U.S. Air Force

BAE Systems has secured a three-year, $37 million U.S. Air Force contract to continue providing support services that manage obsolete parts for aircraft, weapon systems, and a range of electronics and equipment. Farnborough, United Kingdom, 06-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The … Read the full press release

CEA the only French research public organization ranked in the 2017 Clarivate Analytics Top 100 Global Innovator

PARIS, 01-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The CEA was named a 2017 Clarivate Analytics Top 100 Global Innovator. It is the only French research public organization to be ranked. The annual report highlights the most successful organizations in the world that are … Read the full press release

Royal Bahrain Naval Force takes delivery of its first upgraded Al Manama naval vessel from Leonardo

Leonardo delivered the first fully upgraded ship ahead of schedule, equipped with state-of-the-art systems  The Royal Bahrain Naval Force awarded the company a contract to upgrade six vessels in 2015  The achievement reflects Leonardo’s excellence in the naval domain and … Read the full press release

Saab takes part in an EU funded preparatory action project called OCEAN2020

Trollhättan, Sweden, 17-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Defence and security company Saab will take part in an EU funded preparatory action project called OCEAN2020. The project will demonstrate technologies for enhanced situational awareness in a naval environment using unmanned systems. OCEAN2020 came … Read the full press release

British Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson visits Kuwait; meeting with HH The Amir of Kuwait

London, 04-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — British Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson visits Kuwait today, Wednesday 3 January 2018, for the first time since his appointment in November 2017. During his visit he called on His Highness the Amir Sheikh … Read the full press release

Leonardo: State Border Guard of Latvia orders two AW119Kx single engine helicopters

Two AW119Kx helicopters will join two AW109 Powers in 2019 to perform SAR, transport, firefighting and disaster relief missions  Contract also includes an option for an additional unit and aircrew/maintenance technician training services Orders for nearly 300 AW119s placed by … Read the full press release

Saab unveils fixed-panel configuration of its existing and delivered AESA radar family

Defence and security company Saab has introduced the Sea Giraffe 4A Fixed Face (FF), a fixed-panel configuration of Saab’s existing and delivered active electrically scanned array, AESA, radar family. STOCKHOLM, 03-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The radar is a derivative of Saab’s … Read the full press release