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Qatar Armed Forces and Dassault Aviation agree on future cooperation and the exercise of an option for 12 Rafale

In the presence of the President of the French Republic, Mr. Emmanuel Macron, and his Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Qatar Armed Forces and Dassault Aviation signed an agreement on future cooperation and the exercise of an … Read the full press release

Saab to deliver a Mass Field Feeding Capability to the South African National Defence Force

STOCKHOLM, 22-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Defence and security company Saab has been awarded a contract to deliver a Mass Field Feeding Capability to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). The contract will supply the SANDF with mobile containerised kitchens systems … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space showcases its new C295 Armed ISR version at the Dubai Airshow

TOULOUSE, 15-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space is showcasing its new C295 Armed ISR (Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance) version at the Dubai Airshow. A C295 is exhibited on static display flanked by a wide range of weapons which … Read the full press release

BAE Systems: Durability test airframe of the F-35A aircraft has successfully completed its third life testing in Brough, East Yorkshire

Farnborough, United Kingdom, 13-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Successful completion of full scale durability test completed in structural test rig in our facility at Brough A full scale durability test airframe of the F-35A aircraft has successfully completed its third life testing, equivalent to 24,000 … Read the full press release

Leonardo signs two contracts to provide ATC systems for Somalia and Sudan

Somalia and Sudan will receive new systems that will improve the efficiency and safety of their air traffic control capabilities Leonardo has developed, manufactured and installed more than 300 air traffic management and control centres around the world The company’s … Read the full press release

Leonardo: Queensland Government orders two additional AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters

Order signed for two AW139s that will enter service by December 2018  The aircraft will add to three AW139s already in service performing EMS/SAR missions  Over 1000 AW139s have been ordered by more than 250 customers in nearly 70 countries … Read the full press release

JSC Rosoboronexport presents law enforcement, counterterrorist, facility protection and information security assets at Interpolitex 2017

The exhibition will be held in Moscow on October 17-20 MOSCOW, 18-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) will present the entire spectrum of law enforcement, counterterrorist, facility protection and information security assets at Interpolitex 2017 … Read the full press release

Indra to develop tactical and integrated procedures trainer (IPT) for training pilots operating A330 MRTT aerial refueling tanker

The system reinforces practical training for pilots and prepares them to face high-risk situations Indra’s Integrated Procedures Trainer (IPT) will be connected to the Partial Training system (PTT) used by boom operators to learn how to handle the refueling tube … Read the full press release

Airbus presents TransHospital deployable hospital at Australian Military Medicine Association Conference in Brisbane

Transhospital system developed with Siemens Healthineers and ZMS Brisbane, Australia, 09-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus is participating at the Australian Military Medicine Association Conference in Brisbane, Queensland, where the company will showcase its TransHospital deployable hospital. The system is being developed … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space delivered the 50th A400M new generation airlifter to the German Air Force

TOULOUSE, 02-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space today delivered the 50th A400M new generation airlifter to the German Air Force marking a key milestone for an aircraft which is transforming the world of air mobility. The aircraft, known as … Read the full press release

Airbus, HAX launch four-month accelerator programme for urban air mobility in Shenzhen, China

Industry leaders join forces to accelerate innovation and shape the future of urban air mobility TOULOUSE, 02-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus, a global leader in aeronautics, defence & space and related services, and HAX, the world’s most active early stage … Read the full press release

Naval Group and Fincantieri welcome the decision of the French and Italian GOVs to cooperate in the naval defence sector

Paris cedex, 02-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Naval Group and Fincantieri welcome today’s decision of the French and Italian governments to launch a joint process paving the way for the future creation of a progressive alliance in the naval defence sector. The … Read the full press release

BMT to showcase Type 31e frigates contender VENATOR®-110 at DSEI in London

Teddington, UK, 07-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BMT’s VENATOR®-110, widely considered as a strong contender for the Type 31e frigates, will take centre stage at DSEI in London next week, following the much-anticipated launch of the UK’s National Shipbuilding Strategy this week. … Read the full press release

Saab extends partnerships with Indonesia’s Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) and Indonesian Defence University (UNHAN)

STOCKHOLM, 05-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Defence and security company Saab underlines its long-term commitment to Indonesia by extending partnerships with the national Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) and the Indonesian Defence University (UNHAN).    Saab has signed further … Read the full press release

BAE Systems Australia’s immersive 3D technology will be showcased at SimTecT in Sydney

Farnborough, UK, 29-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems Australia’s immersive 3D technology which is being used to provide the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with a capability edge will be on show at SimTecT, being held in Sydney this week. Those … Read the full press release

Gabrielle (Gabby) Costigan appointed as BAE Systems Australia’s next Chief Executive Officer

Farnborough, UK, 29-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Gabrielle (Gabby) Costigan, has been appointed as BAE Systems Australia’s next Chief Executive Officer, commencing with the Australian defence company on October 2, 2017 and assuming the role of CEO by March 2018 after … Read the full press release

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