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BAE Systems’ new facility in Warton to rely on Industry 4.0 factory to advance manufacturing on UK’s next generation combat aircraft system Tempest

A new intelligent, smart factory is set to increase productivity and revolutionise combat aircraft production in the UK. (PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 13-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company BAE Systems has announced that it collaborated with … Read the full press release

UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory: adoption of current and near-term quantum technologies could result in decisive step-change for UK’s emerging AI capabilities

Embracing quantum technology now could lead to the enhanced pace, precision and pre-emption of decision making by military commanders (PRESS RELEASE)LONDON, 10-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory has announced the release of a research paper on … Read the full press release

Study involving experts from the University of Exeter found majority of citizens in France and Germany support some European military cooperation independent of NATO

DEVON, 30-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Public research university The University of Exeter has announced that their experts have been part of a team that surveyed people in France and Germany during the autumn of 2019 about their nations’ defence relationships … Read the full press release

BAE Systems supports UK’s economic recovery by getting people back to work and creating new jobs

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 15-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company, BAE Systems goes on with its plans of recruiting a record number of apprentices, despite the Covid-19 pandemic. In February, more than 9,000 people across the … Read the full press release

SecurLine Certified to Protect Classified Communications

SecurLine Certified to Protect Classified Communications

(PRESS RELEASE) ZUG, Switzerland, 28-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Privus, the Swiss-based cyber-security firm, announced today that SecurLine, its flagship secure communications application, has been formally certified by Portugal’s Gabinete Nacional de Segurança (National Security Office) to protect classified communications. Deploying … Read the full press release

BMT leads the way in multi-hull applications with the introduction of its next-gen ‘Pentamaran’ platform for autonomous applications

The next generation hull-form – the ‘Pentamaran’ is designed to meet the specific challenges of long range autonomous operations (PRESS RELEASE) TEDDINGTON, U.K., 21-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BMT proves its leadership in multi-hull applications by unveiling the details of its … Read the full press release

Measurement professionals can now perform all surveying tasks with one instrument – the newest version of Leica Nova MS60 MultiStation

Measurement professionals can now perform all surveying tasks with one instrument - the newest version of Leica Nova MS60 MultiStation

(PRESS RELEASE) HEERBRUGG, Switzerland, 19-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Hexagon’s Leica Geosystems has unveiled its new version of Leica Nova MS60, the world’s first MultiStation. Leica Nova MS60’s newest version will allow its users to perform all surveying tasks with one … Read the full press release

PGZ announces cooperation with American company Bell Textron for the Polish helicopter program

(PRESS RELEASE) WARSAW, 6-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) announces partnership with Bell Textron Inc. (Bell) for a joint cooperation on the “Kruk” helicopter program implemented by Polish Ministry of National Defence. The agreement, signed at Wojskowe Zakłady … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall will equip the German troops with laser duel simulators for realistic training exercises

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 5-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Rheinmetall will be providing simulation technology to German Bundeswehr contributing to its combat readiness for mechanized infantry units equipped with Puma infantry fighting vehicles (IFV). The defense company, Rheinmetall, will upgrade their system … Read the full press release

Safran welcomes newly appointed Vice President, Public Affairs, Fabien Menant

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 29-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran announces the appointment of Fabien Menant as Vice President, Public Affairs, from February 1, 2020. Fabien reports to Safran Senior Executive Vice President, International and Public Relations, Alexandre Ziegler. Fabien started his … Read the full press release

BAE Systems welcomes Caitlin Hayden as senior vice president of communications

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 5-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems, Inc. announces the appointment of Caitlin Hayden as senior vice president of communications. Caitlin will lead BAE Systems’ external and internal communications activities in support of key business campaigns, community investment … Read the full press release

Saab becomes the world’s first shipyard having completed full modification of two submarines in a single year

Saab becomes the world's first shipyard having completed full modification of two submarines in a single year

Submarines HMS Gotland and HMS Uppland completely overhauled within 12 months  (PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 21-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — With the relaunch of the Gotland-class submarine HMS Uppland, which took place on 19 June 2019, Saab announced that it now has … Read the full press release

BAE Systems collaborates with RPA expert UiPath for machine learning adoption across the U.S. defense and intelligence communities

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, UK, 3-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems teams up with robotic process automation (RPA) leader, UiPath, to develop and accelerate suites of software robots that its customers can use to automate high-volume, repetitive business processes. Don DeSanto, … Read the full press release

BAE Systems apprentices will support the Heugh Battery Museum during Armed Forces Week

BAE Systems apprentices will support the Heugh Battery Museum during Armed Forces Week

BAE Systems donates to the Heugh Battery Museum in Hartlepool (PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 31-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems‘ Land UK business in Washington, Tyne and Wear has made donation to the Heugh Battery Museum in Hartlepool. The museum is … Read the full press release

BAE Systems welcomes Tom Arseneault as president and chief operating officer

(PRESS RELEASE) Farnborough, UK, 17-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Tom Arseneault has been named president and chief operating officer of BAE Systems, Inc. and appointed to the BAE Systems, Inc. Board of Directors. Jerry DeMuro will continue to serve as CEO … Read the full press release

NH Research’s 9300 Battery Test and Battery Emulation Solutions Now Expandable to 2.4 MW

NH Research Enabling Electrification with Higher Power Modular Battery Test and Battery Emulation (PRESS RELEASE) IRVINE, CA, U.S.A., 3-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — NH Research Inc. (NHR), a leading provider of power electronics test solutions for the aerospace, automotive, defense and energy … Read the full press release

Airbus takes its entire range of commercial aircraft, defence, space and helicopter products and services to 2019’s LIMA air show in Langkawi, Malaysia

(PRESS RELEASE) LANGKAWI, Malaysia, 18-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus to exhibit its entire range of commercial aircraft, defence, space and helicopter products and services at this year’s LIMA air show in Langkawi, Malaysia. Indeed, Airbus will be the largest international … Read the full press release

IDEX 2019: Saab advances its work in developing an indigenous industrial capability in the UAE

(PRESS RELEASE) ABU DHABI, 20-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Saab made yet another important step in progressing with its plans and works to develop an indigenous industrial capability in the UAE. At IDEX 2019, MENA region’s leading defence exhibition and conference, Saab signed a … Read the full press release

BAE Systems to continue providing Full-Motion Video (FMV) advanced analytic services, training, and intelligence production support for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 22-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has awarded BAE Systems a five-year, $250 million contract to continue providing Full-Motion Video (FMV) advanced analytic services, training, and intelligence production support. In addition to providing analytic mission … Read the full press release

BAE Systems to open an office at the new Georgia Cyber Center located on the Nathan Deal Campus for Innovation in downtown Augusta

BAE Systems intends to sign a lease to open an office at the new Georgia Cyber Center to to grow its presence. (PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 11-Jan-201 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems intends to sign a lease to open an office at the … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space announces firm order from the French Defence Procurement Agency for additional A330 MRTT Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircrafts

MADRID, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space has received a firm order from the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) for a further three A330 MRTT Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft. The aircraft, known as Phénix in French service, constitute the … Read the full press release

Skanska UK to provide facilities management services to the Ministry of Defence at Northwood HQ in Hertfordshire

STOCKHOLM, 05-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska UK has been awarded a contract by Eastbury Park Limited to provide facilities management services to the Ministry of Defence at Northwood HQ in Hertfordshire. The contract is worth GBP 196 M, about SEK 2.3 … Read the full press release

Thales to present at the upcoming global conference and exhibition Maritime/Air Systems & Technologies (MAST) Indo-Asia 2018

As Indian naval forces proudly safeguard country’s national interests and maritime security, Thales is proud to support them achieve their big ambitions At MAST Indo-Asia 2018, Thales to showcase its full strength in naval defence with a focus on digital … Read the full press release

Zodiac Aerospace merger into Safran approved by Safran’s shareholders

PARIS, 30-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran’s (Euronext Paris: SAF) shareholders were invited to consider mainly the plan to merge Zodiac Aerospace into Safran at a meeting on November 27, 2018. All the resolutions submitted to the shareholders’ vote were approved. … Read the full press release

Safran CEO Philippe Petitcolin: We have delivered and even exceeded all our March 2016 ambitions

PARIS, 30-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran has delivered and even exceeded its March 2016 ambitions. Ideally positioned to capture growth from Aerospace & Defense markets thanks to leading Tier 1 positions. Strengthen market leadership by: Reinforcing its key leading positions as … Read the full press release

Saab Australia selected by BAE Systems as combat system integration partner for the Hunter class frigate programme

STOCKHOLM, 26-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Saab Australia has been selected by BAE Systems to be part of a team, including Lockheed Martin Australia, to deliver the combat system integration for the Hunter class frigate. This selection continues a long standing and … Read the full press release

Naval selects Dutch company Atmos UAV for fixed-wing VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) UAV solution testing

PARIS, 19-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Dutch company Atmos UAV has been selected by Naval for the testing of its innovative fixed-wing VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) UAV solution for evaluation purposes. With this agreement, Naval Group deepens its existing commitments … Read the full press release

Safran strengthens its commitment to developing Australian Defence Industry capability with the opening of new Safran Electronics & Defense Australasia facility in Botany

Botany, Australia, 09-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Australian Minister for Defence, the Honourable Christopher Pyne, the CEO of Safran Electronics & Defense, Martin Sion, and the CEO and General delegate of Safran Pacific, Alexis de Pelleport, opened the new Safran … Read the full press release

Saab to deliver goods and services required to sustain air operations with Gripen for the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV)

STOCKHOLM, 05-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) regarding technical support of Gripen C/D. The order value amounts to approximately SEK 136 million and delivery will take place during 2019. The … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall to produce and deliver 40mm practice ammunition to United States Marine Corps

Düsseldorf, Germany, 02-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The United States Marine Corps has just contracted with Rheinmetall to produce and deliver 40mm practice ammunition. The ammunition, specifically the 40mm x 53 MK281 MOD3 High Velocity Practice Day/Night Marking Cartridge, will be produced … Read the full press release