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Defence Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

BAE Systems to deliver next-generation 2-Color Advanced Warning System for the U.S. Army

Award is the third of four production lots (PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 15-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems (LON: BA), a British multinational arms, security, and aerospace company, has announced it has received a $62 million contract from the U.S. Army … Read the full press release

BAE Systems to deliver support and training to a new joint UK-Qatar Hawk squadron

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 15-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems (LON: BA), a British multinational arms, security, and aerospace company, has announced that it will deliver support and training to a new joint UK-Qatar Hawk squadron based at RAF Leeming, UK … Read the full press release

BAE Systems and Safran joint venture FADEC Alliance marks its 10,000th LEAP EEC delivery

The LEAP EEC is part of the full authority digital engine control (FADEC) used to monitor and control aircraft engine performance during flight. (PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 14-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems (LON: BA), a British multinational arms, security, and … Read the full press release

Major contract for Rheinmetall for the upgrade of the Bundeswehr’s Puma infantry fighting vehicle

Bundeswehr upgrading Puma infantry fighting vehicle to new design status (PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 29-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Rheinmetall AG (ETR: RHM), active in the automotive and defence industries, has announced it won a major order from the German Bundeswehr in … Read the full press release

BAE Systems to provide data management system to multiple ships in the Royal Navy fleet as part of 5-year MOD contract

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 25-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems (LON: BA), a British multinational arms, security, and aerospace company, has announced it secured a five year contract with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide a data management system to … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall receives order for 1,500 LM-LowProfile laser modules from the Portuguese Army

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 25-May-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Rheinmetall announces that it has been awarded an order for 1,500 LM-LowProfile laser modules by the Portuguese Army. The order is worth a figure in the low single-digit million-euro range. The contract, booked … Read the full press release

BAE Systems to continue its vital role in supporting the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Naval Base

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 2-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems announces that it has secured two contracts worth up to £1.3 billion for the extension of its key role in supporting the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Naval Base. The contracts, which … Read the full press release

Saab successfully trials 3D printing for battlefield damage repair on fighter aircraft

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 30-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Saab marks the first time an exterior 3D-printed part has been flown on a Gripen, rather than internal 3D-printed components. The successful trial was to test how additive manufacturing could be used in … Read the full press release

Australian Defence Force extends contract with Inmarsat

ADF-Inmarsat Australia sign AUS$221m contract extension to 2027 New virtual satellite operations centre enables ADF to control satellite use and monitoring directly (PRESS RELEASE) CANBERRA, ACT, Australia, 29-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, … Read the full press release

DigiSky and Asman Technology Announce Global Reseller Agreement

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Partnership broadens Asman Technology’s traditional capability to serve the aerial surveying market (PRESS RELEASE) TORINO, 1-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Asman Technology, a leading provider of avionic and communication technologies and services, and DigiSky Srl, a leader in aerial ground monitoring … Read the full press release

Connected Operations: Ventura Defense and Hexagon announce the launch of the new Ventura Defense’s 1Command suite

(PRESS RELEASE) ABU DHABI, UAE, 22-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Hexagon announces that Ventura Defense has partnered with Hexagon’s Geospatial division for the launch of Ventura Defense’s new 1Command suite today at the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX). 1Command is … Read the full press release

NAVIRIS and NAVANTIA to expand industrial cooperation for the European Patrol Corvette (EPC) program

(PRESS RELEASE) GENOA/ MADRID, 11-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Fincantieri announces that NAVIRIS, its 50/50 joint venture company with Naval Group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NAVANTIA aimed at enlarging the industrial cooperation for the European Patrol Corvette … Read the full press release

BAE Systems Australia on the integration of the most precise clock in the world at three JORN radar sites across Australia

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 5-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems Australia, part of BAE Systems plc and one of the largest defence contractors in Australia, has announced it congratulates Adelaide-based technology company Cryoclock, the maker of the most precise clock in … Read the full press release

Iveco Defence Vehicles and New Holland Agriculture facilities earn Bronze status in World Class Manufacturing (WCM) program

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 21-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — CNH Industrial N.V. announces that its global brands Iveco Defence Vehicles and New Holland Agriculture have both attained Bronze status in the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) program for their facilities in Sete Lagoas, … Read the full press release

United Arab Emirates orders two more GlobalEye advanced airborne surveillance systems from Saab

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 4-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Saab announces that its GlobalEye program has received a follow on contract from the United Arab Emirates. The order is worth more than 800 million EUR (USD 1.018 billion) which includes two GlobalEye … Read the full press release

BAE Systems christened and named fifth Astute class submarine Anson

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 11-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company BAE Systems celebrates the christening of the fifth Astute class submarine at its Submarines site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. In line with tradition, Anson was blessed by … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall and Galvion awarded a contract for the supply of advanced combat helmet to German Bundeswehr

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 11-Dec-2020— /EuropaWire/ — Rheinmetall and Galvion, the North-American helmet maker, announce that in November 2020 they have won an order to supply up to 20,000 “Combat Helmet, Special Forces, Heavy” to the German Bundeswehr. A first call-off … Read the full press release

BAE Systems and the University of Birmingham to accelerate the development of advanced sensing technology

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 6-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — New collaboration between BAE Systems and the University of Birmingham will see the development of Advanced sensing technologies which have the potential to benefit aspects of everyday life. BAE Systems and the University … Read the full press release

Airbus calls for suppliers to engage with its bid for Australian next generation military SATCOMs

Call for suppliers to engage with Airbus bid for Australian next generation military SATCOMs (PRESS RELEASE) CANBERRA, Australia, 15-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus (EPA: AIR), a European multinational aerospace company, has announced it formed Team Maier to increase Australia’s sovereign … Read the full press release

BAE Systems to supply Archerfish mine neutralisers for the US Navy in a EUR 95 million contract with US Department of Defense

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 21-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems (LON: BA), a British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company, has announced it won a major contract worth up to £87 million (~EUR 95 million) by the US Department of Defense … Read the full press release

Sweden and Saab Gripen proposal offers long-term solution that will boost the Croatian defence industry

Sweden has submitted a proposal of 12 new Gripen C/D fighter aircraft to Croatia (PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 9-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Today, representatives of the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) and the Swedish Embassy in Croatia submitted the government-to-government proposal … Read the full press release

BAE Systems engineers unveil digital design concepts for UK’s next combat aircraft

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 24-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems engineers are utilizing the digital environment to design, test and fly concepts for Tempest, a next-generation combat air system for the UK. The concepts demonstrate how leading engineers are embracing one … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce strengthens partnership with Reaction Engines with new agreement to develop high-speed aircraft propulsion systems

(PRESS RELEASE) MANCHESTER, 21-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational engineering company, Rolls-Royce plc and British aerospace manufacturer, Reaction Engines Ltd announce new strategic partnership agreement to develop high-speed aircraft propulsion systems and explore applications for Reaction Engines’ thermal management technology … Read the full press release

Kieran Doran to lead Barclays’ Aerospace & Defense Investment Banking

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 20-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational investment bank and financial services company Barclays announces the appointment of Kieran Doran as a Managing Director in Aerospace & Defense Investment Banking. Based in New York, Mr. Doran will report … Read the full press release

HMCS Harry DeWolf Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship officially delivered to the Royal Canadian Navy at CFB Halifax dockyard

(PRESS RELEASE) TEDDINGTON, UK, 12-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BMT, a leading international multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy with services in defence, energy, environment, transport and ports and logistics, and Vard Marine, a renowned naval architecture and marine engineering firm, have congratulated the … Read the full press release

Major milestone for the Hawk programme: the equivalent of 50,000 flying hours achieved in structural testing by Hawk airframe

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 10-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company BAE Systems plc (LON: BA) has announced that engineers from Australia and the UK have successfully completed a rigorous structural testing programme that has resulted in … Read the full press release

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