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Defence Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

The Hungarian Gripen fighter aircraft fleet to get MS20 Block 2 capability upgrade from Saab, a leading defence and security company

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 12-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Saab AB (STO: SAAB-B), leading company in the military defence and civil security markets, has announced it will deliver the MS20 Block 2 capability upgrade of the Hungarian Gripen fighter aircraft fleet as … Read the full press release

Atos to assist Dassault Aviation in developing the inflight video system for the Falcon Albatros, French Navy’s future maritime surveillance and intervention aircraft

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 10-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Atos (EPA: ATO), a French multinational IT service and consulting firm leader in digital transformation, has announced it will assist Dassault Aviation (EPA: AM), a French multinational manufacturer of combat aircraft and business … Read the full press release

BAE Systems plans to hire 900 apprentices and 750 graduates and undergraduates in 2022 across UK

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 29-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems (LON: BA), a British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company, has announced a massive plan of hiring 900 apprentices and 750 graduates and undergraduates in 2022 across UK in what represents … Read the full press release

Saab receives EUR 14 million order from the Swedish Defence Material Organisation as part of the Torpedo 62 life extension programme

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 16-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Saab AB (STO: SAAB-B), leading company in the military defence and civil security markets, has announced a new order worth of SEK 145 million (EUR 14 million) from the Swedish Defence Material Organisation … Read the full press release

Ship design consultancy OSD-IMT will integrate into ABL Group’s Longitude Engineering

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 15-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — AqualisBraemar LOC Group, a leading independent global energy and marine consultancy, has announced it will integrate the ship design consultancy OSD-IMT into its company Longitude Engineering, provider of specialist design and engineering services … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall to supply new simulation technology for the German Army’s Combat Training Centre

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 3-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Rheinmetall AG (ETR: RHM), active in the automotive and defence industries, has announced it will deliver new simulation technology for the German Army’s Combat Training Centre as part of procurement contract for 440 … Read the full press release

Thales, Rheinmetall to continue their support for the Tiger helicopter simulators as part of OCCAR awarded contract

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 28-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Rheinmetall AG (ETR: RHM), active in the automotive and defence industries, and Thales (EPA: HO), a French multinational company active in the aerospace, defence, transportation and security markets, have announced they will continue … Read the full press release

BAE Systems to help the Center for Threat-Informed Defense with its work on cyberattacks defense

(PRESS RELEASE) MCLEAN, VA, U.S.A., 20-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems (LON: BA), a British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company, has announced it will become a research sponsor of MITRE Engenuity’s Center for Threat-Informed Defense helping them further in … Read the full press release

The weapons capabilities of the UK and Italian F-35 fleets to get upgraded

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 17-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems (LON: BA), a British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company, has announced that together with MBDA, a European multinational developer and manufacturer of missiles, they have secured additional funding to complete … Read the full press release

BAE Systems to deliver advanced synthetic training for Typhoon pilots in new £220 million Ministry of Defence contracts

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 13-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems (LON: BA), a British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company, has announced that contracts worth more than £220 (EUR 258) million have been awarded to the company by the Ministry of … Read the full press release

Collaboration between Airbus and Neural Concept

(PRESS RELEASE) LAUSANNE, 9-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Neural Concept is pleased to have renewed a multiple-year collaboration and licence agreement with Airbus. This collaboration aims at making the power of deep learning accessible to design engineers, for real-time simulation and … Read the full press release

BAE Systems Inc. signs $6.5 million contract with DARPA for semi-autonomous, multi-domain mission planning software

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 31-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems Inc. (LON: BA), a British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company, has announced it signed a $6.5 million Phase 2 contract with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for … Read the full press release

Advanced analytics company Novetta with focus on defense, intelligence, and law enforcement markets acquired by Accenture Federal Services (AFS)

AFS Launches National Security Portfolio  (PRESS RELEASE) ARLINGTON, VA, United States, 20-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Accenture (NYSE: ACN), a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security, has announced that its subsidiary Accenture Federal Services (AFS) … Read the full press release

The greater representation of women and people of color in BAE Systems recognized by Forbes and Statista

Forbes has recognized BAE Systems, Inc. as one of “America’s Best Employers for Women” for 2021, one of only 300 companies selected. (PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 16-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems (LON: BA), a British multinational defence, security, and aerospace … Read the full press release

New Rheinmetall Mission Master SP modules carrying Escribano Mechanical & Engineering sensors and weapons systems demonstrated

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 10-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Rheinmetall, the Integrated Technology Group, has announced that it collaborated with Escribano Mechanical & Engineering (EM&E) in order to demonstrate two new Rheinmetall Mission Master SP modules carrying EM&E sensors and weapons systems. … Read the full press release

BAE Systems to work on the advancement of Eurofighter Typhoon as part of new EUR 159 million contract

(PRESS RELEASE) FRANBOROUGH, 6-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems (LON: BA), a British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company, has announced it will work on the advancement of Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft as part of a new EUR 159 (£135 million) … Read the full press release

Saab AB shares buy-back: 444.000 own shares of series B repurchased during week 29-30 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 30-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Saab AB (STO: SAAB-B), leading company in the military defence and civil security markets, has announced the number of shares of series B it bought during week 29-30 2021 as part of the … Read the full press release

BAE Systems to progress the design and development of Tempest, the UK’s Future Combat Air System

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 29-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems announces that it has been awarded by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) a contract worth approximately £250m to progress the design and development of Tempest, the UK’s Future Combat Air System … Read the full press release

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