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Rheinmetall Secures Mid-Two-Digit Million Euro Contract for Electric Coolant Pumps in Euro 7 Emission Standards Market

(IN BRIEF) Rheinmetall, a major international tech enterprise, has been awarded a significant contract for electric coolant pumps by one of the world’s largest automakers. The contract, valued in the mid-two-digit million-euro range, strengthens Rheinmetall’s position in the emerging Euro … Read the full press release

Global Authorities Collaborate to Dismantle Ransomware Network Responsible for Widespread Attacks

(IN BRIEF) Judicial and law enforcement agencies from seven countries have joined forces to take action against a criminal network responsible for a series of damaging ransomware attacks worldwide. These attacks have affected over 1,800 victims in 71 countries, primarily … Read the full press release

BAE Systems, PLEXSYS, and Red 6 Join Forces to Transform Military Training with Augmented Reality and Simulation Technology

(IN BRIEF) Three leading companies in military training, BAE Systems, PLEXSYS, and Red 6, have announced a collaborative effort to revolutionize military training for future forces. They plan to integrate Red 6’s augmented reality headset technology and PLEXSYS’ immersive simulation … Read the full press release

Partners Naviris and SIGEN Strengthen Naval Capabilities with Electronic Warfare System Modernization

(IN BRIEF) Naviris and SIGEN, a consortium of Elettronica and Thales, have signed a sub-contract for the modernization of the Electronic Warfare (EW) system as part of the Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU) of the Horizon-class naval units serving the Italian and … Read the full press release

Thales to Equip French Navy’s New Offshore Patrol Vessels with Advanced Sensor Suite

(IN BRIEF) Thales has secured a contract to provide the French Navy with state-of-the-art sensor technology for its upcoming offshore patrol vessels (OPVs). The suite, comprising Bluewatcher sonar, NS50 radar, and an IFF identification system, will enhance the OPVs’ operational … Read the full press release

Viasat’s Arctic Satellite Broadband Project Moves Forward with Successful Thermal Vacuum Testing

(IN BRIEF) Viasat, a global leader in satellite communications, has achieved a significant milestone in its Arctic Satellite Broadband Mission. The second satellite in the project, led by Space Norway subsidiary Heosat, has completed thermal vacuum testing at Northrop Grumman’s … Read the full press release

École Polytechnique, CNRS, and Safran Electronics & Defense Establish Joint Laboratory for Electric Satellite Thruster Research

(IN BRIEF) École Polytechnique, the French national scientific research center CNRS, and Safran Electronics & Defense have entered into a partnership to establish a joint laboratory named COMHET (laboratoire Commun pour l’étude des Hall Effect Thrusters) dedicated to the research … Read the full press release

Saab Secures SEK 4.3 Billion Defense Systems Order from Unnamed Western Country

(IN BRIEF) Saab has announced the receipt of a significant defense systems and equipment order from an undisclosed Western government. The order, valued at approximately SEK 4.3 billion, encompasses various systems and equipment offered by Saab’s Dynamics and Surveillance business … Read the full press release

Mutual Insurer AGPM Advances Digital Transformation with S3NS Partnership

(IN BRIEF) AGPM, a mutual insurance company, has partnered with S3NS to implement a cloud-based operational data management solution. AGPM chose S3NS’s Local Controls offering, leveraging Thales and Google Cloud technologies, to support its digital transformation and enhance data security. … Read the full press release

Ukraine Awards Rheinmetall Contract for Leopard 1 Systems and Support Services

(IN BRIEF) The Ukrainian government has entered into a contract with Rheinmetall, a German defense company, for the procurement of Leopard 1 systems. The contract includes 25 main battle tanks (Leopard 1A5), five armored recovery vehicles (Bergepanzer 2), and two … Read the full press release

BAE Systems Continues Support for UK Defence with £20 Million Order

(IN BRIEF) The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has placed a £20 million order with BAE Systems for the supply of small arms munitions over the next two years. These munitions include 5.56mm and 7.62mm rounds, and they will be … Read the full press release

Saab-Backed Satellite Ymir-1 Launches to Revolutionize Maritime Communication

(IN BRIEF) On November 11th, the Ymir-1 satellite, equipped with technology from Saab, was successfully launched aboard SpaceX Falcon 9, ushering in a transformative era in maritime communication. Ymir-1 serves as a test satellite and a crucial component in the … Read the full press release

Defense Giant Rheinmetall Achieves Double-Digit Growth in Q3 2023

(IN BRIEF) Rheinmetall AG, a German defense company, reported strong financial results for the third quarter of 2023, driven by robust sales growth in its military business. The company’s operating result significantly exceeded market expectations, reflecting the high demand for … Read the full press release

Barclays Issues Warning as Purchase Scams Surge During Black Friday and Cyber Monday

(IN BRIEF) Barclays has sounded an alarm ahead of this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, citing a 22% increase in money lost to purchase scams during the same period last year. Purchase scams, which involve buying products that … Read the full press release

Saab Showcases Cutting-Edge Defense Solutions at Defense & Security 2023 in Thailand

(IN BRIEF) Saab is participating in Defense & Security 2023, a prominent defense exhibition held at the IMPACT Exhibition Center in Bangkok, Thailand, from November 6 to 9. Visitors can explore Saab’s range of state-of-the-art defense solutions at stand P17. … Read the full press release

German Government Awards Rheinmetall Contract for €400 Million Military Aid Package to Ukraine

(IN BRIEF) Rheinmetall has secured a contract from the German government to supply Ukraine with 100,000 rounds of 120mm mortar ammunition as part of a €400 million military aid package. The order, valued in the lower-three-digit million-euro range, will be … Read the full press release

Enhancing Danish Air Defense: Thales Ground Master 200 Radar Deal

(IN BRIEF) The Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) has signed an agreement with the Netherlands Defence procurement agency COMMIT for the acquisition of five Thales Ground Master 200 Multi-Mission Compact radars. These radars will enhance situational … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall Wins Key Contract for Electric Vehicle (EV) Bearings in E-Mobility Expansion

(IN BRIEF) Rheinmetall, a tech enterprise, has secured an order for plain bearings to be used in a planetary gear set for an electric vehicle produced by an international automaker with a focus on e-mobility. The order represents significant annual … Read the full press release

Saab Unveils Long-Term Incentive Program for Key Employees

(IN BRIEF) Saab has introduced the Key Employee Plan 2024 (KEY 2024), a long-term incentive program designed to retain key employees. This program, following the Key Employee Plan 2023, is meant to motivate and keep critical talent within the company. … Read the full press release

Saab Unveils Cutting-Edge Defense Solutions at Dubai Airshow

(IN BRIEF) Saab will be showcasing its advanced defense and security solutions at the Dubai Airshow in Dubai World Central, United Arab Emirates, from November 13 to 17. Visitors to Saab’s stand (#965) in the main exhibition hall will have … Read the full press release

Saab Secures SEK 579 Million Contract to Enhance Gripen C/D Fighter Jets

(IN BRIEF) In a significant development, Saab has been awarded a contract worth SEK 579 million by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to bolster the operational capabilities of Gripen C/D fighter aircraft. This contract encompasses the design of new … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space Secures €1.2 Billion Contracts for Enhancement and Support of French A330 MRTT Fleet

(IN BRIEF) Airbus Defence and Space has inked two contracts with France’s Direction générale de l’armement (DGA) and Direction de la Maintenance Aéronautique (DMAé), amounting to a total of €1.2 billion. The contracts pertain to the Capability Enhancement and In-Service … Read the full press release

Thales Alenia Space and Partners Collaborate on Digital Twin Earth Prototype for Flood Prediction in Luxembourg

(IN BRIEF) The Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) has been supporting Thales Alenia Space, along with partners the Luxembourg Institute of Sciences and Technologies (LIST) and PricewaterhouseCoopers Luxembourg (PwC), in their initiative to create a Proof of Concept for a flood … Read the full press release

Saab Receives Order from Japan Self-Defense Forces for Carl-Gustaf Multi-Role Weapon System

(IN BRIEF) Saab, the renowned defense and security company, has secured an order from the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JGSDF) for the supply of the versatile man-portable weapon system, Carl-Gustaf®. This order encompasses more than 300 systems, with deliveries scheduled for … Read the full press release

Inmarsat Maritime Wins Prestigious 2023 IMRF Award for Maritime Search and Rescue Innovation

(IN BRIEF) Inmarsat Maritime, a division of Viasat, has been honored with the 2023 International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) Award for Innovation and Technology in Maritime Search and Rescue. This recognition comes after a thorough evaluation by a distinguished judging … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall-Led FEDERATES Consortium Gains €30 Million EU Funding to Transform European Simulation Resources

(IN BRIEF) The FEDERATES consortium, led by Rheinmetall, has secured €30 million in funding from the European Union for an innovative training and decision support project. FEDERATES aims to create a “distributed synthetic simulation environment” that connects various simulation resources … Read the full press release

Thales and SoyYo Spearhead Passwordless Authentication Revolution for Colombian Users

(IN BRIEF) Thales, a leading global technology and security provider, is expanding its partnership with SoyYo, a Colombian digital identity provider, to introduce FIDO2 passkeys for passwordless authentication. This collaboration aims to enhance online security and user experience by allowing … Read the full press release

Saab Secures SEK 970 Million Order to Enhance CV90 Combat Vehicle’s Targeting Capabilities

(IN BRIEF) Saab has secured an order worth SEK 970 million from BAE Systems Hägglunds to provide sight- and fire control capability for the CV90 combat vehicle. The contract, spanning from 2023 to 2029, involves supplying this capability for CV90s … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall Showcases PATH Autonomous Kit for Vehicle Autonomy at AUSA Expo

(IN BRIEF) Rheinmetall is highlighting its PATH Autonomous Kit (A-Kit) at the AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition, demonstrating its capability to transform various vehicle platforms into autonomous vehicles. The system is being showcased on an M5 Ripsaw RCV equipped with … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall Showcases Cutting-Edge Military Technologies at AUSA Annual Meeting

(IN BRIEF) Rheinmetall and its partners are set to unveil a range of advanced military technologies at the AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition, held in Washington, DC from October 9-11. These innovations include the M109-52 Self-Propelled Howitzer prototype with enhanced … Read the full press release

Thales Secures Contract to Equip Polish Navy’s MIECZNIK Frigates with Advanced Combat Systems

(IN BRIEF) Thales has secured a contract to provide the TACTICOS integrated combat management system, sonars, air-surveillance and fire-control radars, and a 360° infrared sensor to the Polish Navy’s MIECZNIK frigate program. The contract is a result of a strategic … Read the full press release

ARTEC GmbH, Supported by Rheinmetall, Establishes UK Subsidiary for Boxer Armoured Transport Services

(IN BRIEF) ARTEC GmbH, a joint venture involving Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, Rheinmetall Landsysteme, and Rheinmetall Defence Nederland, has established a subsidiary called ARTEC Boxer UK Ltd. This UK-based subsidiary, wholly owned by ARTEC GmbH, will be responsible for providing service and … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce Successfully Tests Gas Turbine for Hybrid-Electric Flight

(IN BRIEF) Rolls-Royce has achieved a significant milestone in the development of a small gas turbine designed to power hybrid-electric flight. The engine incorporates novel combustion technology, resulting in ultra-low emissions. This achievement marks the effectiveness of the compact, power-dense … Read the full press release

BAE Systems and Malloy Aeronautics Showcase T-600 Heavy Lift Uncrewed Air System in NATO Maritime Exercise

(IN BRIEF) BAE Systems and Malloy Aeronautics demonstrated the capabilities of the T-600 heavy lift uncrewed air system (UAS) during the NATO exercise REPMUS 2023 in Portugal. The T-600 is an electric-powered UAS with vertical take-off and landing capabilities, capable … Read the full press release

Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans) Partners with Indra to Pave the Way for Global SWIM System Deployment in Aviation

(IN BRIEF) Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans) has teamed up with Indra Avitech to become one of the pioneers in implementing the SWIM (System Wide Information Management) system. SWIM is an intranet designed to connect all stakeholders in the aviation … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall’s Castings Unit Secures Major Orders for Cylinder Heads and Battery Trays from Top Global Automaker

(IN BRIEF) Rheinmetall’s Castings business unit has received two significant orders, one from a top global automaker based in Shanghai and another from a joint venture of the same company. The orders include cylinder heads and battery trays, with the … Read the full press release

Cyviz onthult nieuwe TEMPEST dynamische controlekamer in Benelux, Nederland

STRATEGISCHE UITBREIDING MET DE OFFICIËLE OPENING VAN HET NIEUWE CYVIZ EXPERIENCE CENTER (IN HET KORT) Cyviz heeft samen met SPIE, een toonaangevend Europees bedrijf in technische diensten, een geavanceerde commando- en controlekameroplossing gebouwd die informatie met meerdere classificaties kan verwerken. … Read the full press release

Saab Extends Framework Agreement with U.S. Department of Defense for Close Combat Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Saab has announced an extension of its Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) framework agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). This extension allows the DoD to place orders for Saab’s close combat solutions worth up to an … Read the full press release

BAE Systems Enhances TWV640 Thermal Camera Core for Enhanced Imaging Capabilities

(IN BRIEF) BAE Systems has introduced advanced features for its TWV640 thermal camera core, which is used in a wide range of applications, including security, surveillance, firefighting, and automotive cameras. The core now includes improvements such as contrast enhancement, a … Read the full press release

BAE Systems’ FalconWorks Partners with Hybrid Air Vehicles to Explore Advanced Intelligence Gathering Technologies

(IN BRIEF) BAE Systems’ FalconWorks division has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hybrid Air Vehicles to explore innovative ways of gathering intelligence and communication. FalconWorks also announced a framework agreement with QinetiQ for collaborative work on autonomous Uncrewed … Read the full press release