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Defence Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

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. FARNBOROUGH, 11-Jan-201 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems intends to sign a lease to open an office at the new Georgia Cyber … 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

Leonardo earns NATO STO Achievement Award for its contributions to the development of new promising approach to Modelling & Simulation and Training

Leonardo has received the NATO STO Achievement Award for its contributions to the development of a new promising approach to Modelling & Simulation and Training Following the new frontiers of Modelling & Simulation Leonardo has defined Open Cloud Environment Application … Read the full press release

Leonardo: Portuguese Ministry of Defence selects AW119Kx as its new multirole single engine helicopter

Contract awarded by the Portuguese Ministry of Defence valued in excess of €20 million for five helicopters plus options for two additional units with deliveries between late 2018 and early 2020  The AW119Kx will perform a range of roles including … Read the full press release

BMT to support the Royal Thai Navy’s (RTN) new midget submarine programme

Teddington, UK, 17-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BMT, the leading international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has been awarded a contract to support the Royal Thai Navy’s (RTN) new midget submarine programme from its offices in Bath, UK. BMT has been … Read the full press release

Saab to present its latest naval solutions at Euronaval from 23-26 October, in Paris

STOCKHOLM, 16-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Saab will be exhibiting its state of the art naval solutions at Euronaval, (stand G18-H23) from 23-26 October, in Paris. The latest developments in naval capabilities above and below the waves will be on display … Read the full press release

Indra Australia to design and manufacture a Level 2 deployable forensic laboratory capability for the Australian Army

It will facilitate the rapid collection, analysis and documentation of evidence from any Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Over 90% of the contract will be executed by Australian equipment manufacturers and distributors Indra operates from offices in Sydney and Newcastle focussed … Read the full press release

BAE Systems: Series of planned exercises in high temperatures demonstrated Hawk’s capabilities to operate in hot weather

A demonstration led by the Royal Air Force has proven the Hawk advanced jet trainer’s ability to operate in soaring temperatures. Farnborough, United Kingdom, 08-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A pair of Hawk T2 aircraft from the RAF’s IV Squadron undertook … Read the full press release

Guy Montminy to succeed Erwin Bieber as president of the Platforms & Services (P&S) sector at BAE Systems

BAE Systems has named Guy Montminy as president of the Platforms & Services (P&S) sector, effective October 1. Farnborough, United Kingdom, 08-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — With this appointment, Montminy has also joined the senior leadership team of BAE Systems, Inc., led by … Read the full press release

BAE Systems: Our vision for the proposed upgrade of the British Army’s Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank: Black Night

We have unveiled Black Night – a working example of our vision for the proposed upgrade of the British Army’s Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank. Farnborough, United Kingdom, 08-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — We are leading a major strategic partnership of world-leading defence … Read the full press release

PGZ S.A. appoints Sebastian Chwałek as new vice-president

WARSAW, 05-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Supervisory Board of PGZ S.A. has decided to appoint Nr Sebastian Chwałek the new vice-president of the company. Until now Sebastian Chwałek acted as the secretary of state at the Ministry of National Defence. As a result of the qualification procedure for the position of the … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom and the German Armed Forces announce cooperation on Cyber security

Cyber security as a national task Administration interlocks with critical infrastructure operators Joint training and further education of security specialists Regular exchange of information and hospitations arranged BONN, 27-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Telekom and the German Armed Forces will … Read the full press release

Leonardo and Paramount to assess the development of an operative configuration of the M-345 for the African market

Leonardo and the African-based global defence and aerospace company Paramount Group signed a Letter of Intent during “Africa Aerospace & Defence” in Pretoria The M-345, already ordered by Italian Air Force, is the new basic/advanced Trainer of Leonardo ROME, 24-Sep-2018 … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles to modernize part of the British military’s fleet of logistic vehicles with a new loading system

Supply of 382 EPLS retrofit kits Düsseldorf, Germany, 20-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rheinmetall, through its joint venture Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV), is supporting the programme to modernize part of the British military’s fleet of logistic vehicles with a new loading … Read the full press release

Saab to deliver the new Carl-Gustaf® M4 multi-role weapon system to the Australian Army

STOCKHOLM, 13-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Saab has received an order for deliveries of the new Carl-Gustaf® M4 multi-role weapon system to the Australian Army. This is Saab´s sixth customer for the Carl-Gustaf M4 system since its launch in late 2014. Deliveries … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce engines to power US Navy’s new MQ-25 Stingray aircraft of Boeing

LONDON, 11-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce engines have been selected by Boeing to power the US Navy’s new MQ-25 Stingray aircraft, which will provide unmanned, carrier-based air-to-air refuelling. The US Navy has awarded the MQ-25A engineering and manufacturing contract to Boeing … Read the full press release

Airbus delivered Republic of Singapore Air Force’s (RSAF) first A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT)

SINGAPORE, 10-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus has delivered the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s (RSAF) first A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT). The aircraft made its first official public appearance on Saturday 1 September 2018 at the RSAF’s 50th anniversary … Read the full press release

Airbus to design, implement and deliver a new framework of services for the management of public key certificates of NATO

BRUSSELS, 04-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency has awarded Airbus the Enterprise NATO Public Key Infrastructure (E-NPKI) contract to design, implement and deliver a new framework of services for the management of public key certificates. … Read the full press release

Saab to appoint Christian Hedelin as new Chief Strategy Officer

STOCKHOLM, 30-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Saab has appointed Christian Hedelin as new Chief Strategy Officer. Christian Hedelin takes up the position on 1 November 2018 and will then be part of Saab’s Group Management. Christian Hedelin is currently head of Strategy … Read the full press release

BAE Systems awarded a $146.3 million contract from the U.S. Navy to modernize the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg

BAE Systems was awarded a $146.3 million contract from the U.S. Navy to modernize the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). Farnborough, United Kingdom, 27-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Gettysburg will undergo about 15 months of work at the company’s … Read the full press release

EASA grants the Supplemental Type Certificate to GKN Fokker Services for its ADS-B Out modification for Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft

Redditch, United Kingdom, 16-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — EASA has recently granted the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to GKN Fokker Services for its ADS-B Out modification for Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. Multiple customers of GKN Fokker Services have already ordered the … Read the full press release