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Defence Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

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

EU to finance the rebuilding of the headquarters of the G5 Sahel Joint Force in Sévaré in Mali

BRUSSELS, 26-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Following the deadly attack against the headquarters of the G5 Sahel Joint Force in Sévaré in Mali, on 29 June, the EU has decided to finance in full the rebuilding of a new headquarters and to … Read the full press release

Leonardo creates new model for its supply-chain to drive growth in the Aerospace, Defence and Security sector

The LEAP2020 programme (Leonardo Empowering Advanced Partnership 2020) is a new model for Leonardo’s supply-chain which will drive growth in the Aerospace, Defence and Security sector. Visible results in scale and quality are expected in the short and long term  … Read the full press release

Leonardo Spa to obtain ISO 37001:2016 “Anti bribery management systems” certification

ROME, 25-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Leonardo Spa is the first company among the top ten global players in the Aerospace, Defense and Security sector to obtain ISO 37001:2016 “Anti bribery management systems” certification, the first international standard for anti-corruption management systems. The achievement … Read the full press release

Iveco-Oto Melara Consortium to deliver 10 new Centauro II armoured vehicles to the Italian Ministry of Defence

The contract, which includes vehicles, spares and logistic support, is for the first tranche of a total 136 units. The contract value to Leonardo is approximately 92 million Euros Centauro II is a latest-generation wheeled armoured vehicle which combines high … Read the full press release

Leonardo teams up with L3 Technologies and Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems to offer a complete Anti-Submarine Warfare acoustic system

Leonardo has formed separate partnerships with L3 Technologies, relating to the company’s advanced low-frequency HELRAS dipping sonar technology and next generation mid-frequency, lightweight Firefly dipping sonars, and with Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems, for its advanced sonobuoy sensors ​The … Read the full press release

Leonardo to provide active protection systems for US Army tanks

• Leonardo, through the US subsidiary Leonardo DRS, will provide active protection systems for US Army tanks  ROME, 28-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Leonardo, through the US subsidiary Leonardo DRS, has been awarded a contract worth USD 193 million by U.S. Army to provide active protection systems … Read the full press release

Fincantieri’s subsidiary Vard Holdings Limited to build three coast guard vessels for the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency

The contract signed with the Ministry agency NDMA values about 550 million euro TRIESTE, 28-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fincantieri’s subsidiary Vard Holdings Limited (“VARD” or the “Company”), one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels, has announced that … Read the full press release

BAE Systems awarded $198 million contract to deliver an initial 30 Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV) to U.S. Marine Corps

Farnborough, UK, 21-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded BAE Systems a $198 million contract to deliver an initial 30 Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV), with options for a total of 204 vehicles which could be worth up … Read the full press release