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Defence Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

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

Airbus builds new and modern, energy-efficient building for Navigation Ground Systems in Toulouse

TOULOUSE, 18-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — More than 100 people are currently working within the EGNOS V3 phase B team following a sharp increase from mid 2017 linked to the award of the contract in January 2018. EGNOS consists of an extensive … Read the full press release

Airbus to provide Heron TP unmanned aerial systems and operational services to German Armed Forces

Covers provision of drone systems as well as all operational services Contractual model is based on the successful Heron 1 contract Includes five reconnaissance drone systems capable of carrying weapons BERLIN, 18-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus and the Federal Office of … Read the full press release

Leonardo unveils the latest variant in its market-leading ‘BriteCloud’ missile decoy family at Electronic Warfare Europe 2018 conference in Lausanne

BriteCloud 55-T will use sophisticated miniaturised jamming technology to protect military transport aircraft from advanced radar-guided missiles. It will join the proven 55 and 218 format BriteCloud rounds already on offer for fighter jet operators  Made in Luton, UK, Leonardo’s … Read the full press release

Ansaldo Energia and Leonardo to collaborate on innovative projects including the creation of Industry 4.0 competence centre in Liguria

The agreement will focus on providing support for the implementation of Ansaldo Energia’s Lighthouse Plant and contribute to the creation and development of the Start 4.0 Competence Centre for the Security and Optimisation of Critical Infrastructures GENOA, 06-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Thales, BAE Systems and CGI team up to respond to the opportunity to partner the UK Ministry of Defence for the second phase of the UK Royal Navy’s Maritime Electronic Warfare Programme (MEWP)

LONDON, 06-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Thales, BAE Systems and CGI have announced a strategic teaming agreement that will see the three companies bring together their collective expertise and proven UK industrial capability in Electronic Warfare, in order to respond to the … Read the full press release

Safran: contemplated merger of Zodiac Aerospace and Safran expected to be completed before the end of 2018

PARIS, 05-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Governing bodies of Safran and Zodiac Aerospace and the employee representatives at the two companies were informed of an envisaged merger of the entities via the absorption of Zodiac Aerospace by Safran. The contemplated merger is … Read the full press release

Dassault Aviation implements Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform for all its PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) solutions

Saint-Cloud, France, 29-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Aviation has signed a cooperation agreement with Dassault Systèmes for the implementation of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform within the Dassault Aviation group. This multi-year agreement covers the replacement of Dassault Aviation’s civil and military aircraft … Read the full press release

FADEC Alliance to develop, produce, and support full authority digital engine controls for future GE Aviation commercial engines

Farnborough, United Kingdom, 28-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — FADEC Alliance, a joint venture between GE and FADEC International, has broadened its agreement with GE Aviation to include collaboration on system architectures and technologies for future commercial engines. Under the agreement, FADEC … Read the full press release

Saab to open a Gripen fighter jet aerostructures plant in Brazil

STOCKHOLM, 14-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Saab unveils a 5,000-square-meter facility for its future Gripen fighter jet aerostructures plant: Saab Aeronáutica Montagens (SAM), in the city of São Bernardo do Campo, in São Paulo state, Brazil. This is another important step … Read the full press release

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded BAE Systems contract to demonstrate a new, cost-effective optical seeker for precision-guided munitions

BAE Systems demonstrated a new, cost-effective optical seeker for precision-guided munitions Farnborough, United Kingdom, 08-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), through the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, has awarded BAE Systems a $13.1 million … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall to supply artillery and tank ammunition to an international customer

Düsseldorf, Germany, 13-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — An international customer has contracted with Rheinmetall to supply it with artillery and tank ammunition worth a total of round €380 million; the order intake was booked in Q1 2018. The calibre of the artillery … Read the full press release

Qatar to purchase 12 additional Rafale fighters

SAINT-CLOUD, 02-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The exercise of the option for the purchase of 12 additional Rafale fighters for Qatar comes into effect today. This option was exercised on 7 December 2017 at Doha in the presence of the President … Read the full press release

April 10th, Conference in the European Parliament, Brussels, themed: A FUTURE FOR DEMOCRACY IN SYRIA

Highlevel conference 9:30 – 12:45 (EP, Room PHS1A002) and press-conference 13:30 – 14:00 (EP, press room) AMERSFOORT, 02-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — WIth this high level conference, we would like to present to Europe and European decision makers, politicians and media … Read the full press release

DIMDEX 2018: Qatari Ministry of Defense’s company Barzan Holdings and Fincantieri to study possible forms of cooperation

TRIESTE, 19-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — During DIMDEX 2018, the most important defense exhibition in the Middle East, now at its 6th edition Fincantieri, one of the world’s top shipbuilding groups, and Barzan Holdings, a company wholly owned by the Qatari Ministry … Read the full press release

Inmarsat Government’s L-band Tactical Satellite (L-TAC) service wins the “Top Government Mobility Satcom Innovation” category in the Mobile Satellite Users Association’s (MSUA) 2018 Mobility Innovation Awards

LONDON, 15-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat Government, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications and managed network services to the U.S. government, today announced that its L-band Tactical Satellite (L-TAC) service is the winner of the “Top Government Mobility Satcom Innovation” category … Read the full press release