Category Archives: Security & Safety

Security & Safety Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Thales Wins Neptune Contract to Enhance French Army’s Satellite Communications

(IN BRIEF) The French defence procurement agency (DGA) has awarded Thales the Neptune contract to provide 30 dual-band X/Ka satellite communication stations for the French Army. These stations will serve as OTP tactical communication nodes, supporting high-throughput satellite communications for … Read the full press release

SGS to Acquire Institut d’Expertise Clinique (IEC), Expanding Global Leadership in Cosmetics Testing

(IN BRIEF) SGS has announced its acquisition of Institut d’Expertise Clinique (IEC), a prominent Clinical Research Organization specializing in advanced clinical testing for the cosmetics industry. Founded in 1990 and based in France, IEC operates across Europe, Asia, and Africa, … Read the full press release

Saudi Arabia Orders Four Additional Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport Aircraft

(IN BRIEF) Saudi Arabia has ordered four additional Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft for the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF). These aircraft will begin conversion in early 2026 and enter service by 2027, enhancing RSAF’s air-to-air refuelling … Read the full press release

Papara Partners with Thales to Introduce World-First Personalization Solution for Payment Cards

(IN BRIEF) Thales has partnered with Turkish fintech leader Papara to launch the world’s first deployment of the SketchMyCard solution, allowing users to design personalized payment cards that showcase their creativity and individuality. This collaboration has led to increased card … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki Researchers Develop Controlled Proliferation Cells for Safer and Effective Cell Therapies

(IN BRIEF) Researchers at the University of Helsinki and HUS Helsinki University Hospital have developed a groundbreaking technique to control cell proliferation, enhancing the safety and efficacy of cell therapies. Published in Molecular Therapy, the study details how modified stem … Read the full press release

Thales and Naval Group Collaborate on Advanced Sonar System for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

(IN BRIEF) Thales and Naval Group have joined forces to test an innovative passive omnidirectional hull-mounted sonar system aimed at enhancing the safety and autonomy of extra-large unmanned underwater vehicles (XL-UUVs). This collaborative effort, under the French defense procurement agency’s … Read the full press release

Vodafone UK Unveils Secure Net Home: Enhanced Digital Security and Parental Controls for Pro II Broadband

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone UK has introduced Secure Net Home, a new digital security solution for Pro II broadband users. The service offers advanced parental controls for over 150 connected devices, enabling features such as ‘Pause the Internet,’ ‘Focus Time,’ and … Read the full press release

Lindner Group Showcases Innovative Fire Protection Solutions at FeuerTrutz 2024

(IN BRIEF) The Lindner Group showcased a range of innovative fire protection solutions at this year’s FeuerTrutz exhibition held at the Nuremberg exhibition center from June 26th to 27th. Drawing an international audience of approximately 6,300 visitors from 44 countries, … Read the full press release

Thales Boosts Rocket Production at Belgian Site to Strengthen European Defense

(IN BRIEF) Thales Belgium has inaugurated a new assembly line at its Herstal facility, marking a significant expansion in the production of 70-mm laser-guided rockets. Supported by a €20 million investment and government backing, including from the Walloon Region and … Read the full press release

CompuGroup Medical (CGM) Achieves C5 Attestation for Cloud Services in Germany

(IN BRIEF) CompuGroup Medical (CGM) has achieved C5 attestation (Type 1) for its cloud services in Germany, complying with the rigorous standards set by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). Effective from May 31, 2024, an independent auditing … Read the full press release

MAN Truck & Bus Issues Recall for Euro 6c Engines Over Potential Fire Risk

(IN BRIEF) MAN Truck & Bus is recalling certain trucks and buses with Euro 6c engines (D2676LF51-53 and D2676LOH35-37) for inspection due to potential engine damage and fire risks. The recall affects vehicles manufactured between November 2016 and August 2019. … Read the full press release

Saab Secures SEK 2.6 Billion Contract for Third GlobalEye Aircraft with Swedish Defence

(IN BRIEF) Saab has finalized a contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for the delivery of a third GlobalEye airborne early warning and control aircraft, valued at approximately SEK 2.6 billion. This agreement, extending from 2024 to 2029, … Read the full press release

Thales Alenia Space Advances ASCEND Study for Space-Based Data Centers in European Green Initiative

(IN BRIEF) Thales Alenia Space has announced significant progress in the ASCEND (Advanced Space Cloud for European Net zero emission and Data sovereignty) feasibility study, funded by the European Commission under Horizon Europe. The initiative explores the viability of space-based … Read the full press release

Safran and MTU Launch EURA Alliance for Next-Gen European Military Helicopter Engine

(IN BRIEF) Safran Helicopter Engines and MTU Aero Engines have established a 50/50 joint venture named EURA (European Military Rotorcraft Engine Alliance). This alliance aims to develop a new European engine for future military helicopters by 2040, focusing on enhancing … Read the full press release

BAE Systems Hits £1 Million Donation Milestone to Royal Navy Charity

(IN BRIEF) BAE Systems has reached a significant milestone by donating £1 million to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) since its establishment in 2007. The RNRMC supports personnel from the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, and Royal Fleet … Read the full press release

Thales Alenia Space Launches ASTRA 1P Satellite to Enhance European Broadcast Capabilities

(IN BRIEF) Thales Alenia Space has successfully launched the ASTRA 1P communications satellite from Cape Canaveral, Florida, using a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Designed on the Spacebus NEO platform with all-electric propulsion, ASTRA 1P aims to deliver high-definition TV content … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Revolutionizes Driving Experience with AI Integration in Latest Vehicle Models

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen has integrated ChatGPT, an advanced AI tool, into its latest vehicle models to enhance the functionality of its IDA online voice assistant. This integration allows drivers to interact with their vehicles using natural language, expanding beyond traditional … Read the full press release

SGS Partners with Jetoil to Implement Fuel Quality Certification Program Across Greece

(IN BRIEF) SGS has formed a partnership with Jetoil, a leading fuel retailer in Greece with 113 gas stations. Through this collaboration, SGS will implement its Fuel Quality Certification Program, known as the Seal of Quality, across all Jetoil stations. … Read the full press release

Roche Launches Advanced Diagnostic Test for B-Cell Lymphoma Detection

(IN BRIEF) Roche has introduced the VENTANA® Kappa and Lambda Dual ISH mRNA Probe Cocktail assay, the first clinically approved in-situ hybridisation (ISH) test of its kind. Designed to enhance sensitivity in diagnosing B-cell lymphoma, the assay helps differentiate cancerous … Read the full press release

ZF LIFETEC Innovates Dual Contour Airbag for Enhanced Safety in Automated Driving

(IN BRIEF) ZF LIFETEC, a division of ZF Group based in Alfdorf, Germany, has introduced advanced dual contour airbag technology aimed at enhancing safety in automated driving scenarios. The dual contour airbag adjusts its size and inflation pressure based on … Read the full press release

Grupo Oesía and Thales Forge Strategic Alliance to Enhance Defence and Security Technologies

(IN BRIEF) Grupo Oesía and Thales have finalized a strategic collaboration agreement at the Eurosatory fair in Paris, aimed at advancing technology development in defence, security, aerospace, naval, digital transformation, and cybersecurity sectors. The partnership seeks to integrate their respective … Read the full press release

Telecom Egypt Reduces Caller ID Spoofing by 90% with Enea’s Voice Firewall

(IN BRIEF) Telecom Egypt has achieved a 90% reduction in caller ID spoofing fraud since deploying Enea’s voice firewall solution. Initially, over 8% of incoming calls were identified and blocked as fraudulent, deterring scammers from targeting the network further. This … Read the full press release

EURENCO and Thales Forge Strategic Partnership to Enhance Defense Supply Chains at EUROSATORY 2024

(IN BRIEF) EURENCO and Thales have announced a strategic partnership at EUROSATORY 2024 to enhance their supply chains for critical energy materials and components. This agreement ensures a secure procurement of materials such as powders and explosives essential for guided … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce Power Systems Introduces Advanced Military Vehicle Propulsion Innovations at Eurosatory

(IN BRIEF) Rolls-Royce’s Power Systems division has unveiled innovative advancements in military vehicle propulsion at the Eurosatory defense trade fair. They introduced a hybrid powerpack and a new 10-cylinder variant of the mtu Series 199 engine, designed to enhance tactical … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall Ventures Beyond Earth, Showcases Space Initiatives in Berlin Exhibition

(IN BRIEF) Rheinmetall, a leading technology group, is venturing into the space domain, presenting conceptual approaches at ILA 2024 in Berlin. With a focus on leveraging space-based reconnaissance data for military applications, the company aims to provide tailored solutions for … Read the full press release

Evonik Unveils Enhanced TEGO® Therm Coatings for EV Battery Safety

(IN BRIEF) Evonik has expanded its TEGO® Therm product range to offer advanced coatings designed to enhance safety for electric vehicle (EV) batteries. These coatings provide superior heat protection and fire resistance, meeting stringent industry standards. Comprising various components, including … Read the full press release

Bolstering Cloud Security: Swisscom Launches Two Cutting-Edge Services for Businesses

(IN BRIEF) Swisscom introduces two new cloud security services, Cloud Security Governance and Cloud Security Protection, to address mounting concerns over data protection and compliance in the public cloud. These services aim to provide transparency, continuous monitoring, and real-time vulnerability … Read the full press release

Swissport’s Frankfurt Air Cargo Center Renews CEIV Pharma Certification, Affirming Commitment to Quality Handling

(IN BRIEF) Swissport’s air cargo center at Frankfurt Airport has once again earned CEIV Pharma certification from IATA, highlighting its commitment to excellence in handling pharmaceutical products. This certification reaffirms Swissport’s dedication to maintaining high-quality standards in pharmaceutical logistics, supporting … Read the full press release

RNLI Receives Generous Donation of £100,000 from ABP for Construction of New D-Class Lifeboat ‘ABP ONE’

(IN BRIEF) Associated British Ports (ABP) has generously donated £100,000 to fund the construction of a new D-Class lifeboat, named “ABP ONE,” for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). This donation underscores ABP’s commitment to safety and its recognition of … Read the full press release

Saab Unveils Game-Changing Compact Radar Module for Rapid Deployment

(IN BRIEF) Saab introduces the Compact Radar Module, an integrated system combining the Giraffe 1X radar with a lightweight module for enhanced mobility and rapid deployment in urgent operational scenarios. With a press of a button, the antenna folds into … Read the full press release

Breakthrough Phase II Trial Data Reinforces Potential of Survodutide as Leading MASH Treatment

(IN BRIEF) In a significant stride towards combating metabolic dysfunction-associated steatohepatitis (MASH), Boehringer Ingelheim unveils groundbreaking results from a Phase II trial sub-analysis of survodutide. Demonstrating impressive efficacy, up to 64.5% of adults with moderate to advanced fibrosis stages F2 … Read the full press release

Lindner Group Showcases Innovative Fire Protection Solutions at FeuerTrutz 2024

(IN BRIEF) At FeuerTrutz 2024 in Nuremberg, Lindner Group unveils its latest fire protection solutions, including the LMD F30 metal fire protection ceiling with a unique drop-slide function and the Fireshield inspection opening closure. With over 55 years of industry … Read the full press release

WWF Collaboration: Vodafone’s m-Twiga Initiative Marks Milestone in Conservation Efforts

(IN BRIEF) In the heart of Africa, where wildlife and communities coexist, Vodafone, in collaboration with Safaricom and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), is spearheading a technological solution to address human-wildlife conflict. The innovative AI-powered system, dubbed m-Twiga … Read the full press release

Orange Cybersecure Initiative to Combat Rising Cyber Threats in France

(IN BRIEF) Orange CEO Christel Heydemann announced the forthcoming launch of Orange Cybersecure, a groundbreaking cybersecurity solution set to debut on June 6th. Leveraging Orange Cyberdefense’s expertise, the initiative aims to combat internet and telephone fraud by offering accessible protection … Read the full press release

Sustainable Innovation: Arkema’s Clear Lake Facility Recognized with ISCC PLUS Certification

(IN BRIEF) Arkema, a leading specialty materials company, has achieved ISCC PLUS certification for its acrylic monomers production facility in Clear Lake, Texas, marking another step in its global decarbonization efforts. This accomplishment follows similar certifications at Arkema’s facilities in … Read the full press release

Japanese Consortium Invests USD$100m in Airbus Subsidiary AALTO to Propel HAPS Commercialization

(IN BRIEF) In a strategic move set to redefine connectivity and earth observation services in Japan and across Asia, a consortium of leading Japanese businesses and banks, spearheaded by NTT DOCOMO, Inc. and Space Compass Corporation, commits a substantial USD$100 … Read the full press release

Airbus Unveils Wingman Concept, Redefining Manned-Unmanned Teaming in Military Aviation

(IN BRIEF) Airbus introduces its pioneering Wingman concept at the International Aerospace Exhibition ILA in Berlin, showcasing a revolutionary unmanned fighter-type drone designed to operate alongside manned combat aircraft like the Eurofighter. The Wingman, guided by pilots from manned aircraft, … Read the full press release

PT Len Industri and Thales Collaborate to Propel Indonesia’s Defense Industry Forward

(IN BRIEF) PT Len Industri (Persero) and Thales sealed a momentous agreement on May 30, 2024, launching a Joint Venture (JV) aimed at elevating Indonesia’s defense capabilities. Witnessed by key officials including Mr. Kartika Wirjoatmodjo and Pascale Sourisse, the JV … Read the full press release

Haier Europe Partners with Orange Business to Drive Innovation and Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) Haier Europe, a leading global appliances company, partners with Orange Business to drive innovation and sustainability. Through this collaboration, Haier aims to optimize resource consumption, extend product lifespan, and establish itself as a data-driven enterprise offering smart home … Read the full press release

Novartis Unveils Long-Term Efficacy of Remibrutinib in Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria at EAACI Congress

(IN BRIEF) Novartis has presented new data at the 2024 European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Congress, showcasing the sustained efficacy and safety of remibrutinib, a selective Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor, in chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). Results … Read the full press release