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At the end of 2018, HENSOLDT and Airbus Helicopters signed a framework agreement for the delivery of the Airborne Missile Protection System (AMPS). Initially, the agreement will have a term of ten years without any minimum purchase requirement being set. Now the first order has already been placed. HENSOLDT will deliver a total of 20 complete AMPS systems for the military...

Saab has received an order to deliver the Mk II missile for RBS 70 to the Army of the Czech Republic. The deliveries will take place in 2019. The order was placed by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), responsible for acquisitions for NATO members. The Czech Republic is a user of the RBS 70 as well as the new RBS 70 NG system, both systems are compatible...

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) has entered into contract with Japan to supply the initial deliveries of JSM (Joint Strike Missile) for their fleet of F-35 fighter aircrafts. The JSM development started in 2008 and was completed in mid-2018 after a series of successful validation test firings. “This is an important international breakthrough which demonstrates...

The U.S. Army has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $713 million contract for the production of Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) for the first phase of Poland’s WISŁA air and missile defense program. “Poland is taking a leadership role in today’s complex threat environment by selecting IBCS over legacy stove-piped systems...

In 2018, the SE SFTE “SpetsTechnoExport”, which is a part of the State Concern “Ukroboronprom”, delivered to Ukraine fifty BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles, the deficient for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The delivered BMPs have never been in service, and were stored at the capacities of licensed enterprises of the European Union. During 2017-2018, BMP-1 completed...

National Armed Forces of Latvia will acquire unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) based on the agreement signed between the Ministry of Defense and the high technology company UAV Factory. “Cooperation with local manufacturers of unmanned aerial vehicles is crucial for national defense capability development. The key criteria in the selection of unmanned aerial vehicle suppliers...

Procurement Committee of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of Latvia has decided to terminate the current procurement of light and medium high-mobility armoured four-wheel drive (4×4) tactical vehicles. After examination of Procurement Monitoring Bureau’s (PMB) findings, MoD Procurement Committee concluded that it is impossible to eliminate the identified irregularities...

UVision Air Ltd. – a global pioneer of lethal loitering systems suitable for a wide variety of missions, has successfully demonstrated two of its leading HERO systems: the multi-purpose warhead and extended-range Hero-400EC and the high-precision, light-weight man-pack portable Hero-30.  The demonstration, which took place in the customer’s home-base in front...

The Informatics and Information Security Advanced Technologies Research Center (BİLGEM) of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) has developed one of the world’s lightest mine detectors through completely domestic means. OZAN, the foldable metal mine detector developed by TÜBİTAK’s BİLGEM, which was ordered by the Presidency...

Aeronautics Group, a leading UAS manufacturer, will be presenting a wide range of comprehensive defense solutions and UAS platforms at LAAD Brazil 2019. The company will present its newest UAS – the multi-mission Orbiter 4,mini UAS Orbiter 2 and multi mission VTOL UAS Pegasus 120. Dany Eshchar, Aeronautics Deputy CEO for Marketing & Sales: “We will display...