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Regional Defense & Security News

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...

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...

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...

The radar and navigation aid systems of Moein 40 and Nasser 40 were unveiled in the presence of Khatamulanbia Air Defense Commander Ali-Reza Sabahibard. The Iranian Army’s Public Relations Department said Moein 40 radar is a passive radar system with the capability of detecting and tracking targets in urban space. Moein 40 is a navigating system which asks for...

MBDA presents the Atlas-RC/LIC²ORNE combination which, together with the Mistral missile, provides a substantial protection to mobile units, while fully integrated into the theatre air defence network and portable on light armoured vehicles. The Mistral is an extremely reliable fire-and-forget air defence missile, with a success rate of nearly 95%. Equipped with an infrared...

Russia has delivered a Mil Mi-171A2 transport helicopter to the first foreign customer in Kazakhstan. The rotorcraft is undergoing acceptance/delivery procedures, Russian Helicopters Group CEO Andrei Boginsky said on Tuesday. “The helicopter has been delivered to the customer and the acceptance/delivery procedures are underway. This delivery paves the way for the...

February 6, a ceremony hosted by Eric Trappier, Dassault Aviation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, was held in Merignac facility for the delivery of the first Rafale to the Qatari Emiri Air Force, under the patronage of His Excellency Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah, Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Affairs, and Geneviève Darrieussecq,...

Embraer Defense & Security and its partner Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) were awarded a contract to deliver 12 A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft to the Nigerian Air Force. “SNC is proud to work with our partner, Embraer Defense & Security, to build A-29s in support of the Nigerian Air Force in addressing their on-going training and security needs,”...

France and Germany have awarded the first-ever contract – a Joint Concept Study (JCS) – to Dassault Aviation and Airbus for the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) programme. The launch of the JCS was announced by the French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, and her German counterpart, Ursula von der Leyen, at a meeting today in Paris. The decision by both...