EU FRONTEX; Airbus/IAI team wins maritime patrol MALE UAV contest

EU FRONTEX; Airbus/IAI team wins maritime patrol MALE UAV contest

The European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) awarded a contract to Airbus Defence and Space Airborne Solutions (ADAS), a subsidiary of Airbus Defence and, and its long-term partner Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to operate a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) RPAS for Maritime Aerial Surveillance services. The service will be delivered in Greece, and/or […]

Sweden; MoD plans 40% increase in 2021-2025  defense budget  

The Swedish government intends to implement the largest increase in its budget in 70 years. The Defense Ministry has prepared a bill for which he intends to inject 79,000 million crowns (7,600 million euros) to its 2021-2025 budget. In total, this will represent a 40% increase in its military budget.

Europe; Spain, Germany, France seal FCAS/NGWS development program

The Secretaries of State for Defense of Germany, France and Spain have signed the addendum to the Implementation Agreement 2 of the integration of our country in Phase 1A of the NGWS / FCAS project. The Secretary of State for Defense, Esperanza Casteleiro Llamazares, participated this afternoon together with her counterparts from France and Germany, […]

UK; Army revives ‘James Bond’ style jet suites in field trials British Company Gravity Industries released a clip depicting its Jet Suit backpack deployed with a British army artillery unit to trial the concept of rapid service support on the battlefield using flying soldier. During this trial, Richard Browning equipped with its Jet Suit backpack […]

Romania; Navy orders Norwegian/US anti-ship missile

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on 16 October notified Congress that the US State Department has approved an FMS package for Romania worth approximately $300 million, with Raytheon as prime contractor. The package includes unknown number of anti-ship Naval Strike Missile (NSM) systems, four mobile launcher vehicles designed and co-produced by Norwegian Kongsberg; […]

Ghana; Army to order Israeli 8×8 AFV’s

According to information published by Defence Web on October 16, 2020, Ghana has approved the purchase of 19 wheeled armored vehicles from the Israeli company Elbit Systems, valued $US86 millions. In terms of the agreement, Israeli company Elbit Land Systems will supply nine 8×8 Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs) equipped with Elbit Systems UT30 30 mm […]

CAR; Army receives Russian surplus BRDM-2

A batch of ten BRDM-2 armored personnel carriers arrived in Central African Republic on Thursday. “The first batch of the vehicles has been delivered. Another ten are due to arrive on October 20. This is Russia’s gift to the Central African Republic,” a staffer of the Russian embassy in the CAR was quoted as saying […]

Iran; Government intends to export arms, as UN embargo expires

US warns to intensify sanctions. Following the expiry of UN arms embargo against Iran, Tehran asserted  that United States is afraid of its potential for arms exports and hence threatening sanctions against countries that trade in arms with the Islamic republic. “Iran possesses more export potential rather than being a market for purchase [of arms],” […]

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