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Rafael demonstrates advanced tactical radio and sensor-to-shooter capabilities

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems announced that it has completed the second phase of Germany's Transparent Battlefield study and performed a demonstration of its BNET advanced SDR communication and its Fire Weaver sensor to shooter system for the German Army....

Northrop Grumman’s IBCS system gets go-ahead for low-rate production

Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS), developed in partnership with the US Army, has received authorisation to proceed with low-rate initial production (LRIP) following a successful Milestone C decision for the program. This milestone,...

Australian Army opts for Apache as new Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter

The Australian Army’s armed reconnaissance capability will be strengthened following the selection of Boeing Apache Guardian to replace Army’s Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) from 2025. Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds said the AH-64E Apache Guardian is equipped with improved...

Arianespace had good 2020, gears up for 2021 schedule

In 2020 and despite the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Arianespace performed 10 launches that orbited a total of 166 satellites, with lift-off masses ranging from 250 grams to 6.5 metric tonnes, in missions performed from three different...

US downselects Northrop Grumman for F-16 e-warfare suite

The US Air Force has downselected Northrop Grumman to complete the final project efforts to provide the electronic warfare suite for its F-16 fighter aircraft fleet. This critical capability will protect pilots from the growing danger of radio frequency-guided...

First military remote digital tower in US completes verification test

The Frequentis’ Remote Digital Tower (RDT) system for the US Department of Defense (DoD) has been installed, configured for use, and is currently under assessment. RDT provides military air traffic controllers with an enhanced, digital “out-the-window” view incorporating a...

Airbus delivers first A400M to Belgian Air Force

The Belgian Air Force has taken delivery of its first of seven Airbus A400M military transport aircraft. The aircraft was handed over to the customer at the A400M Final Assembly Line in Seville, Spain and subsequently performed its ferry...

UK orders production of MBDA’s SPEAR mini-cruise missile

MBDA has received a contract valued at £550 million (US$748.99 million) for production of the SPEAR missile system from the UK Ministry of Defence. SPEAR (known in UK service as SPEAR3) is a first-of-class network enabled miniature cruise missile. SPEAR...

Israel completes delivery of Rafael’s Iron Dome to the US Army

The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO), in the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) of the Israel Ministry of Defense, has delivered the second of two Iron Dome Defense System batteries to the US Army. The Iron Dome...

Saab wins add-on order for GlobalEye surveillance system

Saab has received a follow-on contract with the United Arab Emirates regarding the sale of two GlobalEye systems, Saab’s advanced airborne surveillance system. The order value is US$1.018 billion and the contract period runs from 2020 to 2025. The...

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