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Rheinmetall to supply Bundeswehr with laser light modules

The Bundeswehr has selected Rheinmetall to supply laser light modules for the German armed forces. A corresponding framework contract has now been signed, which envisages delivery of up to 130,000 laser light modules. To begin with, 2,460 devices worth...

Collins Aerospace wins contract for next phase of Australia’s Land 17 program

Collins Aerospace has been awarded a contract to supply the next generation Digital Terminal Control Systems (DTCS) under the Australian Defence Land 17 Phase 2 program. This is a follow on from the original Phase 1 program that Collins...

Rheinmetall presents full concept for next generation of Future Soldier – Expanded System

Rheinmetall has presented the German Bundeswehr with a first complete concept for the third-generation of the Future Soldier – Expanded System, or IdZ-ES. The presentation was the initial outcome of a comprehensive study contract awarded to Rheinmetall in March...

US Army live-fire exercise demonstrates lethality of Kongsberg remote weapon systems

During a multi-day demonstration at Fort Benning, Georgia, KONGSBERG Defence and Aerospace used four different remote weapon systems to demonstrate future lethality and cutting-edge capabilities which can be leveraged by the more than 17,000 systems already fielded in the...

Bisalloy Steels nabs order from Rheinmetall

Bisalloy Steels is pleased to announce the receipt of a significant order from Rheinmetall for highly specialised Australian Made BISALLOY Armour steel. The steel, developed by Bisalloy to meet the protection levels required for the BOXER 8×8 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles...

WFEL starts production of Boxer infantry vehicles for British Army

WFEL has commenced production of Boxer Mechanised Infantry Vehicles for the British Army at its new manufacturing plant in the northwest of England. It is a number of years since any new armoured vehicles have been manufactured in the...

AVT Australia names Dale Heinken as president

AVT Australia, specialists in lightweight, gyro-stabilised imaging systems for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), has appointed Dale Heinken as president. Heinken joined the team this week in AVT Australia’s headquarters in Melbourne. Heinken returned to Australia last month following...

Redback IFV to be tested by ROK Army

The Republic of Korea (ROK) Army is scheduled to trial the Redback Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) next year. The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), South Korea’s arms procurement agency, has made that decision as part of its efforts to assess...

Bundeswehr upgrading Puma infantry fighting vehicle to new design status

Rheinmetall has won a major order from the German Bundeswehr in the armoured vehicle domain, representing sales volume of well over half a billion euros. Issued through the joint venture company PSM GmbH, the contract encompasses the upgrade of...

KONGSBERG, Javelin joint venture demonstrate future lethality during exercise

In collaboration with the US Army, KONGSBERG Defence and Aerospace and the Javelin Joint Venture (JJV) conducted a four-shot, multi-platform Javelin demonstration at the US Army Redstone Test Center in Alabama on 25 May. Three different vehicles were each...

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