Belgian Defense Ministry Announces Completion of Initial Training for First MQ-9B Crews...

June 20, 2024 @ 07:39 AM

The Belgian defense ministry disclosed on Wednesday that the first six Belgian crews have concluded the initial phase of their MQ-9 Sky Guardian training program. Over the course of several months, the crews underwent training at the General Atomics facility situated in North Dakota

Kongsberg Opens New Norwegian Missile Factory

June 20, 2024 @ 07:07 AM

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG) officially opened its new missile manufacturing plant in Kongsberg, Norway, today, where the company will produce its Naval Strike Missile (NSM) and Joint Strike Missile (JSM). The new missile factory was inaugurated by Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry Cecilie Myrseth at a ceremony, alongside State...

Rostec’s Ruselectronics Offers Anti-Drone Systems to Belarus

June 20, 2024 @ 06:19 AM

Rostec subsidiary Ruselectronics has offered to supply Belarus with anti-drone systems, which it showcased for the first time at the II International Exhibition of the Security Industry “National Security Belarus-2024” in Minsk (June 19-21). The equipment enables the detection of not only the drone itself but also its operator, and provides...

Rheinmetall, Anduril to Jointly Develop Air Defense System to Defeat Small Drones

June 20, 2024 @ 05:15 AM

Rheinmetall and Anduril have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Eurosatory-2024 to develop new layered Counter small Unmanned Aerial System (C-sUAS) air defense systems. The scope of this collaboration is primarily to address European markets first

Safran, Edge Autonomy Unveil Lanner VTOL UAS at Eurosatory 2024

June 20, 2024 @ 04:44 AM

Safran Electronics & Defense and Edge Autonomy have jointly introduced the Lanner, a new configuration of the Penguin Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Uncrewed Aircraft System (UAS), at Eurosatory 2024. The Lanner is based on the Penguin UAS platform, modified specifically to meet the requirements of the Light Tactical Drone System...

Thales Belgium, WB Electronics, AREX Collaborate on New Remote Weapon System with...

June 19, 2024 @ 06:37 AM

Thales Belgium, WB Electronics, and AREX have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the development of a new remote weapon system equipped with 70mm rockets. The project will combine AREX's ZMU 03/05 turret with Thales Belgium's unguided and guided rockets

Safran Unveils Skyjacker Counter-Drone Solution at Eurosatory 2024

June 19, 2024 @ 05:30 AM

Safran Electronics & Defense announced the launch of its Skyjacker counter-drone solution at the ongoing Eurosatory-2024 exhibition in Paris. Skyjacker addresses the growing threat posed by drones in battlespaces and sensitive installations through its spoofing capability, which alters the trajectory of a drone by simulating GNSS signals

Airbus Begins Flight Test of NH90 Standard 2 Helicopter

June 18, 2024 @ 09:43 AM

Airbus Helicopters has initiated flight testing for the NH90 Standard 2 prototype, tailored for French Army Aviation's special forces missions. The French Ministry for Armed Forces has ordered a total of 18 NH90s in the Standard 2 configuration

Israel's Aeronautics Introduces Orbiter 2 LM Loitering Munition to Complement Surveillance UAVs

June 17, 2024 @ 01:13 PM

Israeli firm Aeronautics has introduced the Orbiter 2 LM, a one-way loitering munition designed to complement surveillance UAVs on the battlefield. Eyal Assenhaym, Vice-President of Marketing and Business Development at Aeronautics Group, emphasized the changing landscape of conflict, citing recent events in Ukraine and ongoing tensions in Israel

Russian Air Force Receives Another Batch of Su-34 Bombers

June 17, 2024 @ 06:40 AM

Rostec subsidiary United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has delivered the latest installment of Su-34 front-line bombers to the Russian Ministry of Defense. These aircraft were manufactured at the Novosibirsk Aviation Plant

First Interception of Russian Warplanes by "NATO-fied" Sweden

June 17, 2024 @ 05:21 AM

The Swedish Air Force intercepted a Russian Su-24 warplane over Gotland territory on June 14, the first since formally entering the NATO alliance. The incursion occurred when the Su-24 fighter plane allegedly violated Swedish airspace east of the southern tip of Gotland, Swedish military