Italy Acquires Advanced SAMP/T NG Air-Defense Systems

February 3, 2024 @ 11:38 AM

The Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation (OCCAR) in Europe has signed a crucial contract, delivering four SAMP/T NG air-defense systems for the Italian Army. This move is part of a wider effort by European nations to bolster their missile defense capabilities

Norway Secures NASAMS Air Defence Systems to Counter Aerial Threats

February 3, 2024 @ 05:49 AM

The Norwegian government has inked a contract with Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG) for the acquisition of new NASAMS (Norwegian Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System) air defence systems. The contract, valued at approximately NOK 1

Northrop Grumman's Next Generation Interceptor Program Advances with Successful Preliminary Design Review

February 1, 2024 @ 05:42 AM

Northrop Grumman has completed its All-Up Round (AUR) Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) program in partnership with the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). Both teams—Lockheed Martin and Aerojet Rocketdyne; and Northrop Grumman and Raytheon—have entered the critical design phase, with Lockheed Martin's team completing its PDR in...

Saab, MBDA Strengthen Defense Cooperation in Anti-Tank, Air Defense

February 1, 2024 @ 05:24 AM

Sweden and France have solidified their defense partnership through a strategic agreement aimed at enhancing cooperation in the critical areas of anti-tank and air defense. The agreement, signed on January 30 during French President Emmanuel Macron's state visit to Sweden, marks a milestone in the relationship between the two nations

Slovakia Explores Purchase of Patriot Missile Defense System

January 30, 2024 @ 02:37 PM

In a bid to enhance its long-term airspace defense capabilities, Slovakia's Defence Minister Robert Kalinak has announced the country's interest in acquiring the Patriot missile defense system from the United States. Speaking on the state broadcaster RTVS's Sunday debate show, Kalinak revealed that Slovakia aims to leverage a discount it received...

Slovenia Procures IRIS-T SLM Air Defense System within ESSI Framework

January 27, 2024 @ 08:23 AM

Slovenia has procured the medium-range air defense system IRIS-T SLM within the European Sky Shield Initiative (ESSI) framework. Diehl Defence signed a purchase contract with the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology, and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) on January 25

Germany Asks Rheinmetall, Diehl Defence and Hensoldt to Develop Short- and Very...

January 26, 2024 @ 06:20 AM

Germanys Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology, and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), signed a development contract today with the Short- and Very Short-Range Air Defence System Consortium (ARGE NNbS) for the “Air Defence System, Short- and Very Short-Range”, or LVS NNbS. Established in 2021, ARGE NNbS comprises three member companies: Rheinmetall Electronics GmbH of Bremen, Diehl Defence GmbH & Co

U.S. Minuteman III Replacement Program Faces Soaring Costs Amid $95.8B Budget Blowout...

January 19, 2024 @ 11:36 AM

The United States' endeavor to replace its ground-based nuclear arsenal, anchored by the Minuteman III, has officially blown through its budget of $95.8 billion due to the unforeseen impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and inflation, according to a statement released by the Air Force on Thursday

Georgia Signs Contract with Poland for Piorun-M MANPADS Air Defense Missile Systems

January 18, 2024 @ 12:41 PM

The Georgian Ministry of Defense has officially announced the signing of a contract with the Polish company MESKO S.A

DRDO Tests Next-Generation AKASH Air Defense System

January 12, 2024 @ 12:59 PM

India's Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has confirmed the testing of its new anti-aircraft missile system, AKASH-NG. The announcement was made via DRDO's official ‘X page

Rheinmetall's Skyranger 30 A1 Completes Live-Fire Tests, Advances Towards Series Production

January 12, 2024 @ 08:21 AM

Rheinmetall's Skyranger 30 A1, a mobile air defense system, has achieved a milestone with successful testing and live-fire trials at the company's Ochsenboden proving ground in Switzerland in December 2023. The assessments encompassed the system's functionality in both stationary and mobile modes