Swiss Department of Defence Becomes Centaur Launch Customer

January 26, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

Aurora Flight Sciences announced today that the Swiss Department of Defence has become the first customer for the Centaur Optionally-Piloted Aircraft (OPA). armasuisse, an official procurement agency of the Swiss Department of Defence with its own Flight Test Center, will use the Centaur as a flying test bed...

JAS Gripem to be Searched For Bribery Evidence

January 25, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

A Czech investigator is expected to visit Sweden to meet with Gunnar Stetler, the chief prosecutor in the Swedish corruption unit regarding country's purchase of Swedish JAS Gripen fighters and gather evidence. In June, Saab announced that its earlier partner, British BAE systems, had paid out millions to a South African government...

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann Completes Take Over Of EDAG Group

January 24, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), the German tank maker, has reached an agreement to take over production of EDAG Group’s production of armored civil vehicles. The duo reached an agreement on Jan 23 with KMW saying the purchase still requires approval by the cartel authorities

Oman Seeks BAE Systems Bid for Typhoon

January 24, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

The government of Oman has requested that BAE Systems submit a formal bid for the supply of Typhoon fighter aircraft. The move clarifies the Middle East nation’s continuing commitment to the program following delays in completing negotiations

Saab Receives Order for MSEK 98 from Swedish Defence

January 23, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

The defence and security company Saab has received a framework order worth MSEK 98 from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) concerning technical system support for materiel operated by the Swedish Armed Forces during 2012. The technical support includes support for the Swedish Armed Forces and FMV in the...

France Launches Development of Milan Replacement

January 23, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

The French defence ministry’s defence procurement agency, Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), on Dec. 30, 2011 awarded a contract to MBDA for the risk reduction phase of the Missile Moyenne Portée (Medium-Range Missile, or MMP) with which it intends to replace the Milan wire-guided anti-tank missile that has been in service since 1974

nEUROn, the technology demonstrator for a European UCAV

January 20, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

nEUROn, the technology demonstrator for a European UCAV (Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle) was officially presented by Charles Edelstenne, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dassault Aviation, to the representatives of the six countries collaborating in the project (France, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland and Greece). The representatives of the partner countries were able to see the nEUROn for the first time

Patria Wins Swedish Helicopter Services Order

January 20, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

The Swedish Armed Forces Logistics, FMLOG, has selected Patria as the prime supplier of technical systems and maintenance support for the Swedish Armed Forces’ helicopters. The contract is an expansion of the current technical services and support agreement with the Swedish Armed Forces

Thales Wins Contract for Support from French Defence Ministry

January 12, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

The French defence ministry’s integrated structure for through-life support of aeronautical equipment (SIMMAD) has awarded Thales the contract to support its equipment on board the Rafale aircraft in service with the French Air Force and French Navy. The ten-year contract, known as MAESTRO, is a renewal of the current through-life support contract and broadens the scope of responsibility to ensure that Thales works more closely with operational personnel to guarantee fleet availability

Sweden Orders 48 Armored All-Terrain Vehicles

January 9, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

FMV has decided to procure 48 all-terrain vehicles from BAE Systems Hägglunds in Sweden. The first vehicles will be delivered in the autumn of 2012 to allow them to be ready for international operations in the spring of 2013

Turkey, France Row May Jeopardize Missile Sale

December 23, 2011 @ 12:00 AM

Turkey's suspension of military cooperation with France may make it harder to sell the Franco-Italian Aster 30 air defense missile to the Turkish authorities, a defense executive said Dec. 23

British Forces Announces £400m Protection Package

December 22, 2011 @ 12:00 AM

The Defence Secretary today announced a £400m package of protected vehicles and Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) technology to further improve the protection of British Forces in Afghanistan. IEDs are the single greatest threat to our forces in Afghanistan