Poland Hikes Defense Budget For 2013

September 12, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

The Polish Ministry of Defense will augment its defense program for 2013 with a $40.22 billion budget which is about 6

Paris Court Finds Safron Guilty Of Bribery

September 6, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

French firm, Safran, has been fined 500,000 euros by the Paris Criminal Court after being found guilty for bribing public officials in Nigeria to secure the 171 million euro contract to print some 70 million identity cards between 2000 and 2003. In 2005, SAGEM merged with SNECMA to form...

GD Delivers First Systems Information Exploitation / Health and Usage Monitoring System...

August 13, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

The British MoD has taken delivery of the first fully qualified vehicle Systems Information Exploitation / Health and Usage Monitoring System (SIE/HUMS) ‘box’ just four months after the contract was signed. The SIE/HUMS system can automatically monitor each vehicle returning to base from operations and identify whether it needs...

Private Contractors To Support UK Nuclear Weapons Program

July 31, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

In a first, the UK MoD has allowed the private sector to provide support to its nuclear weapons program. The MoD has signed a 15-year contract with ABL Alliance to provide support of the Trident Strategic Weapon System at the Royal Naval Armament Depot (RNAD) Coulport and the Strategic Weapon...

UK Plans To Outsource Defense Procurement

July 18, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

The UK Ministry of Defense is preparing to outsource the procurement of military equipments to private contractors worth $21 billion a year. The announcement was made by Defense Secretary Philip Hammond to the parliament on Tuesday

Germany To Draft New Arms Export Rules

July 17, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

According to new plans drafted by the German Economics Ministry, the government is planning to relax its tight restrictions on arms exports making it easier for companies to compete with European rivals. However, Germany has drawn heavy criticism from within about its role in the global weapons trade

Cassidian’s Identification Systems Protect French Armed Forces

July 9, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, will supply the French Armed Forces with advanced identification systems used to prevent friendly fire. The French defence procurement agency (Direction Générale de l’Armement – DGA) recently awarded Cassidian a contract to supply 150 units of its newly developed MSR 1000 I interrogator (MSR = Monopulse Secondary Radar) for the short-range friend-or-foe identification (IFF)

Eurofighter Typhoon To Defend London Air Space During The Olympic Games

July 5, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

The Olympic Games will be given a special guard this year as the Eurofighter Typhoon takes to the skies to secure the air space over London. In anticipation of the games which lasts from 27th July to 12th August, the Royal Air Force is conducting extensive training over London

Embraer To Present ISR Family Of Jets At Farnborough

July 4, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

Attending the 48th edition of Farnborough International Airshow in UK next week, Embraer will showcase an assortment of defense and security products. The company will promote a broad range of integrated solutions that combine a high technological level and operational efficiency at competitive acquisition and operating costs

Russia, France To Build New Armored Carrier

July 2, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

Russia and France will join forces for the next 18 months to jointly develop a new armored infantry vehicle. The announcement was made by Igor Sevastyanov, deputy chief of Rosoboronexport who said he was heading a working party incorporating new technology from both nations and that a model had been made

Nuclear Missile Launch To Increase Rafale's Appeal for India

June 22, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

The Rafale fighter aircraft has acquired nuclear deterrent capability following the successful first operational evaluation launch of a nuclear-capable missile carried out by the French Air Force. Winner of the Indian MMRCA (Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft) contest, the fighter carried the ASMPA (Air Sol Moyenne Porte Ameliore) cruise missile, minus the nuclear warhead, to test its strike capabilities

Russian Ship Carrying Munitions To Syria Halted By Britain

June 19, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

En route to Syria, a Russian cargo vessel called the MV Alaed was stopped off the coast of Scotland after a dubious clause was invoked by British marine insurer Standard Club and withdrew cover from all the ships owned by Femco, a Russian cargo line, including the MV Alaed. The ship was caught transporting missiles and refurbished Mi-25 attack helicopters which it picked up from Kaliningrad, the Russian port, where the choppers originally sold to Syria in the 1980’s were being serviced and repaired