Contracts

WFEL extends US Army contract with £30m upgrade deal

The five-year agreement will see WFEL procure and fit upgrade kits to 97 of its Dry Support Bridge (DSB) 40-metre systems to enable the US Army to cross gaps of 46 metres. A total of 34 systems will be upgraded in the first 12 months.

Comprising an additional bridge panel and new launching beam, the upgrade kit also includes additional items to strengthen the launch vehicle, and can be retrospectively fitted to the 40-metre system.

The upgrade kits will be built at WFEL’s manufacturing site in Stockport, UK, and installed by WFEL-trained personnel in the US. The company will also deliver a comprehensive training programme to guide the US Army on operation and maintenance, as well as a spares package, including a hyd ...

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21.07.2016 Visits - 404
Defence Industry

Tigr at Tank Days in Slovakia

The Tank Days in Laugaricio – a festival of history and military hardware enthusiasts, which has become a tradition – took place about 100 km from Bratislava in 1 and 2 June.


12.07.2016 Visits - 820
Training And Simulators

ADF Weapons Simulator Contract

Meggitt PLC (“Meggitt” or “the Group”), a leading international company specialising in high performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defence and energy markets announces that Meggitt Training Systems has been awarded an $18 million USD contract from the Australian Defence Force’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group. Meggitt will develop, manufacture and install 460 EF88 Steyr assault rifle simulators and 115 SL40 40mm simulated grenade launchers.


06.07.2016 Visits - 1097
Defence Industry

AJAX Programme Completes Initial Air Portability Trials

Oakdale, South Wales -- General Dynamics Land Systems-UK has completed initial air portability trials for the AJAX family of vehicles at the Joint Air Delivery Test and Evaluation Unit (JADTEU) at Royal Air Force (RAF) Brize Norton.


04.07.2016 Visits - 1267
Contracts

Cobra II Armoured Vehicles Contract

Otokar, the largest privately owned defence industry company in Turkey, has announced that they have received a ˆ106.1 million order for COBRA II tactical wheeled armoured vehicles to be used by domestic security forces in various missions. The vehicles are due to be delivered in the first quarter of 2017.


04.07.2016 Visits - 1248
Contracts

Austria to Buy 32 BAE Systems BvS10 All-Terrain Vehicles

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to produce 32 BvS10 military vehicles for Austria under a government-to-government arrangement with Sweden.


02.07.2016 Visits - 1252
Exhibitions

Otokar to introduce TULPAR-S APC at Eurosatory

​​Otokar, the largest privately owned company of Turkish defence industry, participated in Eurosatory 2016 with six different armoured vehicles. Otokar introduced its new tracked armoured vehicle, TULPAR-S APC for the first time at Eurosatory, held in Paris between June 13 and 17. TULPAR-S stands out with its superior mobility, protection and amphibious capability.


02.07.2016 Visits - 1136
Contracts

FNSS Wins the Turkish Land Forces Anti Tank Vehicles Project

The Turkish MoD Undersecretariat for Defense Industries Signs the Contract for the Anti-Tank Vehicle Project with FNSS.


01.07.2016 Visits - 948
Defence Industry

CMI Defence, partner of the US Army for the development of the future medium caliber system

At the beginning of 2016 CMI Defence was selected by, and in cooperation with, the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) for a Research and Development program focused on Medium Caliber Armament Systems. This effort is being undertaken within the framework of a ‘Cooperative Research and Development Agreement’ (CRADA) that will be concluded at the end of 2017. It involves the common conception of a new medium calibre armament system incorporating an existing product of the CMI Defence portfolio.


17.06.2016 Visits - 1632
Future Technologies

CMI Defence introduces the world’s first UAV integration in a combat turret

CMI Defence is introducing at Eurosatory 2016 a new feature that extends the situational awareness and enhances the indirect firing capabilities of its turrets: the first Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) integration on a combat turret. This newly developed ability to communicate and interact with a dedicated mission-capable UAV is a world première. It is contributing to CMI Defence remaining at the forefront of the technological developments and of the growing needs for versatility on the part of highly mobile armies.


16.06.2016 Visits - 1720
Exhibitions

BAE Systems will be displaying CTAI Cannon at Eurosatory for the first time

This follows the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) receiving its first cannon and the CTAI factory now ramping up to full production.


16.06.2016 Visits - 1711
Exhibitions

Safran Electronics & Defense unveils new Sigma 30 range of artillery navigation and pointing systems

Safran Electronics & Defense is unveiling at Eurosatory 2016 its new range of Sigma 30 artillery inertial navigation and pointing systems, designed to meet armies' emerging needs.


16.06.2016 Visits - 1396
Future Technologies

Rheinmetall’s new IFV, the Lynx

At Eurosatory 2016 Rheinmetall presented its new Lynx infantry fighting vehicle today to the international public for the first time. Agile, hard-hitting and highly protected, this state-of-the-art tracked armoured vehicle is destined to dominate the modern battlefield, lending itself to operations from peace enforcement to high-intensity combat.


15.06.2016 Visits - 1714
Exhibitions

Centauro II: presenting the world premiere of the new generation armored vehicle

Eurosatory 2016 will give the Iveco–Oto Melara Consortium (CIO) the opportunity to display the latest and most innovative achievements in the field of armoured vehicles.


15.06.2016 Visits - 1257
Exhibitions

CMI Defence presents the Cockerill® 3000 Series for the first time in Europe

At Eurosatory 2016 and for the first time in Europe, CMI Defence has the pleasure of presenting two variations of its latest up to the minute technological innovation: the modular Cockerill® 3000 Series in the form of the Cockerill® 3030 and Cockerill® 3105. 


14.06.2016 Visits - 1216
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