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Germany Defers MALE UAS Acquisition, Leasing Heron TP from Israel

January 14, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Germany, IAI, Israel, Syndicated Industry News 
herontp1021The German armed forces have shelved a plan to buy a new Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) in favor of $650 million lease plan for such vehicles, which will commence operations from Israel beginning in 2018.
              

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Germany Orders a New Batch of Boxers

December 18, 2015 by · Comment
Filed under: Germany, Israel, Lithuania, Syndicated Industry News 
Boxer Armored Personnel Carrier Photo: ARTECMunich, Germany: The Artec company has signed a contract with OCCAR, for the production of a second batch of 131 Boxer armored personnel carriers for the German Army. The total order is worth EUR 476 million.
              

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German army to equip combat vehicles with smart IED Jammers

March 9, 2015 by · Comment
Filed under: Force Protection, Germany, Syndicated Industry News 

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Cyber Intelligence Report – January 15, 2015

January 15, 2015 by · Comment
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Germany reconsiders co-funding Israel’s future OPV fleet

October 29, 2014 by · Comment
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Airbus helicopters powerful twin is prepared for the German Spacial forces commando

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The Puma armoured infantry fighting vehicle making its Paris debut following successful desert trials

June 12, 2014 by · Comment
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Singapore’s Type-218SG – Forerunner of a new Submarine Class?

December 5, 2013 by · Comment
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Milipol 2013: Cassidian Introduces a new, Lightweight Ground Surveillance Radar

November 18, 2013 by · Comment
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Germany to Fly Sagitta – an Unmanned Flying Wing by 2015

November 17, 2013 by · Comment
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Indonesia Orders 156 Refurbished Armored Fighting Vehicles from Germany for €216 million

November 13, 2013 by · Comment
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South African Rippel to Qualify Diehl’s 40mm Ammo for its Grenade Launchers

November 12, 2013 by · Comment
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German ‘SmartRadar’ Demonstrates Aerial Ground Surveillance (AGS), Maritime Surveillance Missions

August 7, 2013 by · Comment
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Paris Air Show Photo Report – Unmanned Systems

June 18, 2013 by · Comment
Filed under: France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Syndicated Industry News 

swiss-robotAll photos: Noam Eshel, defense-Update

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European Aerospace Industries Call For a European MALE Program

MALE-UAS_PAS2013Paris, Le Bourget: European aerospace industries and defense establishments are promoting pan-European collaboration in launching a collaborative development of Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) drone capability that will rely on the collective...

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Self Protection for Small Boats

May 12, 2013 by · Comment
Filed under: Germany, Israel, Syndicated Industry News 

Rheinmetall 'soft kill' system fires a blinding smoke screen against an incoming target. Photo: RheinmetallFighting modern warfare doesn’t mean you face the most sophisticated weapons or strongest enemies. In fact, combat in asymmetric warfare means facing an illusive enemy that, sometime can be equipped with superior weapons, challenging even the...

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Israel’s Navy Receives the Fifth Dolphin Submarine

April 29, 2013 by · Comment
Filed under: Germany, Syndicated Industry News 

Israel received today the fifth Dolphin-Class submarine. "INS Rahav" will arrive in Israel during the course of 2013, upon the completion and installation of its relevant systems.

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Qatar’s Armored Brigade to Receive Leopard 2 MBTs, Pzh2000 Artillery

April 19, 2013 by · Comment
Filed under: Germany, Qatar, Syndicated Industry News 

leo2_afgThe German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) announced it has signed a contract with the Emirate of Qatar to modernize the Emirate's single armored brigade, at an investment of over $2 billion. The acquisition is part of a comprehensive...

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South Korea Selects the Taurus KEPD 350 Cruise Missile

April 5, 2013 by · Comment
Filed under: Germany, Sweden, Syndicated Industry News 

F15SETaurusSouth Korea will likely buy the Taurus KEPD 350 long-range air-to-surface cruise missiles next year. Seoul is seeking to equip the next batch of fighter aircraft it intends to buy with the new missile.

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Smart IED-Jammer Provides Electronic Surveillance

March 11, 2013 by · Comment
Filed under: Germany, Syndicated Industry News 
Integrated into a light vehicle – to be seen here a "Wolf"-class car – Cassidian's multifunctional jammer can explore the electromagnetic spectrum and at the same time counter attacks with radio-controlled roadside bombs. Photo: CassidianCassidian has developed a new-generation multifunctional jamming system that combines the smart jamming functionality with signals intelligence, allowing detailed understanding of the threat, thus significantly improving mission planning and force protection.

Smart IED-Jammer Provides Electronic Surveillance

March 11, 2013 by · Comment
Filed under: Germany, Syndicated Industry News 
Integrated into a light vehicle – to be seen here a "Wolf"-class car – Cassidian's multifunctional jammer can explore the electromagnetic spectrum and at the same time counter attacks with radio-controlled roadside bombs. Photo: CassidianCassidian has developed a new-generation multifunctional jamming system that combines the smart jamming functionality with signals intelligence, allowing detailed understanding of the threat, thus significantly improving mission planning and force protection.

Main Battle Tanks Moving East

January 14, 2013 by · Comment
Filed under: Germany, Syndicated Industry News, United States 
With the world’s largest armies (except China and India) have ceased procurement of Main Battle Tanks (MBT), third world countries are becoming more dominant customers for this weapon category. Ukraine T-84, Russian T-90 and Chinese MBT2000 are all in production while western tanks are sold second hand to Asian armies at bargain price

USMC Shop for Hand-Held Target Acquisition Devices

the US Marine Corps has awarded development contracts worth $12 million to four companies to come up with hand-held integrated laser rangefinders for the Common Laser Range Finder Integrated Capability (CLRF IC) system. Some have an off-the shelf solution, others have to develop it from scratch

A330 MRTT Selected for India’s Next Aerial Refueling Platform

January 8, 2013 by · Comment
Filed under: France, Germany, India, Syndicated Industry News 
Airbus Military has confirmed that it has been selected by the Government of India as the preferred bidder to supply its A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport to the Indian Air Force (IAF). The estimated value of the A330 MRTT program could exceed US$2 billion.

Final Conference Defense Spending Bill from Congress Kills MEADS

Despite threats of a veto from the Obama White House the current conference version of the 2013 Defense Authorization Bill will end the MEADS program. The final version of the law cuts the last planned $400 million expenditure on the new, joint air defense system.

The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) was being developed by the U.S., Italy and Germany as a replacement for the PATRIOT system made by Raytheon (RTN). Lockheed Martin (LMT) is the lead contractor for the MEADS system. The Administration and Congress have already agreed that newer versions of the PATRIOT will suffice and work on MEADS would end. The dispute is that Congress decided that there was no reason for funding in FY13 rather then completing that year of work.

Italy and Germany had wanted to continue the program having provided several hundred million dollars of funding over its life stretching back to the Nineties. Not only will there be fall out internationally from this decision it is estimated that paying out contract termination fees and close out costs would probably be close to the planned $400 million in funding.

The program had been in its test phase and had recently had some successes.

Unfortunately in the potential fiscal situation new programs that are yet to enter service are the ones that face the biggest cuts as it is possible to utilize some of the things developed but by avoiding production and deployment large amounts of funding are saved. While the Administration wanted that last year of funding it seems clear that Congress intends to not provide it in the FY13 bill.

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