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Dragonfire Laser Turret unveiled at DSEI

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The new laser weapon demonstrator being built for the UK Ministry of Defence has been unveiled for the first time by the UK Dragonfire consortium at DSEI 2017 in London.   For the first time, the consortium has revealed the design of the turret – known as a beam director – that will be used to trial this new technology. The b...

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Broadening horizons for UAVs across Asia

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The benefit of operating Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in the maritime domain has been known to navies in the Asia-Pacific region for some time. As far back as 2007 the Indian Navy trialled the Schiebel S-100 Camcopter, with the Pakistan Navy following suit and trialling the same UAV in 2008. Meanwhile, the People’s Republic of China is...

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Rafael Demonstrates Air Defence Systems to International Audience

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Representatives from 16 countries took part in a special demonstration conducted by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems of its air defence systems and capabilities, which also included seminars and meetings with top Israeli Ministry of Defence (IMOD) and Air Force officials.   Yossi Horowitz, Director of Marketing and BD for Rafael's Air...

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Airbus Defense and Space Continues TRS-4D AESA Radar Supply for Littoral Combat Ship

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Australian companies now have an innovative way to get involved in the multi-billion dollar LAND 400 Phase 2 armoured vehicle program. Freedom-variant LCS prime contractor, Lockheed Martin has contracted Airbus Defense and Space and its affiliate, Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security GmbH, to supply TRS-4D naval radars for the U.S. Navy&rsq...

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Thales Bags USAF Order for Deployable ILS Systems

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The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has placed an order with Thales for three Deployable – Instrument Landing Systems (D-ILS).   With their ability to be quickly set-up, activated, dismantled and re-located to deliver precision guidance capability for aircraft on final approach, these advanced, mobile systems are a crucial element in militar...

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German Bundeswehr to Procure KMW Leguan Bridge Laying Systems

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  Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has announced the signing of an agreement with The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment (BAAINBw) for the procurement of seven Leguan bridge laying systems built on the Leopard 2 chassis.    The vehicles will be supplied to the Bundeswehr between 2018 and 2021.   Germany had warrant...

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Refuel International wins $47 million fuel tanker contract

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The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne, today announced Refuel International - based in Sunshine West in Melbourne – has won the $47 million contract to construct the Australian Defence Force’s new aviation fuel tankers. The new fleet will allow the Australian Defence Force to retire its current ageing fleet of r...

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First contract signed with DCNS to commence SEA 1000 design phase

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The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP and the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne today announced the next significant step in the building of Australia’s Future Submarines with the signing of the contract between the Government and DCNS to commence the design phase of the Program. Mr Pyne said the s...

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Minister Pyne visits Thales to announce global opportunities for local companies

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Access to export markets and global value chains has been given a boost by the extension of Global Supply Agreements with major defence companies. The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, announced the extensions during a visit to Thales’ Bendigo facility to understand the company’s manufacturing capabilities f...

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Supacat to deliver NZ Special Operations Vehicles

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The New Zealand Ministry of Defence has awarded a contract to high mobility vehicle specialist Supacat, to deliver Special Operations Vehicles – Mobility Heavy (SOV-MH) for the New Zealand Defence Forces.  Supacat is also in the process of agreeing a long term support contract with the New Zealand Defence Force to support the new fleet.&...

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