• BAE Systems and Saab sign Australian Land 400 agreement

    BAE Systems Australia signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Saab Australia on 6 July intended to maximise local industry's involvement in Australia's Land 400 Phase 2 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV) programme. If BAE Systems wins the tender, the arrangement will facilitate the local

  • Malta signs for third AW139 search-and-rescue helicopter

    The Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) is to exercise its option for a third AgustaWestland AW139 search-and-rescue (SAR) and maritime patrol helicopter, national media reported on 7 July. The government has signed a EUR14 million (USD15.4 million) contract for the helicopter, which will be financed by

  • Update: US Army moves towards 'pure fleet' of M88A2 recovery vehicles

    BAE Systems has been awarded USD110 million contract modification to continue upgrading Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift and Evacuation System (Hercules) vehicles for the US Army. The contract, awarded on 30 June, covers the conversion of 36 M88A1 recovery vehicles to the M88A2

  • US Army moves towards 'pure fleet' of M88A2 recovery vehicles

    BAE Systems has been awarded USD110 million contract modification to continue upgrading Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift and Evacuation System (Hercules) vehicles for the US Army. The contract, awarded on 30 June, covers the conversion of 36 M88A1 recovery vehicles to the M88A2

  • A400M deliveries continue, as UK receives third airlifter

    The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) has received into service the third of 22 Airbus Defence and Space (DS) A400M Atlas transport aircraft, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 6 July. The airlifter arrived at its homebase at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, having completed pre-delivery trials at

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  • Seeker UAV crashes in Yemen

    An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was shot down near the Saudi border in Yemen's northern Sadah province, the Al-Masirah news channel reported on 5 July. It broadcast footage showing the wreckage of a UAV that appeared to be a Denel Dynamics Seeker 200 (previously known as the Seeker II). Like the
  • Australia ready to sign EF88 Austeyr rifle contract

    The Australian Defence Force (ADF) will begin taking delivery in 2016 of about 30,000 new EF88 Austeyr 5.56 mm rifles under an AUD100 million (USD75 million) contract to be signed later this month, a Department of Defence (DoD) spokesman confirmed to IHS Jane's on 7 July. The contract, to be signed
  • Seeker UAV crashes in Yemen

    An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was shot down near the Saudi border in Yemen's northern Sadah province, the Al-Masirah news channel reported on 5 July. It broadcast footage showing the wreckage of a UAV that appeared to be a Denel Dynamics Seeker 200 (previously known as the Seeker II). Like the
  • CBO releases new triad upgrade estimate

    The United States will have to spend USD348 billion on nuclear weapons modernisation over the next 10 years if it wants to maintain a triad of nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), submarines, and bomber aircraft, according to a 22 January report from the Congressional Budget

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