• IDEX 2017: Patria boosts UAE presence

    Finland's Patria has announced that it is to boost its presence in the Middle East with the establishment of a new subsidiary company in Abu Dhabi. The company, to be called Patria Land Middle East, will be a fully owned subsidiary and, according to a statement by the firm, "will strengthen

  • IDEX 2017: UAE signs up for RAM Block 2

    Raytheon Missile Systems is to supply the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the latest Block 2 version of the RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) quick-reaction, ship self-defence weapon system under a multimillion-dollar direct commercial sale (DCS) contract, it was announced at IDEX 2017. The

  • Danish navy to introduce new CWI transmitters

    Thales has been contracted by the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) to deliver 14 Continuous Wave Illumination (CWI) transmitters for integration in existing Saab CEROS 200 radar/electro-optical fire control systems fitted to the Royal Danish Navy's two Absalon-class

  • Aero India 2017: Russia completes final qualification trials for 6G27 Balkan AGL

    Russia's State Research and Production Enterprise (GNPP) Pribor, a subsidiary of TekhMash Concern, has completed state qualification trials of the 40 mm 6G27 Balkan, and deliveries are due to begin imminently, according to the company. "The 40 mm 6G27 Balkan automatic grenade launcher (AGL) is

  • Italy begins construction of new PPA patrol craft

    Key Points Event marks the start of construction work for the new class of multipurpose patrol vessels Details have emerged on programme timelines and configurations, including a potential BMD capability Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri cut steel for the first of seven multipurpose offshore patrol

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  • Finland buys K9 howitzers from South Korea

    Finland will purchase K9 Thunder 155 mm self-propelled howitzers from South Korea, the country's defence ministry (MoD) confirmed on 17 February. According to the MoD announcement, Finnish defence minister Jussi Niinistö has approved the purchase of 48 former South Korean Army K9s at a cost of
  • BAE Systems looks to alter atmosphere to protect forces

    BAE Systems is working on a concept that could potentially defend aircraft against high-powered laser weapons or extend the reach of a radar well beyond current capabilities by heating up small areas of the atmosphere. The Laser Developed Atmospheric Lens (LDAL) concept works by simulating

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