• Romanian government approves purchase of HIMARS, corvettes

    Romania’s commitment to raise its defence budget to the NATO-stipulated target of 2% of GDP has led to the new Romanian government approving on 15 February the procurement of a number of previously requested US-sourced land systems – notably artillery rocket systems – as well as

  • Saab reports strong 2017 figures

    Saab has reported higher sales across all business units and a double digit rise in order bookings in 2017 on the back of what it described as “strong” interest in its products. The Swedish defence and security group reported sales of SEK31.4 billion (USD3.95 billion) for the year; 10%

  • Sweden to reintroduce ASW 600 anti-submarine grenade launcher

    The Royal Swedish Navy (RSwN) is to return the ASW 600 Elma anti-submarine grenade launching system to frontline service as part of efforts to bolster its anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities. According to Sweden’s Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), the ASW-600 Elma systems –

  • Pentagon budget 2019: USN seeks funds for XLUUV payload, C2 research

    Key Points Research effort seeks advanced energy solutions FY 2019 request to fund lethal and non-lethal payload research The US Navy (USN) is requesting USD30.18 million for ongoing research and development into unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) technologies. Focus areas include demonstrating

  • Italy approves full-class in-service support for FREMM frigates

    The Italian minister of defence has approved initial funding to extend Temporary Global Support (TGS) for the Bergamini-class FREMM frigates to include all ships in the class until 2024. The TGS programme has been carried out by Orizzonte Sistemi Navali since 2014 and includes the participation of

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  • General Atomics to partner with Boeing on MQ-25 Stingray

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) is to team with Boeing on its MQ-25 Stingray offering to the US Navy (USN), the company announced on 12 February. The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturer said it will collaborate with Boeing Autonomous Systems on the MQ-25 Stingray Unmanned
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