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Denmark unveils new offset policy

by Marc Selinger

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The flag of Denmark. (Getty Images)

The Danish government has updated its offset policy to address concerns that it imposed an unjustified requirement on foreign suppliers of defence equipment and services.

Under the new policy, which is a set of guidelines for administering industrial co-operation, Denmark may require foreign suppliers to collaborate with Danish companies only to protect the country's “essential” national security interests. The European Commission (EC) had alleged that the old policy allowed Denmark to mandate offsets for too many projects.

The new policy takes effect on 9 September, according to the Danish Business Authority (DBA). Existing contracts remain governed by the old policy, which was published in 2014.

“Under the new administrative guidelines, industrial co-operation remains a central tool for maintaining and developing strategical competences in the Danish defence industry to ensure the protection of Denmark's essential security interests,” the DBA says.

The EC opened infringement procedures against Denmark in January 2018, alleging the old policy violated procurement rules designed to promote cross-border competition. The DBA said that the EC decided to close the case in July 2021 in response to the new policy.

The DBA said that Denmark's “overarching process” for offsets will not change. The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) will plan defence acquisitions, and the DBA and the Danish Ministry of Defence (MoD) will assess whether offsets should be required. Foreign suppliers that are expected to provide offsets will enter into an Industrial Co-operation Contract (ICC) with the DBA.

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The Danish government has updated its offset policy to address concerns that it imposed an unjustifi...

Denmark unveils new offset policy

by Marc Selinger

The flag of Denmark. (Getty Images)

The flag of Denmark. (Getty Images)

The Danish government has updated its offset policy to address concerns that it imposed an unjustified requirement on foreign suppliers of defence equipment and services.

Under the new policy, which is a set of guidelines for administering industrial co-operation, Denmark may require foreign suppliers to collaborate with Danish companies only to protect the country's “essential” national security interests. The European Commission (EC) had alleged that the old policy allowed Denmark to mandate offsets for too many projects.

The new policy takes effect on 9 September, according to the Danish Business Authority (DBA). Existing contracts remain governed by the old policy, which was published in 2014.

“Under the new administrative guidelines, industrial co-operation remains a central tool for maintaining and developing strategical competences in the Danish defence industry to ensure the protection of Denmark's essential security interests,” the DBA says.

The EC opened infringement procedures against Denmark in January 2018, alleging the old policy violated procurement rules designed to promote cross-border competition. The DBA said that the EC decided to close the case in July 2021 in response to the new policy.


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DSEI 2021: Leonardo progresses Tempest large-body test aircraft

by Gareth Jennings

An artist's impression of Excalibur, the 757 flight test aircraft that Leonardo has contracted 2Excel to develop for the Tempest programme. (Leonardo)

Leonardo has progressed the large-body test aircraft it is developing as part of the Team Tempest initiative, contracting 2Excel Aviation to commence the next stage of the flight test aircraft (FTA) programme.

Announced at the DSEI defence exhibition in London on 15 September, the award authorises the UK-based 2Excel to undertake the preparatory work needed to integrate Tempest representative systems aboard the FTA.

“Named ‘Excalibur' after the legendary sword of King Arthur, the aircraft is being modified to supplement the transformational ‘digital-first' approach the Team Tempest partners are taking with regard to the testing and evaluation of Tempest's next-generation electronics,” Leonardo said. “Excalibur will provide the real-world environment necessary for the latter stages of development of the complex, integrated sensors, non-kinetic effects and communications Leonardo is developing. Excalibur will be available to the Tempest international partners to de-risk technology being developed for Tempest and the aircraft could also be used to complement the development of uncrewed technology, including acting as a control hub for uncrewed platforms undergoing test”.


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BrahMos Aerospace to invest in industrial corridor

by Jon Grevatt

BrahMos Aerospace's proposed facility in Lucknow will be part of India's northern defence industrial corridor. (Janes/Patrick Allen)

BrahMos Aerospace is to set up a missile manufacturing base in the northern Indian city of Lucknow, it has been announced. The facility will be part of an evolving defence industrial zone in the state of Uttar Pradesh, which is expected by the Indian government to attract investment of more than USD1 billion.

The development was announced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 14 September in a speech to mark his visit to the region and his review of plans to develop one of India's two defence industry corridors.

“BrahMos [missiles are] also proposed to be built at the Lucknow node of the defence corridor,” Modi said in comments published by his office.

“For this, INR90 billion (USD1.2 billion) is being invested in the next few years. Another missile manufacturing unit is proposed to be set up at the Jhansi node as well. The Uttar Pradesh defence corridor is bringing such huge investments and huge employment opportunities.”


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DSEI 2021: Italy joins Eurofighter ‘Radar 2' programme

by Gareth Jennings

The Italian Air Force has opted to equip its Eurofighter combat aircraft with the most advanced Radar 2 AESA currently being developed. (Janes/Gareth Jennings)

Italy has joined the United Kingdom in developing the ‘Radar 2' active electronically scanned array (AESA) sensor for the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft.

Leonardo announced on 14 September that Italy has opted to join the European Common Radar System Mark 2 (ECRS Mk2) radar, with engineers from its Nerviano radar site in Milan joining the UK development team at the company's Edinburgh site in Scotland in the coming weeks.

“The move represents the first step towards Italy's full participation in the ECRS Mk2 programme. This formation of what is known as the Industrial Joint Team follows the approval of a statement of principles document by the UK and Italian Ministry of Defence [MoD],” Leonardo said at the DSEI defence exhibition in London.

As noted by Leonardo, the focus of the team of Italian engineers will be to contribute towards the successful development of Radar 2, while acquiring system design capabilities that will ensure the Italian MoD has sovereign control over the new radar system at every stage of its operational life.


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The Danish government has updated its offset policy to address concerns that it imposed an unjustifi...

Denmark unveils new offset policy

by Marc Selinger

The flag of Denmark. (Getty Images)

The flag of Denmark. (Getty Images)

The Danish government has updated its offset policy to address concerns that it imposed an unjustified requirement on foreign suppliers of defence equipment and services.

Under the new policy, which is a set of guidelines for administering industrial co-operation, Denmark may require foreign suppliers to collaborate with Danish companies only to protect the country's “essential” national security interests. The European Commission (EC) had alleged that the old policy allowed Denmark to mandate offsets for too many projects.

The new policy takes effect on 9 September, according to the Danish Business Authority (DBA). Existing contracts remain governed by the old policy, which was published in 2014.

“Under the new administrative guidelines, industrial co-operation remains a central tool for maintaining and developing strategical competences in the Danish defence industry to ensure the protection of Denmark's essential security interests,” the DBA says.

The EC opened infringement procedures against Denmark in January 2018, alleging the old policy violated procurement rules designed to promote cross-border competition. The DBA said that the EC decided to close the case in July 2021 in response to the new policy.


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DSEI 2021: Leonardo progresses Tempest large-body test aircraft

by Gareth Jennings

An artist's impression of Excalibur, the 757 flight test aircraft that Leonardo has contracted 2Excel to develop for the Tempest programme. (Leonardo)

Leonardo has progressed the large-body test aircraft it is developing as part of the Team Tempest initiative, contracting 2Excel Aviation to commence the next stage of the flight test aircraft (FTA) programme.

Announced at the DSEI defence exhibition in London on 15 September, the award authorises the UK-based 2Excel to undertake the preparatory work needed to integrate Tempest representative systems aboard the FTA.

“Named ‘Excalibur' after the legendary sword of King Arthur, the aircraft is being modified to supplement the transformational ‘digital-first' approach the Team Tempest partners are taking with regard to the testing and evaluation of Tempest's next-generation electronics,” Leonardo said. “Excalibur will provide the real-world environment necessary for the latter stages of development of the complex, integrated sensors, non-kinetic effects and communications Leonardo is developing. Excalibur will be available to the Tempest international partners to de-risk technology being developed for Tempest and the aircraft could also be used to complement the development of uncrewed technology, including acting as a control hub for uncrewed platforms undergoing test”.


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BrahMos Aerospace to invest in industrial corridor

by Jon Grevatt

BrahMos Aerospace's proposed facility in Lucknow will be part of India's northern defence industrial corridor. (Janes/Patrick Allen)

BrahMos Aerospace is to set up a missile manufacturing base in the northern Indian city of Lucknow, it has been announced. The facility will be part of an evolving defence industrial zone in the state of Uttar Pradesh, which is expected by the Indian government to attract investment of more than USD1 billion.

The development was announced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 14 September in a speech to mark his visit to the region and his review of plans to develop one of India's two defence industry corridors.

“BrahMos [missiles are] also proposed to be built at the Lucknow node of the defence corridor,” Modi said in comments published by his office.

“For this, INR90 billion (USD1.2 billion) is being invested in the next few years. Another missile manufacturing unit is proposed to be set up at the Jhansi node as well. The Uttar Pradesh defence corridor is bringing such huge investments and huge employment opportunities.”


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DSEI 2021: Italy joins Eurofighter ‘Radar 2' programme

by Gareth Jennings

The Italian Air Force has opted to equip its Eurofighter combat aircraft with the most advanced Radar 2 AESA currently being developed. (Janes/Gareth Jennings)

Italy has joined the United Kingdom in developing the ‘Radar 2' active electronically scanned array (AESA) sensor for the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft.

Leonardo announced on 14 September that Italy has opted to join the European Common Radar System Mark 2 (ECRS Mk2) radar, with engineers from its Nerviano radar site in Milan joining the UK development team at the company's Edinburgh site in Scotland in the coming weeks.

“The move represents the first step towards Italy's full participation in the ECRS Mk2 programme. This formation of what is known as the Industrial Joint Team follows the approval of a statement of principles document by the UK and Italian Ministry of Defence [MoD],” Leonardo said at the DSEI defence exhibition in London.

As noted by Leonardo, the focus of the team of Italian engineers will be to contribute towards the successful development of Radar 2, while acquiring system design capabilities that will ensure the Italian MoD has sovereign control over the new radar system at every stage of its operational life.


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The Danish government has updated its offset policy to address concerns that it imposed an unjustifi...

Denmark unveils new offset policy

by Marc Selinger

The flag of Denmark. (Getty Images)

The flag of Denmark. (Getty Images)

The Danish government has updated its offset policy to address concerns that it imposed an unjustified requirement on foreign suppliers of defence equipment and services.

Under the new policy, which is a set of guidelines for administering industrial co-operation, Denmark may require foreign suppliers to collaborate with Danish companies only to protect the country's “essential” national security interests. The European Commission (EC) had alleged that the old policy allowed Denmark to mandate offsets for too many projects.

The new policy takes effect on 9 September, according to the Danish Business Authority (DBA). Existing contracts remain governed by the old policy, which was published in 2014.

“Under the new administrative guidelines, industrial co-operation remains a central tool for maintaining and developing strategical competences in the Danish defence industry to ensure the protection of Denmark's essential security interests,” the DBA says.

The EC opened infringement procedures against Denmark in January 2018, alleging the old policy violated procurement rules designed to promote cross-border competition. The DBA said that the EC decided to close the case in July 2021 in response to the new policy.


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DSEI 2021: Leonardo progresses Tempest large-body test aircraft

by Gareth Jennings

An artist's impression of Excalibur, the 757 flight test aircraft that Leonardo has contracted 2Excel to develop for the Tempest programme. (Leonardo)

Leonardo has progressed the large-body test aircraft it is developing as part of the Team Tempest initiative, contracting 2Excel Aviation to commence the next stage of the flight test aircraft (FTA) programme.

Announced at the DSEI defence exhibition in London on 15 September, the award authorises the UK-based 2Excel to undertake the preparatory work needed to integrate Tempest representative systems aboard the FTA.

“Named ‘Excalibur' after the legendary sword of King Arthur, the aircraft is being modified to supplement the transformational ‘digital-first' approach the Team Tempest partners are taking with regard to the testing and evaluation of Tempest's next-generation electronics,” Leonardo said. “Excalibur will provide the real-world environment necessary for the latter stages of development of the complex, integrated sensors, non-kinetic effects and communications Leonardo is developing. Excalibur will be available to the Tempest international partners to de-risk technology being developed for Tempest and the aircraft could also be used to complement the development of uncrewed technology, including acting as a control hub for uncrewed platforms undergoing test”.


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BrahMos Aerospace to invest in industrial corridor

by Jon Grevatt

BrahMos Aerospace's proposed facility in Lucknow will be part of India's northern defence industrial corridor. (Janes/Patrick Allen)

BrahMos Aerospace is to set up a missile manufacturing base in the northern Indian city of Lucknow, it has been announced. The facility will be part of an evolving defence industrial zone in the state of Uttar Pradesh, which is expected by the Indian government to attract investment of more than USD1 billion.

The development was announced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 14 September in a speech to mark his visit to the region and his review of plans to develop one of India's two defence industry corridors.

“BrahMos [missiles are] also proposed to be built at the Lucknow node of the defence corridor,” Modi said in comments published by his office.

“For this, INR90 billion (USD1.2 billion) is being invested in the next few years. Another missile manufacturing unit is proposed to be set up at the Jhansi node as well. The Uttar Pradesh defence corridor is bringing such huge investments and huge employment opportunities.”


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DSEI 2021: Italy joins Eurofighter ‘Radar 2' programme

by Gareth Jennings

The Italian Air Force has opted to equip its Eurofighter combat aircraft with the most advanced Radar 2 AESA currently being developed. (Janes/Gareth Jennings)

Italy has joined the United Kingdom in developing the ‘Radar 2' active electronically scanned array (AESA) sensor for the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft.

Leonardo announced on 14 September that Italy has opted to join the European Common Radar System Mark 2 (ECRS Mk2) radar, with engineers from its Nerviano radar site in Milan joining the UK development team at the company's Edinburgh site in Scotland in the coming weeks.

“The move represents the first step towards Italy's full participation in the ECRS Mk2 programme. This formation of what is known as the Industrial Joint Team follows the approval of a statement of principles document by the UK and Italian Ministry of Defence [MoD],” Leonardo said at the DSEI defence exhibition in London.

As noted by Leonardo, the focus of the team of Italian engineers will be to contribute towards the successful development of Radar 2, while acquiring system design capabilities that will ensure the Italian MoD has sovereign control over the new radar system at every stage of its operational life.


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The Danish government has updated its offset policy to address concerns that it imposed an unjustifi...

Denmark unveils new offset policy

by Marc Selinger

The flag of Denmark. (Getty Images)

The flag of Denmark. (Getty Images)

The Danish government has updated its offset policy to address concerns that it imposed an unjustified requirement on foreign suppliers of defence equipment and services.

Under the new policy, which is a set of guidelines for administering industrial co-operation, Denmark may require foreign suppliers to collaborate with Danish companies only to protect the country's “essential” national security interests. The European Commission (EC) had alleged that the old policy allowed Denmark to mandate offsets for too many projects.

The new policy takes effect on 9 September, according to the Danish Business Authority (DBA). Existing contracts remain governed by the old policy, which was published in 2014.

“Under the new administrative guidelines, industrial co-operation remains a central tool for maintaining and developing strategical competences in the Danish defence industry to ensure the protection of Denmark's essential security interests,” the DBA says.

The EC opened infringement procedures against Denmark in January 2018, alleging the old policy violated procurement rules designed to promote cross-border competition. The DBA said that the EC decided to close the case in July 2021 in response to the new policy.


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DSEI 2021: Leonardo progresses Tempest large-body test aircraft

by Gareth Jennings

An artist's impression of Excalibur, the 757 flight test aircraft that Leonardo has contracted 2Excel to develop for the Tempest programme. (Leonardo)

Leonardo has progressed the large-body test aircraft it is developing as part of the Team Tempest initiative, contracting 2Excel Aviation to commence the next stage of the flight test aircraft (FTA) programme.

Announced at the DSEI defence exhibition in London on 15 September, the award authorises the UK-based 2Excel to undertake the preparatory work needed to integrate Tempest representative systems aboard the FTA.

“Named ‘Excalibur' after the legendary sword of King Arthur, the aircraft is being modified to supplement the transformational ‘digital-first' approach the Team Tempest partners are taking with regard to the testing and evaluation of Tempest's next-generation electronics,” Leonardo said. “Excalibur will provide the real-world environment necessary for the latter stages of development of the complex, integrated sensors, non-kinetic effects and communications Leonardo is developing. Excalibur will be available to the Tempest international partners to de-risk technology being developed for Tempest and the aircraft could also be used to complement the development of uncrewed technology, including acting as a control hub for uncrewed platforms undergoing test”.


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BrahMos Aerospace to invest in industrial corridor

by Jon Grevatt

BrahMos Aerospace's proposed facility in Lucknow will be part of India's northern defence industrial corridor. (Janes/Patrick Allen)

BrahMos Aerospace is to set up a missile manufacturing base in the northern Indian city of Lucknow, it has been announced. The facility will be part of an evolving defence industrial zone in the state of Uttar Pradesh, which is expected by the Indian government to attract investment of more than USD1 billion.

The development was announced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 14 September in a speech to mark his visit to the region and his review of plans to develop one of India's two defence industry corridors.

“BrahMos [missiles are] also proposed to be built at the Lucknow node of the defence corridor,” Modi said in comments published by his office.

“For this, INR90 billion (USD1.2 billion) is being invested in the next few years. Another missile manufacturing unit is proposed to be set up at the Jhansi node as well. The Uttar Pradesh defence corridor is bringing such huge investments and huge employment opportunities.”


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DSEI 2021: Italy joins Eurofighter ‘Radar 2' programme

by Gareth Jennings

The Italian Air Force has opted to equip its Eurofighter combat aircraft with the most advanced Radar 2 AESA currently being developed. (Janes/Gareth Jennings)

Italy has joined the United Kingdom in developing the ‘Radar 2' active electronically scanned array (AESA) sensor for the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft.

Leonardo announced on 14 September that Italy has opted to join the European Common Radar System Mark 2 (ECRS Mk2) radar, with engineers from its Nerviano radar site in Milan joining the UK development team at the company's Edinburgh site in Scotland in the coming weeks.

“The move represents the first step towards Italy's full participation in the ECRS Mk2 programme. This formation of what is known as the Industrial Joint Team follows the approval of a statement of principles document by the UK and Italian Ministry of Defence [MoD],” Leonardo said at the DSEI defence exhibition in London.

As noted by Leonardo, the focus of the team of Italian engineers will be to contribute towards the successful development of Radar 2, while acquiring system design capabilities that will ensure the Italian MoD has sovereign control over the new radar system at every stage of its operational life.


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The Danish government has updated its offset policy to address concerns that it imposed an unjustifi...

Denmark unveils new offset policy

by Marc Selinger

The flag of Denmark. (Getty Images)

The flag of Denmark. (Getty Images)

The Danish government has updated its offset policy to address concerns that it imposed an unjustified requirement on foreign suppliers of defence equipment and services.

Under the new policy, which is a set of guidelines for administering industrial co-operation, Denmark may require foreign suppliers to collaborate with Danish companies only to protect the country's “essential” national security interests. The European Commission (EC) had alleged that the old policy allowed Denmark to mandate offsets for too many projects.

The new policy takes effect on 9 September, according to the Danish Business Authority (DBA). Existing contracts remain governed by the old policy, which was published in 2014.

“Under the new administrative guidelines, industrial co-operation remains a central tool for maintaining and developing strategical competences in the Danish defence industry to ensure the protection of Denmark's essential security interests,” the DBA says.

The EC opened infringement procedures against Denmark in January 2018, alleging the old policy violated procurement rules designed to promote cross-border competition. The DBA said that the EC decided to close the case in July 2021 in response to the new policy.


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DSEI 2021: Leonardo progresses Tempest large-body test aircraft

by Gareth Jennings

An artist's impression of Excalibur, the 757 flight test aircraft that Leonardo has contracted 2Excel to develop for the Tempest programme. (Leonardo)

Leonardo has progressed the large-body test aircraft it is developing as part of the Team Tempest initiative, contracting 2Excel Aviation to commence the next stage of the flight test aircraft (FTA) programme.

Announced at the DSEI defence exhibition in London on 15 September, the award authorises the UK-based 2Excel to undertake the preparatory work needed to integrate Tempest representative systems aboard the FTA.

“Named ‘Excalibur' after the legendary sword of King Arthur, the aircraft is being modified to supplement the transformational ‘digital-first' approach the Team Tempest partners are taking with regard to the testing and evaluation of Tempest's next-generation electronics,” Leonardo said. “Excalibur will provide the real-world environment necessary for the latter stages of development of the complex, integrated sensors, non-kinetic effects and communications Leonardo is developing. Excalibur will be available to the Tempest international partners to de-risk technology being developed for Tempest and the aircraft could also be used to complement the development of uncrewed technology, including acting as a control hub for uncrewed platforms undergoing test”.


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BrahMos Aerospace to invest in industrial corridor

by Jon Grevatt

BrahMos Aerospace's proposed facility in Lucknow will be part of India's northern defence industrial corridor. (Janes/Patrick Allen)

BrahMos Aerospace is to set up a missile manufacturing base in the northern Indian city of Lucknow, it has been announced. The facility will be part of an evolving defence industrial zone in the state of Uttar Pradesh, which is expected by the Indian government to attract investment of more than USD1 billion.

The development was announced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 14 September in a speech to mark his visit to the region and his review of plans to develop one of India's two defence industry corridors.

“BrahMos [missiles are] also proposed to be built at the Lucknow node of the defence corridor,” Modi said in comments published by his office.

“For this, INR90 billion (USD1.2 billion) is being invested in the next few years. Another missile manufacturing unit is proposed to be set up at the Jhansi node as well. The Uttar Pradesh defence corridor is bringing such huge investments and huge employment opportunities.”


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DSEI 2021: Italy joins Eurofighter ‘Radar 2' programme

by Gareth Jennings

The Italian Air Force has opted to equip its Eurofighter combat aircraft with the most advanced Radar 2 AESA currently being developed. (Janes/Gareth Jennings)

Italy has joined the United Kingdom in developing the ‘Radar 2' active electronically scanned array (AESA) sensor for the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft.

Leonardo announced on 14 September that Italy has opted to join the European Common Radar System Mark 2 (ECRS Mk2) radar, with engineers from its Nerviano radar site in Milan joining the UK development team at the company's Edinburgh site in Scotland in the coming weeks.

“The move represents the first step towards Italy's full participation in the ECRS Mk2 programme. This formation of what is known as the Industrial Joint Team follows the approval of a statement of principles document by the UK and Italian Ministry of Defence [MoD],” Leonardo said at the DSEI defence exhibition in London.

As noted by Leonardo, the focus of the team of Italian engineers will be to contribute towards the successful development of Radar 2, while acquiring system design capabilities that will ensure the Italian MoD has sovereign control over the new radar system at every stage of its operational life.


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https://www.janes.com/defence-news/denmark-unveils-new-offset-policy/

The Danish government has updated its offset policy to address concerns that it imposed an unjustifi...

Denmark unveils new offset policy

by Marc Selinger

The flag of Denmark. (Getty Images)

The flag of Denmark. (Getty Images)

The Danish government has updated its offset policy to address concerns that it imposed an unjustified requirement on foreign suppliers of defence equipment and services.

Under the new policy, which is a set of guidelines for administering industrial co-operation, Denmark may require foreign suppliers to collaborate with Danish companies only to protect the country's “essential” national security interests. The European Commission (EC) had alleged that the old policy allowed Denmark to mandate offsets for too many projects.

The new policy takes effect on 9 September, according to the Danish Business Authority (DBA). Existing contracts remain governed by the old policy, which was published in 2014.

“Under the new administrative guidelines, industrial co-operation remains a central tool for maintaining and developing strategical competences in the Danish defence industry to ensure the protection of Denmark's essential security interests,” the DBA says.

The EC opened infringement procedures against Denmark in January 2018, alleging the old policy violated procurement rules designed to promote cross-border competition. The DBA said that the EC decided to close the case in July 2021 in response to the new policy.


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DSEI 2021: Leonardo progresses Tempest large-body test aircraft

by Gareth Jennings

An artist's impression of Excalibur, the 757 flight test aircraft that Leonardo has contracted 2Excel to develop for the Tempest programme. (Leonardo)

Leonardo has progressed the large-body test aircraft it is developing as part of the Team Tempest initiative, contracting 2Excel Aviation to commence the next stage of the flight test aircraft (FTA) programme.

Announced at the DSEI defence exhibition in London on 15 September, the award authorises the UK-based 2Excel to undertake the preparatory work needed to integrate Tempest representative systems aboard the FTA.

“Named ‘Excalibur' after the legendary sword of King Arthur, the aircraft is being modified to supplement the transformational ‘digital-first' approach the Team Tempest partners are taking with regard to the testing and evaluation of Tempest's next-generation electronics,” Leonardo said. “Excalibur will provide the real-world environment necessary for the latter stages of development of the complex, integrated sensors, non-kinetic effects and communications Leonardo is developing. Excalibur will be available to the Tempest international partners to de-risk technology being developed for Tempest and the aircraft could also be used to complement the development of uncrewed technology, including acting as a control hub for uncrewed platforms undergoing test”.


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BrahMos Aerospace to invest in industrial corridor

by Jon Grevatt

BrahMos Aerospace's proposed facility in Lucknow will be part of India's northern defence industrial corridor. (Janes/Patrick Allen)

BrahMos Aerospace is to set up a missile manufacturing base in the northern Indian city of Lucknow, it has been announced. The facility will be part of an evolving defence industrial zone in the state of Uttar Pradesh, which is expected by the Indian government to attract investment of more than USD1 billion.

The development was announced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 14 September in a speech to mark his visit to the region and his review of plans to develop one of India's two defence industry corridors.

“BrahMos [missiles are] also proposed to be built at the Lucknow node of the defence corridor,” Modi said in comments published by his office.

“For this, INR90 billion (USD1.2 billion) is being invested in the next few years. Another missile manufacturing unit is proposed to be set up at the Jhansi node as well. The Uttar Pradesh defence corridor is bringing such huge investments and huge employment opportunities.”


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DSEI 2021: Italy joins Eurofighter ‘Radar 2' programme

by Gareth Jennings

The Italian Air Force has opted to equip its Eurofighter combat aircraft with the most advanced Radar 2 AESA currently being developed. (Janes/Gareth Jennings)

Italy has joined the United Kingdom in developing the ‘Radar 2' active electronically scanned array (AESA) sensor for the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft.

Leonardo announced on 14 September that Italy has opted to join the European Common Radar System Mark 2 (ECRS Mk2) radar, with engineers from its Nerviano radar site in Milan joining the UK development team at the company's Edinburgh site in Scotland in the coming weeks.

“The move represents the first step towards Italy's full participation in the ECRS Mk2 programme. This formation of what is known as the Industrial Joint Team follows the approval of a statement of principles document by the UK and Italian Ministry of Defence [MoD],” Leonardo said at the DSEI defence exhibition in London.

As noted by Leonardo, the focus of the team of Italian engineers will be to contribute towards the successful development of Radar 2, while acquiring system design capabilities that will ensure the Italian MoD has sovereign control over the new radar system at every stage of its operational life.


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The Danish government has updated its offset policy to address concerns that it imposed an unjustifi...

Denmark unveils new offset policy

by Marc Selinger

The flag of Denmark. (Getty Images)

The flag of Denmark. (Getty Images)

The Danish government has updated its offset policy to address concerns that it imposed an unjustified requirement on foreign suppliers of defence equipment and services.

Under the new policy, which is a set of guidelines for administering industrial co-operation, Denmark may require foreign suppliers to collaborate with Danish companies only to protect the country's “essential” national security interests. The European Commission (EC) had alleged that the old policy allowed Denmark to mandate offsets for too many projects.

The new policy takes effect on 9 September, according to the Danish Business Authority (DBA). Existing contracts remain governed by the old policy, which was published in 2014.

“Under the new administrative guidelines, industrial co-operation remains a central tool for maintaining and developing strategical competences in the Danish defence industry to ensure the protection of Denmark's essential security interests,” the DBA says.

The EC opened infringement procedures against Denmark in January 2018, alleging the old policy violated procurement rules designed to promote cross-border competition. The DBA said that the EC decided to close the case in July 2021 in response to the new policy.


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DSEI 2021: Leonardo progresses Tempest large-body test aircraft

by Gareth Jennings

An artist's impression of Excalibur, the 757 flight test aircraft that Leonardo has contracted 2Excel to develop for the Tempest programme. (Leonardo)

Leonardo has progressed the large-body test aircraft it is developing as part of the Team Tempest initiative, contracting 2Excel Aviation to commence the next stage of the flight test aircraft (FTA) programme.

Announced at the DSEI defence exhibition in London on 15 September, the award authorises the UK-based 2Excel to undertake the preparatory work needed to integrate Tempest representative systems aboard the FTA.

“Named ‘Excalibur' after the legendary sword of King Arthur, the aircraft is being modified to supplement the transformational ‘digital-first' approach the Team Tempest partners are taking with regard to the testing and evaluation of Tempest's next-generation electronics,” Leonardo said. “Excalibur will provide the real-world environment necessary for the latter stages of development of the complex, integrated sensors, non-kinetic effects and communications Leonardo is developing. Excalibur will be available to the Tempest international partners to de-risk technology being developed for Tempest and the aircraft could also be used to complement the development of uncrewed technology, including acting as a control hub for uncrewed platforms undergoing test”.


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BrahMos Aerospace to invest in industrial corridor

by Jon Grevatt

BrahMos Aerospace's proposed facility in Lucknow will be part of India's northern defence industrial corridor. (Janes/Patrick Allen)

BrahMos Aerospace is to set up a missile manufacturing base in the northern Indian city of Lucknow, it has been announced. The facility will be part of an evolving defence industrial zone in the state of Uttar Pradesh, which is expected by the Indian government to attract investment of more than USD1 billion.

The development was announced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 14 September in a speech to mark his visit to the region and his review of plans to develop one of India's two defence industry corridors.

“BrahMos [missiles are] also proposed to be built at the Lucknow node of the defence corridor,” Modi said in comments published by his office.

“For this, INR90 billion (USD1.2 billion) is being invested in the next few years. Another missile manufacturing unit is proposed to be set up at the Jhansi node as well. The Uttar Pradesh defence corridor is bringing such huge investments and huge employment opportunities.”


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DSEI 2021: Italy joins Eurofighter ‘Radar 2' programme

by Gareth Jennings

The Italian Air Force has opted to equip its Eurofighter combat aircraft with the most advanced Radar 2 AESA currently being developed. (Janes/Gareth Jennings)

Italy has joined the United Kingdom in developing the ‘Radar 2' active electronically scanned array (AESA) sensor for the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft.

Leonardo announced on 14 September that Italy has opted to join the European Common Radar System Mark 2 (ECRS Mk2) radar, with engineers from its Nerviano radar site in Milan joining the UK development team at the company's Edinburgh site in Scotland in the coming weeks.

“The move represents the first step towards Italy's full participation in the ECRS Mk2 programme. This formation of what is known as the Industrial Joint Team follows the approval of a statement of principles document by the UK and Italian Ministry of Defence [MoD],” Leonardo said at the DSEI defence exhibition in London.

As noted by Leonardo, the focus of the team of Italian engineers will be to contribute towards the successful development of Radar 2, while acquiring system design capabilities that will ensure the Italian MoD has sovereign control over the new radar system at every stage of its operational life.


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