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Germany rolls out first A320-series liaison aircraft

by Gareth Jennings

Germany has rolled out the first of a pair of Airbus A320-series passenger aircraft to be used for medium- to long-haul liaison and aero-medical evacuation (medevac) duties.

The first of two A321-251NX liaison aircraft for Germany was rolled out ahead of being fitted with its passenger and medevac mission fits. It will be delivered to the Luftwaffe in 2022. (Bundeswehr)

The first of two A321-251NX liaison aircraft for Germany was rolled out ahead of being fitted with its passenger and medevac mission fits. It will be delivered to the Luftwaffe in 2022. (Bundeswehr)

The A321-251NX aircraft was presented by the Bundeswehr on 6 September ahead of it being fitted with its passenger and medevac mission configurations. The aircraft's Luftwaffe serial number was covered in the image posted on the official Twitter account of the Bundeswehr press team.

The milestone came 14 months after the Bundeswehr announced on 8 July 2020 that a contract for two A321-200NX-type aircraft had been signed between the BAAINBw procurement office and Lufthansa Technik.

As noted at the time, the aircraft will come with a variety of cabin configurations depending on the nature of the particular role being flown. These will comprise passenger transport of between 136 and 163 people, and medevac of up to six stretchered patients or up to 12 ‘mildly ill' patients. The underfloor hold can be utilised for cargo in both configurations.

The aircraft will be delivered to the Luftwaffe in the first quarter of 2022.

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Germany rolls out first A320-series liaison aircraft

by Gareth Jennings

Germany has rolled out the first of a pair of Airbus A320-series passenger aircraft to be used for medium- to long-haul liaison and aero-medical evacuation (medevac) duties.

The first of two A321-251NX liaison aircraft for Germany was rolled out ahead of being fitted with its passenger and medevac mission fits. It will be delivered to the Luftwaffe in 2022. (Bundeswehr)

The first of two A321-251NX liaison aircraft for Germany was rolled out ahead of being fitted with its passenger and medevac mission fits. It will be delivered to the Luftwaffe in 2022. (Bundeswehr)

The A321-251NX aircraft was presented by the Bundeswehr on 6 September ahead of it being fitted with its passenger and medevac mission configurations. The aircraft's Luftwaffe serial number was covered in the image posted on the official Twitter account of the Bundeswehr press team.

The milestone came 14 months after the Bundeswehr announced on 8 July 2020 that a contract for two A321-200NX-type aircraft had been signed between the BAAINBw procurement office and Lufthansa Technik.


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DSEI 2021: TDW's PARM 1 seeks comeback

by Riccardo Cociani

The mock-up of the PARM 1 with an IR sensor displayed at DSEI. (Janes/Riccardo Cociani)

TDW GmbH, a subsidiary of MBDA Germany, publicly displayed its Automated Anti-Tank Weapon (PARM) for the first time at the DSEI show in London on 14–17 September, marking a de facto relaunch for a system that was developed in the 1980s.

The company displayed a PARM 1 with a mock-up infrared (IR) sensor fitted to a new accessory rail to show an alternative way of triggering the off-route mine, which is normally initiated when a vehicle crushes a fibre-optic cable strung out across its path or manually using a command wire. The IR sensor would enable it to be programmed so that it allows a pre-set number to pass by before it fires.

Christoph Schwarz, TDW Business Development Marketing & Contract representative, told Janes only prototypes of the IR sensor have been developed so far. Concepts for radar, magnetic, and seismic sensors are also being worked on, he added. TDW developed similar concepts in the 1990s, such as replacing the fibre-optic cable with a combination of an acoustic and a passive/active IR sensors.

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Hanwha Systems, LIG Nex1 secure contacts for South Korea's ANASIS-II

by Alessandra Giovanzanti

Portable terminals from Hanwha Systems for receiving data from South Korea's ANASIS-II military communications satellite. Hanwha System was awarded a KRW360 billion contract on 15 September for the production of both portable ground terminals and network control systems. (Hanwha Systems)

Hanwha Systems and LIG Nex1 announced on 15 September that they have secured contracts from South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) linked to ANASIS-II, the country's first dedicated military communications satellite.

Hanwha Systems said it was awarded a KRW360 billion (USD307 million) contract to both establish a network control system and manufacture portable ground terminals by 2024 linked to the ANASIS-II satellite system, which launched into space in July 2020.

On the same day, LIG Nex1 announced that it had secured a KRW214.6 billion (USD183 million) contract to series-produce terminals for the new military satellite communication system by 2025.


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Australia to build at least eight nuclear-powered submarines in place of discontinued Attack-class programme

by Julian Kerr

Australia is to build at least eight nuclear-powered submarines in-country for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in the first initiative of the enhanced AUKUS trilateral security partnership jointly announced by leaders of Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States on 15 September.

The announcement confirmed that Canberra is scrapping its contracts with French shipbuilder Naval Group for the design and construction of 12 conventionally powered Attack-class submarines to replace the RAN's six-strong Collins-class submarine fleet at an estimated acquisition cost of AUD90 billion (USD68 billion).

Thanking Naval Group, the government of France, and combat system integrator Lockheed Matin for their efforts, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a statement that accelerating changes to regional security meant conventional submarines were unsuited to Australia's needs in the decades ahead.

Under AUKUS, the three nations would focus immediately on identifying the optimal pathway to deliver at least eight nuclear-powered submarines for Australia, he said.


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Germany rolls out first A320-series liaison aircraft

by Gareth Jennings

Germany has rolled out the first of a pair of Airbus A320-series passenger aircraft to be used for medium- to long-haul liaison and aero-medical evacuation (medevac) duties.

The first of two A321-251NX liaison aircraft for Germany was rolled out ahead of being fitted with its passenger and medevac mission fits. It will be delivered to the Luftwaffe in 2022. (Bundeswehr)

The first of two A321-251NX liaison aircraft for Germany was rolled out ahead of being fitted with its passenger and medevac mission fits. It will be delivered to the Luftwaffe in 2022. (Bundeswehr)

The A321-251NX aircraft was presented by the Bundeswehr on 6 September ahead of it being fitted with its passenger and medevac mission configurations. The aircraft's Luftwaffe serial number was covered in the image posted on the official Twitter account of the Bundeswehr press team.

The milestone came 14 months after the Bundeswehr announced on 8 July 2020 that a contract for two A321-200NX-type aircraft had been signed between the BAAINBw procurement office and Lufthansa Technik.


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DSEI 2021: TDW's PARM 1 seeks comeback

by Riccardo Cociani

The mock-up of the PARM 1 with an IR sensor displayed at DSEI. (Janes/Riccardo Cociani)

TDW GmbH, a subsidiary of MBDA Germany, publicly displayed its Automated Anti-Tank Weapon (PARM) for the first time at the DSEI show in London on 14–17 September, marking a de facto relaunch for a system that was developed in the 1980s.

The company displayed a PARM 1 with a mock-up infrared (IR) sensor fitted to a new accessory rail to show an alternative way of triggering the off-route mine, which is normally initiated when a vehicle crushes a fibre-optic cable strung out across its path or manually using a command wire. The IR sensor would enable it to be programmed so that it allows a pre-set number to pass by before it fires.

Christoph Schwarz, TDW Business Development Marketing & Contract representative, told Janes only prototypes of the IR sensor have been developed so far. Concepts for radar, magnetic, and seismic sensors are also being worked on, he added. TDW developed similar concepts in the 1990s, such as replacing the fibre-optic cable with a combination of an acoustic and a passive/active IR sensors.

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Hanwha Systems, LIG Nex1 secure contacts for South Korea's ANASIS-II

by Alessandra Giovanzanti

Portable terminals from Hanwha Systems for receiving data from South Korea's ANASIS-II military communications satellite. Hanwha System was awarded a KRW360 billion contract on 15 September for the production of both portable ground terminals and network control systems. (Hanwha Systems)

Hanwha Systems and LIG Nex1 announced on 15 September that they have secured contracts from South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) linked to ANASIS-II, the country's first dedicated military communications satellite.

Hanwha Systems said it was awarded a KRW360 billion (USD307 million) contract to both establish a network control system and manufacture portable ground terminals by 2024 linked to the ANASIS-II satellite system, which launched into space in July 2020.

On the same day, LIG Nex1 announced that it had secured a KRW214.6 billion (USD183 million) contract to series-produce terminals for the new military satellite communication system by 2025.


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Australia to build at least eight nuclear-powered submarines in place of discontinued Attack-class programme

by Julian Kerr

Australia is to build at least eight nuclear-powered submarines in-country for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in the first initiative of the enhanced AUKUS trilateral security partnership jointly announced by leaders of Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States on 15 September.

The announcement confirmed that Canberra is scrapping its contracts with French shipbuilder Naval Group for the design and construction of 12 conventionally powered Attack-class submarines to replace the RAN's six-strong Collins-class submarine fleet at an estimated acquisition cost of AUD90 billion (USD68 billion).

Thanking Naval Group, the government of France, and combat system integrator Lockheed Matin for their efforts, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a statement that accelerating changes to regional security meant conventional submarines were unsuited to Australia's needs in the decades ahead.

Under AUKUS, the three nations would focus immediately on identifying the optimal pathway to deliver at least eight nuclear-powered submarines for Australia, he said.


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Germany has rolled out the first of a pair of Airbus A320-series passenger aircraft to be used for m...

Germany rolls out first A320-series liaison aircraft

by Gareth Jennings

Germany has rolled out the first of a pair of Airbus A320-series passenger aircraft to be used for medium- to long-haul liaison and aero-medical evacuation (medevac) duties.

The first of two A321-251NX liaison aircraft for Germany was rolled out ahead of being fitted with its passenger and medevac mission fits. It will be delivered to the Luftwaffe in 2022. (Bundeswehr)

The first of two A321-251NX liaison aircraft for Germany was rolled out ahead of being fitted with its passenger and medevac mission fits. It will be delivered to the Luftwaffe in 2022. (Bundeswehr)

The A321-251NX aircraft was presented by the Bundeswehr on 6 September ahead of it being fitted with its passenger and medevac mission configurations. The aircraft's Luftwaffe serial number was covered in the image posted on the official Twitter account of the Bundeswehr press team.

The milestone came 14 months after the Bundeswehr announced on 8 July 2020 that a contract for two A321-200NX-type aircraft had been signed between the BAAINBw procurement office and Lufthansa Technik.


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DSEI 2021: TDW's PARM 1 seeks comeback

by Riccardo Cociani

The mock-up of the PARM 1 with an IR sensor displayed at DSEI. (Janes/Riccardo Cociani)

TDW GmbH, a subsidiary of MBDA Germany, publicly displayed its Automated Anti-Tank Weapon (PARM) for the first time at the DSEI show in London on 14–17 September, marking a de facto relaunch for a system that was developed in the 1980s.

The company displayed a PARM 1 with a mock-up infrared (IR) sensor fitted to a new accessory rail to show an alternative way of triggering the off-route mine, which is normally initiated when a vehicle crushes a fibre-optic cable strung out across its path or manually using a command wire. The IR sensor would enable it to be programmed so that it allows a pre-set number to pass by before it fires.

Christoph Schwarz, TDW Business Development Marketing & Contract representative, told Janes only prototypes of the IR sensor have been developed so far. Concepts for radar, magnetic, and seismic sensors are also being worked on, he added. TDW developed similar concepts in the 1990s, such as replacing the fibre-optic cable with a combination of an acoustic and a passive/active IR sensors.

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Hanwha Systems, LIG Nex1 secure contacts for South Korea's ANASIS-II

by Alessandra Giovanzanti

Portable terminals from Hanwha Systems for receiving data from South Korea's ANASIS-II military communications satellite. Hanwha System was awarded a KRW360 billion contract on 15 September for the production of both portable ground terminals and network control systems. (Hanwha Systems)

Hanwha Systems and LIG Nex1 announced on 15 September that they have secured contracts from South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) linked to ANASIS-II, the country's first dedicated military communications satellite.

Hanwha Systems said it was awarded a KRW360 billion (USD307 million) contract to both establish a network control system and manufacture portable ground terminals by 2024 linked to the ANASIS-II satellite system, which launched into space in July 2020.

On the same day, LIG Nex1 announced that it had secured a KRW214.6 billion (USD183 million) contract to series-produce terminals for the new military satellite communication system by 2025.


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Australia to build at least eight nuclear-powered submarines in place of discontinued Attack-class programme

by Julian Kerr

Australia is to build at least eight nuclear-powered submarines in-country for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in the first initiative of the enhanced AUKUS trilateral security partnership jointly announced by leaders of Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States on 15 September.

The announcement confirmed that Canberra is scrapping its contracts with French shipbuilder Naval Group for the design and construction of 12 conventionally powered Attack-class submarines to replace the RAN's six-strong Collins-class submarine fleet at an estimated acquisition cost of AUD90 billion (USD68 billion).

Thanking Naval Group, the government of France, and combat system integrator Lockheed Matin for their efforts, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a statement that accelerating changes to regional security meant conventional submarines were unsuited to Australia's needs in the decades ahead.

Under AUKUS, the three nations would focus immediately on identifying the optimal pathway to deliver at least eight nuclear-powered submarines for Australia, he said.


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Germany has rolled out the first of a pair of Airbus A320-series passenger aircraft to be used for m...

Germany rolls out first A320-series liaison aircraft

by Gareth Jennings

Germany has rolled out the first of a pair of Airbus A320-series passenger aircraft to be used for medium- to long-haul liaison and aero-medical evacuation (medevac) duties.

The first of two A321-251NX liaison aircraft for Germany was rolled out ahead of being fitted with its passenger and medevac mission fits. It will be delivered to the Luftwaffe in 2022. (Bundeswehr)

The first of two A321-251NX liaison aircraft for Germany was rolled out ahead of being fitted with its passenger and medevac mission fits. It will be delivered to the Luftwaffe in 2022. (Bundeswehr)

The A321-251NX aircraft was presented by the Bundeswehr on 6 September ahead of it being fitted with its passenger and medevac mission configurations. The aircraft's Luftwaffe serial number was covered in the image posted on the official Twitter account of the Bundeswehr press team.

The milestone came 14 months after the Bundeswehr announced on 8 July 2020 that a contract for two A321-200NX-type aircraft had been signed between the BAAINBw procurement office and Lufthansa Technik.


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DSEI 2021: TDW's PARM 1 seeks comeback

by Riccardo Cociani

The mock-up of the PARM 1 with an IR sensor displayed at DSEI. (Janes/Riccardo Cociani)

TDW GmbH, a subsidiary of MBDA Germany, publicly displayed its Automated Anti-Tank Weapon (PARM) for the first time at the DSEI show in London on 14–17 September, marking a de facto relaunch for a system that was developed in the 1980s.

The company displayed a PARM 1 with a mock-up infrared (IR) sensor fitted to a new accessory rail to show an alternative way of triggering the off-route mine, which is normally initiated when a vehicle crushes a fibre-optic cable strung out across its path or manually using a command wire. The IR sensor would enable it to be programmed so that it allows a pre-set number to pass by before it fires.

Christoph Schwarz, TDW Business Development Marketing & Contract representative, told Janes only prototypes of the IR sensor have been developed so far. Concepts for radar, magnetic, and seismic sensors are also being worked on, he added. TDW developed similar concepts in the 1990s, such as replacing the fibre-optic cable with a combination of an acoustic and a passive/active IR sensors.

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Hanwha Systems, LIG Nex1 secure contacts for South Korea's ANASIS-II

by Alessandra Giovanzanti

Portable terminals from Hanwha Systems for receiving data from South Korea's ANASIS-II military communications satellite. Hanwha System was awarded a KRW360 billion contract on 15 September for the production of both portable ground terminals and network control systems. (Hanwha Systems)

Hanwha Systems and LIG Nex1 announced on 15 September that they have secured contracts from South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) linked to ANASIS-II, the country's first dedicated military communications satellite.

Hanwha Systems said it was awarded a KRW360 billion (USD307 million) contract to both establish a network control system and manufacture portable ground terminals by 2024 linked to the ANASIS-II satellite system, which launched into space in July 2020.

On the same day, LIG Nex1 announced that it had secured a KRW214.6 billion (USD183 million) contract to series-produce terminals for the new military satellite communication system by 2025.


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Australia to build at least eight nuclear-powered submarines in place of discontinued Attack-class programme

by Julian Kerr

Australia is to build at least eight nuclear-powered submarines in-country for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in the first initiative of the enhanced AUKUS trilateral security partnership jointly announced by leaders of Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States on 15 September.

The announcement confirmed that Canberra is scrapping its contracts with French shipbuilder Naval Group for the design and construction of 12 conventionally powered Attack-class submarines to replace the RAN's six-strong Collins-class submarine fleet at an estimated acquisition cost of AUD90 billion (USD68 billion).

Thanking Naval Group, the government of France, and combat system integrator Lockheed Matin for their efforts, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a statement that accelerating changes to regional security meant conventional submarines were unsuited to Australia's needs in the decades ahead.

Under AUKUS, the three nations would focus immediately on identifying the optimal pathway to deliver at least eight nuclear-powered submarines for Australia, he said.


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Germany has rolled out the first of a pair of Airbus A320-series passenger aircraft to be used for m...

Germany rolls out first A320-series liaison aircraft

by Gareth Jennings

Germany has rolled out the first of a pair of Airbus A320-series passenger aircraft to be used for medium- to long-haul liaison and aero-medical evacuation (medevac) duties.

The first of two A321-251NX liaison aircraft for Germany was rolled out ahead of being fitted with its passenger and medevac mission fits. It will be delivered to the Luftwaffe in 2022. (Bundeswehr)

The first of two A321-251NX liaison aircraft for Germany was rolled out ahead of being fitted with its passenger and medevac mission fits. It will be delivered to the Luftwaffe in 2022. (Bundeswehr)

The A321-251NX aircraft was presented by the Bundeswehr on 6 September ahead of it being fitted with its passenger and medevac mission configurations. The aircraft's Luftwaffe serial number was covered in the image posted on the official Twitter account of the Bundeswehr press team.

The milestone came 14 months after the Bundeswehr announced on 8 July 2020 that a contract for two A321-200NX-type aircraft had been signed between the BAAINBw procurement office and Lufthansa Technik.


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DSEI 2021: TDW's PARM 1 seeks comeback

by Riccardo Cociani

The mock-up of the PARM 1 with an IR sensor displayed at DSEI. (Janes/Riccardo Cociani)

TDW GmbH, a subsidiary of MBDA Germany, publicly displayed its Automated Anti-Tank Weapon (PARM) for the first time at the DSEI show in London on 14–17 September, marking a de facto relaunch for a system that was developed in the 1980s.

The company displayed a PARM 1 with a mock-up infrared (IR) sensor fitted to a new accessory rail to show an alternative way of triggering the off-route mine, which is normally initiated when a vehicle crushes a fibre-optic cable strung out across its path or manually using a command wire. The IR sensor would enable it to be programmed so that it allows a pre-set number to pass by before it fires.

Christoph Schwarz, TDW Business Development Marketing & Contract representative, told Janes only prototypes of the IR sensor have been developed so far. Concepts for radar, magnetic, and seismic sensors are also being worked on, he added. TDW developed similar concepts in the 1990s, such as replacing the fibre-optic cable with a combination of an acoustic and a passive/active IR sensors.

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Hanwha Systems, LIG Nex1 secure contacts for South Korea's ANASIS-II

by Alessandra Giovanzanti

Portable terminals from Hanwha Systems for receiving data from South Korea's ANASIS-II military communications satellite. Hanwha System was awarded a KRW360 billion contract on 15 September for the production of both portable ground terminals and network control systems. (Hanwha Systems)

Hanwha Systems and LIG Nex1 announced on 15 September that they have secured contracts from South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) linked to ANASIS-II, the country's first dedicated military communications satellite.

Hanwha Systems said it was awarded a KRW360 billion (USD307 million) contract to both establish a network control system and manufacture portable ground terminals by 2024 linked to the ANASIS-II satellite system, which launched into space in July 2020.

On the same day, LIG Nex1 announced that it had secured a KRW214.6 billion (USD183 million) contract to series-produce terminals for the new military satellite communication system by 2025.


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Australia to build at least eight nuclear-powered submarines in place of discontinued Attack-class programme

by Julian Kerr

Australia is to build at least eight nuclear-powered submarines in-country for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in the first initiative of the enhanced AUKUS trilateral security partnership jointly announced by leaders of Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States on 15 September.

The announcement confirmed that Canberra is scrapping its contracts with French shipbuilder Naval Group for the design and construction of 12 conventionally powered Attack-class submarines to replace the RAN's six-strong Collins-class submarine fleet at an estimated acquisition cost of AUD90 billion (USD68 billion).

Thanking Naval Group, the government of France, and combat system integrator Lockheed Matin for their efforts, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a statement that accelerating changes to regional security meant conventional submarines were unsuited to Australia's needs in the decades ahead.

Under AUKUS, the three nations would focus immediately on identifying the optimal pathway to deliver at least eight nuclear-powered submarines for Australia, he said.


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Germany has rolled out the first of a pair of Airbus A320-series passenger aircraft to be used for m...

Germany rolls out first A320-series liaison aircraft

by Gareth Jennings

Germany has rolled out the first of a pair of Airbus A320-series passenger aircraft to be used for medium- to long-haul liaison and aero-medical evacuation (medevac) duties.

The first of two A321-251NX liaison aircraft for Germany was rolled out ahead of being fitted with its passenger and medevac mission fits. It will be delivered to the Luftwaffe in 2022. (Bundeswehr)

The first of two A321-251NX liaison aircraft for Germany was rolled out ahead of being fitted with its passenger and medevac mission fits. It will be delivered to the Luftwaffe in 2022. (Bundeswehr)

The A321-251NX aircraft was presented by the Bundeswehr on 6 September ahead of it being fitted with its passenger and medevac mission configurations. The aircraft's Luftwaffe serial number was covered in the image posted on the official Twitter account of the Bundeswehr press team.

The milestone came 14 months after the Bundeswehr announced on 8 July 2020 that a contract for two A321-200NX-type aircraft had been signed between the BAAINBw procurement office and Lufthansa Technik.


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DSEI 2021: TDW's PARM 1 seeks comeback

by Riccardo Cociani

The mock-up of the PARM 1 with an IR sensor displayed at DSEI. (Janes/Riccardo Cociani)

TDW GmbH, a subsidiary of MBDA Germany, publicly displayed its Automated Anti-Tank Weapon (PARM) for the first time at the DSEI show in London on 14–17 September, marking a de facto relaunch for a system that was developed in the 1980s.

The company displayed a PARM 1 with a mock-up infrared (IR) sensor fitted to a new accessory rail to show an alternative way of triggering the off-route mine, which is normally initiated when a vehicle crushes a fibre-optic cable strung out across its path or manually using a command wire. The IR sensor would enable it to be programmed so that it allows a pre-set number to pass by before it fires.

Christoph Schwarz, TDW Business Development Marketing & Contract representative, told Janes only prototypes of the IR sensor have been developed so far. Concepts for radar, magnetic, and seismic sensors are also being worked on, he added. TDW developed similar concepts in the 1990s, such as replacing the fibre-optic cable with a combination of an acoustic and a passive/active IR sensors.

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Hanwha Systems, LIG Nex1 secure contacts for South Korea's ANASIS-II

by Alessandra Giovanzanti

Portable terminals from Hanwha Systems for receiving data from South Korea's ANASIS-II military communications satellite. Hanwha System was awarded a KRW360 billion contract on 15 September for the production of both portable ground terminals and network control systems. (Hanwha Systems)

Hanwha Systems and LIG Nex1 announced on 15 September that they have secured contracts from South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) linked to ANASIS-II, the country's first dedicated military communications satellite.

Hanwha Systems said it was awarded a KRW360 billion (USD307 million) contract to both establish a network control system and manufacture portable ground terminals by 2024 linked to the ANASIS-II satellite system, which launched into space in July 2020.

On the same day, LIG Nex1 announced that it had secured a KRW214.6 billion (USD183 million) contract to series-produce terminals for the new military satellite communication system by 2025.


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Australia to build at least eight nuclear-powered submarines in place of discontinued Attack-class programme

by Julian Kerr

Australia is to build at least eight nuclear-powered submarines in-country for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in the first initiative of the enhanced AUKUS trilateral security partnership jointly announced by leaders of Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States on 15 September.

The announcement confirmed that Canberra is scrapping its contracts with French shipbuilder Naval Group for the design and construction of 12 conventionally powered Attack-class submarines to replace the RAN's six-strong Collins-class submarine fleet at an estimated acquisition cost of AUD90 billion (USD68 billion).

Thanking Naval Group, the government of France, and combat system integrator Lockheed Matin for their efforts, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a statement that accelerating changes to regional security meant conventional submarines were unsuited to Australia's needs in the decades ahead.

Under AUKUS, the three nations would focus immediately on identifying the optimal pathway to deliver at least eight nuclear-powered submarines for Australia, he said.


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Germany has rolled out the first of a pair of Airbus A320-series passenger aircraft to be used for m...

Germany rolls out first A320-series liaison aircraft

by Gareth Jennings

Germany has rolled out the first of a pair of Airbus A320-series passenger aircraft to be used for medium- to long-haul liaison and aero-medical evacuation (medevac) duties.

The first of two A321-251NX liaison aircraft for Germany was rolled out ahead of being fitted with its passenger and medevac mission fits. It will be delivered to the Luftwaffe in 2022. (Bundeswehr)

The first of two A321-251NX liaison aircraft for Germany was rolled out ahead of being fitted with its passenger and medevac mission fits. It will be delivered to the Luftwaffe in 2022. (Bundeswehr)

The A321-251NX aircraft was presented by the Bundeswehr on 6 September ahead of it being fitted with its passenger and medevac mission configurations. The aircraft's Luftwaffe serial number was covered in the image posted on the official Twitter account of the Bundeswehr press team.

The milestone came 14 months after the Bundeswehr announced on 8 July 2020 that a contract for two A321-200NX-type aircraft had been signed between the BAAINBw procurement office and Lufthansa Technik.


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DSEI 2021: TDW's PARM 1 seeks comeback

by Riccardo Cociani

The mock-up of the PARM 1 with an IR sensor displayed at DSEI. (Janes/Riccardo Cociani)

TDW GmbH, a subsidiary of MBDA Germany, publicly displayed its Automated Anti-Tank Weapon (PARM) for the first time at the DSEI show in London on 14–17 September, marking a de facto relaunch for a system that was developed in the 1980s.

The company displayed a PARM 1 with a mock-up infrared (IR) sensor fitted to a new accessory rail to show an alternative way of triggering the off-route mine, which is normally initiated when a vehicle crushes a fibre-optic cable strung out across its path or manually using a command wire. The IR sensor would enable it to be programmed so that it allows a pre-set number to pass by before it fires.

Christoph Schwarz, TDW Business Development Marketing & Contract representative, told Janes only prototypes of the IR sensor have been developed so far. Concepts for radar, magnetic, and seismic sensors are also being worked on, he added. TDW developed similar concepts in the 1990s, such as replacing the fibre-optic cable with a combination of an acoustic and a passive/active IR sensors.

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Hanwha Systems, LIG Nex1 secure contacts for South Korea's ANASIS-II

by Alessandra Giovanzanti

Portable terminals from Hanwha Systems for receiving data from South Korea's ANASIS-II military communications satellite. Hanwha System was awarded a KRW360 billion contract on 15 September for the production of both portable ground terminals and network control systems. (Hanwha Systems)

Hanwha Systems and LIG Nex1 announced on 15 September that they have secured contracts from South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) linked to ANASIS-II, the country's first dedicated military communications satellite.

Hanwha Systems said it was awarded a KRW360 billion (USD307 million) contract to both establish a network control system and manufacture portable ground terminals by 2024 linked to the ANASIS-II satellite system, which launched into space in July 2020.

On the same day, LIG Nex1 announced that it had secured a KRW214.6 billion (USD183 million) contract to series-produce terminals for the new military satellite communication system by 2025.


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Australia to build at least eight nuclear-powered submarines in place of discontinued Attack-class programme

by Julian Kerr

Australia is to build at least eight nuclear-powered submarines in-country for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in the first initiative of the enhanced AUKUS trilateral security partnership jointly announced by leaders of Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States on 15 September.

The announcement confirmed that Canberra is scrapping its contracts with French shipbuilder Naval Group for the design and construction of 12 conventionally powered Attack-class submarines to replace the RAN's six-strong Collins-class submarine fleet at an estimated acquisition cost of AUD90 billion (USD68 billion).

Thanking Naval Group, the government of France, and combat system integrator Lockheed Matin for their efforts, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a statement that accelerating changes to regional security meant conventional submarines were unsuited to Australia's needs in the decades ahead.

Under AUKUS, the three nations would focus immediately on identifying the optimal pathway to deliver at least eight nuclear-powered submarines for Australia, he said.


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