Update: Czech Republic, Israel sign SPYDER air defence agreement

by Yaakov Lappin

Israel and the Czech Republic signed a government-to-government agreement covering the delivery of four Rafael SPYDER air-defence systems on 5 October.

The agreement was signed in Prague by Czech Deputy Minister for Armaments and Acquisitions Lubor Koudelka and Israeli Ministry of Defense (MoD) Director Major General (res) Amir Eshel.

“This is the first time that Israel will deliver a full air-defence system to a NATO country, and we are proud and thrilled that the Czech Republic is the one,” Eshel said.


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Babcock finishes selling Frazer-Nash Consultancy to KBR

by Marc Selinger

UK-based Babcock International Group has completed the previously announced sale of its Frazer-Nash Consultancy to fellow engineering company KBR for approximately GBP293 million (USD404.2 million), Babcock said on 21 October.

Babcock first disclosed the transaction in August, saying the divestiture would help reduce its debt. Meanwhile, US-based KBR will expand its international advisory capabilities by obtaining Frazer-Nash, which operates mainly in the UK and Australia.


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ADEX 2021: Hanwha deepens collaboration with Israeli firms

by Jon Grevatt

Hanwha Systems and Elta Systems have signed an agreement to explore opportunities to export AESA radars. In recent years, the two companies have collaborated on Hanwha's project to develop an AESA radar (pictured) for the KF-21 Boramae future fighter. (Defense Acquisition Program Administration)

South Korean firm Hanwha Systems has signed agreements with Israeli companies Elbit Systems and Elta Systems, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), to pursue opportunities for technology co-operation and trade.


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France qualifies Sea Fire radar ahead of FDI combat system integration

by Richard Scott

A dual-face Sea Fire system is installed at SESDA in a replica of the FDI integrated mast. (Thales)

France's Direction générale de l'armement (DGA) has formally qualified the Thales Sea Fire S-band multifunction active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar ahead of integration into the combat system of the new Amiral Ronarc'h-class Frégate de défense et d'intervention (FDI) frigates.


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