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Rheinmetall to Supply Ukraine With 32 Leopard 1 Systems Under German-Funded Deal

Rheinmetall has secured a contract to deliver 32 Leopard 1 systems to Ukraine starting in 2024. The German-funded deal will supply the Ukrainian government with 25 Leopard 1A5main battle tanks, five Bergepanzer 2 armored recovery vehicles and two driver-training tanks, the company announced Tuesday. The agreement also requires Rheinmetall to provide training, logistics, spare parts,...


Northrop Says Initial Flight Confirms Australia’s MQ-4C Triton Ready for 2024 Delivery

Northrop Grumman has completed the first flight of Australia’s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicle at its Palmdale Aircraft Integration Center in California. The initial flight conducted airworthiness assessments, covering engine, flight control and fuel system checks, and basic aircraft handling tests, the company said. According to Northrop, the flight test confirmed that the UAV is...


Lockheed Martin, Euro Partners to Provide F-16 Training Support in Romania

Lockheed Martin will be working with several European companies to provide combat plane training at the newly inaugurated European F-16 Training Center in Romania. Romania and the Netherlands established the center to train local pilots on the F-16, according to OJ Sanchez, vice president and general manager of the Integrated Fighter Group at Lockheed Martin....


DTC, Huneed Technologies to Develop MANET Solution for Modern Military Applications

Domo Tactical Communications has signed a memorandum of understanding with Huneed Technologies to develop an advanced mobile ad hoc network solution for use in the modern battlefield around the world. As part of the agreement, DTC will provide its MANET technology to South Korean military forces. Under the MOU. the partner companies will advance the...


General Atomics To Integrate Edge Smart Weapons Into MQ-9B SkyGuardian Platform

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has agreed to work with the United Arab Emirates’ Edge Group to equip its remotely piloted aircraft with precision-guided munition and guided-glide weapon solutions. According to GA-ASI, the agreement will lead to the deployment of the MQ-9B SkyGuardian featuring Edge smart weapons. The effort expands the existing defense cooperation between...


US Navy Official Says Australia Could Get First Virginia-Class Sub in 2032

The United States will deliver Virginia-class submarines to Australia starting in 2032 under the trilateral AUKUS security agreement, according to Vice Adm. Bill Houston, commander of Naval Submarine Forces. Speaking to reporters at the Naval Submarine League on Tuesday, Houston revealed that Australia will receive at least three submarines throughout the 2030s. Following the initial...


Comtech Secures Spectra Group Deal to Equip NATO, European Union Customers With BLOS Capabilities

Comtech has secured a $20 million deal from United Kingdom-based Spectra Group to provide NATO and European Union customers with the Compact Over-the-Horizon Transportable Terminal system. The agreement will deliver secure and resilient beyond-line-of-sight capabilities to military users, according to Comtech President and CEO Ken Peterman. The company’s Troposcatter Family of Systems will provide blended...


Australia’s Silentium Defence Completes Lockheed Martin’s 12-Month Mentorship Program

Australian tech company Silentium Defence has completed the Lockheed Martin Mentor Protégé Program, a project designed to help small innovative businesses advance their technical and operational capabilities. Lockheed Martin Australia confirmed that Silentium Defence finished the MPP, with LMA’s Office of Australian Industrial Participation sponsoring the company’s participation in the development program. Under the 12-month...


Netherlands Lends F-16s for Training Ukraine, Romania Pilots

The Netherlands has deployed five F-16 fighter jets to train pilots at the European F-16 Training Centre in Romania. The deployment is part of the Dutch government’s collaboration with the United States and Denmark to provide Ukraine with F-16 capabilities. Under the program, the EFTC will use the aircraft to give flight instructors a refresher course,...


MBDA UK, PGZ Ink $4.9B Deal to Bolster Poland’s Air Defense System

MBDA UK has signed a $4.9 billion agreement with Polish defense firm PGZ to build up Narew, Poland’s next-generation air defense program. The deal will support Poland’s plans to establish a powerful ground-based air defense system that can neutralize threats from cruise missiles and fighter jets, according to the UK Ministry of Defence. The defense...

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