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Rheinmetall MAN Secures Contract to Provide HX Vehicles for Swedish Armed Forces’ Archer Artillery System

Germany’s Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles will provide the Swedish Armed Forces with highly mobile, all-terrain military vehicles. The Rheinmetall and MAN Truck and Bus joint venture secured a $79.6 million contract from BAE Systems Bofors for 48 units of the HX cab chassis with protected cabins. Deliveries will begin in the third quarter of 2024....

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Redwire to Develop Argonaut’s Robotic Arm to Deliver, Retrieve Payloads on the Moon

Redwire has secured a contract from the European Space Agency to design and build a robotic arm prototype for the future Argonaut lunar lander.  The Argonaut is planned to give Europe access to the moon. The lander will deliver various payloads to the lunar surface, including scientific instruments or even a rover. Redwire’s Manipulator for...

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Bombardier Defense Expands Asia-Pacific Business With New Australia Office; Steve Patrick Quoted

Bombardier Defense has opened a new office in Adelaide, Australia, a move that is expected to further expand the company’s footprint in the Asia Pacific. The new workspace at Lot Fourteen, an innovation hub in the South Australia region, will provide additional client support, allowing customers to explore and experience the company’s portfolio of aircraft,...

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US Approves Canada’s Purchase of 790 Joint Direct Attack Munition Tail Kits

The United States has approved Canada’s request to purchase Joint Direct Attack Munition tail kits and related elements. On Tuesday, the Department of Defense’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency issued a press release to announce the potential foreign military sale valued at $96.4 million. The proposed acquisition was approved after the Department of State determined it...

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UK Selects CGI as Emergency Services Mobile Communications Program’s Technology Delivery Partner

The United Kingdom has partnered with CGI to strengthen emergency communications across England, Scotland and Wales.  The U.K. government’s Home Office awarded the global IT and business consulting firm with a five-year contract valued at $59.6 million. The acquisition is part of the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Program, which aims to modernize the nation’s Emergency...

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CACI to Provide Canadian Soldiers With SkyTracker Tech for Counter-UAS Operations; John Mengucci Quoted

CACI International will supply Canadian soldiers with technologies to take down enemy drones.  According to the defense company, it received a contract from the Canadian Armed Forces to provide its SkyTracker counter-uncrewed technology suite. SkyTracker can detect and track unmanned aircraft systems and offer precision mitigation recommendations to ward off threats.  The technology was first introduced...

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UK Sends Typhoon Combat Aircraft to Poland for Eucom-Hosted Astral Knight Exercise

The United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force sent three Typhoon multi-role combat aircraft to Poland for Exercise Astral Knight 24.  Over 50 personnel from the 140 Expeditionary Air Wing traveled for the military event from Mihail Kogalniceanu Airbase in southeastern Romania to the 31st Air Base in Krzesiny, Poland. Astral Knight is part of the Large-Scale...

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Axient Opens Dutch Subsidiary’s New International Office in Netherlands’ Innovation Center

Axient has established a new subsidiary and opened a new office in the Netherlands to better serve its customers in Europe.  On Thursday, company executives celebrated the milestone with Dutch government leaders and industry representatives.   The American defense technology provider first announced its Dutch subsidiary, Axient Systems, in April. It marks the first time the company...

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US Sanctions Sudanese Paramilitary Group Leaders Over Expanding War

The United States has imposed sanctions on leaders of the Sudanese paramilitary group Rapid Support Forces. On Wednesday, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control designated Ali Yagoub Gibril and Osman Mohamed Hamid Mohamed of the RSF pursuant to Executive Order 14098. The EO authorizes the government to seize assets of persons and...

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UK, South Korea Conduct Joint Maritime Patrol to Enforce UN Sanctions Against North Korea

The United Kingdom said the Royal Navy recently conducted maritime patrols around the Korean Peninsula. British sailors on the HMS Spey offshore patrol vessel sailed the region alongside their South Korean counterparts to enforce the United Nations Security Council Resolutions against North Korea.  Since 2006, the UNSC has imposed nine major sanctions on Pyongyang over...

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