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Saab Books $76M Deal to Support South Korea’s Arthur Weapon Locating Systems

Saab has received a $76.2 million contract to provide support services for South Korea’s Arthur mobile weapon locating systems. Signed with the South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration, the five-year deal also requires the Swedish defense company to deliver spare parts for Arthur. According to Carl-Johan Bergholm, head of surveillance business at Saab, the agreement...


Spain Inks Purchase Contract for Airbus’ SIRTAP Drones

The Spanish defense ministry has signed a contract for the purchase of Airbus’ tactical SIRTAP unmanned aerial systems. An Airbus press release issued on Wednesday said the purchase order calls for the delivery of a total of nine UAS, with each composed of three unmanned aerial vehicles, plus one ground control station.  The ministry said...


Textron Systems To Test F-35 Block IV Capabilities Under $50M Lockheed Martin Deal

Textron Systems has secured a $50 million purchase order from Lockheed Martin to test the F-35 Lightning II aircraft capabilities using its Advanced Architecture Phase Amplitude and Time Simulator system. Under the award, the company will support the modernization of existing Norway-Italy Reprogramming Lab equipment. By deploying the A2PATS system, Textron will provide an enhanced...


Germany and Israel Finalize Arrow 3 Acquisition

German and Israeli officials, led by Israel Ministry of Defense Director General Eyal Zamir, have signed a final agreement for Germany to acquire the Israeli-manufactured and U.S.-developed Arrow 3 missile defense system.   In its announcement via social media, the Israeli Ministry of Defense valued the deal at about $3.6 billion and described the signing as...


Australia Agrees to Explore Strategic Shipbuilder Agreement With Austal

The Australian government has signed a heads of agreement with Austal to create a strategic shipbuilder agreement, which if ultimately forged would install the company as the government’s strategic shipbuilder in Henderson, West Australia.  According to Austal’s announcement of the preliminary agreement, the HoA defines the SSA’s key principles and sets the discussion points and...


Elbit to Equip Canada’s New Refueling Planes With Missile Shield

Airbus Defense and Space has awarded Elbit Systems a five-year contract for the installation of Direct Infrared Counter Measures and Infrared Missile Warning Systems on Canada’s Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport refueling aircraft. Elbit did not disclose the value of the contract it announced Monday but noted that the missile protection systems have been...


Thales Surveillance Tech to Secure New French Navy Patrol Ships

The French Defence Procurement Agency or DGA has awarded a contract for Thales to supply the French Navy’s seven new offshore patrol vessels with surveillance solutions. The company’s contract announcement did not specify its value but said the sensors for delivery include Thales’ Bluewatcher hull sonar, the new NS50 compact multi-mission surveillance radar and the...


UK Space Agency Taps Airbus for Space Industry Development Initiatives

The UK Space Agency has awarded $4.9 million to Airbus Defence and Space for the development of a space and connectivity catalyst, which will be accessible to new and current space industry players. An Airbus press release said the new Space Catalyst will be created on a 14-acre site with a range of facilities at...


Arctic Extends Broadband Connectivity With Completed Viasat Spacecraft Test

Thermal vacuum testing has been completed on the second satellite for Viasat’s forthcoming Arctic Satellite Broadband Mission, which aims to provide high-speed broadband to the Arctic region by the second half of 2024. Viasat announced the test completion on Tuesday, saying that the two satellites will be deployed in the mission led by Space Norway’s...


BAE Systems GPS Platform to Boost Eurofighter Typhoon’s Anti-Jamming Capability

BAE Systems said it is mvoing to the next phase of integrating its Digital GPS Anti-jam Receiver into the Eurofighter Typhoon after demonstrating functional compatibility and installation feasibility in the jetfighter. A consortium composed of BAE Systems, Airbus and Leonardo is behind the development of the twin-engine, multi-role warplane to support the air defense of...

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