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Northrop Eyes Ammunition Manufacturing in Ukraine

Ukraine is expected to fund a manufacturing project with Northrop Grumman to produce medium caliber ammunition on Ukrainian soil. Dave Bartell, director of international business for Northrop’s defense systems sector, and Stanley Brown, the Department of State’s principal deputy assistant secretary for the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, confirmed the coproduction agreement during the Eurosatory 2024...

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Rheinmetall-Anduril Collaboration Seeks New Defense System Against Small Drones for European Warfighters; Oliver Duerr Quoted

German arms manufacturer Rheinmetall and U.S. defense technology company Anduril Industries will collaborate to develop and manufacture a new counter-small unmanned aerial system, initially for the European market. The collaboration follows a memorandum of understanding that the companies signed at the ongoing Eurosatory defense trade show in Paris. Under the joint C-sUAS project, Rheinmetall will...

GCAP Headquarters to Use Systecon Software for Life Cycle Management Support; Dan Andersson Quoted
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GCAP Headquarters to Use Systecon Software for Life Cycle Management Support; Dan Andersson Quoted

BAE Systems, one of the companies leading the Global Combat Air Programme to develop a next-generation stealth jetfighter, has tapped Systecon to provide life cycle management software and services to GCAP‘s London headquarters.  Systecon will specifically support the BAE Systems Air GCAP Team at Warton and the collaborative activities at the main office for the...

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Italy Tops 2023 European Defence Fund Project Awards With Leonardo’s Major Grants

Italy cornered most of the projects under the 2023 European Defence Fund, the European Commission’s support tool for defense research and development among regional companies. Out of the EDF’s 54 R&D projects in 2023, valued at about $1.07 billion, Italian companies won 35, with Leonardo accounting for 13 grants, according to a company statement. With...

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Saab Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

Saab has named Anna Wijkander as its new chief financial officer, effective Sept. 9. Wijkander has held various leadership positions at Saab for nine years, joining the company in 2015 as head of business control, business unit command, and control systems. She is currently the company’s deputy CFO and head of corporate control. She will...

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Singapore’s ST Engineering Books $74M Deals to Deliver 155 mm, 40 mm Ammunition Systems; Kok Ann Lim Quoted

Singapore-based ST Engineering has received $74 million in orders for 155 mm and 40 mm ammunition from NATO-aligned customers. According to the company, the contracts, finalized between April and June, highlight international defense clients’ growing confidence in its advanced solutions. Kok Ann Lim, president of land systems at ST Engineering, noted that the organization’s defense...

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Belgium Purchases 17 New Airbus H145M Helicopters for Its Police, Military

Belgium has ordered 17 Airbus H145M multi-role helicopters for its military and police forces. NATO said the NATO Support and Procurement Agency signed the purchase contract with Airbus Helicopters on behalf of the government of Belgium during the Eurosatory 2024 defense and security trade show in Paris. Belgium is a member of the military alliance’s...

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France Orders Mobile Air Traffic Control Solution From Collins Aerospace

France has awarded Collins Aerospace a contract to procure the company’s mobile air traffic control technology. On Monday, Collins announced its agreement with the French Direction Générale de l’Armement to equip the French Army with ATNAVICS, short for Air Traffic Navigation, Integration and Coordination System. The vehicle-mounted ATNAVICS provides air traffic services to support rapid...

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Thales to Adopt French CEA’s Solutions to Hasten AI Integration in Defense Market Offerings; Bertrand Tavernier Quoted

Thales has partnered with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, or CEA, to use its multimodal generative artificial intelligence expertise to fast-track the company’s AI integration into its defense and security solutions. Bertrand Tavernier, chief technical officer for Thales Secure Communications and Information Systems, emphasized the collaboration’s role in delivering “trusted, sovereign generative...

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Rheinmetall Partners With QUS to Improve Battlefield Management System

Rheinmetall is adding biomonitoring functions into its Gladius 2.0 soldier system through collaboration with Austria’s QUS Body Connected. Gladius 2.0 will support live data tracking of soldiers to enable adjustments during training and ensure optimal fitness development. Deployed during actual warfighting operations, the technology will provide commanders with the latest data on individual soldiers or...

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