Merlin Mk4 makes its maiden flight

Augusta Westland Merlin MK4/4A

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced the first AgustaWestland AW101 Merlin Mk4 successfully completed its maiden flight at its Yeovil facility in southwest England. Leonardo is upgrading 25 Royal Navy Mer­lin Mk3/3A aircraft to Merlin...> more


Unmanned Warrior 2016

ARCIMS Unmanned Warrios 2016

After two years of planning the first and only of its kind exercise, Unmanned Warrior 2016, took place off the West coast of Scotland and Wales, as part of Joint War­rior 162. Major defence companies came with their unmanned...> more


Half of the Leopard 2A7+ arrived at Qatar

Leopard 2 A7+ for Qatar

Kraus-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has de­livered nearly half of all Leopard 2A7 Main Battle Tank (MBT) from the contract with Qatar to the Middle East. The Leopard 2 A7 is developed and qua­lified for the task in areas with high...> more


Update for Challenger 2 main battle tank

Challenger 2 MBT modernization update

The British Army has decided to update their Challenger 2 main battle tank fleet. The plan is to modernise 227 of the out-da­ted Challenger 2 that are currently in ser­vice. “The Ministry of Defence has chosen BAE Systems and...> more


British-French MMCM programme

maritime mine counter measures

Thales and BAE Systems, together with their partners SAAB, ECA Group and ASV Global, welcome the confirmation by the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) that the UK Minist­ry of Defence (MOD) and French Defence...> more


French Naval aerial drone programme

VSR700 Aerial Drone

Airbus Helicopters and DCNS are jo­ining forces to design the future tactical component of France’s Naval Aerial Drone (Système de Drones Aériens de la Marine – SDAM) programme. DCNS’s role in the partnership will be to de­sign...> more


South Korea buys Taurus

TAURUS KEPD 350K on a F-15

TAURUS Systems GmbH, a joint ventu­re of MBDA Deutschland GmbH (67%) and SAAB Dynamics AB (33%), handed over the first lot of TAURUS KEPD 350K stand–off missiles to the Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF). The TAURUS KEPD 350K is...> more

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