IDEB fair

The most modern military technique, equipment for ensuring protection and safety and dynamic demonstrations - all of this will take place from 10th to 12th May 2016 in the premises of Incheba Expo Bratislava during the 6th...> more


Next generation of Gripen fighter aircraft

On May 18 the first of the next generation Gripen aircraft will be unveiled. This is a key milestone in the evolution of "The Smart Fighter". "We are pushing two generations ahead. Gripen has a strong market...> more



The U.S. Navy has awarded the Lockheed Martin led industry team a contract for one fully funded FREEDOM class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The contract award includes funding for seaframe construction, systems integration and...> more


Lithuania procures G36 assault rifles

On the basis of the results obtained through testing the G36 assault rifles the leadership of the Ministry of National Defence and the Lithuanian Armed Forces took a decision to continue restocking the Lithuanian Armed Forces...> more


Unmanned undersea vehicle to operate for months

Boeing introduced Echo Voyager, the latest unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) which can operate autonomously for months at a time thanks to a hybrid rechargeable power system and modular payload bay. The 51-foot-long vehicle is not...> more


SECOMSAT for the Spanish defence forces

Indra has been awarded a master agreement with the Spanish Ministry of Defence to be the primary maintenance provider for terminals used in Spain‘s military satellite communications system (SECOMSAT). SECOMSAT network systems are...> more


Ten years Gripen in Hungary

Senior representatives of the Hungarian government, the Hungarian and Swedish Armed Forces, the Embassy of Sweden to Hungary, Swedish Defence Materiel Administration and Saab, came together to celebrate Hungary’s first...> more

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  • The Future of European Foreign and Security Policy (Federica Mogherini)
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