Upgrade to the ATACMS

Lockheed Martin received a €66 million contract from the U.S. Army for upgrades to the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS).The programme will take hardware from early-production ATACMS Block 1 missiles and develop an enhanced...> more


ICCS6 systems for Belgium, the Netherlands and Portugal

The navies of Belgium, the Netherlands and Portugal will upgrade some of their surface ships with the latest version (the sixth) of the Integrated Communications Control System (ICCS) produced by Portuguese communications...> more


Precision missiles for Eurofighter

Two guided missiles are in the focus of the German Air Force for providing the Eurofighter with advanced air-to-ground capabilities: Laser-Guided Sidewinder (LaGS) by the German company Diehl Defence and Spice by the Israeli...> more


Germany procures Enok

The German procurement agency BAAINBw has ordered 84 Light Armoured Patrol Vehicles (LAPV), called Enok by the Germans, from Mercedes-Benz. These vehicles are in addition to the 137 Enok already in the inventory of the German...> more


Net-based armour system

AmSafe Bridport announced that the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) has selected its Tarian rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) armour system. AmSafe will work with its country representative Damasec to...> more


European Data Relay System

The European Space Association (ESA) and Airbus Defence & Space confirmed their partnership to complete the full European Data Relay System. This decision follows the successful test campaign of the first multigigabit optical...> more


Russia to unite air and space forces in 2015

The head of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff,  General Valery Gerasimov, announced the merger of the national air force and space forces is to be completed this year. The new formation will be named the Air-Space Force...> more

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  • Necessary Renewal of the Euro-Atlantic Security Partnership (Johannes Varwick)
  • NATO Responds to New Crises (Rolf Clement)
  • The Evolution of Jihadi Terrorism (Berndt Georg Thamm)
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  • Air Defence in an Era of Change (Michael Ruloff)
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