The Netherlands order 12 more Bushmaster

A dozen Bushmasters are going into production in Bendigo for export to The Netherlands, after the countrys Ministry of Defence ordered new vehicles from Thales in Australia. The vehicles will complement the 86 Bushmasters...> more


Maiden Flight of the Bell 525 Relentless

Bell Helicopter announced the successful first flight of the Bell 525 Relentless. The maiden flight of the super-medium helicopter took place at the company’s aircraft assembly center in Amarillo, Texas. The Bell 525 was...> more


Christening of MEKO A-100 corvette for the Polish Navy

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems and Polish shipyard Stocznia Marynarki Wojennej celebrate christening of first MEKO A-100 corvette named "ORP Slazak". It is scheduled to be handed over to the Polish Navy at the end of...> more


Cased telescoped cannons

The joint venture between BAE Systems and Nexter, CTA International (CTAI), has been awarded a €212 million contract from the UK Ministry of Defence, which marks an important milestone for CTAI to deliver a new capability to the...> more


140 years Lürssen

Lürssen has celebrated its 140 anniversary with the Lürssen family operating Lürssen shipyards for four generations now. On June 27, 1875 the founder Friedrich Lürssen sets up his own boatbuilding workshop in Aumund, near...> more


Smart Vests for Benelux

Elbit Systems, signed a €136 million contract with the Dutch Ministry of Defence for the supply of an advanced system for infantry troops of The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. The Smart Vest integrates a mobile...> more


First flight of the Legion Pod sensor system

Lockheed Martin’s Legion Pod recently completed its first flight test, successfully tracking multiple airborne targets while flying on an F-16 in Fort Worth, Texas. Legion Pod was integrated onto the F-16 without making any...> more

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