Lithuania selects the Boxer

GTK Boxer for the Lithuanian Army

Lithuania buys 88 Boxer multirole armoured fighting vehicles worth €390 million. Delivery is expected between 2017 and 2021. Due to its advanced composite armour, the Boxer offers very good protection combined with high mobility...> more


Security scanner for the German Federal Police Force

Rohde & Schwarz bodyscanner for the German federal police

The German Ministry of Interior sig­ned a framework agreement with Rohde & Schwarz for 300 R&S QPS200 security scanners. The new instruments can now be used everywhere that the German Federal Police Force performs...> more


Artillery precision guidance kits for the U.S. military

Orbital ATK artillery precision guidance kits

Orbital ATK has received a €62 million contract that exercises a second option from the U.S. Government to produce artil­lery precision guidance kits (PGK). PGK-fuzed projectiles allow battlefield commanders to more safely...> more


Rheinmetall’s bid for the Challenger 2 programme

Challenger 2 Tank

The other “new” bidder for the Bri-tish Challenger 2 life extension programme is Rheinmetall. The German company has quite some new technologies especially for main battle tanks in its portfolio and operates several demonstrator...> more


Kuwait Ministry of Defence orders 30 H225M Caracal helicopters

Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracal

Airbus Helicopters has signed a con­tract with the Kuwait Ministry of Defence for the purchase of 30 H225M Caracal multirole utility helicopters as well as an associated support and services package, during the visit of the...> more


Upgrade of the British Army’s Challenger 2 tanks

Challenger 2 tank

More and more bidders are entering the race for the upgrade of the British Ar­my’s Challenger 2 tanks. Now Lockheed Martin UK also is to bid for the Ministry of Defence’s contract. In collaboration with Elbit Systems UK, Lockheed...> more


Saab equips Leopard 2 with vehicle electronics

Swedish Army Leopard 2 main battle tank

Saab has received an order from Krauss-Maffei Wegmann regarding de­velopment of new vehicle electronics for the Leopard 2 tank valued about €14 milli­on. Deliveries are expected between 2018 and 2022. Krauss-Maffei Wegmann is a...> more

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