IRIS-T precision missile

Diehl Defence showcased the IRIS-T during the Paris Air Show. The IRIS-T is a short-range air-to-air guided missile to engage airborne targets. The missile has a passive infra-red imaging system, an active radar approach sensor,...> more


Carl-Gustaf ammunition

Saab has signed a €13.6 million contract with the European Defence Agency (EDA) to deliver Carl-Gustaf ammunition to the agency member states Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Czech Republic and Poland. Deliveries will take place...> more


Hybrid airship by Lockheed Martin

During the Paris Air Show Lockheed Martin informed about their new plans on hybrid airships as transport vehicles. hybrid airships could enable affordable and safe delivery of heavy cargo and personnel to virtually anywhere –...> more


Dennis A. Muilenburg new President and CEO of Boeing

The Boeing board of directors has elected Dennis A. Muilenburg the company‘s 10th chief executive, succeeding W. James McNerney who held the position for the past 10 years. Muilenburg, who has served as Boeing president and chief...> more


Special Operations Tactical Vehicle

Navistar Defense showcased its Special Operations Tactical Vehicle (SOTV) at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC). The SOTV-B (Blended) variant is a low-profile, purpose-built armoured vehicle designed for...> more



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  • NATO and the Challenge foh Hybrid Warfare (Andreas Jacons and Guillaume Lasconjarias)
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  • "We expect collaboration for future programmes." (Interview with Mr Toro Hotchi, Diector, Equipment Policy Division, in the Bureau of Financed Equipment, Ministry of Defence, Japan)
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