Defense Business

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Brazilian aerospace company Embraer announced today it will coordinate all development and production activities in Brazil on behalf of Saab and, in addition to its own extensive work packages, will participate in systems development, integration, flight tests, final assembly and deliveries. 

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The three leading industry partners in the F-35 industry team have signed an agreement with the DOD to bring down the procurement cost of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) to the equivalent of today's 4th generation fighters by the turn of the decade

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The first two Lavi advanced trainer M-346 produced for the Israeli Air Force (IAF) by the Italian company Alenia Aermacchi have been delivered yesterday to the Hatzerim Israeli Air Force Base in the Negev Desert.

CybAero APID 60 'Tier II' unmanned Vertical Take off and Landing Unmanned Aerial System (VTUAV). Aerovironment now plans to market this system in the US, positioning it to fulfil new requirements for responsive ISR in support of land and naval forces. Photo: CybAero

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Swedish CybAero lands order to deliver 70 systems of unmanned helicopters to China, over seven years, under a deal worth over US$100 Million

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German armored vehicle manufacturer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and French government owned defense company Nexter Systems announced a planned merger under which the two companies plan to establish a strong Franco-German defense technology group.

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Ankara has again delayed its selection of future missile defense system, extending the deadline for bids until August 30. While the Chinese FD-2000 system was selected as 'best offer', Integration issues with NATO and political pressure from Washington and Europe are making such deal unlikely

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Nexter Systems announced today the establishment of an industry consortium with two Indian companies, to pursue the Indian Army Mounted Gun System (MGS) artillery program.

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A new drone war has heating up in France, as authorities are gearing up for the long awaited Request for Proposal of the Système de Drones Tactiques (SDT) - 30 a tactical drone systems that would replace the Sperwer UAS by 2019.

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Airbus Helicopters (formerly Eurocopter) is displaying its newest newest military helicopter at Eurosatory, the twin-engine EC645 T2, which has been ordered by Germany for Special Forces Command (Kommando Spezialkräfte). Airbus is scheduled to deliver the first helicopters under this order next year

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The French Army plans to equip its new VBCI armoured infantry fighting vehicles with such systems. The Israeli company Watergen was selected to provide atmospheric water generators and water-treatment units that will extract water from the vehicle's air conditioning systems