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LMV-2: Light but Stronger – Iveco Upgrades the Light, Multirole Vehicle

Iveco introduced at Eurosatory 2016 an improved, higher performace new variant of its Light Multirole Vehicle (LMV) family of light tactical vehicles. The new vehicle designated LMV 2 is a major improvement over the original LMV, that has been modified and adapted through the years, adding more protection, capacity and electronics to meet user demand.

Reccelite Pods to Fly on Italian Predator Bs

Italy is integrating the Israeli Reccelite tactical reconnaissance pod on its US-made General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) Predator B/ MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems. Integration tests are already underway and fielding of the new configuration is expected next year.

Libya: Italy Agrees to Allow Armed U.S. Drone Missions from Sicily...

The Italian government last month quietly began allowing armed American drones to fly out of the US Naval Air Station Sigonella on the island...

France to Upgrade SAMP/T Extended Range Air Defense System

The French Ministry of Defence has launched a modernization program for the country's SAMP/T ground based air defense system. The Aster Block 1 NT (New Technology) programme will cover the modernization of the Aster 30 interceptor and associated SAMP/T air defense system that will evolve with missile defense capabilities.

IRST sensors, expendable Jammers for the Swedish Gripen-E

Selex ES to supply 60 InfraRed Search and Track (IRST) Skyward for Saab's Gripen E. With the recent contract, added to AESA radar and IFF systems, Finmeccanica– Selex ES already provides about 30 percent of the Swedish next-generation fighter's electronics.

LAAD 2015: Expanding Brazil’s wheeled armored vehicle family

LAAD 2015 Report: Armored vehicles and protection systems

Italian Air Force to acquire six HammerHead MALE UAVs

The Italian Air Force will be the launch customer of the P.1HH HammerHead Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). The manufacturer, Piaggio Aerospace will deliver three UAS systems – 6 air vehicles and 3 ground control stations – complete with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) configuration to the Italian Air Force in early 2016.

Additional M-346 trainers for the Italian Air Force

Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi and ARMAEREO (Italian National Armaments Directorate) signed a contract worth 120 million Euros to provide the Italian Air Force with three additional T-346A advanced trainers. (The T-346A is the Italian variant of the M-346 Master).

Pentagon reaches agreement to purchase 43 F-35s under LRIP 8 at...

The U.S. Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin have reached an agreement in principle for the production of 43 F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) aircraft. The buy includes 19 F-35As for the Air Force, six F-35Bs for the Marines and four F-35Cs for the Navy. Additional aircraft included are 10 F-35As for Israel (2), Japan (4), Norway (2)and Italy (2) as well as four F-35Bs for the UK.

Israel receives new M346 trainers from Italy

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.

Israel’s First M-346 Lavi Advanced Trainer Taking Shape in Italy

Alenia Aermacchi’s plant in Venegono has begun assembling Israel's first M-346 advanced jet trainer. The three major components of the first aircraft are currently...

VideoReport: MEADS Passes Major Milestone Conducting Two Simultaneous Intercepts at White...

The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) has passed an important milestone today, intercepting and destroying two simultaneous targets attacking from opposite directions during...

Manila to pay $400 million for two Italian frigates

The Philippines is set to buy two Maestrale-class frigates from Italy, Defense Undersecretary Fernando Manalo said Wednesday. The acquisition of the two frigates, along with 12...

Alenia Aermacchi Carves A Niche For a New Jet Trainer

Alenia Aermacchi offers the M-345 as a basic-advanced lightweight fast jet trainer with Life-Cycle Costs comparable to those of heavyweight turboprops. The company claims the jet-trainer provides much better training effectiveness over turboprop powered trainers, as it offers a real jet environment and real jet handling. With its flexibility and flying qualities, in particular at high operational speed, the aircraft allows significant “downloading” of flying hours from the advanced training phase.