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Denmark Orders 309 Piranha 5s

Denmark has placed an order for 309 Piranha 5 armored personnel carriers (APCs) from General Dynamics Land Systems Europe, in a deal worth $662 million (DKK4.5 billion).

Denmark to buy hundreds of Swiss Piranha 5 APCs to replace...

The Danish Ministry of Defense announced the selection of the Swiss Piranha 5 8x8 wheeled APC for the future armored personnel carrier of the Danish Army (Forsvaret).

Switzerland Selects the Israeli Hermes 900 for its Future Drone

Switzerland has selected the Hermes 900 Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as the successor for IAI/Ruag Ranger UAV that has been in service with the Swiss Air Force since 2001. The first drones under the $280 million acquisition plan will be delivered by 2017

Scramble? Quiet! We are sleeping

Recent incursions of civil and military aircraft into neighboring airspace has highlighted the state of alert maintained by different nations, and raised once again the validity of the huge investments countries are spending in acquiring military capabilities, if they do not provide the means to maintain these capabilities at reasonable state of readiness

Swiss voters reject Gripen deal

Swiss voters rejected today a planned procurement of 22 Gripen fighter jets from Sweden, under a program worth $3.5 billion. The Swiss Air force planned to field the Gripen as a successor for the obsolete F-5E/F that has been in service since since 1976.

Switzerland to Pick an Israeli Successor for the Ranger

The Swiss defense forces has shortlisted two Israeli Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for the next generation Swiss reconnaissance drone. The Heron 1 drone from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Hermes 900 proposed by Elbit Systems were the two systems shortlisted by the Swiss evaluation team

Pilatus Aircraft Introduce the PC-12 Spectre Special Mission Aircraft

The growing demand for special mission aircraft has raised the interest in the PC-12NG / Spectre platform from the Swiss company Pilatus. At the recent NBAA business jet convention in Las vegas the Swiss company Pilatus presented the special mission ‘Spectre’, a version of the PC-12 NG single-engine turboprop designed exclusively to support multiple government, military, law enforcement and medevac roles.

Switzerland Awards $20 Million SFR for IMESS Soldier Systems’ Production Engineering

On March 1 the company announced receiving a contract worth over 20 million Swiss francs from the Swiss defence procurement authority Armasuisse, for the...

Germany Expands iDZs Soldier Systems with 400 Additional Systems

the German Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) contracted Cassidian to deliver additional 400 basic versions of the ‘Future Soldier System’ (Infanterist der Zukunft or iDZ BS) combat suites to support German troops operating in Afghanistan, raising the Bundeswehr’s total number of IdZ BS equipment sets to 2,900.

Switzerland Transfers 12 Leopard 2s to Canada

Implementing the Armed Forces 95 and Armed Forces XXI programs, Switzerland is phasing out some of its heavy armor units. As part of this...

Switzerland Awards $20 Million SFR for IMESS Soldier Systems’ Production Engineering

On March 1 the company announced receiving a contract worth over 20 million Swiss francs from the Swiss defence procurement authority Armasuisse, for the...

nEUROn Subsystems Begin to Assemble at Istres

Saab AB has delivered to Dassault the front and central fuselage sections of the European UCAV technology demonstrator nEUROn. Dassault Aviation the Prime contractor for the nEROn. As subassemblies and parts of the unmanned aircraft are arriving at Istres, nEUROn program is entering the critical phase of assembly and integration of the final air vehicle.

Swiss Army gets Kodiak Armored Engineer Vehicle

Rheinmetall Defense Systems will supply 12 heavy armored engineer vehicles based on the Leopard 2 chassis to the Swiss Army Engineer. The first "Geniepanzer"...
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