T-X: Raytheon Teams with Finmeccanica, Honeywell and CAE for USAF Trainer Competition

Raytheon is partnering with European aircraft manufacturer Finmeccanica, CAE and Honeywell to build the T-100 Integrated Air Training System as its contender for the USAF T-X advanced new jet trainer

RAFAEL: “The Majority of TROPHY Components are Manufactured by the American Defense Industry”

The foundation established by DRS Leonardo to support the US Army induction of RAFAEL's TROPHY APS can also support future Israeli procurement of the system

Boeing Commits to Reciprocal Procurement in Israel to Support $10B Mega Deal

Boeing has agreed to spend billions of dollars in Israel over the coming decade if it wins major defense contracts, Israel’s Economy Ministry said on Tuesday. The “reciprocal procurement” agreement calls for Boeing to collaborate with Israeli industries for at least 35 percent of the value of any transaction it signs with the Israeli government.

General Dynamics Upgrades More Strykers to A1 Variants

General Dynamics Land Systems was awarded $258 million contract modification to upgrade 116 Stryker flat-bottom vehicles to the Stryker A1 configuration. The upgrade includes the installation of Double-V Hull, improving the vehicle's survivability against mines and improvised explosive devices. In addition to the DVH survivability, the Stryker A1 provides a 450-horsepower engine, 60,000-pound suspension, 910-amp alternator and in-vehicle network. All vehicles will be delivered by March 31, 2020.

New Orders Reflect Growing Interest in Rada’s Tactical Radars

Israel's tactical radar pioneer RADA Electronic Industries reported new orders worth US$5 million for two variants of its mobile radars, the Multirole Hemispheric Radar, employed in Counter Rocket Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM), Counter UAV (C-UAV) and Short Range Air Defense (SHORAD) applications.

Rostec Corporation and the Chinese aviation corporation AVIC have signed a strategic cooperation agreement

Russian Rostec Corporation and the Chinese industrial aviation corporation AVIC have reached an agreement regarding strategic cooperation between the two companies, Addressing future  joint projects in aircraft, helicopter, and engine production, as well as in the manufacturing of aircraft materials, avionics, and similar products. Nikolai Volobuev, Deputy CEO of Rostec Corporation, and Li Yuhai, Deputy CEO of AVIC, signed the...

IAI’s Growth Engines Revving Up with Indian Partners

As Israel’s largest aerospace and defense enterprise, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is positioned as a leading player in the global defense, security, and commercial aerospace market. “The fusion between our military and commercial activities is one of the things that sets us apart from the competition, and I believe that the balance between these two fields will become more...

Dutch Special Forces, Forward Observers to Get New, Lightweight Sights

The Defense Material Organization (DMO) of the Netherlands announced the selection of Vectronix AG, Switzerland (a subsidiary of Safran Electronics & Defense) to supply more than 1,000 handheld thermal sights for the Dutch Army.

A new Asian Customer for the Israeli MALE Drone

Israel's Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) producer Aeronautics announced today the award of a contract worth $27 million from an Asian government to supply Dominator XP Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) UAS.

IWI – Israel Weapons Industries

Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd. It was established after privatization of the  former Israel Military Industries (IMI) Small Arms Division, which has been the leading weapon manufacturer in Israel for over 70 years. Company Website: israel-weapon.com IWI Product Line: TAVOR line of assault rifles NEGEV Light Machine Gun ACE and GALIL Assault Rifle Galil Sniper Rifles UZI Submachine gun JERICHO and BARAK handguns Weapon Accessories Today, IWI is part...

CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd. Company Profile

CONTROP specializes in the development and production of Electro-Optical and Precision Motion Control Systems. The company’s specialists have over 35 years of experience in Electro-Optical / Infra-Red (EO/IR) products for surveillance, defense and homeland security. Company website: controp.com CONTROP’s main product lines include automatic passive intruder detection systems for coastal surveillance, port and harbour security, border surveillance, security of sensitive sites,...

The Middle East Defense Cooperation Forum

The first feature, [email protected] to be published in December 2020, provides overviews and analysis of defense-related topics relevant to the region, a listing of companies active in the defense and security sector, and the highlight of market opportunities, new products, and relevant business activities.

Plasan

Plasan is an international company engaged in the design, development, and manufacture of state-of-the-art, lightweight, ballistic armour protection products and integrated survivability systems. It has rapidly become a key global manufacturer and integrator of armour systems designed from composite materials for up-armour appliqué kits used on various light military vehicles, APCs, personal protection equipment, rotary and fixed-wing platforms, as...

Australia Extends Military Trucks Order

The Australian Defense Forces (ADF) is extending the current LAND 121 Phase 3B Project to run through 2024. Under the new program - Land 121 Phase 5B - the Australian subsidiary of German-based Rheinmetall Man Military Vehicles (RMMV) will supply more than a thousand logistical vehicles, and 800 payload modules and trailers, to the Australian Defense Forces (ADF) between 2019 and 2024 under a contract worth a total of A$1.4 billion.