Israel and Singapore Team up to Market Advanced Anti-Ship Missiles

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today signed an agreement to set up a Singapore-based joint venture company (JV) with Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd (IAI). The JV named Proteus Advanced Systems will market and sell advanced naval missile systems, including next-generation anti-ship missile systems.

IAI’s Sky Capture Turns Obsolete Guns into Potent Air Defense

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will supply the “Sky Capture” command and control systems for land-based air defense worth $550 million under a contract recently signed with a customer in Asia. The customer is likely the Indian Army. Developed by IAI's Systems, Missile & Space Group, the system optimizes the performance of air defense artillery against a broad range of...

Sig Sauer’s P320 Selected for the Army’s Next Service Pistol

The US Army selected the Sig Sauer P320 pistol for the Modular Handgun System (MHS), replacing the the service's Beretta M9 pistol that has been in service in the past 30 years. The $580 million contract announced yesterday covers procurement of some 280,000 handguns over 10 years.

Franco-Russian ATOM Wheeled Combat Vehicle Debut at RAE-2013

Russian Tracked vehicle manufacturer UralVagonzavod and Renault Trucks Defense of France have unveiled a collaboration program the two companies are pursuing since February 2013, to develop a heavy armored wheeled vehicle, responding to domestic and international requirements. The ATOM heavy Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) unveiled here at Nizhny Tagil on Wednesday was produced on the chassis similar to the one...

Indian-lead ‘Team Caesar’ promotes French mobile guns to the indian Army

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.

Tata Power SED to Produce Active Protection Systems for Saab

The Swedish defense company Saab and Indian company Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division (Tata Power SED) have started the process of manufacturing Self-Protection Systems for Land-based Platforms, for the Indian market and for export to Saab’s global market.

Washington Beef up the Gulf States with 10,000 Strike Weapons Worth US$10 Billion

In another mega weapons sales Washington is equipping Saudi Arabia and the UAE with nearly 10,000 strike weapons - the JSOW-C standoff-weapon, air-launched Harpoon anti-ship missiles, Standoff Land Attack Missiles-Expanded Response' (SLAM-ER) - a land-attack variant of the Harpoon and and Small Diameter Bombs. Saudi Arabia is seeking to acquire new strike weapons from the USA, to equip the fleet of new...

Yamaha, Northrop Grumman to tailor a Rotary UAV for the US Market

Northrop Grumman and Yamaha Motor Corp., are working jointly to develop and market a small, unmanned and autonomous helicopter based on Yamaha's existing product RMAX. In addition to RMAX's use in agriculture, the new helicopter to be called 'Rotary Bat' (R-Bat) merges the RMAX's proven airframe produced by Yamaha, with the autonomous control and intelligence-gathering technologies provided by Northrop...

Advanced ERA, Level 6+ Armor Among the New Survivability Solutions From Plasan

Advanced armor solutions offered by Plasan. Illustration: Plasan
With new survivability solutions, including advanced ERA against kinetic and chemical energy threats, passive armor stopping threats beyond the medium caliber level, and blast protection from mines and IEDs, Plasan's expertise become essential for combat vehicle manufacturers producing efficient designs of next-generation platforms such as the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV).

SOCOM Wants Iron-Man Suits for A Teams

The US Special Operations Command is looking for revolutionary new gear assisting troops in exceeding human performance in combat. The idea sounds similar to a science fiction tale, but if the command will be successful in its quest - this time it may be real. The command has posted a Request For Informationrequest for information (RFI) to government research...

U.S. Army increases orders for SwitchBlade microUAV based guided weapons

Award of $4.3 million increase the Switchblade funded contract value to $63.8 million

New Orders Expand Indian LRSAM Integration to More Vessels

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced today it has been awarded an additional, $630 million- contract for the supply of LRSAM air & missile defense systems for four ships of the Indian navy. The type of ships was not released but are likely to be Project 15B Visakhapatnam-class missile destroyers, scheduled for commissioning from 2018 through 2024.

Australia Selects Korean, German Industries for Next Gen IFV/APC Evaluation

The Australian MOD has shortlisted two companies for the Land 400 Phase 3 Risk Mitigation Activity (RMA) of the next-generation tracked infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) and armored personnel carriers (APC), to replace the Australian M-113s. The two contenders are Hanwha Defense System AS21 Redback and Rheinmetall Lynx KF-41.

Israel Will Be First International Customer To Fly Operational F-35 Units

Though late to sign on to the network of nations purchasing the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Israel will be the first international customer to operate the fifth-generation fighter, Aviation Week's David Eshel reports. “Israel will become the first non-U.S. operator of the F-35 in the world,” said Steve O’Bryan, Lockheed Martin’s vice president for F-35 program integration and business development...