Lockheed Martin from the United States and Israeli company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Ltd have signed a teaming agreement that includes jointly developing, testing and manufacturing high Energy Laser Weapon Systems (HELWS) in the U.S. and Israel. The future joint development will be based on the assets that have been developed independently by RAFAEL and the Ministry...

FNSS is attending Indo Defence Expo & Forum 2022 which is taking place in Jakarta, Indonesia, between 2 – 5 November. The Turkish manufacturer is exhibiting its Marine Assault Vehicle (MAV) Zaha with Caka Remote Weapon Station (RWS) which is purposely designed for MAV. Kaplan MT (Harimau), developed jointly by FNSS and PT Pindad as part of a Defence Industry Cooperation...

Rheinmetall will supply its latest artillery propellant charge technology to the U.S. Army. American Rheinmetall Munitions Inc., located in Stafford, VA is on contract to prototype artillery extended range charge (ERC) for firing munitions out of an L58 length 155mm artillery cannon. This ERC increases ranges achieved from U.S. Army 155mm munitions by approximately 10%...

The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded BAE Systems a $88 million contract to build multiple Amphibious Combat Vehicle ACV-30 Production Representative Test Vehicles (PRTVs). Once delivered, the PRTVs will undergo a period of testing prior to a full-rate production decision. The ACV-30 mounts a stabilized, medium-caliber Remote Turret System manufactured by Kongsberg. The 30mm...

BAE Systems has received a contract from Lockheed Martin to design and manufacture next-generation infrared seeker technology for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor missile. The THAAD seeker provides critical sensing and guidance capabilities that help protect the U.S. and global allies from ballistic missiles. “THAAD is a highly effective system...

A NATO customer has placed an order with the Group’s South African subsidiary Rheinmetall Denel Munition to supply 155mm ammunition from its tried-and-tested Assegai product line. Awarded in July, the contract is worth a figure in the upper-two-digit million-euro range. Delivery will take place over the next two years. The new order encompasses the complete 155mm Assegai...

According to information published on the Twitter account of the Polish Minister of Defense Mariusz Błaszczak on July 27, 2022, Poland signed contracts with the South Korean Defense Industry for the acquisition of 980 K2 Main Battle Tanks, 648 K9 155mm tracked self-propelled howitzers and 48 FA-50 fighter aircraft. Citing information from the Polish Minister of Defense...

The Greek company Theon Sensors, a world leader in the production of state-of-the-art Night Vision and Thermal Imaging Systems for military and security applications, displays its new range of Thermal Sights, THERMÍS Mark II during Eurosatory 2022, an International defense exhibition that was held in June 2022, Paris, France. THEON SENSORS’ THERMÍS family of uncooled...

US defence contractor L3Harris Technologies plans to acquire a 7.2% stake in German laser communications equipment provider Mynaric for about EUR11.2 million (USD11.4 million) as part of a collaboration agreement between the two companies, according to a joint announcement on 6 July. Under the agreement, L3Harris and Mynaric, which work together in the air domain, will...

Rheinmetall said last week that the Group’s subsidiary American Rheinmetall Munitions, Inc. based in Stafford, VA has been awarded a $14.3 million (€13.5 million) contract under a U.S. Navy other transaction agreement (OTA) to prototype a low-cost engagement capability that increases the effectiveness of existing and future Naval gun weapon systems against air and...