EDGE, the cluster of defense and security companies from the United Arab Emirates,showcases among various products, RASH, a family of guided munitions at EDEX 2021, the Egypt defense exhibition held in Egypt from 29 November to 2 December 2021. The RASH precision-guided munitions is a family of modern glider systems featuring advanced automation and communication technology....

Saab commenced serial production deliveries of the Gripen E combat aircraft to the Swedish Air Force (SwAF) on 24 November. The milestone, which coincided with the beginning of serial production deliveries to Brazil, saw the SwAF receive the first two of a planned 60 Gripen Es. These first aircraft are to be assigned to Skaraborg Wing (F7), located at Satenas in the southwest...

MBDA is continuing talks with the German government over the possible acquisition of the helicopter-launched Enforcer Air precision-guided missile, as deliveries of the baseline shoulder-launched version are set to commence. Speaking to Janes at the Berlin Security Conference 2021, Head of Sales and Marketing, Guido Brendler, said MBDA continues to pitch Enforcer Air to...

John Cockerill Defense has recently signed a contract with PT Pindad Enjiniring Indonesia (a subsidiary of PT PINDAD) to supply training simulators for the Indonesian Army. AGUERIS, a subsidiary of John Cockerill Defense France, will develop and manufacture cabin simulators for the training of armored vehicle crews. These are Harimau” medium-type tank vehicles equipped...

Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems said on Tuesday that it and Roboteam launch ROOK, a multi-payload military 6X6 Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV). As noted by the company, the new modular unmanned ground vehicle features a unique design and built-in autonomy suite offering a combination of greater capacity, improved maneuverability and must-have on-field agility...

The Al-Tariq bomb guidance kit can now be used with 1,000 lb MK 83 warheads, the Emirati defence group Edge announced during the Dubai Airshow held from 14–18 November. The Al-Tariq was previously integrated with the 250 lb MK 81 and 500 lb MK 82 bombs, giving them a standoff range of up to 40 km with the standard kit and 120 km with the long-range Al-Tariq-LR version...

American company General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) has developed the ton-10 class robot TRX for the US Army’s RCV-Medium (RCV-M) Robotic Combat Vehicle program. TRX features innovative thinking, ranging from its AI-enhanced design to advanced, lightweight materials and a hybrid-electric propulsion system. The RCV (Robotic Combat Vehicle) is a vehicle being developed...

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), Rafael Advanced Defense Systems (Rafael) and General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) announced on November 12 that they have signed an agreement to form a joint venture company under the name of EuroTrophy. EuroTrophy will be a Germany-based company that will provide potential marketing opportunities, sales and production of the Active...

Northrop Grumman recently completed the critical design review of the Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS) prototype for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA). The review establishes the company’s technical approach for precise, timely sensor coverage to defeat ballistic and hypersonic missiles. HBTSS satellites will provide continuous tracking and...

EOS Defence Systems has disclosed the development of an integrated directed-energy (DE) weapon system variant of its T2000 modular medium-calibre turret, designed to address the escalating top attack threat posed to infantry/armoured fighting vehicles (IFVs/AFVs) by the proliferation and increasing sophistication of hostile unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and air-launched...