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German Bundeswehr awards contract to Iveco for 1048 military trucks

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The defense arm of Iveco has announced that German Bundeswehr has contracted Iveco Defence Vehicles to supply the 1048 military Trakker trucks. Italian vehicle manufacturer reported that BAAINBw (Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support) has awarded a frame contract for the supply of up to 1048 military trucks to be delivered […]

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MSVS trucks complete their first year in service in the Canadian Army

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On December 4, 2019, the 1,587th and last Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) truck was completed on the production lines in Marolles-en-Hurepoix. It was then shipped to Canada for final integration. On February 13th, 2020, Mack Defense handed it to the Canadian Army’s officials in Saint Nicolas, Quebec, thus concluding a threeyear industrial adventure which […]

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French Army to receive 300 micro-drones from Parrot

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French drone manufacturer Parrot announced that it will supply 300 ANAFI Unmanned Aerial Systems for the French Army under a five-year contract. As noted by the company, Parrot was chosen by the French Defense Procurement Agency, DGA, to supply its ANAFI micro-drones to equip the French Armies. Henri Seydoux, Chairman, CEO, founder and main shareholder […]

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Northrop Grumman innovates new functionality to protect F-35

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U.S. Defense contractor Northrop Grumman has announced on Tuesday that it has received a contract award from Lockheed Martin to enable new functionality to protect the 5th Generation F-35 Lightning II multi-role fighter. According to a company news release, as part of a collaborative arrangement between Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin, the three […]

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U.S. Air Force awards contract to Boeing for 12 KC-46A tanker aircraft

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The U.S. Department of Defense and Boeing announced on Tuesday an agreement worth about $1.7 billion for 12 KC-46A tanker aircraft, growing the fleet to 79 Pegasus tankers. American plane-maker Boeing was awarded a $1.7 billion contract modification for Lot Six production of KC-46 Pegasus aircraft, subscriptions and licenses, and G081 flat file. “The contract […]

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DARPA one step closer to full-scale flight testing of intermediate-range hypersonic weapons system

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A top-secret U.S. government body called the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced that it to move to a new phase of the intermediate-range hypersonic ground-launch weapons program and bringing it one step closer to a full-scale flight testing. According to a statement, DARPA’s Operational Fires (OpFires) program, which is developing a ground-launched […]

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U.S. Army discloses ways to protect its aircraft from missiles

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The U.S. Army revealed details on its path to developing countermeasures to protect Army aircraft from surface-to-air and air-to-air missiles. On 7 January, the Picatinny Arsenal press release said that the U.S. Army strives to increase aircraft survivability through the design, development and production support of countermeasures such as decoys, chaff, and flares that divert […]

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Lockheed Martin nabs $1.28 billion for global F-35 fleet support

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The F-35 Joint Program Office handed out a whopping $1.28 billion in contract to support operations and sustainment of the global F-35 fleet through June 30, 2021. The U.S. Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin announced an  Undefinitized Contract Action worth about $1.28 billion to provide initial critical sustainment activities for a worldwide fleet while […]

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German army awards contract to Rheinmetall to supply additional heavy tractor trailers

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The German Armed Forces, or Bundeswehr, has contracted with Rheinmetall to supply it with additional heavy tractor trailers with a 70-tonne payload. According to a press release issued earlier in December 2020 by Rheinmetall, delivery of a further 24 unprotected heavy tractor trailers – dubbed the SaZgM 70t mil in German military parlance – is to take place in […]

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Spanish army awards contract to Escribano for multiplatform swarm system

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Alcalá de Henares-based Escribano Mechanical & Engineering family-owned company has announced that it was awarded a contract to develop for multiplatform swarm system. According to a company news release, Escribano has been contracted to develop of an autonomous, and multiplatform swarm system for ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance) missions and it is part of […]

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