Thales Communications & Security was awarded a contract to supply the Qatar Armed Forces with a military satellite communications system.

The ground segment supplied by the company will provide Qatari ground and naval forces with a long-range communications capability to enhance national security and protect vital interests.

The military satcom network complements existing military radio communications systems. Thales Communications & Security will supply the systems needed to transmit and receive communications via satellite, and to process data on the ground. The solution is built around the company’s System 21 technology to provide secure, high-data-rate transmissions.

A network operations centre will be used for planning and managing the complete system. The solution will be interoperable with in service communication systems.

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The Wiesel 2 tracked tactical protected vehicle of Rheinmetall Defence configured as a self-propelled 120 mm mobile mortar system has been presented at the International Artillery 2014 Symposium hosted at the German Army’s Artillery School on 8 October 2014.

A total of 20 mobile systems were ordered by the German procurement arm for use in Afghanistan by German troop. Along the 120 mm mortar; the system feature vehicle’s fire control system & display console.

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The Royal Air Force (RAF) is now flying the most advanced configuration of Typhoon combat aircraft.

The aircraft known as Phase 1 Enhancements (P1E) is now in operational service following the largest ever fighter upgrade programme delivered by the British firm BAE Systems.

The upgrade package delivers a range of enhancements to the Typhoon aircraft. Developed by BAE Systems working together with its Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug partner companies, the RAF and United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence, the capabilities introduced have been developed on the back of operations in Libya.

The aircraft upgrades include enhanced computing power, weapons systems integration advancements and improved sensor suites. The enhancements package delivers much more flexibility in mission planning, andallows a single pilot, in a single aircraft to simultaneously attack six different targets in one pass.

The PE1b package also brings upgrades for the aircraft’s defensive aids sub system and the latest interoperability updates for the multifunction information and distribution systems (MIDS).

The first fifteen P1E standard aircraft are now in service with the RAF with a further 18 to be delivered by 1st April 2015.


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Saab of Sweden has received an order for role equipment intended forbGripen E fighter, along with support and maintenance equipment.

The value of the order placed by the Swedish procurement arm FMV amounts to approximately SEK5.8 billion.

The order is part of Saab’s existing agreement covering activity for the Gripen E from 2013 to 2026. Delivery will begin in 2016.

This is the fourth order under the Gripen E aircraft agreement between Saab and FMV announced on 15 February 2013. Three earlier orders, linked to the development and production of Gripen E combat aircraft, were received during 2013.

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Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems signed a Letter of Intent with PIT-RADWAR S.A. of Poland to cooperate in mutually beneficial business opportunities related to Poland’s air defense architecture, as well as significant exports to global markets.

Both will examine areas for partnership in radar equipment and subsystems design, fabrication and integration; low-Cost interceptor; common C2 equipment, subsystems and software; mission planning architecture, simulation and software and systems level integration and verification and validation testing.

In Spring this year, both signed a contract on the design and development of a modernized Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) antenna for Patriot air defence system.

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The first Airbus Defence and Space A400M Atlas military airlifter ordered by Germany has made its maiden flight, marking a key milestone towards its delivery. The aircraft, known as MSN18, took off from Seville, Spain today at 14H30 local time and landed back on site 4 hours and 58 minutes later.

The aircraft is the first of 53 ordered by the German procurement arm via the OCCAR for the German Air Force with the to replace the C-160 Transall fleet.

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Renault Trucks Defense (RTD) announced it will display its VAB Mk III wheeled armoured vehicle at Milipol Qatar international exhibition of internal state security to be held in Doha, October 20-22.

The 6×6 vehicle is the successor to the VAB (Véhicule de l’Avant Blindé) already operational in more than 15 countries with 5,000 units delivered to date.

The French firm RTD is fully owned by Volvo Group Governmental Sales (VGGS) of Sweden.


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