Schiebel Elektronische Geraete GmbH and Diehl Defence have renewed an agreement aimed at to propose the CAMCOPTER S-100 rotary unmanned aircraft system for the German Navy.

In 2008, Schiebel Elektronische Geraete GmbH completed extensive flight trials onboard the German Navy’s FGS Braunschweig and FGS Magdeburg combat ships in the Baltic Sea. The CAMCOPTER S-100 completed more than 130 takeoffs and landings in a total flight time of just 20 hours.

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Oshkosh Defense announced that the U.S. Army has placed a USD42 million order that exercises available options for the JLTV (Joint Light Tactical Vehicle) 4×4 protected vehicle program including vehicles, installed kits and packaged kits. The order is the third since the contract was awarded in August 2015. Work is estimated for completion in November 2017.

The JLTV program will replace 55,000 of the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps’ uparmored High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMW) 4x4s.

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The European missile house MBDA recently revealed the company’s Exocet MM40 Block 3 surface-launched anti-ship missile systems was so far ordered by 11 Navies. Latest customers are Chile in 2014 and Egypt in 2015. More than 450 Exocet MM40 Block 3 missiles were ordered, the company’s recently told. Total of 60 of the missile’s firing installations were ordered or are in service. Other users of the missile include Morocco, Greece, France, Peru, United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

The missile’s mission planning software module automatically computes engagement plans to support firing decisions. It features a weight of 780 kg and length of about 6m. It is composed of airframe, navigation module, warhead, propulsion system and guidance terminal.

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Saab Defense and Security USA has received an order from the U.S. Navy to provide the AN/SPN-50 (V)1 shipboard air traffic radar system. The first award for the engineering and ,anufacturing development phase of the program includes the initial procurement of three radars over a four-year period.

The radar will be deployed to the US Navy’s aircraft carrier and amphibious assault ships, replacing the currently deployed AN/SPN-43C system.

The acquisition, deployment and sustainment is managed by Naval Air Systems Command’s Naval Air Traffic Management Systems Program Office.

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Saab demonstrated the new Carl-Gustaf M4 man-portable anti-armour system during the British Army’s Close Combat Symposium live firing demonstration at West Lavington, England on 20 July.

The purpose of the Close Combat Symposium was to examine future capability requirements for ground manoeuvre combat forces, both mounted and dismounted, as well as to identify current capability gaps and to examine current and future threats.

During the demonstration, the Swedish firm has used the HEPD 502 (High Explosive Dual Purpose) and HE441D rounds.

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The French aerospace manufacturer Dassault Aviation and its partners Thales and Safran have been selected to deliver 28 single-seat and 8 twin-seat aircraft of Rafale design to the Indian Air Force (IAF).

The official signing ceremony for the acquisition of 36 Rafale fighter jets was held on 23 September in New Delhi, India.

The aircraft will be equipped with Thales RBE2 AESA radar and Spectra electronic warfare system.

24 Rafale fighters were ordered by Egypt in February 2015, and 24 were ordered by Qatar in May 2015. The type is also in service with the French Air Force and French Navy.

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UVision Air Ltd has partnered with South Korean firm, Firstec Co. Ltd. According to the memorandum of understanding, Firstec Co. Ltd will market and sell the company’s short-range HERO-30 lethal loitering systems to the South Korean market.

The HERO 30 is designed to deliver short-range pinpoint strikes in remote locations or in populated urban areas where speed of target opportunity response and minimizing collateral damage are of prime importance.

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