Thales was selected to deliver an FNPT II (Flight and Navigation Procedures Trainer) simulator to the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) for the purposes of initial pilot training. The simulator, delivered to the company Gading Kasturi, has been in operation since December 2016.

The arrival of this flight simulator enables RMAF pilots to receive initial training, and is a welcome addition to existing training facilities.

Thales worked on this project with 6MOUV, a French small and medium-sized enterprise.

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Thales has been awarded a contract and received a full notice to proceed from Airbus Helicopters for integration of its FZ275 semi-active laser guided rocket on H145M helicopter. This contract follows the selection of Thales solutions to provide rocket systems to Airbus Helicopters’ platforms with its new weapon management system HForce.

Under this contract, Thales will provide engineering support for the integration of its FZ275 rocket on H145M helicopter including a 70mm unguided rocket system.

The first firings tests on H145M are scheduled in 2017 for technical qualification and operational assessments.

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Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd (ST Kinetics), has been awarded a contract by the Singapore’s Ministry of Defence for the production and supply of the Next Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle (NGAFV) armoured multi-role tracked vehicle. Under the contract, ST Kinetics will also provide integrated logistics support which includes spares, training and documentation.

The NGAFV will replace the Ultra M113 armoured tracked carrier as a key component of the Singapore Armed Forces’ mechanised forces. Delivery of the new combat vehicle will begin in 2019.

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HENSOLDT and Leonardo have signed an agreement to offer as “Team Skytale” Mode-5 IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) solutions satisfying diverse customer’s needs around the world on a case-by-case basis. Both companies have already been selected by the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence to upgrade IFF systems on more than 450 land, sea and air platforms with an Initial Operational Capability delivery date of June 2019.

IFF systems, precisely identify ships and aircraft by automatically sending interrogation signals which are answered by so-called transponders on-board friendly aircraft or ships.

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Saab announced it has received an order for deliveries of the new AT4 CS ER (Confined Space Extended Range) and the AT4 CS HP (Confined Space High Penetration) man-portable anti-armour weapon systems. Deliveries will take place during 2018.

With this order Saab has secured its second contract for the new AT4 CS ER version.

In December 2014 the first contract for the new AT4 CS ER was signed, when Saab was awarded a contract by the French Ministry of Defence procurement agency, the DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement), to supply the Roquette Nouvelle Generation, (Roquette NG) next-generation shoulder-launched weapon system for the French Armed forces. Included in that contract are deliveries of the new AT4 CS ER (Extended Range), the new AT4 CS HE (High Explosive), and the AT4 CS AST (Anti-Structure).

(AT4 CS, Saab).

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Nigeria has ordered one more FCS 3307 Guardian-class patrol ship from the Damen Shipyards Group, with an option on a second, to be named Guardian 3 and Guardian 4.

Like their two predecessors, the two vessels are being supplied as a turnkey solution. The Damen Group is taking care of delivery and crew training, as well as the design and build.

Already under construction as part of Damen’s build-for-stock policy, the Guardian 3 is almost complete except for some additional items and Guardian 4 will be ready within a few months, for delivery in the second quarter of 2017.

(FCS 3307 Guardian-class ,Damen Shipyards Group).

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Boeing and the U.S. government recently signed a five-year, USD3.4 billion contract through which the Army, and a customer outside the U.S., will acquire the AH-64E Apache attack helicopter.

This is the first multi-year agreement for the AH-64E Apache helicopter. The U.S. Army will receive 244 remanufactured helicopters while 24 new ones will go to the international customer, believed to be the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Seven customers outside the U.S. have ordered this variant. Including this latest version, the U.S. and 15 other countries have relied on the AH-64 Apache helicopter during the past three decades.

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