Saab Dynamics has received an order from the U.S. Army for the shoulder-launched AT4CS RS (Confined Space Reduced Sensitivity) anti-armour weapon system. The order value amounts to SEK 104 million and delivery will take place in 2019.

The AT4CS RS is a fully disposable, preloaded weapon system with a specially developed, unique shaped-charge warhead that delivers outstanding behind-armour effect inside the target. It weighs less than 8 kg and has an effective range of 20 to 300 metres.

(AT4CS RS, Saab Dynamics).

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Cohort plc company, MASS, has won a contract to provide the Defence School of Communication Information Systems (DSCIS) at Blandford, United Kingdom with a classroom simulator to support the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence’s electronic warfare capability.

MASS electronic warfare simulator will become an integral part of the electronic warfare training process at the DSCIS. The software based solution will enable instructional staff to deliver electronic warfare training under realistic physical, functional and environmental conditions with true-to-life scenarios.

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Airbus Helicopters has delivered the U.S. Army’s 400th UH-72A Lakota helicopter.

The US Army and US Army National Guard units operate the UH-72A Lakota in a variety of missions including flight training, surveillance and reconnaissance, medical evacuations, border security, VIP transport and disaster response.

The UH-72A is assembled at the Airbus Helicopters Inc. facility in Columbus, Missouri.

As part of its aviation restructuring initiative, the Army selected the UH-72A Lakota in 2006 for its initial entry rotary wing training program at Fort Rucker. The U.S. Naval Test Pilot School also operates the UH-72A Lakota in a training role.

In December 2016 the Army awarded Airbus Helicopters a five-year contractor logistics support valued at nearly USD1 billion. Airbus Helicopters will provide the support at US Army and US National Guard bases in 43 states, including Fort Rucker, and in Kwajalein, Guam, Puerto Rico and Germany.

(UH-72A Lakota, Airbus Helicopters).

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Saab has signed a contract to provide a complete communications system on board the Royal New Zealand Navy’s future fleet replenishment vessel, HMNZS Aotearoa.

Saab will provide the TactiCall integrated communications system, which interconnects communication technologies regardless of radio band, frequency or hardware. Electronic Navigation Ltd (ENL) will provide in-service support as Saab’s partner in New Zealand.

New Zealand’s new naval tanker is currently being built by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea and is scheduled to be delivered in 2020. The new ship will replace the 30-year old tanker HMNZS Endeavour.

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Saab has received an order from the U.S. Navy to provide the company’s Sea Giraffe AMB multi-mode radar system. The order value amounts to USD16.8 million.

The Sea Giraffe AMB 3D electronically scanned phased array radar will be deployed on the US Coast Guard’s (USCG) newest class of ship, the OPC (Offshore Patrol Cutter).

The radar provides high radiated power, selectable waveforms, and modern signal processing to consistently achieve high performance across various marine environments.

The initial order covers the procurement of two systems with options for additional radars providing a total potential contract value of up to USD118.5 million.

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Saab has been identified by the Australian government to provide the tactical interface to the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) fleet of nine future frigates. The 9LV combat management system would form an integral part of the future frigate and upgraded air warfare destroyer combat capability as well as being selected for the offshore patrol vessels.

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Rheinmetall Defence won a contract to modernize Leopard 2 main battle tanks of the German Army.

The company will bring 104 Leopard 2 tanks up to state-of-the-art design status.

Coupled with additional services, the modernization package is worth a total of EUR118 million. The first serially retrofitted Leopard 2 A7V tanks will reach the German Army starting in 2020.

Rheinmetall will be transforming a total of 68 Leopard 2A4, 16 Leopard 2A6 and 20 Leopard 2A7 main battle tanks, bringing them up to Leopard 2A7V standard.

In the process, Rheinmetall Defence will be obsolescent features in the fire control computers and control consoles as well as installing a new laser rangefinder and thermal imaging device.

In addition, Rheinmetall Defence will be supplying the new L55A1 gun for the 68 Leopard 2A4 MBTs to be modernized. These tanks will therefore be able to fire the latest generation of armour-piercing ammunition in the upper pressure zone. All 104 Leopard 2A7V tanks will be capable of using Rheinmetall Defence’s new programmable DM11 multipurpose round.

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