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Fincantieri and EDGE Group Launch MAESTRAL Joint Venture

EDGE, one of the world’s leading advanced technology and defence groups, and Fincantieri, one of the largest shipbuilding companies in the world, have signed an agreement today formalising the launch of MAESTRAL an Abu Dhabi-based shipbuilding Joint Venture (JV) between both companies. The JV, which was first announced in February of this year, will capitalise …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Partners with Lockheed Martin for Next Generation Interceptor Programme

L3Harris segment Aerojet Rocketdyne has joined forces with Lockheed Martin to deliver advanced propulsion capabilities for the US Missile Defense Agency’s Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) programme. This collaboration supports the US Department of Defense’s mission to establish a robust initial line of defence against long-range ballistic missile threats. In April 2024, Lockheed Martin was awarded …

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Sigma Defense Secures 1-Year $4.7M Task Order from the U.S Army

Sigma Defense announced that it has been awarded a 12-month, $4.7M task order to support the Army’s Operator Maintainer Immersive Virtual Reality Environment for Intelligence Training (Project OMNIVORE-IT). The company partnered with Brightline Interactive (BLI) to develop, demonstrate, and deploy a next-generation training ecosystem that utilizes spatial computing and Augmented Intelligence (AI) workflows to create …

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Ukraine pulls troops back from Kharkiv

Ukraine has strategically withdrawn its troops from several villages in the Kharkiv border region following sustained pressure from Russian forces, according to a military spokesperson. Soldiers faced intense fire and subsequently repositioned to “more advantageous positions” in two areas of the north-eastern region. Throughout the two-year conflict, Ukraine has commonly employed such language to indicate …

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BAE Systems to develop system for US Space Force

BAE Systems has signed a framework agreement with the Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisitions and Logistics Organisation (DALO) to provide repair and maintenance services for the Danish Army’s CV90s over a period of 15 years. Under the agreement, worth approximately US$400 million, BAE Systems will provide an upgraded level of operability for the infantry fighting …

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US Navy halts Swiftships’ landing craft programme

The United States Navy has directed the constructor of its Landing Craft Utility 1700 programme to halt operations and initiated steps to end the contract, following numerous years of difficulties and discrepancies within the programme. The shipyard has released nearly 100 employees associated with the LCU programme since January and is contemplating measures to challenge …

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Munich Security Conference opens its doors

The Munich Security Conference (MSC) has officially commenced, bringing together world leaders, policymakers, experts, and stakeholders from across the globe to discuss and address the most pressing security challenges facing the international community. This year’s conference, held from February 16th to 18th at the Bayerischer Hof Hotel in Munich, marks the 60th edition of the …

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Military vehicles depart for NATO exercise

As part of the largest NATO military exercise in decades, hundreds of military vehicles are on route to Germany from the Army’s Sea Mounting Centre at Marchwood, near Southampton. Spearheaded by the 17 Port and Maritime Regiment, approximately 600 vehicles are being loaded onto cargo vessels, setting the stage for the grand-scale defense event known …

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