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Netherlands, Poland approved for AARGM-ER SEAD/DEAD missiles

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 25/04/2024 - 18:05
The US government has approved the sale of the Northrop Grumman AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile – Extended Range (AARGM-ER) to the Netherlands and Poland.
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Initial flight trials demonstrate Excalibur FTA ‘fit for purpose‘, says Leonardo

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 25/04/2024 - 16:50
Initial flight trials of the 757 airframe that is to be converted to the Excalibur Flight Test Aircraft (FTA) project to de-risk the Tempest future fighter have shown it...
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Green fingers: EU defence energy community ends phase with new proposals

EDA News - Thu, 25/04/2024 - 15:08

The Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector (CF SEDSS), has marked the end of its third phase, running from 2019 to 2024, playing its part in the European Union’s Green Deal to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

With initiatives to improve energy efficiency in the military, as well as pilot projects to optimise energy use in buildings and efforts to electrify transport within defence facilities, Phase III generated over 30 project ideas and 15 research studies. Initiatives also included integrating hydrogen fuel technology in military vehicles and  promote military behavioural change among military personnel.

The European Defence Agency (EDA) and the Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER) organised the CF SEDSS III Dissemination Conference on 25 April 2024 under the auspices of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and hosted by the Ministry of Defence of Belgium.

The CF SEDSS is a Commission-funded initiative managed by the EDA. It is Europe’s largest defence energy community, reinforcing the defence sector's involvement in the energy transition. It will now move to Phase IV, running until 2028. The forum focuses on four interrelated areas: energy efficiency and buildings performance; renewable energy sources; protection of defence-related critical energy infrastructure; and policy, research and technology, and funding for defence energy-related projects.

“It is more crucial than ever to fully embrace a spirit of sustainability in our defence policies. Climate change also highlights the need to diversify our energy sources,” Belgium’s Minister of Defence Ludivine Dedonder told the conference. “The Member States of the European Union, through the Green Deal, have committed to achieving climate neutrality by 2050. Defence can play a crucial role by integrating the fight against climate change into its operations and by developing skills to meet the new environmental challenges.”

EDA Deputy Chief Executive André Denk said that the next phase of the Consultation Forum would be crucial. “The EU’s goal to become climate neutral by 2050 cannot be achieved without the engagement of the defence sector – defence may be responsible for up to 5.5% of the world’s total CO2 emissions. More energy sustainability in defence means also less costs, less reliance on fossil fuels, and increased resilience.” 

Paloma Aba Garrote, Director, European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA), said that: “Europe’s defence and security sector is crucial to achieving the EU Green Deal targets of energy efficiency, renewables deployment and decarbonisation of the economy.”

In total, seven plenary conferences were organised during Phase III, including two onsite exhibitions, as well as workshops and ad-hoc meetings. EDA organised the first CF SEDSS table-top exercise to assess and mitigate vulnerabilities in critical energy infrastructure related to defence in the face of hybrid threats.

These efforts have collectively supported EU goals in energy and climate, highlighted by the development of the Symbiosis project, which will identify and address barriers for offshore renewable energy developments in areas used or reserved for present and future military activities and purposes.

The Forum's contributions are acknowledged in high-level EU documents such as the Progress Report of the EU Climate Change and Defence Roadmap, the Action Plan on Military Mobility and the EU Joint Communication on Climate Change.

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UAE inaugurates GlobalEye early warning aircraft

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 25/04/2024 - 14:50
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced on 24 April that a reception ceremony for an early warning aircraft had been held at Al-Dhafra...
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India's GalaxEye developing satellite with multiple sensors for Earth observation

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 25/04/2024 - 13:35
Bangalore-based GalaxEye Space is developing a satellite that can carry multiple sensors for Earth observation to support the requirements of the Indian Armed Forces.
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Special Report: Australia to accentuate maritime capabilities amid China's coercion

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 25/04/2024 - 12:50
The Australian government has released two more policy documents that outline its defence development intentions over the next few years. The two documents – National...
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Vietnam issues diplomatic note to Malaysia after South China Sea collision

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 25/04/2024 - 09:35
Hanoi has issued a diplomatic note to Putrajaya after a Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) vessel collided into a Vietnamese fishing boat in disputed waters of...
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Brazilian Army seeks 12 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 25/04/2024 - 06:05
The Brazilian Army is to acquire 12 Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters to replace its eight HM-3 Cougar and four HM-2 Black Hawk helicopters, said Army...
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Brazil to update A-29 Super Tucano aircraft fleet

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 25/04/2024 - 06:05
Embraer Defense and Security is to carry out the mid-life upgrade (MLU) of 68 of the EMB 314 (locally designated A-29) Super Tucano training and light attack aircraft of...
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Lockheed Tapped For AEGIS Updates | MSI Drones To Help US Forces In The Middle East | Germany Buys GL-40 Launchers From Steyr

Defense Industry Daily - Thu, 25/04/2024 - 06:00
Americas Northrop Grumman won a $9 million modification to a previously awarded fixed-price incentive (firm-target), cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable contract. This modification increases the contract ceiling to procure the necessary hardware and associated technical engineering, management and logistics support for fabrication, assembly, test, and delivery of eight AN/APR-39 D(V)2 Radar Warning Receiver/Electronic Warfare Management Systems, and […]
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Serious Dollars for AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD)

Defense Industry Daily - Thu, 25/04/2024 - 05:58
AEGIS-BMD: CG-70 launches SM-3 (click to view full) The AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense System seamlessly integrates the SPY-1 radar, the MK 41 Vertical Launching System for missiles, the SM-3 Standard missile, and the ship’s command and control system, in order to give ships the ability to defend against enemy ballistic missiles. Like its less-capable AEGIS […]
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Brazil to buy additional VBMT-LSR Guaicurus 4×4 vehicles

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 24/04/2024 - 18:50
The Manufacturing Directorate of the Brazilian Army plans to acquire up to 420 new Iveco Defence Vehicles (IDV) Light Multirole Vehicles (LMVs).
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Spain upgrades and acquires more NASAMS systems

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 24/04/2024 - 18:50
The Spanish government has announced the EUR410 million (USD438 million) modernisation and acquisition of additional National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems...
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Iraqi Army Aviation Command identifies itself as CH-5 UAV operator

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 24/04/2024 - 17:35
Iraqi Army Aviation Command (IAAC) has confirmed it has ordered, if not already received, Chinese-made CH-5 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
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General Atomics tests podded guns on Mojave UAV

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 24/04/2024 - 16:50
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc (GA-ASI) has tested a podded gun on its Mojave short take-off and landing (STOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the company...
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Lockheed Martin secures contract to deliver JABMS to Australia

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 24/04/2024 - 16:05
Lockheed Martin has secured a contract worth AUD500 million (USD323 million) from the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) to build a Joint Air Battle Management...
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New aerial vehicle seen on Chinese H-6 bomber

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 24/04/2024 - 14:50
A Chinese Xi'an Aircraft Company (XAC) H-6MW bomber has been photographed in flight while carrying a new type of air-launched vehicle.
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Vietnam outlines intent to procure K9 howitzer

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 24/04/2024 - 13:35
Vietnam's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has indicated that it is planning to procure the K9 self-propelled howitzer (SPH) – developed and produced by South Korea's Hanwha...
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Austal completes sea trials for Australia's autonomous patrol boat project

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 24/04/2024 - 12:50
Australian shipbuilder Austal has completed the sea acceptance trials phase for the country's Patrol Boat Autonomy Trial (PBAT), the company announced on 23 April.
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Lockheed Martin to ramp up UK Sniper production

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 24/04/2024 - 11:35
Lockheed Martin is building a new production line for AN/AAQ-33 Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP) components at its Ampthill, Bedfordshire site in the UK, seeking to...
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