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Thales wins VASSCO contract to support air surveillance systems

Thales wins VASSCO contract to support air surveillance systems

The French defence ministry’s aeronautical maintenance directorate (DMAé) has awarded Thales a ten-year contract under the VASSCO programme to provide through-life support for the principal components of the national air command and control system (SCCOA). Thales’s main responsibilities include:   Performance-based logistics support sustainment for the SCCOA system to meet …

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Leonardo: completes the acquisition of 25.1% in HENSOLDT

Leonardo today completed the acquisition from Square Lux Holding II S.à r.l., a portfolio company controlled by funds advised by Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts & Co. L.P, of 25.1% of the shares in HENSOLDT AG (“HENSOLDT”), a leading German player in the field of sensors for defence and security applications, …

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BAE Systems to advance F-35 electronic warfare capabilities

BAE Systems received a $493 million contract modification from Lockheed Martin to significantly upgrade and modernize the electronic warfare (EW) system for the F-35 Lightning II, enabling the fifth-generation fighter to quickly detect and address evolving electromagnetic threats in contested battlespaces. Under the contract, BAE Systems will deliver enhanced and …

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Thales Launches XTRAIM Day/Night Weapon Sight for Armed Forces

Thales has launched XTRAIM, a new weapon sight offering day/night decamouflage capabilities that previously could only be achieved by using several separate pieces of equipment. It is compatible with all shoulder-fired assault rifles (HK416) and light machine guns (Minimi), providing users with an unparalleled precision night-firing capability. XTRAIM was designed …

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Hensoldt develops “MUSS 2.0” Multifunctional Self-Protection System

HENSOLDT is expanding the performance of its MUSS (= Multifunctional Self-Protection System) self-protection system for armoured vehicles in order to detect and ward off additional, newly emerging threats.  With the further development commissioned by the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), the “MUSS 2.0” is …

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Leonardo and Sabena technics partner to provide Miysis DIRCM aircraft self- protection solutions for VVIP and military aircraft worldwide

Leonardo announced today at the Dubai Airshow 2021 the signing of a memorandum of understanding with French aircraft MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) services provider Sabena technics. The agreement will see the two organisations jointly addressing the market for protected VVIP and military aircraft, with particular emphasis on the European, …

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