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Shield Africa 2017

Abidjan – Joseph Roukoz Wanted and conceived by Africans to address the security challenges of the continent, ShieldAfrica has aroused great interest since its first venue in Abidjan in 2013, a marked interest from both institutional and private operators. Demonstration...
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Leclerc tanks and VBCI APCs exercise in Alsace in freezing temperatures

By Jean-Michel Guhl If they were common place during the cold war, seasonal open field tank manoeuvres are very rare nowadays in France, mainly due to almost permanent on-going expeditionary operations in Africa and the Middle-East which place the land...
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Nexter artillery and weapon systems are on display at ShieldAfrica 2017

Abidjan, 25 January 2017 – Nexter is present at the 2017 edition of ShieldAfrica which takes place in Abidjan from 24 to 26 January. With two centuries’ of experience and internationally-recognized expertise, Nexter ranks amongst the world’s top five wea...
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Nexter promotes VBCI for UK Army’s Mechanised Infantry Vehicle programme, at the 2017 International Armoured Vehicles conference – Twickenham

Nexter Systems, the leading French land defence systems company part of KNDS Group, will showcase the 8×8 “VBCI” during the 17th Annual International Armoured Vehicles Conference at the Twickenham stadium in London from 23rd to 26th of January. Nexter...
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Nexter reaffirms its presence in Africa and deploys the full strength of its range of land, air- land and naval systems at ShieldAfrica 2017

Nexter reaffirms its presence in Africa and deploys the full strength of its range of land, air- land and naval systems at ShieldAfrica 2017 Abidjan, 23 January 2017 – Nexter, a land defence systems manufacturer and integrator and Europe’s third...
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Thales to supply instrumentation for new-generation French Army live combat training centres

Thales has won the CERBERE contract to upgrade the instrumentation for the French Army’s live combat training centres. The new system will be installed at the Sissonne army base for urban combat training and at Mailly-le-Camp for training in open...
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Thales to upgrade the Swiss Air Force Master radars

As part of the FLORAKO programme modernisation, armasuisse has awarded Thales a contract to upgrade the Master radars for the Swiss Air Force. This contract, which amounts to 74 million euros, will be the main order within the broader FLORAKO...
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Flinders University and 4 French Institutions Engineering Enter Defence Partnership

Adelaide/Paris, 17 January 2017: Flinders University and four of France’s leading Graduate Schools of Engineering will today enter into an academic and research cooperation agreement relating to Australia’s Future Submarine Program. The agreement between F...
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Airbus sells its shares in Atlas Elektronik

Munich, 12/01/2017 – Airbus Defence and Space has entered into an agreement to sell its 49 percent share in Atlas Elektronik Group to thyssenkrupp AG based in Essen, Germany. With this acquisition, thyssenkrupp, which to date has held a 51...
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Thales at the heart of Royal Navy fleet protection

Thales and Lockheed Martin announce the contract award to deliver the Royal Navy’s new airborne surveillance and control system, under the ‘CROWSNEST’ programme. Lockheed Martin, who acts as the Ministry of Defence’s prime contractor for the Merlin hel...
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