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…

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 helicopter, selected a…

Leonardo MW Ltd launch in London

By David Oliver According to Mauro Moretti, CEO and General Manager of Leonardo, Europe, not just the European Union, should reshape its defence industry. He was speaking in London on 12 January at the press launch of Leonardo MW Ltd,…

The EU makes a right turn

By O.R. Tightening of socio-economic and cultural-ethnic problems, confusion and unpreparedness of European government for a comprehensive solution for those problems lead to frustration and resentment among European citizens. This situation creates a breeding ground for the spread of a…

Defence Industry Minister meets with DCNS France

Minister for Defence Industry Leader of the House, Federal Member for Sturt The Minister for Defence industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP today met with senior management of DCNS in France to discuss progress on Australia’s Future Submarine Program. As part…

BAE/Iveco DV ACV 1.1 rolled out at York

Following the award of an EMD (Engineering, Manufacture, and Development) contract in November 2015 BAE Systems has rolled out the first of 16 Amphibious Combat Vehicles 1.1 prototypes that will be tested by the US Marine Corps before the final…