Conferences & Events
France & Germany to Cooperate on MALE UAV
The French Defense Ministry announced on September 12th that France and Germany had signed a declaration agreeing to strengthen their defense cooperation around development of a European MALE (medium altitude, long endurance) UAV (unmanned air
AgustaWestland Inks Agreements with 2 Korean Companies
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, has signed partnership agreements with Firstec Co., Ltd, a company engaged in the provision and support of defense and security equipment and systems, and Dodaam Systems
NEXTER Signs R&D Agreement with French CEA
NEXTER the leading French land weapons manufacturer and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) have announced the signing of a multiyear cooperation agreement in the field of Research and Development applied to land
Russia, India Form Smerch Rockets JV
Russia and India will set up facilities to manufacture ammunition for the Russian-made Smerch multiple barrel rocket launcher
Thales, BEL to Make High-Tech Radars in India
India’s state-owned Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL) has joined with Thales of France to make high-tech radars for military and civilian
Antonov, Russian United Aircraft Cooperate on AN-70 Project
Ukrainian company Antonov together with Russian United Aircraft Corporation will participate in manufacturing Antonov An-70 transport airplanes.
Sagem, Thales Create Optronics Joint Venture
Sagem (Safran group) and Thales have announced the creation of OPTROLEAD, an equally-owned joint venture for optronics. The official signature creating the new company follows the original Memorandum of Understanding signed on December 20, 2011.
Airbus Military, TAI to Establish Joint Company in Turkey
Airbus Military and Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a joint company in Turkey.
Russian Helicopters, AgustaWestland to Develop New Helicopter
Russian Helicopters and AgustaWestland (a Finmeccanica company) announced that they have signed a Heads of Agreement at last week’s Farnborough International Air Show to jointly develop an all-new 2.5 tonne class single-engine
Sagem, MTU Aero Engines Create New Joint Venture
Sagem (Safran group) and MTU Aero Engines announced the signature of an agreement to form a 50/50 joint venture, AES Aerospace Embedded Solutions GmbH to provide safety-critical software and hardware for military and civil aviation applications.
General Dynamics, Rheinmetall Form Tank Ammunition JV
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, and Rheinmetall Defence of Düsseldorf, Germany, have formed a tank ammunition joint venture company named Defense Munitions International, LLC (DMI).
New JV to Pursue USAF Launch
A newly formed joint venture -- IBL JV, LLC (IBL) -- will bid on the U.S. Air Force Space Command’s planned Launch and Test Range System Integrated Support Contract, or
Boeing Awards Direct Contract to Strata
Boeing and Mubadala Aerospace today announced a 10-year direct contract for Strata Manufacturing, Mubadala Aerospace's advanced composite aerostructures facility in Al Ain (UAE), to produce commercial composite aerostructures for the 777 and 787
Austal, General Dynamics Sign Cooperation Agreement
Austal has enhanced its positioning for Australian and international defense programs by entering into an agreement with mission system integrator General Dynamics Advanced Information
iRobot & TI to Co-Develop Robotic Technologies
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) and iRobot Corp., a leader in robotic technology-based solutions, announced a partnership to develop robotic technologies using TI's smart multicore OMAP™ platform.
LONGBOW Delivers 1st Apache Block III UAS Control System
The LONGBOW LLC, a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, delivered the first production Unmanned Aerial Systems Tactical Common Data Link Assembly (UTA) to the U.S. Army for the Apache Block
International Maritime Defense Show (IMDS 2017)
St. Petersburg, - Russia
International Aviation & Space Salon (MAKS 2017)
15 - 20
Moscow - Russia
12 - 15
London - United Kingdom
09 - 11
Washington, D.C. - United States
THE WORLD DEFENSE ALMANAC