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Babcock awarded contract to refit UK nuclear submarine

Babcock International Group PLC (“Babcock” or “the Group”) and the UK’s Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) have agreed a full cost recovery contract worth an estimated £560 million to undertake the planned deep maintenance and life extension programme for HMS Victorious, one of the UK’s Vanguard Class nuclear submarines.

Rheinmetall supplying European customer with further Skynex air defence systems

Rheinmetall has been awarded a further contract to supply Skynex air defence systems to a European customer. The systems will enhance the customer’s ability to defend itself against aerial threats. The order has a value in the lower three-digit million euro range. The deliveries will take place over the course of 2025 and, as with the initial contract, will also include the associated Rheinmetall made HX trucks.

Babcock increasing support to Ukrainian navy

Babcock International, the defence company, has been awarded a three-year contract to support and maintain two mine countermeasures vessels ‘Cherkasy’ and ‘Chernihiv’ for the Navy of Ukraine following their transfer from the UK Royal Navy.

Rheinmetall wins major contract: Austria orders state-of-the-art air defence system for €532 million

The Austrian defence ministry has contracted with Rheinmetall to carry out a comprehensive modernization of its existing Skyguard air defence systems. In the presence of Austrian minister of defence Klaudia Tanner, the two parties have now signed the contract for Project Skyguard Next Generation in Vienna. For Rheinmetall the order represents sales of €532 million (without value added tax), which can already be booked as an incoming order in December 2023. The contract encompasses a project period of 48 months starting in February 2024.

Rheinmetall to supply Ukraine with over 30 Leopard 1 systems on behalf of German government

The Ukrainian government has awarded Rheinmetall a contract for Leopard 1 systems, including 25 main battle tanks Leopard 1A5, five…

Helsing raises €209m Series B to bolster Defence AI Capabilities for Democracies

General Catalyst leads landmark deal, with Swedish group Saab joining funding round in Europe’s leading new defence company

Babcock signs strategic cooperation agreement with Saab

Babcock International Group (Babcock) and Saab signed a strategic cooperation agreement at DSEI on Tuesday 12 September 2023. The purpose of the Agreement is seeking to enable the delivery of enhanced capabilities to customers by leveraging the companies’ collective unique strengths through offering a broader range of products, services and integrated solutions.

Built to combat UAS threats

Founded in 1994, CTA-International is a 50/50 joint venture company between BAE Systems and NEXTER, a company of KNDS, based in Bourges, France, and is a great example of successful European defence cooperation. With an integrated workforce of 100 talented technicians, the company is dedicated to the development, qualification, production and in-service support of the 40-CTAS. This capability is now being optimised to combat drones, helping defence forces to overcome the threat.

Kromek returns to DSEI, London ExCel Centre, 12-15 September 2023

Kromek, the radiation and biological detection specialists headquartered in Sedgefield, County Durham, are returning to DSEI, Europe’s largest security and defence exhibition with over 2800 exhibitors, at London’s ExCel Centre from 12-15 September 2023.

Interoperability in military systems: ODU AMC® Series T – Key to efficient networking and innovation

The interoperability of systems in the military sphere plays a crucial role during modern military operations. It allows different armed forces and units to work together seamlessly, exchange information and use resources efficiently. Inadequate communication and data exchange between the different systems leads to malfunctions, inefficiencies and security risks.