INDUSTRY NEWS

ASELSAN UNVEILS ALKAR 81MM MORTAR SYSTEM

April 1, 2021

Turkish company Aselsan unveils its Alkar, a weapon system integrating into a turret an 81 mm mortar system, an automatic barrel guidance system, an automatic ammunition loading system, a recoil mechanism and a fire control system. READ MORE

SCHIEBEL AWARDED NEW SERVICE PROVISION CONTRACT WITH EMSA

April 1, 2021

Schiebel has won another significant contract with the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). Schiebel, with its CAMCOPTER® S-100, is yet again one of the service providers for EMSA’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) operations carrying out ship emission monitoring and general maritime surveillance for EU member states. READ MORE

INDONESIA’S PT PINDAD TO EXPORT SMALL ARMS MUNITIONS AND APCS

April 1, 2021

PT Pindad of Indonesia is preparing to export some of its defence products to countries such as Thailand, Bangladesh and United States. READ MORE

MALAYSIAN ARMY TESTS MILDEF HMAV 4X4 ARMORED VEHICLE

March 25, 2021

After its public unveiling in February 2021, the MILDEF 4×4 High Mobility Armoured Vehicle (HMAV) has successfully organized its first round of testing at various training grounds throughout Malaysia, Asian Military Review reports. READ MORE

APAC DEFENSE BUDGETS LEAST AFFECTED BY COVID-19

March 23, 2021

As a result of the relatively limited economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia-Pacific (APAC) compared to other regions around the world, Aviation Week analysts expect that defence budgets throughout the region will continue to expand at robust rates over the next five years, following a brief slowdown. READ MORE

INDONESIA CONSIDERING FOUR FRIGATE OPTIONS

March 18, 2021

The Indonesian defence ministry is currently considering four candidates for its next frigate surface warship. The four options being considered are Italy’s FREMM from Fincantieri, United Kingdom’s Arrowhead 140 from Babcock, Japan’s Mitsui 30FFM, and Netherland’s Improved Sigma from Damen. READ MORE

KONGSBERG SECURES CONTRACT TO DELIVER FULL SOLUTION FOR ECOSYSTEM MONITORING USING AUTONOMOUS VESSELS

March 18, 2021

Kongsberg Maritime is pleased to report that it has reached an agreement to supply Norway’s Institute of Marine Research (IMR) with four autonomous vessels.  READ MORE

LEONARDO AW109 TREKKER BREAKTHROUGH INDONESIAN HELICOPTER MARKET

March 13, 2021

Italian defence company Leonardo announced the delivery of an AW109 Trekker light twin to FlyKomala of Indonesia, marking the entrance of the type into the country’s helicopter market. READ MORE

DEVELOPING ADVANCED MILITARY GPS RECEIVERS AND CHIPS

March 15, 2021

BAE Systemsreceived a $247 million contract from the US Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center to design and manufacture an advanced military GPS receiver and next-generation semiconductor. The technology will provide positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) capabilities to warfighters so they can execute missions in challenging electromagnetic environments. READ MORE