Friday, July 31, 2015


The French defense company Nexter Systems and German Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, two of Europe’s leading manufacturers of military land defence systems, signed today a merger...


Following are upcoming events listed on Defense-Update airshows, defense exhibitions and conference list.




Theme Location (Check Accommodation) Dates
Ohio UAS Conference Dayton, Ohio USA August 25-26
MAKS 2015 Sukhovsky, Russia August 25–30
MSPO 2015 Kielce, Poland September 1-4
AUS&R 2015 Rishon Lezion, Israel September 7
RAE 2015 Nizhny Tagil, Russia September 9-11
DSEI 2015 ExCel, London, UK September 15-18
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Following are tenders highlighted as a service for Defense-Update readers, provided by Tender Tiger.
TI ID Tender Description Country Due Date
14120163 Providing of Weapons (Security Services) USA 13-July-2015
14077452 Acquisition of weapons for ballistic testing & control. Algeria 12-July-2015
14123164 Road Vehicles, Condact Car (5,000cc Class) 1. Japan 10-July-2015

Videoreport: Israel at LAAD 2015



Breaking News

Airbus Defence and Space announced this week that it is moving the SkyNet 5A military satellite to the Asia Pacific region to extend its coverage in this area. The move will provide worldwide coverage for the first time.

Indian Air Force Su-30MKI and RAF Typhoon aircraft are operating in mixed formations as part of the fourth Indradhanush exercise, a 10 day deployment demonstrating trans continental air power projection. This year the deployment includes 190 personnel operating Su-30 fighters, IL-78 tankers, C-17 strategic and C-130J tactical airlift aircraft

Air Warfare channel news:

A US Navy guided missile destroyer was damaged by a surface-to-air missile that exploded shortly after launch during an exercise off the U.S. Atlantic coast on Saturday, USNI reported.

Lockheed Martin Corp has agreed to buy United Technologies Corp's (UTC) Sikorsky Aircraft for over $8 billion, US news agency Reuters reported on Sunday. Such a deal would enhance Lockheed Martin's dominance in the aerospace market, while adding a civil element to its defense-oriented portfolio.

Robotics/Unmanned Systems channel new:

In response to a critical shortage of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) pilots, the U.S. Air Force is investing more than $100 million to buy more ground control stations, simulators and contract instructors. The service will be placing some newly minted pilots in RPA squadrons beginning in August and is offering bonuses of up to $15,000 per year for RPA pilots, beginning in fiscal year 2016.

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Thales have conducted risk reduction flight tests for the integration of Thales and Elisra’s NATO STANAG 7085 data link on board the Heron Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (MALE UAV).

Naval Warfare channel news:

The Indian Navy completed refitting its new aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya with Barak-1 air defense systems and associated radars, preparing the new carrier for operational service. The carrier was acquired from Russia and commissioned into service in November 2013 without self protection systems.

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