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Turkish FNSS wins $600m Malaysian armour deal

February 24th, 2011 by David No Comments

Turkish armour manufacturer FNSS has won a $600m deal through its Malaysian partner Deftech for the sale of its Pars armoured vehicle.

The firm will develop, manufacture and provide logistical support services under the contract.

Deftech will assemble 257 amoured vehicles under the deal.

The Pars (Anatolian Leopard) is an 8-wheeled, turreted armoured personnel carrier, with a crew of 2 and capacity for 12 embarked troops.

Thales Australia and General Dynamics announce partnership

February 24th, 2011 by David No Comments

Thales Australia and General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems have signed a long-term partnership agreement for the Australian ordnance market.

The 10-year deal will see General Dynamics provide technology to Thales, which will continue to provide Australia’s defence department with munitions.

KMW signs Ashok Indian JV

February 23rd, 2011 by David No Comments

German manufacturer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has signed a partnership deal with Indian firm Ashok.

Chennai-based Ashok is India’s largest military logistics vehicle supplier.

Ashok and KMW have signed a joint venture contract to develop armoured vehicles for the Indian Army.

The firms announced the deal at the IDEX defence show in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The memorandum of understanding covers armored wheeled vehicles, recovery vehicles, artillery and combat systems, bridge layers, and other associated vehicles.

Embraer presents EMB-145 aircraft to India

February 22nd, 2011 by David No Comments

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has presented the first of three new EMB-145 airborne early warning aircraft for representatives of the Indian government.

The EMB-145 is an airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft, set for Indian Air Force service.

Embraer says the aircraft incorporate DRDO-developed surveillance equipment.

The aircraft presentation, which took place at Embraer’s São José dos Campos headquarters, will be followed by flight testing, before handover and ferry to India in the second quarter.

Thales wins extension to Nato Afghan comms contract

February 21st, 2011 by David No Comments

Nato has extended Thales’ contract to operate the secured communications and information systems for International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan.

Thales has operated the ISAF system for almost four years already, with over 7,000 Nato users utilising the network across Afghan territory.

The system uses satellite, point-to-point radio links, fibre optics, secure VoIP and video on demand. It also offers data storage and backup capabilities for users and military business applications.

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