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RENK Group to Establish a Manufacturing Unit in India
Investment Engine and Transmission

RENK Group to Establish a Manufacturing Unit in India

RENK, a company specialising in developing essential drive systems for the military, is expanding its operations in India.

France and Germany Agree on Europe’s Next-Generation MGCS
Land

France and Germany Agree on Europe’s Next-Generation MGCS

France and Germany agreed to develop a new battle tank, the MGCS. Its turret might incorporate the French 140 mm cannon and the German 130 mm cannon.

British Army Prefers RCH-155 Gun Over Archer
Land

British Army Prefers RCH-155 Gun Over Archer

British Army preferred German RCH-155 over BAE Systems' Archer to replace AS-90 self-propelled guns within the Mobile Fires Platform program.

TKMS Launches the Forth Type 218 Submarine for Singapore
Navy / Maritime

TKMS Launches the Forth Type 218 Submarine for Singapore

Singapore is preparing for its last Invincible-class air-independent propulsion (AIP)- equipped diesel-electric submarine, RSS Inimitable.

British Army Receives Eight Prototypes of Challenger 3 MBT
Land

British Army Receives Eight Prototypes of Challenger 3 MBT

UK Secretary of State for Defence Grant Shapps unveiled the Challenger 3 MBT from his social account as “the first fully British built tank in 22 years.”

Japan Joins Germany and France for Railgun Development
Weapon / Missile

Japan Joins Germany and France for Railgun Development

Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA) of Japan has joined the French-German consortium to develop railguns.

Rheinmetall Constructs a New Hybrid Facility in Hungary
Land Investment Engine and Transmission

Rheinmetall Constructs a New Hybrid Facility in Hungary

Rheinmetall is establishing a new facility in Szeged, Hungary, to increase its presence in the EU and NATO partner countries.

MBDA Calls for more Taurus Orders
Weapon / Missile

MBDA Calls for more Taurus Orders

MBDA is calling on the German federal government to make faster award decisions. Suppliers would otherwise stop Taurus production.

Germany buys Four Patriot Batteries for $1.2 billion
Weapon / Missile

Germany buys Four Patriot Batteries for $1.2 billion

Germany acquires four Patriot Batteries to fill the gap after donating air defence systems to Ukraine.

Czechia to Procure Leopard-2A8
Land

Czechia to Procure Leopard-2A8

Czech Parliament decided to procure 76 new Leopard-2A8 main battle tanks, 28 second-hand Leopard-2A4 MBTs, and two Büffel armoured recovery vehicles.

EU: United for Europe, Divided about Defence
Investment Regional / Strategy

EU: United for Europe, Divided about Defence

The EU is divided into northern and southern countries regarding the proposal to issue a Eurobond for EU defence support.

France and Germany Sign MGCS Tank Development Agreement
Land Investment

France and Germany Sign MGCS Tank Development Agreement

France and Germany agreed to develop a planned next-generation tank known as the Main Ground Combat System (MGCS).

Greece Receives 44 mod4 Heavy-weight Torpedoes
Navy / Maritime Weapon / Missile

Greece Receives 44 mod4 Heavy-weight Torpedoes

According to the Greek publication To Vima, Hellenic Navy Receives 44 SeaHake mod4 Heavy-weight Torpedoes.

German Frigate Hessen’s Radar Fails
Navy / Maritime Sensors Unmanned Systems

German Frigate Hessen’s Radar Fails

A recent incident in the Red Sea shows that area air defence frigate FGS Hessen (F 221) did not shoot down a mistakenly targeted UAV due to its failing radars.