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Space has increasingly become a strategic domain for our security and defence. Without security in space there will be no security on earth. At this year’s European Space Conference, I underlined that we need powerful, EU-level action to safeguard our security in and through space.

Securing the future of Europe in space

“We need to reduce our strategic dependencies in the space sector, protecting supply chains and developing critical space technologies,” writes Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

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MBDA’s fifth generation Akeron MP Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) has been fired from the BAE Systems Hägglunds CV90 infantry combat vehicle at a test range in Northern Sweden, in the presence of representatives of the Swedish Armed Forces.

CV90 armed with fifth generation ATGM Akeron MP missiles in action [VIDEO]

The combination of Akeron MP and the CV90 combat system offers unique strike capabilities on the modern battlefield.

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In a visit to Berlin on Tuesday (24 January 2023) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked Defence Minister Boris Pistorius for Germany’s significant contributions to NATO and strong support to Ukraine.

NATO Secretary General praises Germany’s strong contributions to NATO and support to Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised Germany’s considerable contributions to NATO deterrence and defence at a time when Russia’s war in Ukraine has caused the greatest challenges for our security in generations.

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Europe has made a convincing commitment to the importance of space at the just concluded Ministerial Conference of the 22 member states of the European Space Agency ESA. ESA members have also made it clear that they are willing and able to play a leading role in global spaceflight by investing around EUR 17 billion in programmes and missions over the next three years.

Germany demonstrates claim to technology leadership

“Space and its technologies have become indispensable for an efficient economy, for growth and prosperity, but above all for security and independence in the years to come,” says Marco Fuchs, CEO of OHB SE and OHB System AG.

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Following the Russian aggression against Ukraine in February 2022, Kyiv’s Government received unprecedented military support from NATO members. The military cooperation between Ukraine and the Atlantic Alliance goes back to the early nineties, and it underwent an intensification process after the Crimea in 2014. The Western support during the 2022 conflict took the form of economic assistance, weapons supply, and training of troops.

The role of interoperability in the Russian invasion of Ukraine

FINABEL’s research paper attempts to answer fundamental questions: How did interoperability measures contribute to Ukraine’s effective response during the first phases of the war? To what extent did further cooperation determine the outcome of the conflict?

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Norway will send tanks to Ukraine

The Norwegian government supports the donation of tanks to Ukraine and Norway will contribute to the donation.

Italian industry signs contract for next development phase of 6th generation air system

The team of Italian companies have signed a contract to support the Italian Ministry of Defense in the GCAP programme’s new concept & assessment phase and related demonstration activities.

Saab receives order for AT4 from France

Saab received an order in mid-December 2022 for the anti-armour weapon AT4 from the French Armament General Directorate (DGA).

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Air

Hermes 900 Starliner certified to operate in civilian airspace

Hermes 900 Starliner certified to operate in civilian airspace

Israeli company Elbit Systems was granted the first ever dual military and civilian certification for an unmanned aerial system (UAS).

Leonardo and Safran partner for AW09 single-engine helicopter propulsion system

Leonardo and Safran partner for AW09 single-engine helicopter propulsion system

Leonardo and Safran Helicopter Engines announced today they have joined forces to further enhance the capabilities and competitiveness of the next generation AW09 single-engine helicopter.

Italian industry signs contract for next development phase of 6th generation air system

Italian industry signs contract for next development phase of 6th generation air system

The team of Italian companies have signed a contract to support the Italian Ministry of Defense in the GCAP programme’s new concept & assessment phase and related demonstration activities.

Ukraine orders additional 105 surveillance drones from Quantum-Systems

Ukraine orders additional 105 surveillance drones from Quantum-Systems

Quantum-Systems GmbH announced it will deliver 105 additional long-endurance reconnaissance drones type Vector in military support of Ukraine’s armed forces, funded by the German Government.

Land

Norway will send tanks to Ukraine

Norway will send tanks to Ukraine

The Norwegian government supports the donation of tanks to Ukraine and Norway will contribute to the donation.

Saab receives order for AT4 from France

Saab receives order for AT4 from France

Saab received an order in mid-December 2022 for the anti-armour weapon AT4 from the French Armament General Directorate (DGA).

Nammo invests and increases the production capacity of artillery ammunition

Nammo invests and increases the production capacity of artillery ammunition

Nammo has approved an investment of NOK 260 million (about EUR 24 million) in machinery and production equipment to increase 155 mm artillery shell production.

British Army: armoured vehicles play central role in Future Soldier vision

British Army: armoured vehicles play central role in Future Soldier vision

As Britain prepares to send tanks to Ukraine in a military boost to the country, the British Army’s transformational industrial and equipment programmes remain at the very core of its vision for the future.

Sea

Damen: custom developed rudders for German Navy F126 frigates

Damen: custom developed rudders for German Navy F126 frigates

Damen Marine Components has received the order to design, engineer and produce eight rudders for the four F126 frigates that Damen Naval is building for the German Navy.

Babcock cuts steel on second Royal Navy Type 31 Inspiration Class frigate

Babcock cuts steel on second Royal Navy Type 31 Inspiration Class frigate

Babcock has reached another major milestone on the Type 31 programme to deliver five Inspiration Class frigates for the Royal Navy.

Fincantieri: LPD “Al Fulk” for Qatar launched in Palermo

Fincantieri: LPD “Al Fulk” for Qatar launched in Palermo

The Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has launched the amphibious vessel (LPD – Landing Platform Dock) ordered by the Qatari Ministry of Defence.

NSPA to procure Naval Strike Missiles for the Spanish Navy

NSPA to procure Naval Strike Missiles for the Spanish Navy

The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) will procure a new anti-ship missile and land-attack system for the Spanish Navy.

Space/C4ISR

Digia provides the Finnish Defence Forces with an Information Exchange Gateway

Digia provides the Finnish Defence Forces with an Information Exchange Gateway

Digia will provide the Finnish Defence Forces with a secure communication solution including software, equipment and maintenance services.

Orbit Communications Systems to supply Asian customer with OceanTRx 7MIL

Orbit Communications Systems to supply Asian customer with OceanTRx 7MIL

Ocean TRx 7MIL is a new platform based on the Ocean TRx7 platform, but with advanced military features.

Airbus to provide satellite communications for Belgian Armed Forces

Airbus to provide satellite communications for Belgian Armed Forces

Airbus has signed a contract with the Belgian Ministry of Defence to provide tactical satellite communications services for a 15 year period.

Germany demonstrates claim to technology leadership

Germany demonstrates claim to technology leadership

“Space and its technologies have become indispensable for an efficient economy, for growth and prosperity, but above all for security and independence in the years to come,” says Marco Fuchs, CEO of OHB SE and OHB System AG.

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