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New Zealand purchases Bushmaster armored vehicles

The Minister of Defense of New Zealand, Ron Mark, announced that the government approved the purchase of a consignment of Bushmaster armored vehicles with a 4x4 wheel arrangement to replace the Pinzgauer armored vehicles

SAAB wil help Australia to provide Navy’s combat management systems

STOCKHOM, (BM) - Saab has signed an Enterprise Partnering Agreement with the Australian Department of Defence to provide combat management systems across all the Royal Australian Navy’s major surface ships, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according SAAB statement. Read more: The U.S. Navy is planning development of next generation heavy surface

Australia buys F-18’s anti-ship missiles for about $1 billion

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Government of Australia has requested to buy up to two hundred (200) AGM-158C, Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASMs); and up to eleven (11) ATM-158C LRASM Telemetry Variant (Inert). Also included are DATM-158C LRASM, Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM-158C LRASM), containers, support and test equipment, publications and

New Zealand Buys Five C-130J Aircraft Totalling $1.4 Billion

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to New Zealand of five (5) C-130J aircraft and related equipment for an estimated cost of $1.4 billion, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: New Zealand Plans a Massive Defence Investments in Land Systems and Soldier Equipment

Australia Buys JCREW Systems Totalling $245 Million

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Government of Australia has requested to buy up to eight hundred fifty (850) Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare Increment 1 Block 1 (JCREW I1B1) Systems (533 vehicle mounted and 317 dismounted); spare and repair parts; support and test equipment; technical exchanges, publications

Australia Buys Tactical data Link Systems from Northrop Grumman for Its Air Forces

SIDNEY, (BM) - Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract by the Australian Defence Force Tactical Data Link Authority (ADFTA) to deliver tactical data link (TDL) systems and training as part of the development of the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) Joint Data Network, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: The Australian

Combat Radius of Russia’s Su-57 in Asia is a Threat to the US and Australia

MOSCOW, (BM) - After reports that the Myanmar armed forces are interested in purchasing Russian Su-57 fighters for the modernization of its fleet, as well as the recent statement by the ambassador of this country in Moscow on this issue, an assessment of the possible consequences of such an acquisition on the security of Southeast Asian states

The Australian Government Has Chosen German Fighting Vehicle

SIDNEY, (BM) - Rheinmetall is pleased to confirm the Lynx KF41 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) has been selected by the Commonwealth of Australia to compete in the Risk Mitigation Activity (RMA) trials for the $15 billion LAND 400 Phase 3 program, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Lynx KF41 is a next generation tracked,

Airbus Offers Its Tiger Helicopter to Australian Air Force

SYDNAY, (BM) - Airbus Helicopters is offering a cost-effective approach for taking the Tiger platform beyond 2040, in response to the Commonwealth of Australia’s (CoA) Request for Information (RFI) for the Project LAND4503 Armed Reconnaissance Capability. The RFI seeks solutions for the army’s future armed reconnaissance helicopter needs, learned

Poland, Finland and Australia Plan to Upgrade Their Own JASSM

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Finland, Poland and Australia plan to upgrade their Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according U.S. Department of Defense statement. According the statement, Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $99,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Joint Air-to-Surface

The Australian Department of Defence Plans to Spend $95,5 Million for ERP Program

SIDNEY, (BM) - The Department of Defence has awarded a $95.5 million contract to IBM to deliver the initial design of the Defence Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) program, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Australian DoD statement. The ERP program plans to roll out initial capability for finance reporting in 2020, followed by a larger

Aquabotix Has Been Awarded $150K Contract to Supply Hardware to U.S. Army

SIDNEY (BGM) - Aquabotix Ltd has been awarded an approximately US$150,000 contract for the purchase of its SwarmDiver system along with training and test support for the United States Military, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according company statement. Read more: Australia Will Acquire 12 Attack Submarines from Naval Group This hardware

Roboteam Will Supply the NZDF Dozens of “Robotic” Remotely Controlled Systems

GAITHERSBURG (BGM) - Roboteam, a leading global provider of tactical ground robotic systems, announced today that it has won a tender on behalf of the New Zealand Defense Force (NZDF), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The company was awarded the bid through Trakka Tech, a world-class company with a range of specialised mission solution

The Royal New Zealand Navy’s Hydrographic Vessel has Arrived in Wellington Harbour

WELLINGTON (BM) - The Royal New Zealand Navy's (RNZN's) future hydrographic and diving support vessel has arrived in New Zealand following a 46 day-long journey from Denmark, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Jane`s. The service announced in mid-May that the 84.7 m-long vessel, which will be known as HMNZS Manawanui once commissioned,

Thales Will Design and Manufacture of Next Generation Weapons Systems

SYDNEY, Australia (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Thales Australia has signed a collaboration agreement with Kalyani Group for the design, development and manufacture of next generation weapons systems for defence customers in India and abroad, learned BugarianMilitary.com, quoting Shephard Media Read more: Thales Will Equip the Indian Armed Forces

Leonardo and Northrop Grumman Australia Signed a C-27J MoU

MELBOURNE, Australia (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On 27th February 2019 Leonardo announced that the company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Northrop Grumman Australia for partnering on C-27J through life support services in New Zealand, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Leonardo is the manufacturer of the C-27J Spartan tactical

Boeing Introduced Its Newest Unmanned Platform Developed in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (BulgarianMilitary.com) — Boeing has introduced today (27th February 2019) the Boeing Airpower Teaming System, which is the newest unmanned platform of the company, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Boeing offers unmanned vehicles that operate in the sea, across the ground, in the air and beyond Earth’s atmosphere. Unmanned

The Australian Army C-RAM Capability Will Be Updated by Saab

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BulgarianMilitary.com) – It was revealed by Saab on 21st February 2019 that the Capability Acquisition Sustainment Group on behalf of the Australian Army awarded the company an order, the goal of which is the Wireless Audio Visual Emergency System (WAVES) equipment for the Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) System to

Strategic Partnership Agreement for Naval Group

KESWICK, Adelaide, South Australia (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On 11th February 2019 Naval Group Australia boasted of signing the Future Submarine Program Strategic Partnering Agreement (SPA) with the Commonwealth of Australia (CoA), learned BulgarianMilitary.com The signing of the agreement was performed in the presence of Prime Minister Scott

The Royal Australian Air Force Tests Its Capabilities at Exercise Red Flag Nellis 19-1

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On 28th January 2019 the Australian Department of Defence announced that the RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) has deployed more than 370 personnel and 8 aircraft to participate in the world’s most complex air warfare training at Exercise Red Flag 19-1 (from 22nd January to 15th February

Australia Will Acquire 12 Attack Submarines from Naval Group

MELBOURNE, Australia (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Australia will acquire 12 large conventionally-powered attack submarines from Naval Group under a strategic partnering agreement. In that relation the Minister of Defence of Australia Christopher Pyne confirmed that the Australian government has officially concluded the negotiations for the formal

RAAF Base Williamtown Welcomed Home Australia’s First Locally-Based F-35s

RAAF BASE WILLIAMTOWN and NEWCASTLE, Australia (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Williamtown yesterday (9th December 2018) welcomed home Australia's first two locally-based F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: F-35 Lightning II Started IOT&E The event marks the

Safran Electronics & Defense Australasia with a New Facility in Botany, Australia

BOTANY, Australia (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Safran Electronics & Defense announced earlier this week that a new facility of Safran Electronics & Defense Australasia (SEDA) was opened on 6th November 2018 in Botany, Australia in the presence of the Australian Minister of Defence, the Honourable Christopher Pyne, the CEO of Safran Electronics…

Saab Australia Announces the Receipt of an Important US Certification

ADELAIDE, Australia (BulgarianMilitary.com), 10 September 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Saab Saab Australia announced on 4th September 2018 that the company has received an important U.S. certification for the upgrade to the Australian Army’s short range air-defence system to the latest Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Mode 5…

Boeing Enhances Its Position as a Leading Fleet Services Provider in Australia

ADELAIDE, Australia (BulgarianMilitary.com), 5 September 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Boeing The world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defence, space and security systems, Boeing, announced today that the company will start integrating new data analytics tools into all Boeing…

Schiebel Establishes a New Company in Australia to Serve the Pacific Region

VIENNA, Austria (BulgarianMilitary.com), 4 September 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Schiebel/Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) Schiebel, the market leader in Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air Systems (UAS), revealed on 3 September 2018 that the company has established a new company in Australia,…

Austal Starts Sea Trials of the First Guardian-class Pacific Patrol Boat

HENDERSON, Australia (BulgarianMilitary.com), 10 August 2018, Editor: Stanislava Georgieva, Photo credit: YouTube The sea testing of the first Guardian-class Pacific Patrol Boat (PPB-R) has begun. That was announced by the Australian shipbuilding company Austal, on 8 August, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The building of the boat is part of…

12 Australian Offshore Patrol Vessels Will be Equipped with Terma‘s SCANTER 6002

SINGAPORE (BulgarianMilitary.com), 1 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Lürssen On 30th July 2018, the headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark company Terma announced that it will provide the SCANTER 6002 radar for the twelve Australian Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs). For that purpose an agreement for the customer, the Royal…

Four Boeing P-8A Poseidons Will Replace the P-3K Orions of New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (BulgarianMilitary.com), July 9, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: en.wikipedia.org The photo shows a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon taking off at Perth Airport. This aircraft has taken part in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Four Boeing P-8A Poseidons will replace the Lockheed Martin P-3K Orions of…

The Defence Capability of the Australian Army Will Be Enhanced under Three Contracts

CANBERRA, Australia (BulgarianMilitary.com), June 22, 2018, Author: Bm Team, Photo: en.wikipedia.org Yesterday, on 21st June 2018, the Australian Department of Defence announced that the Australian Army in partnership with the Defence Innovation Hub has awarded three contracts for enhancing the defence capability. The total value of the three…

The First of 21 Guardian Class PPBs of Austal Is Launched

HENDERSON (Western Australia), June 1, 2018, Author: Bm team, Photo: Austal On 30th May the Australian shipbuilder Austal Limited (Austal) announced the launching of the first of twenty-one Guardian Class Pacific Patrol Boats (PPBs), reported Shephard Media. The launching takes place two years after the awarding of the contract in accordance…

Saab’s Situational Awareness System for the Royal Australian Navy

Linköping, Sweden, April 23, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Saab Under a contract, awarded by Luerssen Australia, Saab will supply the Situational Awareness System (SAS) for the new offshore patrol vessels (OPV) of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). This was announced by Saab on April 20, reported Shephard Media. It is foreseen…

Barrett sold sniper rifles to New Zealand’s Defense Force

(Source: Army Recognition) The 40 M107A1 weapons and 42 MRAD rifles carry a combined cost of more than $2.85 million and will be carried by infantry personnel and commandos, the defense force said. The agreements will also cover day optics, suppressors and ballistic computer auxiliary equipment to complement the weapon systems. Both weapons will…

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