Daily Archives: April 25, 2024

Anduril Industries soars into the future of warfare, selected for USAF’s CCA project

Anduril Industries USAF’s CCA Programme: The US Air Force (USAF) has taken a bold step towards the future of aerial combat with the selection of Anduril, a non-traditional defense company, to participate in the Collaborative Combat Aircraft (CCA) program. Announced on April 24, 2024, this selection marks a significant shift in the defense industry landscape and opens doors for innovative approaches to unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

GA-ASI selected for USAF’s Collaborative Combat Aircraft programme

GA-ASI selected for USAF’s CCA programme: San Diego, CA – April 24, 2024 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) to build production representative flight test articles for the Collaborative Combat Aircraft (CCA) program. This decision comes after a successful initial six-month phase that culminated in a positive preliminary design review (PDR) of GA-ASI’s CCA concept earlier this year.

Saab delivers fourth Global Eye aircraft to the UAE

Abu Dhabi, UAE – April 25, 2024 – Saab, a Swedish defense and security company, has delivered its fourth GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This marks the completion of the fourth aircraft out of a total order of five within just four years. The handover ceremony took place on April 18, 2024, at Al Dhafra Air Base in Abu Dhabi. This latest addition strengthens the UAE Air Force’s aerial surveillance capabilities.

Kongsberg unveils world’s first long-range AUV, HUGIN Endurance

The HUGIN Endurance enters the market at a time when unmanned undersea vehicles are playing an increasingly vital role in oceanographic research, defense applications, and commercial operations. Compared to other AUVs, the HUGIN Endurance boasts unmatched range and endurance. With a full battery pack, it can operate for up to 15 days at sea, traveling an impressive 2,200 kilometers (1,200 nautical miles). This extended reach allows for comprehensive exploration of vast underwater areas, previously unimaginable with traditional AUVs.

Rheinmetall bags €400 mn order for Bundeswehr’s radio systems

Rheinmetall German Military’s Tactical Communication System Contract: In a significant win for the German defense company Rheinmetall, a leading manufacturer of military equipment, the company has secured a framework contract with the Bundeswehr, the German Armed Forces, valued at around €400 million (US$446 million). This contract marks a major step forward in modernizing the Bundeswehr’s tactical communication capabilities.