Saturday 20 April, 2024

Neil Ritchie

Neil Ritchie is the founder and editor of DefenceToday.com. Neil is also the editor of other online publications covering military history, defence and security. He can be found on Twitter: @NeilRitchie86.

Bundeswehr to procure Puma IFV simulators

The Bundeswehr has announced that it will receive new training simulators for its Puma infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) from Rheinmetall in a deal worth EUR 109 million (USD 116 million). A total of 258 sets...

Spain to modernise air defence capabilities with additional NASAMS

The Spanish government has announced a deal to acquire additional National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS) from Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace in a deal worth around EUR 410 million ($444 million). The Spanish Armaments Directorate...

UK MoD orders additional Airbus H145 helicopters

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has placed an order for six additional Airbus H145 helicopters in a deal worth £122 million ($152 million). These helicopters will be utilized for emergency response duties in Cyprus...

Latest Challenger 3 prototype rolls off production line

The latest of eight Challenger 3 main battle tank (MBT) prototypes has been completed at the Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL) factory production line in Telford, England. Described as the apex predator that will dominate...

IAI to supply air defence radar to an undisclosed European country

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has been awarded a contract to supply a Multi-Sensor Multi-Mission Radar (MS-MMR) system to an undisclosed European country for its integrated air defence system. MS-MMR is a system that combines...

Israel concludes series of military exercises in north of country

The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) has concluded a series of comprehensive exercises, encompassing both physical and virtual domains, to simulate warfare in the northern region of Israel and neighbouring Lebanon and Syria. One of the...

DragonFire to be installed on Royal Navy warships earlier than expected

The Royal Navy is set to install the advanced DragonFire laser on its warships from 2027 - much earlier than anticipated. This is due to a new defence procurement model that came into effect...

UK MoD signs contract for Saab Instrumented Live Training capability

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a three-year contract worth £60M with Saab to support Live Simulation systems with ILT-D (Instrumented Live Training), with options to extend until 2030. The ILT-D contract will...