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Cassidian and Rheinmetall have agreed to pursue Rheinmetall’s Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) activities together in a Joint Venture where Cassidian will hold 51 percent and Rheinmetall 49 percent of the shares.
Link Microtek has invested in a state-of-the-art environmental test chamber at its premises in the centre of Basingstoke, UK. The new Design Environmental Alpha 335H test chamber also supports the company's design-and-build service for RF and microwave subsystems.
The largest tactical unmanned air system in Europe was announced as a key pillar of a broad Anglo-French defence cooperation as the French Government confirmed its interest in working with the UK to develop Thales UK’s Watchkeeper.
Data Patterns Group and SELEX Galileo have signed a Head of Terms agreement with a view towards forming a joint venture later this year that will be located in Chennai, Indi, and will focus on a broad range of defence electronic products and state-of-the-art technology developments.
Thales has completed the acquisition of Tampa Microwave, a privately held company specializing in tactical satellite communications terminals and related products for defense, government, and commercial customers.
Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, has successfully completed all certification measurements of its Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar (MSSR) 2000 I secondary radar by the AIMS Program Office of the US Department of Defense.
QinetiQ is working with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to establish a new Unmanned Air Systems Capability Development Centre (UASCDC) to support the rapid development of unmanned air systems (UAS) programmes from concept to deployment.
France will undertake operational assessments and trials of the Thales Watchkeeper unmanned air system (UAS) in 2012 and 2013, with a view to cooperating with the UK on Europe’s most advanced tactical UAS system.
Sikorsky Aircraft and Terma A/S have started negotiations to determine how Terma’s aircraft defence systems might be integrated onto Sikorsky’s helicopters.
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