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  • NATO Approaches Surveillance Capability
    NATO Approaches Surveillance Capability November 25 2019
      The first of five NATO RQ-4D Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) unmanned aircraft lands in Italy. The first of five NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) aircraft landed in Sigonella. AGS is being developed with significant contributions from 15 Allies - Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and the United States. All Allies will have access to the data obtained by the AGS; The ...
  • Arms and Security Begins
    Arms and Security Begins October 7 2019
    Arms and Security 2019 defence expo in Kiev starts tomorrow. Defence and Aerospace Industry Exporters' Association provides National Participation to the event, which is the media sponsorship of C4Defence magazine. During the fair, many Turkish Compaies such as Aselsan, Roketsan, STM have booth also. The event was attended by more than 300 companies based in Ukraine; 15 from the United States, 17 from Turkey, four from Denmark, 10 from Poland, one from Kazakhstan, four from Ital...
  • Italy Deploys F-35 on First NATO Mission
    Italy Deploys F-35 on First NATO Mission September 27 2019
      NATO Allied Air Command stated that one of six Italian Air Force F-35s will perform the type’s first NATO air surveillance and air policing mission. F-35s are deployed to Iceland on 26 September. The Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare Italiana: AMI) has deployed six Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) combat aircraft to Keflavik Airbase to conduct NATO air policing and training duties over Iceland. AMI Boeing KC-767 tan...
  • Indonesia Likely To Acquire Iver Huitfeldt Class Frigate
    Indonesia Likely To Acquire Iver Huitfeldt Class Frigate March 14 2019
    Indonesia is considering to acquire a variant of Denmark’s -Iver Huitfeldt class frigate.  Indonesia runs frigate acquisition programme of USD720 million for two platforms. A defence industry co-operation agreement between Denmark's Odense Maritime Technology, and the Indonesian Navy's Naval Design Centre has been recently signed. The frigates are being acquired as part of the second phase of the Minimum Essential Force (MEF) modernisation blueprint. The...
  • 3D Printed Rocket Engine from Orbex
    3D Printed Rocket Engine from Orbex February 15 2019
    Orbex has publicly unveiled its “Prime” rocket at the opening of its new headquarters and rocket design facility in Forres in the Scottish Highlands. UK-based spaceflight company, Orbex, with subsidiaries and production facilities in Denmark and Germany, has received funding from the UK Space Agency (UKSA), two of Europe's largest venture capital funds, Sunstone Technology Ventures and the High-Tech Gründerfonds, as well as strategic investor Elecnor Deimos Spac...
  • Stinger Support to Latvia
    Stinger Support to Latvia October 31 2018
    Latvia received Stinger systems. The systems received from Denmark were procured under the bilateral agreement signed between the two countries. In the statement made for the delivery of the missiles, the importance of the systems in the defence of Latvia was mentioned. Procurement agreement signed last year. The Latvian National Armed Forces, which took delivery also launchers together with the missiles, will cooperate with NATO and its allies on maintenance and training issues. La...
  • Ukraine Launched Air Drills With NATO Countries October 12 2018
    Ukraine has opened a series of large-scale air-force exercises with the United States and seven other NATO countries, the Ukrainian Defence Ministry announced. The multinational air force exercise Clear Sky 2018 has begun in Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko has said on Facebook. "Within 12 days, the tasks in the sky will be carried out by highly skilled pilots from Belgium, Britain, Denmark, Estonia, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, the United States and Ukraine,&...
  • Denmark to Acquire 46 SM-2 Block IIIA
    Denmark to Acquire 46 SM-2 Block IIIA August 2 2018
    The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Denmark of up to 46 Standard Missile, SM-2 Block IIIA All-Up Rounds, RIM BK IIIA (VLS), and other related equipment for an estimated cost of $152 million. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale. The Government of Denmark has requested to buy up to forty-six Standard Missile, SM-2 Block IIIA Vertical Launching Tacti...
  • Seahawk Deliveries Finished
    Seahawk Deliveries Finished August 2 2018
    Royal Danish Air Force received its last two MH-60R Seahawk helicopters. Denmark, which procured 12 helicopters to replace the Lynx helicopters in the Danish inventory, took delivery of the first three Seahawk helicopters in June 2016. The MH-60R Seahawk helicopter is a multi-purpose naval helicopter, can carry out anti-submarine warfare (ASW) with 324 mm torpedos and anti-surface warfare (ASuW) with Hellfire missile. In addition, helicopters can&n...
  • Denmark to acquire 28 AIM-120 C-7 (AMRAAM)
    Denmark to acquire 28 AIM-120 C-7 (AMRAAM) July 11 2018
    The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Denmark of twenty-eight (28) AIM-120 C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) for an estimated cost of $90 million. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Denmark has requested to buy twenty-eight (28) AIM-120 C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) and one (1) AMRAAM spa...
  • EU countries to form Intervention force
    EU countries to form Intervention force June 25 2018
    French Defence Minister Florence Parly has told the French daily “le Figaro” that France, Germany, Belgium, Britain, Denmark, the Netherlands, Estonia, Spain and Portugal are to sign a letter of intent for the creation of a joint military intervention force on June 25. The proposed force, known as the European Intervention Initiative, is kept separated from other EU Defence cooperation programs. Britain, which has always resisted the idea of an “EU army,” wil...
  • Articles of the North Atlantic Treaty (1)
    Articles of the North Atlantic Treaty (1) May 11 2018
    At a time when Russia, thanks to its Cold War behaviour, drives the rest of the world towards anxiety and new strategies, NATO once again assumes importance as an old and friendly assembly. Born as a counterforce to the rising Soviet threat in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, what were the dynamics upon which NATO was built? Was this a timeless collective defence attempt without a shelf life; or was it programmed to last so long as the threat endured? NATO is based o...
  • Europe’s Largest Military Exercise 'Joint Warrior' Began
    Europe’s Largest Military Exercise 'Joint Warrior' Began April 25 2018
    One of the largest military exercises in Europe, Exercise Joint Warrior, has begun on 21 April with the participation of more than 11 thousand 600 military personnel from 17 nations. The two-week exercise is operating out of HMNB Clyde, Scotland. The bi-annual exercise, run each in April and in October, incorporates all three UK services as well as forces from 16 other nations including Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden...
  • Denmark to increase its defence budget by 20 percent March 19 2018
    The Danish government have reached the agreement regarding the Danish Defence for the period 2018-2023. In view of the new security political situation, (‘Venstre’ (the Liberal Party), the Liberal Alliance and the Conservatives) and the Social Democrats, the Danish People’s Party and the Social-Liberal Party agree to increase the annual Danish defence budget by €108 million from 2018 with an increased trend to €644 million by 2023. The substantial increas...
  • Unmanned Submarine Project by EU
    Unmanned Submarine Project by EU December 12 2017
    The first move came from the European Union Defence initiative Permanent Structured Cooperation on Defence (PESCO). 25 PESCO member countries will establish unmanned submarine and rapid response teams for cyber attacks. PESCO announced this project yesterday, in which the EU members Denmark, Malta and the UK will not take part. Countries will allocate €1,5 billion per year for the European Defence Fund (EDF). Under the program, 17 unmanned submarines will be produced ...
  • 56th Issue Sector News
    56th Issue Sector News December 11 2017
    India is All Smiles with Smart Bomb Ships of the Gulf, Entrusted to Rolls-Royce Cochin Shipyard Will Carry the Torch NIMR Automotive to Supply Turkmenistan's Special Operations Vehicles Berlin Says, "Survivor R" HForce Passed Ballistic Tests Will the US Share "Know-how"? "Tactic-Oriented" Training, Completed New Era in Damage Detection Technology Transfer from Denmark to...
  • Denmark Requested Budget For F-35 Purchase
    Denmark Requested Budget For F-35 Purchase November 23 2017
    Danish Ministry of Defence requested $2,6 billion from the Parliament's Finance Committee on 22 November for the acquisition of 27 Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter aircraft. The Ministry's statement said the contract would include the aircraft, engines, simulators, spare parts for pool purchases, support equipment and mission-specific equipment, IT, modifications and updates as well as expenses for the program organization, material procurement and construction work at Skrydstru...
  • Lightning II at Paris Air Show
    Lightning II at Paris Air Show June 19 2017
    Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) will be making its debut at this year's Paris Air Show. Two F-35As from Hill and Luke Air Force Base (AFB) will perform demonstration flights during the event.  Reportedly, Lockheed is also in the final stages of negotiating a deal worth more than $37 billion for 440 F-35 fighter aircraft to be supplied to Australia, Denmark, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Turkey, the Republic ...
  • 'Latest Tech' Competition in Satellite Services
    'Latest Tech' Competition in Satellite Services March 27 2017
    Washington is to issue a request of information on the latest satellite technologies under Wideband Communications Services (WCS) Analysis of Alternatives (AOA) study. Stating that the main goal was to ensure the military's capabilities were up-to-date, an official from the US Air Force emphasized the RFI would be issued “shortly” by the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center.  Sixteen partner nations have been invited to participate in the WC...
  • Targeting Support to F-16
    Targeting Support to F-16 March 16 2017
    Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract by the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) to provide LITENING Advanced targeting pods for its F-16 aircraft. Denmark is the first international operator of the LITENING G4 pod, having taken the first delivery in 2013. LITENING Advanced Targeting System is designed to increase situational awareness and targeting capabilities for strike and ISR missions. The system can be integrated on  A-10, AV-8B, B-52, C-130, F-15, F-16 an...
  • NATO buys Precision Guided Munitions for its 8 member countries
    NATO buys Precision Guided Munitions for its 8 member countries December 17 2016
    NATO Support and Procurement Agency signed an agreement with the United States to acquire Precision Guided Munitions (PGMs) on behalf of a multinational cooperation framework that brings together eight NATO Allies - Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, and Spain. Under the agreement, the participating Allies will obtain an initial batch of PGMs intended for delivery between 2017 and 2019. The underlying cooperation framework, which was c...
  • BAE to provide Denmark's communication
    BAE to provide Denmark's communication October 25 2016
    BAE systems has been awarded a contract by Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) to provide battle management radio systems for CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFV), the company announced on 24 October. Financial aspect of the contract has not been disclosed. CV90 is a tracked combat vehicle with an open architecture, designed and manufactured by BAE Systems. Danish Army wants to improve its fleet of 44 CV9035 IFVs by improving its interoperability and combat capa...
  • Boeing will continue to struggle
    Boeing will continue to struggle September 18 2016
    Boeing is to take legal action against Denmark’s decision of fighter jets. In June, Denmark decided to replace its ageing fleet of F-16s with 27 Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fighters in a deal valued at $3.02 billion. Boeing’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and Eurofighter’s Typhoon model were also in the running for the order. Upon Denmark’s final decision, Boeing had submitted a request for the Danish Defence Ministry to provide all materials related to the fighter pro...
  • Denmark officially buys F35s June 9 2016
    Denmark has officially agreed to buy 27 F-35A joint strike fighters to replace its fleet of aging F-16s.
  • Denmark receives first three MH-60R Seahawks June 8 2016
    Denmark Royal Air Force has received the first three of an eventual nine Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk anti-submarine warfare helicopters to replace its fleet of ageing Westland Lynx 90s.  Helos will function at Danish navy Iver Huitfeldt-class frigate but will be operated by Air Force. Remaining helicopters will be delivered by mid-2018.
  • Denmark buys 27 F-35A Lightning II May 15 2016
    Denmark decided to buy 27 F-35A Lightning II aircraft to replace aging F-16s, bought in the 1980s. The three competitors have submitted bids for 24, 30 and 36 aircraft to the Danish ministry of defence Project Office for the F-16A/B Fighter Replacement Program (FRP). Denmark had originally sought bids for up to 48 aircraft to replace the Danish F-16s. The program is expected to cost $4.5 billion. Although Denmark invested $291 million in becoming a partner in the JSF program, so far the aircr...
  • NATO’s Ground Surveillance Aircraft gets ready for operations December 30 2015
    NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance Management Agency (NAGSMA) members and Northrop Grumman Corporation witnessed NATO’s first Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) aircraft executing range of test points before landing at Edwards Air Force Base.  The test flight marks the start of six months of ground and airborne testing at Edwards before the aircraft is sent to its new home in Sigonella, Italy. NATO AGS is a derivative of the wide-area surveillance Global Hawk, with a...