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November 8, 2022 | International, Aerospace, Naval, Land, C4ISR, Security, Other Defence

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    June 15, 2020 | International, Aerospace


    06/09/2020 GMV has won a contract under the Spanish MoD's RAPAZ program for the supply of four Class I Seeker RPASs, to be integrated into the intelligence units of the Paratrooper Brigade and the Tercio de Armada de Infantería de Marina (Marine Infantry Protection Force), thus providing them with the most advanced version of the unmanned aircraft Seeker. The UAS Seeker is an autonomous, rapid-deployment system developed by Aurea Avionics and supplied by GMV, providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities over a 15 kilometer range with a 90-minute endurance and a weight of 3.5 kg. This aircraft represents a qualitative leap forward for the armed forces, strengthening their intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities to ensure better operational capability and tactical superiority of Spanish troops. Seeker constitutes the core of a situational awareness system providing real-time intelligence. It is designed for rapid-deployment and high-mobility military applications carrying out low-level intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance tasks. Within this project, due for delivery by October 2020, GMV will be running the design and manufacturing activities and also the various flight campaigns scheduled to check that the systems work properly before handover to the MoD.

  • Milrem Robotics Led Consortium Awarded 30,6 MEUR by the European Commission to Develop a European Standardized Unmanned Ground System

    June 19, 2020 | International, Land

    Milrem Robotics Led Consortium Awarded 30,6 MEUR by the European Commission to Develop a European Standardized Unmanned Ground System

    June 17, 2020 - A consortium led by Milrem Robotics and composed of several major defence, communication and cybersecurity companies and high technology SMEs was awarded 30,6 MEUR from the European Commission's European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP) to develop a European standardized unmanned ground system. During the project, a modular and scalable architecture for hybrid manned-unmanned systems will be developed to standardize a European wide ecosystem for aerial and ground platforms, command, control and communication equipment, sensors, payloads, and algorithms. The prototype system will utilize an existing unmanned ground vehicle – Milrem Robotics' THeMIS – and a specific list of payloads. The outcome of the project will be demonstrated in operational environments and relevant climatic conditions as part of participating member states military exercises or at separate testing grounds. The total cost of the project, titled iMUGS (integrated Modular Unmanned Ground System), is 32,6 million euros of which 30,6 million will be provided by the European Commission. “Robotic and autonomous systems will tremendously enhance defence and military capabilities in the coming years all around the world. iMUGS is an excellent example of how Europe can utilize and develop high-end technologies as a joint effort while avoiding scattering activities and resources,” said Kuldar Väärsi, CEO of Milrem Robotics. “It is nice to see, that the European Defence Fund is efficiently consolidating the requirements of EU member states and the European industry's capabilities to increase defence capabilities and strategic autonomy. The European industry is determined and ready to provide efficient and deployable technologies already over the next three years in the course of this project,” Väärsi added. The project is led by Estonia and its technical requirements have also been agreed with Finland, Latvia, Germany, Belgium, France, and Spain who are planning on financing the remaining 2 MEUR of the projects budget. During the project operational know-how will be gathered and concepts for the combined engagement of manned and unmanned assets developed, while considering the ethical aspects applicable to robotics, artificial intelligence, and autonomous systems. State-of-the-art virtual and constructive simulation environments will also be set up. iMUGS will be a cooperation between 14 parties: Milrem Robotics (project coordinator), GT Cyber Technologies, Safran Electronics & Defense, NEXTER Systems, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, Diehl Defence, Bittium Wireless, Insta DefSec, (Un)Manned, dotOcean, Latvijas Mobilais Telefons, GMV Aerospace and Defence, the Estonian Military Academy and Royal Military Academy of Belgium. Background The objectives of the EDIDP programme are to contribute to the strategic autonomy of the European Union and to strengthen the cooperation between Member States. The priorities include enabling high-end operations of military forces with special focus on intelligence and secured communications and cyber. Actions include development of next generation ground combat capabilities and solutions in Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and Cyber technologies. View source version on Milrem Robotics:

  • Thales remporte une commande de l’OTAN pour fournir des viseurs de casque Scorpion à la Garde nationale aérienne américaine

    May 13, 2022 | International, Land

    Thales remporte une commande de l’OTAN pour fournir des viseurs de casque Scorpion à la Garde nationale aérienne américaine

    Thales a reçu une commande pour équiper les pilotes de F-16 de la Garde nationale aérienne américaine (Air National Guard) avec des écrans montés sur casque (HMD) Scorpion, dans le cadre d'un accord qui mettra ce système à la disposition des forces de l'OTAN. Le contrat fournira à l'Air National Guard des kits de rétrofit Scorpion pour remplacer l'actuel système de repérage monté sur casque (JHMCS) pour sa flotte d'avions F-16 block 40 et 50. Scorpion doit devenir la solution HMD commune à l'ensemble de la flotte de F-16 block 30, 40 et 50 de l'Air National Guard et de l'U.S. Air Force Reserve. « Le passage de l'ensemble de la flotte de F-16 à Scorpion témoigne de la capacité, de la qualité et du faible coût du cycle de vie que Scorpion offre aux combattants et à la Garde aérienne », a déclaré Mike Sheehan, président-directeur général de Thales Defense & Security. « La conscience situationnelle supérieure de Scorpion, avec un seul écran qui fournit une symbologie couleur et permet l'utilisation de lunettes de vision nocturne non modifiées, est inégalée sur le marché des HMD. De plus, nous pouvons fournir la même mise à niveau à tout client volant un avion équipé du JHMCS ». Le Journal de l'Aviation du 13 mai

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