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The German Government has agreed on a deal to increase defence spending by $107bn, which will allow the country to reach NATO’s target of spending 2% of GDP on defence on a multi-year average.
Pakistan’s Government is increasing its defence budget for fiscal 2021-2022 by 6%, as well as increasing the fiscal 2022-2023 defence budget by 2.7%.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has pledged to increase the country’s defence spending from 1% of GDP to 2% of GDP over the next five years.
The number of French air bases where the Indra radar system will be installed
Elbit Systems’s annual revenue increase
Israel unveils new robotic combat vehicle
Israel’s Ministry of Defense has unveiled a new uncrewed combat vehicle at Eurosatory. The M-RCV Medium Robotic Combat Vehicle includes a new robotic platform by BL, a 30mm autonomous turret developed by the Tank and APC Directorate, Elbit’s Iron Fist active protection system, fire control and mission management systems, robotic autonomous kit and situational awareness systems and a capsuled drone for forward reconnaissance missions.
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Texelis introduces new approach to wheeled armoured vehicle electrification
Texelis has unveiled a new design approach at Eurosatory which combines proven electric vehicle components to offer a faster route to electrification than designing electric vehicles from scratch. The solutions can be implemented on existing wheeled military vehicles to retain the advanced mobility of traditional drivelines while adding the ability to charge soldier systems and run in full-electric silent mode for limited periods.
Avon Protection unveils CBRN protection range
Avon Protection has introduced a range of boots and gloves to protect military personnel operating in CBRN environments. The new EXOSKIN range offers chemical warfare agent and toxic industrial chemical protection and is impermeable to biological agents. The boots and gloves complement the company’s CBRN respiratory protection products and integrates with existing protective suits such as JSLIST and MkIVA.
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France has entered a war economy in which I believe we will have to organise ourselves in the long term… We have to go much further, much more quickly and more strongly because geopolitics dictates.
France’s President Emmanuel Macron speaking at the opening of Eurosatory.
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These are legitimate concerns, this is about terrorism, it’s about weapons exports… We have to remember and understand that no NATO ally has suffered more terrorist attacks than Turkey.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg speaking during a visit to Finland, commenting on Turkey’s objections to Finland and Sweden’s applications to join NATO.
Tank expert Christopher F Foss talks to the #Rheinmetall experts about individual aspects of the #KF51 #Panther. Today with Dr. Tobias Schmidt on the subject of lethality: #130mm, #Natter, UVision #Hero120#Eurosatory @cogeseurosatory #Eueosatory2022 pic.twitter.com/zS19rJhnVM— Rheinmetall (@RheinmetallAG) June 14, 2022
With its small logistical footprint, short deployment time, user-friendly interface and its automatic net recovery system, Aliaca, the light tactical Unmanned Aircraft System is made for sensitive missions that require precision & speed.#Eurosatory #Eurosatory2022 #SURVEYCOPTER pic.twitter.com/MecqoANYMa— Airbus Defence (@AirbusDefence) June 14, 2022
Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace is presenting the new #PROTECTOR Remote Weapon System RS6 on a @MilremR THeMIS platform at Eurosatory 2022.— Kongsberg Gruppen (@kongsbergasa) June 13, 2022
Visit Stand #G281/Hall 6 at @cogeseurosatory and explore our new remote weapon system on an unmanned ground vehicle (#UGV).#KongsbergDefence pic.twitter.com/RG2VjR2Gly
Ships attached to @COM_SNMCMG1 conduct a Mine 💣Warfare Exercise during #BALTOPS22 in order to improve their capabilities to conduct the full range of mine countermeasures operations.@NATO Allies are committed to deter conflict & defend the sovereignty of Allied Baltic nations. pic.twitter.com/2NCfLLVjrZ— STRIKFORNATO (@STRIKFORNATO) June 14, 2022
// Rheinmetall’s KF51 on display at Eurosatory in Paris on 13 June 2022. Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP via Getty Images.
// Israel's new uncrewed armoured vehicle, which was unveiled at Eurosatory. Credit: Israel MOD via Twitter
// General Dynamics European Land Systems unveiled its new 4x4 light tactical vehicle, Merlin, at Eurosatory. Credit: General Dynamics
A US Army UH-60 Black Hawk of the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, Wings of Victory, flies over the Black Sea for maritime operations crew certification flights off the coast of Bulgaria on May 5, 2021, during Exercise Swift Response 21, part of DEFENDER-Europe 21. Credit: US Army
The British Army has sent almost 2,000 troops to Liverpool to help with the mass testing of residents for Covid-19. Image: Crown Copyright / MOD