In numbers


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

Eurosatory latest

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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In quotes

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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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Credit: U.S. Air Force

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.

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In Pictures

// 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