Project Updates

Dolphin programme

Equipment Type: SIGINT naval vessel 

Manufacturer: Saab and Remontowa 

Location: Poland 

Operators: Poland  

Programme Value: $642.7m 

Saab will build two signals intelligence (SIGINT) ships for the Polish Navy, to be built at the Polish shipbuilder Remontowa Shipbuilding’s site in Gdansk, Poland. The ships will replace the Polish Navy’s ageing Project 863 Moma-class radio reconnaissance ships, with construction of the first-in-class commencing in April 2023. The keel-laying ceremony for the ship was held in July 2023, with both expected in service in 2027.


Equipment Type: Air-to-air missile  

Manufacturer: RTX 

Location: United States 

Operators: USAF 

Programme Value: $972m 

The AMRAAM family of missiles are is in service with the US Air Force (USAF), US Navy, and US-allied nations. The Functional Configuration Audit of new AIM-120D-3 was completed in April 2023 by the USAF. In July 2023, the USAF and Raytheon completed the operational and developmental testing of the variant by firing from the F-16, followed in September with the first flight test and firing of the AIM-120D-3 from an F-15C Eagle.


Equipment Type: Multi-purpose armoured vehicle 

Manufacturer: Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft 

Location: Germany 

Operators: Germany, Denmark, Ukraine 

Programme Value: Unknown

WiSENT 1 is an adaptable armoured vehicle system developed by Germany-based Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft and is designed to provide support to vehicles such as the Leopard 2 tank used worldwide. The platform can also be configured as a mine clearance vehicle, with this variant due to be delivered to Ukraine at the end of 2023.