Monday, June 24, 2024

Colton Jones

Colton Jones is the deputy editor of Defence Blog. He is a US-based journalist, writer and publisher who specializes in the defense industry in North America and Europe. He has written about emerging technology in military magazines and elsewhere. He is a former Air Force airmen and served at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

Netherlands acquires new mortar systems

The Dutch Ministry of Defense has announced the acquisition of 120mm mortar systems based on the CV90 infantry fighting vehicle, provided by the Swedish manufacturer BAE Hägglunds. The Ministry said in a release that the first systems are...

Rheinmetall and Lockheed Martin develop new rocket launcher

German defense conglomerate Rheinmetall and Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin are set to jointly unveil their Global Mobile Artillery Rocket System (GMARS) at the Eurosatory 2024 defense exhibition. Designed to meet the evolving needs of the modern...

BAE Systems to unveil new air defense system at Eurosatory

BAE Systems Bofors is set to unveil its latest ground-based air defense system, the TRIDON Mk2, at the Eurosatory defense exhibition in Paris. The event, held from June 17-21, will showcase one of the world’s most advanced anti-aircraft...

Germany orders 1,515 logistic vehicles from Rheinmetall

Rheinmetall has secured a contract from the Bundeswehr (German military) to deliver 1,515 logistic vehicles, including 265 protected swap-body systems. This order is part of the framework contract for swap-body systems (WLS) signed in June 2020 and is...

First Airbus A400M for Kazakhstan completes maiden flight

The first Airbus A400M aircraft for the Republic of Kazakhstan has successfully completed its maiden flight, marking a significant milestone ahead of its delivery scheduled for the second half of 2024. The aircraft, production number MSN139, took off...

GDELS reactivates large-caliber gun barrel production

GDELS Santa Bárbara Sistemas has resumed the production of large-caliber gun barrels at its Trubia Factory in Asturias to address the increasing demand for modern and efficient artillery systems, adapted to the evolving needs of the battlefield. The...

Anduril invests $75 million in Mississippi rocket motor facility

Anduril Industries has announced a major expansion of its solid rocket motor production facility in McHenry, Mississippi. The defense technology company is investing $75 million to significantly increase manufacturing capacity and create more than 60 new jobs by...

NG gets new contract for BACN networking jets

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a task order to continue operations, sustainment, and support of the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) system through January 2027. This contract ensures the ongoing integration and functionality of...