Aerospace and Defence

Munich-based drone startup Lilium is now seeking regulatory safety approval for the all-electric vertical take-off and landing passenger taxis, a world first... Read more

One of Japan's largest industrial drone companies, Terra Drone, has announced the acquisition of a stake in the Slovenian aerospace solutions provider C-Astral Aerospace. Read more

Neste, a renewable products producer from wastes and residues, and Air BP, an international aviation fuel products and services supplier, have entered into an agreement to deliver sustainable aviation fuel to airline and airport customers in Sweden.. Read more

UK-based aerospace firm Reaction Engines announced that its Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engines (SABRE) technology has passed an important developmental milestone. Read more

The Polish Ministry of National Defence has signed an offset agreement with Leonardo MW in the UK in preparation for the expected delivery of AW101 helicopters. The offset deal precedes the finalised order, worth 400-million zloty (€90-million), whic Read more

£2.5-million in funding has been awarded by the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), an arm of the UK Ministry of Defence, to a consortium headed up by Blue Bear Systems Research Ltd for the development of drone swarm technology. Read more

The acquisition of Ivy Topco Ltd, a Cayman Islands-based holding company that has indirect control of London's Gatwick Airport, by VINCI Airports, a subsidiary of French group VINCI has been approved by the European Commission under the European... Read more

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace has been awarded a contract by the Government of Japan to supply and deliveries of Joint Missile Strike (JSM) for their F-35 fighter aircraft fleet. Japan began the JSM project in 2008 and it was completed mid-2018... Read more

Swedish-based defence and civil security giant Saab has received an order from the Czech Ministry of Defence to expand the GAMER laser-based training capability. Delivery of the system is set to begin at the end of 2019 and go on throughout 2020. The Read more

The European Space Agency (ESA) last week reached an important milestone in both rocketry and 3D printing. The BERTA engine, manufactured entirely by 3D printing, was successfully hot-fired for 560 seconds with a reference thrust of 2.45 kN. Read more

Dividing up video games, fighting over who keeps the Netflix account and arranging joint custody of the dog. Breakups require delicate negotiation. Magnify to Brexit level and you can understand why negotiating who gets to be involved in space contra Read more

L3 ASV announced the successful delivery of their C-Enduro long-endurance autonomous vessel to the UK's Royal Navy. The C-Enduro is used for military data gathering trials, especially by the Mine countermeasures and Hydrographic Capability (MHC) Read more

Giraffe AMB


The French Ministry of Defence’s Direction de la Maintenance Aéronautique (DMAé) has signed a contract with Swedish defence and civil security firm Saab regarding support for the Giraffe AMB surface based radar system. Read more

Irish budget airline Ryanair has acquired the remaining 25% of its Austrian subsidiary Laudamotion for an undisclosed sum, it has been announced. Read more

Last week, the European Space Agency (ESA) has announced the signing of a one-year contract with ArianeGroup, a European aerospace consortium. The intention is part of a bid to look at the feasibility of mining on the surface in the search for natura Read more

Airbus H145M helicopter

Source: Christian D. Kellers / Airbus Helicopters

Airbus has announced it is to deliver the first of nine H145M helicopters to Serbia next month. Serbian Defence Minisiter Aleksandar Vulin visited the Airbus Helicopters site in Donauwörth, Germany to accept the first vehicle on behalf of the Serbian Read more

Meggitt PLC, an international company specialising in high performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defence and energy markets, has signed a long term agreement with Pratt & Whitney to continue the supply of advanced composite Read more

Group Rhodes, through its Rhodes Interform business, has developed a groundbreaking new process that enables large monocoque components, particularly those produced by super plastic forming (SPF) from very thin material, to more accurately retain the Read more

In the last few months, we’ve noticed two trends in the aerospace sector become more popular and we expect these to continue into 2019. Read more

Avation PLC, a commercial passenger aircraft leasing company, has entered into an options exercise to acquire a further eight new ATR 72-600 aircraft for scheduled deliveries between 2020 and 2022. Read more

Hungarian aircraft producer Magnus Aircraft was set up to create an innovative new generation of aircraft that meets today’s expectations and has multifunctional features. Read more

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Thales and Gemalto have reached an agreement (the “Merger Agreement”) on a recommended all-cash offer for all issued and outstanding ordinary shares of Gemalto, for a price of €51 per share cum dividend. Read more

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