Israel’s Rafael acquires drone manufacturer Aeronautics
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Israel’s Rafael acquires drone manufacturer Aeronautics

Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. has acquired Aeronautics Ltd., one of the country’s leading developers of unmanned aerial systems, Rafael said on Tuesday, September 3. The deal, which is set to be finalized in the coming days, would see Rafael own 50% of Aeronautics with the defense technology company’s partner, businessman Avichai Stolero, holding the other...

Portugal endorses sale of five F-16 jets to Romania
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Portugal endorses sale of five F-16 jets to Romania

The Portuguese Government has approved the sale of the five F-16 aircraft to Romania, the price being at least EUR 130 million, as evidenced by the decision of the Lisbon Executive, Adevarul reported. Before the summer recess, the Romanian Parliament approved the purchase of 5 aircraft. Defense minister Gabriel Leş announced on July 3 that they will...

Romania orders corvettes from Naval Group for $1.4 billion
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Romania orders corvettes from Naval Group for $1.4 billion

COLOGNE, Germany — The Romanian government has picked Naval Group to build four Gowind corvettes for the Black Sea nation in a deal worth €1.2 billion (U.S. $1.4 billion). The contract also includes modernizing the country’s two T-22 frigates and construction of a maintenance and training center, according to a statement by the French shipbuilder....

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Parteneriat între Pro Optica, CN ROMARM SA și IOR, pentru realizarea la Uzina Automecanica Moreni a turelelor telecomandate de calibru 7,62 și 12,7 mm

București, 25 iunie 2019 – Având în vedere interesul esențial de securitate a României, de a avea pe teritoriul național capabilități de producție și mentenanță vitale pentru dezvoltarea, producția și menținerea stării de operativitate a sistemelor de apărare pe ciclul de viață și în situații critice, Compania Națională Romarm SA, Societatea Pro Optica SA și...

Romania: UMP will start producing ARX 160 weapons
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Romania: UMP will start producing ARX 160 weapons

(ANSA) – BELGRADE, 11 GIU – The Romanian company Uzina Mecanica Plopeni (UMP), controlled by the state-owned arms producer Romarm, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Beretta Holding for the production in Romania of the ARX 160 assault weapon, the Romanian ministry of Economy announced in statement on Monday. “It is an important moment,...

Uzina Mecanică Plopeni și Berretta Holding au semnat memorandumul de înțelegere care pune bazele asocierii pentru producția în România a armei de asalt ARX 160
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Uzina Mecanică Plopeni și Berretta Holding au semnat memorandumul de înțelegere care pune bazele asocierii pentru producția în România a armei de asalt ARX 160

București, 10 iunie – Memorandumul de înțelegere care permite asocierea dintre Holdingul Beretta și Uzina Mecanică Plopeni, filială a CN Romarm SA, a fost semnat astăzi, la sediul Ministerului Economiei, de către Președintele Franco Gussalli Beretta, și Directorul General al Uzinei Mecanice Plopeni – Tiberiu Alexandru Pîrvu. Ceremonia de semnare a avut loc în prezența...

Romania to cut $159M deal for anti-ship missiles to protect Black Sea coast
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Romania to cut $159M deal for anti-ship missiles to protect Black Sea coast

WARSAW, Poland — The Romanian government has approved a decision to spend at least €137 million (U.S. $159 million), excluding the value-added tax, on the purchase of anti-ship missiles that are to be deployed to the country’s Black Sea coast. The Cabinet approved the planned acquisition along with other programs of strategic importance developed by...

MQ-9 Reaper Drones in Romania? It could happen soon
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MQ-9 Reaper Drones in Romania? It could happen soon

CAMPIA TURZII, Romania — The U.S. Air Force has constructed a hangar at Romania’s 71st Air Base at Campia Turzii, and it could be used to house MQ-9 Reapers and support intelligence-gathering operations around eastern Europe and the Black Sea, Defense News has learned. United States Air Forces Europe declined to comment on whether the...

UK to Enhance Defence Cooperation with Romania
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UK to Enhance Defence Cooperation with Romania

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has unveiled measures to bolster defence cooperation with Romania in a bid to safeguard the European region. At a meeting with his counterpart Mihai Fifor in Bucharest, Williamson proposed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) by the end of this year to enhance UK-Romania defence co-operation. According to...