Jun 06. Patria, Gorenje and Rotis to establish a new company for the Slovenian vehicle programme. Following the selection by the Slovenian Ministry of Defence of Patria’s AMV 8×8 vehicle as the preferred vehicle for the Slovenian Army on 12 June, 2006, Patria, Gorenje and Rotis have today announced of the establishment of a new joint venture company for the Slovenian vehicle programme. The announcement was made by the three companies in connection with a jointly arranged offset seminar for local co-operation partners in Slovenia at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, in Ljubljana.
19 Jun 06. Raytheon has teamed with leading Nordic defense companies Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace and Ericsson Microwave Systems to compete for an Estonian requirement to field a very-short-range air defense missile system to protect ground forces and select strategic assets. A decision by the Estonians is expected this year. The U.S.-led bid has Raytheon providing missiles and launchers and conducting systems integration, with Norway’s Kongsberg supplying the C4I and Sweden’s Ericsson the tracking and surveillance radar. (Source: Defense News)