• China threatening US DoD’s technological, industrial base, say Pentagon officials

    China is posing an unprecedented threat to the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) technological and industrial base, Pentagon officials said during a 21 June hearing of the US House Armed Services Committee. “China has made it a national goal to acquire foreign technologies to not only

  • Civmec completes listing on Australian stock exchange

    Civmec Construction and Engineering, which is partnered with German shipbuilder Lürssen to build offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), completed its listing on the Australian stock exchange (ASX) on 22 June, the company has announced. Western Australia-based

  • ARL to commercialise power generation discovery

    The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is seeking to commercialise the use of nano-galvanic aluminium-based powder as a source of hydrogen for fuel cells. In January 2017, a team of ARL scientists working with the powder developed a method for the rapid and spontaneous hydrolysis of water. Since

  • Australia awards innovation contracts

    The Australian Army has partnered with the government’s Defence Innovation Hub to award contracts to local industry to develop new military capabilities, the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) said on 21 June. In a press release the DoD said three new ‘innovation contracts’ -

  • Harris updates hC2 BMS

    Harris Corporation has introduced new command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) modules for its hC2 battlefield management system (BMS). The new capability will bring increased communications and situational awareness to commanders on the battlefield, Harris said in a

  • USMC rolls out BNVG II

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) has begun fielding a new helmet-mounted sight that will help marines identify potential buried explosive devices, find hidden objects within foliated areas, and safely conduct tasks that require depth perception. The Corps began fielding the initial capability of the

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  • Japan displays new NBC decontamination set

    The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) unveiled a new truck-mounted nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) decontamination set on 27 May at Camp Omiya in Saitama Prefecture, where the service’s Central NBC Weapon Defense Unit is based. Mounted on a 6×6 truck the new set, which is

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  • USAF looks to quadruple B-52 external weapons load

    The US Air Force (USAF) is looking to quadruple the weight of bombs that the Boeing B-52H Stratofortress is able to carry externally. According to a request for information (RFI) issued on 21 June, Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) is seeking a new external weapons pylon that will take the

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  • Russian Caspian corvettes enter Mediterranean

    Russia’s Caspian Flotilla has deployed two long-range missile corvettes to the Mediterranean, its Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed on 17 June. The Buyan-M (Project 21631) corvettes Veliki Ustyug and Grad Sviyazhsk were photographed by ship-watchers in Istanbul passing through the

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  • Philippines moves ahead with ‘second horizon’ modernisation

    Key Points President approves USD5.6 billion modernisation programme Requirements include accelerated submarine procurement Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has given approval to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to progress plans to procure a wide range of defence equipment under