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  • Queen Elizabeth sets sail for sea trials

    Queen Elizabeth , the UK's largest ever aircraft carrier, has left Rosyth dockyard for the first time to begin its contractors' sea trails. The 65,000-tonne vessel was manoeuvred out of the dockyard on 26 June prior to subsequently passing under the three major bridges across the Firth of Forth to

Weapons Weapons

  • MDA seeks laser-armed HALE UAV for counter-ICBM role

    The United States is looking to field a laser-armed unmanned aircraft to intercept intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) towards the middle of the next decade, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) disclosed on 13 June. In a solicitation posted on the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps)

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

  • Lightweight Gabbiano radar pitched at UAVs

    Leonardo has unveiled its lightest airborne multimode radar to date. The Gabbiano TF Ultra-Light weighs less than 24 kg and is designed for use on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The radar was debuted at the Paris Air Show and comprises a 12 inch nose-mounted antenna and a receiver transmitter

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • ECA examines unmanned teaming, RC mine clearance

    France's ECA Group is working on teaming concepts of operation (CONOPS) for its IT180 series of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and Iguana E unmanned ground vehicle (UGV); the company is also developing a remote-control (RC) system to enable stand-off mine clearance. One teaming concept aims to

Country Risk Country Risk

  • Tensions increase in Syria after Su-22 shoot-down

    Russia announced for a second time that it had suspended an agreement aimed at preventing accidents in Syrian airspace after the US-led coalition shot down a Syrian Su-22 jet on 18 June: a development that reflected a growing confrontation as pro-government forces attempt to contain coalition-backed

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

  • India to receive final 'white-tail' C-17

    The announcement on 26 June that India is to receive another Boeing C-17 Globemaster III strategic airlifter has brought to an end a two-year effort to sign up a customer for the last aircraft to roll off the now-closed production line at Long Beach, California. The US Defense Security and

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

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