• Rotary recap: UK helicopter renewal continues apace

    After years of neglect that resulted in a political crisis during the Afghanistan war, the UK's helicopter fleet is beginning to see the fruits of a long-overdue multi-billion-pound renewal programme. Gareth Jennings examines this effort, which is seeing additional platforms procured, old types replaced with new ones, and trusted workhorses upgraded with additional capabilities.
  • Tomorrow's fighter, today: Saab promises future for Gripen C/D and eyes further opportunities

    The Gripen C/D combat aircraft will not be left to fade into obsolescence once its newer and more capable Gripen E/F stablemate enters the scene, with Saab promising future upgrades for the platform as it seeks to secure additional sales. Gareth Jennings explores the future growth plans for Saab's bantamweight fighter.
  • Reaching out: over-the-horizon weapon systems

    The US Navy is planning to fit an over-the-horizon anti-ship missile into the Littoral Combat Ship and its follow-on Frigate class. Grace Jean and Richard Scott examine the thinking behind this move
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  • NORINCO rolls out SM4 120 mm mortar vehicle

    China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) is exporting a new 120 mm mortar version of the widely deployed 6x6 WMZ-551 amphibious armoured personnel carrier (APC) designated the SM4 120 mm self-propelled mortar (SPM). The crew and diesel engine compartment is located at the front and for its new
  • Eurosatory 2016: MILREM extends THeMIS mission set

    Estonia's MILREM has broadened the mission set of its THeMIS (Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System) unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), equipping the platform with a counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) payload. Speaking to IHS Jane's , MILREM's chief executive officer, Kuldar Väärsi,


  • Mk 20 Electro-Optical Sensor System (EOSS)

    Type Naval Fire-Control System (FCS). Development In 2005, following a competitive procurement process, Kollmorgen Electro-Optical (acquired by L-3 Communications in February 2012 and now operating as L-3 KEO) was chosen to provide the US Navy (USN) with an EOSS as part of the CG-47