• Atlantis develops long-range 40 mm grenade

    The Atlantis Corporation in South Africa has developed an innovative long-range 40x46 mm grenade that is compatible with standard low-velocity grenade launchers. Atlantis previously developed a medium-velocity grenade propulsion system that it sold to German interests, and has since been working on

  • US Navy sheds light on plans, processes, decisions for new frigate

    Key Points US Navy to nail down frigate design and requirements by October 2016 A common combat system decision is expected to be made in mid-2015 The US Navy (USN) has shed light upon the plans, processes, and decisions that must be made to hit key milestones for the navy's revamped small

  • USN demonstrates autonomous aerial refuelling with X-47B

    Key Points The Northrop Grumman X-47B received fuel from a tanker on 22 April The event marked the first time that an unmanned aircraft was refuelled in flight The US Navy (USN) successfully demonstrated fully autonomous aerial refuelling (AAR) with the Northrop Grumman X-47B Unmanned Combat Air

  • Chile takes delivery of first of two stop-gap C-130s

    The Chilean Air Force (FACh) took delivery of a Lockheed Martin KC-130R Hercules in mid-April, as confirmed by social media images available since 20 April. The KC-130R is a former USMC aircraft offered by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency as an Excess Defense Article (EDA) in September

  • IDF mulls unifying cyber units

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) could soon take a decision to unify its offensive and defensive cyber units into a single command that would operate more effectively on the cyber battlefield. The IDF's C4I Corps' Cyber Defense Division currently overseas a range of military cyber defence tasks,

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  • CBO releases new triad upgrade estimate

    The United States will have to spend USD348 billion on nuclear weapons modernisation over the next 10 years if it wants to maintain a triad of nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), submarines, and bomber aircraft, according to a 22 January report from the Congressional Budget

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  • Agusta-Bell 212.

    Operational speed: 120 kt (222 km/h). Service ceiling: 15,000 ft (4,373 m). Range: 270 n miles (500 km). Role/Weapon systems: Assault (seven aircraft) and ASW/ASUW (11 aircraft); mainly deployed to escorts, but also shore-based. Sensors (ASW/ASUW): APS-705 radar; ASQ 13-B sonar; STAR SAFIRE II

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    Type Penetration warhead. Development In 1994 Britain's Royal Ordnance (later BAE Systems Royal Ordnance Defence, BAE Systems Land and Armaments and now BAE Global Combat Systems Munitions) released details of a new penetrating tandem warhead concept suitable for both bombs and air-to-surface

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