• MSPO 2015: Polish Military Police select Plasan SandCat armoured 4x4

    Plasan Sasa has won a contract worth PLN24.75 million (USD6.56 million) to provide modified SandCat 4x4 armoured vehicles for the Polish Military Police Special Unit. The new vehicles will be known as Szop (Racoon) in Polish service, with the SandCat beating the Germaz vehicle proposal for the

  • MSPO 2015: ZMT unveils modernised UKM-2000P machine gun

    Zaklady Mechaniczne Tarnow (ZMT) unveiled at MSPO the modernised UKM-2000P 7.62x51 mm machine gun for the Polish Armed Forces (PAF). The new version has been created for a PAF requirement to improve the performance and ergonomics of its existing UKM-2000P machine gun: the PAF's standard support

  • MSPO 2015: Slovak-Polish Diana SPH debuts in Kielce

    Slovak company Konstrukta Defence unveiled a prototype of the 155 mm Diana tracked self-propelled howitzer (SPH) at Poland's MSPO defence exhibition, held in Kielce from 1 to 4 September. Developed for an Indian artillery tender, the Diana SPH consists of a Slovakian autonomous turret armed with a

  • Thailand conducts first ESSM firing from Chinese-made frigate at 'CARAT' 2015

    Key Points Thailand has successfully fired the Evolved SeaSparrow Missile (ESSM) from a Naresuan-class frigate for the first time The firing significantly improves the platform's anti-air capabilities The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Type 25T Naresuan-class guided-missile frigate HTMS Naresuan has

  • Australia signs USD470 million battlefield comms contract with Boeing

    The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has signed an AUD665 million (USD470 million) contract with Boeing Defence Australia to provide enhanced battlespace telecommunications networking. The contract will see Boeing design, develop, and deliver a modern digital communications system under

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  • UK receives second Airseeker ISR aircraft

    The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) has received into service the second of three Boeing RC-135W Airseeker intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 4 September. The aircraft arrived at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk the day before the
  • 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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