• Avalon 2017: RAAF showcases full spectrum of air power capabilities

    The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is showcasing the full range of its fixed- and rotary-winged capabilities at the Avalon Airshow running from 28 February to 5 March. All of its modern types will feature in the static display of the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace and Defence

  • India approves Army MR-SAM acquisition

    Key Points MR-SAM solution will be a co-development between IAI and the DRDO, based of the Barak LR Proposed deal envisages five missile regiments comprising 40 firing units India's Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 22 approved an INR170

  • Kratos MRBM target supports SM-3 Block IIA intercept test

    Key Points The MRBM-T4E is a three-stage separating target MRBM-T4E features a Kratos Oriole solid propellant rocket motor mounted atop two tandem Mk 70 Terrier boost stage motors Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has disclosed details of the Medium Range Ballistic Missile (MRBM) target

  • MBDA to regenerate French, UK Storm Shadow/SCALP EG missiles

    Key Points Mid-life refurbishment will address obsolescence and to replace life-expired components Modernisation of the missiles will leverage a joint design phase launched in July 2014 The French and UK ministries of defence have placed a joint contract on MBDA for the mid-life refurbishment of

  • Nexter reveals FINDERS updates

    Nexter revealed a number of additional capabilities incorporating new technology for its FINDERS command-and-control (C2) software at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi. The existing FINDERS Crewshare capability makes use of vehicle vetronics to ensure all members of the crew can share the same situational

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  • Image shows possible new Chinese infantry fighting vehicle

    An image posted on online forums in early February shows what appears to be a next-generation Chinese infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) featuring a new front-engined hull and a possible unmanned turret. If it is a new prototype IFV, it could be a successor to the China North Industries Corporation's
  • IDEX 2017: Groza-R enters C-UAV fray

    KB Radar Design Bureau has developed a manportable counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) system, unveiling the package at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi. Speaking to Jane's, Zhybul Siarhei Victorovich, head of KB Radar's electronic warfare department, said that the Groza-R Counter-Multicopter Radio


  • 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