• Norway boosts unmanned MCM

    Key Points The RNoN is looking to boost its MCM capability with additional AUVs Experience with unmanned systems has encouraged the RNoN to develop new MCM CONOPS and ship acquisition plans Norway has ordered four new HUGIN autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) systems from Kongsberg Maritime. The

  • NAWCWD reveals solid-fuel ramjet testing to meet future strike needs

    Key Points NAWCWD has used off-the-shelf components to flight test a low-cost solid-fuel ramjet in an accelerated timeframe Follow-on work is focused on making the solid-fuel ramjet engine more tactically relevant The US Navy (USN) has revealed the in-house development and flight test of a

  • UK funds initial SPEAR Cap 3 integration for F-35B

    Key Points The UK has funded initial de-risking of SPEAR Cap 3 integration on the F-35B Lightning II SPEAR Cap 3 integration is planned as part of the Block 4 update The United Kingdom has funded initial integration of the Selective Precision Effects At Range (SPEAR) Capability 3 on the F-35B

  • AGAT develops Berkut-1E UAV

    Minsk, Belarus-based AGAT Control Systems has developed a new variant of its Berkut-1 small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The Berkut-1E builds on the design of the earlier system and has two configurations - a 3.3 m wingspan, 1.5 m long aircraft or a 3.7 m wingspan, 1.7 m long variant, which also

  • Army strategist: Future war may look like Ukraine, Syria

    One of the US Army's top strategists has warned that anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) capabilities and other evolutions in warfare represent a significant change for the service and it must prepare accordingly for complex fights such as in Ukraine and Syria. China is not alone in its adoption of

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  • Heavy lifting: Armoured recovery vehicles on the modern battlefield

    Armoured recovery vehicles play a vital battlefield role for any armour force, but countries take widely different approaches to buying and fielding these platforms. Christopher F Foss reports on recent developments
  • View from above

    Military satellite networks are an increasingly vital component for a range of activities, from location-tracking to communications. However, in the 'New Space' era, it is becoming cheaper and easier than ever before to launch satellites, presenting opportunities to nations and companies who may not previously have been involved in the sector. Gerrard Cowan reports
  • Force in transition: The RN Commando Helicopter Force MLSP programme moves forward

    As the UK Royal Navy's Commando Helicopter Force transitions from a fleet of Lynx and Sea King platforms to Wildcats and Merlins, it is also reorganising its squadrons to provide a high-readiness global contingency capability, including operating from the UK's future carriers. Patrick Allen reports
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  • Indian Navy inducts first Mk IV LCU

    Key Points The Indian Navy has commissioned its first Mk IV LCU vessel Platform will strengthen the service's presence in India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands territory The Indian Navy has commissioned the first of eight Mk IV Landing Craft Utility (LCU) vessels designed and manufactured by
  • North Korea ground-tests new 'high-thrust' rocket engine

    North Korea has carried out a ground test of a "Korean-style, high-thrust engine" developed by the country's Academy of the National Defence Science, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on 19 March. "The test was conducted to confirm the overall technical indices
  • USAF progresses SABR AESA radar integration onto F-16

    The US Air Force (USAF) is continuing with developmental testing of the active electronically scanned array (AESA) Northrop Grumman AN/APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) aboard the Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon, the service announced on 24 March. The work, which is being carried out by

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