• Pentagon adds USD1.457 billion to Boeing JDAM deal

    The Pentagon has modified a contract with Boeing to add USD1.457 billion for additional Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail kits as munitions have been expended at higher-than-expected rates during the campaign in Iraq and Syria. With this modification the contract now totals USD3.2 billion

  • USAF air superiority 'flight plan' warns of deficiencies

    Key Points The USAF has warned of growing air combat threats that it may be unable to counter in 15 years' time The service has raised concerns about proliferation of advanced combat aircraft, sensors, and air-launched weapons in multiple countries The US Air Force (USAF) has warned that it faces

  • Slovakia unveils 8x8 Corsac infantry fighting vehicle

    Slovakia's MSM Group has unveiled a new air-transportable 8x8 wheeled infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) prototype called the Corsac, which is based on the General Dynamics European Land System (GDELS) Steyr Pandur II armoured personnel carrier. Developed by a team lead by MSM Group with partners

  • Argentina unveils TAM tank prototype with added armour

    The Argentine Army has unveiled a prototype for its TAM medium tank modernisation programme, for which it is working with Israel Military Industries (IMI), Elbit, and Tadiran. An initial prototype, TAM 2C, was unveiled in March 2013. In 2015, after a proposal by IMI and Elbit, a second prototype

  • Armatech launches Black Knight vehicle survivability upgrade

    Canadian technology company Armatech introduced a modular survivability and mobility upgrade called Black Knight during the annual CANSEC exposition. A development of the earlier Orca upgrade, Black Knight is intended to provide users with a life-extension option that costs less than purchasing a

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  • ILA 2016: Heron TP showcased at Berlin

    The Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Heron TP medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) made a debut of sorts in Berlin on 1 June, some six months after it was selected by the German armed forces (Bundeswehr) to fulfil its interim MALE UAV requirements. A full-scale
  • US Army moves ahead with handgun replacement programme

    The US Department of Defense (DoD) will downselect a total of three preferred bidders in the third quarter of 2016 as its Modular Handgun System (MHS) programme continues on course despite recent calls to replace the effort with a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution. In April, US Army Chief of
  • Poland buys 53 Balsa light reconnaissance robots

    Poland's Armament Inspectorate has signed a contract with Przemyslowy Instytut Automatyki i Pomiarow (PIAP) for the delivery of 53 light unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) for its military's 'Balsa' requirement. Under the PLN14.9 million (USD3.75 million) deal the first Balsa UGV is set to be


  • 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