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  • CAAR demonstrates autonomous resupply

    A UK-US team has conducted a trial of unmanned resupply technologies and concepts. Through the Coalition Assured Autonomous Resupply (CAAR) demonstration, the United Kingdom’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), the US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering

  • Chile set to order new observation satellite

    The Chilean government is set to order a new space device for its Earth Observation Satellite System, which is known locally as SSOT, senior military sources in Santiago told Jane’s . The new satellite, which will be named FASAT-Delta, will replace the current FASAT-Charlie, which was ordered

  • Dubai Airshow 2017: MDBA gives more details on SmartGlider PGM

    European missile house MBDA revealed more details of its SmartGlider precision-guided munition (PGM) system at this year’s Dubai Airshow. The weapon was revealed for the first time in June at the Paris Airshow and the company is touting it as an effective weapon for the suppression of enemy

  • Dubai Airshow 2017: UAE set to upgrade Mirage 2000 fighters

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) looks set to extend the life of its Dassault Mirage 2000 fighters with an upgrade announced at the Dubai Airshow. Both the aircraft original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Dassault and systems integrator Thales said on 14 November that the UAE Air Force & Air

  • USMC AAV7A1s set for survivability upgrades

    Four battalions of the US Marine Corps’ ageing AAV7A1 amphibious assault vehicles are to receive survivability upgrades as part of the Corps’ amphibious ground vehicle modernisation efforts, service representatives said at the SMi Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability conference in

  • CERDEC seeks new methods for powering army’s C4ISR systems

    The proliferation of radios, hand-held smart devices, global positioning systems (GPS), and other personal electronic devices is prompting the US Army to examine ways to meet the demand for power and energy at the soldier level. The mission duration for any soldier or squad is directly dependent on

  • Elbit Systems grows Hermes family with new tactical system

    Elbit Systems has developed a small tactical-level unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that is designed to offer extended endurance. The Hermes 45 draws on technology from the wider Hermes family of UAS, and Jane’s understands that it has a maximum operating endurance of in excess of 24 hours

  • Norway cleared to buy follow-on AMRAAMs

    The US State Department has approved the potential sale of Raytheon AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) to Norway. The approval, which was announced by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on 15 November, covers 60 AIM-120C-7-variant missiles, plus spares,

  • USMC’s AAV7, ACV programmes trade capacity, terrain capability for survivability

    The US Marine Corps’ (USMC’s) two-pronged amphibious vehicle modernisation effort will include some significant survivability upgrades to its legacy AAV7 amphibious assault vehicles, and be complemented with a new personnel carrier with mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP)-levels of

  • Royal Canadian Air Force studying options for MALE UAV procurement

    The Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF’s) medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) project has moved into an ‘options analysis’ phase and has been re-named as the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) project, according to the RCAF. The name

  • Denmark seeks precision rifles

    The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) announced two separate requests for bids on 3 November, one for a short range Precision Sniper Rifle (PSR) and the other for a medium range Precision Rifle Medium (PRM). DALO is seeking a PSR that is a semi-automatic rifle chambered

  • Spain orders 155 mm shells

    The Spanish government has given the go-ahead for a EUR55.9 million (USD66.2 million) order for locally produced high-performance 155 mm howitzer shells. The cabinet decision came 18 years after the government set up an initial research and development programme to supply the ammunition.

  • Antonov test flies new UAS

    The Ukrainian state-owned aircraft manufacturer Antonov has tested its new AN-BK-1 Horlytsia (Turtledove) multirole tactical unmanned aerial system (UAS), UkrOboronProm announced on 8 November. Horlytsia was first revealed in August 2016. The catapult-launched unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has an

  • Canada to provide 200 peacekeepers, aircraft to UN

    The Canadian government announced it will offer armed helicopters, transport aircraft, and up to 200 soldiers for UN peacekeeping missions but has not yet agreed on where those capabilities will be deployed. The 200 soldiers will serve as a quick reaction force, Canadian officials said during the

  • China’s Beihang Unmanned Aircraft System Technology unveils TYW-1 strike-capable UAV

    China’s Beihang Unmanned Aircraft System Technology unveiled on 13 November its TYW-1 strike-capable reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and what appeared to be a new version of the BZK-005 multirole medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) UAV at the company’s new factory in the

  • Singapore deploys LMV on inaugural regional mission in show of platform’s wider capabilities

    Key Points Singapore has deployed its Littoral Mission Vessel to a regional activity for the first time Mission provides an opportunity to prove out the platform’s wider capabilities in an extended deployment setting The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has deployed its first-of-class

  • USN plans Vulcano GLR firing tests

    The US Navy (USN) has revealed plans to fund BAE Systems Land & Armaments to conduct firing tests of the Vulcano guided long-range (GLR) 5 inch (127 mm) projectile from a Mk 45 gun. Developed by Leonardo Defence Systems (formerly OTO Melara), the Vulcano GLR projectile is designed to achieve

  • IAF to begin receiving BrahMos-A cruise missiles next January

    The Indo-Russian joint venture BrahMos Aerospace is to begin deliveries of the air-launched version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile to the Indian Air Force (IAF) in January 2018, Russian state-owned TASS news agency reported on 13 November. Deliveries of the BrahMos-A will begin

  • Raytheon details Quick Kill 2.0 hard-kill APS

    Raytheon Missile Systems’ updated hard-kill active protection system (APS), the Quick Kill 2.0, is to undergo testing in 12 to 18 months, according to the company’s Survivability Lead for Land Warfare Systems, David Maseredjian, who was speaking at the SMi Future Armoured Vehicles

  • US Army outlines APS roadmap

    The US Army is slated to receive first deliveries of Modular Active Protection System (MAPS)-compliant brigade sets in 2021, following virtual and physical demonstrations in 2018. Speaking at the SMi Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability conference in London, Major Mia Bruner, Deputy AD

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