• 'Design issues' lead US Army to terminate GDC4S radar contract

    Key Points The terminated RRRP contract had a total possible value of USD385.6 million over 10 years US Army officials expect to re-compete the programme as they still require newer testing radars The US Army has terminated a contract with General Dynamics C4 Systems (GDC4S) for a programme to

  • Russian PDAs for Ratnik future soldier project ready for serial production

    Two personal digital assistants (PDAs) for the Russian Ratnik equipment modernisation programme are ready for serial production, according to Ruslan Bistrikh, director of the Svyaz scientific-technical centre (a subsidiary of the Sozvezdie concern, which is a part of United Instrument Manufacturing

  • Bidders gather for Australia's Land 400 project

    The contest to supply a turret-mounted anti-tank guided weapon (ATGW) for the Australian Army's Land 400 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV) programme remains wide open, with no front runners emerging. In keeping with the programme goal of a largely military-off-the-shelf (MOTS) CRV solution and

  • US Army picks Harris and Thales to provide Rifleman Radios

    Key Points The contract requires both companies to submit radios for laboratory testing Companies can be dropped if they fail to meet the army's qualifications The US Army announced on 29 April it had awarded Thales Defense & Security Inc and Harris Corp a contract that could be worth up to

  • Saab Grintek announces export order for Impi tracker system

    Saab Grintek Defence has received its first export order for its Impi 'blue force tracker' system from an undisclosed sub-Saharan African country, the company has announced. Many South African observers believe the customer is likely to be Angola, which recently also acquired Saab Grintek's Chaka

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  • Seeker UAV crashes in Yemen

    An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was shot down near the Saudi border in Yemen's northern Sadah province, the Al-Masirah news channel reported on 5 July. It broadcast footage showing the wreckage of a UAV that appeared to be a Denel Dynamics Seeker 200 (previously known as the Seeker II). Like the

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