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  • Systematic to supply Danish artillery system fire-support capability

    Danish software house Systematic has been awarded a contract by the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) to deliver a new fire-support capability for the Danish Army’s latest artillery systems. The contract value was not released. The new function builds on the Fire

  • Navantia unveils VVT land surveillance vehicle

    Navantia is developing a new version of its land-based multi-sensor surveillance system called the Vehículo de Vigilancia Terrestre (VVT-Land Surveillance Vehicle) for the intelligence units of the Spanish Army and showcased a prototype at the Eurosatory 2018 exhibition in Paris. The company

  • Safran reveals Geonyx inertial navigation system for assured PNT

    Safran has developed a new family of inertial navigation and pointing systems for land vehicles, called Geonyx, which was launched at the Eurosatory 2018 exhibition in Paris. Geonyx provides alternative assured position, navigation, and timing (APNT) if global navigational satellite systems (GNSS)

  • Russia develops PPNK thermal sight

    Russia’s Krasnogorsky Zavod Joint Stock Company (JSC) has completed development of its privately funded PPNK commander’s stabilised thermal panoramic surveillance sighting system for the export market. The PPNK sighting system can be installed on existing T-72 type main battle tanks

  • Russia completes delivery of first S-400 regimental set to China

    Russia has completed delivery of the first regimental set of the Almaz-Antei S-400 Triumf self-propelled surface-to-air missile (SAM) system to China, according to a 10 May report by the TASS news agency. Following the announcement in early April of the arrival in China of two vessels carrying

  • Poland closes in on Rosomak BMS development

    The Polish Ministry of National Defence (MND) has disclosed details to Jane’s regarding the future of its Rosomak Battle Management System (BMS) programme, which is an effort aimed at enhancing the command and control (C2) capabilities of the Polish Land Forces’ 8x8 KTO Rosomak armoured

  • UTC Aerospace readies AN/VVR-4 laser warning system

    UTC Aerospace has provided Jane's with details of its AN/VVR-4 laser warning receiver which has been designed as a common laser warning system for all US armoured vehicles. The new system is a follow-on to the AN/VVR-3 and designed to detect and classify laser threats, including range

  • IDF developing C2I smartwatch for field officers

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are set to introduce a new portable command, control, and information (C2I) system for its ground forces, which for the first time will serve all field officer ranks, from platoon to brigade commanders. Called Shaked (Hebrew for ‘almond’), the new system

  • US Army pursues greater synergies in vehicle systems

    The US Army’s effort to consolidate multiple vehicle C4ISR systems onto computer cards that could be easily swapped out and tailored to meet specific mission requirements is expected to be ready for implementation in early 2018. Referred to as the C4ISR/Electronic Warfare (EW) Modular Open

  • BAE Systems wins Limited Interim Missile Warning Systems QRC contract

    The US Army has selected BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems to deliver an ‘interim’ mid-wave infrared missile warning system to equip UH-60M helicopters. Awarded by the US Army Contracting Command on 15 December, the USD24.4 million contract for the Limited Interim Missile

  • Colombian Army to receive new fires simulators

    A new artillery fire control simulator for the Colombian Army was revealed at the 2017 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) exhibition in Orlando in November. Development of the Mobile Artillery Simulator (MAS) by a partnership of Florida-based ETech

  • India successfully tests Akash SAM with locally developed seeker

    India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully tested on 5 December an Akash surface-to-air missile (SAM) fitted with an indigenously designed radio-frequency seeker. Fired from the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur against a ‘Banshee’ aerial target,

  • Brazil launches effort to modernise Cascavel ARVs

    The Brazilian Army on 1 December approved guidelines for a project to modernise its EE-9 Cascavel 6x6 armored reconnaissance vehicle (ARV), which is armed with a turreted 90 mm Cockerill Mk2 low-pressure gun. Several cavalry units field 409 Cascavels (comprising 157 Mk IIs, 37 Mk VIs, and 215 Mk

  • MCWL to downsize HEIT prototype, procure further units

    The US Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) will reduce the size of its prototype Hybrid Electric Internally Transportable Vehicle (ITV) Trailer (HEIT) power system so that it can be towed by a Polaris MRZR off-road vehicle. Additionally, MCWL is also seeking to buy several more systems in

  • 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

  • AUSA 2017: Army returns to camouflage netting as it revisits traditional fieldcraft

    The US Army hopes to regain some of its basic ‘fieldcraft’ – particularly for concealing static formations – and is seeking new camouflage net systems. In July the army kicked off an effort to buy a new generation of camouflage netting, meant to help hide formations from a

  • AUSA 2017: Saab delivers new ‘Breakaway’ camouflage netting system for SOCOM

    In late September US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) received nine 'Breakaway' camouflage systems and has already deployed them into operations, Brian Keller, president and general manager of Saab Barracuda, told Jane’s ahead of the annual Association of the US Army (AUSA) conference.

  • Rheinmetall Defence unveils Gladius 2.0 soldier ensemble

    Rheinmetall Defence has developed a new version of its Gladius soldier system, known as Gladius 2.0, and launched it at DSEI 2017 in London. Gladius 2.0 is modular and has an open architecture, allowing sensors, communications, and other devices to be easily integrated according to a

  • Spanish Army to start incorporating Lince BMS in its vehicles

    A new battle management system (BMS) upgrade developed by Indra and Thales is expected to start integration into Spanish Army units from early 2018 and be fully operational within two years. The latest BMS-Lince ET [Ejercito de Tierra or Army] will be fitted in “all the army’s

  • Lockheed Martin UK showcases Ajax turret trainer

    Lockheed Martin UK took the opportunity at the DSEI 2017 exhibition in London to display its crew turret trainer (CTT) developed for General Dynamics Land Systems-UK (GDLS-UK)’s Ajax reconnaissance vehicle development programme. The Ajax is destined for British Army service and will be a key

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