• US military begins moving THAAD components to South Korean deployment site

    The United States military began moving key components of a battery of its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to a deployment site in South Korea amid protests from residents and criticism from China. Local media reports showed images of a M1088-series Family of Medium Tactical

  • Tomahawk strike in Syria stokes debate about performance of Russian air defences

    The US Navy's ability to hit Syria's Al-Shayrat Air Base with a large number of Raytheon RGM-109 Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAMs) on 7 April raised questions about the capabilities of Russia's air defence systems, specifically its current frontline long-range system: the Almaz-Antey S-400

  • US Army to field test soft-kill capability for MAPS by end of 2017

    Lockheed Martin has demonstrated the ability to integrate its Open Architecture Processor (OAP) with sensors designed to protect US Army armoured vehicles against anti-tank guided missiles. The laboratory integration effort is the first step towards conducting a field demonstration of the army's

  • US Army begins the hunt for a spectrum of new robotic systems

    The US Army is expected to issue a request for proposals (RFP) in April or May for the Common Robotic Systems (CRS) - Individual (I). "The CRS-I will provide the dismounted warfighter with the capability to conduct lower level reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition; remotely

  • IDF to trial Elbit's IronVision in Merkava MBT

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are soon to conduct trials with Elbit Systems' IronVision helmet-mounted armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) situational awareness system integrated onto a Merkava main battle tank (MBT). Speaking to Jane's at Elbit's facility in Yokneam on 23 March, Boaz Cohen, the

  • Philippines completes procurement pre-negotiations for Israeli radars

    The Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) has completed pre-negotiations with Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) to acquire three surveillance radars in a deal worth PHP2.6 billion (USD57 million). "Hopefully within May we can finish formal negotiations because we are really putting

  • Brazil to sign RBS 70 missile systems contract

    The Brazilian Army is scheduled to sign a contract soon with Sweden's Saab Dynamics to buy RBS 70 man-portable surface-to-air missile systems, a military source close to the programme told IHS Jane's on 11 February. The package, worth around BRL28 million (USD11.6 million), will be firmed through

  • Russian T-72 MBT gets enhanced protection

    Two enhanced T-72 main battle tanks (MBTs) were shown for the first time during RAE 2013 in Nizhny Tagil, Russia. The MBTs have been upgraded to enhance their survivability and developments have been made to meet the potential requirements of the export market, as the T-72 MBT has been built in

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