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  • IDF adopts Green Rock C-RAM radar to support ground offensives

    The ELM-2138M Green Rock mobile counter rocket, artillery, and mortar (C-RAM) radar is fully operational with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Ground Forces, a military source confirmed to Jane's on 14 February. Major Yair Prayev, who heads the Weapons Department in the IDF Artillery Corps, said

  • SideArm undergoes successful testing

    Aurora Flight Sciences has successfully tested a full-scale technology demonstrator of the SideArm unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) retrieval system. Video of the tests released by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) shows several instances of the SideArm system capturing a 400 lb

  • DGA awards live training programme contract

    The French defence procurement agency, the Direction générale de l'armement (DGA), has announced the award of a contract to Thales and RUAG Defence France for the French Army's CERBERE (Centres d'entraînement représentatifs des espaces de bataille et de restitution des

  • Bodytrak soldier-monitoring system readies for trials

    UK-based Inova Design Solutions' Bodytrak system is set to undergo trials with the British Army and be used in support of a military charity expedition to Antarctica. Bodytrak uses an in-ear device - akin to an audio earphone - to monitor vital signs from the human body, ultimately to include core

  • Bolivian Army receives tactical vehicles, communications equipment

    The Bolivian Army has received 50 modified 2016 Toyota Hilux pickup trucks adapted for tactical transport and border control duties. The vehicles are armed with 7.62x51 mm SIG 710-3 light machine guns fitted on a reinforced 1.2-ton capacity chassis, and other additions include removable fuel

  • Meggitt introduces desktop weapons training solution

    Meggitt Training Systems has developed a desktop trainer for the M1134 Stryker Anti-tank Guided Missile (ATGM)-variant based on its existing embedded training solution. The company showcased it for the first time at the 2016 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference

  • Saab unveils TES training systems

    Saab announced new contracts and technology developments for its live Tactical Engagement Simulation (TES) systems at the 2016 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) exhibition in Orlando in December. Hans Lindgren, head of marketing and sales for Saab

  • JTAC training tech advances emerge

    A number of new and updated training systems for Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC) were in evidence at the 2016 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) exhibition in Orlando in December. ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH showcased its Joint Fires

  • Rheinmetall announces simulation, training contracts

    Rheinmetall Defence has been awarded a contract to modernise Polish Leopard 2 gunnery and driver training simulators, which was revealed at the 2016 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) held in Orlando in December. This was the most recent of a number of

  • Robotic targets make debut

    Australia's Marathon Targets revealed new versions of its autonomous robotic targetry at the 2016 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) exhibition in Orlando, Florida, in December. The T30 robot joins the existing T40. It maintains the same fundamental design

  • French Air Force matures digitally aided CAS system

    The French Air Force is shortly to have a fully networkable digitally aided close air support (DACAS) system. According to Colonel Olivier Aribaud, Director of Operational Studies at the French Air Force Air Warfare Centre (Centre d'Expertise Aérienne Militaire: CEAM), who spoke at the Omega

  • New Zealand awards Systematic NEA tranche 1 capability contract

    The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has awarded a NZD11 million three-year contract, to Systematic to provide assistance with Tranche 1 of its Network Enabled Army (NEA) programme. The contract includes Systematic's SitaWare command-and-control (C2) software suite as well as design and

  • US reportedly deployed Sea-based X-band Radar off North Korea

    The US Sea-Based X-band Radar (SBX), one of the world's largest and most sophisticated phased-array X-band radar units, was deployed to the waters off North Korea in late September, Yonhap news agency quoted a South Korean military official as saying on 1 November. "The [SBX] Radar was sent to

  • 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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