Jane's International Defence Review


  • ASC International reveals its Hilux-based Hornet SOV

    ASC International displayed its Hornet Special Operations Vehicle (SOV) for the first time and told Jane’s that development of a larger 6×6 variant should be complete by the end of summer. The Hornet SOV began development in 2016 and is based on a much-modified Toyota Hilux. Its design

  • Mercedes-Benz unveils MRV 6.2 multirole vehicle

    The Mercedes-Benz MRV 6.2, a further development of the LAPV 6.1-based project unveiled two years ago, was shown publicly for the first time at Eurosatory 2018. According to Mercedes-Benz, the MRV 6.2 is now production-ready. The MRV 6.2 continues to be based on G-Class 461 series serial

  • 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)

  • Thailand procures IRIS-T missiles for F-5 fighters

    Thailand is to integrate the IRIS-T short-range air-to-air missile (AAM) onto its fleet of Northrop F-5E/F Tiger II fighter aircraft, Diehl Defence announced on 18 June. A contract for an unspecified number of IRIS-Ts to equip the Royal Thai Air Force’s (RTAF’s) F-5s was signed on 14

  • Indra unveils new Cyber Range for ‘personalised’ cyber defence training

    Spanish IT and systems group Indra has begun working on an adaptation of its cyber attack training platform that it claims will be the first to match up with the capability levels and concrete needs of an individual end user. Indra’s Minsait Cyber Range is claimed to be capable of generating

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  • Dynetics ramps up GBU-69/B production for USSOCOM

    Huntsville-based Dynetics has been awarded a USD470 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to ramp up production levels of its GBU-69/B Small Glide Munition (SGM) for the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The award follows an USSOCOM pre-solicitation notice, issued
  • Japan displays new NBC decontamination set

    The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) unveiled a new truck-mounted nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) decontamination set on 27 May at Camp Omiya in Saitama Prefecture, where the service’s Central NBC Weapon Defense Unit is based. Mounted on a 6×6 truck the new set, which is
  • Slovak Armed Forces receive new IFVs

    Slovak Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš handed 21 upgraded infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) to Lieutenant General Daniel Zmeko, the chief of defence staff, at the end of May. The Slovak Ministry of Defence (MoD) said the vehicles were handed over to the ISTAR Battalion in Prešov and 10 to
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