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  • Czech Army showcases MKEB II mobile EW system

    The Czech Army took the opportunity at the IDEB 2018 exhibition in Bratislava to showcase the latest iteration of its MKEB (Mobilni komplet elektronického boje) mobile electronic warfare (EW) suite. The second-generation MKEB, known as MKEB II, was demonstrated by personnel from the 532

  • SOFIC 2018: USSOCOM eyes ‘Hyper Enabled Operator’ concept for better decision making

    US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is pursuing a ‘Hyper Enabled Operator’ concept to help small unit teams “prevail in all scenarios against all threats”, according to the command’s acquisition executive, Jim Smith. Smith said a multipronged approach to address

  • GDOTS unveils Flyer 72 TUV

    General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GDOTS) has unveiled the latest variant in its family of Flyer 72 tactical vehicles at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa, Florida. Called the Tactical Utility Vehicle (TUV), the vehicle has been designed as a more agile

  • Sea Ceptor enters UK Royal Navy service

    The GWS 35 Sea Ceptor local area anti-air missile has been declared operational with the Royal Navy (RN), UK secretary of state for defence Gavin Williamson has announced. Developed and manufactured by MBDA under the umbrella of the company’s Portfolio Management Agreement with the Ministry

  • SOFIC 2018: AeroVironment’s introduces Shrike 2 VTOL/fixed-wing platform

    AeroVironment introduced a new version of its Shrike vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) Shrike unmanned aerial vehicle during the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa, Florida. According to AeroVironment’s vice president for tactical unmanned aerial systems (UAS),

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  • More attacks on naval vessels in Red Sea revealed

    Key Points There have been three attacks on naval vessels in the Red Sea that the Saudi-led coalition has not reported. The fate of two vessels is unclear, but a UAE minehunter was not lost. At least four Saudi-led coalition naval vessels have been attacked in the southern Red Sea since June
  • LRASM completes second dual-missile flight test

    Lockheed Martin’s AGM-158C Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) has successfully completed a second ‘dual-LRASM’ flight test event ahead of achieving Early Operational Capability (EOC) on US Air Force (USAF) B-1B Lancer bomber later this year. The test, performed on 22 May on the
  • UK takes delivery of MHC sweep demonstrator system

    Key Points The UK's MHC Sweep Capability demonstrator achieved system acceptance on 26 April The MHC Sweep demonstrator combines an 11 m ARCIMS USV, configured with a power generation module, with towed magnetic, acoustic, and electrical influences, including up to three coil auxiliary boats The
  • More attacks on naval vessels in Red Sea revealed

    Key Points There have been three attacks on naval vessels in the Red Sea that the Saudi-led coalition has not reported. The fate of two vessels is unclear, but a UAE minehunter was not lost. At least four Saudi-led coalition naval vessels have been attacked in the southern Red Sea since June
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