• Enders warns governments about European fighter programme

    Airbus Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders has cautioned that any attempt by the governments of the individual nations involved in the development of the ongoing European fighter programme to control the industrial input will hinder the progress of the project. In an interview with Frankfurter

  • Eurosatory 2018: Excalibur Army showcases BM-21 MRL upgrade

    Richard Fowler Czech company Excalibur Army displayed a prototype of its new BM-21 MT multiple rocket launcher (MRL) platform at Eurosatory 2018 in Paris. The BM-21 MT 4x4 is an upgrade to legacy BM-21 Grad systems currently in service using a new Tatra chassis, armoured cab, and artillery-related

  • Saab, Damen team for Brazilian corvettes

    Swedish defence company Saab and Dutch shipbuilder Damen have announced on 18 June that they have teamed up to offer an adapted version of the Sigma 10514 design for the Brazilian Navy’s Tamandaré-Class Corvette (CCT) acquisition. The navy is seeking four general-purpose corvettes under

  • Way Industries develops OMT turret

    Slovakia’s Way Industries has privately developed and tested a new one-person turret called OMT designed for new build tracked or wheeled armoured fighting vehicles or back-fitted to existing vehicles for increased firepower. The OMT turret is constructed from all-welded steel armour with

  • ‘BALTOPS 2018’ sees Mount Whitney put improved capabilities into practice

    The US Navy’s (USN’s) Blue Ridge-class command ship and 6th Fleet flagship USS Mount Whitney has returned to support NATO’s ‘BALTOPS’ exercise with improved capacity, as the ship continues a three-stage overhaul and upgrade process. In particular, installation of the

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  • UK loses Watchkeeper to accident

    The UK military lost another Thales WK 450 Watchkeeper to an accident on 13 June, when one of the British Army’s unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) crashed near West Wales Airport at Aberporth. The UAV came down close to the airfield from which it was operating, bringing to five the number of
  • UK loses Watchkeeper to accident

    The UK military lost another Thales WK 450 Watchkeeper to an accident on 13 June, when one of the British Army’s unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) crashed near West Wales Airport at Aberporth. The UAV came down close to the airfield from which it was operating, bringing to five the number of
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