• Australian Army orders additional UGVs for user evaluation trials

    The Australian Army will procure an additional four unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) and accessories from Queensland-based company Praesidium Global, according to the Department of Defence (DoD) in Canberra. “The unmanned ground vehicles will be used by the army to support a 12-month user

  • Eurosatory 2018: FNSS unveil PARS 4x4 Anti-Tank Vehicle and ARCT

    Turkish company FNSS has unveiled at Eurosatory the PARS 4x4 Anti-Tank Vehicle (ATV) and Anti-Tank Remote Controlled Turret (ARCT) , which have been developed for the Turkish Land Forces Anti-Tank Vehicles programme. Speaking to Jane’s , an FNSS spokesperson disclosed that the PARS 4x4 ATV

  • Eurosatory 2018: Plasan Sasa, BIRD Aerosystems unveil SandCat equipped with MSIS mission management system

    Israel’s Plasan Sasa and BIRD Aerosystems have unveiled a Plasan Sasa SandCat armoured vehicle fitted with BIRD’s Multi Sensor Integration System (MSIS) mission management system. The MSIS enables the vehicle to receive data and real-time information from air-borne and ground sensors and

  • P-17A frigate still on track despite industrial mishap, says GRSE

    Key Points GRSE’s part in India’s P-17A frigate programme is unaffected by a crane collapse, the company has assured Move to outsource construction to smaller companies across India may have mitigated effects from mishap Indian shipbuilder Garden Reach Shipbuilder & Engineers

  • Indian Coast Guard inducts coastal interception craft into Mumbai district command

    The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has commissioned a 28 m coastal interception craft into the service’s regional headquarters in Mumbai, an ICG spokesperson confirmed with Jane’s on 13 June. The vessel, which the service refers to as ICGS C-439, was commissioned on 7 June in a ceremony

  • US approves equipment and weapons for Indian Apache procurement

    The US government has approved the sale of systems, weapons, and support equipment for India’s Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopter procurement programme. The State Department’s approval of the USD930 million sale for items in support of six additional Apache helicopters was

  • Eurosatory 2018: Gaia reveals details of Amir MRAPs

    Israel’s Gaia Automotive Industries revealed details of its new Amir family of mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles at this month’s Eurosatory exhibition. Constructed using a monocoque hull on a independent suspension provided by Axletech, the Amir accommodate up to 12

  • Eurosatory 2018: KNDS presents joint Franco-German tank demonstrator

    Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Nexter Defence Systems (KNDS) has presented the Euro Main Battle Tank (EMBT) demonstrator at Eurosatory 2018, which is being held in Paris on 11-15 June. The tank has a German Leopard 2A7 hull, engine, and chassis and a Nexter Leclerc two-man turret with an automatic

  • Eurosatory 2018: Mantis light tactical vehicle unveiled by Carmor

    Israel’s Carmor unveiled an example of its Mantis family of tactical light armoured vehicles at this month’s Eurosatory exhibition. Designed to provide frontline units “with a high-end, multirole platform for a variety of missions”, Carmor describes the Mantis as “the

  • French Navy embarks S-100 Camcopter on inaugural Jeanne d’Arc task force deployment

    Key Points The French Navy has included the S-100 Camcopter UAS as part of an annual task force deployment for the first time The embarkation aims to validate the system’s suitability for deployment across all three ships in the Mistral class The French Navy’s third Mistral-class

  • Eurosatory 2018: Patria launches new APC

    Finland’s Patria has completed initial trials of its latest wheeled armoured personnel carrier (APC), which is currently known as the Patria 6x6. The new APC, which was unveiled at Eurosatory 2018, has a gross vehicle weight of 24,000 kg, of which 8,500 kg is the maximum payload including the

  • NAF overhauls Mi-35P helicopter

    The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) announced on 9 June that it has successfully carried out its first in-house life-extension overhaul of a Mil Mi-35P assault helicopter. The NAF said the helicopter had been a critical asset during counter-insurgency operations in northeast Nigeria until it had to be

  • F-35 passes 300th delivery milestone

    The 300th production-standard F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) was delivered by Lockheed Martin and the Joint Program Office (JPO) on 11 June. The milestone at the Fort Worth facility in Texas took place some seven years after production-standard deliveries first began in May 2011.

  • Rheinmetall unveils latest Oerlikon Skyranger Gun

    Switzerland’s Rheinmetall Air Defence has completed its first example of a new-generation Oerlikon Skyranger Gun 35 mm mobile air-defence system integrated onto an ARTEC Boxer 8x8 Multi-Role Armoured Vehicle (MRAV) platform. Rheinmetall Air Defence told Jane’s that there will be a live

  • GDELS aims to build export portfolio with new ASCOD

    Key Points GDELS has unveiled a new ASCOD IFV and ASCOD MMBT The company hopes to sell individual solutions based on the ASCOD's CBP In an effort to win more export contracts, General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) has a new strategy that aims to involve future customers of the Austrian

  • Eurosatory 2018: Rheinmetall Canada unveils production-ready Mission Master Cargo unmanned ground vehicle

    Rheinmetall Canada has unveiled a newly named Mission Master Cargo unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), which is a new version of the Multi-Mission UGV that was first revealed at IDEX in February 2017. The platform is designed for direct support of dismounted troops and is available in a cargo and

  • Airbus Helicopters advances VSR700 shipborne UAV development

    Airbus Helicopters is set to conduct the first fully unmanned flight demonstration of its Optionally Piloted Vehicle (OPV) by the end of June, Jane’s has learned. The OPV is a modified Hélicoptères Guimbal Cabri G light helicopter being used to develop the control laws for the

  • Image suggests China’s 41st Type 056 corvette may have entered service

    The 41st Type 056 (Jiangdao-class) corvette appears to have entered service with China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). A photograph posted on the website of the municipal government of Nanchong shows a Type 056 flying the usual commissioning flags, with the ship’s company

  • Knifefish successfully completes critical testing

    The General Dynamics Mission Systems team successfully completed all stages of formal sea-acceptance testing of Knifefish, the US Navy (USN) Surface Mine Countermeasure (MCM) Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) system, the company has confirmed. Knifefish is a medium-class MCM UUV intended for

  • Eurosatory 2018: Black Hornet is integrated into vehicles

    The new Black Hornet 3 nano unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is being presented by FLIR at Eurosatory 2018, being held in Paris on 11-15 June, while the previous Black Hornet 2 is being shown integrated into vehicles. At Eurosatory, the Black Hornet is displayed on a Patria AMV armoured vehicle and a

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