• Canadian auditors uphold Oshkosh's MSVS SMP protest

    A Canadian International Trade Tribunal's (CITT's) four-month review has found Oshkosh's complaints regarding a new support vehicle's procurement processes, technical compliance, and testing protocols "are valid in part". Oshkosh earlier this year had lodged a complaint after Canada's

  • PACOM chief: Army should explore artillery for coastal defence

    As the US Army organises itself for operations in the Pacific, the service must begin to focus on how it can "project power from the land onto the other domains", said Admiral Harry Harris, head of US Pacific Command. The army should explore ways to use the M109A7 Paladin self-propelled

  • HELS slated for service within five years

    Rheinmetall is projecting an in-service date of 2020 for its High Energy Laser System (HELS), the company disclosed at its Annual Land Symposium at the Unterl├╝ss proving ground in Germany. While the system demonstrated was outwardly unchanged from that shown in 2013, Dr Markus Jung,

  • Navy League 2016: USMC amphibious tractors roll into development

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) programme is moving forward at a good pace, and the corps credits a unique acquisition approach for the efforts' progress. ACV has used competitive prototyping and has incentivised competitors through a willingness to pay a premium for

  • France partly lifts veil on Jaguar EBRC

    Key Points Fresh details of the French Army's next-generation Jaguar reconnaissance vehicle development have emerged The vehicle will feature welded aluminium hull armour and a range of optional armour packages France has started to lift the veil on its Jaguar Engin Blinde de Reconnaissance

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  • Tether Eye targets persistent ISR role

    AeroVironment has developed a new tethered quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that is designed to provide 24 hour continuous intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) operations from fixed sites including forward operating bases (FOBs) and critical infrastructure. The Tether Eye