• Puma production is revved up

    Rheinmetall and Krauss Maffei Wegmann (KMW) are producing the Puma infantry fighting vehicle as part of their Projekt System & Management (PSM) consortium. Rheinmetall gave a rare glimpse of its Puma production line in Unterlüss, northern Germany, on 18 September. Jean-Daniel Schaffner,

  • Jankel details latest Fox RRV-x

    Jankel displayed its latest Fox Rapid Reaction Vehicle-x (RRV-x) at DSEI 2017. The RRV-x is a modified Toyota Hilux-based platform, and is entering production for a contract with the Belgian Ministry of Defence, which is the first customer for this latest variant of Jankel’s expanding Fox

  • French Army receives last upgraded VBCIs

    The French Army took delivery of the last upgraded Nexter Véhicule Blindé de Combat d'Infanterie (VBCI) 8x8 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), the service’s spokesperson recently told Jane’s . Ninety-five out of a total of 520 29.3-tonne Véhicule de Combat d'Infanterie

  • USMC orders more MRZR-D off-road utility vehicles

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) has ordered 104 more diesel-powered MRZR-D Utility Task Vehicles (UTVs) from Polaris Government and Defense, the company announced on 18 September. In November 2015 the USMC ordered 144 MRZR-Ds and that order “reached full operation capability within six months of

  • DSEI 2017: HIPPO-X Light Tactical Mobility Platform unveiled

    Pardus Defence & Security unveiled the HIPPO-X all-terrain vehicle – developed by Missouri based HIPPO Multipower – at DSEI 2017 in London. The HIPPO-X is an eight-wheeled light tactical mobility platform (LTMP) designed for combat equipment carriage and power generation

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  • Chinese company Tengoen unveils several armed UAVs

    Chinese company Tengoen unveiled a series of armed reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at the 14th China–ASEAN Expo in Nanning from 12 to 15 September, including two fixed-wing and two vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) UAVs. One of the platforms displayed in the southern Chinese
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