• UK Royal Artillery looks to recapitalise its equipment

    UK army chiefs are looking to recapitalise their artillery and rocket systems as part of efforts to field new strike brigades and divisional level warfighting capabilities. Work is at an early stage but senior officers from the British Army's capability branch held a series of closed door briefings

  • UK MRV-P moves ahead

    A down select has been made for the British Army's Multi Role Vehicle Protected (MRV-P) Group 2 vehicle and five contractors will be issued with an Invitation to Tender (ITT) in the October/November 2016 timeframe, IHS Jane's understands. The army has a requirement for three vehicle groups under

  • AAD 2016: Denel develops 'Africa Truck'

    Denel Vehicle Systems has developed a 6x6 truck based on its RG31 series of mine-resistant ambushed protected (MRAP) vehicles. The 'Africa Truck', which has a gross vehicle weight of 28 tonnes and an empty weight of 12 tonnes, has been designed to be as modular as possible and can accommodate a

  • Army 2016: Tigr-M unmanned vehicle armed with cannon breaks cover

    Russia's Military Industrial Company (VPK) has developed an unmanned variant of its VPK-33115 Tigr-M light utility vehicle armed with a 30 mm automatic cannon. The unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) was unveiled at the Army 2016 defence exhibition held outside Moscow. Speaking to IHS Jane's at Army

  • Army 2016: Russia buying 6S21 weapon station for military vehicles

    Russia's armed forces will receive a large number of 6S21 remote controlled weapon stations (RCWS) developed by the TsNII Burevestnik scientific-research institute, according to a source in the Russian defence industry. "The military needs an organic RCWS armed with a machinegun or an

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  • Tamarack Aerospace Group pitches winglets for C-130

    Tamarack Aerospace Group is offering to work with Lockheed Martin to equip the US Air Force's (USAF's) fleet of C-130 Hercules transport aircraft with its ATLAS active winglets which, the company claims, reduce fuel consumption at the same time as extending the service life of the wing. The
  • China flight testing modified J-15 for CATOBAR operations

    China has been flight testing a new variant of its J-15 navalised fighter modified for catapult-assisted take-off but arrested recovery (CATOBAR) operations, according to images posted on Chinese online forums. Released on 15 September, the images show a Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC) J-15 in