• Serbia plans to procure Pasars-16 Terminator mobile hybrid air defence system

    Serbia test-fired its new Pasars-16 Terminator 6x6 mobile hybrid air defence system in the Pasuljanske Livade training area on 11 July. The firing of the 40 mm Bofors gun was part of testing ahead of the system being introduced into the Serbian Army by the end of 2018, Nenad Miloradovic, assistant

  • Indian Army to resume test firings of M777 howitzer after 10-month gap

    The Indian Army (IA) is to resume firing tests of the BAE Systems M777 155 mm/39-calibre lightweight howitzer after they were suspended in September 2017 when one of the guns malfunctioned. IA sources told Jane’s that four M777s are set to fire about 150 rounds of locally-made ammunition over

  • PSM details Puma AIFV upgrades

    The German Army’s Puma armoured infantry fighting vehicle (AIFV) will be upgraded in two key steps that Projekt System & Management GmbH (PSM) calls Puma S1 and Puma S2. PSM is a joint venture of Rheinmetall and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann. Puma S1 covers command-and-control, situational

  • Final batch of M109A4 SPHs arrives in Indonesia

    A final batch of 18 M109A4 self-propelled howitzers (SPHs) arrived in Indonesia from Belgium on 9 July at the port of Tanjung Priok in Jakarta, an Indonesian Army (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Darat: TNI-AD) official has told Jane’s . As of 12 July the 155 mm SPHs were still with the

  • Brazilian Army acquires US armoured wreckers

    The Brazilian Army is acquiring 10 Oshkosh Defense M984-series HEMTT (Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck) 8x8 protected heavy recovery trucks through the US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme. Spares, manuals, training, and technical assistance are also included. The air-transportable

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  • Coming ashore: unmanned systems lead the way in amphibious operations

    Marines coming ashore rely on unmanned systems to provide situational awareness that lets them know if surf zones and beaches are free of obstacles, mines, and potential adversaries. Michael Fabey, Geoff Fein, and Pat Host examine the use and development of unmanned systems in amphibious operations
  • Motoring along: Chinese military vehicle exports

    China has become the third-largest exporter of weapons and military equipment in the world. James Bingham and Sam Cranny-Evans report on China’s known export activities and its defence-industrial base
  • Greater than the sum of their parts: Benelux country briefing

    The Benelux countries have a long history of military co-operation. This is particularly the case with the Belgian and Royal Netherlands navies, which are under joint command, and the two countries’ air forces, which take turns guarding Benelux airspace. Nicholas Fiorenza examines how Benelux joint capabilities are improving after years of defence cuts
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  • Farnborough 2018: Tekever launches AR5 UAS

    Portuguese company Tekever unveiled its AR5 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) at Farnborough International Airshow, and the launch included a live feed from operations in the Atlantic. In 2017 Tekever was awarded a contract to produce an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capability for the European Maritime
  • KADDB unveils weaponised UGV

    Jordan’s King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) has developed a weaponised unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) under a private venture. A complete system comprises the UGV, handheld control unit and a lightweight communications backpack. According to company specifications, the 250
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