• MILAN ER cleared for production

    On October 15, MBDA completed a firing campaign intended to validate the series production of the MILAN Extended Response (ER) anti-tank missile. This followed qualification of the MILAN ER weapon system during the first half of 2014, and involved the launch of four missiles against fixed and moving

  • GDUK places Scout SV turret order with LMUK

    A USD1 billion contract to deliver 245 turrets for the British Army's future Scout Specialist Vehicle (SV) fleet has been awarded by prime contractor General Dynamics UK to Lockheed Martin UK (LMUK), the latter announced on 21 October. The announcement follows on from the UK Ministry of Defence

  • Russia announces unmanned ground vehicles roadmap tender

    The Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade (Minpromtorg) has announced the publication of a tender opportunity to create a roadmap for the development of robot systems and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) by the country's military industrial base. In a statement on its website Minpromtorg said the

  • Poland launches UGV tender

    The Polish Armed Forces have launched a tender to purchase 50 unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to be known as Tarantula in Polish service. The UGV is required to weigh 15-20 kg and be capable of being carried by a single soldier or transported inside the troop compartment of the Polish Land Forces'

  • AUSA 2014: Future army truck could merge medium, heavy platforms

    The US Army is considering a future truck procurement that could merge some of its medium and heavy platforms onto one chassis to gain commonality, according to Scott Davis, director of the programme executive office for combat support and combat systems support. Work so far is in the science and

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  • F-35 LRIP 8 deal expected within weeks

    Key Points The Pentagon expects a 'handshake agreement' with Lockheed Martin on LRIP 8 production in the next several weeks Prime contractors for the project have come under increased pressure to reduce costs The Pentagon is still working towards a deal for the eighth low-rate initial production

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