• Orbital ATK rolls out XM813 automatic cannon for US Army Strykers

    Orbital ATK Armament Systems is ramping up production of their latest 30 mm calibre XM813 Bushmaster dual feed automatic cannon. The weapon will first be installed in the Kongsberg Medium Calibre Remote Controlled Turret (MC-RCT) installed on the latest General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) 8x8

  • Team Polaris forms for US Army’s SMET

    Polaris Government and Defense has joined with robotics and autonomous technology specialists to develop an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) that is being put forward for the US Army’s Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport (SMET) programme, Jane’s has learnt. Through ‘Team

  • Valhalla Turrets reveals new 57 mm remote gun system development

    Valhalla Turrets of Slovenia have revealed that they have commenced a private-venture project to develop the Hildgard 57 Medium Remote Gun System (MRGS), with a technology demonstrator expected to be completed by the second half of 2018. The Hildgard MRGS effort leverages from their developed

  • 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,

  • ST Kinetics readies Bronco 3 for production

    Key Points ST Kinetics showcased its latest Bronco 3 all terrain tracked carrier in the UK The company is ready to start production of the Bronco 3 once a customer has been found Singapore Technologies (ST) Kinetics has completed development of its latest Bronco 3 all-terrain tracked carrier

  • 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

  • Rheinmetall outlines Multi-Mission UGV plans

    Rheinmetall has detailed its plans for the development of its Multi-Mission Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV). Speaking with Jane’s , Alain Tremblay, a vice-president of business development at Rheinmetall, said that the future version of the vehicle will be modular in design and “it will

  • Rheinmetall demonstrates infantry system concept

    Rheinmetall held the first dynamic field demonstration of its infantry system concept at its Unterlüss test centre in northern Germany on 19 September. The system consists of the Infanterist der Zukunft - Erweitertes System (Future Soldier - Expanded System, IdZ-ES), the RS556 assault rifle

  • 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

  • DSEI 2017: Polaris introduces cargo MRZR

    Polaris Defense debuted a modified MRZR-D4 high-mobility tactical vehicle at DSEI 2017 in London. Speaking to Jane’s , John Olson, the company's vice-president and general manager, explained that Polaris’ UK business component led the development of the platform, the design of which

  • DSEI 2017: BAE Systems presents new bridging system

    During Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2017, BAE Systems displayed a model of its new bridging concept, designed to a Military Load Classification (MLC) 100 standard. The new bridges are currently undergoing tests and certification, and they are due to enter a competition in

  • DSEI 2017: Lockheed Martin’s 40 mm Modular Turret reveals hidden depths

    The 40 mm Modular Turret from Lockheed Martin UK, designed initially to up-arm the Warrior infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), was displayed at DSEI with a number of new capabilities. While none of the systems shown have been selected by any customers, they demonstrate the potential for upgrading and

  • Russian MoD unveils T-90M, T-80BVM MBTs

    Russia's Ministry of Defence (MoD) is preparing the upgraded T-80BVM and T-90M main battle tanks (MBTs) for trials, taking into account the results of the campaign in Syria, according to the head of the MoD's main automotive armoured directorate, GABTU, Lieutenant General Alexander Shevchenko.

  • Canada’s STREIT Group reveals new armoured personnel carrier

    The STREIT Group, a Canadian armoured vehicle manufacturer, unveiled a new wheeled armoured personnel carrier, the Gepard, at DSEI in London. The Gepard can seat up to six passengers along with the driver and commander. depending on configuration, weighs 7.6 tonnes, can carry a 1.5 tonne payload,

  • China readies GZM003 bridging system for export

    China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) is now offering its latest GZM003 tracked self-propelled (SP) pontoon bridge system for export. The system is already in service with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). A number of GMZ003 systems can be coupled together to form a bridge across a

  • DSEI 2017: Ajax engine deliveries under way

    Rolls-Royce Power Systems has delivered 75 of a total of 589 MTU 199 TE21 V-8 diesel engines ordered for the British Army’s General Dynamics Land Systems Ajax reconnaissance vehicles and variants In this application the engine develops 600 kW (804 HP) and is coupled to a Renk 256B automatic

  • NIMR to demo Ajban 440A to Baltic forces

    UAE-based armoured vehicle manufacturer NIMR plans to conduct live-fire demonstrations of its Ajban 440A 4x4 vehicle in Lithuania in April 2018, company officials told Jane’s at the DSEI defence exhibition, held in London from 11-15 September. As part of an ongoing marketing campaign by the

  • DSEI 2017: Supacat launches new recovery vehicle

    Supacat has expanded its range of High Mobility Transporter (HMT) wheeled vehicles with the development of the HMT Light Weight Recovery (LWR) vehicle, which the company launched at DSEI 2017. The vehicle has been developed as a private venture by Supacat to meet potential user requirements for a

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