• Serbia's MTI develops hybrid air-defence system

    Serbia's Military Technical Institute (MTI) has unveiled a self-propelled (SP) hybrid air-defence system that has been designated Pasars. The platform has been under development since 2016, and consists of a locally developed FAP 2026 (6x6) all-terrain chassis fitted with an armour-protected engine

  • Milos UGV rolled out

    Serbia's Military Technical Institute (MIT) has worked with the Special Products Factory Namenska to develop to the prototype stage an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) designated Milos. This is claimed to be able to be operate out to a maximum distance of 1 km. Milos has been presented in a

  • Denel delivers additional Casspir armoured vehicles

    Denel announced on 5 July that 21 Casspir armoured vehicles are ready for delivery to an African customer it did not identify, but is likely to be Angola. The company said the consignment is part of an order for 45 vehicles that are based on its new-generation Casspir NG2000 series, the first batch

  • Serbia deploys upgraded BOV light armoured vehicles

    An undisclosed number of the Serbian Land Forces' 4x4 BOV light armoured vehicles (LAVs) have been upgraded by the Serbian Military Technical Institute (MTI) to extend their operational lives. The improved vehicles have been designated the BOV M-16. The upgrade package includes the installation of

  • Serbia showcases upgraded BVP M-80AB1 IFV

    The Military Technical Institute (MTI) of the Republic of Serbia has unveiled a prototype of its upgraded BVP M-80A tracked infantry fighting vehicle (IFV). The upgraded vehicle has been designated the BVP M-80AB1. A new passive applique armour package has been fitted to the hull and turret to

  • Poland receives first Rak 120 mm mortar vehicles

    The Polish 17 Mechanised Brigade's 1 Mechanised Battalion based in Miedzyrzecz received eight self-propelled 120 mm Rak mortar systems and four all-wheel drive (AWD) command post vehicles on 30 June. The brigade is currently equipped with 247 Rosomak-based vehicles. Two AWR 4x4 artillery

  • Nexter Systems expands TITUS trials fleet

    Nexter Systems is building a further two examples of its Tactical Infantry Transport and Utility System (TITUS) vehicle, Jane's has learned. TITUS has been developed as a private venture using internal research and developing funding and was first shown in 2013. Two prototypes have already been

  • China confirms conducting trials of new light battle tank in Tibet

    China's Ministry of National Defense (MND) has confirmed media reports that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently conducted trials of a new light battle tank (LBT) in Tibet. "Recently a new type of tank has undertaken trials on the Tibetan Plateau. The trials were aimed at testing the

  • South Korea boosts artillery capabilities

    The Republic of Korea Army (RoKA) is aiming to enhance the effectiveness of its artillery forces by introducing new and more capable rocket artillery and self-propelled (SP) gun systems as well as improved sensors. Kim Hyun-Wook, Artillery Team Leader at the Defense Acquisition Program

  • New Russian BMPT variant displayed in Syria

    A previously unseen version of the UralVagonZavod (UVZ) BMPT tank support combat vehicle was displayed for Syrian president Bashar al-Assad when he visited the main Russian airbase in his country on 27 June. The original BMPT Terminator was developed for the Russian Army to protect its main battle

  • Bundeswehr Boxer upgrade gets green light

    Following approval form the Bundestag's parliamentary budget committee, the Bundeswehr will see its fleet of Boxer armoured vehicles upgraded from the A1 to A2 standard. The upgrade will probably be undertaken through the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR), which manages the Boxer

  • USMC, Raytheon begin producing new turrets for LAV anti-tank vehicles

    The first two production models of the US Marine Corps' (USMC's) Light Armored Vehicle Anti-Tank Modernization (LAV-ATM) A2 models, updated with an improved rocket launcher, have been completed. The new model includes an unmanned Raytheon Modified Target Acquisition System (MTAS) that is a

  • Denmark confirms selection of Eagle V

    The Danish Defence Acquisition Organisation (DALO) announced on 16 June that it had signed two contracts, one for acquisition and the other for sustainment, of Eagle V 4x4 armoured patrol vehicles. The acquisition contract is a seven-year framework agreement for 36 vehicles in four different

  • RE2 tasked with robot pilot development

    RE2 Robotics has been awarded a USD1.5 million contract from the US Air Force to develop a robotic system that can fly manned aircraft. Speaking to Jane's , Jorgen Pederson, president and CEO of RE2 Robotics, explained that the focus of the effort is on rapidly demonstrating the feasibility of a

  • Patria AMV28A successfully completes amphibious testing

    The Patria AMV28A successfully completed in-house amphibious testing in the Hanko area in southern Finland last month, the company confirmed on 16 June. Two Patria AMV28A vehicles underwent the trials, one in test configuration with a full amphibious weight of 28 tonnes and the other equipped with

  • Export LAV 700 enters production

    General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada (GDLS Canada) has released additional details of its latest 8x8 Light Armoured Vehicle 700 (LAV 700) vehicle, which is now in production for an unidentified export customer. This is believed to be Saudi Arabia. The LAV 700 leverages on technology from the 8x8

  • ARL focuses RoMan effort on improved perception

    A team at the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has developed a robotic platform to help advance autonomous perception capabilities. Robotic Manipulation (RoMan) features a bimanual dexterous system integrated on a tracked, medium-sized base platform. The robot was developed as part of the

  • Singapore details ongoing upgrades to Leopard 2SG MBTs

    The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is continuing to improve the combat effectiveness of its fleet of ex-Bundeswehr Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks (MBTs) with new capabilities, with the most recent addition revealed to be a commander's panoramic sighting system. At least two upgraded Leopard 2A4 MBTs -

  • Ajban 440A modified to NATO standards

    Czech Republic-based VOP CZ has partnered with the UAE's NIMR Automotive to modify the latter's Ajban 440A vehicle to meet NATO standards. The companies displayed an example at the IDET 2017 exhibition in Brno. The modified vehicle is the first from NIMR to meet NATO Standards. NIMR and VOP CZ

  • Finland boosts artillery capability

    The Finnish Defence Force (FDF) is expecting to commence training on the Samsung Techwin K9 Thunder 155 mm/52 calibre self-propelled (SP) artillery systems in 2019, director of artillery Colonel Pasi Pasivirta revealed during the latest IQPC Future Artillery conference in London. The FDF ordered 48

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