• Israel's new Segev UGVs to become 'fully autonomous'

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is set to upgrade the Segev unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) it currently operates on the border with the Gaza Strip with a remote weapon station and an autonomous navigation capability, the commander of the Unmanned Surface Vehicle Company has told IHS Jane's .

  • THeMIS trialled in combat support role

    Milrem has undertaken a demonstration of its Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System (THeMIS) unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) alongside Estonian Land Forces personnel, conducting operationally representative manoeuvres. The demonstration was conducted alongside a series of trials held from 1 to 7 of

  • Singapore Army commissions Protected Combat Support Vehicle

    Key Points Singapore has officially commissioned the Protected Combat Support Vehicle Platform provides the Singapore Army's motorised infantry units with an armoured logistics capability The Singapore Army has formally inducted a 20-tonne four-wheel drive platform known as the Belrex Protected

  • Roboteam develops enhanced Probot

    Roboteam has developed new capabilities for an enhanced Probot unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), it has been revealed. Speaking to IHS Jane's, Roboteam's chief executive officer, Shahar Abuhazira, said that the Probot V2 has received new software and improved batteries to extend its operating

  • Czech BMP-2 replacement requirements emerge

    Details have emerged regarding the Czech Republic's planned procurement of armoured vehicles to replace its ageing fleet of BMP-2s. The Czech Republic Ministry of Defence (MoD) plans to procure 210 Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFV) in seven variants by 2025, according to the procurement programme's

  • Carmel FCV set to feature two-man crew system, emerging technologies

    Further details of Israel's Carmel Future Combat Vehicle (FCV) programme have been revealed by the head of the team leading the Israel Ministry of Defence (MoD) development programme. Speaking at the SMi Future Armoured Vehicle Survivability conference in London, Brigadier General (rtd) Didi Ben

  • Ukraine to provide engines for Pakistan's improved Al Khalid MBT

    The Pakistani government has signed an agreement with Ukraine for the supply of 200 engines to equip the country's highly anticipated next-generation main battle tank (MBT), which is commonly referred to as the Al Khalid-Improved (I) MBT, according to Pakistani defence officials. The deal was

  • New Belarus-developed armoured vehicle emerges

    Belarus' Minotor-Service has used internal research and development funding to develop a new 4x4 multi-purpose amphibious armoured vehicle to the prototype stage. Designated Vitim, the vehicle has a monocoque all-welded steel hull that is claimed to provide protection from 7.62 mm ammunition fired

  • Brazil orders new 6x6 armoured carriers

    The Brazilian Army's Logistics Command (CoLog) will award Iveco Latin America a contract for 1,580 serial production VBTP-MR Guarani 6x6 amphibious armored vehicles on 22 November, the service's Projects Management Office told IHS Jane's. The fleet, to be delivered from 2016-35, will comprise

  • Initial production run of Hawkei light protected vehicles handed over to Australian DoD

    The final two of a 10-strong initial production run of the 4x4 Hawkei light protected mobility vehicle have been handed over to the Australian Department of Defence (DoD), the DoD said on 14 November. The DoD is to acquire 1,100 vehicles along with 1,058 companion trailers for AUD1.3 billion

  • Challenger 2 LEP contracts due in December

    BAE Systems Land (UK), teamed with General Dynamics Land Systems UK and Rheinmetall Defence, have been downselected for the Challenger 2 Life Extension Programme (LEP) Assessment Phase (AP) with contract award due in December 2016. The aim of the Challenger 2 LEP is to replace obsolete sub-systems

  • USMC orders 144 Polaris MRZR-D4 diesel utility vehicles

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) has ordered 144 four-seat diesel MRZR-D4s from Polaris for the corps' utility task vehicle (UTV) programme, the company announced on 10 November. The MRZR-D4 was unveiled in May and is powered by a four-stroke Kohler diesel engine capable of running on diesel and JP8

  • Canadian joint venture develops all-terrain large UGV

    Argo XTR and Clearpath Robotics have partnered to develop an all-electric, modular, amphibious, skid-steer unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). The Warthog system has been designed as a lightweight platform that produces low ground pressure and a high level of traction; the vehicle is constructed from

  • Airshow China 2016: NORINCO introduces new lightweight SPH

    China North Industries' (NORINCO's) China South Division has developed and tested a new self-propelled howitzer (SPH), although full technical details have yet to be revealed. The CS/SH4 lightweight 122 mm system consists of a cross-country (4x4) chassis with a fully protected cab at the front and

  • Airshow China 2016: NORINCO develops MRL-equipped ATV

    China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) has integrated a 107 mm 36-round multiple rocket launcher (MRL) on one of its 8x8 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). Chinese industry manufactured towed and self-propelled (SP) 107 mm MRLs for many years, but NORINCO has recently been concentrating its efforts

  • THeMIS demonstrates logistics role at NATO's 'Silver Arrow'

    MILREM's THeMIS (Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System) unmanned ground vehicle has taken part in a NATO exercise. As part of the 'Silver Arrow' exercise in Latvia, THeMIS acted as a logistics support platform at the squad level. The exercise, which ran from 17 to 31 October, included more than

  • Indo Defence 2016: Polonez ARS detailed

    Belarus' BelSpetsVneshTechnika (BSVT) has released further details of the Polonez artillery rocket system (ARS), which is expected to soon enter service with the Belarusian Army. The key elements of the Polonez ARS are the command post vehicle, a transloader carrying eight rockets in two pods of

  • Airshow China 2016: NORINCO debuts new self-propelled 120 mm gun/mortar system

    China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) has unveiled a new, all-terrain self-propelled (SP) 120 mm combined gun/mortar system, designated SH9. As currently configured, SH9 is based on an open top light unarmoured locally built 4x4 platform. The 120 mm ordnance is mounted to the rear of the

  • Czech MoD seeks Western SAM system to replace SA-6s

    The Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) is seeking to procure a modern Western medium-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system to replace the Russian-made 2K12 Kub (SA-6 'Gainful') SAM system currently in service with the Strakonice-based air defence battalion of the Army of the Czech Republic (ACR),

  • Indo Defence 2016: PT Pindad launches new Sanca 4x4 MRAP

    Indonesian state owned company PT Pindad launched a new 4x4 mine-resistant armoured vehicle on 3 November that has been developed through a collaboration project with Thales. The vehicle, known as Sanca, is based on Thales Australia's Bushmaster multirole protected platform but has been customised

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