• Saab Dynamics to research Massive Overmatch Assault Round for DARPA

    Key Points The research effort is expected to be of some 15-months duration, according to a Massive Overmatch Assault Round Notional Study Schedule posted by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Saab will conduct studies using its own Carl-Gustaf and AT4 shoulder-fired weapons, both of

  • US Army acquires Kongsberg Protector MCRWS

    The US Army is the first customer for the Kongsberg Protector Medium Calibre Remote Weapon Station (MCRWS), which has been developed by the Norwegian company as a private venture. The Kongsberg MCRWS has been designed for new-build tracked and wheeled armoured fighting vehicles (AFV) as well as

  • KMW lines up team for Challenger 2 LEP bid

    Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has unveiled details of its bid for the British Army Challenger 2 main battle tank (MBT) Life Extension Programme (LEP). One of the key members of their Challenger 2 LEP team is Pearson Engineering, which now owns the former Vickers Defence Systems (subsequently BAE

  • BAE Systems readies new thermal weapon sights for US Army

    BAE Systems has been awarded a low rate initial production (LRIP) contract to deliver more than 100 Family of Weapon Sights-Individual (FWS-I) thermal weapon sights for the US Army. The company will integrate its Rapid Target Acquisition (RTA) module into the US Army's Enhanced Night Vision Goggle

  • AUSA 2016: Jenoptik rolls out ANTPack

    Germany's Jenoptik has developed a new Universal Carrier Platform called ANTPack. This has a low silhouette and can be fitted with not only a wide range of weapons such as machine guns (MGs), cannons, and anti-tank guided weapons (ATGWs) but also a sensor package for observation missions. The

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  • Scorpion jet performs first weapons trials

    Textron AirLand conducted the first air-to-surface weapons trials of its Scorpion jet during a series of live-firings at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico in mid-October. The firings, which took place from 10 to 14 October and announced on 19 October, saw the Scorpion fire the Lockheed