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  • IDEX 2015: First production Predator XP due soon

    The first production Predator XP unmanned aerial vehicle will soon roll off General Atomics Aeronautical Systems' production line. Speaking at the UMEX conference at IDEX 2015, the company's president, Frank Pace, said several aircraft are near completion, and that the first model built - for

  • IDEX 2015: MX-GCS breaks cover

    L-3 Wescam displayed a full-scale model of its MX-GCS twin-axis independent sighting system at IDEX. The sight was designed for medium- and large-calibre vehicle-mounted weapons from 20 mm up to 120 mm. Mike Stucki, the company's director of ground system business development, told IHS Jane's that,

  • USMC Crisis Response force leader pleased with capability, but warns of limitations

    The US Marine Corps' (USMC's) special purpose crisis response unit concept continues to mature and evolve, and in an after action report one of the latest commanders praised the units' reach and capability but cautioned against relying too heavily upon these smaller organisations. Special Purpose

  • Collision avoidance upgrade for UK Tornados delayed by developmental problems

    The UK's plans to field a new collision warning system (CWS) for its fleet of Panavia Tornado GR.4 strike aircraft are being delayed due to development problems, it was disclosed on 28 January. Answering questions in the House of Commons, Philip Dunne, parliamentary under-secretary of state for

  • UK MoD eyes BMC4I capability for the Falklands

    Key Points LEAPP-type solution is expected to be acquired to provide air defence for the Falklands by mid-2016 LMUK likely to position SAMS for Falklands and Australian requirements The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is expected to imminently issue a Dynamic Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (DPQQ)

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  • Denel demonstrates truck-mounted T6-52 gun

    Denel Land Systems (DLS) took the opportunity to demonstrate its truck-mounted 155 mm T6-52 artillery system during an event held at South Africa's Overberg Test Range in April. The company wanted to highlight the system's superior range when firing rocket-assisted projectiles (54.8 km at sea
  • NATO hones ASW skills in 'Joint Warrior'

    Key Points NATO navies have been conducting ASW exercises off the west coast of Scotland The 'Joint Warrior' exercise comes at a time of increased tension between Russia and NATO, and of repeated reports of Russian submarine activity around NATO's northern maritime borders NATO's Exercise 'Joint