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  • Additional teams to compete in DRC finals

    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has increased the number of participants that will compete in the final stage of its robotics challenge event. The schedule and location for the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) finals is yet to be confirmed, but they are expected to take place

  • Philippine Army acquires R4 carbines

    The Philippine Army (PA) has confirmed the acquisition of 63,000 Remington Defense R4 5.56 mm carbines in a deal worth PHP2.4 billion (USD53 million). PA spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Noel Detoyato announced on 18 March 2014 that the R4 carbines - which were procured to replace the army's ageing

  • Renault details new hybrid propulsion demonstrator

    Renault Trucks Defense is developing a parallel hybrid thermal/electric propulsion demonstrator under an upstream study contract placed by the French Direction Generale de l'Armement (DGA). A request for information (RFI) was issued by the DGA late in 2013 and work is expected to be completed in

  • RSAF unveils Thales Shrika air-defence radar system

    The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) revealed its Shrika air defence radar system for the first time at the Singapore Airshow 2014. The Shrika, an acronym for System for Hybrid Interceptor Knowledge of Recognised Air, is based on the ThalesRaytheonSystems medium-range 3-D S-Band Ground Master

  • AM General rolls out new RHD patrol HMMWV

    US-based AM General debuted its new M-1165 Deployable Reconnaissance Ground Network-Vehicle (DRGN-V) platform at the Singapore Airshow 2014, with the controls shifted over to the right hand side of the vehicle as befits the local traffic regulations. The full-scale M-1165 DRGN-V demonstrator at the

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  • Australia signs up for 58 more F-35s

    Australia is to buy 58 more Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs) at a cost of AUD12.4 billion (USD11.4 billion), Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on 23 April. Together with the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF's) 24 in-service Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet strike
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