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  • Airbus teams with DCNS to develop VTOL UAV for French Navy

    Airbus Helicopters and French naval shipbuilder DCNS are to offer a clean-sheet vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to the French Navy (Marine Nationale : MN). The collaboration, announced on 20 October, will see the unmanned helicopter developed in response to the

  • 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

  • US Army aims to undo EW decline

    The US Army is seeking to reconstitute its electronic warfare (EW) capabilities after allowing them to atrophy after the end of the Cold War, General Mark Milley, US Army chief of staff, told the Association of the US Army (AUSA) annual convention in Washington in October 2016. Noting that future

  • US Navy awards APKWS production contract

    The US Navy (USN) has placed a contract with BAE Systems for the supply of additional Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) laser-guided rockets. The contract, announced by the company on 19 October, is valued at USD600 million if all of the options are exercised, with an initial award of

  • Russia to start testing Pantsir-SM

    Key Points The Pantsir-SM will use a new high-speed SAM with improved capabilities against cruise missile and UAV targets Provision for the naval version of the Pantsir-SM system will be incorporated into new-construction Project 20380 Buyan-class missile-armed corvettes from 2017 The KBP

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