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  • France, Italy, UK renew ISS contract with Eurosam

    The governments of France, Italy, and the United Kingdom, under the auspices of the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR), have signed a new five-year In Service Support (ISS) contract with Eurosam – a Franco-Italian consortium jointly owned by MBDA France/MBDA Italy (66%), and

  • UTC Aerospace readies AN/VVR-4 laser warning system

    UTC Aerospace has provided Jane’s with details of its AN/VVR-4 laser warning receiver which has been selected as the standard laser warning system for all US armoured vehicles. The new system is a follow-on to the AN/VVR-3 and designed to detect and classify laser threats, including range

  • AFRL plans C-UAS directed energy weapon demonstration

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory's (AFRL’s) Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation Group (SDPE) is planning to demonstrate the application of directed energy technologies – lasers and high-power microwave devices – to defeat unmanned aircraft systems (UASs).

  • Austria details WS4 Panther ROWS

    Details have emerged regarding Austria’s new WS4 Panther remotely operated weapon system (ROWS) at the International Armoured Vehicles 2018 conference in London. Manufactured by ESL Advanced Information Technology (ESLAIT) GmbH, the WS4 system is intended to be the Austrian Army’s

  • D13’s MESMER applies RF manipulation for C-UAS

    Department 13 (D13) is teaming with Raytheon to support its MESMER system, a counter unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) capability that can detect and stop or redirect a UAS. MESMER uses radio frequency (RF) protocol manipulation to take advantage of the weaknesses in a system's digital radio signal

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  • MV Asterix refuels RCN ship for the first time

    The Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN's) new support tanker, MV Asterix , has successfully conducted its first fuel transfer to an RCN ship at sea. The Project Resolve vessel made its first transfer of fuel to Halifax-class frigate HMCS Toronto on 15 January and completed a dual replenishment with
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