HEADLINES ARCHIVE

  • Meggitt introduces desktop weapons training solution

    Meggitt Training Systems has developed a desktop trainer for the M1134 Stryker Anti-tank Guided Missile (ATGM)-variant based on its existing embedded training solution. The company showcased it for the first time at the 2016 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference

  • Algerian Navy set to trial Umkhonto Block 2

    Key Points Denel Dynamics expects to complete deliveries of 100 Umkhonto Block 2 missiles by the end of January 2017 A ground-launched version of Umkhonto is proposed for the South African Army's Ground-Based Air Defence System Phase II (GBADS II) project The Algerian Navy intends to conduct a

  • GM's hydrogen fuel cell truck to undergo US Army demonstration

    General Motors (GM) and the US Army now have a running prototype of a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle based on a Chevrolet Colorado truck, called the ZH2, company officials told IHS Jane's. The vehicle, first unveiled on 3 October during the annual Association of the US Army symposium, is being jointly

  • Industry unveils live ground training developments

    A number of technology developments in live ground training were in evidence at the 2016 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) exhibition in Orlando, Florida, including alternatives to blank ammunition and lasers, and new exercise control (ExCon) software.

  • NAWCTSD receives VR prototype for mission rehearsal

    Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) has developed a prototype high-fidelity virtual reality (VR)-based F/A-18 Super Hornet flight simulator for the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD). The system integrates an Oculus Rift CV1 with BISim's VBS Blue whole-earth rendering

  • DETRAC develops remote weapon station

    Malaysia's DETRAC is in the final stages of developing a new remote weapon station (RWS). The RWS programme was initially backed by DEFTECH, but after funding ceased DETRAC continued the effort with internal research and development resources. DETRAC's Armament depends on the end user, but it is

  • UPDATE: USN's Next Generation Jammer transitions into development

    Key Points The Next Generation Jammer is being developed by Raytheon to replace the EA-18G's legacy ALQ-99 tactical jamming pod NGJ Increment 1 addresses mid-band capabilities, with Increments 2 (low- band) and 3 (high-band) to follow The Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) Increment 1 (Inc 1)

  • Airbus Helicopters trials HFI system for German armed forces

    Airbus Helicopters has begun flight trials of a new hostile fire indicator (HFI) system that it is developing for the German armed forces, the company announced on 6 April. The first phase of the trials, which are being conducted on behalf of the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment Information

  • Motor Sich proposes Ukrainian Mi-8 MSB-V upgrades, new variants

    Ukraine's Motor Sich is offering a number of indigenously developed enhancements for the Ukrainian army's Mi-8 MSB-V medium multirole helicopters, which are aimed at addressing threats posed by anti-aircraft weapon systems employed by pro-Russian separatist militants in the contested eastern region

  • Surface Navy 2016: L-3 KEO redesigns its MK 20 with new modular EOSS

    US sensor and weapon systems manufacturer L-3 KEO has developed a new ship-based electro-optical sensor system (EOSS) that has reduced the size, weight, and power requirements over the current MK 20 Mod 0 in use on US Navy surface combatants, US Coast Guard National Security Cutters, and a number of

  • Airbus reveals further C295 enhancements

    Airbus Defence and Space (DS) is developing a number of new capabilities for its C295 medium-lift transport aircraft that are designed to enhance its support and special forces functionalities, it was disclosed on 2 November. Speaking at the company's Seville facility during the annual Trade Media

  • Japan begins process of E-767 AWACS upgrade

    Boeing is to begin the upgrade of Japan's fleet of E-767 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft with a USD25.6 million design and production contract announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 28 October. The four aircraft, which have been in service with the Japan Air

  • Slovakia trials new Tatrapan armoured container carrier vehicle

    The Slovak Armed Forces completed an initial phase of testing with the VYVOJ Martin joint stock company's new Tatrapan 8x8 Container Carrier (CC) truck jointly with the manufacturer in late November. The company began development of the 8x8 Tatrapan in 2009 using private company funding, but

  • US Navy completes initial cockpit upgrades for C-130T Hercules

    The US Navy (USN) has received back into service its final Lockheed Martin C-130T Hercules transport aircraft to go through an initial cockpit upgrade programme, the service announced in September. The last of the 19 C-130Ts to be modernised with a 'glass' cockpit by BAE Systems was handed back to

  • Russian T-72 MBT gets enhanced protection

    Two enhanced T-72 main battle tanks (MBTs) were shown for the first time during RAE 2013 in Nizhny Tagil, Russia. The MBTs have been upgraded to enhance their survivability and developments have been made to meet the potential requirements of the export market, as the T-72 MBT has been built in

  • Lynx eyes precision marksmanship

    Russia's JSC Tochpribor has developed a precision engagement system for rifles, which automatically provides a firing solution for the shooter. The system is designated Lynx and is housed in a self-contained sighting unit that is mounted atop of the rifle in the position of a standard optical

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