• Czech MoD seeks light 4x4 vehicles for airborne battalion

    The Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) plans to procure a fleet of 4x4 lightweight vehicles to fulfil an urgent requirement for the Army of the Czech Republic (ACR) to equip an airborne battalion planned for activation in 2020. The ACR is considering the Gepard, a new 4x4 vehicle based on the Toyota

  • Systematic adds VMF module to SitaWare

    Denmark’s Systematic has developed a new Variable Message Format (VMF) gateway for SitaWare Headquarters, part of its SitaWare command-and-control (C2) software suite. Systematic has built on its work with the Australian Army to provide interoperability between VMF and other communications

  • Elettronica demonstrates DIRCM technology for ship self-defence

    Italy’s Elettronica has disclosed details of the company-funded development and demonstration of a shipborne electro-optical countermeasures (EOCM) system derived from airborne directed infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) technology. Leveraging technology from the EuroDIRQM DIRCM system being

  • Aerial refuelling capability of China's J-20 fighter confirmed

    Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has shown video footage confirming the in-flight refuelling capability of China’s J-20 multirole ‘fifth-generation’ fighter aircraft. However, the images, which show the platform’s refuelling probe being extended and retracted, were pixelated to

  • Belarus to set up small arms and ammunition factory

    Belarus has started to construct its first armament factory, the chairman of the State Military Industrial Committee has revealed. Roman Golovchenko announced the development of the plant near to the city of Orsha in the Vitebsk region in an interview with the Belarus 1 television channel. The

  • Bundeswehr buys tank training rounds

    The Bundeswehr awarded Rheinmetall a contract for 13,000 rounds of 120 mm x 570 DM88 tank ammunition worth EUR21.4 million (USD24.4 million), the company announced in a press release on 19 November. Deliveries will run from November to the end of 2018. Rheinmetall said the DM88 is a practice round

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  • CASC expands Tian Lei precision missile family with TL-4 ATGM

    China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) has expanded its Tian Lei (Sky Thunder) family of precision guided missiles with the ground-based short-range Tian Lei-4 (TL-4) anti-tank guided missile (ATGM). Developed by the 41st Institute of CASC’s 4th Academy – also known

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  • Russian deploys new CBRN vehicle to Syria

    Russia has deployed its newest chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) reconnaissance vehicle to Syria to operate with military police units patrolling the Idlib de-escalation zone. An RKhM-6 vehicle was seen in footage shown by the Russia 24 television network on 7 November that was

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  • US Air Force announces B-21 support bases

    Key Points The US Air Force has selected Tinker and Edwards AFBs as main B-21 support bases Tinker AFB has a long history in aircraft maintenance, while Edwards AFB has previously hosted experimental aircraft The US Air Force (USAF) has selected Tinker Air Force Base (AFB), Oklahoma, and Edwards

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  • South Korea launches military export agency

    South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) launched an agency dedicated to boosting military exports on 19 November. The new Defense Export Promotion Center (DExPro) is intended to help local industry engage with international opportunities in line with DAPA’s