• Estonia concludes investigation of AMRAAM air-to-air missile incident

    Estonia has concluded its investigation into the accidental firing of an AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) by a Spanish Eurofighter Typhoon in Estonian airspace on 7 August 2018. Nobody was reported killed or injured by the accidental firing. The investigation, carried out

  • Aero India 2019: DRDO details short-range MPATGM

    India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has provided details of its man-portable anti-tank guided missile (MPATGM) during the 20–24 February Aero India 2019 exhibition in Bangalore. “The missile is in development and guided flight tests are scheduled by

  • Aero India 2019: Indian Nag ATGM to enter production by end-2019

    The Nag anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) is finally set to enter production by the end of 2019 as confirmed by India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) at Aero India 2019. The system will undergo final summer user trials in May-June this year after it successfully completed

  • Portugal advances its soldier modernisation programme

    The Portuguese Army is implementing an ambitious effort worth EUR90 million (USD102 million) to equip dismounted soldiers with new equipment meant to boost their firepower, mobility, protection, and command and control. The new systems, developed under the Sistemas de Combate do Soldado (SCS)

  • Saudi Arabian company reveals GBDF shot-detection system

    Saudi Arabia’s Warning and Defence for Electronics Industries Co (WDEI) has developed a new shot-detection system – the Gun Blast Direction Finder (GBDF) – and displayed it at the IDEX 2019 exhibition in Abu Dhabi in February. The GBDF is an acoustic system for detecting and

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  • IDEX 2019: New Didgori models break cover

    Georgia’s Delta State Military Scientific-Technical Centre has expanded its family of Didgori vehicles, launching the 4×4 tactical patrol variant Didgori Meomari Tactical Armoured Modular Vehicle and exhibiting a mortar carrier variant of the vehicle at IDEX 2019. The mortar carrier
  • MBDA Deutschland eyes HELWS opportunity with German Navy

    The German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology, and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) is expected to release a statement of work, and a subsequent request for proposals later this year for integration of a high-energy laser weapon system (HELWS) demonstrator on board a German
  • 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


  • Mk 20 Electro-Optical Sensor System (EOSS)

    Type Naval Fire-Control System (FCS). Development In 2005, following a competitive procurement process, Kollmorgen Electro-Optical (acquired by L-3 Communications in February 2012 and now operating as L-3 KEO) was chosen to provide the US Navy (USN) with an EOSS as part of the CG-47