• Afghan MD 530F helos to receive safety, range, and endurance upgrades

    The MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) MD 530F Cayuse Warrior light attack and reconnaissance rotorcraft operated by Afghanistan are to be upgraded to improve their safety, range, and endurance. The US Army disclosed on 16 January that it is seeking vendors to supply and install crashworthy and auxiliary

  • Philippine commissions third, fourth Boracay-class patrol vessels

    Key Points The Philippine Coast Guard has inducted the final Boracay-class vessels ordered in a 2012 contract Vessels will be jointly operated by customs and coastguard officials to bolster the country’s anti-smuggling efforts The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has commissioned its third and

  • Initial source selection in progress for US Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft and new UAS

    The US Army is on track to move out with contract awards for the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft competitive prototype (FARA CP), as well as the Future Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (FTUAS). Future Vertical Lift (FVL) Cross Functional Team Director Brigadier General Walter Rugen laid out

  • Norway orders M2A2N machine guns and more HK416N rifles

    US Ordnance has been selected to supply 1,300 M2A2N heavy machine guns (HMGs) with quick change barrels, Forsvarsmateriell, the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency, announced on 10 January. The seven-year framework agreement includes spare parts, tools, and other materiel to replace Norway’s

  • USMC upgrades AN/PRC-117G radios with MUOS

    Harris has been awarded a USD75 million US Marine Corps (USMC) contract to upgrade the Falcon III AN/PRC-117G manpack radio fleet with the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform. The contract, announced on 14 January, follows a similar buy in late 2017 to upgrade about 1,000 USMC Harris

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  • China’s SZMID highlights handheld C-UAV system

    Shen Zhou Ming Da High Technology Co Ltd (SZMID), a Beijing-based company specialising in radio frequency (RF) detection and jamming technology for counter unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) applications, is eyeing export opportunities for its indigenously developed DZ-02 Pro Portable Jammer Gun. The
  • 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