• Ecuador seeks to remove 95% of mines from border with Peru by 2021

    The Ecuadorian Ministry of Defence wants to remove up to 95% of land mines along its border with Peru by 2021, according to the Ministry of National Defence’s newly released strategy plan that spans 2017–21 (Plan Sectorial de Defensa 2017–2021). During the short-lived 1995 Cenepa

  • IDF selects Iron Fist for wheeled APCs, dozers

    The Israeli Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced on 20 August that it has chosen Elbit?s Iron First Light Decoupled (IFLD) active protection system (APS) for the Israel Defense Force?s (IDF) new Eitan wheeled armoured personnel carriers (APC) and D9 armoured bulldozers. Elbit will

  • Admiral Gilday takes over as USN CNO

    Admiral Mike Gilday relieved Admiral John Richardson as the 32nd Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), the most senior officer in the US Navy (USN) on 22 August. A seasoned surface warfare officer (SWO), Adm Gilday most recently served as the director of the Joint Staff. The Lowell, Massachusetts,

  • Aselsan developing 155 mm Course Correction System

    Turkey’s Aselsan is developing the Atom 155 mm Course Correction System (CCS) to meet potential artillery requirements for the Turkish Land Forces Command (TLFC). This would be a direct replacement for the existing 155 mm nose-mounted artillery fuze and would provide the weapon with an

  • Israel MoD selects Iron Fist Light Decoupled for Eitan APC

    Elbit Systems is expected to ramp up its active protection system (APS) production activities in the near term following a decision by the Israel Ministry of Defense (IMOD) Procurement and Production Directorate (MANHAR) to equip the Israel Defense Force’s (IDF’s) future Eitan 8×8


  • Autonomous ambition: NavyX plots a course to machine-speed warfare

    Faced with the need to redress and recover a capability debt, but limited in its number of manned ship platforms, the UK Royal Navy is advancing plans to accelerate the operational exploitation of autonomous techniques and technologies as a means to increase mass, lethality, and agility. Richard Scott reports
  • Kingmakers: Venezuela’s armed forces and the national crisis

    With Venezuela in a deep, complex, and increasingly urgent crisis since January, aggravated by external tensions with regional neighbours and the United States, the armed forces are likely to play a central role in the country’s future. Jim Dorschner reports
  • Wheels vs tracks: Reviewing AFV trends

    As conflicts have evolved, the requirements for AFVs have boosted cost, weight, and mission system needs. Sam Cranny-Evans and Jon Hawkes examine Western and Russian case studies in the continued evolution of the tracks versus wheels debate
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  • 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