FEATURED REPORT

  • Top cat: Leopard 2 main battle tank turns 40

    On 24 October 1979 the first production Leopard 2, hull number Y-377 046, was handed over to the Bundeswehr's Panzertruppenschule. Forty years, 3,565 vehicles in over 95 distinct variants, and more than 21 users later, the Leopard 2 stands as one of the most successful MBT designs in the world. Jon Hawkes explores the vehicle's evolution
  • Standing alone: EU faces obstacles on path to strategic autonomy

    United States disengagement and a range of external threats are raising the need for Europe to embrace strategic autonomy, but politics will make the necessary industrial and defence reforms tricky. Brooks Tigner reports
  • 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
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  • DSEI 2019: AERALIS trainer concept moving forwards

    AERALIS is developing a modular trainer aircraft with swappable components such as outer wings and a modular turbofan engine concept, helping to reduce through-life support costs. While elementary training will still be conducted on light turbo-prop aircraft, the AERALIS concept aircraft will allow
  • FGM-148 Javelin fired from Titan UGV

    The Lockheed Martin/Raytheon Javelin Joint Venture has demonstrated a FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) live-fire engagement capability from a Kongsberg M153 Protector Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station II (CROWS II) mounted on a Titan tracked unmanned ground vehicle (UGV).

RELEVANT PROFILE LISTINGS

  • 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

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