• AUSA 2019: GDLS showcasing IM-SHORAD prototype

    General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) has begun delivering Interim Maneuver Short-Range Air Defence (IM-SHORAD) prototypes to the US Army and will display one at this year’s annual AUSA meeting. Kendall Linson, GDLS’s manager of business development, recently discussed the state-of-play

  • AUSA 2019: Rafael includes lighter Trophy system in OMFV bid

    Rafael’s lighter version of Trophy Active Protection System (APS) is included in a bid sample for the US Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) prototyping competition, an effort to replace its M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle. OMFV proposals and bid samples were due to the service

  • Philippines equips lead Parola-class vessel with Israeli-made weapon system

    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has equipped its lead Parola-class patrol vessel, BRP Tubbataha (4401), with a stabilised remote-controlled weapon station (RCWS) from Israeli company Elbit Systems. The system, which has been incorporated with a 12.7 mm machine gun, is installed in the forward

  • Update: Deleted image shows Singapore air force Heron 1 UAV with new belly payload pod

    The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) has inadvertently revealed the existence of an enhanced version of its Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Heron 1 medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (MALE UAV) during the biennial ‘Forging Sabre’ exercise that was staged from

  • Russia links maritime patrol aircraft to UAV

    Russian maritime patrol aircraft (MPAs) are being equipped with datalinks to enable them to receive targeting feeds from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The aim of the upgrade is to enable Russian Naval Aviation Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Forpost UAVs to directly communicate with airborne

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  • Thales UK supplying new TI camera for Challenger 2 tanks

    Thales UK has confirmed that it is supplying its Catherine MP thermal imaging (TI) camera as a replacement for the legacy TI camera installed in the British Army’s Challenger 2 main battle tank (MBT) Thermal Sighting System (TSS), which is mounted externally above the BAE Systems 120 mm L30A1
  • ADEX 2019: RoKAF debuts F-35, set to expand order

    The Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) is showcasing its recently delivered Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) combat aircraft to the country’s public for the first time at the 2019 Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX) as plans to acquire


  • 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