Leonardo DRS receives order for additional US Army M-SHORAD mission equipment packages

by Ashley Roque

General Dynamics Land Systems, the lead for the US Army's Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense (M-SHORAD) system, is providing Leonardo DRS with USD204 million to purchase additional mission equipment packages for the Stryker-based weapon.

Leonardo DRS announced the modified deal on 9 September and said it is part of the original five-year contract under which it is expected to provide a total of 59 mission equipment packages for the programme. The company did not disclose how many packages the additional dollars will buy but did note that it anticipates delivering the first 28 units early next year.


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US Army recompetes CROWS contract, royalty fee attached for outside vendor

by Ashley Roque

A US Army Robotic Combat Vehicle-Light (RCV-L) prototype outfitted with CROWS-J. The service is currently hosting a CROWS recompete competition. (US Army)

The US Army has launched a Common Remotely Operating Weapon Station (CROWS) competition valued up to USD1.5 billion that allows companies other than the prime contractor, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, to vie for the deal. However, there is a caveat; other vendors must factor in a mandatory USD10,000 per system royalty fee for Kongsberg if they win.


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DSEI 2021: Hanwha Defence unveils K9 SPH developmental roadmap

by Mark Cazalet

A mockup of the K9A2 SPH shown at DSEI 2021. (Hanwha Defence)

Hanwha Defence has outlined its K9 Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH) development roadmap, laying out plans for three new variants beyond the baseline K9 and K9A1 minor upgrade variants that are currently in service.

A Hanwha Defence representative told Janes


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DSEI 2021: Rheinmetall integrates Brimstone into Mission Master UGV

by Nicholas Fiorenza

Rheinmetall unveiled a Mission Master XT UGV with an MBDA Brimstone missile launcher at DSEI 2021. (Janes/Nicholas Fiorenza)

Rheinmetall unveiled a Mission Master unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) with an MBDA Brimstone missile launcher at Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2021, being held in London from 14 to 17 September.


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