DSEI 2021: Head of UK Strategic Command lays out new vision of military power

by Tim Ripley

Future battlefield advantage will not come from numerical supremacy in warships, fighter squadrons or soldiers but machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), according to the Head of UK Strategic Command, General Sir Patrick Sanders.

Speaking at the DSEI defence exhibition in London on 14 September, Gen Sanders said that the adoption of these new technologies would give the British Armed Forces advantage in future conflicts. He described this technological revolution as being at the heart of the ‘Multi-Domain Integration' concept, as laid out in March's Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy.


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Bangladesh issues tender for AK-15 assault rifles

by Parth Shukla

Bangladesh's Directorate General Defence Purchase (DGDP) has issued a tender in support of the procurement of 2,000 7.62 mm AK-15 assault rifles from Russia's Kalashnikov.

The tender, which calls for industry and agent responses by mid-February, does not specify which Bangladesh military service will receive the rifles. However, the Bangladesh Army already operates 7.62 mm AK‐47 and 7.62 mm AKM assault rifles.

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North Korea launches more cruise missiles, says MND in Seoul

by Jon Grevatt

The Ministry of National Defense (MND) in Seoul told Janes on 26 January that North Korea had fired two ground-launched missiles a day earlier. The missile launches are yet to be confirmed by Pyongyang.

An official MND spokesperson said, “We detected the firing of two cruise missiles. It is assumed that North Korea fired the cruise missiles from a land area.” The spokesperson added that the MND is evaluating the launches for more detail.


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Update: India selects Saab's AT4 as its new single-shot weapon

by Parth Shukla

The AT4 platform (mock-ups in picture) will enhance the Indian Armed Forces' urban warfare capabilities. (Janes/Amael Kotlarski)

The Indian Armed Forces have selected Saab's AT4 as their new single-shot weapon.

Saab has been awarded a contract for providing AT4 single-shot support weapons to the Indian Army and Indian Air Force, the company announced on 20 January. The AT4 was selected by the Indian Armed Forces following a competitive programme, the company said.

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