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  • MDA issues RfI for THAAD ‘Advanced Capability Development’

    The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has issued a request for information (RfI) for continued development of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) globally transportable, rapidly deployable ballistic missile defence weapon system. According to a Sources Sought notification released on 11

  • USMC to demo G/ATOR with Iron Dome

    US Marine Corps (USMC) leaders are in a race to field a capability to intercept mid-range rockets and artillery, and they are set to host a demonstration integrating Northrop Grumman’s AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) with components of Rafael’s Iron Dome system. In a

  • Russia’s D-14 parachute to enter trials

    Russia is to begin trials of its D-14 Shelest (Rustle) parachute designed to provide airborne forces with the ability to fire personal weapons during a parachute landing, Vladimir Kachalov, chief designer from Russia’s Research Institute of Parachute Making (RIPM), told the state-owned TASS on

  • SAF, PLA special forces hone counter-terrorism capabilities during Exercise ‘Co-operation 2019'

    Special forces and reconnaissance personnel from the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) successfully concluded the latest edition of the bilateral Exercise ‘Co-operation’ held in Singapore from 27 July to 5 August. The 10-day army drill focused on

  • Australia’s OneSKY integrated civil-military air traffic system running 10 years late

    The OneSKY programme to modernise and integrate Australia’s civil and defence air traffic management systems is running 10 years late and will cost more than double the original estimate to acquire, the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has reported. Australian airspace covers 11% of

  • Serbia presents BRDM-2Ms gifted by Russia

    Serbia presented 10 BRDM-2M armoured reconnaissance vehicles gifted by Russia at ‘Mija Stanimirovic’ barracks in Niš on 29 July, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on its website. The presentation was attended by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic

  • US Army on the hunt for AMPV technology improvements

    The US Army is seeking technologies to bolster Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) performance and reduce its life-cycle cost. In a request for information posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website, the service is asking industry to propose a host of “new and emerging

  • Turkey threatens retaliation if US imposes sanctions over S-400 purchase

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said Ankara would retaliate if the US imposes sanctions over Turkey’s procurement of the S-400 air defence system and that it will consider alternatives to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter if Washington removes it from the

  • DroneShield launches new counter-UAV jammer

    Australia-based company DroneShield announced on 14 July the launch of a new lightweight jammer to counter unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Called the DroneGun MKIII, the device has been described by the company as a pistol-shaped UAV jammer that weighs less than 2 kg, has an effective range of 500

  • US Army releases acquisition plan for new EW programme

    US Army leaders are moving out with plans to integrate a new electronic warfare (EW) system into ground vehicles and are aiming for a prototype contract decision in 2020. On 11 July, the army is slated to brief industry representatives at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, about the revised

  • US Army seeking new sensors for ground combat vehicles

    The US Army is looking to outfit its ground combat vehicles with new sensors that will enable the crew inside to better visualise their surroundings. In a 19 June request for information posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website, the service announced that it is seeking “affordable

  • Harris to begin LRIP 2 HMS Manpack radio deliveries to US Army in October

    The Harris Corporation is expecting to finish delivering its first batch of low-rate initial production (LRIP) Handheld, Manpack, and Small Form-Fit (HMS) radios to the US Army by October before moving out on a new buy. Army leaders recently awarded the company with an undisclosed sum of money for

  • Russia trials new EW tactics

    Russian forces have trialled new electronic warfare (EW) tactics designed for comprehensive protection against air assets such as cruise missiles, airborne radars, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 10 June. “EW military specialists managed to

  • Belgian companies develop new amphibious propulsion kit for M113 APCs

    Belgium’s Flanders Technical Supply (FTS) and Syllab International have teamed to propose a new amphibious navigation package for BAE Systems’ M113A2 tracked armoured personnel carrier (APC). The development of the vehicle, called the M113 Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV), is scheduled

  • Israel's Elbit Systems to supply tactical radio systems to Indian Army

    The Indian Army (IA) has awarded a USD127 million contract to Israel’s Elbit Systems to supply about 5,000 tactical radio systems for a number of the service’s main battle tanks (MBTs) and infantry combat vehicles (ICVs) at the battalion and company levels. “These multiband combat

  • SOFIC 2019: L3 Technologies unveils the Fused GPNVG

    L3 Technologies launched a new variant of its Ground Panoramic Night Vision Goggles (GPNVGs) at the 2019 SOFIC, which was held in Florida from 20 to 23 May. The Fused GPNVG (F-Pano) solution, which also features four image intensification (I2) tubes, has been enhanced with an integrated fused

  • US Army and UK MoD move out with plans to acquire Elbit Systems’ Iron Fist Light Decoupled APS

    Elbit Systems is slated to receive two coveted contracts for its Iron Fist Light Decoupled (IF-LD) active protection system (APS), one from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and another from the US Army. Both countries recently detailed plans to acquire the system, with the US Army

  • Dynetics to build 100 kW laser for US Army

    The US Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command has selected a Dynetics-led team to develop an experimental 100 kW laser weapon system for its Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV). On 15 May, the company announced that it had beat out Raytheon to receive a USD130 million contract for the

  • SwRI develops GPS cyber security testing technique

    Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has developed a US federal regulation-compliant tool to test for cyber vulnerabilities in automated vehicles and other systems that rely on GPS receivers for positioning, navigation, and timing. “Before we started this project we had the ability to create

  • IDEF 2019: Pulat APS displayed on M60 main battle tank

    To meet a Turkish Land Forces Command (TLFC) urgent operational requirement, Aselsan has developed the Pulat hard-kill active protection system (APS) that leverages technology from the Zaslon – Light (Zaslon-L) APS developed in Ukraine. Pulat APS is to be installed on TLFC M60TM main battle

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