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  • DARPA touts ‘Gunslinger’ missile/gun combo

    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is proposing development of an air-launched missile coupled with a gun to address counter insurgency (COIN) operations, close air support (CAS) and air-to-air engagement mission sets. Disclosed in the US Department of Defense FY 2021 Budget

  • nEUROn UCAV informing FCAS/SCAF development

    France is using the pan-European nEUROn unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) technology demonstrator to progress the Future Combat Air System (FCAS)/Système de Combat Aérien Futur (SCAF) programme that it is developing with Germany and Spain. The French Directorate General of Armaments

  • OMFV cancellation not impacting new manned, unmanned networking technology development

    The US Army’s cancellation of a prototyping competition for its Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) has not impacted a related Persistent Systems-led networking and communications programme to link manned vehicles and unmanned combat platforms, the company said. Persistent Systems said

  • Pentagon's special ops directorate selects EnforceAir C-UAS platforms

    The US Department of Defense’s (DoD's) special operations and low intensity conflict (SO/LIC) directorate has selected Israel-based D-Fend Solutions as the sole provider for radio frequency capabilities for counter-drone operations. D-Fend Solutions’ EnforceAir was selected in January

  • ESSence looks to visualise the EW picture

    Thales UK has showcased a developmental software application intended to improve the exploitation and visualisation of passive electronic warfare (EW) data. Being developed by the company’s EW business in Crawley under internal research and development funding, the ESSence visualisation tool

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  • AFRL delays first X-60A flight

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is delaying the first test flight of its Generation Orbit X-60A GoLauncher1 (GO1) hypersonic flight research vehicle from March to later this year, according to a programme official. Barry Hellman, X-60A programme manager, declined to elaborate to