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  • NAVSEA to solicit for SM-6 Block IB rocket motor development

    The US Navy (USN) has set out plans for solid-propellent rocket motor prototyping and engineering development for a new extended range version of the Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) missile. Intended to achieve initial capability in fiscal year 2023 (FY 2023), the SM-6 Block IB variant will introduce a

  • Details emerge of Russia’s Sokol-V gun-launched missile

    The next-generation 3UBK25 Sokol-V (Falcon) 125 mm gun-launched missile designed by the Tochmash Nudelman Precision Design Bureau is due to enter its first testing phase, according to information released through Russian sources. The tests will include 25 all-up missiles including a warhead and

  • Elbit launches Magni VTOL quadcopter

    Elbit Systems has launched its new Magni quadcopter unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to provide enhanced situational awareness for mobile ground forces at squad, platoon, and company levels. The vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) Magni is billed by the company as being a compact and lightweight

  • Dubai Airshow 2019: Beechcraft promotes new utility nose for King Air 350

    US general aviation company Beechcraft announced on 17 November that it has developed a new nose option for its King Air 350 family of aircraft. The new nose can be utilised for additional cargo space for civilian operators, oxygen bottles, and medical equipment for air ambulance operations, or

  • US Army integrating drones into militarised-HoloLens AR architecture

    On the US Army’s path to developing and fielding a militarised head-up display (HUD) with augmented reality (AR) capabilities, the service is incorporating two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) into the mix to help soldiers navigate outside terrain and determine potential dangers lurking inside

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  • Bundeswehr orders more Spike launchers and missiles

    The Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw), Germany’s Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, ordered 1,500 Spike missiles and hundreds of Integrated Control Launch Unit (ICLU) dismounted
  • HMS Prince of Wales arrives in Portsmouth

    The UK Royal Navy’s (RN’s) second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier has arrived at Portsmouth naval base ahead of handover and formal commissioning. HMS Prince of Wales sailed into its new base port on 16 November after completing an eight-week period of sea trials. Handover will