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  • Patriot games: Raytheon's air-defence system continues to proliferate

    With Poland, Sweden, and Romania signing contracts in 2018, the Patriot user community has increased to 16 countries, making it one of the most widely operated systems of its type. Despite entering service over 30 years ago, the system is still being actively developed and equipped to address future

  • Air superiority and nuclear deterrence dictate manned future fighter for France

    The twin requirements of air superiority and nuclear deterrence are driving France’s development of a manned next-generation fighter aircraft as part of a wider Future Combat Air System (FCAS), a senior French Air Force (Armee de L’Air: AdeLA) officer said on 15 November. Speaking at

  • USMC readies for Ultra-Light Tactical Vehicle competition

    US Marine Corps (USMC) officials are interested in buying a new Ultra-Light Tactical Vehicle (ULTV) for a host of activities, including electronic warfare, and are moving ahead with plans to host a competition. In a 9 November request for information posted on the Federal Business Opportunities

  • Sweden signs for MQM-178 Firejet aerial target drone

    The Unmanned Systems Division of US-based Kratos Defense and Security Solutions has agreed a three-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract with Sweden’s Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) under which the company will supply its MQM-178 Firejet aerial target and

  • Excalibur Army eyes Indonesian requirements with Pandur II CZ

    Czech company Excalibur Army has developed a new version of the 8×8 Pandur II CZ armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) called the Pandur II CZ Fire Support Vehicle (FSV), which has recently undergone trials in Indonesia alongside an infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) variant. The Pandur II CZ FSV is

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  • FNSS to show Marine Assault Vehicle in 2019

    The first examples of the Turkish Marine Assault Vehicle (MAV) – called the Zaha project – are to be unveiled at the IDEF Defence Exhibition to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, in May 2019, Jane’s has learnt. FNSS Savunma Sistemleri and the Undersecretariat of Defence Industries (SSM)
  • Russian deploys new CBRN vehicle to Syria

    Russia has deployed its newest chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) reconnaissance vehicle to Syria to operate with military police units patrolling the Idlib de-escalation zone. An RKhM-6 vehicle was seen in footage shown by the Russia 24 television network on 7 November that was