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  • US Army seeks emerging technologies for urban combat

    The US Army is preparing to test out a host of new technologies in experiments throughout the country with an eye towards preparing for conflicts in dense urban terrain. In a recent notice posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website, the service asked industry and academia to send in

  • Aselsan signs for serial production of OMTAS IR seeker

    Turkish missile manufacturer Roketsan signed a contract on 10 January with local defence electronics house Aselsan for the serial production of an imaging infrared (IR) seeker to equip the new OMTAS 160 mm-calibre man-portable/vehicle-mounted medium-range anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) weapon

  • USMC developing next-generation hand-held targeting system

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) is seeking to develop a new hand-held targeting system that will replace the current legacy systems and enable marines to quickly acquire targets, perform guidance against targets, and generate target location data during combat operations. The corps awarded four Other

  • USMC upgrades AN/PRC-117G radios with MUOS

    Harris has been awarded a USD75 million US Marine Corps (USMC) contract to upgrade the Falcon III AN/PRC-117G manpack radio fleet with the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform. The contract, announced on 14 January, follows a similar buy in late 2017 to upgrade about 1,000 USMC Harris

  • US Navy to convert AGM-154C-1 JSOWs to AGM-154C configuration

    The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Precision Strike Weapons Program Office (PMA-201) announced on 2 January that it intends to award a firm-fixed price (FFP) sole-source contract to Raytheon Missile Systems to convert 242 AGM-154C-1 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) all-up rounds (AURs) to the

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  • Raytheon to upgrade USMC Hornets with new AESA radar

    Raytheon has been selected by the US Marine Corps (USMC) to replace the radars of its Boeing F/A-18 legacy Hornets with a new active electronically scanned array (AESA) system. The company announced on 15 January that it will fit its AN/APG-79(V)4 AESA radar to equip the USMC’s F/A-18C/D
  • 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