• Satellite-controlled Anka-S UAV fires guided munitions

    Turkey has successfully test fired Smart Micro Munition (MAM-L) from an Anka-S unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) controlled by satellite, the Directorate for Turkish Defence Industries (SSB) announced on 17 August. MAM-L munition, produced by Roketsan, has a range of 8–14 km. Six Anka-S UAVs

  • Uruguayan Navy receives Skymasters from Chile

    The small Uruguayan Naval Aviation (ANU) service has received three Cessna O-2A Skymaster light utility/observation aircraft donated by the Chilean Naval Aviation service. The aircraft left the Chilean base at Viña del Mar on 13 August and, with stops at Concón, Carriel Sur, Neuquén

  • Australian Army acquires DJI Phantom 4 UAVs

    The Australian Army (AA) has acquired the DJI Phantom 4 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) as the service seeks to broaden its reconnaissance and situational awareness capabilities. The Department of Defence (DoD) in Canberra announced in a statement that Sydney-based personnel of the 17th Combat

  • Brazil postpones decisions again for its new corvettes

    The Brazilian Navy has postponed by about two months the short list and best and final offer (BAFO) decisions for its ambitious Tamandaré-class corvette project, the second leading priority within the force. The newly established schedule calls for the short list and BAFO announcements to

  • Edgybees develops augmented reality, 3D mapping solution for militaries

    Key Points Edgybees is offering its augmented reality and 3D mapping solution to militaries The solution can help armed forces quickly highlight critical infrastructure A Silicon Valley-based company is offering its augmented reality and 3D mapping solution to militaries to help them add context

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  • Qatar on track to receive Apaches from 2019

    Qatar is on track to receive its recently ordered Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters from 2019 through to mid-2020. The Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) project officer said on 13 August that the first batch of 24 helicopters ordered in 2016 will be received before the end of next year.
  • Central African military receives new equipment

    The Central African Armed Forces (FACA) has received over 120 assorted vehicles donated by the United States and China. President Faustin-Archange Touadéra received more than 70 vehicles with a value of over USD15 million from the Chinese company Poly Technologies on 8 August. The vehicles
  • Hyundai lays keel for New Zealand’s naval fleet tanker

    Key Points Hyundai has laid down a 173 m fleet tanker on order for the Royal New Zealand Navy Country is on track to receive the vessel, which will support global deployments of the New Zealand Defence Force, by 2020 South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has laid down the fleet
  • Roboteam expands UGV portfolio

    Roboteam took the opportunity at the Global EOD Symposium & Exhibition in Maryland to showcase its latest unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) range, which includes the new Light Interoperable Ground Robot (LIGR) and improved Reconnaissance and Surveillance Teamed Robot (RSTR). The LIGR builds on the