• UK MoD launches autonomous UUV competition

    The UK government’s Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) mechanism has launched a new multi-year themed competition, seeking proposals to develop an autonomous version of an existing large underwater vehicle. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) aims to address the Royal Navy’s need to

  • India launches third Project 15B destroyer

    Key Points India has launched its third Project 15B guided-missile destroyer The warship will improve the Indian Navy’s ability to conduct task-group-based operations once it is in service India’s Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) has launched the country’s third Project

  • Uruguayan Naval Aviation develops and builds Beechcraft T-34C-1 simulator

    After months of development and modifications, the Uruguayan Naval Aviation unit publicly unveiled its own Beechcraft T-34C-1 Turbo Mentor simulator recently. The system was built using an old T-34A airframe, modified to perfectly simulate the cockpit of a T-34C-1. The software can reproduce all

  • US Army eyes milestone FY 2020 decision for network modernisation

    New pieces of communications have accompanied the US Army’s 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) on its deployment to Afghanistan, and soldiers’ operational feedback is expected to help guide network modernisation plans and the road ahead for the Integrated Tactical Network

  • US Army prepares to train, deploy with Microsoft HoloLens AR systems

    The US Army has identified a range of uses for its new Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality (AR) systems in operational use and training, as the service leans towards computer-generated environments. Unlike virtual reality (VR), AR overlays digital or virtual creations onto the ‘real

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  • UK safety watchdog highlights Watchkeeper UAV shortfalls

    Key Points The British Army is still having issues operating its Watchkeepers, despite the UAVs having received their ‘release to service’ certification Three Watchkeeper UAVs have crashed in recent years while on UK-based training sorties UK safety investigators have identified
  • China advances Marine Lizard amphibious USV development

    Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group, a Wuhan-based subsidiary of the state-owned China Shipbuilding Industry Company (CSIC), has delivered the first pre-production hull for the Marine Lizard amphibious combat unmanned surface vessel (USV) following successful factory acceptance tests at its
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