• Logjam: ‘Trident Juncture’ tests logistics, communications for Arctic conditions

    Integrating NATO and partner forces for ‘Trident Juncture’ – billed as the largest exercise of those militaries since the Cold War – created logistical and communications headaches for those directing the drills. Michael Fabey reports Assembling forces for the NATO-run

  • Divine Eagle UAV spotted at China’s Malan airbase

    Key Points The Divine Eagle HALE UAV has been seen in satellite imagery of China’s Malan airbase, suggesting that the type is now operational with the PLAAF. While the UAV’s sensor fit is unknown, enough surface area and internal space exists to enable a variety of missions.

  • DSME awarded contract to build two more FFX II frigates

    South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has been awarded a KRW631.5 billion (USD558 million) contract for the construction of two more Daegu (FFX-II)-class guided-missile frigates for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN), the company announced on 14 November. The

  • Netherlands unveils new combat support ship design

    The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) on 9 November unveiled the design of its future combat support ship (CSS), which will be the service's first ship called Den Helder. The ship will carry fuel, ammunition, and other supplies and will have room on its upper deck for containers. It will have two

  • Pentagon to prioritise increasing laser weapon power in future budgets

    Key Points The Pentagon will prioritise laser scaling across several technologies in future missile defence budgets This could spur additional spending on laser weapons in other services The Pentagon will place renewed emphasis on laser scaling, or making laser weapons more powerful, across

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  • Rheinmetall puts Mission Master UGV to the test

    Rheinmetall’s Mission Master unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) was put through its paces in the European Land Robot (ELROB) trials held from 24–27 September in Lens, Belgium. The annual competition is held in different locations in Europe and is designed to demonstrate and compare the
  • US Navy ramps up development of naval unmanned systems

    The US Navy (USN) is accelerating its development of naval unmanned systems through programmatic changes and contractual tools meant to field such systems as soon as possible, according to Captain Pete Small, programme manager for Unmanned Maritime Systems. For example, the (USN) has started the
  • Rheinmetall puts Mission Master UGV to the test

    Rheinmetall’s Mission Master unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) was put through its paces in the European Land Robot (ELROB) trials held from 24–27 September in Lens, Belgium. The annual competition is held in different locations in Europe and is designed to demonstrate and compare the
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