• Germany plans expanded artillery capabilities

    The German Army plans to expand its indirect fire capability and is emphasising its joint fires capability, according to Lieutenant Colonel Uwe Kraft, head of artillery and joint fires branch at the Germany Army’s Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre. The only conventional tube

  • TALOS to HEO: US advances a pneumatic solution

    Key Points USSOCOM officially wrapped up its TALOS concept at SOFIC 2019 Technology arising out of USSOCOM’s TALOS effort will be transitioned into the HEO concept and other major US Department of Defense programmes After more than five years in development, the US Special Operations

  • UAE may have deployed Pantsir-S1 to Libya

    Photographs of a Russian-made Pantsir-S1 air defence system that has purportedly arrived in Libya began circulating on social media channels on 18 June. A system mounted on a MAN SX45 8×8 truck – a configuration only previously seen on the Pantsir-S1s acquired by the United Arab Emirates

  • Paris Air Show 2019: French SDT Patroller tactical UAV begins qualification flights

    The Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), the French defence procurement agency, began the final phase of industrial qualification flights of the Safran Electronics & Defense Système de Drones Tactiques (SDT) Patroller tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from the DGA's

  • IAF to curtail An-32 operations

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) is looking to limit the use of its ageing fleet of Antonov An-32 ‘Cline’ transport aircraft after one of them crashed in India’s mountainous northeastern region on 3 June, killing all 13 service personnel on board. Senior IAF officers said the force

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  • Belarus pursues armed multirotor UAS developments

    Belarusian companies have unveiled three new weaponised multicopter unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) being developed under a wider national effort to advance indigenous unmanned technologies. The Vitebsk-based KB Display, which specialises in development and production of displays and