• ST Engineering and Paramount team up on Belrex

    Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) and South Africa’s Paramount Group have signed an agreement to collaborate on marketing the Belrex family of 4x4 military vehicles to global defence markets. ST Engineering said on 19 September that the agreement applies to 10 variants of

  • Rheinmetall demonstrates Skyranger counter-UAV capabilities

    Key Points Skyranger shot down jet UAVs with its 35 mm gun firing AHEAD air burst munition The demonstration illustrated the “Patriot and Below Concept”, which also includes NASAMS Rheinmetall demonstrated its Skyranger system’s capabilities to counter unmanned aerial vehicles

  • ECA Group to supply Cobra UGVs to Thai military

    French robotics company ECA Group has been awarded a new contract to supply several units of its Cobra MK2 E unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to the Thai military. The company said in an 11 September statement that it will execute the contract for the wheeled UGVs, which are to be used to counter

  • GDELS to start work on upgrading Spanish Marines’ IFVs

    General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) is set to begin work on upgrading some of the first batch of Piranha 1 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) it supplied to the Infanteria de Marina (the Spanish Marines) in 2003-04. The 8x8 vehicles will go through a mid-life maintenance programme and

  • Ural AZ upgrades Ural-53099 MRAP vehicle

    Russia’s Ural Automotive Plant (Ural AZ) has upgraded its Ural-53099 4x4 mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicle, which the Russian government calls the Taifun-U, that is primarily intended for military units. The Ural-53099 is 9.55 m long, 2.55 m wide, and 3.35 m high. The updated

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  • Damen, Saab compete for Brazilian corvette project

    The Dutch shipbuilder Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding and Swedish major Saab have formed the Damen Saab Tamandaré consortium to compete to build four Tamandaré-class multi-purpose ships for the Brazilian Navy in a proposal that includes significant transfer of technology (ToT) and
  • DVD 2018: HIPPO ATSV gains autonomy

    Hippo Multipower displayed an autonomous variant of its amphibious HIPPO All Terrain Support Vehicle (ATSV) at Defence Vehicle Dynamics (DVD) 2018, Millbrook, Bedfordshire, UK, fitted with a robotic applique kit. Hippo Multipower has teamed with Digital Concepts Engineering (DCE) to demonstrate the
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