• Five companies competing for contract to up-gun US Army Strykers

    The US Army is moving out with plans to field its first brigade of up-gunned Strykers in 2022, and has selected five companies to participate in a design integration study. On 22 May, the service announced it was kicking off its two-phased plan by awarding a handful of companies – General

  • KMW’s Remote Controlled Howitzer 155 moves ahead

    Germany’s Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) is continuing to invest in developing its private venture remote-controlled Artillery Gun Module (AGM) that, when integrated onto the rear of the Boxer 8×8 Multi-Role Armoured Vehicle (MRAV), is now being referred to as the Remote Controlled Howitzer

  • Turkey to develop air defence laser system

    Turkish companies Aselsan, Roketsan, Ermeksan, and Saver, along with the Informatics and Information Security Research Center (Bilgem) within the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (Tubitak) and Gebze Technical University, have joined forces to turn their laser weapon studies

  • Hungary to receive Edjer Yalçin and NMS vehicles under Zrínyi 2026 programme

    The Edjer Yalçin and NMS (Yörük) protected mobility vehicles were displayed among Leopard 2A7 main battle tanks and other equipment due to enter service with Hungary at the Hungarian National Defence Day events held at Budaörs Airport on 18 May. The vehicles were displayed in

  • Tokyo resumes plans to replace JGSDF’s Type 96 armoured vehicles

    The Japan Ministry of Defense’s (MoD’s) Acquisition, Technology, & Logistics Agency (ATLA) has resumed plans to acquire a new wheeled armoured vehicle to replace the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s (JGSDF’s) ageing fleet of Komatsu Type 96 8×8 armoured personnel

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  • Red seas: China’s advancing amphibious force capabilities

    China is equipping its marines with some of the most advanced amphibious platforms in the world. Samuel Cranny-Evans examines these systems, the force that uses them, and how the PLANMC compares to Western competitors
  • Follow the leader: US Army unmanned ground vehicle programmes

    In the 2001 National Defense Authorization Act, Congress set an objective of increasing the number of remote-controlled and unmanned systems in service with the US Army. The goal was that by 2015 a third of operational ground combat vehicles would be unmanned. However, this goal was not met. Scott Alexander reports
  • Rocket man: SOF teams demo wearable flight systems

    SOF personnel may soon be able to turn 'jetpacks' from science fiction into reality, as wearable jet propulsion technologies appear to be advancing. A variety of jetpacks are being considered by SOF components around the world, including USSOCOM and French COS. Andrew White reports
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  • RAF F-35Bs decamp to Cyprus for first overseas deployment

    Key Points Six RAF F-35Bs have flown to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus The training mission is the type’s first overseas deployment in UK service British Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning combat aircraft flew to the Royal Air Force (RAF) base on Cyprus on 21 May for the type’s first overseas
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