• Aselsan rolls out Alkar 81 mm mortar

    Turkish company Aselsan has completed development of its latest Alkar 81 mm mortar weapon system (MWS) using internal research and development funding. The company said production can begin as soon as orders are placed. The Alkar 81 mm MWS leverages on experience gained from the development of the

  • Portugal presents weapons purchased from FN Herstal

    The Portuguese Army has formally unveiled small arms that it purchased from FN Herstal through the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) for EUR42.8 million (USD47.3 million). The army officially presented and demonstrated the first SCAR-L STD and SCAR-H STD assault rifles, the SCAR-H PR

  • South Korea to develop laser-based anti-aircraft weapon

    South Korea will invest KRW88 billion (USD74 million) to develop a laser-based anti-aircraft weapon system, according to a 17 September statement by the country’s Defence Acquisition Programme Administration (DAPA). The system, referred to as Block-I, is expected to be capable of detecting

  • DSEI 2019: CTA International shines light on new munition for 40 CTAS

    Speaking to Jane’s at the 2019 Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition (DSEI 2019), CTA International managing director Sylvain Richy showed off its General Purpose Round – Kinetic Energy – Tracer (GPR-KE-T) ammunition for its 40 mm Cased Telescoped Armament System

  • US Army issues RfI for Long Range Precision Munition System for rotary and unmanned platforms

    The US Army’s Program Executive Office (PEO) Missiles and Space (M&S), Joint Attack Munition Systems (JAMS) Project Office (PO) on 10 September issued a request for information (RfI) “on Long Range Precision Munition [air-to-surface] weapons systems ready for qualification,

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  • Raytheon discloses Peregrine AAM development

    Raytheon has disclosed details of the development of a new, compact supersonic medium-range air-to-air missile (AAM) that, it says, is faster and more manoeuvrable than legacy medium-range AAMs. Primarily an internally-funded initiative, Peregrine is being developed as a day/night all-weather
  • FGM-148 Javelin fired from Titan UGV

    The Lockheed Martin/Raytheon Javelin Joint Venture has demonstrated a FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) live-fire engagement capability from a Kongsberg M153 Protector Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station II (CROWS II) mounted on a Titan tracked unmanned ground vehicle (UGV).
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