• German SMArt 155 munition programme to start again

    Due to an additional demand for Sensor-fuzed Munition for Artillery 155 mm (Suchzunder Munition fur die Artillerie im Kaliber 155 mm: SMArt 155) artillery projectiles, the German Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded Gesellschaft für Intelligente Wirksysteme mbH (GIWS) an initial Step 1

  • AUSA 2018: General Dynamics' Lightweight Medium Machine Gun undergoes substantial modifications

    General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems’ (OTS’s) Lightweight Medium Machine Gun (LWMMG) has undergone a substantial number of modifications to its internal and external components. The weapon is intended to fill the capability gap between the 7.62×51 chambered light and

  • AUSA 2018: Raytheon advances its DeepStrike missile development

    Raytheon has integrated its latest DeepStrike missile container with the US Army’s M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) and M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS). The long-range DeepStrike missile was designed and developed to meet the US Army’s Precision Strike

  • Decision on the German Army’s next assault rifle is postponed to 2019

    A German Army lieutenant colonel has revealed to Jane’s that a decision on the German Army’s next assault rifle has been postponed but disclosed that a final decision should be made during the first half of 2019. According to the officer, who wished to remain anonymous, the deferment of

  • IDF reports another Iron Dome misfire

    A false alarm caused an Iron Dome air-defence system to unnecessarily launch an interceptor, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reported on 11 October. The launch happened as sirens sounded in areas of southern Israel close to the Gaza Strip to warn residents of incoming projectiles. The IDF did not

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  • Building NATO’s new eastern front: The eFP in Europe

    In 2016 NATO leaders agreed to despatch multinational battlegroups to the Baltic states and Poland under the enhanced Forward Presence initiative. Since then NATO deployments to Eastern Europe have accelerated. Tim Ripley charts the progress of efforts to build up allied defences in the region
  • Silencing the airwaves: Chinese SEAD capabilities

    China’s territorial ambitions around its coast have long been among the driving forces of its military modernisation. Tiago Falcao Machado reports on how, to support the expanding missions of its air forces, the PLA is developing an increasingly effective SEAD capability
  • Analysis: ‘Vostok 2018’ – a window on Russia's strategic ambitions

    Russia's 'Vostok 2018' exercises, which took place this month across a vast expanse of Russian territory, were certainly designed to wow the West, but what can be gleaned from the manoeuvres regarding Moscow's military capabilities and strategic intent? Miko Vranic and Samuel Cranny-Evans report
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  • Rosgvardiya tests new Kalashnikov firearms

    The Rosgvardiya, Russia’s national guard, is testing new small arms designed by Rostec’s Kalashnikov Group, a military source has told Jane’s . “The Rosgvardiya has started the operational evaluation and testing of the newest Kalashnikov AK-200 series of assault rifles,
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