• Carrying the load [CAN2015D2]

    Oshkosh Defense has brought its offering for Canada’s MSVS SMP (Medium Support Vehicle System – Standard Military Pattern) programme and is showing it to the public for the first time at CANSEC. The vehicle is based on the HEMTT (Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck) vehicle that has

  • Building for NSPS [CAN2015D2]

    On 1 September this year Irving Shipbuilding is scheduled to cut the first metal for the recapitalisation of the Royal Canadian Navy as part of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy. NSPS provides for the construction of five or six Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS), and 15 Canadian

  • Innovations in maritime defence [CAN2015D2]

    Here at CANSEC, Rheinmetall is once again displaying a broad spectrum of its defence technology systems and products, emphasising its wide-ranging expertise in the maritime domain, which visitors can see for themselves at Booth 1121. Rheinmetall’s special strengths also consist of integrating

  • TAPV back on course [CAN2015D2]

    Deliveries of the Canadian Army’s Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) are expected to be back on course for March 2016, if not earlier, according to platform manufacturer Textron Systems. Shown at CANSEC 2015 (outside display 3018), the new platform is scheduled to replace the RG-31 and

  • Bid evaluation criteria for CSC awarded [CAN2015D2]

    The Canadian Department of National Defence and Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) has awarded Commerce Decisions, a QinetiQ company, an advisory contract to facilitate the delivery of bid evaluation criteria. These criteria will be used to asses prospective warship designers and

  • Dynetics to build 100 kW laser for US Army

    The US Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command has selected a Dynetics-led team to develop an experimental 100 kW laser weapon system for its Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV). On 15 May, the company announced that it had beat out Raytheon to receive a USD130 million contract for the
  • US Air Force confirms plan to buy six light attack aircraft

    Key Points The US Air Force has settled on purchasing six light attack aircraft for further experimentation It will also perform additional international market research for turbojet and turbofan aircraft, among others The US Air Force (USAF) has settled on buying six total light attack aircraft
  • NAVAIR awards APKWS II ‘upgrade’ contract

    The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded BAE Systems Information and Electronics Systems a USD10.9 million contract to upgrade the guidance section of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II (APKWS II) 70 mm (2.75 inch) guided rocket. According to a US Department of Defense
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