• CityShield steps up [CANSEC18D2]

    As public safety and security challenges grow in complexity, the delivery of and access to timely and accurate information is key to an effective response by public safety and emergency teams.

  • RGW 90 LRMP shows up at CANSEC [CANSEC18D2]

    Dynamit Nobel Defence (Booth 728) is showing the latest addition to its series of single-shot 90mm recoilless grenade weapon (RGW 90) systems here: the RGW 90 Long Range Multi- Purpose (LRMP) variant. RGW 90 LRMP is a lightweight (8.9kg) disposable weapon system furnished with a programmable multi-purpose warhead developed in collaboration with the German Army for its Special Forces (Kommando Spezialkräfte – KSK) requirement.

  • CANSEC opens with a bang [CANSEC18D2]

    Christyn Cianfarani, president of the Canadian Association of Defence and Securities Industries (CADSI), officially opened CANSEC 2018 amid growing industry optimism stemming from new government momentum on a variety of procurement programmes. “We are in the early stages of the opportunity of a generation,” she told a packed audience at this annual must-attend event. “It will shape the Canadian Armed Forces for years to come and our industry along with it.”

  • TAPV gets suited up [CANSEC18D2]

    The Canadian Army is displaying its Textron Systems Canada 4x4 Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) as part of the outdoor static display at CANSEC 2018. The vehicle is equipped with a customised prototype SolarSShield solar heat load reduction/multispectral signature management skin in Canadian camouflage pattern.

  • Top Aces has ASDOT contract in its sights [CANSEC18D2]

    Having been awarded the long-term Contracted Airborne Training Services (CATS) by the Canadian government, combat airborne training services provider Top Aces is now looking towards a major competition in the UK known as ASDOT (Air Support to Defence Operational Training).

  • Block 2 IRST flies on Super Hornet

    The US Navy (USN) and Boeing have flown the new Block 2 infrared search and track (IRST) long-range passive targeting pod on the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet combat aircraft. The flight, which was announced by Boeing on 15 January, took place in late 2019. The IRST is currently in its risk-reduction
  • Boeing flies Advanced Chinook Rotor Blade for first time

    Boeing has flown a Block 2-standard CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopter for the first time with the Advanced Chinook Rotor Blade (ACRB), the company announced on 16 January. The flight came some 10 months after the first Block 2 helicopter made its maiden flight with standard rotor blades. No
  • Ajax deliveries to British Army delayed

    Key Points GDLS-UK has missed the target to deliver the first squadron set of Ajax vehicles by the end of 2019 This will delay training on the new vehicle by the Household Cavalry Regiment Deliveries of production standard Ajax armoured vehicles to the British Army have been delayed, missing a
  • RMN’s first Littoral Mission Ship arrives in Malaysia

    The Royal Malaysian Navy’s (RMN’s) first warship made in China has arrived in Malaysia. KD Keris (with pennant number 111), the service’s first of four Littoral Mission Ships (LMSs), was officially welcomed at the Sepanggar naval base at Kota Kinabalu – located in the state
  • US AROC approves Spike NLOS acquisition

    The US Army Requirements Oversight Council (AROC) has approved the acquisition of an undisclosed number of Rafael Advanced Defence System Spike NLOS (non-line-of-sight) air-to-surface missiles (ASMs) to equip the service’s AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters with a stand-off ASM
  • Serbia unveils upgraded M-80 IFV

    The Serbian Ministry of Defence (MoD) published photos of the prototype of the upgraded M80AB1 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) at a demonstration at the Nikinci testing centre on 30 December, nearly two years after the Serbian Armed Forces (VS) announced plans to modernise the M-80A. The upgraded
  • Indonesia commissions shore-based 76 mm naval gun

    Key Points The Indonesian Navy has commissioned a shore-based 76 mm naval gun It is the first of several weapon types that will be featured at the newly constructed range at Paiton The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) has commissioned a shore-based 76 mm
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