• 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).

  • US Army seeking APS technology for Bradley vehicles

    Once again the US army is looking for new active protection systems (APSs) to equip on its family of M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles. Whether this is a positive or negative for IMI Systems’ Iron Fist remains unclear. On 11 December, the service issued a draft request for proposal in the
  • Slovakia signs for F-16V fighters

    The Slovak government has signed a EUR1.6 billion (USD1.8 billion) procurement contract with the US Department of Defense (DoD) for 14 Lockheed Martin F-16V Block 70/72 Fighting Falcon multirole combat aircraft. “The Slovak Republic officially signed documents on the basis of which it will
  • Rwanda displays previously unseen self-propelled artillery

    A Chinese-made wheeled self-propelled artillery system was seen in service with the Rwandan Defence Force (RDF) for the first time in photographs released by President Paul Kagame on 11 December. The Rwandan president was viewing the final day of the annual combined arms exercise held at the Gabiro
  • RAF flies Meteor BVRAAM on Typhoon for first time

    The MBDA Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) is now operational aboard UK Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 10 December. According to the MoD, for the first time Meteor-armed Typhoons were scrambled from RAF
  • Philippines Navy demos new Spike ER capability

    The Philippines Navy conducted an open demonstration of its first surface-to-surface missile capability on 21 November, firing two Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Spike ER (extended range) effectors from a Multipurpose Assault Craft (MPAC) Mk III platform.  The Navy’s three current MPAC
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