• IDF restructures to increase focus on Iran and multi-branch projects

    The Israel Defense Forces’ (IDF’s) General Staff will undergo significant structural changes this year as part of the new ‘Momentum’ multi-year programme, the IDF Spokesperson Unit announced on 18 February. In a response to “the evolving threat from the Iranian

  • nEUROn UCAV informing FCAS/SCAF development

    France is using the pan-European nEUROn unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) technology demonstrator to progress the Future Combat Air System (FCAS)/Système de Combat Aérien Futur (SCAF) programme that it is developing with Germany and Spain. The French Directorate General of Armaments

  • New Iranian missile reported to be loitering SAM

    The previously undocumented type of missile found on two dhows carrying Iranian weapons to the Houthi rebels in Yemen are surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) that loiter in an area searching for a target, according to a US military official cited by the New York Times on 19 February. Examples of the

  • OMFV cancellation not impacting new manned, unmanned networking technology development

    The US Army’s cancellation of a prototyping competition for its Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) has not impacted a related Persistent Systems-led networking and communications programme to link manned vehicles and unmanned combat platforms, the company said. Persistent Systems said

  • US Army increasing troop presence in Indo-Pacific region

    The US Army is exploring ways to gain a better foothold in the Indo-Pacific region and looking at new and longer soldier deployments there as one avenue for achieving this goal. On 19 February, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and Chief of Staff General James McConville hosted a media roundtable to

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