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Deliveries Begin of BAE Systems CV-90 Mjölner Mortar System to Swedish Army

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“The Swedish Army will begin receiving the first of its CVC-90 Mjölner 120mm mounted mortar vehicles at the end of this week,” said Master Sgt. Joakim Kylstad, speaking beside one of the vehicles on the first day of DSEI. The Swedish Army operates 548 CV-90s,...

HMS Queen Elizabeth Deploys to US Coast for More F-35B Trails

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On Friday 30, August, the biggest warship in the United Kingdom's Royal Navy (RN), HMS Queen Elizabeth, sailed from Portsmouth to conduct her second deployment to the States. The aircraft carrier will participate in Exercise Westlant 19 where she will conduct flight deck operations with...

FlyEye and Warmate Gaining Traction With Potential Customers

“People don’t realise the extend of WB and we are educating users about the capabilities of FlyEye and Warmate,” Jim Curtin, president and CEO, WB America told Armada International during an exclusive interview on Friday 10 May. However he added that the awareness campaign was...

Staying ahead of the game

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Andrew Drwiega - How do Israeli companies within the nation’s defence sector retain their momentum in terms of developing battlefield ready equipment? Andrew Drwiega finds out in discussions with representatives from Elbit Systems, Rafael and UVision among others. The state of Israel is in a...

UAE Armed Forces take UAS, Rotorcraft and Naval Synthetic Training to New Levels of Proficiency

Andrew Drwiega, IDEX, UAE - The United Arab Emirates is proving to be a leader in the Gulf region in terms of synthetic training for its armed forces. Three programmes in particular are bringing an unsurpassed level of training to military personnel, all of...

Hazards of delivering Close Air Support over a complex battlefield

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Andrew Drwiega, Reading, UK - Several of the main speakers on the opening day of the Close Air Support Conference being held in Reading, UK, concurred that the skills of applying close air support during conflicts were often soon forgotten, sidelined or declined through...

Saab / Damen Restate Intent to Capture Walrus Replacement

EURONAVAL Paris: Saab (Kockums) and Damen Group reaffirmed their united ambition to be successful in bidding for the replacement for the Royal Netherlands Navy Walrus Class submarine. The design will be a larger derivative of the Kockums A26-class submarine currently under construction for the Swedish...

Pace Quickens for UMS Skeldar

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EURONAVAL, Paris: Following the announcement in August that the German Navy will be the first customer for UMS Skeldar’s V-200B unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), an agreement has been reached with Finnish company Scanfil to secure a volume production line. David Willems, head of business development...

US Army Looking to Reverse ‘Downward Slope’ of Readiness

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AUSA Day 1: The US Army leadership is emphasising once again the need for readiness and modernisation. The Army Future Forces Command was created with the objective of “developing and delivering future force requirements, designing future force organisations, and delivering materiel capabilities.” Dr. Mark Esper,...

Russian Helicopters invites Armada International to Russia for update briefings

Editor Andrew Drwiega has just returned from several days in Russia where he visited the Ansat/Mi-38/Mi8/17 production facility in Kazan, the largest city and capital of the Republic of Tatarstan. He also had the opportunity to visit Army18, the largest exposition of Russian military equipment...

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