SHORAD Capabilities Demonstrated to US Army

Re-establishing tactical SHORAD (Short Range Air Defence) capability has gained increased attention by the US Army given the increased unmanned aerial vehicles and sophisticated air threats.   It is looking to industry to demonstrate near term solutions setting up a September 2017 shoot-off at White Sands...

Preparing for Retirement

The RAF will commence the drawdown of its Panavia Tornado-GR4 fighter force on 31 March, armadainternational.com has learned, when the jet’s training unit will disband.  15(R) Squadron located at RAF Lossiemouth airbase in northern Scotland, is the Tornado Operational Conversion Unit (OCU), which prepares pilots...

New Helmet Products in the Offing from 3M

N49 Ultra Light Weight Ballistic Bump Helmet
The ballistic helmet market will see new products from 3M in October, according to Cheryl Ingstad, the firm’s business manager for advanced ceramic platforms. The recently launched 3M N49 Ultra Light Weight Ballistic Bump Helmet is designed to reduce the equipment burden on users,...

CM-32 Mortar Variant Revealed

A variant of the Republic of China’s Ordnance Readiness Development Centre’s CM-32 eight-wheel drive armoured fighting vehicle, equipped with a 120mm heavy mortar has been revealed. The vehicle was showcased at the Taipei Aerospace and Defence Technology Exhibition (TADTE) 2017 held between 17th and 19th...

There’s a Spy Ranger waiting in the sky

Thales plans to deliver 70 of its new Spy Ranger Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to the French Army between 2018 and 2019, the firm has told armadainternational.com. Pascal Sécretin, responsible for UAV products at Thales, argues that this new aircraft is particularly suited to supporting...

Suited and Booted

Med-Eng’s new EOD-10 Advanced Bomb Suit (ABS) has been designed to reduce the physiological burden for the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians. At the heart of protecting EOD technicians is the ABS. Made using layered light weight, high-strength materials such as Nomex, Kevlar, foams and...

Welcome To Hell

This was how the Bofors Test Centre’s manager, Rickard Lindstrom greeted the press at a recent demonstration of its capabilities. He asked: “What are the capabilities of a modern weapon system? To find out, you have to take it to the very edge. No...

CV-90 IFVs for the Czech Army

The Czech Army is being offered a locally-produced CV-90 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) as confirmed to armadainterinational.com by a BAE Systems spokesperson. These new vehicles could replace the force’s existing Kurganmashzavod BMP-2 family tracked amphibious IFVs. Should the acquisition proceed, the Czech Army would...

Marines Return to the BAR

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) may soon revisit its Fire Team and Squad concepts of operation used extensively during the Second World War, following the publication of a Request For Information (RFI) for the delivery of up to 11000 Heckler and Koch M-27...

Terrex-2 Commences Testing

ST Kinetics delivered its first Terrex-2 on 21st February 2017 to the US Marine Corps in a ceremony at the firm’s facility outside Charleston, South Carolina. This is the first of 16 vehicles being provided under a $121.5 million contract for evaluation as candidates...

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ESSOR programme continues into the development of OC1

Oulu, Finland, November 7, 2017 – The joint venture a4ESSOR (Alliance for ESSOR) has been awarded a contract by OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en...

Elbit Systems Selected to Provide and Operate Simulators for IAF Transport...

Haifa, Israel, Dec 06, 2017 – Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it was selected by the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) to provide...

Boeing KC-46A Tanker for U.S. Air Force Completes First Flight

EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 5, 2017 – The first Boeing KC-46A tanker that will be delivered to the U.S. Air Force next year successfully completed its first...

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