Fuel Cells Offer Promise

Hydrogen fuel cell electric powered vehicles are viewed as having great promise as alternative to traditional petrol or diesel engines. That the military is giving this technology careful consideration should not be a surprise. This was evident recently at the Washington DC Auto Show where...

THeMis UGV Marches Forward

Titan THeMIS
Estonia’s MILREM has developed, with support from the Estonian armed forces, the THeMIS (Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System) Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV). This UGV is designed to be used at the small unit level to carry loads beyond the capacity of the soldiers. It...

Polaris Introduces MRZR Diesel Vehicle

Historically, militaries around the world have preferred diesel, and multi-fuel, engines in their vehicles. This has caused problems introducing commercial All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) which tend to use petrol engines into military service. However, Polaris’ government and defence division changed that last year with the...

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...

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...

Norway NASAMS Deliveries to Commence 2018

NASAMS HMMWV Firing Raytheon
Kongsberg expects to commence deliveries of NASAMS (Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile System) to the Luftforsvaret (Royal Norwegian Air Force) by 2018, the company has told armadainternational.com. The news follows an announcement on 6th February by the country’s Ministry of Defence of a $115...

Silent Archer deliveries by late 2017

The US Army will take delivery of SRC’s Silent Archer Counter-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (CUAV) system later this year. Earlier in February, the force awarded the film a contract worth $56 million for the Silver Archer product that detects, tracks, classifies and identifies a UAV threat...

Czech Army Warms to the Pandur-II

Pandur II
The Czech Army expects to receive an additional 20 General Dynamics Pandur-II eight-wheel drive armoured vehicles procured via an $82 million order this May. These new vehicles are to be outfitted as communications and command versions. The army currently has 107 Pandur-IIs acquired in 2009....

CERBERE Is Watching You

Thales plans to commence deliveries of its CERBERE land warfare simulation system to the French Army from 2019, the firm has told armadainternational.com. The news follows the announcement on 19th January that the firm had been awarded the contract to upgrade the instrumentation for the...

M3 Mystery Shopper

General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) announced on 2nd February that it plans to supply its M3 Amphibious Ferry and Bridging System to an undisclosed south-east Asian army. The M3 is self-propelled on land and has floatation pontoons and propellers for use in water....

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