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

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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....

Replacing the Ex-Pistols

On 18th January the US Army announced that Sig Sauer had been selected to provide its XM17 Modular Handgun System (MHS). The selection followed two years of tests for a replacement for the force’s current Beretta M9 pistol which has been in service for over...

Suited and Booted

EOD-10
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...

Armageddon Days Are Here Again!

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In the first of a four-part series, we examine the potential effects of selected nuclear weapons on selected targets around the world, courtesy of the strangely addictive Nukemap website. General Michael Hayden, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (2006 to 2009) warned in mid-January...

US Armour Returns To Europe

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January has witnessed US Army heavy armour returning to Europe for the first time since 2004 following the move of 2000 combat vehicles from the 3rd Armoured Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) of the 4th Infantry Division from Fort Carson, Colorado to Europe.   Since arriving...

Put on Your Headphones!

3M Peltor has confirmed to armadainternational.com that testing has been performed by a selection of European militaries of the firm’s new CH-5 headset. Although demurring from mentioning exactly which European armed forces have evaluated this new product, which was unveiled by the firm in...

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