Rohde & Schwarz presents the world’s first broadband amplifiers

The R&S BBA130 broadband amplifiers from Rohde & Schwarz are the world's first amplifiers in the 80 MHz to 6 GHz range that allow users to optimize the transmission characteristics to the requirements of a specific application. The operating class for the transistors can...

Invisible Strykers

The US Army’ 2nd Cavalry Unit stationed in Vilsek, southeast Germany is evaluating the Saab Barracuda Mobile Camouflage System (MCS) on its General Dynamics Stryker family eight-wheel drive armoured fighting vehicles. The 60-day training and evaluation, conducted alongside other NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation)...

Let There Be Light

As a concept, Lidar has been around for decades. However, recent years have seen a sharp uptake in interest in the technology, as sensors have become smaller and more sophisticated and an increasing range of uses for Lidar products has been identified. Lidar stands for...

Under the Gun

Troy's M10A1 rifle
On 25 October 2016, representatives from across the small arms industry met with military programme managers at the US Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Centre (ARDEC) to consider future technologies to counter emerging threats. The ‘Overmatch the Spectrum of Threat’ event was to discuss...

AMVs Arrived in UAE

The first batch of Patria AMV (Armoured Modular Vehicle) eight-wheel drive platforms have begun to arrive in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as of March following the country’s order for 40 vehicles placed in January 2016. Production of these AMVs was performed in Poland...

Lockheed Completes Laser for US Army

Lockheed Martin has completed the design, development and demonstration of a 60 kilowatt (kW) beam combined laser for its US Army Space and Missile Defence Command (SMDC) customer. In testing earlier this March, Lockheed Martin produced a single beam of 58 kW power, making...

Patria goes Swimming

AMV28A
Patria, the Finnish wheeled combat vehicle developer, announced earlier in March that has developed a new eight wheel drive armoured vehicle designed for amphibious operations. Based on the successful AMV (Armoured Modular Vehicle) which is fielded with seven armies, the new model can now...

Lethal Jack in the Box

NEMO Cont on Gd
Patria has further proved its reputation for innovation in its latest version of the NEMO 120mm turreted mortar, dubbed the Container Mortar., unveiled at the 2017 International Defence Exhibition held in Abu Dhabi in February. This integrates the NEMO weapon, fire control, power generation and...

Enhancing The MK.1 Eyeball

Dismounted troops face a complex array of tasks that frequently involve making quick, critical decisions under harsh, dangerous conditions. Whether conducting sustained combat, raids, reconnaissance, surveillance or hostage rescue soldiers need all the help they can get to understand their situation. While today's market...

Enhanced Firepower in the Sights of US Army IBCTs

The US Army hopes to commence production of its new Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) vehicle by 2020. The MPF is envisaged by the force to provide protection and support to the US Army’s Infantry Brigade Combat Teams (IBCTs). Although not officially revealed, the MPF...

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