Digital Gunfire

Like many areas of warfare, digitisation is changing the way fire control of artillery is performed. Guns are becoming more responsive and arguably less reliant on a complex supporting network of observers and headquarters. Computation has played a key role in the use of artillery...

Back to the Future

Although a few remaining hurdles are pushing the operational advent of laser weapons to the mid-2020s, they promise to bring cost-effectiveness and efficiency to the future capabilities equipping warships. Upon hearing the words ‘laser weapons’ one cannot help but picturing Luke Skywalker, the hero of...

Turkey Finalizes S-400 Deal

Turkey’s Minister of Defense announced on 12 November that it has completed the purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system. According to the MoD, two batteries are to be delivered from Russia in 2018 with an additional two batteries to be produced in Turkey....

More RBS-70s Stiffen Brazil’s Air Defence

With short range air defense a renewed concern by leading armies it is interesting the Exército Brasileiro (Brazilian Army) has, despite tight budgets, received additional RBS-70s.  This portable ground laser beam riding missile from Saab Defense was first fielded in small number for the 2016...

Indonesia’s NASAMS

Norway’s Kongsberg Gruppen has secured a US$77 million order from the Indonesian Ministry of Defense to provide two batteries of its NASAMS ground anti-air missile system. The contract finalized at the end of October 2017 covers launchers, AN/MPQ-64 F1 Sentinel X band 3D radars, command...

Tank cannon becomes more deadly

Orbital ATK (just acquired by Northrop Grumman) has entered production of its Advance Multi-Purpose (AMP) 120mm tank ammunition that has been in development since 2015.   AMP provides the main battle tank crew with an on-demand round with optimized capability for defeating bunkers, buildings, light...

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Negev NG-7 medium machine gun
Concerns regarding the generation of collateral damage in the contemporary operating environment continue to have significant effects on the employment of support weapons on the battlefield, particularly in relation to complex Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT). Long and tiring US-led campaigns in Iraq and...

ROE: supply package of Russian military for land forces makes 25 bln dollars

Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) notes an unfailing interest in the Russian military products for land forces and the increase in orders for the civilian and dual use equipment. “Land forces materiel and military equipment produced in Russia are very popular and have...

Velocitas Eradico

The headline translates as ‘I, who is speed, eradicate’; an apt slogan employed by the US Navy for its research into electromagnetic railguns. Electromagnetic technology is advancing in the naval domain, offering promise for offensive weapons and aircraft carrier operations. A report written by Ronald...

SpetsTechnoExport signed an agreement with WB Electronics

SFTE SpetsTechnoExport and Artem Holding Company, parts of the "Ukroboronprom", signed an agreement with the Polish company WB Electronics on further development of a bilateral consortium formed in 2016, as well as a new contract for the production of R-27-R1 guided medium-range air-to-air missiles...

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Saab receives Order for TAURUS KEPD 350 components

Saab has received an order from TAURUS Systems GmbH for deliveries of components and hardware to the TAURUS KEPD 350 stand-off missile system. The...

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