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....

Unmanned Convoy trialled by British and American armies

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A world-first in the US has seen British soldiers controlling 4x4s with Xbox-style controllers and a UK driverless truck leading American trucks in an unmanned convoy. Continuing the MOD’s investment in cutting-edge technology, the UK has been working with the US military on autonomous resupply,...

WEW to deliver Camel II Unit Water Pods to US Army

WEW Container Systems, a THIELMANN company, has received a contract to deliver additional Camel low-profile water tank modules for the US Army. WEW will deliver 167 tanks to prime contractor Choctaw Defense for integration into the Camel II Unit Water Pod System. This system includes...

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

NASAMS-Kongsberg
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...

Meggitt Training Systems to debut FATS® 300 at I/ITSEC 2017

Meggitt Training Systems, the leading provider of integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training products and services for armed forces and law enforcement, will introduce its new immersive, multi-screen FATS® 300 system at I/ITSEC 2017. The debut follows the introduction of the FATS 100P portable...

Rheinmetall to supply Berlin Police with RMMV Survivor R

Rheinmetall-Survivor
The Berlin Police have ordered a specially protected Survivor R vehicle from Rheinmetall. Tailored to meet the requirements of the Operations Directorate, this versatile vehicle is earmarked for delivery in July 2018. The order is worth a six-figure euro amount. After Saxony, Berlin is...

Over The Ocean

S-100
While they are primarily used by air forces, with armies, following closely behind, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are becoming an asset that naval forces are increasingly interested in operating, although the introduction of them comes with a number of challenges. The ultimate aim for naval...

Of Sparrows and Sidewinders

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The global Air-to-Air Missile (AAM) market is a fiercely competitive one, in which long-established players battle to provide the armament for a diminishing number of different fighters in service with air forces and navies worldwide. While the People’s Republic of China is very active...

Cloak Of Invisibility

Northrop Grumman’s LAIRCM
Protecting aircraft from Radio Frequency (RF) and infrared threats remains paramount for air forces around the world, as illustrated by the high levels of activity in this regard which has occurred in this domain over the previous year.   Traditionally, several nations in the Asia-Pacific...

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Patria delivers a new version of AMVXP vehicle to Slovakia

The Slovak and Finnish Ministries of Defence have agreed on a joint 8x8 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) development programme, and Patria has been selected...

The Outside of the Envelope

The continued proliferation of both military and commercial RF (Radio Frequency) equipment, means that airborne EW will continue to remain as important, if not...

SEA to showcase Decksim Technology to International Navies

Cohort company SEA has been invited to outline the latest developments in portable training options for Flight Deck Officers (FDOs) at a meeting of...

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