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Ground Mobility Vehicle Employed in Tactical Exercises

Stephen W. Miller - Combat units of the US Army’s 73rd Airborne Brigade stationed in Italy were the first to employ the new Army Ground Mobility Vehicle (A-GMV1.1) in tactical field exercises while participating in Exercise Immediate Response 19 occurring in Croatia from May...

Saab Receives Order from the US Navy for Sea Giraffe AMB

Saab has received an additional order for the Sea Giraffe AMB naval radar, designated AN/SPS-77 by the U.S. Navy, for installation on the U.S. Navy’s newest Littoral Combat Ships LCS 36 and LCS 38. The order, placed by General Dynamics, is further testament to Saab’s...

UK MOD Identifies APS Requirements

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Andrew White in London - The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) now knows its requirements regarding Active Protection Systems (APS) for tactical ground vehicles. Addressing delegates at the Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability conference in London on 13 November, Colonel Nick Cowey, assistant head of Ground Manoeuvre...

Nautel, with General Dynamics, to upgrade Halifax-Class Frigate Sonars

Hackett’s Cove, NS and Cornwall, ON – Nautel, together with General Dynamics, will upgrade and maintain underwater sensors on the Halifax-class frigates for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) as part of the Underwater Warfare Suite Upgrade (UWSU) contract awarded to General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada. As...

Stryker Dragoon Operational in Germany

General Dynamics Land Systems developed the Stryker 8x8 wheeled combat vehicle outfitted with a Orbital-ATK 30mm Bushmaster auto-cannon in the Kongsberg MCRWS unmanned weapon station in an accelerated program. Despite only being initiated in 2013 the vehicles were ready for US Army test in 2014...

Fighting Fascism

Boeing EA-18G
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) came to prominence with its declaration of a worldwide caliphate in June 2014. Soon after, it occupied significant tracts of land in Iraq and Syria while performing acts of political violence beyond the Middle East. By the...

The Great Escape

The USAF’s HH-60G Pave Hawk CSAR helicopter
Although still considered a niche capability, Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) is being employed by a growing number of armed forces worldwide, who recognise the importance that such an asset can play in getting their personnel out of danger when things go wrong. CSAR traces...

Will The Bomber Always Get Through?

B-83 training round
“Ain’t a hope in hell, nothin’ gonna bring us down,” wrote Lemmy, the late lead vocalist of veteran heavy rock band Motorhead, for their December 1979 single Bomber. Lemmy’s confidence in aircraft invulnerability can only be realised through design and technology. In October 2015, Northrop...

Dangers of the Deep

Double Eagle Mk.II/III ROV family
Easy to deploy and cheap to acquire, maritime mines and underwater explosives pose a real threat to navies and commercial shipping by reducing freedom of movement in shallow waters and strategic choke points. The capability to detect, locate, classify and neutralise these weapons remains...

Decision Time

Boeing’s new AH-64E Guardian
The decision to discard the Airbus Helicopters/Eurocopter EC-665 Tiger-ARH (Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter) gunship announced in the Australian government’s Defence White Paper this February has left questions about the future of rotary attack in the country’s arsenal. The EC-665ARH attack helicopter programme can be seen as...

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