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MIV BOXER manufacture drives UK jobs and prosperity

Leading British companies in the defence sector BAE Systems, Pearson Engineering and Thales UK have signed agreements with the ARTEC consortium as partners for the production of BOXER. Should the armoured wheeled vehicle be selected as the British Army’s next generation Mechanised Infantry Vehicle...

Up Close and Personal

BAE Systems’ Mk.38 Mod.3
Close-In Weapons Systems are effectively the ‘last line of defence’ for naval vessels. CIWS have evolved in recent years as the immediate threats to ships have grown more complex, with new avenues of development in the area for companies and navies alike. These weapons...

Digital Gunfire

M-777A2
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...

Rheinmetall transfers driver training trucks to Bundeswehr

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At the beginning of November Rheinmetall transferred the first of 35 TGX 26.360 6X2-2 LL driver training trucks to BwFuhrparkService GmbH (BwFPS) in Oldenburg. Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH (RMMV) booked the vehicle order back in 2016. The contract is worth around €3.2 million...

Wheels of Fortune

Patria’s AMV
There is growing recognition that protecting soldiers while providing tactical mobility under fire is critical to battlefield success not only in conventional conflicts but also in counterinsurgency, security operations, peace enforcement and peace keeping. This recognition has generated a renewed emphasis on Armoured Combat...

Back to the Future

Vehicle-based applications for laser weapons
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...

Rheinmetall to supply Berlin Police with RMMV Survivor R

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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...

Tanked Up

Type -99
Main Battle Tanks (MBT) continue to offer the most effective means for providing mobile protected firepower against a range of targets in both offensive and defensive actions, and new technologies continue to be applied to the MBT to enhance its combat effectiveness. To this...

Smart Logistics

Iveco’s LMV
Military tactical vehicles have for the most part remained similar to their commercial cousins since their introduction during the First World War. In most armies they were often exactly like the commercial versions though painted in green or sand colours with some military ‘options’. This...

Time to Accessorize

Invisio’s V60 product
Often neglected in the world of tactical radios, but as vital as the transceivers themselves, are the accessories which enable the radios to be used in the most efficient way possible. These can include everything from amplifiers to antennae. As well as representing an excellent...

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RAF Typhoons Carry Brimstone Over Syria

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