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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)...

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...

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...

The Double WAMI

US-based ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) specialists Logos Technologies expects its new Kestrel Block-2 Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI) ISR sensor to be ready for delivery within eight months of a customer contract, the company has revealed. The Kestrel WAMI is an optronics system mounted...

Silent Archer deliveries by late 2017

The US Army will take delivery of SRC’s Silent Archer Counter-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (CUAV) system later this year. Earlier in February, the force awarded the film a contract worth $56 million for the Silver Archer product that detects, tracks, classifies and identifies a UAV threat...

Evolving Electronic Warfare to Counter New Threats

The second edition of Electronic Warfare took place 17th-18th January 2017 in Warsaw, Poland, chaired by Air Marshal Greg Bagwell CB CBE, Former Deputy Commander, Royal Air Force. Over 150 attendees came together to collaborate, debate and share strategies to widen the role of...

Replacing the Ex-Pistols

On 18th January the US Army announced that Sig Sauer had been selected to provide its XM17 Modular Handgun System (MHS). The selection followed two years of tests for a replacement for the force’s current Beretta M9 pistol which has been in service for over...

LRPF Force Multiplier

Getting greater firepower in the same package is one of the objectives of Raytheon’s Long Range Precision Firepower (LRPF) missile development, for which a risk mitigation contract worth $5.7 million was awarded to the company by the US Army this August. Intended to replace the...

Moving Targets

On 28 October, US defence secretary Ashton Carter announced that the US Army’s Lockheed-Martin MGM-140 ATACMS (Army Tactical Missile System) will get upgraded to hit moving land and sea targets. The MGM-140 was designed to deliver a payload of submunitions to a specific location...

Tilting with Valour

Bell Helicopter is on course to perform the first flight of its V-280 Valour tilt-rotor by September 2017, the company tells Armada. Bell Helicopters under contract from the US Department of Defence to provide one of the Joint Multi-role Technical Demonstrator platforms that could lead to...

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Dr. Thomas Withington - The Dutch Army will receive new ground-based air surveillance radars in 2021, allowing the force to reture several legacy systems....

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