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Army Chief Milley Turns To Industry For Network Overhaul

ARLINGTON: Want to sell information technology to the US Army? Then you need to write this down: Paul.A.Ostrowski.mil@mail.mil. That’s the email of the general seeking industry’s input as the service reviews and overhauls its...

Hawkeye howitzer system – future of field artillery

The Hawkeye 105mm Mobile Weapon System (MWS) is the lightest weight developed by AM General, most highly maneuverable self-propelled howitzer in the world today. A U.S. Army standard M20 105mm cannon mounted on an...

Slovakia becomes 1st customer to deploy Carl-Gustaf M4 System

The Slovak Armed Forces are currently equipped with several units of the Carl-Gustaf M3 multi-role weapon. In order to further strengthen their defence capability, Slovakia’s defence ministry decided to acquire the new Carl-Gustaf M4...

Belgian FN Herstal FN – CAL Rifle in Gaza

At far right, the image above appears to show a Belgian FN CAL (Carabine Automatique Légère; Light Automatic Carbine) rifle in the hands of fighters from the National Resistance Brigades, the paramilitary arm of...

MSPO 2016: A Year Before the Silver Jubilee

ABOVE: Modular turret weapon station from Dillon, the MMC-R.(Multi-Mission Compatible Rapid) The 24th MSPO (International Defense Industry Fair) in Kielce, Poland was as large as the hopes of many manufacturers to feast upon Poland’s...

DoD seeks further MD 530F helos for allies

The US Department of Defense (DoD) is looking to acquire up to 120 additional MD Helicopters Inc (MDHI) MD 530F Cayuse Warrior light attack and reconnaissance rotorcraft for allied operators, it was disclosed on...

SSM opens tender for construction of Altay tank

On 19 July, the Undersecretariat for Defence (SSM) in Turkey opened the tender for the construction of the Altay main battle tank. Local media reports that the three companies expected to compete are BMC,...

Infocom develops new armed UGV

Kiev-based Infocom has revealed to Jane’s details of Laska, its new unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). Developed through a company-funded project, the system is designed to support tactical level operations on the battlefield. Sergey Rumyantsev,...

Logos tests ultra-lightweight WAMI pod on Group 3 UAV

Logos Technologies has flown a podded version of its Redkite wide area motion imagery (WAMI) sensor aboard a US Navy RQ-23 TigerShark unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The demonstration represents the first-time the Redkite pod...

Poland seeks 120 mm APFSDS tank ammunition

The Polish Armament Inspectorate has announced a technical dialogue (request for information) for 120 mm x 570 armour-piercing fin-stabilised discarding sabot (APFSDS) tank ammunition. Poland seeks to acquire combat rounds as well as cut-away,...

Leonardo to develop vehicle-mounted C-UAS for US Army

The US Army has awarded Leonardo DRS a USD16 million contract to develop a vehicle-mounted counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) capability as an urgent operational need. Under the terms of the contract, Leonardo’s DRS Land...