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WarLoc: A GPS Alternative On Your Boot

The “warfighter localization sensor” from Robotic Research pinpoints your location, and you comrades’, without relying on satellite uplinks or static beacons. The secret’s in the network. …read more Read more here:: Breaking Defense (Land)

Brazilian Army releases its new strategic plan

The Brazilian Army has recently released its strategic plan paper covering the period from 2020 to 2023. The document directs the force’s investment effort over the next four years, continuing the army’s transformation process....

RMN’s first Littoral Mission Ship arrives in Malaysia

The Royal Malaysian Navy’s (RMN’s) first warship made in China has arrived in Malaysia. KD Keris (with pennant number 111), the service’s first of four Littoral Mission Ships (LMSs), was officially welcomed at the...

Failing Fast: Army Reboots Bradley Replacement, OMFV

With only one company qualifying, is the Army’s decision to cancel the competition and start over a major defeat or a necessary and timely course correction? …read more Read more here:: Breaking Defense (Land)

Airborne? More like AirBORING, amirite?

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Yaaaaaaaawwwwwwn. Like, oh so you’re Airborne? No. One. Caaaaaares. I was Airborne once. And holy cheese wiz did we sit around a lot and throw up in our shirt sleeves...

IronVision trialled on Challenger 2 Streetfighter II

The IronVision situational awareness system has been trialled on a modified Challenger 2 Streetfighter II for the first time, according to Elbit Systems. The trials were conducted in early December 2019 and began with...

New Russian amphibious ship prepares for acceptance trials

Shipbuilders and state acceptance trials for Russia’s latest amphibious ship are to be combined to speed the vessel’s entry into navy service. The Project 11711 large landing ship Pyotr Morgunov completed the first phases...

Egypt inaugurates major Red Sea base complex

Egypt formally inaugurated a strategically significant new base complex on 15 January in an event attended by high-ranking dignitaries from allied Arab states. Berenice (Barnis) Military Base is located on the Red Sea coast...

Ajax deliveries to British Army delayed

Key Points GDLS-UK has missed the target to deliver the first squadron set of Ajax vehicles by the end of 2019 This will delay training on the new vehicle by the Household Cavalry Regiment...

Russia to trial Drozd-2 active protection system on T-72BK

The Russian Ministry of Defence has contracted the KBP Instrument Design Bureau (Shipunov) to integrate the TKB-0252 Drozd-2 hard kill active protection system (APS) onto a T-72BK for trials, according to a contract (number...

France orders eight diving tenders

France’s Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) has ordered eight new diving tenders from Merré Shipyard for operation by the French Navy, the French Ministry of the Armed forces announced on 15 January. Under the...

Russia to trial Drozd-2 active protection system on T-72BK

The Russian Ministry of Defence has contracted the KBP Instrument Design Bureau (Shipunov) to integrate the TKB-0252 Drozd-2 hard kill active protection system (APS) onto a T-72BK for trials, according to a contract (number...

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