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Turkey modernises ACV-15 armoured combat vehicles

Turkey’s Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) announced on its website on 2 January that it had signed a TRY900 million (USD151.3 million) contract with Aselsan to upgrade Turkish Land Forces Command (TLFC) ACV-15 armoured...

Carbon Nanotubes & Quantum Dots: Army Thinks VERY Small

Some 80 percent of Army science funding supports the service’s Big Six modernization drive — but the 20 percent left for long-term basic research could transform military and civilian electronics. …read more Read more...

The Mistaken Memo That Turned The Pentagon On Its Side

While withdrawal from Iraq isn’t happening today, the existence of the draft memo — clearly states that the US military is making plans to move troops within Iraq in preparation for leaving the country...

Rheinmetall, Thales team on helicopter rockets for Germany

Rheinmetall and Thales have agreed to work together on the future development, qualification, and production of 70 mm rocket systems for German helicopters and “potentially other new platforms”, according to a joint announcement. The...

CV90 tested with Spike LR

A CV90 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) has test fired a Spike long-range (LR) anti-tank missile for the first time, BAE Systems announced in a press release on 7 January. The company added that this...

Serbia unveils upgraded M-80 IFV

The Serbian Ministry of Defence (MoD) published photos of the prototype of the upgraded M80AB1 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) at a demonstration at the Nikinci testing centre on 30 December, nearly two years after...

Serbia unveils upgraded M-80 IFV

The Serbian Ministry of Defence (MoD) published photos of the prototype of the upgraded M80AB1 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) at a demonstration at the Nikinci testing centre on 30 December, nearly two years after...

South Korea redeploys Patriot unit to central Seoul

South Korea has redeployed a Patriot missile unit from a southeastern region to central Seoul, the Yonhap News Agency reported on 7 January Operated by the Republic of Korea Air Force, the unit, which...

France awards pistol and sniper rifle contracts

The French Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced in a press release on 6 January the award of a EUR44 million (USD49 million) contract to Glock for the provision of 74,596 semi-automatic pistols. The ministry...

DroneShield’s C-UAS AI in US Army focus

DroneShield has been shortlisted through the US Army’s Expeditionary Technology Search (xTechSearch) programme to collaborate on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms. The xTechSearch programme provides funding to small companies to demonstrate...

Robotic Research unveils Pegasus Mini hybrid UAS/UGV

Robotic Research, a Maryland-based developer of autonomy and robotic technologies catering to commercial and government customers, has taken the opportunity at the CES 2020 exhibition being held in Las Vegas from 7 to 10...

ST Engineering restructures US businesses

Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) has restructured its US subsidiaries in line with the company’s efforts to optimise business operations and strengthen group branding. The company said on 6 January that the US restructure...

Moog partners Escribano on Australian projects

The Australian subsidiary of United States-based Moog Inc has partnered with Spanish defence manufacturing company Escribano Mechanical and Engineering to collaborate on defence projects for Australian and Asia-Pacific markets. Moog said in a recent...

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