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Category: Land

Malaysia increases 2015 defence budget by 10%

The Malaysian government announced on 10 October a 2015 defence budget of MYR17.76 billion (USD5.4 billion), a year-on-year increase of 10%. The allocation amounts to 6.5% of projected yearly government expenditure and around 1.5%...

AUSA 2014: Talon V breaks cover

QinetiQ North America (QNA) unveiled the fifth iteration of its workhorse Talon unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) at the Association of the US Army (AUSA) annual conference in Washington, DC, on 13 October. The Talon...

Alcoa forges ‘world’s largest’ monolithic aluminium hull

Metals manufacturer Alcoa has produced “the world’s largest single-piece forged aluminium hull” meant for a combat vehicle, the company announced on 13 October at the annual Association of the United States Army (AUSA) conference....

AUSA 2014: Talon V breaks cover

QinetiQ North America (QNA) unveiled the fifth iteration of its workhorse Talon unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) at the Association of the US Army (AUSA) annual conference in Washington, DC, on 13 October. The Talon...

Fifth S-400 regiment declared operational

A new Russian surface-to-air missile (SAM) regiment equipped with Almaz-Antey S-400 Triumf (SA-21 ‘Growler’) and KBP Instrument Design Bureau BRP Tula Pantsir-S (SA-22 ‘Greyhound’) missiles has deployed to an unspecified location in Krasnodar kray...

AUSA 2014: Electric MUTT ready for production

General Dynamics expects to have a jet propellant (JP) fuel version of its Multi-Utility Tactical Transport (MUTT) unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) available in around the middle of 2015, but is ready to launch full...

AUSA 2014: Army approves 4th Stryker Double V-Hull brigade

Key Points Another brigade set of Stryker Double V-Hull (DVH) vehicles has been cleared for army procurement The move will also accelerate engineering change proposals to ‘buy back’ lost performance The US Army acquisition...

Raytheon tests JLENS for integration in NORAD systems

Raytheon has completed a series of laboratory tests that demonstrated the ability of the US Army’s joint land-attack cruise-missile defence elevated sensor (JLENS) radar system to integrate into the North American Aerospace Defense Command...

Army Configures Apaches for Sea Duty

The U.S. Army is engineering its Apache AH-64 attack helicopters with additional avionics, radar and sensor technology so that the aircraft can better function in a maritime environment …read more

Ukrainians Shop AUSA Floor For Drones, Armored Vehicles

AUSA: With a long border to protect from Russia and $116 million in non-lethal U.S. military aid burning a hole in their pockets, representatives of Ukraine’s defense industry conglomerate UkrObornProm –“The State Concern” —...

New Army Vice ‘Extremely Concerned’ On Readiness

AUSA: Expanding on Chief of Staff Ray Odierno’s concerns, the Army’s new Vice-Chief of Staff detailed how “fragile” the service’s readiness is in the face of a 2016 sequester. “We’re in a much better...

Polaris DAGOR Could Meet Army’s Ultra-Light Vehicle Need

Polaris Defense announced it will start shipping its newest, lightweight combat vehicle next month. The Polaris DAGOR, short for Deployable Advanced Ground Off-Road combat vehicle, was developed to meet a need for a combat-utility...

New War Game To Focus on Tech, Partnerships

The Army’s new annual war game for developing new technologies and concepts will emphasize joint and international cooperation, said Brig. Gen. John Charlton, of Brigade Modernization Command. …read more

Textron to start building one of first LCAC replacement vessels

U.S. Navy shipbuilding experts are authorizing construction of one of the first vessels that will replace the Navy’s fleet of fast air-cushioned hovercraft designed to transport Marines, soldiers, combat vehicles, and other equipment ashore...

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