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Category: Land

West Point cadet hoping to sort into Slytherin

WEST POINT, N.Y. – From the moment he stepped onto, as he calls it, Apron 9 ¾, West Point Fourth Classman Blaise Boodlesworthy has been waiting for the end of beast barracks when he...

Raytheon advances to ‘Extended Range’ TOW

The US Army has awarded Raytheon Missile Systems a USD21 million contract, via the Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC) mechanism, to develop a new insensitive munition (IM)-compliant rocket motor for the BGM-71 Tube-Launched, Optically-tracked...

Raytheon discloses Excalibur capability enhancements

Raytheon Missile Systems is advancing a series of transformative capability enhancements for the 155 mm M982A1 Excalibur 1b precision-guided artillery projectile. The standard M982 Excalibur is an extended-range guided projectile that uses a combination...

AVIC readies Wing Loong I-D prototype for maiden flight

State-owned aerospace and defence prime Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) is on track to perform the maiden flight of its new strike-capable Wing Loong I-D reconnaissance medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (MALE UAV)...

Textron revenues down as systems business declines

Textron has reported a decrease in revenues in the third quarter of 2018 year on year (y/y) across all its business units, with the hardest hit to its system business line that reported a...

Afghan bodyguard seems like real straight-shooter

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — An Afghan bodyguard seems like “a real straight-shooter,” sources reported today, adding that the professional guardian’s steely-eyed, thousand-yard stare brings a tide of warmth and comfort to the officials he protects....

Book Review: V10N6

A History of South African Firearms South Africa has a rich history evident in its firearms, but this is a story that is seldom told outside of Southern Africa and certainly the lore that...

Show Report: Eurosatory 2018

ABOVE: The KMS+Nexter Defense Systems outdoor pavilion. The gate guardian is the European Main Battle Tank (EMBT), a new concept launched at Eurosatory 2018. The EMBT comprises the chassis of the German Leopard 2...

Show Report: Eurosatory 2018

ABOVE: The KMS+Nexter Defense Systems outdoor pavilion. The gate guardian is the European Main Battle Tank (EMBT), a new concept launched at Eurosatory 2018. The EMBT comprises the chassis of the German Leopard 2...

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