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Category: Land

Persistent Systems LLC to supply MANET radios to GDLS robotics

General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) has chosen Persistent Systems LLC’s mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) technology as its commercial radio supplier for its Multi-Utility Tactical Transport (MUTT) UGVs. The MPU5 radios will provide high-speed data...

Poland orders more rifles and pistols

Poland ordered more 5.56 mm Grot C16 assault rifles and 9 mm Vis 100 semi-automatic pistols from manufacturer Fabryka Broni-Łucznik Radom on 30 September. “By 2022, every third soldier of the Polish Armed Forces...

North Korea test-fires possible SLBM

North Korea test-fired what appeared to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from waters off its eastern coast on 2 October. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said that same day that the...

Thailand inducts second Krabi-class OPV

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has commissioned its second Krabi-class missile-capable offshore patrol vessel (OPV). The ship, HTMS Prachuap Khiri Khan (552), was inducted in a commissioning ceremony at Sattahip, Chonburi, on 27 September,...

FLIR acquires Aria’s tethered drone assets

Oregon-based FLIR Systems has acquired tethered drone assets and related intellectual property (IP) from Aria Insights, a Massachusetts company that ceased operations in March, FLIR announced on 2 October. Aria, formerly CyPhy Works, developed...

Mongolia to continue receiving Russian aid

Russia has renewed a 2004 agreement to donate defence equipment to Mongolia. In remarks quoted by Russian news agency TASS on 1 October Mongolian Foreign Minister Damdin Tsogtbaatar said the two governments have “extended...

Yemeni rebel victory dismissed as propaganda

Video footage seemingly showing a significant victory for the Yemeni rebel group Ansar Allah (Houthis) is misleading, according to Colonel Turki al-Maliki, the spokesperson for the Saudi-led coalition. Speaking during a 30 September press...

US Army weighing Bradley replacement bids

Industry proposals to build the US Army’s M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle replacement are in for service leaders to evaluate and, potentially, make an initial downselect early next year. On 1 October, Optionally Manned Fighting...

Directed Energy Systems Conference

The Leading International Forum For The DES Community Over the past 13 years, the Directed Energy Systems forum has become the most internationally focused and innovative DES forum worldwide. This year, the theme is...

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