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Category: Land

Russian Gibka-S VSHORAD system completes state trials

Russia’s new Gibka-S self-propelled very short-range air defence (VSHORAD) system has completed its state trials, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced in a press release on 25 December. “State trials of the [Gibka-S] system...

US Army soliciting FHTV protection kit proposals

The US Army wants to outfit its Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTVs) with protection kits to better protect soldiers inside. In an 18 December solicitation, the service announced it is moving ahead with...

Bharat Forge increases stake in Aeron Systems

Indian defence company Bharat Forge has increased its stake in military technology firm Aeron Systems, it said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange on 30 December. Bharat Forge, a subsidiary of the...

Swiss parliament approves Air 2030 fighter, GBAD procurement

The Swiss parliament on 20 December approved the government and Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport’s (VBS’s) Air 2030 proposal to invest up to CHF6 billion (USD6.2 billion) to replace the Swiss...

Estonia, Finland, Latvia initiate joint AFV development

Estonian Defence Minister Jüri Luik, Latvian Defence Minister Artis Pabriks, and Finnish Permanent Defence Secretary Jukka Juusti signed a letter of intent (LOI) in Tallinn on 17 December in relation to joint AFV research...

UK probes Mettis Aerospace deal despite talks denial

UK forgings specialist Mettis Aerospace denied that it is in ongoing sale talks with Chinese fund Aerostar after the UK government announced it would intervene to investigate the transaction on national security grounds. The...

Access denied: RAF focuses on electronic, kinetic mix for SEAD

Key Points Integrated air defences represent a difficult, complex threat The RAF hopes to leverage improving electronic orders-of-battle, electronic warfare, and kinetic weapons The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) is overhauling its suppression of...

West Point to offer online degrees and credit for service

WEST POINT, N.Y. — The U.S. Military Academy at West Point will offer online degrees and college credits for military service and life experience beginning in 2020, an Army spokesperson told reporters today. “Times...

Ukraine to buy additional Javelin anti-tank missiles

Ukraine is set to purchase a new batch of Javelin shoulder-fired anti-tank missile systems, according to a statement issued Thursday by Ukraine’s Defence Ministry. The United States has been one of Kyiv’s strongest supporters...

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