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Agile approach: Estonia’s defence sector development

Key Points The development of Estonia’ s defence sector has been market driven A number of innovative and niche technology areas have emerged Although it is among the few NATO members meeting the alliance’s...

ST Engineering posts declines in sales and profits

Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) posted declines in earnings and profits in the second quarter of 2017, the group announced on 11 August. The company said its earnings before interest and tax for the...

Saudi LAV procurement under threat

Saudi Arabia’s multibillion-dollar order for General Dynamics Land Systems Canada (GDLS-C) Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs) could be jeopardised by the emergence of video footage showing Canadian-made vehicles purportedly being used in a security operation...

UVZ unveils M-392 light howitzer

Russia`s Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) research and manufacturing corporation, a subsidiary of Rostec, has developed the M-392 light howitzer, Jane`s has learnt. The new gun is intended to replace the aging M-30 mod 1938 howitzer that...

Vietnam expands firearms manufacturing capacity

The Vietnam Ministry of National Defence (MND) has announced an expansion in the manufacturing capacity of one of its main firearms manufacturers. The development is the latest highlighted by the MND as evidence of...

Titan Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV)

Titan is a fully modular, hybrid unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) developed jointly by Milrem and QinetiQ North America (QNA). …read more Read more here:: Army Technology (Land)

Army: 50 kW Laser Stryker By 2021, 100 kW FMTV Truck By 2022

HUNTSVILLE, ALA.: The Army keeps putting more powerful lasers on smaller vehicles. Battlefield lasers in testing today can shoot down snooping quadcopters and other small drones. By the early 2020s, however vehicles mobile enough...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 78

In this issue: Autonomous systems for frontline resupply, electric hub-drive technology for armoured vehicles, the F-35’s arrival in Europe, how to turn an air force base into a ‘smart base’, the future of littoral...

Turkey’s BMC to manufacture 529 tactical wheeled vehicles

Turkey’s commercial and military vehicle manufacturer BMC will produce 529 tactical wheeled vehicles under a project for the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK), as part of an agreement the firm signed with the Turkish Defence...

Ghana sends military against illegal miners

Ghana officially launched a joint military–police operation to counter illegal mining activity, known locally as ‘galamsey’, with a ceremony held at Burma Camp in Accra on 31 July. The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) announced...

KAC introduces enhanced Stoner 63 LMG

Knight’s Armament Company (KAC) has developed a new version of its Stoner 63 machine gun – the Stoner Extra – Light machine gun (X-LMG). The innovative Stoner 63 was an early 1960’s attempt to...

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