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Rheinmetall focuses on new plant in Czech Republic

Rheinmetall AG, mother company of Rheinmetall Defence and Rheinmetall Automotive, has started recruiting in the Czech Republic. The activity is closely connected with the Czech Land Forces’ procurement of new infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs)...

US Army selects Lockheed Martin for new Sentinel radar

The US Army has selected Lockheed Martin to build the next generation of AN/MPQ-64 Sentinel air-defence radar systems over incumbent Raytheon. Under the terms of the deal, valued at USD281 million, Lockheed Martin will...

Cyprus parades new Serbian-made artillery and armoured vehicles

A military parade held in Nicosia on 1 October to commemorate the 59th anniversary of Cyprus’ independence has demonstrated that the Cypriot National Guard’s rapid modernisation is ongoing with the acquisition of Serbian-made Nora-B52...

Warfighter Systems Summit

Our 3rd Annual Warfighter Systems Summit will serve as an educational ‘town-hall’ type forum to explain current and future Department of Defense efforts to maximize the lethality, protection, & situational awareness of US close...

Bell Unveils Army Scout Helicopter — With Wings

With its trademark tiltrotors too big for the Army’s FARA requirement, Bell is squeezing every ounce of performance out of a helicopter. Will it be fast enough? …read more Read more here:: Breaking Defense...

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...

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...

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...

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