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US Army soldiers certified to operate JLENS radar system

US Army soldiers have been certificated to operate Raytheon’s joint land-attack cruise missile defence elevated sensor (JLENS) radar system, to safeguard the National Capital Region (NCR) against cruise missiles and drone threats. …read more

Raytheon Begins Construction on MDA Radar

Raytheon [RTN] has begun to build two major sub-components of the AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) under a $53 million contract issued Sept. 2. The units Raytheon is...

Army Expects To Deploy Upgraded ABIS System Next Week

TAMPA, Fla.—Independent operating testing that was completed earlier this month of an upgraded version of the Defense Department’s biometric database went well and the system is expected to be deployed next week, an Army...

Russia to deploy reinforcements to Crimea area: minister

Russia is to reinforce its troop deployments in annexed Crimea and southern Russia because of the worsening crisis in Ukraine and the buildup of foreign forces nearby, the country’s defence minister said on Tuesday....

US Reconsidering Troops Reductions In Europe

NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe said today that Pentagon leaders are reviewing decisions to scale down U.S. military forces in Europe in light of the changing security environment on the continent triggered by Russia’s...

AAD: Belorussia has new Shershen ATGM in the pipe

Belorusian company SRPC is developing a new addition to its Shershen family of anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) systems. Vitali Mikachev, Belarus’ deputy director of foreign economic affairs, told IHS Jane’s at the Africa Aerospace...

Poland pushes for joint Visegrad defence procurement

The Polish Ministry of National Defence and Armed Forces and the Polish Chamber of National Defence Manufacturers have taken the initiative and are urging member states of the Visegrad 4 (V4) group of countries...

Dutch to increase defence spending

The Dutch government has decided to increase the Netherlands’ defence spending, reversing 24 years of declining defence expenditure. Dutch Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert said on 16 September that the funds would be used generally...

Tianjin expo reveals Chinese UAV innovations, aspirations

Key Points A recent exposition in Tianjin that feature inflatable unmanned aerial vehicles has illustrated the breadth and ambition of Chinese UAV designers State-owned prime Norinco has also unveiled an unmanned ground vehicle similar...

Land Systems launches RG21 mine-protected vehicle

Land Systems South Africa has launched a new mine-protected general-purpose vehicle that is designed specifically for ease of manufacture and support by partner companies in another country. The RG21 is a 13.8-ton (combat weight)...

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