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Weapons Lab: Small Arms Development at USALWL

ABOVE: As part of the development of under barrel grenade launchers, LWL fabricated this mount for Colt’s XM148 grenade launcher to allow it to be fitted to the M1 carbine. (U.S. Army) After the...

Wanted: Next-Gen Armored Vehicles With Less Armor

The Pentagon wants next-generation armored vehicles that are more mobile, maneuverable and survivable, but without more armor. In September, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will host a proposer’s day to give potential contractors...

Navy Uses Exoskeletons for Shipyard Maintenance

The Pentagon has acquired two high-tech exoskeletons designed to make it much easier for Navy shipyard workers to suspend and hold heavy hand-held tools such as riveters, grinders and sanders. The so-called FORTIS exoskeleton...

IDF wants more Namer APCs and Trophy protection systems

Senior army officials hope that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) will acquire better-protected armoured vehicles and more active protection systems (APS) such as Rafael’s Trophy. Their comments came after seven members of the elite...

Weapons of Croatian Forces in Chad

ABOVE: At the ready on patrol in the Chad desert – looking over the PKM turret mount. History/Development of the Conflict Since it gained independence, Chad has been shaken by numerous armed risings, invasions...

Lithium Sulfur Batteries a Step Closer for UK Forces

The next generation battery technology company, OXIS Energy Ltd, has delivered the third phase of a research programme to improve its Lithium Sulfur cells for Lincad Ltd and the UK MOD. The project is...

Thales Australia developing new rifle ammunition

Thales Australia has disclosed it is developing a new family of high-lethality small arms ammunition, including a 5.56 mm round that the company says outperforms 7.62 mm ammunition at all ranges. The so-called F9...

Rheinmetall wins Greek Leopard ammunition contract

Germany’s Rheinmetall announced on 15 August that it had been awarded a contract to supply the Hellenic Armed Forces with 120 mm ammunition for its Leopard 2 tanks. The contract, worth EUR52 million (USD69...

Rheinmetall to Furnish Greece With Tank Ammunition

Rheinmetall has won an important foreign order for large-calibre ammunition. Greece has contracted with the Düsseldorf-based defence contractor to supply the Hellenic armed forces with tank ammunition worth some €52 million. Now official, this...

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