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Australia Short-Lists Rheinmetall and Hanwha for A$10B Land 400 Program

The Morrison Government’s multi-billion dollar investment to replace Army’s current fleet of mobility and reconnaissance vehicles is taking another significant step forward, with Hanwha Defense Australia and Rheinmetall Defence Australia invited to participate in...

Paramount Group receives blast certification for Mbombe 4

South African defence company Paramount Group revealed on 17 September that it had received certification from South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for blast protection on its Mbombe 4 armoured personnel...

DSEI 2019: OSG showcases new-gen ScreeneX technology

Israel-based transparent armour supplier OSG showcased an upgraded variant of its digital ScreeneX display technology at the 2019 Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition (DSEI 2019), held in London from 10 to 13 September....

DSEI 2019: Chess Dynamics reveals container-based C-UAV system

Chess Dynamics, a member of the Cohort Group, unveilled at the DSEI 2019 exhibition in London an intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) system with counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capabilities based on an...

HIPPO Multipower pitches ATSV-E for British Army’s RPV programme

HIPPO Multipower will push an electric-powered version of its 6×6 All Terrain Support Vehicle (ATSV) as a candidate for the British Army’s Robotic Platoon Vehicle (RPV) programme, Rob O’Connor, international business development representative at...

Netherlands outlines defence budget rise for 2020

The Netherlands has outlined a defence budget of EUR10.9 billion for 2020. This marked a 4% nominal rise over the prior year, which maintains defence spending at 1.35% of GDP. The state budget was...

Japan selects contenders for Type 96 APC replacement

General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), Patria, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have been selected to provide wheeled armoured vehicles for a series of trials aimed at finding a replacement for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s...

Roper: Self-Flying Cars For Air Force Special Ops!?

“We’ve been socializing the idea both over at the White House and inside the Department,” Air Force acquisition czar Will Roper said about his push for a new initiative to explore “self-flying cars.” …read...

Army Issues Next-Gen Targeting Goggles

A week from today, the first combat unit will get new ENVG-B goggles, which combine binocular night vision with computer-assisted cross-hairs linked wirelessly to the rifle. …read more Read more here:: Breaking Defense (Land)

PODCAST: Army Futures Command, One Year Out

At the end of July, the Army announced its new Futures Command had reached full operational capacity at its headquarters in Austin, Texas, about one year after its launch. So what has the reorganization...

U.S. Army begins testing new BLADE counter-drone system

The U.S. Army has begun testing the newest Ballistic Low Altitude Drone Engagement, or BLADE, prototypes mounted on a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle, according to a recent U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center...

Netherlands orders Iveco medium multirole protected vehicles

The Dutch Ministry of Defence has awarded Iveco Defence Vehicles a contract for 1,275 ‘12kN’ 4×4 medium multirole protected vehicles, the company announced in a press release on 12 September. The vehicles will be...

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