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Robotic and autonomous targets break cover at I/ITSEC

Several developments in robotic and autonomous targets, including ‘shoot-back’ capabilities, were revealed at the 2018 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando in November. Pratt & Miller Defense has continued to develop...

Polish MND approves Armed Forces Development Programme

Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak signed the Armed Forces Development Programme for 2017–26 on 28 November. The document is classified, but the Polish Ministry of National Defence (MND) released some key points of the...

MyDefence to showcase vehicle-based C-UAS system for NATO

Danish company MyDefence has disclosed that its newly integrated vehicle-based counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) solution will undergo evaluation at the NATO Non-Lethal Technology Exercise (NNTEX-18) in December. The news follows an announcement on 13...

Elbit opens new manufacturing facility in Romania

Elbit Systems has opened a new facility in Romania that will serve as an engineering and manufacturing facility for land systems. Located near Bucharest, the 1,000 m 2 facility will be used to produce...

Papua New Guinea receives first Guardian-class patrol boat

The government of Papua New Guinea has received the first of four Guardian-class patrol boats in a ceremony held on 30 November at the facilities of Australian shipbuilder Austal in Henderson, Western Australia. The...

India’s MoD approves procurements worth USD427 million

India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) approved INR30 billion (USD427 million) worth of procurements of locally made equipment for the Indian Navy (IN) and Indian Army (IA) on 1 December. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC),...

Australia announces defence industry expansion projects

The Australian government has announced the opening of two industrial facilities that will expand the production capacity of national firm Redarc Electronics and the Australian subsidiary of BAE Systems. The separate announcements, which were...

Army sniper unable to hit toilet bowl

FORT BENNING, Ga. – A local Army sniper met his match as he failed to successfully hit a toilet bowl at a nearby tavern, sources confirmed today. Sgt. Doug Taylor, a 28-year old native...

Russian military train derails west of Omsk

21 carriages were overturned as a result of the derailment of a military train In the Omsk region, on 1 December. It is noted that the train carried artillery systems and other military vehicles...

U.S. State Department approves sale of HIMARS to Poland

The U.S. Department of State has approved a possible $655 million Foreign Military Sale to Poland of HIMARS M142 Launchers and missiles, the U.S. Defense Security Co-operation Agency (DSCA) announced in a 29 November...

Lockheed Martin to provide modern exoskeleton to U.S. Army

Lockheed Martin has announced on 28 November that the company received a $6.9 million award from the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) to enhance the ONYX exoskeleton for future...

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