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Army AMC Head Wants To Stop Buying Ships

Gen. Gus Perna, head of Army Materiel Command, is a brave man. He came to Pacific Command’s AOR and announced he wants the Army to stop building the transport ships and so-called watercraft that...

KADEX 2018: Orlan-10E makes international debut

The Orlan-10E (E for export) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by Russian industry has made its international debut at the KADEX 2018 defence show in Astana, Kazakhstan. The Orlan-10 system comprises two to four...

KADEX 2018: Kazakhstan orders more Arlan armoured vehicles

Kazakhstan has placed a “new and substantial order” for Arlan mine-resistant, ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles, manufacturer Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE) announced during the 23-26 May Kazakhstan Defence Expo 2018 (KADEX 2018) exhibition in Astana....

Japan takes delivery of four more Bushmaster vehicles

Japan has taken delivery of a second batch of four Bushmaster 4×4 protected mobility vehicles for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), manufacturer Thales Australia confirmed on 24 May. The company built and supplied...

Australian Army to roll out Black Hornet micro UAVs

The Australian Army (AA) will soon roll out the PD-100 Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS) across one of its brigades in Brisbane, the Department of Defence (DoD) in Canberra announced in a 24...

Argentine Coast Guard receives fast patrol boats

The Argentine Coast Guard (Prefectura Naval Argentina) has taken delivery of an initial batch of two Shaldag Mk II fast patrol boats on order from Israel Shipyards Ltd. A total of four vessels are...

Czech Army showcases MKEB II mobile EW system

The Czech Army took the opportunity at the IDEB 2018 exhibition in Bratislava to showcase the latest iteration of its MKEB (Mobilni komplet elektronického boje) mobile electronic warfare (EW) suite. The second-generation MKEB, known...

GDOTS unveils Flyer 72 TUV

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GDOTS) has unveiled the latest variant in its family of Flyer 72 tactical vehicles at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa, Florida. Called the Tactical...

Zetor unveils 4×4 Gerlach MRAP

Zetor Engineering, a division of Czech agricultural machinery maker Zetor Tractors, has revealed a prototype of its new 4×4 Gerlach mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicle at the IDEB 2018 exhibition in Bratislava According to...

Horbia Mira signs Turkish UGV agreement

UK engineering group Horiba Mira has entered into a teaming agreement with a consortium of Turkish companies that will work to develop a new version of the company’s Viking unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). Horbia...

NASAMS: beyond an air-defence system

From its origins as a domestic medium-range air-defence solution for the Royal Norwegian Air Force, the Kongsberg/Raytheon NASAMS has developed an international footprint with versatility beyond its original remit. Robin Hughes maps the evolution...

Bell Opens Advanced Rotorcraft Center Near Pentagon

Foreseeing major future investment by the Defense Department in advanced vertical lift technologies, Bell [TXT] has opened up shop in the Pentagon-adjacent forest of commercial high rises where its primary competitors have owned buildings...

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