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ARTEC to seek proposals from UK industry on Boxer

British industry has been given the go-ahead to present its proposals to the prime contractor of the 8×8 Boxer, to potentially be selected to participate in the British Army’s upcoming acquisition of 500 examples...

U.S. Army announces conversion of two brigade combat teams

The U.S. Army has announced the conversion of two brigade combat teams that will contribute to Army efforts to build a more lethal force and is an investment to increase overmatch against country’s potential...

DVD 2018: HIPPO ATSV gains autonomy

Hippo Multipower displayed an autonomous variant of its amphibious HIPPO All Terrain Support Vehicle (ATSV) at Defence Vehicle Dynamics (DVD) 2018, Millbrook, Bedfordshire, UK, fitted with a robotic applique kit. Hippo Multipower has teamed...

Russia restarts naval exercises off Syria

Russian naval forces have launched a new series of exercises across the eastern Mediterranean in a move that could limit the ability of Israeli aircraft to strike at targets in Syria. The Russian military...

Czechs and Slovaks to pursue joint procurement

The prime ministers of the Czech Republic and Slovakia announced plans for their respective countries to co-operate more closely on defence procurement after a meeting in Kosice, eastern Slovakia, on 17 September. Czech Prime...

DVD 2018: UK proceeds with Boxer procurement

UK Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has “given the green light to bring forward concrete plans for the project” to procure the Boxer armoured vehicle for the British Army, he said during a speech on...

DVD 2018: Supacat unveils HMT 600 Coyote fitted with AUDS

UK companies Supacat and Chess Dynamics displayed the former’s HMT 600 Coyote tactical support vehicle in the counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) role fitted with the latter’s Anti-UAV Defence System (AUDS) at DVD 2018, held...

Serbia confirms procurement of Chinese UAVs

Serbian Deputy Defence Minister Nenad Miloradovic on 17 September confirmed that Serbia will buy unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) from China. Miloradovic made his statement, broadcast by the Tanjug state news agency, in Beijing...

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