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IDEX 2017: THeMIS fitted with SARP weapon system

Estonia’s MILREM has partnered with International Golden Group and Aselsan to integrate the latter’s Stabilised Advanced Remote Weapon Station (SARP) on the Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System (THeMIS) unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). Speaking to...

IDEX 2017: Hyundai Rotem details new CEV

Hyundai Rotem has released details of the new combat engineer vehicle (CEV) under development to meet the operational requirements of the Republic of Korea Army. The company has already developed and manufactured armoured recovery...

IDEX 2017: EDePro targets Hornet at rotary-wing UAV market

Serbia’s EDePro is developing a lightweight rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the X-01 Strsljen (Hornet). Speaking to Jane’s at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi, the company’s lead engineer, Dr Predrag Matejic, said that development...

IDEX 2017: Rheinmetall develops multipurpose UGV

Rheinmetall is developing a multipurpose unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) based on an 8×8 all-terrain platform. Speaking to Jane’s at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi, Marc Carrier, account director at Rheinmetall Canada, said that the...

US defence under Trump: what can we expect?

America’s 2016 presidential election will be remembered for many things, but perhaps none more bizarre than for propelling ‘post-truth’ into the general lexicon and firmly anointing it as the word of the year. The...

Raytheon to develop weapons assessment tool for US MDA

Raytheon has secured a contract to develop an automated tool for the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to assess the effectiveness of missiles and interceptors (kinetic) and cyber and electronic warfare (non-kinetic) weapons. …read...

IDEX 2017: China develops SR7 rocket launcher

China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) has expanded its family of multiple-rocket launchers (MRLs) with the development of the SR7. The SR7 is a lightweight system that is based on a 6×6 cross-country chassis and...

China funds new Cambodian military MRO facility

The Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) has opened a new facility – fully funded by China – to provide maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) support for military vehicles. The MRO facility is located in...

FNSS Unveils KAPLAN-10 Armored Combat Vehicle Concept

Turkey’s FNSS Savunma Sistemleri has unveiled a new KAPLAN-10 armored combat vehicle concept. KAPLAN-10 is a heavy armored platform, capable of performing combined arms operations with main battle tanks. The platform design allows integration...

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