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Raytheon, Saab team for shoulder-launched munitions development

Raytheon Missile Systems and Saab Dynamics are expected to announce a landmark teaming agreement to address perceived gaps, and exploit burgeoning requirements, in the global short-range shoulder-launched munitions mission space. Under the provisions of...

USN issues new frigate RFP

The US Navy (USN) issued a request for proposals (RFP) on 7 November for the future Guided Missile Frigate (FFG[X]) and, as expected, it calls for a simple and straightforward ship design. The USN...

SASC Approves Esper For Army Secretary

The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) approved by voice vote Nov. 7 the nomination of Raytheon [RTN] executive Mark Esper to be Army secretary. As part of that vote, the SASC also approved Joseph...

CAE develops miniaturised magnetic anomaly detector

CAE Inc is ready to introduce a miniaturised version of its Magnetic Anomaly Detection (MAD) system that can hunt submarines from small aircraft such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), according to an executive. Joe...

Brazilian marines consider improving 8x8s

The Brazilian Marine Corps (CFN) is considering REMAX lightweight remote weapon stations (RWS) to arm its GDELS-Mowag Piranha IIIC 8×8 armoured vehicles, sources told Jane’s . The system was jointly developed by the Brazilian...

Ukrainian Army receives Kozak II APC

The Ukrainian Army received a first tranche of 10 Kozak II armoured personnel carriers (APCs) on 31 October 2017, Scientific and Production Association Practika has announced. The deliveries are part of a March 2017...

Ajax firing trials progress

Initial manned live-fire trials of the Ajax armoured reconnaissance vehicle’s turret have been successfully completed, according to Lockheed Martin. In a 6 November press release, the company stated that the trials took place at...

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