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Hornet RWS family reaches final development stage

France’s Arquus confirmed that development and testing for its Hornet family of three remote weapon stations (RWSs) is soon to enter production for the French Army at the company’s Marolles facility. The Hornet RWS...

MALD-N programme funded into EMD phase

The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded Raytheon Missile Systems a USD33 million contract modification that will fund engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) of the Miniature Air Launched Decoy – Navy (MALD-N)....

Nigerian Army inaugurates vehicle production facility

The Nigerian Army appears to have set up a production line for its indigenously developed light off-road vehicle. Nigerian Army Vehicles Manufacturing Company (NAVMC) was formally commissioned by Chief of the Army Staff Lieutenant...

US Army Reserve set to acquire JLTVs for training

Getting out in front of US Army plans to replace Humvees with Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs), the US Army Reserve is set to acquire 60 JLTVs for training in preparation for fielding to...

US Army ramps up Robotic Combat Vehicle development efforts

The US Army is on schedule to begin operational user testing of legacy M113 tracked armoured personnel carriers, converted to armed robotic platforms, later this year with real-world experimentation trials expected to inform future...

Saudi Arabia announces new defence joint ventures

Saudi Arabian defence conglomerate Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) has launched joint ventures (JVs) with two European defence companies at an event to mark the launch of the country’s National Industrial Development and Logistics...

Brazil set to order second IRB

The Brazilian Army is set to award General Dynamics European Land Systems a contract for a second Improved Ribbon Bridge (IRB) in February, the army told Jane’s on 28 January. The system is expected...

Elbit announces restructuring following IMI acquisition

Elbit Systems has announced that following its acquisition of IMI Systems from the Israeli government in November 2018, it has re-organised the company structure to establish two new business divisions: Land Systems, and C4I...

More Missile Defense Ships, New Ground Deployments

Despite the Navy’s misgivings over having dozens of its ships sailing in boxes hunting for missiles, plans remain in place for more Aegis-capable hulls, as well as new radars, and mobile missile defense batteries....

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