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China closing the UGV gap with US, Russia

China is closing the technology gap with the US and Russia in the development of unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) that feature autonomous capabilities such as waypoint navigation, targeting, obstacle avoidance, and terrain mapping. The...

Indonesia registers USD284 million in defence exports

The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has pointed to a list of recent military exports as evidence of growing defence industrial capability within the country. In comments published by the MoD on 22 November,...

Lithuania to acquire L-ATV combat multi-role vehicles

Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis announced on Thursday that country plans to acquire L-ATV combat multi-role vehicles from the USA. According to Leta.lv citing the Lithuanian Defense Minister, it is anticipated that the L-ATV’s...

MBDA announces BLOS missiles development

European guided weapons house MBDA has announced that EU Defence ministers have endorsed on 19 November the EU BLOS (Beyond Line Of Sight) project amongst a list of 17 defense projects aiming at being...

U.S. Army awards contract to Saab for camouflage systems

Saab has announced on 20 November that company is awarded a $66 million contract for delivering camouflage systems Ultra Lightweight Camouflage Net Systems (ULCANS). Deliveries are expected to take place in 2019-2020. The new...

Bell launches Omani makerspace

Bell has signed an agreement for the launch of a new innovation centre in Oman as part of an offset agreement with the Omani government, the company confirmed to Jane’s . The agreement, signed...

Kenya receives Bastion vehicles

The United States Government handed over 12 Mack Bastion armoured personnel carriers to the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) on 19 November, the US Embassy in Kenya announced. The vehicles were officially handed over at...

UPDATE: Japan positions for advanced military technologies

Japan’s new defence policy, which will be introduced before the end of the year, is expected to emphasise the development of military capabilities in cyber, artificial intelligence (AI), and autonomous systems, it has been...

Report: every warrant officer in the Army is still worthless

A comprehensive study released today of all motor pools, supply shops, and personnel stations in the Army concludes that every single warrant officer in the service remains totally and infuriatingly useless. The main finding...

Poland unveils military acquisition road map

On 16 November, Polish Deputy Defence Minister Wojciech Skurkiewicz unveiled a road map of military acquisition programmes in answer to a parliamentary question from former defence minister Tomasz Siemoniak in June 2018. Skurkiewicz said...

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