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Paratus Full Auto: DRD Tactical’s Takedown Jackhammer

ABOVE: Right side view of Paratus select-fire DMR, with Trijicon VCOG 1×6 optic, Elite Iron Bravo 1 suppressor and Harris bipod with cant lock. Longtime readers of Small Arms Defense Journal and Small Arms...

Dutch airborne troops opt for G-Class for AASLT requirement

The Dutch Ministry of Defence (MoD) is poised to sign a contract with Mercedes-Benz Cars Netherlands for 515 Mercedes-Benz G-Class-based 12 kN AASLT (Air Assault Vehicles). Subject to Dutch parliamentary approval, the actual contract...

US Air Force seeks information on DCGS multi-intelligence fusion

The US Air Force (USAF) is seeking information from industry regarding Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) multi-intelligence (multi-INT) fusion and analytics. The USAF is moving into a new exploitation paradigm called sense, identify, attribute,...

Rheinmetall reports doubling of defence orders

German military land systems and automotive supplier Rheinmetall AG published its financial results for the first nine months of the year on 8 November. The group’s sales in the first three quarters reached EUR4.16...

OCCAR formally invites Airbus to lead European MALE RPAS project

The Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) European procurement agency has issued Airbus with a formal invitation to tender as the prime contractor for the European medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) remotely piloted air system (RPAS),...

Airshow China 2018: Norinco expands Lynx ATV family

The China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) displayed several new variants of its Lynx family of open-top, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) at the 6–11 November Airshow China 2018 in Zhuhai. The original 8×8 Lynx ATV, which...

Airshow China 2018: Norinco presents UAV swarm concept

The China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) presented a concept for the use of strike-capable, multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) flying in a swarm at the 6–11 November Airshow China 2018 defence exhibition in Zhuhai....

Indo Defence 2018: PT Pindad pursues medium tank exports

Indonesian land systems specialist PT Pindad is pursuing export opportunities with its newly developed Kaplan MT Modern Medium Weight Tank (MMWT), the company has confirmed to Jane’s . A PT Pindad official told Jane’s...

Israeli MoD confirms it is Sahar UGV customer

Israel’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced on 7 November that it has completed development of the Sahar unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), which detects and clears improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The MoD’s Administration for the...

HASC Leaders Make Appointments to Aviation Safety Commission

Both of the top two lawmakers on the House Armed Services Committee have made their appointments to the eight-member blue-ribbon panel charged with studying an ongoing military aviation crisis. The National Commission on Military...

Beyond INF: A Democratic House & A New Era Of War (Analysis)

INF proponents emphasize the risk of nuclear weapons. But, despite its name, the treaty bans non-nuclear weapons as well — and it’s non-nuclear, precision-guided missiles that have changed how war is actually waged. …read...

Airshow China 2018: CASIC unveils CM-401 anti-ship missile system

The China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) unveiled at the 6–11 November Airshow China 2018 defence exhibition in Zhuhai a road-mobile, anti-ship, close-range ballistic missile (CRBM) system featuring the CM-401 supersonic missile. “The...

Airshow China 2018: CASC testing TL-4 ATGW

The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is testing its newest TL-4 anti-tank guided weapon (ATGW) system, a company representative told Jane’s at the 6–11 November Airshow China 2018 defence exhibition in Zhuhai....

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