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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....

Flight trials begin for Philippine Lynx Wildcats

Leonardo has begun flight trials at its Yeovil production facility in southern England on the first of two AgustaWestland AW159 Lynx Wildcat maritime helicopters destined for the Philippines. The start of the trials, which...

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