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ONR invites proposals for swarming unmanned amphibians

Key Points ONR is co-ordinating a science and technology effort intended to provide the US amphibious community with more small autonomous vehicles Funding of USD41 million is anticipated over five years and the first...

Peruvian Army receives RMMV trucks

The Peruvian Army’s 1st Cavalry Brigade received 10 new Rheinmetall Man Military Vehicles (RMMV) on 14 January. Peru has acquired 338 4×4 utility vehicles that can transport 5-10 tonnes of cargo, which are destined...

EXPAL Systems, Proytecsa Security merging

Two Spanish companies are joining forces to collaborate on the disposal of explosives ordnance and improvised explosive devices using remotely operated vehicles. EXPAL Systems and Proytecsa Security announced the accord on 17 January, saying...

Tunisia to get new coastal radars

The United States will provide new radars for 13 Tunisian coastal radar sites, US Ambassador Daniel Rubinstein said during a ceremony to hand over two SAFE Boats International 65 Full Cabin Inboard patrol boats...

Textron nears completion of SSC prototype

Key Points Subsystem testing of LCAC 100, the SSC prototype, is now underway LCAC replacement promises greater efficiency and other improvements over the legacy design Textron Marine & Land Systems expects the prototype Ship-to-Shore...

Japan unveils 8×8 APC prototype

Japan’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) has unveiled a prototype 8×8 armoured personnel carrier (APC) that is expected to replace the Komatsu Type 96 APC in use by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF). Built...

Kuwaiti RFI points to wider naval acquisition plan

A request for information (RFI) released on behalf of the Kuwaiti Navy suggests it is considering acquiring new fast attack craft (FAC) armed with MBDA Exocet MM40 anti-ship missiles. Released by the US Federal...

Beretta acquires Victrix

Beretta announced that it has acquired the brand and know-how of rifle manufacturer Victrix from Italian firm Officine Meccaniche Rottigni (OM Rottigni). The acquisition was formally announced in late December 2016. Beretta representatives underlined...

US Army deploys third ABCT troop to Poland

Soldiers from the US Army’s fourth infantry division’s third Armoured Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) have crossed the border to arrive in Poland to enhance the security of the European country. …read more Read more...

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