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DVD 2018: Supacat unveils HMT 600 Coyote fitted with AUDS

UK companies Supacat and Chess Dynamics displayed the former’s HMT 600 Coyote tactical support vehicle in the counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) role fitted with the latter’s Anti-UAV Defence System (AUDS) at DVD 2018, held...

Serbia confirms procurement of Chinese UAVs

Serbian Deputy Defence Minister Nenad Miloradovic on 17 September confirmed that Serbia will buy unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) from China. Miloradovic made his statement, broadcast by the Tanjug state news agency, in Beijing...

Russia upgrades Uran-9 combat UGV

The Russian defence industry is upgrading the Uran-9 unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), Jane’s has learnt. The baseline Uran-9 UGV was unveiled in December 2015. “The trials of the Uran-9 combat UGV will be finished...

Army Leaders Seek Budget Input From Beyond The Pentagon

ASSOCIATION OF THE US ARMY HQ: Army leaders are working hard to build consensus for painful cuts to free up funding for their Big Six modernization priorities by reaching out beyond the Pentagon’s walls....

Violence flares on Gaza border

The Israeli Air Force launched an airstrike in the Gaza Strip on 17 September after it said it identified an armed cell approaching the Israeli border and planting an explosive device. Palestinian medical sources...

Brazil receives last AAV7A1 RAM/RS armoured amphibious vehicle

The last of 23 AAV7A1 Reliability, Availability, Maintainability/Rebuild to Standard (RAM/RS) armoured amphibious vehicles for the Brazilian Navy Marine Corps (Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais: CFN) arrived in the country on 17 September, the force...

China, Pakistan look to strengthen bilateral military ties

China and Pakistan have expressed their intention to strengthen bilateral military ties. “The two countriesʼ militaries should further deepen exchanges and co-operation in various fields and at all levels, take resolute measures against terrorist...

German exports to Middle East countries revealed

The German government has authorised the sale of counter-battery radars to Saudi Arabia, air defence systems to Egypt, long-range air-to-air missiles to Qatar, and anti-tank weapons to Jordan, the German newspaper Rheinische Post reported...

ST Engineering and Paramount team up on Belrex

Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) and South Africa’s Paramount Group have signed an agreement to collaborate on marketing the Belrex family of 4×4 military vehicles to global defence markets. ST Engineering said on 19...

Thai company Panus unveils HMV-420 vehicle

Thai company Panus Assembly has unveiled a 4×4 military vehicle that it hopes to supply to the Royal Thai Armed Forces. The HMV-420 high mobility vehicle (HMV) is based on the company’s HMV-150 platform,...

Rheinmetall demonstrates Skyranger counter-UAV capabilities

Key Points Skyranger shot down jet UAVs with its 35 mm gun firing AHEAD air burst munition The demonstration illustrated the “Patriot and Below Concept”, which also includes NASAMS Rheinmetall demonstrated its Skyranger system’s...

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