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Brazil’s Ares unveils upgraded M113 MB1 APC

Ares Aeroespacial e Defesa, a Brazilian subsidiary of Elbit Systems, is marketing an upgrade package for the Brazilian Army’s M113BR armoured personnel carriers (APCs) that includes the company’s REMAX III lightweight remote-controlled weapon station...

S-350 SAM production begins in Russia

Serial production of the Almaz-Antey 50R6 S-350 Vityaz medium-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system has begun after successful certification tests were completed last month, according to the Russian Ministry of Defence. This opens the way...

Ares and Equitron team to give new life to Cascavel AFV

Brazil’s Ares Aeroespacial e Defesa (an Elbit Systems subsidiary) has joined with local company Equitron Automação Eletrônico Mecanica to integrate its TORC30 modular protected remote-controlled weapon station to Equitron’s EE-9 Cascavel NG 6×6 armored...

Belgium SOF requirements expand to C2ISR, C-UAS, unmanned swarms

Belgium’s Special Forces Group (SFG) is seeking a shift towards ‘man-machine’ enabled special operations forces (SOF), service sources have disclosed to Jane’s . SFG Captain Jan Weuts told Jane’s that future special operations would...

UK CMA launches investigation into BAE Systems/Rheinmetall JV

The UK’s Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an enquiry into Rheinmetall’s proposed acquisition of a majority stake in BAE Systems’ UK-based combat vehicles business line. Plans to transfer 55% of the ownership...

Heavy haulers: HET design trends diverge

Key Points Two of Europe’s newest tank transport vehicle offerings showcase significant design differences RMMV’s HX81 was designed to legally operate on European roads, while the larger and heavier MZKT-741351 had no such parameters...

UK, India renew defence collaboration pledge

Key Points India and the UK aim to ‘redouble efforts’ to pursue opportunities related to defence equipment and defence industrial collaboration BAE Systems confirms it has started talks with India about possible collaboration on...

Bahraini military operating M-ATV vehicles

The Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) has revealed it has been operating Oshkosh M-ATV light armoured vehicles in Yemen. The BDF, which was not previously known to operate the M-ATV, released a promotional English-language video...

Baby Steps For Defiant As Army Accelerates FVL

The Sikorsky-Boeing super-copter has just over an hour of flight time, but the Army says it has all the data it needs to accelerate the program. How? …read more Read more here:: Breaking Defense...

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