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Army Exploring Emerging Technologies For AMPV Enhancements

The Army is looking for emerging technologies to test on its Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicles (AMPV) that could potentially improve the platform’s performance and reduce life cycle costs. Officials released a Request for Information on...

Serbia’s Srboauto developing Kurjak 6×6 APC

Serbia’s Srboauto and South Africa’s ADG Mobility are developing a new 6×6 armoured personnel carrier (APC) called Kurjak (Black Wolf), which will initially be aimed at the export market with the first prototype expected...

New Zealand commits to defence infrastructure development

The New Zealand government has undertaken a commitment to review and invest in upgrading defence facilities, it was announced on 11 July. Defence Minister Ron Mark said the country’s defence estate, which encompasses a...

U.S. Army seeks potential sources for newest 6.8mm ammunition

The Army Contracting Command is seeking information from industry on possible manufacture, inspect and delivery of advanced lightweight 6.8mm ammunition to use with Army’s next standard-issue rifle, according to a request for information released...

U.S. Army issues market survey for 120mm mortar system

The U.S. Army is seeking information from industry for the 120mm Mortar Weapon Systems, according to a Jun 05 announcement posted on the U.S. government’s main contracting website. The market survey released by the...

Turkish Army receives Vuran armoured vehicles

The Turkish Land Forces Command has received its first 20 Vuran 4×4 armoured vehicles, the Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) tweeted on 5 July. Produced by Turkish-Qatari company BMC, the vehicles are designed for...

Saab continues to invest in ARTHUR

Saab Surveillance is continuing to self-fund development of its ARTHUR (ARTtillery HUnting Radar) Weapon Locating Radar (WLR) to meet emerging requirements, a company official revealed at the IQPC Future Artillery conference held in London...

Flottille 36F to become French Navy UAV parent squadron

The French Navy will make Flottille 36F, based at Hyères, near Toulon, its first shipborne unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) squadron. The move will see Flottille 36F operate the Schiebel S-100 Camcopter UAVs, which will...

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