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Israel trains to destroy Russian-made air defense systems

Blow-up copies of 9K33 Osa, 2K12 Kub mobile surface-to-air missile systems and a commercial truck fitted with a visual modification kit to resemble Pantsir-S1 short-range air defense system were spotted at the military range...

Beyond INF: Countering Russia, Countering China (Analysis)

WASHINGTON: What long-range weapons should the Army buy if President Trump keeps his promise to end the 1987 INF Treaty? The Intermediate Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces accord, despite its name, bans all ground-launched cruise and...

UK MoD awards innovation funding

The UK Ministry of Defence and the Defence Growth Partnership (DGP) have granted funding to four companies to enable them to complete development of several disruptive technologies under the final phase of the Innovation...

Expal ramps up new 155 mm ammunition production

Spain’s Expal is ramping up production of its latest 155 ER02A1 155 mm high-explosive (HE) projectiles after receiving a contract from the Spanish Army in May. Those projectiles are to be delivered over a...

Oman reportedly testing K2 tank

Oman has been revealed as the potential customer for the desert-optimised K2 main battle tank that Hyundai Rotem displayed during the DX Korea exhibition held in Seoul in September. Citing industry sources, South Korea’s...

US Army Pursues Israeli Robots

TARDEC, soon to be part of the new Army Futures Command, is exploring a wide range of Israeli robots. But IAI is already looking into the next generation: “flocks” or swarms of robotic systems...

British Army begins its largest ever military robot exercise

UK Defence Secretary has announced on 12 November that British troops begin testing out over 70 examples of futuristic technology including enhanced surveillance drones and unmanned vehicles on the fields of Salisbury Plain. According...

MyDefence integrates Counter UAS sensors in light armoured vehicle

On 12 November, MyDefence Communication has announced the successful integration of Counter Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) technology in vehicle platforms for military forces. The integration of the drone sensors allows military operators to effectively...

Oman to acquire K2 Black Panther tanks from South Korea

According to Belgian “Army Recognition” magazine citing the Pulse News website, Oman looks to acquire K2 main battle tanks from South Korea. South Korean Defense Company Hyundai Rotem Co. could sell 76 K2 Black...

Sovam books orders for new-generation CBD16 D03 aircraft loader

France’s Sovam ground-support equipment company has developed and sold a new-generation of its military aircraft loaders, the CBD16 D03, to handle heavier payloads and other requirements. Munitions and aircraft payloads are growing, and accordingly...

SODA-v counter sniper detection system to enter production

South Korea’s Jain Technology has completed development of its SODA-v counter sniper detection system (CSDS), and it is scheduled to enter production in 2019 for an undisclosed customer. For ground-based applications, the CSDS sensor...

Pindad’s Komodo 4×4 outfitted with 120 mm mortar

The Indonesian Pindad Komodo 4×4 light armoured vehicle has been fitted with a 120 mm smoothbore version of the Brazilian Ares Recoil Mortar System (RMS) for trials purposes. The four-door protected cab positioned in...

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