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Rafael unveils EPIK add-on precision guidance kit for rocket artillery

Rafael Advanced Defence Systems has released details of its EPIK (Electro-Optical Precision Integration Kit) technology development; a capability enhancement designed to furnish unguided surface-to-surface rocket system effectors with autonomous stand-off precision guidance and increased...

Russian military to receive Sarmat ICBM in 2020

Delivery of the new Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) to Russia’s military is scheduled for 2020, President Vladimir Putin said. He told a meeting with top military and defence industry officials in Sochi on...

Germany and the Netherlands to co-operate on digitisation

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen and her Dutch counterpart, Ank Bijleveld-Schouten, signed a letter of intent on 17 May on the joint digitisation of their countries’ ground forces, the ministries have announced....

USAF steps up Afghan air campaign in April

The US Air Force (USAF) released more munitions over Afghanistan in April than in the same month in previous years since at least 2008, according to US Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT). Recently released...

Dutch 81 mm mortars fire again

The German-led NATO enhanced Forward Presence multinational battalion’s Dutch mortar group in Lithuania resumed live firing of 81 mm mortars on 16 May after a 10-month hiatus, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced....

Libyan National Army takes delivery of ex-Irish OPV

The Libyan National Army (LNA), which controls much of eastern Libya, welcomed a new flagship for its naval forces on 17 May when the ex-Irish offshore patrol vessel (OPV) Aisling arrived in the port...

Nexter orders first batch of 40 mm CTAS for Jaguar

Nexter has ordered the first batch of 40 mm Cased Telescoped Armament Systems (CTAS) from CTA International for France’s Jaguar 6×6 armoured fighting vehicle (AFV), Pierre Clouvel, president of the Nexter–BAE Systems joint venture,...

Belarus showcases MM-60 rocket launcher

Belarusian company BSVT-VV has completed development of its MM-60 multipurpose rocket launcher and has already attracted interest from a number of Asia Pacific countries, a company representative told Jane’s. The disposable MM-60 rocket launcher...

Australia selects Spike LR2

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has been selected by the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) to supply its Spike LR2 anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) for the Australian Army. Australia becomes the second export customer for...

Australia selects Spike LR2

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has been selected by the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) to supply its Spike LR2 anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) for the Australian Army. Australia becomes the second export customer for...

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