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Meggitt introduces FATS 300 training system

Meggitt Training Systems has expanded its range of small arms training systems, launching its FATS 300 multi-screen immersive trainer at the 2017 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) exhibition in Orlando. The system...

NATO details preliminary APS standards

NATO’s Standardisation Agency has released initial details of the Standardisation Agreement (STANAG) covering active protection systems (APS). While still a working draft, STANAG 4686, in addition to the accompanying Allied Engineering Publication (AEP)-62 has...

Plasan unveils its latest defence solutions at ExpoDefensa 2017

Israeli armoured vehicle specialist Plasan has unveiled its latest defence solutions at the International Defense and Security exhibition, ExpoDefensa 2017 in Bogota Colombia. Plasan is a developer and provider of vehicle-borne solutions for the...

Serbia increases defence spending, plans new procurements

Serbia’s defence budget will be increased by RSD11.6 billion (USD114 million) or 19.7% to RSD70.5 billion in 2018. The percentage increase is even larger – 23.6% – if calculated in euros. It is planned...

Colombian Army to receive new fire simulators

A new artillery fire control simulator for the Colombian Army was revealed at the 2017 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) exhibition in Orlando in November. Development of the Mobile Artillery Simulator (MAS)...

India successfully tests Akash SAM with locally developed seeker

India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully tested on 5 December an Akash surface-to-air missile (SAM) fitted with an indigenously designed radio-frequency seeker. Fired from the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur against a...

VPK unveils BTR-82V APC

Russia’s Voyenno-Promyshlennaya Kompaniya (Military Industrial Company, VPK) has developed the BTR-82V armoured personnel carrier (APC), a company representative told Jane’s. “The BTR-82V APC was developed under terms of reference issued by the Rosgvardiya [Russia’s...

Alcon announces defence investment

Alcon has announced plans to invest GBP2 million (USD2.69 million) into its defence and security business to meet requirements coming from the Europe, the Middle East, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The...

Indonesia equips pilots with GECO Air mission planning system

The Indonesian Air Force (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Udara: TNI-AU) has issued pilots of its frontline combat and trainer aircraft with Graphical Electronic Cockpit Organiser (GECO) Air mission planning tablet, manufacturer Inzpire announced on 5...

Shutdown Looms, North Korean War Closer, UK PM Mocked

WASHINGTON: Can the Christmas holidays come quickly enough? Republicans, hungry for their first major legislative accomplishment since the 2016 elections, are focused above and beyond all else on changes to tax law, leaving a...

Poland plans to upgrade older T-72 tanks

On December 1, the Polish Armaments Inspectorate announced an invitation to participate in a market research on the implementation of the analytical and conceptual phase of upgrading older T-72 tanks of the Polish Army....

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