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Army Building 1,000-Mile Supergun

AUSA: Why is the Army confident it can build a Strategic Long-Range Cannon to fire with precision more than one thousand miles? Because the superweapon will be essentially supersizing proven technologies found in the...

Lockheed Martin delivered 300th interceptor for THAAD system

Lockheed Martin delivered the 300th interceptor for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, the only system in the world designed to intercept threats both inside and outside the atmosphere. The production maturity...

Congress Traded O&M For RDTE In 19 Approps Bill

Now that President Trump has signed the fiscal 2019 defense appropriations bill, marking the first time in nine years that defense is not bound by a Continuing Resolution, the broad trend was cuts to...

Hunter Wolf: Killer Robot Golfcart

While the current Army requirement is purely for transport, manufacturer HDT has carefully designed in enough horsepower and electrical power to handle a host of heavy upgrades, including the machinegun shown here. …read more...

AUDS Job: Electrons & Bullets Take Down Drones

The Air Force is buying a static version of AUDS for base defense, mounted in a CONEX shipping container for ease of transport and set-up. For the Army, Northrop is proposing to integrate AUDS...

Inside The Bell V-280 Valor At AUSA

Colin Clark climbs in and out of the V-280 at the Association of the US Army show, from cockpit to troop compartment, and gets a thorough briefing from Bell on what they’ve building, from...

Taking Sikorsky’s Scout Simulator For A Spin (Literally)

“It’s much more like a fighter aircraft than a helicopter,” Sikorsky’s test pilot tells me in the video as he maneuvers gleefully. “Whoa, warn me next time!” I say after a particularly nifty/nauseating roll....

Algeria looks set to build more Fuchs-2 vehicles

The German company Rheinmetall announced on 8 October that it has received an order to provide an international customer with components for the manufacturing of Fuchs-2 6×6 armoured vehicles. It said the order is...

AUSA 2018: Raytheon adds GaN to GEM-T to improve reliability

Raytheon announced it will begin using gallium nitride (GaN) computer chips in new production Guidance Enhanced Missile-TBM (GEM-T) interceptors to replace travelling waveform tubes (TWT) currently used in the missile’s transmitter. By upgrading GEM-T’s...

AUSA 2018: New details emerge on 6.8 mm Textron Systems NGSWs

Textron Systems confirmed to Jane’s during the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) annual conference that its submissions for the US Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSWs) requirement – the NGSW-R (rifle) and...

IDF reports another Iron Dome misfire

A false alarm caused an Iron Dome air-defence system to unnecessarily launch an interceptor, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reported on 11 October. The launch happened as sirens sounded in areas of southern Israel...

Update: France receives first VLTP 4×4 tactical vehicles

The French Army’s 12ème Régiment de Cuirassiers received its first two VT4 4×4 tactical vehicles in Satory on 11 October, Arquus, which produces them, announced in a press release. This follows delivery of the...

AUSA 2018: Knight’s Armament Company unveils 6.5 mm LAMG

Knight’s Armament Company unveiled its Light Assault Machine Gun (LAMG), which is chambered for the 6.5 mm Creedmoore (CM) cartridge, at this year’s Association of the US Army symposium, held in Washington, DC, from...

Cameroon’s BIR takes delivery of Panthera T6 vehicles

The Cameroonian military has received new Panthera T6 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) from Minerva Special Purpose Vehicles (MSPV), sources in the Cameroonian Defence Forces (CDF) confirmed to Jane’s. A Cameroonian military source said the...

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