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IDEX 2019: Thales marketing new TopAxyz IMU

Thales has developed a version of its TopAxyz inertial navigation system for use on land platforms and showcased it at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference 2019 (IDEX 2019) in Abu Dhabi. It has...

German Army receives improved Boxers

The German Army’s Jägerbataillon (Light Infantry Battalion) 91 is receiving Boxer wheeled armoured vehicles updated from the A1 to the A2 standard. The service reported on its website on 20 February that the first...

IDEX 2019: Systematic showcases C2 software for Fire Support

Danish software company Systematic has developed a fire-support module for its Sitaware command-and-control (C2) software called Sitaware Fire Support, and showcased it at the IDEX 2019 exhibition in Abu Dhabi, UAE. SitaWare consists of...

Alternative energy: Next-generation vehicle power and propulsion

Key Points Next-generation propulsion technologies for armoured vehicles promise to deliver improvements over the traditional internal combustion engine Military adoption of hybrid or electric-drive technologies are behind the pace seen in the commercial automotive...

Avalon 2019: GA-ASI looks to enhance Australian Reaper engagement

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) is expected to enhance its industrial engagement in Australia following Canberra’s announcement in November 2018 that it had selected the company’s MQ-9 Reaper to meet requirements under Project...

Goa Shipyard launches 105 m OPV for Indian Coast Guard

Key Points India’s Goa Shipyard Limited has launched a 105 m offshore patrol vessel for the country’s coast guard The vessel will be part of the service’s long-term plans to operate a fleet 154...

Avalon 2019: Rafael positions for Australian expansion

Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is positioning for expansion in Australia following its successful campaign in 2018 to supply its Spike LR2 anti-tank guided weapon system to the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Gideon Weiss,...

Boxer: modular, multirole armour rolls out

The ARTEC Boxer has enjoyed considerable success in recent years with Western countries. Samuel Cranny-Evans investigates some of the elements making the co-operatively designed, modular armoured fighting vehicle a popular choice for armies in...

U.S. Army will leverage latest 3D printing technologies

According to estimates provided by the Pentagon, 3D printing capabilities will be increasingly integrating into the U.S. Army, reported by Devon L. Suits, Army News Service earlier this month. As 3D printing increases both...

BAE Systems awarded $575M for AMPV production for U.S. Army

The defense industry giant reported the U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems two contract modifications worth up to $575 million for the low-rate initial production of the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV). According to BAE...

Portugal advances its soldier modernisation programme

The Portuguese Army is implementing an ambitious effort worth EUR90 million (USD102 million) to equip dismounted soldiers with new equipment meant to boost their firepower, mobility, protection, and command and control. The new systems,...

Saudi Arabian company reveals GBDF shot-detection system

Saudi Arabia’s Warning and Defence for Electronics Industries Co (WDEI) has developed a new shot-detection system – the Gun Blast Direction Finder (GBDF) – and displayed it at the IDEX 2019 exhibition in Abu...

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