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AUSA 2017: Fantom-2 set for desert trials, combat

Ukraine’s SpetsTechnoExport will be sending its new Fantom-2 large multipurpose unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) to the Middle East in early November for trials and demonstrations, and expects to field the platform in combat conditions...

Stratom enters UGV market with XR-P

Stratom has released details of a new unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) primarily designed for the logistics support role. The eXpeditonary Robotic Platform (XR-P) is a dual-tracked vehicle that is initially intended to be deployed...

MTRS Increment 2 to feature clean-sheet design

Endeavor Robotics will deliver a new product design under the US Army’s widely anticipated Man Transportable Robotic System Increment 2 (MTRS Inc II) effort, rather than modifying one of its existing platforms. “A lot...

Brazilian Navy up-arms Seahawk helicopter

The Brazilian Navy’s HS-1 ‘Guerreiro’ squadron has recently armed its SH-16 Seahawk (local designation for Sikorsky S-70B) helicopter with a light door pintle weapon system. The weapon mount from an unidentified origin is armed...

AUSA 2017: Harris showcases latest night vision weapon sight

Harris introduced its latest F7030 Generation (Gen) 3 Clip-on Weapon Sight at the annual Association of the US Army symposium in Washington, DC. The F7030 sight includes a new gallium arsenide photocathode component that...

Ukroboronprom pursues cooperation with Lithuanian defence industry

State-owned Ukrainian defence manufacturer Ukroboronprom announced on 11 October that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Lithuanian Defence and Security Industry Association (LDSIA) aimed at fostering co-operation between defence companies from...

AUSA 2017: IAI enhances AMMAD system

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) showcased the latest update to its Anti-Magnetic Mine Actuating Device (AMMAD) that now includes the ability to neutralize active land-based magnetic mines. After more than a decade of improvements and...

Serbia to modernise air defence system

Serbia will upgrade its air defences, the acting assistant minister for material resources in the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said. Nenad Miloradovic told local TV station Pink on 8 October that short-range air...

Top DoD Buyer Lord Shifts Programs To Services

AUSA: Ellen Lord, the former Textron executive now heading the Pentagon’s acquisition shop, revealed today in her first public appearance since her confirmation that she is making fundamental changes in how the Office of...

SHORAD Show-Off At AUSA

Several contractors are showing off and announcing their offerings for short-range air defense systems for deployed ground forces at the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) conference in Washington, D.C. this week. Ahead of...

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