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UK boosts funding further for robotics and autonomous systems

Spending on robotics and autonomous systems (RAS) will be higher than previously announced by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, Lieutenant Colonel Richard Craig, responsible for RAS in the British Army, told the SMi’s Military Robotics...

Serbia reports defence industry export increase

Serbian government officials have announced an increase in the country’s defence equipment exports for 2018. According to local media reports, Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin said the country’s exports had increased from USD570 million in...

Cyber Warfare In The Grey Zone: Wake Up, Washington

WASHINGTON: The entire US government — not just the Pentagon — needs to wake up to the intertwined threats of cyber warfare and political subversion, Army and National Security Agency officials say. It’ll take...

Ukraine receives more HMMWVs from the US

Ukrainian Armed Forces received a new batch of HMMWVs, commonly known as Humvees, from the US. According to “Dumskay” newspaper, another batch of military equipment for the Armed Forces of Ukraine arrived in the...

Space Force already restricted to Earth liberty

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. — Military commanders have barred potential Space Force members from engaging in any liberty activities outside of Earth’s atmosphere, sources confirmed today. The decision came after several hours of deliberation between...

Putin wants to produce “high-tech” weapons with Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow and Ankara may embark on joint development and production of “high-tech” weapons, according to state news agency TASS. “We may well embark on joint development and production...

Estonia receives last CV90s from Netherlands

Estonia has received the last of 44 CV9035NL infantry fighting vehicles from the Netherlands, the Baltic News Service reported on 1 April. The vehicles were delivered following an extensive maintenance and refurbishment programme conducted...

Brazil acquires additional DGS 888 Raptor Mk2s

The command of the 2nd Naval District (Com2°DN) of the Brazilian Navy recently awarded a BRL3 million (USD776,148) contract to Brazilian armoured multi-mission fast craft specialist DGS Defense to buy two more DGS 888...

Bundeswehr awards Leopard 2 upgrade contract

The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (: BAAINBw) and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) announced on 5 and 8 April, respectively, that they...

SOFINS 2019: Technamm unveils new vehicles

French company Technamm unveiled two of its latest designs – the Masstech Barkhane and the Masstech Armure – at the Special Operations Forces Innovation Network Seminar (SOFINS) exhibition, held at Camp de Souge, south...

KACST working on unmanned helicopter

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz City for Science Technologies (KACST) is testing a helicopter it has recently converted into an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the company’s general director for Special Programs Affairs, Dr Khaled Alhussan,...

Indian Army receives first six of 114 Dhanush howitzers

The Indian Army (IA) has taken delivery of the first six of 114 Dhanush 155 mm/45-calibre towed howitzers ordered from the state-owned Ordnance Factory Board (OFB). Officials said the OFB’s Gun Carriage Factory (GCF)...

Thales highlights BRAIN modular unmanned system

Thales used the Special Operations Forces Innovation Network Seminal (SOFINS) at Camp de Souge on 2–4 April to unveil a modular autonomous vehicle that can be configured to support a variety of air, ground,...

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