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Army Futures Command Wants YOU (To Innovate)

NDIA: The Army’s new Futures Command is creating multiple pilot projects to bring tech geeks in hoodies, defense contractors in suits, and soldiers in uniform, the command’s chief innovation officer said this morning. The...

Netherlands increases ammunition stocks

The Dutch Ministry of Defence (MoD) is increasing ammunition stocks by 2033, State Secretary for Defence Barbara Visser informed parliament on 22 October. She said an extra EUR250 million (USD287 million) to EUR1 billion...

Milkor develops new 4×4 protected vehicle

South Africa’s Milkor has developed a new protected vehicle, the Milkor 4×4, using internal research and development funding. Development began in 2017 and the first prototype was rolled out in August 2018. The vehicle...

German government halts defence sales to Saudi Arabia

The German government has claimed that further defence equipment sales to Saudi Arabia are unlikely to be approved until an investigation into the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been carried out. World leaders...

What Weapons Will The US Build After The INF?

WASHINGTON: If President Trump withdraws from Reagan’s INF accord, it could jump-start fielding of new technologies that would have skirted the letter of the treaty, like ground-launched hypersonics. But it could also lead to...

West Point cadet hoping to sort into Slytherin

WEST POINT, N.Y. – From the moment he stepped onto, as he calls it, Apron 9 ¾, West Point Fourth Classman Blaise Boodlesworthy has been waiting for the end of beast barracks when he...

AVIC readies Wing Loong I-D prototype for maiden flight

State-owned aerospace and defence prime Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) is on track to perform the maiden flight of its new strike-capable Wing Loong I-D reconnaissance medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (MALE UAV)...

Raytheon discloses Excalibur capability enhancements

Raytheon Missile Systems is advancing a series of transformative capability enhancements for the 155 mm M982A1 Excalibur 1b precision-guided artillery projectile. The standard M982 Excalibur is an extended-range guided projectile that uses a combination...

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