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US deploys THAAD to Israel for first time

The US military has deployed a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to Israel for the first time, US European Command (EUCOM) and the Israeli Air Force (IAF) announced on 4 March. EUCOM...

IAI unveils new anti-jammer for ground GNSS systems

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) on 4 March unveiled a new version of its ADA system that prevents GNSS signals being jammed. ADA-O is designed for armoured vehicles and other larger land and sea platforms,...

EOS, Elbit Systems develop fully integrated medium-calibre turret

Australian company Electro Optic Systems (EOS) and Israel’s Elbit Systems have developed a modular medium-calibre turret that can be configured for a range of platforms, including lightweight reconnaissance and heavy infantry fighting vehicles. EOS...

China lowers defence budget growth to 7.5%

China has announced a 2019 defence budget of CNY1.19 trillion (USD177.4 billion), representing a year-on-year increase of 7.5% over 2018. The growth recorded for 2019 follows a gradual trend of slowing growth in military...

ATLAS: Killer Robot? No. Virtual Crewman? Yes.

Alarming headlines to the contrary, the US Army isn’t building robotic “killing machines.” What they really want artificial intelligence to do in combat is much more interesting. …read more Read more here:: Breaking Defense...

FN Herstal secures significant deal in Portugal

The Portuguese Army is to receive a comprehensive number of small arms between 2019 and 2022, a source within Army Headquarters told Jane’s on 28 February. A multi-year contract was recently awarded by the...

K-8 jet trainer seen with Angolan Air Force markings

A photograph circulating on the Chinese blogging site Weibo has indicated that Angola is in the process of acquiring Hongdu K-8 jet trainer aircraft. The photograph showed Luo Ronghuai, president of the Aviation Industry...

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