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Sikorsky to transform Black Hawk helicopter into heavy drone

U.S. helicopter maker Sikorsky will transform ageing UH-60A helicopter into modern Optionally Piloted Vehicle, the aerospace giant announced on 6 June. The UH-60A Black Hawk has been the Army’s front-line utility helicopter for the...

Ukraine boosts mortar capability with four new systems

Ukraine’s defence industry has developed and begun building several new mortar systems, details of which were briefed at the recent Omega Mortar Systems Conference in Bristol, UK, by Major Petro Koliennikov, senior lecturer at...

Ukraine boosts mortar capability with four new systems

Ukraine’s defence industry has developed and begun building several new mortar systems, details of which were briefed at the recent Omega Mortar Systems Conference in Bristol, UK, by Major Petro Koliennikov, senior lecturer at...

Belarus unveils upgraded Polonez-M MRL system

The Belarusian Armed Forces have begun receiving the upgraded Polonez-M multiple launch rocket (MRL) system. The modernised V-300RK Polonez-M MRL was shown at the recent MILEX 2019 exhibition in Minsk with an eight-cell launcher...

Poland hosts largest NATO air-defence exercise of the year

Poland is hosting ‘Tobruq Legacy 2019′, the largest NATO air-defence exercise of the year, on 3–19 June. The exercise involves nearly 5,000 troops from air-defence units of 17 participating countries, the Dutch Ministry of...

US Army LMTV rolls over, killing one passenger

Just after dawn on 6 June, a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle (LMTV) carrying 22 people rolled over and killed one US Military Academy at West Point cadet. Two US Army soldiers were operating the...

Serdar remote weapon station completes trials

The Serdar remote weapon station (RWS) developed jointly by Turkey’s Aselsan and Ukraine’s Luch Design Bureau has passed its final trials and is now ready to enter serial production under an existing contract for...

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