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Russia’s 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV SPH completes preliminary trials

The first batch of Russia’s 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV 152 mm self-propelled howitzer (SPH) has completed its preliminary company trials ahead of factory tests and official trials with the Russian Ground Forces, the Ministry of Defence’s...

Israel announces laser breakthrough

The Israel Ministry of Defense announced on 8 January that its investment in laser technology has led to a breakthrough that paves the way for the development of weapons that “will prompt a strategic...

Army Robots: Two Contracts Forward, One Contract Back

Textron won the Robotic Combat Vehicle-Medium and Qinetiq the RCV-Light, but General Dynamics’ award for the S-MET “mule” must be recompeted. …read more Read more here:: Breaking Defense (Land)

GDELS to keep working on new Spanish IFV despite setbacks

General Dynamics European Land Systems-Santa Bárbara Sistemas (GDELS-SBS) is set to continue looking for ways to win the contract for Spain’s new 8×8 Dragon infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), although the project is insufficiently funded,...

Israel orders Iron Fist APS

Elbit Systems announced on 7 January that it has been awarded an initial contract from the Israeli Ministry of Defense (MoD) to provide Iron Fist active protection systems (APS) for the Eitan wheeled armoured...

V-280 Tiltrotor Can Fly Unmanned, Bell Says

The Army is skeptical that early models of the Future Vertical Lift aircraft will be able to fly unmanned. But Bell says it’s already flight-tested all the essential automation. …read more Read more here::...

Rheinmetall Awarded Order Package Worth EUR54 M

Rheinmetall has been awarded orders for additional equipment for the Bundeswehr’s Puma infantry fighting vehicle. The Düsseldorf-based technology group is to supply spare parts and special tools worth a total of around €54 million,...

PLAGF, PAP special forces broadening use of small UAVs

Special forces and scout units within China’s People’s Liberation Army Ground Force (PLAGF) and People’s Armed Police (PAP) appear to be increasing the use of small reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to help them...

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