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Army Boosts Investment In Lasers

AUSA: The Army is investing more and more money in lasers to defeat incoming rockets and enemy drones. Across the Air & Missile Defense (AMD) portfolio, “we put over 50 percent of our S&T...

Turkey successfully tests new anti-tank missile systems

Turkish company FNSS has conducted a successful test of the new anti-tank missile systems, according to the Anadolu Agency. The Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) awarded FNSS Savunma Sistemleri a contract for 260...

Dutch Army to Upgrade Armored Howitzer and CV90 Vehicles

The heavy artillery Panzerhouwitser 2000NL self-propelled howitzer and the CV90 infantry combat vehicle are being taken care of. The so-called midlife updates (MLU) will keep these combat systems deployable and relevant until the end...

Rosgvardiya tests new Kalashnikov firearms

The Rosgvardiya, Russia’s national guard, is testing new small arms designed by Rostec’s Kalashnikov Group, a military source has told Jane’s . “The Rosgvardiya has started the operational evaluation and testing of the newest...

Systel unveils latest ruggedised computers for the military market

Systel has developed a fully rugged fully sealed high-performance embedded tactical computing system for combat vehicles. Raven Strike is optimised for size, weight, and power (SWaP), providing the capability traditionally found in several rack...

Japan developing vehicle-mounted IED detection system

Japan is developing a vehicle-mounted system designed to remotely detect improvised explosive devices (IEDs) along roads in urban and suburban areas. The Ground Systems Research Center (GSRC) of the Ministry of Defense’s (MoD’s) Acquisition,...

Spain to buy IED jammers

Spain is preparing to spend up to EUR85 million (USD98.5 million) on fitting new improvised explosive device (IED) jammers on military vehicles under a framework agreement up to 2021, the government announced on 11...

General Dynamics Griffin Takes Lead To Replace M2 Bradley

AUSA: General Dynamics looks like the early favorite to replace the Army’s 1980s-vintage M2 Bradley troop carrier. That’s my personal assessment after talking at length to officers and contractors at last week’s Association of...

German SMArt 155 munition programme to start again

Due to an additional demand for Sensor-fuzed Munition for Artillery 155 mm (Suchzunder Munition fur die Artillerie im Kaliber 155 mm: SMArt 155) artillery projectiles, the German Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded Gesellschaft...

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