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India cancels LAHAT installation on Arjun Mk II

The Indian Army recently rejected an Israeli missile that was to have been fitted onto the indigenously designed Arjun Mk II main battle tank (MBT), further delaying the upgraded platform’s induction into service. “The...

Report highlights German procurement issues

A major report into the state of Germany Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) procurement processes has found they suffer from sluggish administration, a lack of a general overview and control over costs, and poor administrative...

iRobot develops universal control system

iRobot has developed a new universal control system for its unmanned vehicles, which are used by armed forces, first responders and industrial customers worldwide. …read more

iRobot Aims For More Intuitive, Adaptive Robots

Ground robots were widely used on the battlefield in the last decade responding to very specific threats such as IEDs, but with a very different and more complex environment evolving, iRobot is moving forward...

Polaris Defense Launches DAGOR Ultra-Light Combat Vehicle

Polaris industries’ [PII] Polaris Defense is unveiling the DAGOR™ ultra-light combat vehicle to meet an emerging threat to Special Operation Forces and light infantry at the 2014 Association of the United States Army Annual...

ATK Focuses On Innovative, Low Cost Solutions

ATK [ATK] Defense Group focuses on the customer, no matter what the year is or the fiscal situation, across its broad portfolio of ammunition, medium caliber guns, precision weapons, special mission aircraft, missile warning...

BAE Systems Awarded $153 Million For HERCULES Work

BAE Systems was awarded a $153.6 million Army contract to convert 53 M88A1 recovery vehicles to the M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift Evacuation System (HERCULES) configuration. Work on the contract will extend...

Army Planning For Next 50 Years of Chinook Helicopters

The Army expects to keep flying the CH-47 Chinook multi-mission cargo helicopter built by Boeing [BA] in service for another 60 years or more, and the Cargo Helicopter office has already begun planning for...

iRobot Rolls Out First Multi-Robot Controller

iRobot Corp. (IRBT), Thursday unveiled the uPoint Multi-Robot Control (MRC) system, an Android-based app for its family of defense and security robots allowing operators to concentrate on their mission, not on operating the robot....

Turkey Faces Worst Kurdish Insurgency in 22 Years

Tens of thousands of Kurds turned several Turkish cities into flames in order to protest the Ankara government’s reluctance to save their kinship in Kobani, a northern Syrian city bordering Turkey and beseiged by...

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