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Land related military and defence technology and procurement insight


Naval and Medical Innovations Will Dominate At This Year's Show

Unmanned, maritime and medical innovations will take centre stage at DSEI 2017 from the 12–15 September in London.

By Anita Hawser - 11 September 2017
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When Is A Military Exercise Not A Military Exercise?

Russia has used previous military exercises as a cover for invading sovereign territory. So what does it have in store for Zapad 2017?

By Anita Hawser - 30 August 2017
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NIMR Makes Play For Special Operations Vehicle Market

The Rapid Intervention Vehicle is designed to withstand the harsh conditions of the Arabian desert, but could appeal to European and Asian buyers.

By Anita Hawser - 24 August 2017
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The US Tests Laser Weapons To Counter Drones

The US is ramping up efforts to defeat UAVs and rockets with laser weapons. The latest test saw a laser fired from an Apache helicopter.

By Anita Hawser - 12 July 2017
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All NATO Enhanced Forward Battle Groups in the Baltics Are Now in Place

The biggest build-up of forces for a generation on NATO's eastern flank is complete, but what is their effectiveness?

By Anita Hawser & Ralph Zwilling - 19 June 2017
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Middle East Countries Beef Up Border Security

Jordan, Turkey and Saudi Arabia are stepping up their investment in border security to counter the spread of terrorist attacks.

By Anita Hawser - 21 April 2017
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Fighting Talk In Cyberspace

With the recognition of cyberspace as a war fighting domain, Western militaries are talking up their offensive capabilities in cyberspace.

By Anita Hawser - 12 April 2017
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Upgunning The Stryker

The perceived Russian threat has resulted in a lethality upgrade, which will see the Stryker fitted with a 30 mm cannon.

By Ralph Zwilling - 24 March 2017
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Terrorists: What Motivates Them To Act Alone?

Radicalisation does not fully explain why individuals carry out terrorist attacks. A disconnected-disordered profile can be a contributing factor.

By - 17 March 2017
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Ukraine's Latest Weapon In The Fight Against Russian-Backed Rebels

Ukraine's Phantom unmanned multipurpose vehicle will prevent the loss of soldiers' lives on the battlefield.

By Anita Hawser - 28 February 2017
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A Force Multiplier On The Battlefield

Unmanned ground vehicles are undergoing a deep development phase. The most advanced solutions are just a preview of the capabilities to come.

By Giulia Tilenni - 01 February 2017
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General James 'Mad Dog' Mattis, US Defense Secretary

US Defense Secretary, General Mattis, spent his first day on the job overseeing air strikes against ISIL and speaking with NATO's Secretary General.

By Anita Hawser - 26 January 2017
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Rheinmetall's Lynx - Minimising Technical Risk and Cost

Rheinmetall's Lynx IFV hopes to provide a price point that captures the imagination of the export market. Its first potential customer could be Australia.

By Ralph Zwilling - 24 January 2017
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Today’s radar challenge

How the electronic warfare (EW) and electronic intelligence (ELINT) communities are keeping pace with modern threats.

By Rohde & Schwarz - 20 January 2017
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Defence and Security Co-operation With The EU Will Continue

The UK will continue to work with the EU on defence and security matters, says UK PM Theresa May in her first major speech on Brexit.

By Anita Hawser - 17 January 2017
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Made In The UAE

A privately led armoured vehicle sector has enhanced UAE armoured vehicle production.

By Matthew Hedges - 09 January 2017
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The Fallout From Brexit

Immediately following the UK vote to leave the EU, the pound declined in value, which is likely to impact the cost of already announced defence acquisition programmes and support costs for in-service equipment.

By Stuart Young, Peter Antill and Richard Fisher - 03 January 2017
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Playing The Trump Card In US Defence Policy

President-elect Trump made a lot of comments—some controversial—on defence matters during his election campaign

By Nick Watts - 03 January 2017
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Canadian Army Step Up Readiness At Storming Bear

Storming Bear training exercise featured a series of dynamic, live fire training events over diverse terrain.

By - 21 November 2016
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Trump and the Middle East: Challenges to Regaining US Supremacy

Can President-elect Trump bring America back from the low point in Middle East relations achieved under Obama's presidency?

By Riad Kahwaji - 17 November 2016
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M777 - The Lightweight Route To 155 mm Firepower

The M777 howitzer has transformed the dynamics of modern-day artillery.

By Doug Richardson - 14 November 2016
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Soldiers Take Down Drone Using Laser Signal

US soldiers have disabled a commercial off-the-shelf drone using a non-kinetic counter-UAV system.

By Anita Hawser - 04 November 2016
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Upgrades in Lethality and Protection

A resurgent Russia is seeing lethality and protection uprgrades predominate in vehicle upgrade programmes.

By Anita Hawser - 20 September 2016
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Awaiting the Armata T-14 tank

Russia’s next-generation battle tank, the Armata T-14, is causing a stir with its uncrewed 
turret, increased lethality and hard-kill Active Protection System.

By Joseph Dempsey - 16 September 2016
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A Century of Tank Development

The first battle tank was developed 100 years ago. As a mobile, protected weapon platform, the battle tank remains an important component of modern ground forces.

By Richard Ogorkiewicz - 14 September 2016
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Land News

Machine Learning On The Frontline

Could machine learning help logistics specialists better predict supply and demand on the frontline?

- 18 September 2017
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German Army Tactical Communications Modernisation

Rheinmetall and Rohde & Schwarz join forces for German Army tactical communications upgrade.

- 18 September 2017
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Keeping Soldiers Safe From Drones

Programmable ammunition from Nammo could help soldiers protect themselves against drone attacks.

- 13 September 2017
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General Dynamics at DSEI

General Dynamics' Eagle 6x6 to commence trials for UK Multi-Role Vehicle Protected Programme.

- 13 September 2017
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Beyond Armour

Dstl selects Leonardo to lead Active Protection System development for armoured vehicles.

- 13 September 2017
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UK Laser Weapon Demonstrator unveiled

The laser beam director for the UK's Laser Directed Energy Weapon is unveiled at DSEI in London.

- 12 September 2017
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Through Life Asset Management

A centralised solution for managing and tracking deployed defence assets more efficiently.

- 11 September 2017
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Disrupting Enemy Activity

Persistent surveillance and observation with Chess Dynamics' Hawkeye Vehicle System.

- 11 September 2017
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Small, Light And Affordable

An affordable, lightweight mesh-capable radio that requires no central infrastructure at DSEI.

- 11 September 2017
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In-Ear Body Monitoring Platform For Soldiers

Bodytrak monitors soldiers' heart rate and body temperature in harsh training environments.

- 04 September 2017
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Safer And Cleaner Fuel For Ration Packs

Toxic fuel for heating ration packs to be replaced by bio-ethanol alternative made from sugar beets.

- 01 September 2017
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Powering Up Armoured Vehicles

Armoured vehicles to be fitted with Lithium-ion batteries to meet growing energy demands.

Anita Hawser - 31 August 2017
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Combat Behaviours Can Be More Easily Created Using AI

Artificial Intelligence will make it easier to create combat behaviours in Virtual Battlespace 3.

- 29 August 2017
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The French Army's Future Connected Vehicle

The French Army's new Multi-role Armoured Vehicle paraded on the Champs-Élysées.

- 17 July 2017
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Digital Tactical Communications for German Army Command Vehicles

German Army Puma and Boxer command vehicles to be fitted with software-defined radio.

- 11 July 2017
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Modernising The Boxer

German Army's Boxer armoured transport vehicles to be reconfigured for command role.

- 04 July 2017
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German Army Purchases More Future Soldier Systems

Rheinmetall secures multimillion-euro order for more German Army Future Soldier systems.

- 28 June 2017
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Patria AMV28A armoured wheeled vehicle

Patria's AMV28A armoured wheeled vehicle completes amphibious tests in Finland.

Patria - 20 June 2017
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Thales Unveils Ground Fire at Le Bourget

Thales's multi-function Ground Fire radar can be used for air defence and surveillance missions.

- 19 June 2017
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Canada To Boost Defence Spending By More than 70%

Cyber, air attack and intelligence among areas to benefit from new Canadian defence policy.

Anita Hawser - 11 June 2017
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VOP CZ and NIMR Automotive

VOP CZ and NIMR Automotive unveil first military vehicle collaboration at IDET.

NIMR Automotive - 31 May 2017
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Kärcher Futuretech: Wins major US DoD contract

Kärcher Futuretech's water-filling system is awarded a US DoD contract.

Kärcher Futuretech - 30 May 2017
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Increased Military Presence on UK Streets Under Operation Temperer

Is more troops on the streets a viable long-term strategy for countering terrorist attacks?

Anita Hawser - 24 May 2017
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GUARDION Is Designed to Defend and Protect Against Unauthorised UAVs

New, integrated drone defence solution from Rohde & Schwarz, ESG and Diehl Defence.

- 24 May 2017
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Saudi Arabia Forms New Defence Company

Saudi Arabian Military Industries wants to be a Top 25 global defence company by 2030.

Anita Hawser - 23 May 2017
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Trump to Announce Major Arms Deal with Saudi Arabia

Arms deal could be worth up to $350bn over 10 years – one of the largest in history.

Mythili Sampathkumar Independent - New York - 22 May 2017
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Virtual and Mixed Reality Training Systems On Show

Demos of the latest VR and mixed reality training systems at ITEC 2017 in Rotterdam.

Anita Hawser - 13 May 2017
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Robot Teaming For Mine Clearance

France's ECA Group teams a UAV and an unmanned ground vehicle for stand-off mine clearance.

- 13 May 2017
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NIMR Automotive Participates in IAV Jordan

NIMR Automotive participates in International Armoured Vehicles (IAV), Jordan.

NIMR - 26 April 2017
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First Production Order For Griffon And Jaguar Vehicles

First batch of Griffon and Jaguar armoured vehicles to be produced for French DGA.

- 24 April 2017
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MBDA Next-Generation Air Defence Missiles for British Army and Navy

Sea Ceptor and Land Ceptor will protect the Royal Navy's war ships and enhance ground-based air defence.

- 24 April 2017
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Bowman Radios To Get Major Architecture Upgrade

Bowman tactical communications radios will be converted into an open modular system.

- 07 April 2017
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Rheinmetall and Rohde & Schwarz Join Forces to Modernise German Army Communications

Joint venture will bid for major tactical communications projects by the German Army.

- 24 March 2017
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The Stryker Joins The Fight Against UAVs

The US Army has modified its Stryker vehicle to detect and defeat UAVs.

- 09 March 2017
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NIMR Unveils Advanced Vehicle Platforms At IDEX 2017

JAIS MRAP features 60% greater protected space and payload capacity.

- 27 February 2017
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NIMR Secures Its First Major European Export Deal

NIMR to produce more than 1,000 vehicles in the Czech Republic.

- 20 February 2017
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A Highly Mobile Logistics Vehicle For Providing Water To The Frontline

NIMR and WEW unveil vehicle for delivering water to remote patrols.

- 18 February 2017
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Desert Variant of the 'Jackal' for the UAE Presidential Guard

Supacat's HMT 400 Desert variant unveiled at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi.

- 16 February 2017
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US Department of Defense Looks To Develop Biodegradable Ammunition

The US Defense Dept. wants biodegradable ammunition to replace current training rounds.

- 02 February 2017
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MoD's Defence Equipment Plan Comes Up Short

The UK Ministry of Defence needs to find more savings to fund its future Equipment Plan.

- 30 January 2017
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Stryker Dragoon Vehicle Upgrade Programme

Money saved in the Stryker upgrade programme will be used to field a new RWS.

- 26 January 2017
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NIMR Automotive Participates in IAV London

NIMR’s AJBAN 440A armoured military vehicle at International Armoured Vehicles (IAV), London.

NIMR Automotive - 24 January 2017
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New FN Herstal SmartCore®

FN SmartCore Provides Enhanced Shot Counter Technology for FN SCAR firearms.

FN Herstal - 20 January 2017
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IVECO - Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV)

First Amphibious Combat Vehicle based on Iveco platform rolled out to Marine Corps.

IVECO - 18 January 2017
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Rheinmetall and Steyr Mannlicher

Rheinmetall and Steyr Mannlicher offer new RS556 assault rifle system.

Rheinmetall - 12 January 2017
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General Dynamics Land Systems–UK

General Dynamics Land Systems UK completes first AJAX programme manned live firing trial.

General Dynamics - 13 December 2016
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FLIR Systems Acquires Prox Dynamics

FLIR Systems Acquires Prox Dynamics for $134 million in cash.

FLIR Systems - 30 November 2016
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Barrett Communications To Provide Long-Range Voice Comms to Canadian Defence Forces

Barrett Communications wins Canadian voice communications contract.

- 29 November 2016
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Rockwell Collins's Mixed-Reality System for Training & Simulation

Rockwell Collins Coalescence merges the real-world view with a synthetic environment.

- 29 November 2016
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Airborne Laser-Based Sensor Can Detect IEDs and Hazmat From Standoff Distance

SpectroDrone uses lasers and high-res cameras to detect explosives, IEDs and hazmat.

- 15 November 2016
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ADF Receive Last of Initial Run Hawkei Vehicles

Australia's next-gen Hawkei protected vehicle project achieves major milestone.

- 14 November 2016
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Israel Ramps Up Procurement of APS

Israel to fit all new Merkava 4 tanks with Trophy Active Protection System.

- 14 November 2016
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New Precision Guidance Kit For Canadian Army

Canadian Army's new Precision Guidance Kit will enable targets to be engaged with fewer rounds.

- 04 November 2016
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Rheinmetall at Indo Defence

Wheeled and tracked armoured vehicles: a longstanding core competency of Rheinmetall.

DPI - 03 November 2016
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GDLS–UK Designs Information Gateway For Integrated Soldier Systems

Information gateway for Dutch, Belgian and Luxembourg soldier systems.

- 02 November 2016
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US Army and Marine Corps to trial PowerWalk Exoskeleton

Wearable technology is designed to harvest power through the action of walking.

- 31 October 2016
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US Steps Up Acquisition Of Precision Munitions

Contract awarded to fulfill demand for Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System.

- 28 October 2016
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Wearable Sensors Overcome GPS Denial Problem

Wearable sensors can track personnel and their weapons in GPS-denied environments.

DPI - 21 September 2016
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100 Years Of The Tank

The Battle Of Flers-Courcelette remembered exactly 100 years ago today.

DPI - 19 September 2016
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Trump pledges big US military expansion

Donald Trump says he will expand all areas of the US military.

- 15 September 2016
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General Dynamics Land Systems–UK showcases AJAX

GDLS–UK successfully completes an additional live firing test for AJAX vehicle.

- 15 September 2016
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Rheinmetall at Land Forces 2016

Rheinmetall has underscored its commitment to Australian industry.

DPI - 15 September 2016
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