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Land

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.

By NIMR Automotive - 24 January 2017
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New FN Herstal SmartCore®

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

By 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.

By IVECO - 18 January 2017
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Rheinmetall and Steyr Mannlicher

Rheinmetall and Steyr Mannlicher offer new RS556 assault rifle system.

By 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.

By General Dynamics - 13 December 2016
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FLIR Systems Acquires Prox Dynamics

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

By 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.

By 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.

By DPI - 21 September 2016
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100 Years Of The Tank

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

By 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.

By DPI - 15 September 2016
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Sea

Royal Canadian Navy Victoria Class Submarines Radar Upgrade

Canadian Navy Victoria Class submarines to be fitted with modern, high performance radar.

07 April 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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The US Navy's Unmanned Influence Sweep System

On-water testing for US Navy unmanned surface vessel commences.

26 January 2017
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IVECO - Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV)

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

By IVECO - 18 January 2017
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UK Innovation: Laser Weapon Contract Awarded

MOD awards £30m contract to produce Laser Directed Energy Weapon (LDEW).

By UK MoD - 09 January 2017
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Sonar Upgrade for Australia's Collins Class Submarines

Sonar system upgrade for Australia's Collins Class submarines.

29 November 2016
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MBDA To Demo Sea Ceptor for Type 26

Sea Ceptor missile will defend Type 26 against advanced air threats.

04 November 2016
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The UK and France step up co-operation on unmanned minehunting

UK and France collaborate on autonomous system for detecting and neutralising sea mines.

26 October 2016
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Unmanned Mine Countermeasures Come of Age

Unmanned systems for mine countermeasures dominate at Euronaval.

17 October 2016
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Unmanned Warrior 16

World’s first large scale demonstration of marine robotic systems hosted by the UK.

By UK MoD - 17 October 2016
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Europe's Naval Industrial Base Comes Out on Top, But More Investment needed

The EU naval industrial base is in a good position to fight off increasing competition.

10 October 2016
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First Unmanned Mine Countermeasure Systems Deployed

Minehunter vessels in stand off role as robotised mine countermeasure systems hunt for mines.

By DPI - 21 September 2016
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Ministry of Defence 'facing extra £700m costs post Brexit'

MoD is facing extra costs of up to £700m a year following the UK's Brexit vote, experts warn.

15 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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Air

Motion Simulator for UK F-35 pilots

A motion simulator will enable UK F-35 pilots to practise landing on the new QEII Class carriers.

By Anita Hawser - 03 April 2017
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China: A New Arms Supplier to the Middle East

China will build armed UAVs in Saudi Arabia, which is looking beyond the west for weapons.

By Anita Hawser - 03 April 2017
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Teaming Rotary Wing UAS With Manned Helicopters

Schiebel will use Patria technology to team its Camcopter S-100 with manned helicopters.

30 March 2017
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F-35 ASRAAM Firing Trials

The ASRAAM is the first UK-designed missile to be fired from the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

16 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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Kelvin Hughes To Launch New Drone Detection System

SMS-D from Kelvin Hughes, is designed to detect and track UAVs.

07 March 2017
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Stemme and S-PLANE Team up to Create Optionally Piloted Vehicle

ECARYS ES15 to be optionally piloted using S-PLANE subsystems.

18 February 2017
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A New Generation of Transport Aircraft on show at IDEX 2017

The KC-390 sets new standards in transport aircraft.

16 February 2017
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Trump Intervenes In F-35 Pricing

Intervention by President Donald Trump sees price for F-35s reduced.

By Anita Hawser - 07 February 2017
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The Australian Navy Will Use The CAMCOPTER S-100 For Enhanced Maritime And Littoral Intelligence

Royal Australian Navy awards contract for CAMCOPTER S-100 rotary-wing UAS.

06 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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Trump Hones In On F-35 And Submarine Costs

Multi-year procurement could be the answer to Pentagon cost review of F-35 programme.

30 January 2017
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The US and UK will optimise use of the P-8A for maritime surveillance

US–UK agreement will strengthen Maritime Patrol Aircraft interoperability.

By Anita Hawser - 26 January 2017
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Rheinmetall and Day & Zimmermann

Rheinmetall and Day & Zimmermann join forces to make medium-calibre ammunition for the US market.

By Rheinmetall - 09 December 2016
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FLIR Systems Acquires Prox Dynamics

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

By FLIR Systems - 30 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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Schiebel-CAMCOPTER concludes MOAS 2016 operations

CAMCOPTER S-100 succesfully concludes operations in support of MOAS’ life-saving mission.

By Schiebel-PR - 21 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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Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announces £4 Billion support

£4 Billion to support Britain's modern forces and their families.

By DPI - 08 November 2016
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Iran Unveils Stealth Suicide UAV

Suicide drone delivers a payload of explosives and can fly at low altitudes over the water.

28 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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Unmanned Warrior 16

World’s first large scale demonstration of marine robotic systems hosted by the UK.

By UK MoD - 17 October 2016
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New Decoy System For RAF Combat Jets

The BriteCloud miniature decoy will protect RAF combat jets from missiles.

By DPI - 21 September 2016
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First air defence radars for Latvia

NATO steps up investment in air and missile defence.

By DPI - 21 September 2016
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Update: air strikes against Daesh

British forces continue to conduct air operations in the fight against Daesh.

By UK-MoD - 15 September 2016
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CBRN

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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FLIR Systems Acquires Prox Dynamics

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

By FLIR Systems - 30 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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