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General Dynamics Expands Customer Portfolio in Europe

GDELS expands European footprint following acquisition of FWW.

02 December 2018
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Augmented Reality For US Army

US Army places order with Microsoft for Augmented Reality on the battle field.

By Anita Hawser - 29 November 2018
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Networked Synthetic Training

Thales launches new networked synthetic training solution for dispersed teams.

28 November 2018
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Mixed Reality Training for JTAC

Portable, realistic and immersive training solutions for JTACs at I/ITSEC.

28 November 2018
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THIELMANN-Press Release

THIELMANN acquires German bulk containers company.

By THIELMANN - 20 November 2018
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BMC to Produce Turkey's Altay MBT

Turkey awards contract for serial production of its new Altay main battle tank.

By Kerem Demir - 09 November 2018
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What Do Today's Jihadists Have In Common With Famous Guerrilla Fighters Of The Past?

Guerilla Warfare: Kings of Revolution, the military strategy of guerrilla fighters from the 13th century to modern times.

By Anita Hawser - 28 October 2018
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Fifth Generation Land Missile Passes Desert Evaluation

Fifth-generation land missile cleared for operation by French Forces in Africa. Naval version announced at Euronaval in Paris.

22 October 2018
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Unmanned Loitering Munitions For US Army

US Army evaluates UVision's Hero-30 loitering munition system for Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile System.

By Arie Egozi from Israel - 18 October 2018
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Live Fire Tests of a Rafael VPS on the Bradley IFV

Rafael encouraged by international presence at live fire tests of its VPS on the Bradley IFV.

12 October 2018
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ARMOURED MULTI-PURPOSE COMBAT VEHICLE 4x4 – BOV M16 MILOSH

Yugoimport's armoured multi-purpose combat vehicle, with 4x4 drive – Milosh

By Yugoimport - 10 October 2018
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Declassified Hesco Collaboration

Declassified Hesco Collaboration: Working together to document Military stories

By Hesco - 10 October 2018
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New Mil-Spec Vehicle For Law Enforcement

Roshel's mil-spec Senator Armoured Vehicle features high levels of ballistic protection and integrated CBRN.

10 October 2018
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Major Step Towards Purchase of Boxer Taken by UK Defence Minister

The UK Defence Minister gives Boxer consortium, Artec, the green light to ramp up the selection of UK-based suppliers.

22 September 2018
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Next Generation Capabilities On Display at DVD2018

Unmanned air system with ENFORCER missile from MBDA, part of the technology showcase at DVD2018.

22 September 2018
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AJAX Gets New CT40 Turret

New turret for the AJAX armoured vehicle will provide soldiers with unparalleled situational awareness.

22 September 2018
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Vehicle Upgrade and Replacement Programmes on show at DVD 2018

Four different variants of AJAX, plus Challenger 2 LEP and Warrior upgrade at DVD2018.

By Anita Hawser - 19 September 2018
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Supacat's Light Weight Recovery Vehicle is Put through its Paces

Initial trials show potential for further enhancements to Supacat's HMT Light Weight Recovery vehicle.

18 September 2018
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Supacat's ATMP To Undergo Major Upgrade

All Terrain Mobility Platform from Supacat will be modernised to take advantage of developments in autonomy and hybrid drive.

13 September 2018
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Rheinmetall Wins Another Major Order From Australia

Rheinmetall's success Down Under continues with follow-up order worth €430 million for Australian Defence Force military trucks.

09 September 2018
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Australia Signs Contract Worth Billions for Boxer 8x8

Boxer all the way, as Australian government signs multi-billion dollar order for more than 200 8x8 vehicles, which will be produced locally.

19 August 2018
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QinetiQ Wins Major Battlefield Comms contract

Battlefield Tactical Communications contract worth £95m, won by QinetiQ, will evolve the Bowman system.

31 July 2018
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Centauro II Vehicles for the Italian Army

Italian Army gets new Centauro II Vehicles, the first 8x8 wheeled antitank vehicle to feature a high-pressure gun.

27 July 2018
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One Platform, Multiple Roles 

General Dynamics European Land Systems unveils a new Medium Main Battle Tank and IFV from the ASCOD family.

By Jack Richardson - 13 June 2018
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Situational Awareness At Any Time Of Day

Night-vision specialists Photonis demonstrate vision solutions for any time of day at Eurosatory 2018.

By Jack Richardson - 12 June 2018
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Shoot And Scoot

120 mm mortar system from Hirtenberger and ST Engineering enables artillery units to "shoot and scoot."

By Anita Hawser - 12 June 2018
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Patria Goes Back to Basics at Eurosatory 2018

Patria builds on the success of its Pasi APC with a new 6x6 variant, which stresses modularity and affordability.

By Jack Richardson - 12 June 2018
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Private Cloud For Armed Forces

Thales to offer armed forces operating in constrained environments a private cloud infrastructure.

07 June 2018
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Ukrainian Army To Get More Powerful, Modulr and Lethal IFVs by 2020

State-owned Kharkiv Morozov unveils next-generation combat vehicle for Ukrainian Army.

02 June 2018
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The SA80 Gets Multi-Million Pound Upgrade

A £5.4 million upgrade will see the British Army's SA-80 assault rifle made lighter, more hard wearing and better camouflaged.

13 April 2018
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THIELMANN WEW: Exceeding expectations

The last 18 months have been a period of major change for German tank container system provider, WEW Container Systems.

By THIELMANN WEW - 28 March 2018
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Anti-Tank Missile System for Marder IFV

Rheinmetall successfully integrates MELLS anti-tank guided missile system on 35 Marder IFVs for the German Army.

22 March 2018
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BISim Raises Fidelity Stakes Using AI and High-Fidelity Urban Environments

Bohemia Interactive Simulations models civilian behaviours to help security forces train for counter-terrorism missions.

11 March 2018
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Kazakhstan In Final Throes of Testing Paramount 8x8

The Barys 8x8 has undergone a series of tests in severe winter conditions ahead of acceptance by Kazakhstan's Armed Forces.

08 March 2018
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Rheinmetall Makes Promises On UK Content For Boxer

Rheinmetall promises 60% value creation for Boxer in Britain if it is selected for the British Army's MIV programme.

10 February 2018
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Norway's Light Armoured Vehicle

Norwegian Army's new Light Armoured Vehicle features improvements in crew ergonomics and new driveline.

10 February 2018
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Thales Australia Unveils New Bushmaster at IAV 2018

The new multi-role protected MR6 Bushmaster features enhanced protection and loads more space.

26 January 2018
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Turkey Awards Contract to Eurosam

Eurosam consortium to develop a future Long-Range Air and Missile Defence System for Turkey.

07 January 2018
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Japan Bolsters Its Missile Defences

North Korean threat sees Japan extend Aegis ballistic missile defence system to shore-based locations.

19 December 2017
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Additional Marder IFVs for Jordan

In a contract worth €17 million, Rheinmetall will supply Jordan with an additional 25 Marder IFVs.

13 December 2017
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Closer EU Defence Co-operation Achieves Important Milestone

EU member states collaborate on defence projects. But the UK will have no decision-making power or influence.

12 December 2017
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Alcon's Defence and Security Sector Expansion Continues

Motorsport brake company expands production facilities for the UK and US defence and security sectors.

05 December 2017
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Securing Goods in Transit

An often overlooked security threat is the theft of goods in transit, which could see valuable cargo fall into the wrong hands.

01 December 2017
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Maintenance On Demand

An acoustic emission sensor network could drastically cut Army vehicle lifecycle costs.

By US Army Research Laboratory Public Affairs - 30 November 2017
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High-Fidelity Training

Rockwell Collins' rear-projected dome and helmet-mounted displays chosen by US Army and ADF.

28 November 2017
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Thales Acquires Holographic Radar Specialist

UK company that pioneered holographic radar for detecting small UAVs is acquired by Thales.

28 November 2017
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New Centre For Laser Weapon Systems Development

QinetiQ opens centre in Farnborough UK for the development of laser directed energy weapon systems.

24 November 2017
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NIMR Forges Ahead in Central and Southeast Asia

NIMR's international expansion continues with order for Turkmenistan and new partnerships in SE Asia.

06 November 2017
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Saudi Arabian Military Industries Announces Board of Directors

Former Rheinmetall head to help Saudi Arabian Military Industries become top 25 global defence company.

31 October 2017
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UK steps up role as the fight against Daesh evolves

UK forces deployed to provide increased force protection as Daesh's retreat continues.

By UK MOD - 24 October 2017
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Saudi Arabia To Acquire Weapons from Russia

Russian anti-tank missiles, rocket and grenade launchers and assault rifles to be produced in Saudi Arabia.

11 October 2017
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Augmented Reality For Situational Awareness on the Battlefield

A new product for Special Forces uses augmented reality for dismounted operations on the battlefield.

11 October 2017
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Thales to Introduce AI Into Applications for Armed Forces

New centre for research in Artificial Intelligence to aid decision-makers on the battlefield.

11 October 2017
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Autonomy Of Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Artificial intelligence solutions for autonomous resupply of soldiers on the frontline.

22 September 2017
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Milipol Paris 2017 Online Counter Terror Report

Milipol Paris 2017: Technologies, equipment and issues impacting national security.

By DPI - 20 September 2017
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Machine Learning On The Frontline

Machine learning for better predicting 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 comms upgrade.

18 September 2017
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Keeping Soldiers Safe From Drones

Programmable ammunition, from Nammo, could protect soldiers 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.

By 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.

By 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.

By 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.

By 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.

By 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?

By 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.

By 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.

By 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.

By 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.

By 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.

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

Aquabotix Adds To Its SwarmDiver Product Range

Stealth underwater drones from Aquabotix for covert defence operations.

07 December 2018
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Ship's Bridge Training For German Navy Cadets

New training simulation system for German Navy features every surface combatant.

07 December 2018
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Networked Synthetic Training

Thales launches new networked synthetic training solution for dispersed teams.

28 November 2018
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THIELMANN-Press Release

THIELMANN acquires German bulk containers company.

By THIELMANN - 20 November 2018
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New Ship's Bridge Simulators for RAN

Royal Australian Navy train more watch keepers at a lower cost.

08 November 2018
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What Do Today's Jihadists Have In Common With Famous Guerrilla Fighters Of The Past?

Guerilla Warfare: Kings of Revolution, the military strategy of guerrilla fighters from the 13th century to modern times.

By Anita Hawser - 28 October 2018
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An AUV That Is A Towed Sonar

ECA has converted its A-18 M AUV into a towed sonar, helping navies reduce the cost of ownership of unmanned systems.

23 October 2018
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New AI-Powered Acoustic Detection System for ASW

Thales's latest acoustic detection system fuses data from multiple sensors so navies can respond more quickly to threats.

22 October 2018
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Fifth Generation Land Missile Passes Desert Evaluation

Fifth-generation land missile cleared for operation by French Forces in Africa. Naval version announced at Euronaval in Paris.

22 October 2018
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Declassified Hesco Collaboration

Declassified Hesco Collaboration: Working together to document Military stories

By Hesco - 10 October 2018
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New Rebreather For Mine Clearance Divers

The CLSE Mk2 and Mk2-ED represent a new benchmark in underwater life support for EOD divers, says JFD.

05 October 2018
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Next Generation of USVs from France's ECA Group

ECA Group's INSPECTOR 120 USV has a higher payload capacity and can carry different configurations for mine hunting.

05 October 2018
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Teledyne Gavia Framework Agreement with (DALO)

Teledyne Gavia Framework Agreement with Danish Defense Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO)

By Teledyne Gavia - 24 September 2018
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Japan presents significant opportunities for UK defence companies

UK company sets its sights on selling ASW towed sonars and torpedo launchers to Japan, which is building more warships.

07 August 2018
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New hyperbaric equipment for the Royal Australian Navy will mean more submariners can be treated in the event of a rescue.

06 July 2018
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Belgian Navy Completes Trials of Schiebel's Rotary-Wing UAS

Belgian Navy trials Schiebel's Camcopter S-100 for Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and SAR.

06 July 2018
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Private Cloud For Armed Forces

Thales to offer armed forces operating in constrained environments a private cloud infrastructure.

07 June 2018
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Artificial intelligence and electronic warfare

Significant operational advantage can be achieved in EW by applying machine learning, says MASS.

03 June 2018
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Arrowhead Easier To Design, Build And Maintain

Babcock unveils its Arrowhead design for UK MoD's Type31e General Purpose Frigate.

02 June 2018
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Babcock's Submarine Support Contract For Canadian Navy Extended

Babcock secures three-year extension for Canadian submarine support contract.

02 June 2018
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BISim Raises Fidelity Stakes Using AI and High-Fidelity Urban Environments

Bohemia Interactive Simulations models civilian behaviours to help security forces train for counter-terrorism missions.

11 March 2018
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Submarine Rescue for the Indian Navy

James Fisher Defence moves forward with next generation Submarine Rescue System for the Indian Navy.

15 February 2018
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Next-generation Sonar Systems

Sonar system for French nuclear submarines features advanced processing algorithms to address current and future threats.

10 February 2018
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Bespoke Team Bids for Type31e Shipbuilding Program

UK shipyards announce joint bid for the Royal Navy's new general-purpose light frigate programme.

08 January 2018
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Turkey Awards Contract to Eurosam

Eurosam consortium to develop a future Long-Range Air and Missile Defence System for Turkey.

07 January 2018
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Closer EU Defence Co-operation Achieves Important Milestone

EU member states collaborate on defence projects. But the UK will have no decision-making power or influence.

12 December 2017
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Navies Seek to Tackle the Threat Posed by Small Unmanned Aircraft

The Royal Canadian Navy gets to grips with the threat posed by small unmanned aerial vehicles using multi-rotor targets.

01 December 2017
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Thales Acquires Holographic Radar Specialist

UK company that pioneered holographic radar for detecting small UAVs is acquired by Thales.

28 November 2017
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New Centre For Laser Weapon Systems Development

QinetiQ opens centre in Farnborough UK for the development of laser directed energy weapon systems.

24 November 2017
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Mobile Sensors For Coastal And Port Security

An all robotic solution with mobile sensors for port and coastal surveillance is unveiled at Milipol Paris.

21 November 2017
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NORSAFE NEWS

Norsafe launches its new Marathon 900 multi-mission RHIB, which emphasises ergonomics and safety.

By Norsafe - 03 November 2017
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High Probability of Detection for Unmanned System

SAR sonar on an unmanned surface vessel reduces false positives in mine detection, says report.

31 October 2017
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Saudi Arabian Military Industries Announces Board of Directors

Former Rheinmetall head to help Saudi Arabian Military Industries become top 25 global defence company.

31 October 2017
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Critical Communications for Royal Navy Fleet

Thales awarded £100 million through life support contract for Royal Navy communication systems.

11 October 2017
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Thales to Introduce AI Into Applications for Armed Forces

New centre for research in Artificial Intelligence to aid decision-makers on the battlefield.

11 October 2017
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Remotely-operated Anti-Submarine Warfare

Elbit Systems successfully demonstrates unmanned systems for anti-submarine warfare.

22 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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Unmanned Surface Vehicle Targets

Royal Canadian Navy orders 40 Hammerhead USV targets and payloads from QinetiQ Target Systems.

11 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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The Supacat of RIBs

Armoured vehicle specialist Supacat will demonstrate its new Rigid Inflatable Boat on the Thames during DSEI.

08 September 2017
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Mine Warfare of the Future

An unnamed Asian navy takes delivery of fully automated underwater robot demining system.

08 September 2017
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Clearing Mines Faster

VENARI-85 is a step change in the way mine countermeasures ship design is approached.

04 September 2017
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In-Service Support Contract Makes History

Thales awarded €3.5 billion contract to support Canada's Arctic Patrol Vessels.

17 August 2017
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SAMDIS Synthetic Aperture Sonar Makes Detection and Classification of Mines Easier

Thales successfully completes demonstration of its Mine-Hunting Unmanned Package in Belgium.

28 June 2017
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Patria AMV28A armoured wheeled vehicle

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

By Patria - 20 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.

By Anita Hawser - 11 June 2017
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Wireless Technologies For Maritime Communications

The adoption of commercial wireless technologies for underwater communications.

24 May 2017
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Kazakhstan Navy Tests ECA Groups UMIS For Unmanned Mine Countermeasures

Successful sea trials of UMIS system for Kazakhstan Navy and Towed Side Scan Radar.

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.

By Mythili Sampathkumar Independent - New York - 22 May 2017
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Rostec tests Ka-52k helicopters in marine conditions

Rostec Ka-52K helicopters complete the first phase of testing in marine conditions.

By Rostec - 05 May 2017
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A New 'Lingua Franca' for Underwater, Networked Communications

NATO underwater communications standard for data exchange between robotic systems.

By Anita Hawser - 02 May 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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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

Real-World Training For Fast Jet Pilots

Simulating the effects of hypoxia in training for Spanish Air Force fighter jet pilots.

07 December 2018
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Maritime Surveillance Contracts for Rotary-Wing UAVs

Schiebel and UMS SKELDAR win major maritime surveillance contracts.

02 December 2018
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Networked Synthetic Training

Thales launches new networked synthetic training solution for dispersed teams.

28 November 2018
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Mixed Reality Training for JTAC

Portable, realistic and immersive training solutions for JTACs at I/ITSEC.

28 November 2018
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New Griffin-2 Dome from Rockwell Collins

Upgraded Rockwell Collins' visual dome for military fast jet training at I/ITSEC.

28 November 2018
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RPAS at Airshow China 2018

China and Israel develop systems for operating multiple RPAS simultaneously.

By Anita Hawser and Arie Egozi - 07 November 2018
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Rafael To Test Sixth-Gen Missile Soon

Longer-range sixth-generation missile in the works for Rafael.

By By Arie Egozi from Israel - 31 October 2018
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Israeli Countermeasures System Will Protect VIP Aircraft Against Missiles

Poland's MoD to buy Elbit Systems' countermeasures solution.

By By Arie Egozi from Israel - 29 October 2018
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What Do Today's Jihadists Have In Common With Famous Guerrilla Fighters Of The Past?

Guerilla Warfare: Kings of Revolution, the military strategy of guerrilla fighters from the 13th century to modern times.

By Anita Hawser - 28 October 2018
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Gliding Bomb Enables IAF To Perform Stand-off Attacks to Counter Russian Missiles in Syria

Rafael's Spice 250 gliding bomb allows the Israeli Air Force to launch attacks from a range of 100 km.

By Arie Egozi from Israel - 14 October 2018
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DroneShield To Demonstrate Drone Detect and Defeat Solution to Special Ops Forces

Counter-UAV company DroneShield invited to take part in NATO's Night Hawk Special Ops exercise in Denmark.

19 September 2018
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Belgian Navy Completes Trials of Schiebel's Rotary-Wing UAS

Belgian Navy trials Schiebel's Camcopter S-100 for Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and SAR.

06 July 2018
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A UAV With A Sting In Its Tail

At Eurosatory in Paris, Asian companies showcased weaponised rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicles.

By Jack Richardson - 15 June 2018
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Situational Awareness At Any Time Of Day

Night-vision specialists Photonis demonstrate vision solutions for any time of day at Eurosatory 2018.

By Jack Richardson - 12 June 2018
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Private Cloud For Armed Forces

Thales to offer armed forces operating in constrained environments a private cloud infrastructure.

07 June 2018
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Artificial intelligence and electronic warfare

Significant operational advantage can be achieved in EW by applying machine learning, says MASS.

03 June 2018
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Small Target Detection for Camcopter

Oceanwatch's payload extends the patrol coverage area of the Schiebel Camcopter S-100.

02 May 2018
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Defence Mission System Companies to Collaborate on Mission Systems for Europe's MALE RPAS

Co-operation on mission systems will reduce risks for Europe's MALE drone programme, say companies.

25 April 2018
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The CH-35K Sikorsky for German Air Force Heavy Lift Operations

Sikorsky and Rheinmetall put the CH-35K heavy lift helicopter forward for German Air Force programme.

20 April 2018
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New software-defined airborne radio from Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz software defined radio available for the first time in Boeing H-47 Chinook helicopters.

20 April 2018
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Senegal Buys Ground Master radar from Thales

Senegal will use Ground Master, the three-dimensional surveillance radar system from Thales to protect its airspace.

20 April 2018
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THIELMANN WEW: Exceeding expectations

The last 18 months have been a period of major change for German tank container system provider, WEW Container Systems.

By THIELMANN WEW - 28 March 2018
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Artificial Intelligence For Combat Aviation

Dassault and Thales to co-operate on AI-driven "cognitive air system" for more autonomous functions in combat aviation.

19 March 2018
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BISim Raises Fidelity Stakes Using AI and High-Fidelity Urban Environments

Bohemia Interactive Simulations models civilian behaviours to help security forces train for counter-terrorism missions.

11 March 2018
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Thales Test Fires Rockets On Airbus Helicopters

Airbus helicopters' mission capabilities enhanced by laser-guided rocket system from Thales.

05 March 2018
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CAMCOPTER Selected To Fulfill International Contract

Austrian firm Schiebel's rotary-wing unmanned air system has been selected by MDA for sea and land-based ISR.

01 March 2018
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Turkey Awards Contract to Eurosam

Eurosam consortium to develop a future Long-Range Air and Missile Defence System for Turkey.

07 January 2018
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Navies Seek to Tackle the Threat Posed by Small Unmanned Aircraft

The Royal Canadian Navy gets to grips with the threat posed by small unmanned aerial vehicles using multi-rotor targets.

01 December 2017
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Securing Goods in Transit

An often overlooked security threat is the theft of goods in transit, which could see valuable cargo fall into the wrong hands.

01 December 2017
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Maintenance On Demand

An acoustic emission sensor network could drastically cut Army vehicle lifecycle costs.

By US Army Research Laboratory Public Affairs - 30 November 2017
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High-Fidelity Training

Rockwell Collins' rear-projected dome and helmet-mounted displays chosen by US Army and ADF.

28 November 2017
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Collaborative UAV Missions

Multi-platform ground control station for collaborative UAV missions launched at Milipol 2017 in Paris.

23 November 2017
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Mobile Sensors For Coastal And Port Security

An all robotic solution with mobile sensors for port and coastal surveillance is unveiled at Milipol Paris.

21 November 2017
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Leonardo Sells Surveillance UAVs To Middle East

Leonardo is seeing increased interest in its "drones-as-a-service" offering and rotary-wing UAV platforms.

15 November 2017
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On-demand Maritime and Ground Surveillance

Thales and PAL Aerospace join forces to provide an on-demand air platform for maritime and ground surveillance.

10 November 2017
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Saudi Arabian Military Industries Announces Board of Directors

Former Rheinmetall head to help Saudi Arabian Military Industries become top 25 global defence company.

31 October 2017
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Using UAVs to Assess Hazardous Materials

BMT to build prototype for assessing hazardous materials using unmanned aerial vehicles.

13 October 2017
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Thales to Introduce AI Into Applications for Armed Forces

New centre for research in Artificial Intelligence to aid decision-makers on the battlefield.

11 October 2017
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Unmanned Surface Vehicle Targets

Royal Canadian Navy orders 40 Hammerhead USV targets and payloads from QinetiQ Target Systems.

11 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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AUDS Counter-UAV System Enhanced for Vehicle Deployment

AUDS has been enhanced for deployment on vehicles and to counter drone swarm attacks.

08 September 2017
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Shoot To Disable

DARPA looks to develop a layered defence system to counter small unmanned air systems.

By Anita Hawser - 29 August 2017
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles at the Paris Air Show

Airbus's VSR700 rotary-wing tactical UAV makes its Paris Air Show debut.

22 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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New Glider Weapon Launched By MBDA at Paris Air Show

MBDA's SmartGlider can engage a wide range of targets at a safe distance of more than 100 km.

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.

By Anita Hawser - 11 June 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.

By Anita Hawser - 23 May 2017
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Schiebel's Camcopter S-100 Norwegian Flight Trials

Schiebel Camcopter S-100 completes successful flight trials for Norwegian forces.

By SCHIEBEL - 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.

By 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.

By 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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EUROJET to showcase EJ200 at IDEF-Istanbul

EUROJET showcases the EJ200 engine used for the TFX fighter at IDEF.

By EUROJET Turbo GmbH - 05 May 2017
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Rostec tests Ka-52k helicopters in marine conditions

Rostec Ka-52K helicopters complete the first phase of testing in marine conditions.

By Rostec - 05 May 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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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

THIELMANN-Press Release

THIELMANN acquires German bulk containers company.

By THIELMANN - 20 November 2018
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Declassified Hesco Collaboration

Declassified Hesco Collaboration: Working together to document Military stories

By Hesco - 10 October 2018
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Using UAVs to Assess Hazardous Materials

BMT to build prototype for assessing hazardous materials using unmanned aerial vehicles.

13 October 2017
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Milipol Paris 2017 Online Counter Terror Report

Milipol Paris 2017: Technologies, equipment and issues impacting national security.

By DPI - 20 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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New Forms Of CBRN Protection

Survitec to preview new Bio Skin suit and man-portable stretcher for CBRN protection at DSEI.

08 September 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.

By Mythili Sampathkumar Independent - New York - 22 May 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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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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