Contracts

KMW set to modernise 101 German Leopard 2 main battle

KMW has been awarded a contract to modernise 101 Leopard 2 A6 main battle tanks. The contract in question was signed on 28 March 2019 at the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment (BAAINBw). It is worth more than ˆ300 million.

Among other things, the operating concept, targeting system and fire control computer as well as the chassis are being upgraded to the level of the Leopard 2 A7V. By this step, the diversity of different models of main battel tanks being operated in the Bundeswehr will be reduced further and the logistical footprint of the systems will be simplified. Moreover, tank crews will no longer need additional training on the different Leopard variants to be able to operate the systems. All 101 vehicl ...

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22.04.2019 Visits - 156
Future Technologies

Vehicle protection systems provide layered defense for armored vehicles

BAE Systems unveiled its 360 Multifunction Vehicle Protection (MVP) Sensor as part of the company’s integrated vehicle protection system (VPS) suite, which provides improved visibility, situational awareness, threat warning, and countermeasures to protect armored vehicles and crews.


17.04.2019 Visits - 901
Robots

UK Army Robotics Receive GBP66 M Boost

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson commits GBP66m of defence's new multi-million-pound Transformation Fund to fast-track military robotic projects.


07.03.2019 Visits - 2765
Robots

In Russia started testing the Marker UGV

According to the Foundation for Advanced Research (FAR), various technologies are being developed on the basis of Marker Combat Unnmanned Ground Vehicle (CUGV), as well as modifications that will be able to interact with SWAT. This experimental platform is a constructor for creating models of combat operations of the future.


05.03.2019 Visits - 4429
Exhibitions

Oshkosh Defense Exhibits JLTV Firepower at IDEX 2019

Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, will showcase the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle’s (JLTV) combat effectiveness against battlefield threats at IDEX 2019 in Abu Dhabi from February 17-21, 2019. Designed using lessons learned from the Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV), the JLTV platform provides MRAP-level protection to mitigate the most prevalent threats while delivering best-in-class off-road mobility in a highly transportable package.


24.02.2019 Visits - 4454
Exhibitions

BAE Systems awarded Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle contract modifications by U.S. Army for Low-Rate Initial Production

The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems two contract modifications worth up to $575 million for the low-rate initial production of the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV).


24.02.2019 Visits - 4404
Defence Industry

Counterfeit aero engines threaten international aviation security

The Yak-130 combat training aircraft was designed by Yakovlev Design Bureau along with Italy’s Aermacchi, and production was launched in 2009 by the Irkut Corporation in Russia.


08.02.2019 Visits - 3316
Robots

Nerekhta multifunctional UGV on the State tests

The Ministry of Defense of Russia has published video of testing the latest Russian Nerekhta Ñombat Unmanned Ground Vehicle (CUGV) which interacts with the fighters of motorized rifle units.


05.02.2019 Visits - 4717
Defence Industry

Problems of Russian Vacuum APFSDS-T projectile

The new Russian 2A82 tank gun, which is now installed in the T-14 Armata Main Battle Tank (MBT) with minor changes, was originally conceived and developed for a different purpose — to modernize the numerous fleet of T-72 and T-80 MBTs and, firstly and foremost, to equip new modifications of the T-90 MBT.


25.01.2019 Visits - 5540
Robots

Uran-9 Combat Robots began to enter into service in the Armed Forces of Russia

The Uran-9 Unmanned Ground Vehicle, which is a 12-ton combat robot with remote control and the use of artificial intelligence, began enter into service in the Armed Forces of Russia. The general director of the Kalashnikov concern, Vladimir Dmitriev, informed the media about this.


25.01.2019 Visits - 3644
Contracts

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann supports the modernization of the Hungarian Army

Munich -- NATO and EU member state Hungary is modernizing its land forces and seeking a European alliance for its equipment.


22.12.2018 Visits - 5016
Defence Industry

U.S. Army awards General Dynamics contract for Mobile Protected Firepower

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. -- The U.S. Army has awarded a $335 million Section 804 Middle Tier Acquisition (MTA) Rapid Prototyping contract to General Dynamics Land Systems to deliver 12 prototype vehicles for the Mobile Protected Firepower program.


19.12.2018 Visits - 4557
Defence Industry

BAE Systems awarded development contract for Mobile Protected Firepower

The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a contract worth up to $376 million for the Engineering, Manufacturing, and Development (EMD) phase of the Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) program and rapid prototyping effort with low-rate initial production options.


18.12.2018 Visits - 5989
Robots

Rheinmetall Mission Master Dominates European Ground Robotic Systems Competition at ELROB 2018

At the end of September, and for the first time, Rheinmetall took part in ELROB with its unmanned multi-mission “Mission Master” vehicle. At Europe’s largest exhibition for military ground robotics, Rheinmetall’s Mission Master team entered the fray, taking on a number of competing teams. Made by Rheinmetall Canada, the cargo version of this versatile vehicle turned in a particularly compelling performance in the “Mule” category.


04.11.2018 Visits - 9057
Robots

Textron Systems Announces Plans to Acquire Robotics Innovator Howe & Howe Technologies

The Textron Systems segment of Textron Inc. announced that Textron Inc. has entered into a letter of intent to purchase Howe & Howe Technologies, Inc. of Waterboro, Maine. The combined portfolio of Textron Systems and Howe & Howe Technologies will position Textron Systems as a global leader in autonomy across the air, land and sea domains.


04.11.2018 Visits - 4565
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