Defence Industry

THALES AUSTRALIA AND GENERAL DYNAMICS ORDNANCE AND TACTICAL SYSTEMS DELIVERING FOR THE ADF

Thales Australia welcomes the announcement that GD-OTS was awarded a US$15 million contract for the prototype and process development of a 155mm XM1113 Rocket-Assisted Projectile Round.


12.06.2019 Visits - 206 Posts - 0
Defence Industry

GCS sets a new standard in mechanical mine clearance

Last month, GCS had the opportunity to test and demonstrate the maximum survivability of one of its remote-controlled multi-purpose machines, the GCS-200. Equipped with the T-200 Tiller attachment, the machine underwent a rigorous testing protocol by the Croatian Mine Action Centre – Centre for Testing, Development and Training (CROMAC-CTDT). The GCS-200 delivered an outstanding performance and successfully neutralised 22 mines. As a result, the GCS-200 received certification from CROMAC for safe, efficient and effective mechanical demining.


24.05.2019 Visits - 774 Posts - 0
Defence Industry

The Dutch armed forces select Rheinmetall to modernize their Bergepanzer 3 Büffel

Rheinmetall is to modernize the Dutch military’s fleet of Bergepanzer 3 Büffel (‘buffalo’) armoured recovery vehicles. A contract to this effect was signed on 18 April 2019 at Soesterberg, a military base near Utrecht. In a first phase, four vehicles will undergo a combat performance upgrade. The order is worth a double-digit million-euro figure. In a second phase, a further 21 vehicles are to undergo corresponding modernization. This option, also worth a figure in the double-digit euro range, already features in the contract.


17.05.2019 Visits - 935 Posts - 0
Defence Industry

AV-8 AENBCRV Vehicle Prepares to Enter Malaysian Army Inventory

The Armoured Engineer Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (AENBCRV)version of the AV-8 Wheeled Armoured Vehicle (WAV) developed by the FNSS and DRB HICOM Defence Technologies Sdn Bhd (DEFTECH) partnership for the Malaysian Army is preparing for delivery in the first half of this year.


29.04.2019 Visits - 2702 Posts - 0
Defence Industry

FNSS Reveals PARS III 8x8 Engineering Vehicle

FNSS demonstrates the modularity and adaptability of the PARS III 8x8 to different missions with the armoured engineer vehicle, developed for the Royal Army of Oman. The ongoing qualification tests for the PARS III 8x8 Engineering Vehicle are expected to be completed within the first half of this year, after which the vehicle will be delivered.


29.04.2019 Visits - 2320 Posts - 0
Robots

Robotic Warfare Systems Will Bring Disruption to the Battlefield, Milrem Robotics’ Study Finds

An international assemble of scholars has concluded in a three-piece study that unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) are a definite game changer that greatly enhance the capabilities of armed forces.


25.04.2019 Visits - 1533 Posts - 0
Contracts

Milrem Signs Contract for the Latvian BV206 Maintenance

Patria’s subsidiary Milrem LCM has signed a framework agreement for the maintenance and repair of BV206 tracked vehicles with the Logistics Command of the Latvian National Armed Forces. The agreement is valid for eight years.


25.04.2019 Visits - 1870 Posts - 0
Future Technologies

AKREP II electric armored vehicle presented in Turkey

Turkish private defense company Otokar introduced the AKREP II first Turkish electric armored vehicle. The novelty will be exhibited at IDEF'19 Turkish defense exhibition, which will be held in May.


25.04.2019 Visits - 2080 Posts - 0
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.


22.04.2019 Visits - 2140 Posts - 0
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 - 3305 Posts - 0
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 - 4673 Posts - 0
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 - 6942 Posts - 0
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 - 6849 Posts - 0
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 - 6810 Posts - 0
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 - 5231 Posts - 0