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Amphibian Protolab PMPV 6×6 for Finland

The Finnish armed forces have received the first four Protolab 6×6 MiSu protected multi-purpose vehicles. The Protolab Protected Multi-Purpose Vehicle (PMPV) 6×6 was designed by the company Protolab Oy, which was commissioned by the Finnish Defence Force (FDF) in 2018 to supply the four vehicles. Protolab’s highly manoeuvrable and agile PMPV has a Euro-3-compliant Cummins […]

Czech MoD Orders 62 TITUS

The Czech Ministry of Defence has awarded Nexter Systems a contract for 62 TITUS (Tactical Infantry Transport & Utility System). The signature ceremony took place today. TITUS is the latest generation of 6×6 armoured vehicles laid out as support and transport vehicles with a high level of protection, mobility and versatility. The 6×6 chassis of […]

Norway Procures Large EOD Robots

Under the Norwegian “Large EOD Robots” procurement programme Telerob will deliver several of its tEODor EVO robots. EOD robots support explosive ordnance clearance units in the removal of explosive and incendiary devices or when defusing (terrorist) bombs. They are also used to defend against NBC threats. The EOD robot tEODor EVO, the successor to the […]

Portable Chemical Detection System

Flir Systems has added new capabilities to their drug analyzer, the Griffin G510 portable GC-MS chemical detector. With these enhancements the Griffin G510 will be able to analyze and identify drugs, chemical agents, and other toxic substances faster and more effectively during field operations, the company announced. One of these enhancements is the new “Method […]

Radar for the U.S. Army’s Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor

Lockheed Martin and ELTA Systems announced they successfully completed a demonstration of their radar solution for the U.S. Army’s Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS). The demonstration was held during a Sense Off event at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The chosen ELM-2084 Multi-Mission Radar (MMR) provides air defence capabilities to known […]

ARMY 2019: One More Mortal “Flower” on Display

The latest self-propelled mortar 2S41 Drok (Genista) was displayed for the first time at the Patriot (near Moscow) park during the ARMY 2019 Forum. The system total weight is 14 ton. It is based on the Taifun (Typhoon)-VDV K-4386 4X4 vehicle with the KAMAZ-650.10-350hp engine to provide up 100km/h speed on terrain with the range […]

“Lotos” – A New Flower in the Russian Deadly Bouquet

At the ARMY 2019 international forum a new self-propelled artillery unit being named Lotos (Russian for Lotus) had been presented. The system is intended to replace the Nona-family self propelled mortars in the Russian Vozhdushno-desantnye voiska VDV (airborne troops). 18 ton Lotos has a fully automated turret on the BMD-4 amphibious chassis to get a […]

DESPOT Presented at Partner 2019

At Partner 2019 in Belgrade TRB presented their new DESPOT vehicle, a prototype of which was revealed the National Day of the Republic of Srpska on January 9, 2019. DESPOT is a multi-purpose, highly protected, survivable, off-road 4×4 vehicle, jointly developed by TRB and the the Government of Srpska. The vehicle’s ballistic protection corresponds to […]

Training of the Nigerian NAF Canine Unit

Military personnel from the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) are undergoing training in South Africa to qualify as highly specialized Canine Unit (K-9 unit) operatives. Instructions are given by the experts at Paramount K9 Solutions, one of Africa’s main K9 training academies and subsidiary of Paramount Group. The training programme will enhance the NAF’s Special Operations, […]

Scarabée Reconnaissance Vehicle with Hybrid Drive

Arquus introduced the Scarabée reconnaissance vehicle recently. The light, armoured 4×4 vehicle has a hybrid drive, which is driven in “Boost” mode by a thermal and electric motor. Creep speed is possible with purely electric drive. This stealth mode allows a tactical approach without thermal or acoustic signature or long “silent watch” with all systems. […]

Spike LR Fired from JLTV

For the 16th time, the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) brought together the members of the Spike Users Club (SUCM) – this time in Slovenia. The Spike anti-tank missile system manufactured by Rafael is used by armed forces in 31 countries (including 18 EU and NATO members). NSPA supports the NATO countries (as far […]

Sensor Carrier Nerva For Canada

Nexter has been contracted by the Canadian government to supply and logistically support Nerva-LG and Nerva-XX multi-purpose robots. A team of Nexter Robotics and ECA Robotics in France will supply the robots and the Canadian Deltic Group will provide logistical support for the contract, which is endowed with €4 million. The Nerva multi-mission robot systems […]

JLTV For Special Forces

At the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC), Oshkosh unveiled the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) with a special forces mission package. The vehicle was equipped with a Kongsberg Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS), a Javelin Integration Kit (JIK) and a .50 Caliber Machine Gun. The high firepower is complemented by an electronic architecture […]

Unprotected Military Transport Vehicles

The Bundeswehr calls for the 2nd batch of unprotected military transport vehicles UTF mil worth € 96 million as part of the framework agreement between the Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and Utilization of the Armed Forces (BAAINBw) and Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV). The order covers 161 trucks of the 5 t payload […]

Tests Of The DeepStrike Missile Rocket Motor

Raytheon announced a successful static test of the new DeepStrike missile rocket motor, which moved the advanced surface-to-surface weapon closer to its maiden flight test later this year. The rocket motor test at Allegany Ballistics Laboratory in West Virginia is the latest in a series of milestones for the DeepStrike missile. Raytheon recently concluded a […]

Bacteria Identification

Under the DARPA Friend or Foe program, Raytheon is developing a portable device to evaluate bacteria and their potential to cause harm. Since current biosurveillance strategies are not effective on undiscovered bacterial strains or on bacteria engineered to evade detection, the DARPA programme “Friend or Foe” aims to characterise bacteria quickly by examining its behaviour. […]

Skorpion II Presented

The CEO of OTOKAR Serdar Görgüc from Turkey presented his latest achievement, the AKREP II (Skorpion II) as E-AV (electric armoured vehicle). This should be a new generation of AV with new features and mindsets. In the future the company will be a pioneer in electric, hybrid and autonomous vehicles. AKREP-II, because of its agility […]

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