On 24 November 2022, Rheinmetall announced that they together with Capita, Cervus, and Improbable Defence had joined the Raytheon UK led team Omnia Training, which is bidding to become the Strategic Training Partner for the British Army’s Collective Training Transformation Programme (CTTP). The CTTP is expected to start in 2025 and is valued at GBP […]
On 15 November 2022, two Polish civilians were killed when a stray missile struck a tractor near the Polish village of Przewodów, located approximately 7.5 km from the Polish-Ukrainian border. The missile had originated from over the border, but conflicting reports quickly began to emerge regarding the nature and origin of the strike. ESD provides […]
Citing an unnamed senior US official, CNN reported that Russia may be preparing for a possible test of its ‘Poseidon’ nuclear-powered Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV), which can be armed with either a conventional or nuclear warhead. Last week, the US personnel observed the departure of the submarine Belgorod (K-329) from its testing area in the […]
On 8 November 2022, Rheinmetall announced that they had successfully demonstrated truck automated driving with logistics trucks during two events in 2022. The first was during the European Land Robot Trial (ELROB 2022) held near Vienna between 30 May and 3 June, while the second was an operational demonstration (OPDEMO) conducted between 26 September and […]
According to a so-called “voluntary ex ante transparency notice” on the European Union’s Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) website, the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Agency (DALO) is in the process of awarding a contract for 76 mm ammunition to Leonardo SpA in Italy. The ammunition is intended for the 76 mm Oto Melara (now Leonardo) […]
The Lithuanian Armed Forces have contracted Expal Systems SA of Spain to supply 120-MX2-SM 120 mm towed mortars, in order to improve their infantry fire support capabilities. According to the Lithuanian Ministry of Defence, the contract was awarded to Expal due to the company offering the best price. The contract is valued at EUR 9.8 […]
Announced at Eurosatory 2022, held this week in Le Bourget-Paris, Israel Shipyards developed a new corvette designated the S-80 class. The S-80 is a derivative of the earlier SA’AR S-72 design, which has so far been used for the Israeli Navy’s RESHEF class missile boats. The new S-80 corvette is intended to be a multi-role […]
A Schiebel CAMCOPTER S-100 demonstrated its Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and cargo delivery capabilities at the annual NATO exercise “Dynamic Messenger 2022” in Portugal. The demonstration scenario was the surveillance and protection of approaches to a strategic port. With a barrier of sonobuoys already laid, the S-100 equipped with a Wescam […]
The US Army has introduced a swarm of 40 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) into its opposition force scenarios at the National Training Center (NTC) in California, according to an 11 September 2022 tweet by Brigadier General Curtis Taylor, the NTC’s Commanding General. Drones in the Exercise The footage showed the drones advancing as the first […]
With the new CXT, Rheinmetall’s Mission Master family of autonomous unmanned ground vehicles (A-UGV) has seen a new addition. At AUSA, Rheinmetall unveiled the new Mission Master, which also features a new Remote Weapon Station (RWS). The new RWS is armed with a 7.62 mm M134D twin gatling gun from Dillon Aero and is provided […]
As part of Project Land 400 Phase 2, the Australian Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV) programme has attained Initial Operating Capability (IOC), an Australian Department of Defense statement said, and full Operational Capability is planned to be achieved in 2027. The vehicles for which IOC has now been declared are the Block I variant of […]
Mortar systems continue to play a key role on the battlefield and are often referred to as the infantry battalion commanders’ “pocket artillery”. In the past, most mobile mortars were mounted in the rear of tracked and wheeled Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC), fired through the open roof hatches with manual traverse and elevation. Many users […]
Portuguese company TEKEVER announced today that it has successfully deployed its UAV-based surveillance technologies in partnership with NATO navies during the annual REP(MUS) military exercise. During the exercise, TEKEVER’s AR5 UAV provided real-time aerial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) data and video to participating navies, including the British Royal Navy and the Portuguese Navy. At […]
Camero-Tech systems have announced that they have received a contract for the purchase of their XAVERLR40 radar system, by a Western European police special forces group. The XAVER LR40 is a pulsed ultra-wideband (UWB) radar capable of detecting of living objects behind walls, at distances of more than 50 metres. Such features are intended for […]
Asio Technologies have unveiled their NavGuard NOCTA Mini optical navigation system, a smaller and lighter version of their earlier Navguard NOCTA, which is primarily intended for mounting to small UAVs in contested electromagnetic spectrum environments where Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) jamming or spoofing systems may be active. The system operates by using an on-board […]
The Luxembourg Army has announced the signature of a contract for 80 EAGLE V 4×4 protected patrol vehicles in the Command, Liaison and Reconnaissance Vehicle (CLRV) configuration. According to media reports, the contract has a total value of €367m, with €228.5m committed to the initial procurement, and a further €138.5m estimated for maintenance and upgrades […]
At the Helitech and DroneX 2022 Exhibition, UK-based company London Defense R&D stated that they had provided their counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) systems to Ukraine. According to a company representative, five LDR80 portable directional UAV jammers, and one tripod-based LDR300 omnidirectional jammer, were delivered to Ukraine approximately four months ago. Company representatives stated that the […]
Rheinmetall has announced that a European NATO member has awarded the company and its partner UVision a contract to manufacture and supply HERO 30 loitering munitions for its special forces. According to the company, the contract encompasses: the delivery of HERO 30 loitering munitions training ammunition a simulator operator training logistics and servicing The contract […]
Terma has announced that the company has started delivery of the SCANTER family of coastal surveillance radars to the Royal Thai Navy. The company stated that the radars on order include the SCANTER 5202 and 2202 and will be combined with a variety of antennas, including 6.4 m (21 ft), 5.4 m (18 ft), and […]
According to a press release from Rafael, a live fire test carried out by the US Marine Corps (USMC) with an IRON DOME-based prototype at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico proved that the missile system was successfully integrated with the USMC architecture. The system performed exactly as was predicted by a USMC […]
At Eurosatory, Aselsan is featuring air surveillance and targeting gimbal sight MEROPS (Multi-spectral Extended Range Optical Sight). MEROPS has been designed for observation and targeting applications on drones and other aircraft types, Aselsan writes in a press release. According to the company, the system can especially perform under smoke and dust. It prioritises medium and […]
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