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Analysis: Submachinegun making its own place within world armies
 
Previously being the main firearm of law enforcement units, the submachinegun (SMG) has paved his way to the battlefield in the recent years. At present, the SMGs that retained the assault rifle layout are popular in almost all world`s armed forces. They are typically issued to special forces and combat crews.
Previously being the main firearm of law enforcement units, the submachinegun (SMG) has paved his way to the battlefield in the recent years. At present, the SMGs that retained the assault rifle layout are popular in almost all world`s armed forces. They are typically issued to special forces and combat crews.
 

Denel ready to deliver a new batch of 21 Casspir mine-protected vehicle to one of its African client
 
Another consignment of 21 Casspir mine-protected vehicles is ready for handover and shipment to an African client. This forms part of a total order of 45 vehicles of which Denel has already delivered 24 during December 2016.
Another consignment of 21 Casspir mine-protected vehicles is ready for handover and shipment to an African client. This forms part of a total order of 45 vehicles of which Denel has already delivered 24 during December 2016.
 

Northrop Grumman to upgrade C-RAM air defense system with new laser weapons and sensors
 
According to the website scout.com, the U.S. Army and American Company Northrop Grumman is on the process to develop new optical sensors, passive sensors and laser weapons for C-RAM Phalanx air defense system which can be used to destroy targets as enemy drones, helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft and cruise missiles. The goal is also to upgrade the C-RAM Phalanx with new missiles.
According to the website scout.com, the U.S. Army and American Company Northrop Grumman is on the process to develop new optical sensors, passive sensors and laser weapons for C-RAM Phalanx air defense system which can be used to destroy targets as enemy drones, helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft and cruise missiles. The goal is also to upgrade the C-RAM Phalanx with new missiles.
 

DARPA eyes new tools and concepts for expeditionary urban operations
 
As nation-state and non-state adversaries adapt and apply commercially available state-of-the-art technology in urban conflict, expeditionary U.S. forces face a shrinking operational advantage. To address this challenge, a new DARPA program is aiming to create powerful, digital tools for exploring novel expeditionary urban operations concepts—with a special emphasis on coastal cities, where future such battles are deemed most likely to occur.
 

Iran has unveiled its new home-made Zolfaqar 7.62mm assault rifle
 
Friday, June 23, 2017, Iran has unveiled its new type of 7.62mm assault rifle called Zolfaqar designed and manufactured by domestic experts to replace Heckler & Koch G3 assault rifles currently used by the country’s Armed Forces.
Friday, June 23, 2017, Iran has unveiled its new type of 7.62mm assault rifle called Zolfaqar designed and manufactured by domestic experts to replace Heckler & Koch G3 assault rifles currently used by the country’s Armed Forces.
 

New LAV Anti-Tank Modernization A2 armored models with new rocket launcher for U.S. Marines
 
The first two Light Armored Vehicle Anti-Tank Modernization A2 models outfitted with a state of the art rocket launcher have rolled off the line at Production Plant Barstow.The new Modified Target Acquisition System turret vastly upgrades the tank killing capabilities of the LAV-ATM for the Marine Corps said Chuck Zuhlke, a logistician with the Light Armored Vehicle line headquartered at the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command in Warren, Mich.
The first two Light Armored Vehicle Anti-Tank Modernization A2 models outfitted with a state of the art rocket launcher have rolled off the line at Production Plant Barstow.The new Modified Target Acquisition System turret vastly upgrades the tank killing capabilities of the LAV-ATM for the U.S. Marine Corps said Chuck Zuhlke, a logistician with the Light Armored Vehicle line headquartered at the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command in Warren, Mich.
 

Russian airborne fighting vehicle BMD-4M equipped with fifth-generation of radio equipment
 
The Roselectronika Holding of Rostec State Corporation designed advanced communications systems for airborne fighting vehicles BMD-4M. In particular, they will be equipped with fifth-generation radio stations and internal communications, commutation and control devices (AVSKU). The equipment will provide a higher level of reliability and data transmission speed, Roselectronika press service said.
The Roselectronika Holding of Rostec State Corporation designed advanced communications systems for airborne fighting vehicles BMD-4M. In particular, they will be equipped with fifth-generation radio stations and internal communications, commutation and control devices (AVSKU). The equipment will provide a higher level of reliability and data transmission speed, Roselectronika press service said.
 

SRC Lightweight Counter-Mortar Radar protecting Middle East and North African soldiers
 
In the Middle East and North Africa, border protection technology continues to become more integral to homeland security operations. SRC, an independent, not-for-profit, research and development corporation, has already begun to play a vital role in bolstering the border security and force protection capabilities of the MENA countries by supplying multiple surveillance systems to the region.
In the Middle East and North Africa, border protection technology continues to become more integral to homeland security operations. SRC, an independent, not-for-profit, research and development corporation, has already begun to play a vital role in bolstering the border security and force protection capabilities of the MENA countries by supplying multiple surveillance systems to the region.
 

Harris Corp to provide next generation manpack radio system to US Special forces
 
Harris Corp., has been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a $255,000,000 maximum ceiling value to provide the Special Operations Forces Tactical Communications Next Generation Manpack (STC NGMP) Radio system.
Harris Corp., has been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a $255,000,000 maximum ceiling value to provide the Special Operations Forces Tactical Communications Next Generation Manpack (STC NGMP) Radio system.
 

Thales launch a cyberlab in Belgium to train against Cyber-threats
 
Thales is inaugurating a new Cyberlab today in Tubize, in the south of the Brussels region, in the presence of Jean-Claude Marcourt, Vice President of the Walloon Government, Minister of Economy, Industry, Innovation and New Technologies.
Thales is inaugurating a new Cyberlab today in Tubize, in the south of the Brussels region, in the presence of Jean-Claude Marcourt, Vice President of the Walloon Government, Minister of Economy, Industry, Innovation and New Technologies.
 

US Army tests Stinger anti-air missiles with proximity fuzes to destroy drones
 
During a recent Army test, a pair of Raytheon Company Stinger anti-air missiles equipped with new proximity fuzes intercepted two small unmanned airborne systems—an MQM-170C Outlaw and an unidentified smaller system—for the first time. Proximity fuzes allow missiles to destroy targets by making contact or by detonating in close range.
During a recent Army test, a pair of Raytheon Company Stinger anti-air missiles equipped with new proximity fuzes intercepted two small unmanned airborne systems—an MQM-170C Outlaw and an unidentified smaller system—for the first time. Proximity fuzes allow missiles to destroy targets by making contact or by detonating in close range.
 

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems unveils its fifth generation SPIKE LR II Missile
 
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. unveils SPIKE LR II, a new 5th generation variant of the SPIKE Family that can be fired from vehicles, helicopters, ships, and ground launchers.The new missile will be presented for the first time at the Paris Air Show in June. Rafael has supplied over 27,000 SPIKE Missiles and systems to over 26 countries.
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. unveils SPIKE LR II, a new 5th generation variant of the SPIKE Family that can be fired from vehicles, helicopters, ships, and ground launchers.The new missile will be presented for the first time at the Paris Air Show in June. Rafael has supplied over 27,000 SPIKE Missiles and systems to over 26 countries.
 

New Volat MZKT-490100 Shershen-M anti-tank missile launcher armoured vehicle at MILEX 2017
 
At the 8th International Exhibition of Arms and Military Machinery, MILEX 2017, which was held in Minsk (Belarus) from the 20 to 22 May 2017, Belarusian Company TsNip in collaboration with Volat presents an anti-tank missile launcher vehicle based on the Volat 4x4 armoured vehicle MZKT-490100.
At the 8th International Exhibition of Arms and Military Machinery, MILEX 2017, which was held in Minsk (Belarus) from the 20 to 22 May 2017, Belarusian Company TsNip in collaboration with Volat presents an anti-tank missile launcher vehicle based on the Volat 4x4 armoured vehicle MZKT-490100.
 

US Army uses Northdrop Grumman's Highly Adaptable Multi Mission Radar for C-RAM demonstration
 
The U.S. Army selected Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Highly Adaptable Multi-Mission Radar (HAMMR) to demonstrate its multi-mission capability at the 2017 counter-rocket, artillery and mortar (C-RAM) test at Yuma Proving Ground earlier this year.
The U.S. Army selected Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Highly Adaptable Multi-Mission Radar (HAMMR) to demonstrate its multi-mission capability at the 2017 counter-rocket, artillery and mortar (C-RAM) test at Yuma Proving Ground earlier this year.
 

New assault rifle and submachine gun for Russian Ratnik future soldier outfit for end of this year
 
By the end of the year the Russian military can choose a submachine gun to equip the new Ratnik outfit. At present automatic rifles of two producers are undergoing tests - Kalashnikov (AK-12 and AK-15) and Kovrov enterprise (A545, A762). It is possible that both rifles will become operational, Lenta-ru online publication said.
By the end of the year the Russian military can choose a submachine gun to equip the new Ratnik outfit. At present automatic rifles of two producers are undergoing tests - Kalashnikov (AK-12 and AK-15) and Kovrov enterprise (A545, A762). It is possible that both rifles will become operational, Lenta-ru online publication said.
 

Orbital ATK contracted by US Army to produces large caliber training ammunition
 
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced that the company has received contracts valued at $53million to produce large caliber training ammunition for the U.S. Army. The orders include both 120mm and 105mm ammunition types.
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced that the company has received contracts valued at $53million to produce large caliber training ammunition for the U.S. Army. The orders include both 120mm and 105mm ammunition types.
 

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