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 BAE Systems unveiled enhanced thermal weapon sight, the Universal Thermal Clip-On version XII
 
BAE Systems UTC XII small 001 BAE Systems yesterday unveiled its first-to-market 12-micron thermal imaging technology that significantly improves the effectiveness of thermal weapon sights. The company’s Universal Thermal Clip-On version XII (UTC® XII) is the first military-grade thermal weapon sight to include the new 12-micron technology, which greatly reduces lens size, total system weight, and battery use, while delivering improved image quality.
 

 Logo Technologies of U.S. to develop hybrid-electric motorcycle for military special forces.
 
Logo Technologies of US to develop hybrid-electric motorcycle for military special forces small 001 The American Company Logos Technologies, in partnership with San Francisco-based all-electric motorcycle maker BRD, is developing the Zero MMX hybrid-electric motorcycle SilentHawk project to support evolving mission requirements for military special forces.
 

 Chinese-made QW-2 MANPADS missile now in service with Sudanese People's Liberation Army.
 
Chinese-made QW-2 MANPADS missile now in service with Sudanese People Liberation Army small 001 South Sudan fighters loyal to Dr Riek Machar have acquired sophisticated man-portable surface-to-air missiles system (MANPADS) in preparation for new onslaughts against troops loyal to President Salva Kiir. A photo released by the "theinsider" website end of december 2014 show Sudanese People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) forces with a Chinese-made QW-2 man-portable air-defense system (MANPADS).
 

 U.S. forces equipment GATR Ground to Air Transmit and Receive Inflatable Satellite Antennas.
 
US army equipment GATR Ground to Air Transmit and Receive Inflatable Satellite Antennas small 001 Inflatable ground satellite antennas are aiding the expeditionary nature of U.S. and coalition forces, enabling them to achieve high-bandwidth network connectivity anywhere in the world from small deployable packages. The antenna can connect Soldiers in remote locations to the Army's tactical communication WIN-T network backbone, as well as support other services and first responders. (By Amy Walker, PEO C3T)
 

 Israeli Army (IDF) expects to deploy new Rafael Iron Beam laser air defense system this year.
 
Israeli Army IDF expects to deploy new Rafael Iron Beam laser air defense system this year small 001 The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is expected to deploy the world’s first laser-based air defense system this year. The new system, known as “Iron Beam,” was developed by Israeli defense contractor Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. As the system is still in development, it has not yet been determined how it might fit into Israel's multi-tiered missile defence system that includes Iron Dome, David's Sling, and Arrow 3.
 

 General Dynamics' Soldier Network Extension increases US Army's artillery troops capabilities
 
General Dynamics Soldier Network Extension improves US Army artillery troops capabilities small 001 During the recent Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 Development Test 2, a U.S. Army field artillery team found that the WIN-T Soldier Network Extension (SNE) significantly increased their communications reach and improved their call-for-fire response time.
 

 AutoKrAZ of Ukraine has developed first prototype of new 8x8 multi-purpose armoured vehicle.
 
AutoKrAZ of Ukraine has developed first prototype of new 8x8 multi-purpose armoured vehicle small 001 The Ukrainian Defense Company AutoKrAZ has developed the first prototype of a new 8x8 multi-purpose armoured vehicle based on an 8x8 truck chassis. This new vehicle is designed to be used as APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier) an can carry a full range of special equipment and weapon systems.
 

 China unveils cloned edition of Russia's Tor M1, the HQ-17 surface-to-air missile system
 
China officially unveils cloned edition of Russia Tor M1 the HQ 17 surface to air missile system small 001 According to pictures recently issued, the Chinese edition of the Tor M1 surface-to-air missile (SAM) system has been officially unveiled. This air defense missile system, dubbed HQ-17 (Hongqi-17), is a cloned edition of the Russian Tor M1 SAM. When a designer from the Russian Kupol factory seeing the photos of HQ17, he said that this confirmed Russia’s long-term suspicion that China had cloned Tor-M1, reported DefenceBlog.
 

 Yemen defense industry to launch Jalal 3 APC 4x4 armoured personnel carrier.
 
Jalal 3 4x4 APC armoured vehicle personnel carrier Yemen army military equipment defense industry 130 001 Since many years, Yemen defense industry has launched the development of a local-made wheeled armoured personnel carrier named Jalal. Recently, the latest version was unveiled under the name of Jalal 3. The Jalal 3 is a light 4x4 armoured vehicle personnel carrier which offers good protection with high off-road capability.
 

 Russian army Strategic Missiles Forces want to test unmanned armed combat robots
 
Russian army Strategic Missiles Forces want to test unmanned armed combat robots small 001 Unmanned tracked robots with weapon station are going to be tested in Russia's Astrakhan region for use by the country's Strategic Missile Forces, the Interfax news agency reported Friday, January 2, 2014. Major Dmitry Andreyev, a representative for the Defense Ministry's Strategic Missile Forces, was cited as saying that preparation for the testing is currently in its final stage.
 

Iran's military deployed for the first time suicide drone during massive military drills
 
Iran's army said Saturday it has deployed a suicide drone for the first time in massive ongoing military drills near the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Persian Gulf, reported Associated Press on Saturday, December 27.
Iran's army said Saturday it has deployed a suicide drone for the first time in massive ongoing military drills near the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Persian Gulf, reported Iranian news agency on Saturday, December 27.


Monday, December 29, 2014 12:16 PM
 

Russian artillery unit of Southern Military District has tested PRP-4A Argus artilery radar armoured
 

The Russian artillery infantry brigade of the Southern Military District has tested the 2S19 MSTA-S 152mm self-propelled artillery guns and the PRP-4A Argus artillery radar armoured vehicle at the Prudboy firing range in Russia’s Volgograd Region as part of the field training exercises. This was reported by the press service of the Russian Defence Ministry.

The Russian artillery infantry brigade of the Southern Military District has tested the 2S19 MSTA-S 152mm self-propelled artillery guns and the PRP-4A Argus artillery radar armoured vehicle at the Prudboy firing range in Russia’s Volgograd Region as part of the field training exercises. This was reported by the press service of the Russian Defence Ministry.
Monday, December 29, 2014 10:44 AM

 

Iran has tested home-made Shalamcheh surface-to-air missile from air defense system Mersad
 

Iran on Saturday, December 27, 2014, tested its home-made mid-range Shalamcheh missiles fired from its new air defense system, Mersad, which is capable of destroying different types of modern fighter jets and drones

Iran on Saturday, December 27, 2014, tested its home-made mid-range Shalamcheh missiles fired from its new air defense system, Mersad, which is capable of destroying different types of modern fighter jets and drones
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Sunday, December 28, 2014 09:28 AM

 

Russia has developed new railway missile complex "Barguzin" able to tow up to six Yars missiles
 

Last week the head of Russia's Strategic Missile Force, Lieutenant General Sergey Karakayev, revealed that the future missile platform would be called Barguzin. Now a source in the Russian military, which preferred to remain anonymous, has revealed some details of the weapon to Russian news agencies.

Last week the head of Russia's Strategic Missile Force, Lieutenant General Sergey Karakayev, revealed that the future missile platform would be called Barguzin. Now a source in the Russian military, which preferred to remain anonymous, has revealed some details of the weapon to Russian news agencies.
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Saturday, December 27, 2014 10:09 AM

 

Russian armed forces will take delivery of Corsair UAV unmanned aerial vehicle in late 2016
 

Russia's United Instrument Corporation (UIC) will start supplying the small-class Corsair surveillance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to the Russian Armed Forces in late 2016, the company's CEO Alexander Yakunin told RIA Novosti.

Russia's United Instrument Corporation (UIC) will start supplying the small-class Corsair surveillance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to the Russian Armed Forces in late 2016, the company's CEO Alexander Yakunin told RIA Novosti.
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Friday, December 26, 2014 11:29 AM

 

DARPA eyes on advanced algorithms for enhancing small UAVs capabilities
 
US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency issued yesterday, December 22, a Broad Agency Announcement solicitation for the Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) program. FLA focuses on creating a new class of algorithms to enable small, unmanned aerial vehicles to quickly navigate a labyrinth of rooms, stairways and corridors or other obstacle-filled environments without a remote pilot.
US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency issued yesterday, December 22, a Broad Agency Announcement solicitation for the Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) program. FLA focuses on creating a new class of algorithms to enable small, unmanned aerial vehicles to quickly navigate a labyrinth of rooms, stairways and corridors or other obstacle-filled environments without a remote pilot.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 02:00 PM
 

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