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German company Rheinmetall presents its new Fuchs A9 High Roof, an improved version of the Fuchs 6x6 armored vehicle that entered into service with the German army in December 1979. The new version features several improvements including a new powerpack, modern digital electrical vehicle architecture, and significantly improved characteristics in mobility, protection, and payload.
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At AirShow China 2022, China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) unveils its new XY-I UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) which has a design similar to the Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 drone.
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Discover the VN20, the most protected and armed tracked armored IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) in the world manufactured in China and unveiled by the Chinese Defense Company NORINCO during AirShow China 2022 which was held in Zhuhai from 8 to 13 November 2022.
At AirShow China 2022, the Chinese company CASIC displays a new version of its LW-30 is a modern short-range precision 30kW laser weapon system designed for tracking and destroying UAVs based on a Chinese-made 6x6 truck chassis similar to the Belarus MZKT-6922.
At AirShow China 2022, the Chinese Defense company NORINCO launches its new VN20 tracked armored IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) considered the most protected and armed combat vehicle of its class.
A new optionally unmanned version of the VT5 light tank is unveiled at AirShow China 2022, called VT5U. The layout of the new VT5U is similar to the standard VT5 that was unveiled in November 2016.
China's defense industry unveils new development of loitering munition or suicide drone called Dragon 60B at AirShow China 2022. This loitering munition can be used to perform intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions or strike land targets.
The Chinese defense industry has developed the first dog robot armed with an automatic gun system mounted on the back of the robot. The new dog robot is unveiled at AirShow China 2022 which takes place in Zhuhai from 8 to 13 November 2022.
At AirShow China 2022, the Chinese company LoongUAV unveils its small military bombing drone for the first time. In recent years of local wars and armed conflicts, UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), as an emerging air combat force, have highlighted their combat effectiveness, and equipping UAVs has become an effective means to enhance their national defense strength at a lower cost.
Ballistic, or bulletproof, armour is used to protect vehicles against different threats. But it also makes them heavier, especially when seeking to protect against more powerful weapons. Taken together, armour and the vehicle structure constitute more than half of the vehicle’s weight, requiring more fuel and potentially making it harder to manoeuvre. In search of lighter armour, the European Defence Agency (EDA) launched a project on 20 October 2022 to use new advances in metallic materials for ballistic steels.
According to a video published by the South Korean company Hanwha Defense on October 31, 2022, the latest variant of the South Korean 155mm self-propelled howitzer, the K9A2 has demonstrated its mobility capability in all-terrain conditions during field trials in the United Kingdom.
Discover the latest military products of the Indian Defense Industry at DefExpo 2022, the most important defense event in India. The DefExpo is an international defense exhibition that takes place every two years in India. The edition 2022, was held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India from 18 to 22 October 2022.
According to information published by the Russian defense industry on October 25, 2022, the Iskander-M (NATO reporting name: SS-26 Stone) tactical missile system can be equipped with new missiles, which will enhance its combat capabilities, said Valery Kashin, the Deputy CEO of the High-Precision Systems Company and General Designer of the Machine-Building Design Bureau Hero of Labor.
According to information published by the "MercoPress" website on October 24, 2022, the first modernized medium tank TAM 2C fitted with a new turret was delivered to the army of Argentina.
Developing world-class advanced technology for soldiers on the battlefield is a key part of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s mission. Many of the technologies stem from partnerships between DEVCOM and its global network of academic, industry and governments, including a project with the DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory, located in Maryland; the DEVCOM-Atlantic International Technology Center Northern Europe, located in Germany; and the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramics Technologies and Systems, also in Germany. Argie Sarantinos, DEVCOM Headquarters, reports.
Directed energy does not emit a large red laser, nor does it make a loud noise, and if done right, the target will simply fall out of the sky, not explode in brilliant shards of light, set to a John Williams score. Katie Davis Skelley, U.S. DEVCOM Aviation & Missile Center Public Affairs, explains.
Discover the technology and combat capabilities of the American-made Switchblade 600 anti-armor loitering munitions designed and developed by the company AeroVironment. This new loitering munition could be delivered to Ukraine in the next few weeks to fight Russian troops.
According to a Tweet published on the "DGA" Twitter account on September 22, 2022, the French Army procurement agency has qualified the MEDEVAC version of the French-made Griffon 6x6 armored vehicle.
The automated Modular Integrated Protection System (MIPS) classifies incoming enemy missiles, intercepts and destroys them. To do this, the ‘brain’ identifies what the incoming threat is and decides how best to defeat the object at precisely the right moment all in superfast time. The British Army explains its forthcoming system.
According to information published by "The Singapore Army" Facebook account, during the Exercise Panzer Strike that was held in Germany, the army of Singapore conducted the first live firing of Spike anti-tank missile mounted on the new Hunter tracked armored IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle).
Today’s emerging threats on the modern battlefield are small and inexpensive unmanned aerial and ground systems also called drones which can easily be purchased on the Internet. To counter these drones, American Company Northrop Grumman has developed a counter-UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) solution by combining three technologies including the M-ACE system, Bushmaster chain guns, and specific ammunition.
According to information published by the U.S. DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) on September 16, 2022, Teams involved in DARPA’s Robotic Autonomy in Complex Environments with Resiliency (RACER) program have one experiment under their belts and will focus on even more difficult off-road landscapes at Camp Roberts, California, September 15-27. The program aims to give driverless combat vehicles off-road autonomy while traveling at speeds that keep pace with those driven by people in realistic situations.
During the NATO Days 2022 in Ostrava, Czech Republic, BAE Systems unveiled its latest generation of CV90, the CV9035/50 Mk IV fitted with the new D-series turret armed with a 35mm automatic cannon which can be upgraded to a 50mm caliber.
According to pictures published on the Twitter account, Ciro Nappi on September 14, 2022, the Italian defense industry has finalized the third prototype of the upgraded program of the C1 Ariete Main Battle Tank (MBT) for the Italian army.
When you think of a rocket launch, you probably imagine a glistening white cylinder emerging from a cloud of smoke and fire, then making its way into outer space. But while the sight of a launch may only last a few minutes, not many see the dedication, long hours and incredible team effort that made it all possible. “It’s not the hardware or the software–it’s the people on the launch vehicle team and their expertise that are the keys to our continued success,” said Mark Ogren, director of strategy and technology, launch vehicles, Northrop Grumman.