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The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded BAE Systems’ FAST Labs research and development organization a $17.5 million contract for the Generating RF with Photonic Oscillators for Low Noise (GRYPHON) program. The breakthrough technology developed through the program could enable an unprecedented combination of low noise, compact size, and frequency agility for next-generation airborne sensing and communications capabilities.
BAE Systems has unveiled its latest deployable networking product, NetVIPR, which provides intelligent and secure military communication networks linking everything from small reconnaissance drones to combat vehicles, fighter jets, aircraft carriers or military commands.
MOSCOW, August 15. /TASS-DEFENSE/. The 2S25M Sprut-SDM1 self-propelled antitank gun will be equipped with a remote two-axis stabilized machine gun, Executive Director of Kurganmashzavod (KMZ, part of the High-Precision Systems Company within the Rostec state hi-tech corporation) Pyotr Tyukov told TASS.
PATRIOT PARK /Moscow Region/, August 16. /TASS-DEFENSE/. A prototype of the first driverless military truck Ural has been shown at the Army 2022 international military and technical forum, a TASS correspondent reported from the scene.
In January 2021, after several incidents of the same dramatic kind already encountered in Afghanistan, the Barkhane force in Mali was bereaved by two jihadist attacks carried out with high-power improvised explosive devices (IED) containing about 40 kg of explosives, Laurent Lagneau recalls in Opex360. The very high danger presented by this type of attack has led the armies of many countries to develop means of detecting them and then protecting themselves as much as possible.
82nd Airborne Division Paratroopers are helping the U.S. Army make decisions on its newest program to provide Infantry Soldiers with a mixed reality headset. Lt. Col. Jerry L. Jones Jr., Test Officer, Maneuver Test Directorate, U.S. Operational Test Command, reports.
Imagine the possibilities of a self-driving vehicle on the battlefield. Engineers at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center, or AvMC, don’t have to imagine it: they are building it. The Autonomous Multi-Domain Launcher takes a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System — or HIMARS — and modifies it with hardware and software to be controlled remotely and driven autonomously. Katie Davis Skelley, U.S. DEVCOM Aviation & Missile Center Public Affairs, reports.
Discover the new Russian T-90M Proryv main battle tanks and the BREM-1M tracked armored recovery vehicles which were recently delivered to the Russian army. According to pictures released on Russian Social networks, the T-90M and the BREM-1M are already deployed in Ukraine for combat operations.
According to information published by the Indian Ministry of Defense on August 4, 2022, Indian-made Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) were successfully test-fired from the Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Army at KK Ranges with support of Armoured Corps Centre & School (ACC&S) Ahmednagar in Maharashtra.
The Bulgarian company Optix developed, designed, and manufactured state-of-the-art thermal imaging and night vision devices, day scopes and integrated systems for strategic surveillance and security.
Soldiers from the XVIII Airborne Corps and 82nd Airborne Division are leading the U.S. Army’s transition to data-centric operations as they use new technologies to counter evolving threats. Leveraging Army Vantage, the Army’s enterprise data decision platform that connects to and draws data from new and legacy systems in any form at any scale, deployed units are configuring end-to-end operational applications to streamline the outload of forces, automated logistics status reporting, capture new unstructured data and make real-time, intelligent decisions. Capt. Matthew Visser reports.
Discover the French army's new military power, including the latest generation of combat vehicles from the Scorpion Program including the Griffon 6x6 multirole armored vehicle, Jaguar 6x6 reconnaissance and armored vehicles, Serval 4x4 multirole armored vehicle, and the Leclerc XLR tank.
British 16 Air Assault Brigade Combat Team is relishing the opportunity to be the first Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) enhanced brigade, complete with futuristic, mechanical dogs, the British Army reports on its website.
According to information published on the Telegram account of the Belarus defense industry, on July 26, 2022, Belarus developed a new modernized version of the T-72B Main Battle Tank (MBT). The armed forces of Belarus have already conducted the first trial tests and the tank will be used in August 2022 during the tank competition in Russia.
German company Rheinmetall unveils the latest variant of its AEV3 Kodiak, a tracked engineer armored vehicle based on the Leopard 2 MBT (Main Battle Tank) chassis. The new version of the AEV3 Kodiak is fitted with a new add-on armor package to increase protection against guided missiles and rocket-propelled grenades.
BAE Systems’ Robotic Technology Demonstrator (RTD) successfully fired laser-guided rockets at multiple ground targets, with a human decision in the loop, during the U.S. Army’s tactical scenario at the EDGE 22 exercise at Dugway Proving Ground. This test marked the first time an APKWS (Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System) laser-guided rocket has ever been fired from a robotic combat vehicle (RCV).
Recent Google Earth images reveal construction at what appears to be a sophisticated laser system at a Russian space facility designed to blind adversary satellites, Brett Tingley reports in space.com. The construction is taking place at the Russian Ministry of Defense's Krona space facility near Zelenchukskaya in Russia's far southwest, home of the massive RATAN-600 radio telescope.
The U.S. Army’s most recent Soldier Operational Experiment, or SOE, confirmed the value position of Robotics and Autonomous Systems, also known as RAS, in a coalition environment, Jerome Aliotta reports on U.S. Army’s website. This is a position that provides their human counterpart with the following benefits: enhanced lethality, improved options, and a degraded threat.
Analysis of new Generation MBT (Main Battle Tank) in 2022, Part 4/4. At Eurosatory 2022, International Defense Exhibition that was held in Paris, June 2022, the French Company Nexter Systems presents the latest generation of the French MBT (Main Battle Tank), the Leclerc XLR which is a modernized version of the standard tank Leclerc in service with the French army featuring many new improvements in terms of mobility, firepower, and protection.
According to Lia Wong on Overt Defense, on July 4, 2022, the Feitian-1 hypersonic vehicle developed by the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics of Northwestern Polytechnical University successfully launched at a base in northwestern China, demonstrating for the first time in the world an operational kerosene combined cycle ramjet/rocket engine capable of smooth transition between at least four different propulsion configurations, which allows for efficient operation in every phase of flight and expanding the flight envelope of future Chinese hypersonic aircraft.
Analysis of new Generation MBT (Main Battle Tank) in 2022, Part 3/4. German Company Rheinmetall unveils a new concept of Main Battle Tank with its KF51 Panther, the latest member of the Rheinmetall family of tracked armored vehicles (KF is short for "Kettenfahrzeug", i.e., tracked vehicle). The Panther is the first of a new MBT family. In the near future, there will be further innovations that support environmentally friendly peacetime operations and further optimization in terms of automation and effectiveness. In this article, Army Recognition explains the technical features of the new German-made KF51 Panther.
Analysis of new Generation MBT (Main Battle Tank) in 2022, Part 2/4. German company KMW (Krauss Maffei Wegmann) presents the latest generation and demonstrator of Leopard 2A7 MBT (Main Battle Tank) at Eurosatory 2022, International Defense Exhibition that was held in Paris, France in June 2022.
Analysis of new Generation MBT (Main Battle Tank) in 2022, Part 1. German company KMW (Krauss-Maffei Wegmann) and French company NEXTER Defense Systems under KNDS unveils, the EMBT (Enhanced Main Battle Tank), a new concept and demonstrator of MBT at Eurosatory 2022, International Defense Exhibition that was held in Paris, France in June 2022.
With Army modernization at the forefront of the service's priorities, U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, known as YPG, serves as a hot spot for ongoing high-energy laser tests that can cook small, unmanned aircraft systems out of the sky. Brandon Mejia reports on U.S. Army's website.
Elbit Systems is showcasing the Range Extension &Smart Tail (REST) kit for air-to-surface warheads as part of its portfolio of precision munitions. Already ordered for several warhead types, REST transforms almost any type of air-to-surface warhead into a high penetration standoff precision munition..
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