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IMI’s Iron Fist APS Completes a Successful Evaluation in the U.S.A.

A Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle fitted with the Israeli active protection system developed by Israel Military Industries withstood numerous rocket attacks under a two month test and evaluation program. Iron Fist, the active protection system (APS) for armored vehicles developed by Israel Military Industries...

‘Cyber Storm III’ Tests U.S. resilience Under Cyber Attack

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched today the 'Cyber Storm III', a drill testing the nations' resilience under a simulated, deliberate international cyber attack aimed at the hubs of government, infrastructure and business. The three day exercise is the third and largest in...

Singapore Orders 12 M346 Trainers to Replace TA-4SU

ST Aerospace has been selected to operate the Singapore Republic of Singapore Air Force's (RSAF) training in Cazaux, France. As the prime contractor for the entire program, ST Aerospace is acquiring 12 M346 advanced trainers at the cost of S$543 million, the first is...

Ausi Super-Hornets to be Wired for Electronic Attack

Boeing is pre-wiring 12 of the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF) Super Hornet for potential conversion of the aircraft for Electronic Attack role. At present the Australians have not decided whether to equip the aircraft with such capabilities. According to RAAF Group Capt. Steve...

Laser JDAM Tested with 2,000 pound Mk-84 Warhead

Boeing completed the first pair of seven flight tests of the MK-84 Laser Joint Direct Attack Munition (Laser JDAM) this summer at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., as part of the new weapon qualification process. Integration of Laser JDAM will provide these heavy warheads...

Navistar Introduces the Medium Tactical Vehicle (MTV) High Mobility Truck

Navistar Defense, LLC unveiled today a new, high-mobility medium tactical vehicle (MTV) at the Modern Day Marine Exposition. The MTV is based on the International 7000-MV platform. The MTV incorporates the DXM independent suspension and can also accommodate a variety of survivability and armoring...

Russian Naval Aviation Chief: The Navy Should Stay With the Current Fighters

"The Russian Naval Aviation is not expecting to replace its carrier-based Su-33 fighters in the current decade. An acquisition of a fifth generation fighter, base on the Sukhoi T-50 or other designs could be considered later in the decade, after the new fighter is...

David’s Sling Short Range Missile Defense Systems Enters a New Stage

Israel and the U.S. reiterated the agreement to continue their cooperative development of the David Sling weapon system (also known as Majic Wand), extending the agreement signed in 2008 that paved the way for the development of a Short-Range Ballistic Missile Defense Project. The...

Washington Announces Planned Arms Package Worth over $4.5 Billion

The Pentagon is embarking on a new arms transfer to Iraq, this time involving a squadron of advanced versions of the Lockheed Martin F-16IQ - Block 52 fighter jets, supply of 440 refurbished Armored Presonnel Carriers and the establishment of a nationwide defense communications...

Raytheon Sarcos Unveil a New, More Powerful Exoskeleton

Raytheon is introducing a lighter exoskeleton system offering stronger system with more endurance over the company's first generation exoskeleton developed by Sarcos in 2002. Sarcos became part of Raytheon in 2007. The new 'second generation' XOS 2 system is built from a combination of...

Oshkosh Customizes the HMMWV for Rough Rides

Oshkosh Defense is offering to upgrade the Marine Corps HMMWVs, enhancing its off-road mobility, maneuverability, and speed, while retaining, and even improving its ballistic protection and introducing V-shaped under armor for additional blast protection. The key for this miracle is the TAK-4 independent suspension...

Ocelot Selected for the British LPPV Program

Force Protection Europe Ltd (FPE), developer of the Occelot light armored vehicle, has been selected as the preferred bidder in U.K. Ministry of Defense (MOD) Light Protected Patrol Vehicle (LPPV) program. According to FPE, the first Ocelot vehicles are expected to be available for the...

Casspir IV – Denel Introduces A Modern Version for the Legendary Mine Protected Vehicle (MPV)

31 years after pioneering mine protection for vehicles with the first Casspir Mine Protected Vehicle (MPV) Denel unveiled today a new version of South Africa’s iconic mine-protection vehicle - Casspir MK IV. The new vehicle was launched today in Cape Town today, at the...

Growing Demand for MPVs in Africa

African defense companies are challenging the dominant Western suppliers of mine protected armored vehicles, competing for MRAP type vehicle contracts. According to Ivor Ichikowitz, Executive Chairman of the South African Paramount Group, South Africa's largest independent defense and aerospace contractor, African companies have emerged...
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