DARPA GXV-T Demonstrates Extreme Off Road Mobility, Augmented Reality

Several contracts awarded recently marked significant progress in DARPA's Ground X-Vehicle Technologies (GXV-T) program with field demonstrations of projects developed by teams and companies under the Phase 2 of the R&D program. Among the technologies showing much progress are extreme mobility projects and crew augmentation technologies. The GXV-T program aims to demonstrate how future combat vehicles could improve mobility, survivability,...

A Different Approach?

"Vehicle Armoring – MRAP and Beyond" < Page 7 of 8 > While MMPV is designed for the specific use by combat engineers, MRAP should offer more capabilities. Yet, it is designed primarily as a protected vehicle, and this capability comes with a price, not only in US$, but also in mobility. MRAPs are designed for aerial mobility inside large military...

APKWS Enters Full Rate production

The U.S. Navy has authorized full-rate production of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS), BAE Systems’ affordable and versatile laser-guided rocket system.

France Introduces an Improved APFSDS Long-Rod Penetrator Tank Ammo

Nexter Munitions is introducing the SHARD as an improved Armor-Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot (APFSDS) tank ammunition for the NATO standard 120mm smoothbore tank gun. Following completion of design optimization in 2021, and industrial qualification in 2022, SHARD will be ready for mass production by the end of 2022.

Israel’s Integrated Advanced Soldier (IAS) program – ANOG

The Israeli Integrated Advanced Soldier (IAS) program is building a 'dismounted combat team' which will be able to operate in mounted or dismounted configuration. The equipment used by the troops will be modular, and designed to operate in urban and open terrain. Currently underway the program is led by the Ministry of Defense's Defense Directorate for Research and Development...

Precision Aerial Delivery

Precision aerial delivery has also matured in recent years, with the availability of lightweight GPS navigation and flight control systems. Altair Aerospace introduced at AUSA 2006 an impressive range of precision parachute delivery systems, including the Onyx autonomously guided parachute system, capable of delivering payloads ranging from 500 up to 2,200 lbs from high altitude up to 35,000 ft...

Norwegian Protectors for Slovenian Armored Vehicles (AMVs)

Slovenia will field Kongsberg's Protector RWS on its 8x8 AMVs Kongsberg Defense from Norway will supply Slovenia with M151 Protector Remote Weapon Stations (RWS) to equip 135 AMV 8x8 armored vehicles to produced by the Finnish company Patria. Originally, Slovenia selected an early version of an Israeli remotely operated weapon station, developed by IMI and Elbit Systems. However, RCWS developments at both...

Falcon Watch – Unattended Ground Sensor System

Falcon Watch, Remote Intrusion Detection and Surveillance System developed by Harris. The system is based on the RF-5400 Sensor System, offering a light, rapidly deployed sensor network for perimeter protection, force protection and surveillance. Similar to REMBASS II, the system comprises a range of sensors, including seismic probes, magnetic detectors and passive infrared (PIR) detectors. The Falcon Watch Miniature Sensor...

Active Protection Systems for AFVs

Hard Kill Systems Start < Page 6 of 6 > Russian Active Protection Systems were matured much earlier than the west's, as they were designed to counter the threat from the west's anti-tank systems such as TOW, Hellfire and HOT missiles fired from ground and helicopter platforms, as well as airborne launched anti-tank missiles (such as the Maverick). Although the Russian...

DSEi-2005 Exhibition Review – Land Combat Systems

General Dynamics UK highlighted the hybrid electric powered AHED platform, which is being prepared for testing for the UK FRES program. The same platform is one of the prime candidates for some of the US Army Future Combat Systems manned and unmanned platforms. A different platform, also using hybrid electric propulsion to drive the Advanced Modular Vehicle was displayed by BAE Systems...

Seoul to Invest US$63 Billion in Strategic Deterrence, Missile Defense

The South Korean defense ministry submitted to the parliament a 214.5 trillion won (US$192.6 billion) budget request for the 2014-2018 fiscal year period. The budget was submitted for deliberation on Thursday, as Parliament discussed the Seoul's planned missile and missile defense programs, facing North Korea's nuclear and missile weapons threat. The budget plan needs parliamentary approval before being implemented...

New Guided Missiles, Programmable Munitions Enhancing the Infantry Precision Fire Effects

Man portable, light weight missile systems were used extensively in recent years. U.S. Javelin missiles are regularly used in Afghanistan by U.S, and British forces, side by side with the Israeli Spike, used by the Dutch, Italian and Spanish among others. It also provides a valuable weapon in Iraq, used as a short and medium range precision guided weapon...

Åkers Krutbruk Designs Enhanced Armor for Swedish Leopard 2, CV9035

The German company IBD along with its Swedish subsidiary Åkers Krutbruk have demonstrated the latest MBT protection study for the MBT122 and CV9040, improving the tank’s protection over 360 degrees enhancing protection from asymmetric threats.

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