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New UAV from EMT – Luna NG

The German UAV developer EMT is displaying at Eurosatory the latest version of the Luna UAV, designated LUNA NG. The development of the new...

KMAX to Begin Hauling Cargo for Marines in Afghanistan Next Month

The U.S. Marine Corps plans to deploy the unmanned K-MAX to Afghanistan in November 2011. K-MAX will be the Navy's first-ever cargo unmanned aircraft system to deploy in an operational environment. The deploying team consists of active duty mission commanders, air vehicle operators and company employees has recently concluded training and flight tests at its base in Twenty-nine Palms, Calif., and is currently preparing the aircraft for shipment into theater.

British Army Sets to Deploy Fire Shadow Loitering Weapons to Afghanistan...

Following successful firing trials MBDA is preparing to deliver the first Fire Shadow firing units to the British Army. The new loitering weapon could be deployed to Afghanistan by early 2012, significantly extending the reach, coverage and persistent of current artillery fires.

A New Bird of Prey Soaring over Western Afghanistan?

Pakistani sources claimed an unidentified, bird shaped UAV suspected to be an American surveillance drone, crashed in southwestern Pakistan on 25 August at the town of Chaman near the Afghan border.

38 U.S., Afghan Military Personnel Lost in a Helicopter Crash in...

38 U.S and Afghan military personnel were killed tonight when a U.S. Army A Special Operations MH-47G Chinook was downed in Eastern Afghanistan. The tragedy is the worst combat loss event related to aviation operations, recorded in the Afghan war since 2001.

Chinook Downed by Taliban RPG fire in Eastern Afghanistan

A CH-47 Chinook helicopter downed by Taliban RPG fire in Eastern Afghanistan on Monday. The helicopter was hit by an RPG fired by Taliban, as...

The Pentagon Allocates Half a Billion US$ to Outfit Afghans with...

Textron Marine & Land Systems will provide 440 Medium Armored Security Vehicles (MASV) to equip the Afghanistan National Army (ANA) within 18 months for a total cost of $543 million.

Precision Mortars – Maturing in Combat

The U.S. Army is gaining more experience with precision mortars. The latest addition to its arsenal, the XM395 Precision Guided Mortar Munition (PGMM) is...

U.S. Army Apaches to Test a new Gunfire Detection System

U.S. Army AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters will soon be equipped with a Ground Fire Acquisition System (GFAS) to automatically detect, and identify the sources of ground fire shot at the helicopters.

Germany Expands iDZs Soldier Systems with 400 Additional Systems

the German Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) contracted Cassidian to deliver additional 400 basic versions of the ‘Future Soldier System’ (Infanterist der Zukunft or iDZ BS) combat suites to support German troops operating in Afghanistan, raising the Bundeswehr’s total number of IdZ BS equipment sets to 2,900.

Boxer APC to Deploy to Afghanistan in August 2011

The first Boxer armored personnel carriers (APC) have arrived at Donaueschingen Germany in February 2011 to equip the 292 Jägerbattalion (light infantry battalion), in preparation for the unit’s deployment to Afghanistan by August this year. The battalion will dispatch a platoon with four vehicles to be deployed to Mazar-e-Sharif in Northern Afghanistan, as part of the German training and protection battalion.

RPG Net to Protect the MaxxPro MRAP

The U.S. Army has ordered 829 rocket-propelled grenade RPG Net kits for the MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle. In February 2011 the...

Switzerland Transfers 12 Leopard 2s to Canada

Implementing the Armed Forces 95 and Armed Forces XXI programs, Switzerland is phasing out some of its heavy armor units. As part of this...

Honeywell Takes T-Hawk for Afghanistan Roadshow

On 14 January a group of soldiers and civilians from coalition forces gathered at the Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan to witness how the...