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IFVs – Essential Components for NATO’s Forward Presence
Can rapid fielding of modern and mature 8x8 IFVs reduce the risk and enhance the combat agility of NATO’s Eastern front? The combat experience gathered in the Ukraine War reflects the need for agile land combat systems that effectively integrate maneuverability and firepower and rely on logistical support from domestic or neighboring allied countries. How can NATO get them quickly? Marrying proven systems and platforms delivered by trusted sources from active production lines is paramount in reducing risks and accelerating delivery and fielding.
Oshkosh to Equip +500 US Army Strykers with Samson Gun Turrets
The U.S. Army has selected Oshkosh Defense to integrate and build SAMSON unmanned turretS for its Stryker combat vehicle. The new Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS) will subside the current unmanned turrets on Stryker Dragoon in service since 2016.
IAI, Thales Offer Sea Serpent Missiles to Replace the Harpoon on...
Thales UK and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) have joined forces to offer IAI’s Sea Serpent anti-ship missile to replace the Harpoon Block1C anti-ship missile currently in service on board the Royal Navy Type 23 frigates.
Spike Missiles Integrated With Slovenian JLTV on Protector RWS
The Slovenian Armed Forces (SAF) has completed a successful firing of Rafael's SPIKE LR missiles in a demonstration in Slovenia, December 2020. During the demonstration, the Slovenian Army also fired SPIKE missiles using the new dismounted digital SPIKE launcher ICLU. Both launchers includes a provision for the use of the more advanced SPIKE LR2.
Kongsberg, Patria team to produce turreted mortars in the USA
The Norwegian company Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS and Finland's Patria Oyj have formed a teaming agreement to provide turreted mortar solutions for future U.S. Army mortar programs. Under this agreement the team will promote the turreted mortar and produce the 120mm Patria Nemo, turreted, remote-controlled mortar system in the US.
Increasing lethality for the Bradley
A Bradley fighting vehicle up-gunned with ATK XM813 30mm cannon integrated into a Kongsberg MCT-30 Remote Turret was recently demonstrated in fire at Fort Benning, GA. The new 30-mm cannon is intended to replace the 25-mm M242, giving vehicles greater firepower.
LCS 4 fires the Norwegian Naval Strike Missile
LCS 4 Littoral Combat Ship demonstrates flexible weapon mounting applications, firing the Norwegian Naval Strike Missile from the aft deck
New Scout SV armoured vehicle unveiled at DVD
General Dynamics UK (GDUK) unveiled today the Scout Specialist Vehicle (SV) at the DVD event in Millbrook Proving Ground in the UK. This is...
Canada Selects Textron Systems for Tactical Armored patrol Vehicles (TAPV)
Canada has announced the selection of Textron Systems Canada, a subsidiary of U.S. Textron Systems, as the preferred bidder to deliver 500 armored vehicles to equip the Canadian Army under a $708 million contract.
U.S. Army Expand CROWS II Contract to Cover More Spares, Repairs
The US Army has increased the ongoing framework contract for Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station II (CROWS II) with about US$77 million (451 million...
Javelin Missiles Fired from Stryker’s CROWS II Weapon Station
Integration of the FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missile with the U.S. Army Kongsberg Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS II) is underway. The first firing...
Surface Launched (SL)AMRAAM Complementary Low Altitude Weapon System (CLAWS)
SLAMRAAM also known as Complementary Low Altitude Weapon System (CLAWS) offers effective defense against the low-flying cruise missile and the unmanned aerial vehicle. The...
Remotely Controlled Weapon Stations at the 2006 Eurosatory Exhibition
Remotely controlled sensors and weapon stations form another facet of unmanned systems, enabling soldiers to operate their weapons from a safe distance or behind...