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Poland receives first upgraded Leopard 2PL main battle tanks

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On Thursday, Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa announced that it finished the construction process of the first two upgraded Leopard 2PL main battle tanks to the Polish Army. “Works aimed at collecting the next three tanks are to be completed this week,” the news release says. “The formally completing production of vehicles is an important stage in […]

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Future USS Oakland completes acceptance trials under COVID-19 challenging circumstances

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The Navy’s newest Independence-class littoral combat ship, the future USS Oakland (LCS 24), successfully concluded acceptance trials here May 22 following a series of in-port and underway demonstrations in the Gulf of Mexico. Austal Chief Executive Officer David Singleton said the successful completion of acceptance trials for LCS 24 during the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated […]

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Canadian Army to equip its ACSVs with newest generation remote weapon station

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Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace has announced on Tuesday that the Canadian Army will equip the Armoured Combat Support Vehicles (ACSV) with a newest generation remote weapon station. General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada and Kongsberg have signed a contract for delivery of the Protector Remote Weapon Stations (RWS) to the Canadian Army valued 500 MNOK. The […]

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German submarine operates under NATO command in the Eastern Baltic Sea

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German submarine U33 has just concluded a several-week-long assurance measure deployment under NATO in the Eastern Baltic Sea. It arrived back to the naval base and home port of Eckernförde on Monday, 25 May 2020. The submarine, under the leadership of Lieutenant Commander Tobias Eikermann, in the past few weeks has operated under NATO Maritime […]

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Raytheon awarded $10 for new towed minehunting sonar

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Raytheon Co., one of the world’s largest defense contractors, has received a $10,5 million contract modification to exercise options for maintenance and support for the AN/AQS-20 Sonar Mine Detecting Set. In a statement Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Defense said the AN/AQS-20 is a towed, mine hunting and identification system for program executive office, unmanned […]

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U.S. Marine Corps releases details of largest infantry weapons modernization effort

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As the U.S. Marine Corps continues to increase the lethality of the infantry squad, Marine Corps Systems Command’s Program Manager for Infantry Weapons has begun the largest modernization effort in decades. According to a recent service news release, Program Manager for Infantry Weapons (PM IW) strives to equip and sustain the Marine Corps with fully-integrated […]

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Arquus celebrates production of 1000th Sherpa armored vehicle

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French specialty vehicle manufacturer Arquus has announced that it recently completed the production of the 1,000th Sherpa armored vehicle. The company said it is a major milestone for the Sherpa family, founded in 2006, which has constantly evolved since. The Sherpa is a French-made family of light tactical vehicles specifically designed for military needs and […]

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Lockheed Martin’s GCAS technology saved 10 pilots and 9 F-16 fighters

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Weapons maker Lockheed Martin Corp. takes pride in announcing that its Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System, or GCAS, helped save the life of 10 pilots and nine F-16 fighter jets—since the system entered service with the U.S. Air Force in late 2014. GCAS is a technology designed to save a pilot from crashing into the ground […]

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U.S. Army awards contract to FLIR for additional nano unmanned aerial systems

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FLIR Systems was awarded a $20.6 million contract by the U.S. Army to manufacture and deliver Black Hornet Soldier-borne sensors. The company press release said that advanced nano-unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will support platoon- and small unit-level surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities as part of the Army’s Soldier Borne Sensor (SBS) program. In January 2019, the U.S. Army […]

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U.S. Navy commences MQ-8C flight testing with new search radar

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The U.S. Navy commenced flight testing of the newest unmanned helicopter, Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout, equipped with the Leonardo AN/ZPY-8 advanced search radar. The Navy’s newest unmanned helicopter designed to operate concurrently with other airborne assets and littoral combat ships and the new radar will provide commanders an improved and integrated intelligence, surveillance and […]

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