Military


Volvo abandons defence divestment

Volvo Group announced on 17 October that it had discontinued plans to divest the company’s Government Sales business unit. “Our Governmental Sales operation has a positive development and a strong order book,” Jan Gurander,…


General Dynamics enhances WIN-T with Next Gen PoP

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) has completed work to incorporate its Next Generation Point of Presence (Next Gen PoP) enhancement to the Warfighter Information Net-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 (Inc 2). The Next Gen PoP…


Syrian SAM engages Israeli aircraft over Lebanon

A Syrian surface-to-air missile (SAM) system engaged Israeli aircraft in Lebanese airspace on 16 October, according to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). “Earlier today, an anti-aircraft missile was launched from Syria towards IDF aircraft…


Penguin Composites named as Hawkei subcontractor

Tasmanian company Penguin Composites has signed a contract with Thales Australia to support the programme to supply Hawkei 4×4 light protected mobility vehicles for the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The Australian government said on 17…



DGA supports speedy acquisition of UAVs for urban operations

The Direction Générale pour l’Armement (DGA) Lab, the French procurement agency’s innovation laboratory, is supporting the Commandement des Opérations Spéciales (COS), France’s special operations command, acquire mini unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for fighting terrorists Source:…


Russia expands Myanmar Mi-24P repair programme

Russian Helicopters is to repair a small number of Mil Mi-24P/35P (‘Hind’) combat helicopters in Myanmar, as part of an initiative to support platforms in the country of operation instead of transporting the aircraft to…