Sunday, 25 September 2016

U.S. Navy Approves MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System for Low Rate Initial Production

The United States Department of the Navy announced the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) built for the U.S. Navy by Northrop Grumman Corporation received milestone C approval, Sept. 22. This decision by Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L) Honorable Frank Kendall, allows the MQ-4C Triton program to enter into Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP), the first part of the production and deployment phase.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

First Royal Australian Navy Air Warfare Destroyer Hobart successfully completes Builder Sea Trials

Today, the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance achieved a major milestone with the successful completion of Builder Sea Trials for the first destroyer Hobart following several days at sea off the coast of South Australia. AWD Alliance General Manager Lloyd Beckett said that sea trials was the commencement of an exciting new phase for the Air Warfare Destroyer project. 

French Army procurement agency has confirmed replacement of FAMAS assault rifle by HK-416F

According an official statement of the French army DGA (French army Procurement Agency), of Friday, September 23, 2016, the French army DGA has confirmed the contract for replacement of the FAMAS, 5.56mm caliber standard assault rifle of the French armed forces to the German Company Heckler & Koch SAS France with the AK-416F 5.56x45mm caliber assault rifle. 
German-made HK-416 5.56x45mm caliber assault rifle. 
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Indonesia Marine Corps could purchase new version of BTR-4 amphibious armoured from Ukraine

Ukraine defense industry has tested a new version of its 8x8 amphibious armoured vehicle personnel carrier BTR-4 fitted with anew remotely operated weapon station, according Andrei BT Live Journal Blog. Some of these vehicles were send to Indonesia to perform a series of tests. 
The new BTR-4 amphibious 8x8 armoured personnel carrier during trial tests in the sea.
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Strategic missile division in Central Russia will be rearmed with RS-24 Yars ballistic missile.

The strategic missile division based in Bologovo in the Tver Region in central Russia will be rearmed with the Yars (NATO reporting name: SS-27 Mod 2) missile system, the Defense Ministry’s press office told TASS. 
Russian RS-24 Yars (ICBM (InterContinental Ballistic Missile) 
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RITM-200 Nuclear Reactor Fitted Aboard Russia's Project 22220 Nuclear-Powered Icebreaker Arktika

Russian defense contractor Baltic Shipyard - Shipbuilding (a subsidiary of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, USC) has completed the installation of the RITM-200 reactor system, having equipped the lead ship of the Project 22220 icebreaker family with the second of the two steam generator units, according to USC’s press office.

Friday, 23 September 2016

New Armata combat vehicle platforms to have number of advantages over their foreign counterpart

The newest Russian armoured vehicles designed by the Uralvagonzavod (Russian acronym: UVZ) research-production corporation, the Tractor Plants Concern, and the Military Industrial Company (Russian acronym: VPK, Voyenno-Promishlennaya Kompaniya) have a number of radical advantages over their foreign analogues and over the vehicles, previously developed by the indigenous defense industry, Russian analysts suppose.
The T-14 Armata MBT (Main Battle Tank) has received a new chassis with seven road wheels on each side, previous Russian tank as T-72 and T-90 have only 6 wheels.
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KRET's new Rychag-AVM airborne jamming system starts state trials

The state trials of the newest electronic warfare (EW) helicopter with the Rychag-AVM jamming station developed by the Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (Russian acronym: KRET, Kontsern Radio-Elektronnie Tekhnologii; a subsidiary of the Rostec state corporation) have commenced, according to the Assistant to the First Deputy Director of the company, Vladimir Mikheev. 
An artistic rendering of Rychag-AVM EW airborne system
(Credit: KRET)
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Kalashnikov presents 15 new products including assault rifle, machine gun, pistol at Army 2016

During Army 2016, the International Military Technical Forum which was held near Moscow from the 6 - 12 September 2016, the Russian small arms manufacturer Kalashnikov has presented more than 15 new products including assault rifles, semi-automatic pistol, machine gun, sniper rifles and UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle). 
Kalashnikov AK12 assault rifle
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Live firing of the new Saab Carl Gustaf M4 in the United Kingdom

Defence and security company Saab successfully demonstrated the new Carl-Gustaf M4 during the British Army’s Close Combat Symposium live firing demonstration at West Lavington, England on 20 July.

The Saab Carl-Gustaf M4 (Photo Saab)
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