New Article information at Army Technology New and updated information from Article listed on en-us New Article information at Army Technology Breaking in: UK MoD procurement and SMEs Mention “military procurement” and in the main it tends to be multi-million pound acquisition programmes and major international defence contractors that spring instantly to mind, rather than the openings that exist within all of that for smaller com… Sun, 21 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Kaplan-30 Next Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle (NGAFV) Turkish vehicle manufacturer FNSS Savunma Sistemleri unveiled the new Kaplan-30 next-generation armoured fighting vehicle (NGAFV) in May 2017. Wed, 17 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Moving ahead in the virtual battlespace ‘Wargames’ have taken on a whole new meaning with the advent of realistic simulation technology, as the British army, like an increasing number of the world’s armed forces, has embraced the benefits of training on a virtual battlefield. Sun, 14 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Oshkosh MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) Assault The mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP), all-terrain vehicle (M-ATV) Assault is a new member of the combat-proven M-ATV family of vehicles produced by Oshkosh Defense to meet the challenging requirements of the armed forces in hostile environments… Wed, 10 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 75 In this issue: The race for satellite servicing robots in the US, Finland’s defence upgrades, replacing the Royal Navy’s Harpoon missiles, why NATO must adapt to survive, and more. Wed, 10 May 2017 12:01:00 GMT Jaguar Armoured Reconnaissance and Combat Vehicle The Jaguar 6x6 armoured reconnaissance and combat vehicle (EBRC) is being developed by a consortium of Nexter Systems, Thales, and Renault Trucks Defense, primarily for the French Army. Tue, 09 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Finland’s defence in focus Finland’s defence capability faces what the government has described as “an exceptional situation” in the 2020s, as the main core systems of both the country’s air force and army need to be phased out. Sun, 07 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT KORKUT Self Propelled Air Defence Gun System KORKUT is a self-propelled air-defence gun system developed by ASELSAN in collaboration with FNSS Savunma Sistemleri (FNSS), for the Turkish Land Forces. Thu, 04 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Griffon Multi-Role Armoured Vehicle (VBMR) The new-generation Griffon 6x6 multi-role armoured vehicles (VBMR) are being acquired by the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) to replace the ageing fleet of Véhicule de l'Avant Blindé (VAB) 4x4 armoured personnel carriers, which have been oper… Wed, 03 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT April’s top stories: Egypt’s Coptic church attacks, US THAAD in South Korea The Egyptian Government has declared a three-month state of emergency following two ISIS-claimed explosions at Coptic churches on Palm Sunday and the US has started moving THAAD equipment to the South Korean site. wraps up key hea… Wed, 03 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT A look inside Zephyr, Airbus’s new high-altitude spy pseudo-satellite Airbus Defence and Space’s Zephyr, a new breed of solar-powered aircraft designed to circle in the Earth’s stratosphere, is set to take to the skies in 2017. Able to launch, land and re-deploy like a hand-launched unmanned aerial vehicle, the high-al… Mon, 01 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Talking cyber security skills with BAE Reflecting the climate of concern around the now ever-present threat of cyber attacks, BAE Systems is to recruit 80 graduates into its cyber security business in 2017, a number which represents almost one third of this year’s graduate intake. Claire … Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT M1165A1 Special Operations HMMWV M1165A1 Special Operations high-mobility, multi-purpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV or Humvee) is a variant of M1165 general-purpose HMMWV customised for the specific needs of special forces. Sun, 16 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 74 In this issue: The EU army that isn’t an army, BAE Systems on cyber security skills, innovation in explosive trace detection, Airbus’ high-altitude pseudo-satellite, the UK’s $1bn deal for US-built Predator B aircraft, piracy in Somalia after Operati… Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:42:00 GMT Legion Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle The Legion mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicle from UAE-based Isotrex Manufacturing was launched during the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) held in Abu Dhabi in February. Mon, 10 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT NATO: in need of an overhaul? “Keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down” – that was how NATO’s first Secretary General, Lord Ismay, famously characterised the purpose of the newly founded organisation. Roll on nearly seventy years and with a more introspectiv… Sun, 09 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Iskander Tactical Ballistic Missile System The Iskander (Nato: SS-26 Stone) is a tactical ballistic missile system being manufactured by the Federal State Unitary Thu, 06 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT JAIS 6x6 Mine Protected Multi-Purpose Fighting Vehicle The JAIS 6x6 mine-protected multi-purpose fighting vehicle manufactured by Nimr Automotiuve is designed to protect the occupants from mines, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and ballistic threats. Tue, 04 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Hitting the track with Boston Dynamics’ Handle Boston Dynamics recently unveiled its latest creation, a two-wheeled robot named Handle built to hurdle obstacles at speed. Claire Apthorp reports on this leap in robotics and considers whether, with the company reportedly up for sale, the designs wi… Sun, 02 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT March's top stories: Boeing wins $3.4bn Apache helicopters contract, US ally uses Patriot missile Boeing has secured a $3.4bn contract to deliver AH-64E Apache helicopters to the US Army and Saudi Arabia, and a Patriot long-range air defence system was used by an American ally to shoot down a small quadcopter drone. wraps up t… Sun, 02 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT