New News information at Army Technology New and updated information from News listed on www.army-technology.com http://www.army-technology.com/ en-us http://www.army-technology.com/ New News information at Army Technology http://www.army-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Nato set to tender 40 Satcom and technology contracts worth €3bn http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsnato-to-issue-40-satcom-and-technology-contracts-worth-3bn-5774667 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsnato-to-issue-40-satcom-and-technology-contracts-worth-3bn-5774667 Nato is preparing to tender 40 Satcom and technology contracts, as part of its €3bn technology refresh programme. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT Opgal Optronic launches new thermal imaging algorithm for surveillance and security http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsopgal-optronic-launches-new-thermal-imaging-product-for-surveillance-and-security-5774660 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsopgal-optronic-launches-new-thermal-imaging-product-for-surveillance-and-security-5774660 Opgal Optronic Industries has expanded its thermal imaging product range with the introduction of Opgal Eye-Q, a new image processing algorithm. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT US TARDEC and AM General to develop new autonomous driving vehicle http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsus-tardec-am-general-to-develop-new-autonomous-vehicle-for-military-transport-5774063 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsus-tardec-am-general-to-develop-new-autonomous-vehicle-for-military-transport-5774063 The US Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) has partnered with AM General for the development of an autonomous driving vehicle to meet military installation transport needs. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT Amnesty accuses Libyan National Army of committing war crimes http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsamnesty-accuses-libyan-national-army-of-committing-war-crimes-5773471 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsamnesty-accuses-libyan-national-army-of-committing-war-crimes-5773471 Amnesty International has found evidence that indicates that the Libyan National Army (LNA) has committed war crimes. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT UK to conduct counter-terrorism training exercise in October http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsuk-to-conduct-counter-terrorism-training-exercise-in-october-5773476 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsuk-to-conduct-counter-terrorism-training-exercise-in-october-5773476 UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said that a counter-terrorism training exercise will be conducted in Scotland and north of England, in an effort to strengthen the country's response to a terrorist attack. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT Rheinmetall and Rohde & Schwarz partner for German Army’s modernisation projects http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsrheinmetall-rohde-schwarz-to-form-jv-for-german-armys-modernisation-projects-5771657 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsrheinmetall-rohde-schwarz-to-form-jv-for-german-armys-modernisation-projects-5771657 Rheinmetall has agreed to set up a joint venture (JV) with Rohde & Schwarz, as part of efforts to position themselves for the future modernisation projects of Germany’s ground forces. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT US Army awards advanced combat helmet generation II contract to Revision Military http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsus-army-awards-advanced-combat-helmet-generation-ii-contract-to-revision-military-5772860 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsus-army-awards-advanced-combat-helmet-generation-ii-contract-to-revision-military-5772860 US-based protective military equipment producer Revision Military has been contracted to produce lighter combat helmets for the US Army. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT North Korea conducts another rocket engine test http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsnorth-korea-conducts-another-rocket-engine-test-5772805 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsnorth-korea-conducts-another-rocket-engine-test-5772805 North Korea has tested a rocket engine that could be used to launch satellites or intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM). Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT UK troops train Zambian soldiers to support UN peacekeeping mission http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsuk-troops-train-zambian-soldiers-to-support-un-peacekeeping-mission-5772282 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsuk-troops-train-zambian-soldiers-to-support-un-peacekeeping-mission-5772282 The UK military personnel have trained the Zambian Defence Force to support a UN-backed peace and security mission in Africa. Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT Estonia’s Milrem developing robotic warfare system for military applications http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsestonias-milrem-developing-robotic-warfare-system-for-military-applications-5771946 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsestonias-milrem-developing-robotic-warfare-system-for-military-applications-5771946 Estonian defence equipment firm Milrem, along with its partners Kongsberg and QinetiQ North America (QNA), is developing a new robotic warfare system to keep soldiers safe in battle. Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT ST Kinetics to supply armoured fighting vehicle to MINDEF http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsst-kinetics-to-supply-armoured-fighting-vehicle-to-mindef-5772159 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsst-kinetics-to-supply-armoured-fighting-vehicle-to-mindef-5772159 Singapore Technologies Kinetics (ST Kinetics), the land systems arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Electronics), has been awarded a contract by the Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) to supply its armoured fighting vehicles (AFV). Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT UK deploys first armoured vehicles to Estonia http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsuk-deploys-first-armoured-vehicles-to-estonia-5770701 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsuk-deploys-first-armoured-vehicles-to-estonia-5770701 The UK has deployed the first batch of armoured vehicles to Estonia in support of its enhanced Forward Presence battlegroup. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Boeing, HX5, Allison Transmission http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-boeing-hx5-allison-transmission-5769843 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-boeing-hx5-allison-transmission-5769843 The Boeing Company has won a contract modification worth $3.27bn from the US Army Contracting Command to manufacture AH-64E attack helicopters for the Government of Saudi Arabia, under a foreign military sales programme. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Elbit to deliver software-defined radios for Israel Defense Forces http://www.army-technology.com/news/newselbit-to-deliver-software-defined-radios-for-israel-defense-forces-5770939 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newselbit-to-deliver-software-defined-radios-for-israel-defense-forces-5770939 The Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMoD) has contracted Elbit Systems to deliver and maintain advanced radio systems. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Excelitas' Qioptiq receives $100m STAS contract from UK MoD http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsexcelitas-qioptiq-receives-100m-stas-contract-from-uk-mod-5770959 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsexcelitas-qioptiq-receives-100m-stas-contract-from-uk-mod-5770959 Excelitas Technologies company Qioptiq has received a $100m surveillance and target acquisition – support (STAS) contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Jenoptik to supply components for Poland's Leopard 2 main battle tanks http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsjenoptik-to-supply-components-for-polands-leopard-2-main-battle-tanks-5768843 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsjenoptik-to-supply-components-for-polands-leopard-2-main-battle-tanks-5768843 Jenoptik's defence and civil systems segment has secured two contracts to support Poland's Leopard 2 tank modernisation programme. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT BAE to procure components from VOP CZ for BvS10 military vehicles http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsbae-to-procure-components-from-vop-cz-for-bvs10-beowulf-military-vehicles-5768498 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsbae-to-procure-components-from-vop-cz-for-bvs10-beowulf-military-vehicles-5768498 BAE Systems has contracted Czech firm VOP CZ to provide components for BvS10 armoured all-terrain vehicles being built for the Austrian Government. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT British police make arrests in aftermath of terrorist attack in Westminster http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsbritish-police-make-arrests-in-aftermath-of-terrorist-attack-in-westminster-5770040 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsbritish-police-make-arrests-in-aftermath-of-terrorist-attack-in-westminster-5770040 Eight people were arrested by the UK police in aftermath of the terrorist attack in Westminster which killed four people and injured 40 others. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Aselsan and FNSS begin production of Korkut system for Turkish Land Forces http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsaselsan-fnss-begin-production-of-korkut-system-for-turkish-land-forces-5768831 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsaselsan-fnss-begin-production-of-korkut-system-for-turkish-land-forces-5768831 Aselsan and FNSS have commenced serial production of the self-propelled low altitude air defence gun system (KORKUT) for the Turkish Land Forces. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT North Korea's attempt to test-launch missile reportedly fails http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsnorth-koreas-attempt-to-test-fire-a-missile-fails-5769018 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsnorth-koreas-attempt-to-test-fire-a-missile-fails-5769018 North Korea's attempt to launch a missile near the city of Wonsan has reportedly failed, according to the US and South Korean militaries. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT