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 Sweden to provide $287.6m for military and civil defence in 2018 budget http://www.army-technology.com/news/newssweden-proposes-2876m-funding-for-military-and-civil-defence-in-2018-budget-5932373 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newssweden-proposes-2876m-funding-for-military-and-civil-defence-in-2018-budget-5932373 The Swedish Government has proposed a significant funding boost for the country’s military defence and civil defence in its 2018 budget. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT US Army launches new gaming system, Operation Overmatch http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsus-army-launches-new-gaming-system-operation-overmatch-5932392 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsus-army-launches-new-gaming-system-operation-overmatch-5932392 The US Army is launching a new gaming system to help soldiers test virtual versions of equipment and future operation concepts. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: AT&T, Raytheon Missile Systems, Allison Transmission http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-att-raytheon-missile-systems-allison-transmission-5930968 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-att-raytheon-missile-systems-allison-transmission-5930968 AT&T has secured a contract worth $35.79m to provide integrated communications services to the US Army until September 2022. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT AeroVironment supplies Raven and Puma AE UAS to DoD customers http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsaerovironment-supplies-raven-and-puma-ae-uas-to-dod-customers-5931280 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsaerovironment-supplies-raven-and-puma-ae-uas-to-dod-customers-5931280 AeroVironment has supplied Raven and Puma AE unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to two US Department of Defense (DoD) customers. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT UK and Saudi Arabia sign military and security cooperation agreement http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsuk-and-saudi-arabia-sign-military-and-security-cooperation-agreement-5931217 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsuk-and-saudi-arabia-sign-military-and-security-cooperation-agreement-5931217 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has entered a new military and security cooperation agreement with Saudi Arabia to strengthen the defence relationship between the two countries. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT US Army tests ATHENA laser weapon system for protection from airborne targets http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsus-army-tests-athena-laser-weapon-system-for-protection-from-airborne-targets-5931251 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsus-army-tests-athena-laser-weapon-system-for-protection-from-airborne-targets-5931251 The US Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) has tested its advanced test high energy asset (ATHENA) system, which has been designed to be used against airborne targets. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT US DoD issues interim guidance on transgender policy http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsus-dod-issues-interim-guidance-on-transgender-policy-5931410 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsus-dod-issues-interim-guidance-on-transgender-policy-5931410 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has released interim guidance to implement a policy for transgender people serving in the military. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT General Dynamics conducts final trials on Ares protected mobility vehicle http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsgeneral-dynamics-conducts-final-trials-on-ares-protected-mobility-vehicle-5930054 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsgeneral-dynamics-conducts-final-trials-on-ares-protected-mobility-vehicle-5930054 General Dynamics is conducting its final testing stages on the new Ares protected mobility vehicle, ahead of the system's delivery to the British Army. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT DARPA contracts Aptima for Agile Teams programme http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsdarpa-contracts-aptima-for-agile-teams-programme-5929652 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsdarpa-contracts-aptima-for-agile-teams-programme-5929652 Aptima has been contracted to support the Agile Teams (A-Teams) programme for the US Defense Advanced Research and Planning Agency (DARPA). Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Spanish Army demonstrates BMS-Lince combat management system capabilities http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsspanish-army-demonstrates-bms-lince-combat-management-system-capabilities-5930092 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsspanish-army-demonstrates-bms-lince-combat-management-system-capabilities-5930092 The Spanish Army’s Infantería Acorazada Guadarrama XII Brigade (BRIAC XII) has demonstrated the capabilities of the BMS-Lince combat management system fitted on its light armoured vehicles. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Northrop agrees to acquire Orbital ATK in $9.2bn deal http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-agrees-to-acquire-orbital-atk-in-a-92bn-deal-5929014 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-agrees-to-acquire-orbital-atk-in-a-92bn-deal-5929014 Northrop Grumman has agreed to acquire aerospace and defence technologies company Orbital ATK in a deal valued at approximately $9.2bn. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT US and Egypt conduct Exercise Bright Star 2017 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsus-and-egypt-begin-exercise-bright-star-2017-5928644 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsus-and-egypt-begin-exercise-bright-star-2017-5928644 US and Egyptian armed forces have commenced a combined command-post and field-training exercise, Bright Star, at the Mohamed Naguib military base in Egypt. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Royal College of Art to help design new combat uniform for British soldiers http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsroyal-college-of-art-to-help-design-new-combat-uniform-for-british-soldiers-5928663 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsroyal-college-of-art-to-help-design-new-combat-uniform-for-british-soldiers-5928663 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has collaborated with the Royal College of Art (RCA) on the design of a new combat uniform for British soldiers. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT US spent $2.2bn on Soviet-style arms for Syrian rebels, say BIRN and OCCRP http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsbirn-occrp-confirm-us-spends-22bn-on-arms-for-syrian-rebels-5926592 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsbirn-occrp-confirm-us-spends-22bn-on-arms-for-syrian-rebels-5926592 An investigation into the US Department of Defense's (DoD) arms spending has concluded that up to $2.2bn is being spent on Soviet-style arms and ammunition for Syrian rebels fighting against ISIS. Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Rockwell demonstrates new jamming-resistant directional communications link http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsrockwell-demonstrates-new-jamming-resistant-directional-communications-link-5928122 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsrockwell-demonstrates-new-jamming-resistant-directional-communications-link-5928122 Rockwell Collins has demonstrated its new directional communications link with longer range and anti-jamming capabilities. Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Australia’s AUSTRAC-led initiative to block terror funding in South-East Asia http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsaustralia-to-invest-in-blocking-terror-funding-in-south-east-asia-5927407 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsaustralia-to-invest-in-blocking-terror-funding-in-south-east-asia-5927407 The Government of Australia has announced plans to invest $4.6m to block terror funding in South-East Asia. Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Saab, Oshkosh Defense, Cape Henry Associates http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-saab-oshkosh-defense-cape-henry-associates-5925573 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-saab-oshkosh-defense-cape-henry-associates-5925573 Norwegian Defence Material Agency (NDMA) has executed a framework agreement with Swedish defence and security company Saab for live and training ammunition of Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT North Korea launches second ballistic missile over Japan http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsnorth-korea-launches-second-ballistic-missile-over-japan-5926926 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsnorth-korea-launches-second-ballistic-missile-over-japan-5926926 North Korea has launched a ballistic missile over northern Hokkaido island in Japan for the second time in a month, according to media sources. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT UK MoD awards contract for Harris T7 bomb disposal robots http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsuk-mod-awards-contract-for-harris-t7-bomb-disposal-robots-5926438 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsuk-mod-awards-contract-for-harris-t7-bomb-disposal-robots-5926438 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has contracted US robotics manufacturer Harris to supply bomb disposal robots for the British Army. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT DARPA to develop new IR-based sensor technology http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsdarpa-to-develop-new-ir-based-sensor-technology-5926495 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsdarpa-to-develop-new-ir-based-sensor-technology-5926495 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is set to develop a new sensor that can detect a signature of infrared (IR) wavelengths characteristic of things to improve situational awareness for warfighters. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT