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 Lockheed conducts flight tests of US Army's upgraded tactical missile system http://www.army-technology.com/news/newslockheed-conducts-flight-tests-of-us-armys-upgraded-tactical-missile-system-5744764 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newslockheed-conducts-flight-tests-of-us-armys-upgraded-tactical-missile-system-5744764 Lockheed Martin has conducted two rounds of flight testing of its upgraded tactical missile system (TACMS), which was developed for the US Army. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Qioptiq wins surveillance and targeting equipment contract from UK MoD http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsqioptiq-wins-surveillance-and-targeting-equipment-contract-from-uk-mod-5745084 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsqioptiq-wins-surveillance-and-targeting-equipment-contract-from-uk-mod-5745084 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a surveillance target and acquisition support (STAS) contract to Qioptiq to address the needs of the country's armed forces. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Iraqi security forces complete training to combat ISIS militants in Mosul http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsiraqi-security-forces-complete-training-to-combat-isis-militants-in-mosul-5745099 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsiraqi-security-forces-complete-training-to-combat-isis-militants-in-mosul-5745099 Security personnel from Iraq have completed their coalition training to combat ISIS militants in the country. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Harris secures $189m contract to supply BMS solution to UAE Armed Forces http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsharris-secures-189m-contract-to-supply-bms-solution-to-uae-armed-forces-5744086 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsharris-secures-189m-contract-to-supply-bms-solution-to-uae-armed-forces-5744086 Harris has been awarded a $189m contract to deliver an integrated battle management system (BMS) to the UAE Armed Forces. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Raytheon to develop weapons assessment tool for US MDA http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-to-develop-wargame-weapons-assessment-tool-for-us-mda-5743499 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-to-develop-wargame-weapons-assessment-tool-for-us-mda-5743499 Raytheon has secured a contract to develop an automated tool for the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to assess the effectiveness of missiles and interceptors (kinetic) and cyber and electronic warfare (non-kinetic) weapons. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Supacat introduces new special operations vehicle HMT 400 Desert http://www.army-technology.com/news/newssupacat-introduces-new-special-operations-vehicle-hmt-400-desert-5743483 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newssupacat-introduces-new-special-operations-vehicle-hmt-400-desert-5743483 Supacat has introduced a new special operations vehicle, HMT 400 Desert, at IDEX 2017, currently underway in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Thales signs STARStreak missile MoU with India's BDL http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsthales-signs-starstreak-missile-mou-with-indias-bdl-5742603 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsthales-signs-starstreak-missile-mou-with-indias-bdl-5742603 Thales has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India's Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) to explore opportunities for its STARStreak missile technology in India. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Deals this week: General Dynamics Land Systems, Harris, Chemring http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-general-dynamics-land-systems-harris-chemring-5741479 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-general-dynamics-land-systems-harris-chemring-5741479 General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada has been contracted to modernise 141 LAV III light armoured vehicles operated by the Canadian Army. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Report: Unrest in MENA region to stimulate Moroccan defence spending http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsreport-unrest-in-mena-region-to-stimulate-moroccan-defence-spending-5741319 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsreport-unrest-in-mena-region-to-stimulate-moroccan-defence-spending-5741319 Morocco’s defence budget is forecast to increase from an estimated $3.4bn in 2017 to $3.9bn in 2022, marking a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.80% over the forecast period, according to a report by Strategic Defence Intelligence (SDI). Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT US Army develops new muzzle brake design for M119 towed howitzer http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsus-army-develops-new-muzzle-brake-design-for-m119-towed-howitzer-5742613 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsus-army-develops-new-muzzle-brake-design-for-m119-towed-howitzer-5742613 The US Army engineers have developed a new muzzle brake design for the existing M119 towed howitzer. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT US Army employs new cyber attack techniques against ISIS http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsus-army-employs-new-cyber-attack-techniques-against-isis-5741613 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsus-army-employs-new-cyber-attack-techniques-against-isis-5741613 The US Army Cyber Command is using new cyber attack techniques against ISIS in northern Iraq and Syria. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Multinational military training exercise Cobra Gold 2017 begins in Thailand http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsmultinational-military-training-exercise-cobra-gold-2017-begins-5741424 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsmultinational-military-training-exercise-cobra-gold-2017-begins-5741424 The US and Thailand have commenced the 36th iteration of the annual multinational military training exercise, Cobra Gold 2017. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Northrop tests UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter upgraded with new digital cockpit http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-tests-uh-60v-black-hawk-helicopter-upgraded-with-new-digital-cockpit-5741436 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsnorthrop-tests-uh-60v-black-hawk-helicopter-upgraded-with-new-digital-cockpit-5741436 Northrop Grumman has conducted the first test flight of a UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter upgraded with a new digital cockpit. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Raytheon begins work on $202m contract to upgrade Patriot missile system http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-begins-work-on-202m-contract-to-upgrade-patriot-missile-system-5740101 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-begins-work-on-202m-contract-to-upgrade-patriot-missile-system-5740101 Raytheon has commenced work to improve Patriot missile defence capabilities, as part of a $202m contract awarded earlier this month. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Russia accused of violating INF treaty after cruise missile deployment http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsrussia-accused-of-violating-inf-treaty-after-cruise-missile-deployment-5739867 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsrussia-accused-of-violating-inf-treaty-after-cruise-missile-deployment-5739867 Russia has reportedly violated an arms control treaty signed with the US by secretly deploying a new cruise missile. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT L&T and MBDA to co-produce missile systems for Indian military http://www.army-technology.com/news/newslt-and-mbda-to-co-produce-missile-systems-for-indian-military-5740093 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newslt-and-mbda-to-co-produce-missile-systems-for-indian-military-5740093 Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and MBDA have established a joint venture for the development of missiles and weapon systems in India for the country's armed forces. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Harris wins $403m US Army communications support contract http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsharris-wins-403m-us-army-communications-support-contract-5738821 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsharris-wins-403m-us-army-communications-support-contract-5738821 Harris has received a $403m single-award contract to continue providing communications support to the US Army. Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Operation to liberate Mosul, Iraq from ISIS to begin soon http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsoperations-to-liberate-mosul-iraq-from-isis-to-begin-soon-5739208 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsoperations-to-liberate-mosul-iraq-from-isis-to-begin-soon-5739208 UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has announced that operations to liberate Mosul, Iraq, from terrorist group ISIS will commence soon. Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT General Dynamics wins $308m contract to upgrade Canadian Army's LAV III vehicles http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsgeneral-dynamics-wins-308m-contract-to-upgrade-canadian-armys-lav-iii-vehicles-5739202 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsgeneral-dynamics-wins-308m-contract-to-upgrade-canadian-armys-lav-iii-vehicles-5739202 General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada has secured a C$404m ($308m) contract to upgrade the Canadian Army's fleet of Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) III vehicles. Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT XPI Simulation completes CDR of Ajax driver training simulators http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsxpi-simulation-completes-cdr-of-ajax-driver-training-simulators-5738139 http://www.army-technology.com/news/newsxpi-simulation-completes-cdr-of-ajax-driver-training-simulators-5738139 XPI Simulation has successfully completed a critical design review (CDR) of driver training simulators for the Ajax armoured fighting vehicle, which is currently being developed for the British Army. Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT