Army Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the web site en-us Army Technology-Updates Canadian Armed Forces to receive Elbit ELSAT 2100 satellite on-the-move systems Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract to deliver its mobile satellite communications system, ELSAT 2100 satellite-on-the-move (SOTM), to the Canadian Armed Forces. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Sikorsky pulls out of Polish military helicopter contract Sikorsky Aircraft has pulled out from a $3bn contract to supply 70 medium-lift utility helicopters to the Polish Armed Forces. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Thales Australia to collaborate with Quickstep for Hawkei production Thales Australia will collaborate with Quickstep on the production of Hawkei, a next-generation protected mobility vehicle. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT THAAD Terminal High-Altitude Area Defence The THAAD terminal (formerly theatre) high-altitude area defence missile system is an easily transportable defensive weapon system to protect against hostile incoming threats such as tactical and theatre ballistic missiles at ranges of 200km and at a… Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT UK may send Apache helicopters to fight against IS The UK Army's Apache helicopters could be used to conduct air strikes against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, according to a UK Government source. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Teleflex to develop anti-biofilm orthopaedic device for US Army Teleflex has received a grant from the US Army to develop an anti-biofilm orthopaedic device for the treatment of soldiers. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT US and Japan start Exercise Orient Shield 2014 The US Army and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) have started their bilateral annual field training exercise, code-named Orient Shield 14, in Japan. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT US announces additional humanitarian aid for countries hosting Syrian refugees The US Government is providing $10m in additional humanitarian assistance to the countries hosting more than three million Syrian refugees. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT US Army receives 300th CH-47F Chinook helicopter from Boeing The US Army has taken delivery of the 300th CH-47F Chinook multimission helicopter from Boeing. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Exercise Kowari 14 concludes in Australia Military personnel from Australia, China, and the US, have concluded their first land-based trilateral military exercise, code-named Exercise Kowari 14. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT US assessing claims of anti-aircraft weaponry in IS stockpile The US is assessing claims that the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has anti-aircraft missile systems such as man-portable air defence systems (MANPADs) in its arsenal, the US Department of State spokesperson Jen Psaki has said. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Straining ‘hearts and minds’ – the problem with private militaries Governments often recruit private military and security companies to bolster regular troops and support services, and they were used extensively in Iraq and Afghanistan. While considered a cost-saving measure in times of defence cuts, their use and a… Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT GD wins Canadian Army's combat net radios upgrade contract General Dynamics (GD) Canada has secured a contract for the modernisation of the Canadian Army's existing fleet of combat net radios. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Australian Government approves helicopter aircrew training system purchase The Australian Government has approved the purchase of a modern helicopter training system for the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Fly Eye Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Fly Eye is a mini unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed and built by WB Electronics to provide advanced aerial reconnaissance capabilities to military and special operations forces. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Poland orders Groundshark dual sensor detectors from NIITEK NIITEK has received a contract to supply handheld dual mine and improvised explosive device (IED) detectors to the Polish State Treasury, Armament Inspectorate. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT UK military concludes operations at Camp Bastion The UK has handed over control of Camp Bastion to the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Sandia develops adaptive zoom riflescope prototype for US military Sandia National Laboratories has developed a new riflescope that can rapidly switch between magnification at the touch of a button, without changing the grip on the weapon or losing sight picture. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Nirbhay Subsonic Cruise Missile India’s first domestically developed long-range subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay has been designed and developed by Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO). Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Vitavox-Military Loudspeakers, Microphone Communications Systems and Handsets Vitavox has supplied worldwide defence organisations with loudspeakers, handsets and microphones since 1931. Vitavox, now a division of Secomak Ltd, continues to be one of Britain's true remaining defence communications manufacturers of rugged specif… Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT