All articles by John Hill

Reporter for Global Defence Technology digi-mag and its sister sites: Army, Airforce and Naval Technology.

John Hill

Oshkosh wins the US Army’s Robotic Combat Vehicle programme

The Oshkosh team will begin to build two platform prototypes as part of the first phase of the Army’s RCV programme.

New Zealand requests proposals for Bushmaster digital and communications system

Bidders will provide New Zealand’s personnel with situational awareness and the ability to communicate in the field.

Elbit Systems UK’s Joint Fires Synthetic Trainer reaches IOC

The simulation system allows the UK Armed Forces to perform real-time training in joint firing, including both surface-to-surface and air-to-surface fires.

Poland signs offset agreement for Apache helicopters

Under this agreement, Poland’s defence industry can now service and repair the radars and missile guidance systems onboard the Apache attack helicopters.

Signal: Spanish companies invest in Epicom for post-quantum cryptography

Indra and Grupa Oesia will both take a 30% share in Epicom while GlobalData notes the growing filings for ‘quantum’ across Europe’s defence market.

British Army train Ukrainian troops in vital mine disposal skills

Ukrainian soldiers will use British Vallon metal detectors and personnel mine extraction kits, while Royal Engineers teach them how to adapt the equipment they have available on the front line.

US Army orders 409 CROWS from Kongsberg in another $94m deal

Building on three five-year IDIQ contracts, Kongsberg will deliver 409 more CROWS stations as part of its fourth contract awarded at the end of last year.

Babcock and Cosworth develop hybrid propulsion for military land vehicles

Babcock integrates Cosworth’s Catalytic Generator into a 70 Series Toyota Land Cruiser which forms part of Babcock’s General Logistics Vehicle family.

US bolsters Ukraine air defence and weapons development

Besides additional air defence equipment in its latest military package, the US has also struck a co-operation agreement to produce weapons alongside Ukraine’s defence industry.

US DoD replenishes Saudi Arabia with spares and parts for land vehicles

Saudi Arabia has requested the replenishment of its land platforms – including Abrams tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles among other common equipment.