All articles by Syeda Afshan

Syeda Afshan

September’s top stories: Warrior upgrade CDR, US increases support for UN mission

Lockheed Martin UK completed critical design review for the upgrade of the UK Army’s Warrior infantry vehicle, Barack Obama pledged increased support to the UN peacekeeping operations, and Northrop Grumman received a contract to develop the ARL-E long-range radar for the US Army. wraps up the key headlines from September 2015.

August’s top stories: Oshkosh $6.7bn JLTV deal, AIM-9X missile fired from MML

The US Army awarded a $6.7bn contract to Oshkosh to manufacture the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), and Raytheon-built AIM-9X Block II Sidewinder missile was fired from the US Army’s ground-based IFPC 2-I Block 1 multi-mission launcher, while the UK requested US for the $3bn sale of AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters and associated equipment. wraps up the key headlines from August 2015.

July’s top stories: KMW and Nexter merger, DoD healthcare management upgrade

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) signed an agreement with French armoured vehicle maker, Nexter Systems to establish a joint holding company, Leidos received a $4.3bn contract to modernise the US DoD’s healthcare management system, and Airbus Helicopters completed factory acceptance of the first of 15 EC135 T2+ helicopters for the ADF’s JP 9000 Phase 7 helicopter aircrew training system project. wraps up the key headlines from July 2015.

June’s top stories: Nato AGS aircraft, AN / TPY-2 radar export

Northrop Grumman unveiled the first Nato alliance ground surveillance (AGS) aircraft, the US Army awarded the first full rate production order to General Dynamics to build additional Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2 systems, and the combined Australian-New Zealand Task Group completed training of more than Iraqi 700 soldiers. wraps up the key headlines from May 2015.

May’s top stories: Iraqi Army training, IBCS system flight test

The Australian and New Zealand soldiers started training the Iraqi Army personnel as part of international efforts to combat ISIL militants in the country, the Polish military completed verification checks of the EC 725 Caracal helicopter, and Northrop Grumman’s IAMD battle command system successfully destroyed a ballistic missile during its first flight test. wraps up the key headlines from May 2015.

April’s top stories: Ukrainian military training, 12th CAB restructuring

The US Army paratroopers started training of the Ukrainian National Guard personnel at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Ukraine and BAE Systems incorporated F1 suspension technology into its CV90 vehicle family. wraps up the key headlines from April 2015.

March’s top stories: Ukrainian National Guard training, Black Hawk crash

The US Department of Defense moved ahead with a mission to start training the Ukrainian National Guard personnel in late-April, the Canadian Government introduced a motion to extend military mission against Islamic State, and Raytheon test launched TOW 2A RF missiles from an AH-1W Cobra helicopter. wraps up the key headlines from March 2015.

February’s top stories: Islamic State AUMF, Yemen crisis

US President Barack Obama asked Congress to authorise the use of military force (AUMF) against the Islamic State, the UK Government announced plans to provide additional non-lethal support to Ukraine, while militants linked to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula captured a key military base in southern Yemen. wraps up the key headlines from February 2015.

January’s top stories: UK vehicle maintenance contract, upgraded Atlas robot

Babcock International received a £900m contract to maintain the UK Army’s land vehicle fleet, the Australian Defence Force’s first EC135 T2+ helicopter completed its first test flight and DARPA unveiled the newly upgraded Atlas robot at an event in Waltham, Massachusetts, US. wraps up the key headlines from January.

2014: The year’s biggest Army Technology stories

The UK Ministry of Defence announced it could allow women to apply for ground close-combat roles in 2016, Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine following heavy clashes between government forces and separatists, and US President Barack Obama authorised US soldiers to continue combat operations in Afghanistan in 2015. wraps-up the key headlines from 2014.