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Australian Army to fund purchase of four unmanned ground vehicles
Australian Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne has confirmed that the Australian Army is set to invest in the acquisition of robotics and autonomous systems to help support the country’s soldiers.
Deals this week: Leonardo DRS, Lockheed Martin, Robotic Research
Leonardo DRS has secured a five-year contract worth $841.3m from the Defense Information Technology Contracting Office of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to produce mounted family of computer systems (MFoCS) II for the US Army.
Viasat completes acquisition of UK’s Horsebridge Defence and Security
Global communications firm Viasat has completed the acquisition of UK-based Horsebridge Defence and Security.
Rockwell Collins to deliver avionics support for Australian Army
The Australian Army has awarded a performance-based logistics (PBL) contract to Rockwell Collins to deliver extended avionics support for its fleet of CH-47F Chinook helicopters until 2020.
India requests $930m in support for AH-64E helicopters sale from US
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a possible foreign military sale (FMS) of items in support of a proposed direct commercial sale of AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to India.
Ukraine’s Malyshev Plant to develop hulls for BTR-4E APC
Ukrainian defence company Ukroboronprom’s subsidiary Malyshev Plant has launched a new production line to manufacture experimental hulls for the BTR-4E armoured personnel carrier (APC).
Belgium, Denmark and Netherlands sign MoU to form C-SOCC
Nato defence ministers of Belgium, Denmark, and the Netherlands have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the formation of a Composite Special Operations Component Command (C-SOCC).
The problem with GPS in the modern military
In the years after the Gulf War many, and especially the American military, became increasingly dependent on the GPS constellation to provide positioning, navigation and timing for everything from warships, combat aircraft and guided missiles, to individual soldiers on the ground. But is it still so revolutionary? Dr Gareth Evans reports.
US Army orders autonomy kits for large convoy resupply vehicles
Robotic Research has received a three-year contract to deliver autonomy kits for the US Army’s large convoy resupply vehicles as part of the Expedient Leader Follower (ExLF) programme.
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