Monday, 22 December 2014

Chinese Navy Fifth Type 052C Destroyer Commissioned (plus update on Type 052D Destroyers)

The Chinese Navy (PLAN) commissioned its fifth Type 052C Destroyer (Luyang II class) Jinan (hull number 152) on December 22nd according to the Chinese military official daily publication PLA Daily. Jinan is the fifth of six Type 052C Destroyers ordered by the PLAN. Meanwhile, the Type 052D Destroyer (Luyang III class) programme continues. 

US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency unveils new EXACTO .50-caliber guided bullet

According to a video recently released by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) , U.S. Army snipers could soon have access to a new .50-caliber bullet, dubbed EXACTO, which combines a maneuverable bullet and a real-time guidance system to track and deliver the projectile to the target. 

DARPA's new EXACTO .50-caliber guided bullet demonstration 

Successful final tests for Poland's Poprad self-propelled VSHORAD anti-aircraft system

According to Defence24, commission organized by the Polish Armament Inspectorate has tested, with a positive result, the sample batch of the Poprad self-propelled VSHORAD anti aircraft systems, which has been manufactured by the PIT-RADWAR SA company. 
Poprad self-propelled VSHORAD anti aircraft system during firing tests at Ustka test range, Poland

Terma SCANTER 4100 radar to be fitted on board Royal Navy River class Offshore Patrol Vessels

Terma’s SCANTER 4100 radar system has been selected and ordered by BAE Systems for integration on board the Royal Navy’s three new River class Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV). The latest version of the SCANTER 4103 proven 2D Naval Air & Surface Surveillance Radar features the latest in software and powerful processing electronics resulting in improved performance. 

Qinetiq wins contracts for manufacturing and refurbishing US Army's Talon IV military robots

QinetiQ North America (QNA) on Thursday, December 18, announced that it has been awarded a United States Army contract to build, refurbish and modernize QNA’s TALON IV military robots used extensively in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq. 
Qinetiq North America's TALON IV military robot

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Harris Corp. to deliver Falcon III radios and vehicular communication systems to Philippines 

Harris Corporation has been awarded a $18 million initial order to provide the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) with Harris Falcon III® tactical vehicular radios and intercom systems. The Philippine Army will acquire the radios for its tactical communications modernization program. 

Sunday, 21 December 2014

First Prototype of Indian Made Naval Fighter LCA Navy Completes First Ski-Jump Test

The first prototype of India's indigenous light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas in its naval version — LCA NP1 — completed its maiden flight as part of the carrier compatibility tests off the shore-based test facility (SBTF) at the INS Hansa naval air station in Goa on December 20th. According to a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) statement the aircraft had a perfect flight with results matching the predicted ones to the letter.

China Chinese defense industry army military equipment technology IDEAS ...

Defense Manufacturer NORINCO of China presents latest generation of 155mm 6x6 self-propelled howitzer called SH-1 at IDEAS 2014,the International Defense exhibition in Pakistan which takes place in Karachi from the 1 to 4 December 2014.

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US Company Raytheon has won a contract to deliver 10 Patriot air defense missile systems to Qatar

U.S. Defense Company Raytheon has won a contract valued at $2.4 billion to supply 10 Patriot missile defense systems to Qatar. The long-awaited contract, announced late Friday by the U.S. Department of Defense, includes spare parts and is due to be completed by April 30, 2019.
U.S. Soldiers familiarize members of the Polish military with preventive maintenance for Patriot missile systems in Morag, Poland.
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CHETRA TM-140 one of the world's finest all-terrain vehicles in terms of cross-country capabilities.

Russia’s CHETRA-PM has been awarded with an honorary diploma for its contribution to the implementation of Russia’s national interests in the Arctic and on the continental shelf at the International Forum “The Arctic: Present and Future” that was held on December 10-11, 2014, in St. Petersburg. The CHETRA-Caravan project received recognition of the expert community.
Russian-made CHETRA TM-140 personnel carrier tracked all-terrain vehicle
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