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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Textron Land Systems presented Survivable Combat Tactical Vehicle System at AUSA 2014

As an alternative to upgrade the U.S. Army HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) to its original capability, Textron Marine and Land Systems, in partnership with Granite Tactical Vehicles, was highlighting the Survivable Combat Tactical Vehicle (SCTV) at AUSA 2014 exhibition, in Washington, D.C..
Textron Marine and Land Systems and Granite Tactical Vehicles Survivable Combat Tactical Vehicle System at AUSA 2014
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Russian Helicopters' Mi-38 pre-series production prototype made its maiden flight

The fourth prototype of the new multirole Mi-38 helicopter has carried out a series of ground runs and completed its first flight at Russian Helicopters' (part of State Corporation Rostec) Kazan Helicopters' test flight centre. The helicopter was piloted by a team comprising commander and test pilot Vladimir Kutanin, the second pilot was second class test pilot Maxim Shezhin, and chief flight test engineer, second class, Sergei Panin.  
Russian Helicopters' Mi-38 multirole helicopter 4th prototype during its first flight at Kazan Helicopters' test flight centre, Russia
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KRET delivers first batch of Himalaya onboard defense systems for Russian T-50 PAK FA fighter jet

Russian Concern Radioelectronic Technologies (KRET), a subsidiary of Rostec Corporation, has delivered the first batch of Himalayas, the innovative electronic warfare (EW) systems, for the T-50 advanced frontline aircraft.“We are currently testing it,” General Director Nikolay Kolesov told today, October 21. “T-50 prototypes are already equipped with the Himalayas onboard defense system. The system is used in plane tests,” Kolesov said. 
Sukhoi T-50 PAK FA multirole fighter aircraft 
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The Lightweight Medium Machine Gun officially displayed by General Dynamics at AUSA 2014

At AUSA 2014, General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems highlighted its next-generation Lightweight Medium Machine Gun (LWMMG), which gives warfighters a distinct advantage in both extended and close-in fighting. Eliminating the gap between 7.62mm and .50 caliber weapons, the LWMMG utilizes the highly efficient .338 Norma Magnum cartridge to offer unmatched accuracy and lethality while extending the battlespace out to an impressive 1,700 meters. 
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Lighweight Medium Machine Gun
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South Korea to deploy low-altitude radar system amid drone threat

South Korea will deploy a low-altitude radar system late this year to guard the country against low-elevation military penetrations such as North Korean drones, defense officials said to The Korea Herald on Tuesday, October 21. 
LIG Nex 1 might deploy its Air Force Low Altitude Surveillance Radar
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United States conducted multiple airdrops near Syrian border to resupply Kurdish forces

The U.S. military conducted multiple airdrops near the Syrian border town of Kobani on Sunday evening to resupply Kurdish ground forces defending the city against Islamic State (IS) militants, the U.S. Central Command said Monday, October 20, 2014. 
A U.S. Air Force C-130, like the one pictured, airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Syrian Kurds fighting to defend the town of Kobane, Syria, from Islamic State control
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India and China to hold joint military drills in November

India and China are likely to hold a joint "Hand-in-Hand" army exercise next month in Pune that will focus on counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism tactics, weeks after a stand-off between their troops in along the border in Ladakh region. 
China-India "Hand-in-Hand 2008" joint military drills
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Poland starts acquisition process for nine mobile digital communication centres

The Polish Armament Inspectorate has released information on start of the negotiations with consortium consisting of Military Communication Works No. 1 and the Transbit Company, Defence24 reported today, October 21. The negotiation process is related to acquisition of nine RWLC-10/T Mobile Digital Communication Centres based on the new wheeled chassis - Jelcz 422.32. Contract's estimated value is PLN 23.9 million ($7.25mn). 
RWLC-10/T Mobile Digital Communication Station mounted on STAR truck
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MBDA's Milan ER anti-tank guided missile completes firing tests campaign

On October 15, MBDA completed the firing campaign to validate the series production of the Milan ER, as jointly scheduled with export customers. Four totally successful firings against fixed and moving targets confirmed the performance capabilities of the firing post, of the missile as well as of the warhead. 
MBDA Milan ER (Extended Range) anti-tank guided missile system during firing test

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South African Army to receive simulators for future Badger infantry fighting vehicles

According to Defenceweb, specialist simulator company ThoroughTec will be supplying simulators for four versions of the South African Army’s new Badger infantry fighting vehicles. ThoroughTec has provided Patria driver training systems for Sweden and Croatia, giving it useful experience for the Badger, which is based on the Finnish Patria design. 
Denel Land Systems Badger 8x8 infantry fighting vehicle
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