Saturday, August 1, 2020

AI, swarming drones and electric battlefields: changes in the chain of technology command for defence logistics in 2020

Here Graham Grose, Vice President and Industry Director, Aerospace & Defence, IFS, looks at three interlinked technology developments that will shape the...
Airbus C295

Ireland orders two Airbus C295 MPA aircraft

Ireland’s Department of Defence (DoD) announced 13 December the acquisition of two Airbus C295 medium airlifters in a maritime surveillance configuration for...
Electric Battlefields

Electric Battlefields: Powering a new generation of logistics support

Electric initiatives have become increasingly topical in civilian life, with the proliferation of smart home energy, electric cars and clean public transport...
Gremyashchiy-class corvette

Cutting-edge Russian guided-missile corvette in White Sea trials

Russian Northern Fleet press office reported 6 December that Project 20385 guided-missile corvette Gremyashchiy entered the White Sea for state trials.
German Combat Vehicle Simulator

Saab Signs Contract for Mid-life Upgrade of German Combat Vehicle Simulators

Saab announced 4 December that it has signed a contract for a mid-life upgrade programme of the German Army’s AGDUS combat vehicle...

Raytheon wins U.S. Army Patriot radar replacement competition

Raytheon Company announced 17 October that it has been selected to provide the US Army with their next-generation, 360-degree capable radar -...
HMS Prince of Wales

Britain’s latest aircraft carrier has set sail to begin sea trials

Britain’s newest aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales, has sailed from Rosyth Dockyard for the first time the UK Ministry of Defence...

Future-proofing A&D manufacturing for Industry 4.0

The benefits of Industry 4.0 for A&D manufacturers are enormous but involve critical decisions on digital investments and an increasingly cyber-aware ecosystem....

Buckley Air Force Base Receives MetaVR VRSG-equipped F-16C training simulators

Pilots at Buckley Air Force Base (AFB) will shortly be training on four newly delivered F-16C Block 30 simulators featuring MetaVR’s Virtual...
HMS Uppland

Sweden’s Gotland-class submarine HMS Uppland relaunched

The relaunch of HMS Uppland took place on 19 June, Saab announced. Two of the Gotland-class submarines have now concluded comprehensive mid-life...
Sea Giraffe

Saab Receives Order from the US Navy for Sea Giraffe AMB

Saab announced 15 April that it has received an additional order for the Sea Giraffe AMB naval radar, designated AN/SPS-77 by the...
Russian Navy armament plan

Russian Navy to get over 180 warships by 2027 under armament plan

Russian news agency TASS reported 27 March that the Russian Navy will get over 180 warships and vessels of new Projects under...
German Leopard 2

German parliament approves funding for Leopard 2 upgrades

The German Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced 20 March that the German parliament has approved funding for the upgrade of Germany's Leopard...
NASAMS Australia

NASAMS selected by Australia for new air defence capability

The Australian Department of Defense (DoD) announced 25 March that the Raytheon/Kongsberg National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) has been...