Meprolight enhances night combat capabiltites

Israeli company Meprolight has recently been successful with night vision technology. Israel’s Ministry of Defense purchased some hundreds compact, lightweight and easy to operate MEPRO LI-OR night vision sights. These reliable...> more


Processor for tactical waveform

Northrop Grumman has successfully demonstrated a space-design protected tactical waveform (PTW) processor that enhances user data rates up to a factor of 20, improves spectral efficiency up to a factor of 4 and provides...> more


Testing of possible Tiger missile

The Australian Defence Force demonstrated the precision strike capability of BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) laser-guided missile in firings from an Airbus Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH)...> more


Russia releases Iran’s S-300

On April 13 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to terminate a five year embargo on S-300 long range air defence system (ADS) delivery to Iran. The €757 million deal was signed in 2007 but banned in 2010 by decision...> more


Brazilian Cacador MALE

Brazil is developing the Cacador national medium altitude long endurance (MALE) RPAS (remotely piloted aircraft system). Cacador’s multi-mission system is based on IAI’s Heron RPAS, which has been in use in the Brazilian Federal...> more


Maritime Mine Counter Measures

On behalf of the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) and UK MOD’s Defence Equipment & Support organisation, OCCAR has awarded the Maritime Mine Counter Measures (MMCM) contract to Thales, in collaboration with BAE...> more


SoSITE for saving costs

Modern highly advanced technology has it’s price, a fact that the USA is facing just like any other country. Military systems today are often too expensive to procure in the quantities needed, and may take so long to develop that...> more



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  • The Helsinki Headline Goals Revisited (Thomas Bauer)
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  • RPV Reconnaissance in Ukraine (Georg Mader)
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  • Life Cycle Management and Standardisation in NATO (Peter Janatschek)
  • Elements for Enhanced Infantry Firepower (Jan-Phillipp Weisswange)
  • Rising Challengers: New Defence Exporters Are Reshaping International Defence Trade (Heiko Borchert)
  • The International Market for Frigates and Major Surface Combattants (Ted Hooton)

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