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Battle Command System

Northrop Grumman Corporation, MBDA and Saab have successfully completed a joint, collaborative effort to demonstrate the ability to integrate MBDA’s Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) family and Saab’s Giraffe radar system family into Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Air and Missile Defence (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS). CAMM was the first non-U.S. missile system to be demonstrated with IBCS earlier this year, and Giraffe...

Japan’s new missile defense destroyer starts sea trials amid Aegis Ashore saga
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Japan’s new missile defense destroyer starts sea trials amid Aegis Ashore saga

MELBOURNE, Australia — The last of Japan’s eight planned destroyers capable of intercepting ballistic missiles has started sea trials ahead of its commissioning, even as the country ponders its next move following its decision to suspend plans to introduce ground-based systems for that role. The destroyer Haguro left shipbuilder Japan Marine United Corporation’s shipyard at Isogo, near...

UK may not upgrade all F-35Bs to Block 4 standard
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UK may not upgrade all F-35Bs to Block 4 standard

The United Kingdom may not upgrade all of its early model Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning combat aircraft to the latest Block 4 standard later this decade, declaring it will decide numbers based on ‘military capability requirements’. Answering a question in the House of Commons Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence (MoD), Jeremy Quin,...

Germany First To Modernize Eurofighters With AESA Radar
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Germany First To Modernize Eurofighters With AESA Radar

Germany is set to become the first of the Eurofighter Typhoon partner nations to retrofit an active, electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, a move that should bolster the fighter’s export potential. The German Parliament has given a green light for Berlin to spend €2.8 billion ($3.1 billion) to install the Euroradar consortium’s Captor-E radar in...

Boeing delivers two F/A-18 Super Hornets jets to US Navy for testing
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Boeing delivers two F/A-18 Super Hornets jets to US Navy for testing

Boeing has delivered the first two F/A-18 Block III Super Hornets jets to the US Navy for flight testing. The delivered jets comprise a single-seat E model and a two-seat F model. US Navy pilots will use the new aircraft to familiarise themselves with the advanced cockpit system’s new 10-inch-by-19-inch touchscreen display. They will also...

Japan aiming to develop prototypes of self-propelled mine system
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Japan aiming to develop prototypes of self-propelled mine system

The Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) is aiming to develop two prototypes of a remotely operated, self-propelled mine system. The new systems, which were described by the MoD as “small expendable wireless unmanned underwater vehicles [UUVs]” carrying an explosive payload, are designed to be deployed to high-risk sea areas and loiter there until they are...

French-German Alliance – First Step on a 20-Year MGCS Development
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French-German Alliance – First Step on a 20-Year MGCS Development

Germany and France began to harmonize requirements and concepts, with the intention to formalize joint system architecture for their future main battle tank, currently known as the ‘Main Ground Combat System’ (MGCS). This future combat system is expected to succeed the Bundeswehr’s Leopard 2 and the French Army’s Leclerc beginning in 2035. Lead by the...

German army tests new MG4 A3 machine gun
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German army tests new MG4 A3 machine gun

Germany’s armed forces, the Bundeswehr, are currently testing a new variant of MG4 A3 light machine gun, according to a recent service news release. The German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) requested the Army’s Airborne Brigade 26 from Zweibrücken to test the new weapon system in detail. The advanced version of...

Electric Power: The Special Operations Solution for Quiet, Stealthy Boats
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Electric Power: The Special Operations Solution for Quiet, Stealthy Boats

If there’s one characteristic that special operations forces (SOF) prize most it is stealth—the ability to arrive unobserved, clandestinely conduct their mission, and then leave as silently and undetected as they came. The most well-known example of special forces employing stealth technology may be the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in 2011...

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