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Turkish defense industry turnover exceeds for first time $10 billion
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Turkish defense industry turnover exceeds for first time $10 billion

SASAD shared the 2019 Performance Report: Annual turnover exceeded $10 billion for the first time. Defense and Aerospace Industry Manufacturers Association (SASAD) shared the Turkish defense industry 2019 “Performance Report” on July 3, 2020. While the report provides a general framework, the increase in turnover and exports is remarkable. Despite the increase in turnover and...

“Smuzzle”: US Army’s new hybrid suppressor – Reduces sound, recoil and flash [vid]
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“Smuzzle”: US Army’s new hybrid suppressor – Reduces sound, recoil and flash [vid]

Army scientists have developed a combination suppressor and muzzle brake that keeps machine guns on target and quieter on the battlefield — a boon for the tactical-level soldier’s accuracy and movement. It’s a hybrid device that cuts half the volume at the shooter’s ear, reduces recoil by a third and drops volume down range by one quarter, said Gregory...

Milrem Robotics Introduces a 12-ton Robotic Vehicle for Mechanized, Armored Warfare
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Milrem Robotics Introduces a 12-ton Robotic Vehicle for Mechanized, Armored Warfare

The Milrem Robotics company from Estonia has developed a Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) known as Type-X, introducing new and exciting manned-unmanned capabilities to modern combat. “Milrem planned to unveil the mockup of Type-X at the Eurosatory 2020 event,” Kuldar Väärsi, Milrem CEO told Defense Update, “We plans to complete the prototype of the vehicle by...

UK, Italy and Sweden join trilateral industrial discussion on FCAS
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UK, Italy and Sweden join trilateral industrial discussion on FCAS

The three nations so far signed up to partner on the Future Combat Air System Technology Initiative (FCAS TI) have begun industrial discussions on developing a “world-leading” combat aviation capability. “Today’s announcement builds on bilateral discussions which have taken place between the UK and Swedish and Italian industries and establishes a trilateral industry group. Together,...

USAF maps the future of F-15 Strike Eagle capability upgrades
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USAF maps the future of F-15 Strike Eagle capability upgrades

The US Air Force (USAF) has issued a request for information (RFI) to chart a course for future capability upgrades to its fleet of Boeing F-15 Eagle-series combat aircraft. The F-15 Roadmap Candidate Collection RFI, announced by the Fighters and Advanced Aircraft Directorate, F-15 Division (AFLCMC/WAQ) on 21 July, seeks information regarding potential technology and...

US Army Awards Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) Capability Drop 2
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US Army Awards Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) Capability Drop 2

The Intelligence Knowledge Environment is a framework of modular data and artificial intelligence analytic capabilities built to autonomously transform information into knowledge The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems an initial order under its Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) Capability Drop 2 Program. The multiple award, Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity contract is worth up to $823...

Newly released pictures of China’s J-20 Stealth Fighter
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Newly released pictures of China’s J-20 Stealth Fighter

By Chris Osborn* An overhead satellite picture shows an interesting and significant view of the Chinese J-20stealth multi-role fifth-generation fighter, offering an informative view of the top of the fuselage.  The images can be seen in an overhead satellite picture published by The Aviationist. The first thing that jumps out is the dual-wing configuration, meaning the...

Russia Tests a Satellite That Rams Other Satellites, US Says
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Russia Tests a Satellite That Rams Other Satellites, US Says

It’s the latest Russian weapon being developed to attack American spacecraft, Space Force leader says. Russia tested an anti-satellite weapon lastweek, launching a projectile from an orbiting satellite, U.S. military leaders said Thursday. “The Russian satellite system used to conduct this on-orbit weapons test is the same satellite system that we raised concerns about earlier this year, when...

China unveils its new vehicle-mounted point protection system
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China unveils its new vehicle-mounted point protection system

The first images have been released by the Chinese state-owned media of what it was described as an “integrated protection system” in service with a brigade of the People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF). The images, which were released by the PLA-sponsored China Military Online website on 18 July, show the vehicle-mounted countermeasures system launching...

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