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Jordan is to join the international F-16 Block 70/72 programme, with manufacturer Lockheed Martin announcing on 16 June that the country has signed a letter of acceptance (LOA) for the aircraft. According to the announcement, the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) is to receive eight Block 70 aircraft (powered by the General Electric F100-GE-129D engine rather than the Pratt...

At Eurosatory 2022, Rafael showcases the smallest member of the SPIKE family: the SPIKE Firefly. SPIKE FIRELFY is part of the SPIKE Family of precision guided electrooptical missile systems, a portable vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) miniature tactical loitering munition designed for ground organic precision strike for close combat forces in any environment. The weapon...

The US Army has demonstrated its ability to engage a simulated cruise missile with targeting data provided by a US Air Force (USAF) F-35A Lightning II fighter aircraft. The exercise marked the first time that the weapon system was fired from the Pacific Island country of Palau. The demonstration was carried out on 15 June by the Charlie Battery of the US Army Pacific’s...

EUROSATORY attracts experts and interested laypeople alike to Paris to find out about new and further developments in the sector at the world’s largest defence technology trade fair. Reason enough for German tank manufacturer FFG to present several innovative armoured vehicles ‘live’ this year. The hybrid-powered technology carrier GENESIS, which, as a kind of self-financed...

The Israel Ministry of Defense will begin testing a robotic unmanned vehicle (M-RCV Medium Robotic Combat Vehicle), developed by the Ministry’s Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D), the Tank and APC Directorate, and Israeli security industries. The robotic combat vehicle was unveiled at Elbit Systems’ pavilion at the Eurosatory Defense...

Al Jasoor, an EDGE Group company from UAE, showcases the Rabdan 8×8 at Eurosatry 2022 in Paris. The Rabdan 8×8 Armoured Fighting Vehicle is an advanced, mission-ready vehicle system built for a range of objectives and terrain styles. It is available in a number of configurations, with a maximum capacity of 11 frontline troops. Highly mobile on land and water,...

Swiss Company Anavia showcases its HT-100 VTOL UAV during Eurosatory 2022 in Paris. With the HT-100, ANAVIA has succeeded in creating a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) system that combines a high payload with a long range and ease of operation. With its innovation, the Aargau-based aviation company is targeting customers in the fields of surveying, surveillance, logistics,...

Rheinmetall is displaying its Mission Master XT autonomous unmanned ground vehicle (A-UGV) with a fire-support module armed with UVision Hero 120 loitering munition at the Eurosatory 2022 defence exhibition being held in Paris from 13 to 17 June. The A-UGV is shown with a six-cell launch container. Rheinmetall said in a 13 June press release that the module was developed...

The French remote weapon systems manufacturer Hornet and Europe’s leading developer of robotics and autonomous systems Milrem Robotics exhibit the THeMIS Combat unmanned ground vehicle equipped with the Hornet Remote Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS) at Eurosatory 2022. The Hornet RCWS was developed for the new French 4×4 and 6×6 armored vehicle program...

Meprolight is introducing an advanced version of the NYX 200 multi-spectral thermal sight – the Mepro NYX-200 (T/D-X2.7) – further improving the offering of the NYX product family. The new system features a high-quality 12µ thermal core, coupled with improved thermal and day-channel optics, increasing the effective range of the sight by more than 30% without affecting...