A team comprising Airbus, Fujitsu and Thales UK seeks the systems integrator role in LE TacCIS.
New calibre joins NATO STANAG club
NATO has recognised the FN Herstal-designed 5.7x28mm calibre as a new standard after issuing STANAG 4509.
STANAG 4509 guarantees interchangeability between handgun and submachine gun ammunition from different manufacturers, in line with Land Combat Group Dismounted Soldier System requirements from NATO.
The 5.7x28mm calibre is integrated into the Multi-Caliber Manual Of Proof and Inspection (AEP-97) and joins the standardised NATO small-calibre ammunition portfolio, which includes the 9x19mm, 5.56x45mm, 7.62x51mm and the 12.7x99mm (.50) calibres.
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Russia hosts another demonstration of the 2S19M1-155 self-propelled howitzer and Orlan-10E UAV for ‘representatives of a foreign customer’.
Rheinmetall of Germany and US-based Northrop Grumman aim to offer ‘forward-looking ammunition technology’ to the international market.
The Slovak MoD is pushing ahead with the procurement of new infantry fighting vehicles to replace its old Soviet-era platforms. Companies interested in bidding for the programme are bringing their platforms to Slovakia to demonstrate their capabilities throughout early 2021.
The Indian Army makes moves to select its first ever truck-mounted howitzers, plus it recognises the need to protect its T-90S tank fleet.
The 40Kwh Silent Watch system will provide power to run the mounted surveillance system on the LAV 6.0 vehicle in Canada.