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Royal New Zealand Navy awards contract to Huntington Ingalls for REMUS 300 UUVs

America’s largest military shipbuilding company Huntington Ingalls announced Monday that the Royal New Zealand Navy has placed the first international order for four REMUS 300 unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs). “We are pleased New Zealand is upgrading their fleet...

Elbit Systems to upgrade U.S. Army pilots night vision systems

Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems said on June 17 its subsidiary Elbit Systems of America was awarded two orders with an aggregate value of approximately $29 million by the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier under...

Ukraine to receive Sandown-class minehunters from UK

Ukraine Navy has confirmed it is to receive used Sandown-class minehunters from the UK. The details were given in a 21 June media release, to announce that Ukraine and United Kingdom signed a memorandum of agreement about the...

Royal Navy receives final autonomous minehunting boat

The British Royal Navy has received the third and final Royal Navy autonomous minehunting boat, which was delivered to Clyde Naval Base. According to a recent service news release, the new RNMB Hebe minehunting boat, named after the...

Ukrainian company develops missile-armed drone helicopter

Ukrainian private defense firm Ramzay unveiled its RZ-500 rotary-wing combat unmanned aerial vehicle concept at the Arms and Security exhibition held in Kyiv from 15-18 June.  The RZ-500 concept is currently envisioned to be a low-observable, missile-armed, multipurpose...

British nanotech company to provide U.S. military with counter laser tech

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Advanced Material Development (AMD) contract to develop counter laser film coatings for optical applications such as soldiers’ goggles. UK nanotech company AMD has been awarded a contract to develop protective films...

German defense group unveils new autonomous platform

German weapons maker Rheinmetall unveiled its new autonomous platform, called the Mission Master XT. The new platform is the latest member of the Rheinmetall Mission Master family of Autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicles (A-UGVs). Named for its ability to tackle extreme terrain, the...

Lockheed Martin offers Ukraine F-16 fighter jet

Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest defense contractor, has offered Ukraine a new F-16 Block 70/72 multirole combat aircraft as it looks to modernize its air force. Ukraine wanted to buy new or used fighter jets to replace the...

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