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[l] at 1/19/23 12:05pm
IAI has been awarded a multi-million-dollar contract by the Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (IWTSD) of the US Department of Defense (DoD) to rapidly develop and deliver “ROC-X,” a version of the POINT BLANK hybrid-missile system, designed to increase the organic precision strike lethality of small tactical teams. The Point Blank weapon has already been tested in Israel, and IAI plans to deliver the first ROC-X prototypes and training to DoD for Operational Testing and Evaluation in FY-23. The post IAI Develops a Hybrid Loitering EO-Guided Missile for US Irregular Warfare appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Featured, Infantry Systems, Israel, Latest News, North America, Special Operations, Tech, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAV/UAS), IAI, IWTSD, Loitering Weapons, Rotem L]

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[l] at 1/11/23 2:06pm
After less than three years of development, Smartshooter has reached the final milestone of the Individual Weapon Overmatch Optic (IWOO) program, successfully passing the system’s Technology Readiness Review (TRR). As part of this phase, two prototype systems were taken through a series of live-fire tests by IWTSD to ensure the system met the contract performance requirements. The systems performed well and fired day and night, using clip-on night vision devices. The post A Smart Sight Provides Tactical Operators with Counter-Drone Overmatch at Long Range appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Featured, Infantry Systems, Israel, Latest News, North America, Sensors, Special Operations, Tech, Technology News, IWOO, IWTSD, smart sight, SMASH, special operations]

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[l] at 1/5/23 4:50pm
Defense-Update impressions from the main foreign exhibits at Vietnam Defence 2022. The post Foreign Exhibits at Vietnam Defence 2022 appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Air defense, Asia Pacific, Exhibitions & Conferences, Fire Support, Latest News, Missiles, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAV/UAS), Brahmos, SPLAV, Spyder, Tornado-S]

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[l] at 1/5/23 4:20pm
The Vietnam Defense Exhibition, held at a Hanoi airbase, attracted 174 exhibitors from 30 countries. Vietnam is considering adopting a "Make in Vietnam" policy similar to India's to strengthen the capabilities of its local defense industry and support significant defense procurement programs. The exhibition provided 160 local companies with an opportunity to showcase their capabilities and find potential foreign partners. The post Vietnam International Defense Expo Reflects Hanois Military Prowess appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Air defense, APAC, Defense Business, Exhibitions & Conferences, Featured, Land Systems, Latest News, Modernization & Upgrading, Vietnam, Vietnam Defence 2022]

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[l] at 1/5/23 4:20pm
The Vietnam Defense Exhibition, held at a Hanoi airbase, attracted 174 exhibitors from 30 countries. Vietnam is considering adopting a "Make in Vietnam" policy similar to India's to strengthen the capabilities of its local defense industry and support significant defense procurement programs. The exhibition provided 160 local companies with an opportunity to showcase their capabilities and find potential foreign partners. The post Vietnam Inaugurates an International Defense Expo in Hanoi appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Air defense, APAC, Defense Business, Exhibitions & Conferences, Featured, Land Systems, Latest News, Modernization & Upgrading, Vietnam, Vietnam Defence 2022]

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[l] at 1/5/23 8:25am
International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2023) and the 7th edition of the Naval Defence Exhibition and Conference (NAVDEX 2023), which will take place on 20-24 February 2023. Organized by ADNEC Group at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, in association with the UAE Ministry of Defense, the events are set to showcase a wide range of new features and attract leading participants and exhibitors from the international defense industry. The post Gearing Up for IDEX / NAVDEX 2023 appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Exhibitions & Conferences, Featured, Latest News, Middle East, Trending, Arabian Defence, IDEX, IDEX2023, NAVDEX, Show News]

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[l] at 1/5/23 5:03am
The US Army recently completed rigorous testing on the Iron Fist Active Protection System (APS) that showed significantly improved results over previous tests. The testing completed in October 2022 of the Iron Fist Light Decoupled (IFLD) system demonstrated improvements in both durability and system effectiveness, compared to the previous testing on the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle. The Army is considering the system to equip its Bradley, OMFV and other light armored vehicles. The post US Army Completes Successful Iron Fist Tests Series on Bradley Armored Fighting Vehicles appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Armored vehicles, Featured, Force Protection, Israel, Modernization & Upgrading, North America, Tech, APS, DRS Leonardo, Elbit Systems, General Dynamics, Iron Fist]

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[l] at 1/4/23 9:30am
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has announced it has enhanced its SPYDER air defense system with a Counter-TBM (tactical ballistic missiles) capability. The enhancement was developed in response to urgent operational requests from several customers. The program will extend the capabilities of the SPYDER's effectors and implement various Counter-TBM derivatives across the system. The post RAFAEL Enhances SPYDER with Counter-Ballistic Missile Capability appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Air defense, Featured, Israel, Latest News, Missiles, Tech, Technology News, Rafael, Spyder LR, Sypder]

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[l] at 12/28/22 5:16am
Israel's Ministry of Defense has selected Oshkosh Defense to produce hundreds of hulls for the IDF's new wheeled Armored Personnel Carriers (APC). The announcement follows a process led by the Ministry of Defense's Procurement Mission in the US, in cooperation with the Tank and APC Directorate. The program is likely to produce 500 vehicles, with hundreds more deliveries expected in the future. Eitan will replace M113s in service with the IDF since the late 1960s.  The post Oshkosh Defense to Produce Hundreds of Eitan Armored Vehicles for Israel appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Armored vehicles, Featured, Israel, Latest News, Modernization & Upgrading, North America, APC, Eitan, IDF, Iron Fist, Oshkosh Defense, Spike, SVAS]

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[l] at 12/12/22 1:02pm
Israel Integrates "Iron Fist" Active Protection Systems (APS) in the 'Eitan' Armored Personnel Carrier and 'Panda' Armored D9 Bulldozer. A final test series completed the integration process, demonstrating successful interception tests in various challenging scenarios. The video documenting the tests depicts a new version of the APS, employing a smaller radar panel and protected launchers. The post IDF Completes Iron Fist APS Integration on Eitan APC, Armored Bulldozers appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Armored vehicles, Featured, Force Protection, Israel, Latest News, Tech, APC, APS, bulldozer, D-9, Eitan, Elbit Systems, IDF, IMOD, Iron Fist, Panda]

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[l] at 12/6/22 12:43am
On 2 December 2022, the US Air Force publicly unveiled its new bomber, the B-21 Raider. The aircraft is the first new, long-range strike bomber in a generation; it is designed to be the multifunctional backbone of the modernized bomber fleet. Although the B-21 will be the most expensive aircraft in history, it is designed to be more affordable to operate over its service life. The post B-21 Raider The US Air Forces Next Generation Bomber appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Aircraft, Defense Technology, Featured, Latest News, North America, Topics, B-21, Northrop Grumman, Palmdale, Raider, SAC, USAF]

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[l] at 11/24/22 5:14pm
The SandCat EX11 was designed and produced by Plasan, using commercial Ford F550 chassis, stripped off the standard body, and added the armored capsule designed by the company’s unique kitted-hull architecture enabling flexible configurations for different uses. The post Plasan Delivers Sandcat EX11 Armored Vehicles to the IDF appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Armored vehicles, Featured, Israel, Trending, armored vehicles, IMOD, Plasan, SandCat, West Bank]

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[l] at 10/30/22 4:38am
The drone attack on the Russian Navy's main Black Sea port of Sevastopol on 28 October represents a new phase in the modern drone war. According to Russian MOD, the attack involved nine unmanned aerial vehicles and seven unmanned strike boats. The Russians admit damage to one of their vessels and to one of the port barriers. The post Coordinated Drone Attack Targets the Russian Black Sea Fleet at Sevastopol appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Europe, Featured, Latest News, News Analysis, Russia, Topics, USV/UUV, Kayak, Russian Navy, Ukraine war 2022, USV]

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[l] at 10/27/22 1:47am
The German Armed Forces have recently fired a shipboard laser weapon against aerial targets. At the test the German frigate Sachsen successfully engaged drones at a short and very short range. Testing of the high-energy laser weapon will continue until mid-2023. These trials have now set the basic stage for introducing laser weapon systems and capabilities into the Bundeswehr – capabilities whose relevance is by no means restricted to the Navy, as defense industries are pressing ahead with laser weapon systems for multiple applications. The post High-Energy Laser Weapon Tested on a German Navy Frigate appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Europe, Featured, Latest News, Naval Sensors, Surface Warfare, Tech, ARGE, Germany, HEL, Laser, MBDA, MBDA Deutchland, Rheinmetall, Rheinmetall Waffen Systems, Sachsen]

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[l] at 10/21/22 4:18am
Hensoldt has developed a handheld Short-Range Pointer (SRP) device that couples to remotely controlled weapon stations (RCWS) on board to significantly reduce the ‘sensor to shooter’ cycle. The post Hensoldts new Pointer to Improve Sensor-to-Shooter Engagement at Short Ranges appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Exhibitions & Conferences, Naval Systems, Sensors, C-UAS, Euronaval, Euronaval2022, Hensodlt, pointer, RWS]

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[l] at 10/19/22 3:57pm
Atlas Elektronik displayed the Sea Spider Anti-Torpedo Torpedo (ATT) at Eurosatory 2022. The system provides an effective and affordable hard-kill solution protecting surface ships against torpedo threats. The post Sea Spider to Protect Surface Vessels from Submarines Attacks appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Europe, Exhibitions & Conferences, Naval Systems, Surface Vessels, Atlas Elektronik, Euronaval2022, hard kill, Torpedo]

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[l] at 10/19/22 2:44pm
Israel Shipyards today at the Euronaval 2022 exhibition a new variant of its SAAR class corvette line - the SAAR S-80. The new vessel joins the S-72 that serves in the Israel Navy as a Light Patrol Corvette, and the RESHEF Class an advanced multi-role vessel. The S-80 can be adjusted to accommodate Corvette or an OPV version, depending on the operational requirements. Israel Shipyards intends to make the new S80 its flagship vessel for the next decade, serving the needs of the Israeli and foreign navies. The post Israel Shipyards Unveil the New SAAR 80 Class Corvette appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Exhibitions & Conferences, Israel, Latest News, Surface Vessels, Euronaval, Israel Shipyards, S80]

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[l] at 10/19/22 2:44pm
Israel Shipyards today at the Euronaval 2022 exhibition a new variant of its SAAR class corvette line - the SAAR S-80. The new vessel joins the S-72 that serves in the Israel Navy as a Light Patrol Corvette, and the RESHEF Class an advanced multi-role vessel. The S-80 can be adjusted to accommodate Corvette or an OPV version, depending on the operational requirements. Israel Shipyards intends to make the new S80 its flagship vessel for the next decade, serving the needs of the Israeli and foreign navies. The post Israel Shipyards Unveil the New SAAR 80 Class Corvette appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Exhibitions & Conferences, Israel, Latest News, Surface Vessels, Euronaval, Israel Shipyards, S80]

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[l] at 10/18/22 9:44am
BAE Systems is developing a new type of depth charge designed for deployment from UAVs. The weapon consists of a small cylindrical container packing an explosive charge and a triggering mechanism activating the blast at the designated depth. The weapon is in an advanced development phase and has already attracted customer interest, for its ability to enhance counter-diver security in coastal and shallow waters. The post UAVs to Deploy BAE Systems Depth Charges appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Europe, Naval Systems, Special Operations, Tech, ASW, BAE Systems, depth charge, diver alert, Euronaval]

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[l] at 10/17/22 3:27pm
General Robotics' new SHARK Remotely Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS) addresses the need for SOF to operate their weapons on small boats, moving at high speed and agility. Designed to be mounted on smaller boats and handle recoil loads with less weight and energy, SHARK is optimized for manned and unmanned fast boats. The post SHARK – A Smart Weapon Station for Light Boats appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Exhibitions & Conferences, Featured, Israel, Latest News, Naval Systems, Tech, Unmanned Warfare, commando, Euronaval, General Robotics, IAI, Pitbull, robotics, RWS, SEAL]

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[l] at 9/28/22 6:02am
Elbit Systems has received a contract valued at $120 million to supply Hermes 900 Maritime Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and training capabilities to the Royal Thai Navy. The contract will be performed over three years. The post Thai Navy to Operate Hermes-900 on Maritime Surveillance and SaR Missions appeared first on Defense Update:.

[Category: Defense Business, Israel, Naval Systems, Thailand, Topics, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAV/UAS), Elbit Systems, Hermes 900, maritime surveillance, SAR]

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