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UK artillery has nearly 15% personnel shortfall

Frontline units of the British Army’s artillery branch are nearly 15% short of their regular and reserve personnel, according to data released to Jane’s under the UK’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Act on 30...

Tor-E2 SAM system breaks cover

Russia’s Izhevsk Electro-Mechanical Plant Kupol, a subsidiary of the Almaz-Antey Concern, has unveiled the latest iteration of the Tor ‘SA-15 Gauntlet’ short-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system: the 9K331E Tor-E2. Kupol promotes the Tor-E2 as...

MBDA unveils surface-launched Brimstone platform concepts

European missile systems house MBDA has unveiled two new high load-out, salvo-fire, surface-to-surface missile platform concepts designed to exploit the anti-armour capabilities of the Brimstone precision strike missile. Equipped with dual-mode (millimetric wave radar...

MAKS 2019: Russia unveils new aerial tankers

Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) unveiled new aerial tankers at the MAKS 2019 aerospace show that was held in Zhukovskiy close to Moscow from 27 August –1 September. The company presented its new Ilyushin...

Taiwan to upgrade reconnaissance capabilities of its F-16

Taiwan plans to buy a new variant of the DB-110 reconnaissance pod for its F-16 fleet. By 總統府 (01.07 總統專機升空後,空軍派遣4架F-16及2架IDF戰機護航) [CC BY 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons The current pod has no night imaging...

Taiwan to upgrade reconnaissance capabilities of its F-16

Taiwan plans to buy a new variant of the DB-110 reconnaissance pod for its F-16 fleet. By 總統府 (01.07 總統專機升空後,空軍派遣4架F-16及2架IDF戰機護航) [CC BY 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons The current pod has no night imaging...

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