A new electronic warfare pod dubbed Angry Kitten Combat Pod by Georgia Tech Research Institute was tested during the concluded Northern Lightning 2021 exercise. The pod utilized digital radio frequency memory technology to rapidly assess and respond to a threat, modifying the jamming signals as required.
The US Navy has approved the AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Extended Range (AARGM-ER) missile to enter production phase. On August 23, the missile received Milestone C (MS-C) approval, allowing the program to move into its first phase of production. AARGM-ER is a major upgrade to the existing AARGM missile, currently in production and fielded with the Navy today.
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Israeli firm Rafael announced it will showcase Next Generation Combat Vehicle Suite (NGCV-S) and the recently unveiled SEA BREAKER maritime system at the DSEI Exhibition in London. NGCV-S transforms any combat vehicle into a connected, well protected, optionally manned, lethal defense system. An array of sensors and cameras provide full situational awareness, automatic target recognition allow for threat detection and identification, and a complete video management system allows crew members to remain fully protection inside a closed-hatch cabin. DSEI marks the first showcase of this suite with its enhanced artificial intelligence architecture.
Sweden and Finland inked an agreement on the joint procurement of firearms and related technology. The aim is to improve interoperability between Finland and Sweden, including security of supply in the equipment area for both countries.
In cooperation with British and Dutch airspace authorities, the Royal Air Force and the Royal Netherlands Air Force flew a General Atomics owned MQ-9B SeaGuardian drone from RAF Waddington across the North Sea to Leeuwarden Air Base in the Netherlands, completing a two-day series of flights between the two airspaces. According to the company, the multi-day demonstration displayed SeaGuardian’s maritime surveillance capabilities in support of international allies.
In recent exercises conducted by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Tibet Military Region, a new tank repair vehicle based on the Type 15 light tank was spotted, confirming its induction into active service. Compared with its predecessor, the new repair vehicle is lighter and faster in plateau regions and can ensure sustained combat capability of tanks in such terrains, Chinese media reported citing analysts. The exercises held in training sites at an elevation of more than 4,000 meters featured long-range maneuvering, emergency repair and live-fire shooting, comprehensively honing the cooperation capability between combat and support units under combat scenarios.
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