Powered Exoskeleton to Help Chinese Soldiers Carry 50 kg Ammunition

January 13, 2021 @ 07:46 AM

A new type of motor-powered exoskeleton suit to carry ammunition boxes weighing 50 kg has been unveiled by the Chinese military. The light-weight exoskeleton suit, known as the portable ammunition support assist system for individual soldiers, can provide 20 kg of assisted strength to its user, relieve more than 50% of...

French MoD to Order 20,000 Additional Heckler & Koch HK-416 F Rifles

December 22, 2020 @ 05:18 PM

The French Directorate General for Armaments (DGA) has decided to place an order for 12000 HK-416 F assault rifles in 2021 and will receive an equal number of rifles under an earlier order next year. Another 12,000 HK-416 rifles were delivered in 2020, bringing to 45,340 the number of units currently...

Elbit Systems to Provide Additional Digital Soldier Systems to the Royal Netherlands...

December 19, 2020 @ 08:47 AM

The Dutch Ministry of Defence awarded Elbit Systems $50 million to supply the Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA) with additional digital soldier and vehicular systems. Under the contract, Elbit Systems will supply digital soldier systems and vehicular integration of improved combat network capabilities including TORCH-X Dismounted Command and Control systems and E-LynX...

Dutch Army Procures Elbit XACT nv32 micro Night Vision Systems

December 19, 2020 @ 08:38 AM

Elbit Systems has won $15 million from the Dutch Ministry of Defense to supply XACT nv32 micro night vision monocular systems for the Armed Forces of the Netherlands. The initial contract will be performed over a period of two-years, with the potential for additional follow-on orders over a period of seven-years,...

France Working on “National Takeover Solution” for Photonis after Blocking Sale to...

December 18, 2020 @ 04:30 PM

Paris has commenced working with French industrial and financial players on a “national takeover solution” for night vision products manufacturer Photonics after blocking its sale to US strategic electronics major Teledyne. Florence Parly, Minister of the Armed Forces, announced today that the move was necessary to preserve the sovereignty of Photonis, a company essential to French military operations

Rheinmetall Provide New Combat Helmets to German Military

December 11, 2020 @ 11:24 AM

Rheinmetall and North-American helmet maker Galvion, have won an order to supply the German Bundeswehr with advanced combat helmets. Awarded in November 2020, the framework contract encompasses the delivery of up to 20,000 helmets, specifically the “Combat Helmet, Special Forces, Heavy

UAE to Procure Binocular Night Vision Devices from L3 Technologies

December 9, 2020 @ 05:44 AM

The United Arab Emirates (U.A

S.Korean Military to get Samsung Smartphone-Based Combat Information Device

December 4, 2020 @ 01:10 PM

Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said the South Korean military will receive a Samsung smartphone-based device to view real-time battle information without relying on communications networks, by mid-2021. The state arms procurement agency has signed a contract with LIG Nex1 Co

Russian Army Receives 18000 'Ratnik' Combat Outfits

November 20, 2020 @ 05:40 AM

The Russian Army are all-protected by Ratnik infantry gear, thousands of which they received recently, a month ahead of schedule. Manufacturer Central Research Institute for Precision Machine-Building (TsNIITochMash) announced Thursday that they handed over nearly 18,000 Ratnik combat outfits to the military

Exoskeletons for Chinese Soldiers in High Altitude Regions

November 11, 2020 @ 05:14 AM

Chinese military stationed at high altitude regions may soon begin using exoskeletons built to conserve their energy while performing tasks such as patrol, transportation, and logistics support. The Human Function Enhancement Technology Research center, under the state-owned China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp (CASIC), has already delivered a number of these agile, non-powered exoskeletons to the military,