British Army unveils Streetfighter II tank as Challenger 2's future remains uncertain

A few days ago, following an exercise at Coperhill Down, the British Army's Royal Tank Regiment unveiled a Challenger 2 battle tank demonstrator optimized for urban combat. Designated Streetfighter II, this modified variant of the British battle tank follows on from the first Streetfighter of the name, another demonstrator intended to test the integration of rolling drones, new anti-IED shielding, a rear camera or even a teleoperated turret for secondary armament. The new version of the Challenger 2 presented by the British Army has a set of modifications that should allow the tank to improve its overall performance in combat, in particular…

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Fincantieri strengthens ties with Qatar

Italian shipyards Fincantieri and the Qatari Ministry of Defense have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen ties and joint work between the Italian naval group and the Qatari state-owned Barzan holding company. This agreement covers technological cooperation in shipbuilding, but also Cybersecurity and radar, and could give rise to new orders. In addition, it includes the construction of the naval base from which the new buildings of the fleet ordered in 2016 will operate, as well as all the services surrounding this fleet, such as maintenance and…

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MBDA unveils its SPEAR EW missile to eliminate enemy anti-aircraft defenses

The suppression of anti-aircraft defenses is recognized as being the weak point of the European air forces, which have neither support aircraft dedicated to jamming, such as the American EG-18 Growler, nor air-to-ground munitions specialized in this European bill mission. At least that was the case until now, since the European missile manufacturer MBDA in partnership with the Italian Leonardo, presented their new SPEAR EW missile (Electronic Warfare or Electronic Warfare), primarily intended to equip European Typhoon planes. Until today, SEAD (Search and Destroy) missions intended to eliminate enemy anti-aircraft defenses were entrusted to devices capable of implementing the anti-radar missile...

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The DGA notifies the order of 54 Griffons MEPAC equipped with 120mm 2M2R mortars

In a press release published on January 24, the GME Scorpion – Momentary Grouping of Companies made up of Nexter, Arquus and Thales – declared that the DGA had notified them on December 30, 2019 of a new amendment to the SCORPION program contract. This amendment relates to the order expected since last summer for 54 Griffon multi-role armored vehicles equipped to carry a 120mm rifled mortar in their hold. The amendment thus makes it possible to respect the target of 1872 SCORPION vehicles provided for in the current military programming law. This new variant of the Griffon is designated MEPAC, for Embedded Mortar for Contact Support, the mortar in question being…

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