AFICC acquisitions bolster EOD readiness for FY21, beyond

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) – The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is acquiring new base support robots for Explosive Ordnance Disposal flights Department of the Air Force-wide. The new T7 Robotic system replaces the 20-year-old Andros Read More …

Task Force Phoenix CEMA cell in the fight against adversary unmanned aerial systems

CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait — Coalition forces are countering adversary unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of operations with a rapidly evolving set of tools and training. Task Force Phoenix—a combat aviation brigade responsible for full-spectrum Read More …

Philippines: US donates communication equipment, bomb disposal gears to improve PNP’s anti-terror capability

The United States has donated vehicles, communication equipment and bomb disposal protective gear to the Philippine National Police (PNP) in a bid to improve the country’s operational capability against terrorism. Among those donated were laptop computers, 4 units of Ford Read More …

British Army outlines battlefield of tomorrow

Designed to equip soldiers with a fighting and competitive edge in modern warfare, the integration of Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) will exploit ‘human-machine-teams’ through a combination of autonomous, robotic and artificial intelligence technologies. Examples of how the Army may Read More …

Dstl announces armoured UGV concept study at DSEI

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has initiated a study into future Uncrewed Ground Vehicle (UGV) concepts to explore cost effective solutions to protect UGVs from threat and provide specific armour and technology that will ensure high levels of Read More …

L3Harris Marks 100 Years in UK with Commitments to Armed Forces Community and Defence and Security Capabilities

Highlights: Celebrates a century of advancing UK defence and security needs globally Signs Armed Forces Covenant to support military community and announces grant for veterans Commits £20,000 to Combat Stress, UK’s leading charity to support mental health of veterans LONDON Read More …

L3Harris Robots to Help Protect US Air Force Bases Around the World

Highlights: Marks company’s first Air Force robotics contract Positions company as premier supplier of large explosive ordnance disposal robots First delivery scheduled in 2022 MELBOURNE, Fla. — The U.S. Air Force has chosen L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX) robots to help Read More …

New Army training, held at Fort McCoy, addresses emerging drone threat

It was the early hours of Sept. 14, 2019, when a swarm of small drones left two Saudi oil facilities in ruins. The aftermath was caught on film from several angles and captured a near-Biblical sight — giant pillars of Read More …

Australian Army Is Seeking Next Generation Personal Electronic Countermeasures System for Defence

The Department of Defence via the Australian Army and the Defence Innovation Hub (‘Defence’) are seeking innovation proposals that will assist Defence in exploring next-generation Personal Electronic Countermeasures (Personal ECM) systems. Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are homemade bombs that are Read More …

Eastern National Robot Rodeo showcases EOD emerging capabilities

INDIAN HEAD, Md. – Explosive ordnance disposal and bomb squad experts in the Department of Defense and civilian sector tested the latest EOD robotics and emerging capabilities during the Eastern National Robot Rodeo and Capabilities Exercise Aug. 2-6 here. The Read More …