UK’s future force to lean heavily into robotics, AI and hybrid power

WASHINGTON — The British Army is leaning heavily into robotics, artificial intelligence and hybrid-power technology as part of a new acquisition process dubbed Mercury, according to a British Army leader involved in... Read more »

Polish defense trade show spurs deals on drones, digital combat training

WARSAW, Poland — This year’s edition of the MSPO defense industry show in Kielce, Poland, which ran between Sept. 7 and 10, was dominated by major programs, including the country’s efforts to... Read more »

IAI debuts new hybrid ground robot joining the UK army inventory

WASHINGTON — Israel Aerospace Industries will debut REX MK II, its newest ground robot set to be fielded to British troops, at DSEI, the London-based defense exhibition, which begins Tuesday. IAI signed... Read more »

Israeli, British firms to deliver unmanned vehicles for UK experimental program

JERUSALEM — Israel Aerospace Industries and U.K. firm Marlborough Communications Limited will deliver four Remote Platoon Vehicles to the British Defence Ministry as part of an experimental program for unmanned systems. The... Read more »

US Navy launches Mideast drone task force amid Iran tensions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The U.S. Navy’s Mideast-based 5th Fleet said Wednesday it will launch a new task force that incorporates airborne, sailing and underwater drones after years of maritime attacks... Read more »

Raytheon offers SkyCeptor, Polish industry cooperation for air defense deal

KIELCE, Poland — Raytheon Technologies says it is gearing to deliver the first two Patriot Configuration 3+ batteries to Poland in 2022. As Poland’s Wisla mid-range air defense program is advancing, the company... Read more »

Israel receives fourth and final Sa’ar 6 warship from Germany

JERUSALEM — Israel has received its fourth and final Sa’ar 6 warship as the country implements a new naval doctrine aimed at bolstering defensive capabilities in its exclusive economic zone. Israel has... Read more »

Why Israel’s transfer to US Central Command could help deter Iran

U.S. Central Command announced Sept. 1 that it has assumed responsibility for U.S. forces in Israel. This positive development reflects changes in Arab-Israeli relations and offers an opportunity to build a more... Read more »

New AI system fills rifle sights with extensive, easy-to-digest info

IN RURAL CENTRAL ISRAEL — When soldiers look through the sights of their assault rifles with the Elbit System’s new artificial intelligence data platform, their view is transformed to resemble a first-person... Read more »

Rafael aims to supply Spike LR2 missiles to Serbia, Poland

KIELCE, Poland — Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems hopes to add Serbia to its customer base for the Spike LR2 missile. At the same time, the company is promoting its product at... Read more »