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US Army gets closer to fielding new air defense systems

DefenceTalkDefenceTalkFurther evaluation of new air defense capabilities is currently underway, including the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System and directed energy weapons, as the Army aims to empower units against near-peer threats. Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment and 3rd Bn., 6th Air Defense Artillery Air Missile Defense Test Detachment […]

US Army eyes joint force solution, closer allies to win in Indo-Pacific

DefenceTalkDefenceTalkThe Army’s chief of staff discussed how to win in great power competition within the Indo-Pacific region Friday after he traveled there earlier this month to meet with military leaders. Indo-Pacific is currently the U.S. military’s highest-priority theater, where near-peer adversaries, China and Russia, have significant influence. “The last thing that anybody wants is some […]

Swiss Army Chooses Lockheed’s Indago 3 UAS for Tactical Reconnaissance and Surveillance

DefenceTalkDefenceTalkArmasuisse contracted Lockheed Martin (LMT) for a fleet of Indago 3 small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), with options for spares, training and tech support and additional systems for the Swiss Army. Indago provides aerial reconnaissance in environments unreachable by normal fixed-wing, unmanned aircraft systems. The first phase comprises manufacturing development to optimize the Indago 3’s […]

Poland says US to deploy troops on eastern border

DefenceTalkDefenceTalkWashington will deploy at least 1,000 soldiers in Poland and oversee forces on NATO’s eastern flank, Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said Friday after the US announced a massive troop pullout from Germany. US Defence Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday the Pentagon will be sending home about 6,400 military personnel from Germany, and move nearly […]