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ZALA AERO Company of Kalashnikov Concern created REX-1 electronic gun against light drones. The new REX-2 option was presented at Army-2019 forum. It is the smallest in the world gun to fight drones, Rostec said.

According to pictures released on Twitter, the Russian Company Uralvagonzavod has developed a new 120mm mobile artillery vehicle named Magnolia, based on the DT-30PM amphibious all-terrain tracked carrier vehicle. A news was released by TASS, the Russia Press agency in October 2018, that self-propelled mortar system Flox and Magnolia guns and Drok mortar are successfully undergoing preliminary trials.

Several weeks ago, delegations from 53 countries gathered at the Overberg Test Range outside Arniston in South Africa to attend one of the world's biggest live-fire demonstrations: Ammunition Capability Demonstration 2019 (ACD2019). A wide range of weapons and ammunition were on display, one of which in particular attracted the participants' attention: a new, weaponized unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) unveiled by Rheinmetall.

A drone-killing, directed energy weapon prototype is now in the hands of Marines. The Compact Laser Weapons System—or CLaWS—is the first ground-based laser approved by the Department of Defense for use by warfighters on the ground. Ashley Calingo, PEO Land Systems Public Affairs, Marine Corps Systems Command, explains.

Through ongoing modernization to the command, control, battle management and communications (C2BMC) system, Lockheed Martin has significantly enhanced the Missile Defense Agency's Ballistic Missile Defense System. Part of this C2BMC modernization is an engage on remote capability that enables the Aegis Weapon System to engage threats based on information provided entirely from C2BMC remote sensor and track data.

Avtomatika Concern of Rostec designed and offered to the market industrial computers and modules on the basis of Elbrus and MTsST-R processors. The line of innovative equipment was designed to manage industrial processes at enterprises. The Russian element base allows using the computers at facilities requiring high information security, Rostec said.

The United States does not abandon attempts to disrupt the Turkish deal to buy Russian S-400 air defense missile launchers. It even advanced an ultimatum, but Turkey is unlikely to cede. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has recently said he would like to procure the prospective Russian S-500 weapons. It was the first statement about the intention to buy the latest Russian arms. The Izvestia daily writes whether S-500 will be as successful on the global market as its predecessors.

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