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Northrop Grumman on February 28 received an award with a potential value of $692 million from the U.S. Space Development Agency (SDA) to produce and field an innovative, proliferated constellation of 42 low-Earth-orbit (pLEO) satellites for the Tranche 1 Transport Layer (T1TL) mesh satellite communications network.

Designed to transport infantry troops, the Bradley Fighting Vehicle is known for its survivability, mobility and lethality. Now, it can add hybrid electrification to its attributes. Nancy Jones-Bonbrest, Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office, reports on U.S. Army’s website.

XTEND - a company specializing in human-guided autonomous drone operating systems for military forces and law enforcement agencies – is launching the second generation of its indoor tactical sUAS: the XTENDER. For the first time, the system's unique capabilities enable combat soldiers to perform entire missions remotely, with just a few hours of training, actively affecting the operational scenario, with zero contact with hostile forces.

Technodinamika Holding of Rostec State Corporation has received a patent for its ‘smart’ cargo parachute system. It is able to provide airdrop delivery of goods in a fully automatic mode with increased accuracy using GLONASS or GPS systems. Currently, the development is undergoing flight tests.

According to information published by the German army, the latest generation of the main battle tank in the family of Leopard 2, called Leopard 2A7V, is one of the heaviest tanks in the world with a weight of 63,9 tons, but it offers the best protection, firepower, and mobility for a tank of this class.

The U.S. Army Geospatial Center has assisted in further modernizing the 412th Theater Engineer Command’s Engineer-Focused Intelligence Training, or ENFIT, geospatial intelligence procedures with two portable high-speed imagery servers. Maj. William Allred and Sgt. 1st Class Tony Foster, 412th Theater Engineer Command, report.

According to a video released by Northrop Grumman on February 2, 2022, during its Bushmaster Users Conference 2021, the American company Northrop Grumman has conducted firing tests with its M230LF 30x113 mm Chain Gun mounted on Pratt Miller’s EMAV-LW30 UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle) that can be used as C-UAS (Counter-Unmanned Aerial System) and to engage ground targets.

According to a Tweet published by Ciro Nappi on January 31, 2022, the Italian army has started the trials of upgraded C1 Ariete AMV (Aggiornamento Mezza Vita) Main Battle Tank (MBT). The AMV program will attempt to extend the life of the C1 Ariete up until 2030/2035, whereby then it is presumed that a new design will take over.

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