US Army has selected five defence-manufacturing consortiums to submit digital designs for its Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OFMV) concept that will replace US Army’s nearly 3,800 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs).  While the five teams will submit their concepts over the next 15 months, prototype building and ground testing of the vehicle is expected to start sometime in 2026.  

Akash-NG Missile: India’s apex defence research and development organisation DRDO Friday tested new generation surface to air missile Akash-NG from from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha, the MoD said. The test, which is the second test of the missile in a span of three days, was carried out against a high-speed unmanned aerial target, which was successfully intercepted by the missile.

Saudi Navy HMS Jazan: Spanish shipbuilder Navantia Saturday launched the fourth corvette Jazan for Saudi Arab’s navy. The ship, which is the fourth in a total order of five was launched by Navantia San Fernando, is named as a tribute to city of Jazan located in Southwest of Saudi Arabia.

VEM Technologies is the production partner for ‘Centre Fuselage’ with the support from HAL’s Light Combat Aircraft division. The centre fuselage manufactured by the company has been produced by assembling 1,595 different parts of mechanical and composite structures certified by HAL QC and DGAQA.

DRDO Short Span Bridge: The first production lot of 12 Short Span Bridging System (SSBS)-10 meter, designed and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), has been inducted into the Indian Army by Army Chief General MM Naravane during a ceremony held at Cariappa Parade Ground in Delhi.

US Army has selected five defence-manufacturing consortiums to submit digital designs for its Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OFMV) concept that will replace US Army’s nearly 3,800 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs).  While the five teams will submit their concepts over the next 15 months, prototype building and ground testing of the vehicle is expected to start sometime in 2026.