Defense Update News:

Rapid Acquisition & Deployment of Armor, Sensors & Firepower Improve Combat Effectiveness & Protection of Deployed British Troops

New Unmanned aerial vehicles were deployed under the UOR program, including the Desert Hawk III and Hermes 450 (in the background). Photo: © Crown Copyright/MOD  2008
During the Urgent Operational Requirement (UOR) Equipment Demonstration held in the UK last month, the Ministry of Defense displayed some of the latest types of equipment being use by the British Army on operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. (more...)


Baroness Taylor, Minister for Defence Equipment and Support said that
the Urgent Operational Requirements (UOR) process proved itself as an undisputed success - over £3Bn of extra money has been spent on new equipment for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. New equipment fielded under UOR range from better personal gear and weapons, to new armored vehicles, like the Mastiff and Ridgback and sophisticated sensors protecting forward operating bases.

This newly fielded MAN truck received comprehensive protection for the cabin, utilizing passive and SLAT armor elements. Photo: © Crown Copyright/MOD  2008