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  • Order Time for Iron Fist
    Order Time for Iron Fist January 9 2020
    Due to the increasing asymmetric threat, the use of active protection systems is becoming common. Elbit Systems has announced an order for the Iron Fist active protection system. A new step has come from Israel to increase the survivability of the new generation Eitan 8x8 wheeled vehicles. Elbit Systems has announced an agreement with the Israeli Defence Forces to procure Iron Fist active protection systems. The number of systems to be procured was not announced under the ...
  • Modernised M80AB1 Unveiled
    Modernised M80AB1 Unveiled January 9 2020
    Important milestone passed for modernisation project of BVP M80 platforms, whixh are developed during the Cold War and active since the late 1970s. Serbia introduced the first modernised prototype. The firepower of the platform, which renamed as M80AB1 after modernisation studies, was increased by a one-man turret. System is equipped with a 30 mm main weapon. It was seen that the platforms which increased the situational awareness with the new generation electro-optics were equ...
  • Enforcer Order
    Enforcer Order January 3 2020
    Bundeswehr, which received budget agreements from Bundestag for vehicle modernisation and new system procurement, ordered another new missile system.  According to a statement from the Germany's Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), office signed an agreement with the MBDA for Enforcer missile system procurement. Systems purchased within the scope of the Leichtes Wirkmittel 1800+ requirement of t...
  • Armoured Vehicle Reinforcement to Haftar Forces
    Armoured Vehicle Reinforcement to Haftar Forces December 27 2019
    Clashes continue between Libyan National Army forces under the command of Khalifa Haftar and the Government of National  Accord. Despite the UN's arms embargo on Libya, Haftar forces were reinforced with new armored vehicles. A news published in Jane's, it was seen that Libyan National Army forces equipped with Terrier LT-79 armoured vehicles. It was also attended that the vehicle is in new condition and despite harsh environmental conditions, exterior of the LT-79 was ...
  • Moving STA Hit Target
    Moving STA Hit Target November 25 2019
    The test process of Pars 4x4 and Kaplan vehicles developed by FNSS as a main contractor  of STA (Gun Carrier Vehicles) Project continues consistently. The Presidency of Defence Industries made new statements about trials from its official social media accounts. Within the scope of the project, which was initiated in 2016 and carried out with domestic resources, two separate platforms, were developed by FNSS. Turret systems, which are used on platforms e...
  • Guided Munition to Carl Gustaf
    Guided Munition to Carl Gustaf November 2 2019
    The Guided Carl Gustaf Munition (GCGM) Project, which developed by Raytheon Missile Systems and Saab Dynamics, is progressing rapidly. Within the scope of the project, a guided ammunition for the Carl Gustaf systems was developed. As a result of the studies initiated in November 2017, the initial launch tests of semi-active laser guided ammunition were performed. The missile, which can also be fired from closed areas, can hit its target with CEP <1 metres . Ammunit...
  • Arms And Security  has Began
    Arms And Security has Began October 8 2019
    The 16th Arms and Security Exhibition in Ukraine opened its doors. The exhibition, which started with a ceremony attended by Ukrainian Minister of Defence Andriy Zagorodnyuk, will be open until October 11th. Turkey made the national participation to the event with 17 companies and is the largest participant after Ukraine. Many countries from the company, will exhibit their products. During the event which is C4Defence is the main media sponsor, wide range of products&...
  • New News from T-90
    New News from T-90 September 4 2019
    Modernized Sodema sights can be used on T-90 tanks. Sodema developed for BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles and other types of armoured vehicles. "We are planning to use Sodema sight for the modernization of T-90 tanks." Sergey Popov, first deputy director-general of the Schwabe holding company and deputy director for R&D and innovative development, said.  Popov added that apart from BMP-3 the Sodema sight would be installed on the Russian-made light armour vehicles...
  • Hızır’s First Export
    Hızır’s First Export July 30 2019
      İzmir based Katmerciler announced from its official twitter account that  it had received a USD20.7 million order from an undisclosed African country. This is Katmerciler’s first export order for the Hizir 4x4 armored vehicle, which will be delivered between 2019 and 2020. The Hizir vehicle recently entered service with the Turkish army. It has been designed and optimized for high performance under extreme operational conditions in rural and urban areas for nine pe...
  • NASA Needs Rifles
    NASA Needs Rifles July 1 2019
    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) decided to buy magazine fed, semi-automatic light assault rifle. The procurement specifications was published in the US government’s Federal Business Opportunities website last day. Required specificaions have announced. According to this; the rifle is compatible and reliable for different tasks, as well as the different features requested. Accordingly, the weapons to be procured are required to chambered 5.56x45mm NATO ...
  • TITUS: New Armored Vehicle Solution to the Army
    TITUS: New Armored Vehicle Solution to the Army June 27 2019
    Czech Ministry of Defence signed a contract for the supply of 62 wheeled TITUS 6x6 armoured vehicles. The value of the contract is €237 million and deliveries will take place in 2022-23. The contract covers 42 wheeled armoured vehicles in command post version, and 20 others in the artillery coordination of fire support (MKPP), and includes logistic support and training.  TITUS will replace obsolete equipment and will equip units from the 4th Brigade Task Force. Armoured ve...
  • 40 Percent Light Plate Coming
    40 Percent Light Plate Coming June 24 2019
    The Corps is gearing up to field its new lightweight body armor plates, designed to be worn in the low intensity or counterinsurgency style conflicts. Nearly 40 percent lighter body armor coming to Marines in 2020. On Friday the Defence Department announced the Navy awarded a nearly $216 million contract to Point Blank Enterprises for the purchase of the new lightweight plates. Maj. Ken Kunze, a spokesman for Marine Corps Systems Command, told Marine Corps Times that the Corps expects ...
  • New Teeth for Alligator
    New Teeth for Alligator May 30 2019
    Russian Deputy Defence Minister Alexei Krivoruchko said that Russia planned to sign a contract in 2020 on purchasing 114 upgraded Ka-52M (Alligator) attack helicopters. The upgraded version of the Ka-52 attack helicopter, the Ka-52M, would be created by 2022. The upgraded Ka-52M combat helicopter will get more capabilities for using weapons against targets in the air and on the ground. “In cooperation with other enterprises, we are working on the issue of increasing the helicopter&rsquo...
  • New Ammunition to BMP-2s
    New Ammunition to BMP-2s May 20 2019
      Belgian Mecar and Slovak ZTS-Special companies have carried out a new 30x165 mm ammunition tests. Tests of armour-piercing M929 ammunition were performed in VTSU Záhorie. A total of 240 shots were carried out within two days. The firing trials was carried out on 2A42 cannon with four chamber muzzle brake on TURRA-30 unmanned turret developed for BVP-2 (name given to BMP-2 by the Slovak Army). New ammunition type APFSDS-T (Armor Piercing Fin Stabilized Discard...
  • Otokar Unveils Modern Electric Armorer Vehicle
    Otokar Unveils Modern Electric Armorer Vehicle April 24 2019
    Otokar has unveiled for the first time its newest electric armoured vehicle; Akrep II (Scorpion). Otokar General Manager Serdar Görgüç said that the Turkish company has been taking bold steps to the goal of becoming a global brand in the defence industry; Otokar takes its claim in the defence industry to a new level with the new generation of Akrep II. Akrep II has a modular platform so that it could be adapted to different mission. The baseline ...
  • Ajax Offer at LAND 400
    Ajax Offer at LAND 400 April 3 2019
      General Dynamics Land Systems-Australia (GDLS-Australia) has announced its bid to the Australian Army. The company proposed the family of Ajax armored vehicles for 450 vehicles planned to be procured under LAND 400 Phase 3. It was announced that a GDLS production vehicles offered with modern 30 mm turret. In the process of procurement the Ajax family to the United Kingdom Army, was stated that the participation of the Australian industry will be kept to a maximum. C...
  • Additional Armour for Turkish Leopard 2A4s
    Additional Armour for Turkish Leopard 2A4s March 22 2019
    Developments in Leopard 2A4 tanks are on the agenda in order to increase the survivability of the platforms in the light of Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch operations experiences. Minister of National Defence Hulusi Akar, Chief of General Staff Gen. Yaşar Güler, Land Forces Commander General Ümit Dündar, Commander of the Navy Admiral Adnan Özbal, Defence Industry President İsmail Demir and Deputy Minister Muhsin Dere audited the 2nd Main Maintenance Factory in ...
  • Boxer Programöe Takes Final Shape
    Boxer Programöe Takes Final Shape December 17 2018
    Europe's Boxer Program will take final shape with offers to the UK and Slovenia. A statement was made by the Eastern European Sales Agency of Artec, a joint venture of Rheinmetall and Krauss Maffei-Wegmann. It is stated that negotiations with the UK Department of Defense continued through the OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation). The UK plans to supply Boxer in four different variants, including armored personnel carrier, C4I post, ambulance and armored repair vehicle. It w...
  • Russia to Increase Amphibious Power
    Russia to Increase Amphibious Power December 4 2018
        Russia-based United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) has made new statement about shipbuilding activities. The statement also includes Russia’s new intentions. Russia plans two or three new IVan Gren class amphibious assault ships.     There is currently no clear order or agreement. However, company said that a number of improvements will be made in the design of the ship and that after this work the Russian Navy in...
  • Z-10 is Harder than Diamond
    Z-10 is Harder than Diamond October 26 2018
    China Central Television recently released a video. In this video, additional armor plates were installed on the side of the cockpit of the Z-10 helicopter. China's Z-10 helicopters developed for the attack on enemy armoured formations and it is considered that it will be exposed to heavy anti-aircraft fire. Due to this, China added additional armour plates to these platforms. These plates are made of graphene. These ultra-thin plates provide additional protection to pilots....
  • Weapon Pod for Blackhawks
    Weapon Pod for Blackhawks October 22 2018
      A new step has come from the United States, which has been working with the Kabul government on the reconstruction of the Afghanistan Army. In this direction, Washington will arm the UH-60A Black Hawk utility helicopters in the Afghan Air Force inventory. The decision was taken by the US Department of Defence's direct proposal to Afghanistan.   Afghanistan, which has already produced Russian helicopters for the general purpose helicopters, is tryi...
  • African Customer for Cayuse
    African Customer for Cayuse October 2 2018
      MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI), announced  the new MD 530F Cayuse order. Kenya signed a $ 1.4 billion agreement with MDHI for six armed MD 530F Cayuse helicopters. Under the agreement, the company will provide helicopters with training, logistic support, helicopter systems and ground support equipment. Deliveries will start in April 2019 and will be completed in August of the same year. Kenya became the second MD 530F FMS (Foreign Military Sales) customer after Afghanistan....
  • WFEL Introduces New Wheel Armoured Vehicle
    WFEL Introduces New Wheel Armoured Vehicle September 26 2018
    UK-based bridge manufacturer WFEL introduces the concept model developed for Boxer wheel armored vehicles. The bridge module developed for medium class vehicles is designed to be 14 meters wide. It was announced that the bridge, which works for extension to 22 meters, can be used in vehicles of 50 tons class. Thanks to the modular structure of Boxer, it is possible to use this module without any major changes. KMW spokerson said in a statement of the need to integrate the ...
  • Egypt To Buy Ammunition From USA
    Egypt To Buy Ammunition From USA September 17 2018
    The State Department has decided to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt of 46,000 M831A1 and M865 rounds and 10,000 APFSDS-T rounds for an estimated cost of $99 million.  The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Egypt has requested to buy 46,000 120MM Target Practice – Tracer (M831A1) and 120MM Target Practice, Cone Stabilized, Discarding Sabot – (M865...
  • BAE Systems to Modernise Bradleys
    BAE Systems to Modernise Bradleys September 17 2018
    US has announced a new contract with BAE Systems. According to the agreement, the company will modernize eight Bradley infantry fighting vehicles used in the US Army Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT). Within the scope of the agreement cost of 91.1 million USD, the modernization works will be completed in 2024. The electronics of M2 Bradleys will be replaced within the scope of nodernization. Thus, the situational awareness of the vehicle will be increased. Communication n...
  • Mongoose offer to Poland
    Mongoose offer to Poland September 12 2018
    Ukraine has proposed a new vehicle to Poland. The Mongoose vehicle offered to Poland, which wanted to replace the BRDM-2 vehicles in their inventory and at the end of their useful life. According to the statement made by UkrOboronProm, Promoboroneksport signed a understanding agreement with WZM company. Mongoose, is a modernized version of BRDM-2 amphibious armored vehicles, was developed at the Mykolayiv Armored Plant. The body is made of armor steel with a thickness...
  • BTR Turret to BMP
    BTR Turret to BMP August 27 2018
    Russia has introduced the new BMP-1AM Basurmanin infantry fighting vehicle. The vehicle which developed by Rostec, was introduced at the Army 2018 International Military-Technical Forum in Russia. The development package for the BMP-1 vehicles includes the BPPU-1 modular weapon system also used in the BTR-80A and BTR-82A. The system, equipped with a 30 mm 2A72 cannon and a 7.62 mm PKTM machine gun, allows the BMP-1AM to engage from 2000 meters to armored vehicles. The weap...
  • Abrams Tanks at Morocco
    Abrams Tanks at Morocco August 10 2018
    Royal Moroccan Armed Forces received the M1 Abrams tanks. According to the satellite images, at least 127 M1A1 Abrams delivery of Fas was detected. It is also stated that the tanks delivered to Morocco are in M1A1 SA (Special Armor) configuration. In June 2012, the DSCA (US Defence Security Cooperation Agency) announced that Fas requested for the sale of 200 military surplus tanks and necessary spare parts, equipment, logistics support and training.
  • Ukraine to Unveil New Weapon
    Ukraine to Unveil New Weapon August 10 2018
    Ukraine has announced the development of a 155 mm truck-mounted howitzer. The system, called Bogdana, was integrated on the KrAZ 6x6 truck. Platform developed the Ukraine based AutoKrAZ company. Bogdana 6x6, equipped with a modern ballistic computer-controlled fire control system, has a welded steel armored cabin. There are also screens behind the vehicle for the use of the crew during shooting. The new artillery system is planned to has 780 meters minimum and 40...
  • France will be Up-Armored with Scorpion
    France will be Up-Armored with Scorpion August 7 2018
    France has decided to increase its defense budget for the past month. Following this decision, France's defense budget for 2025 will reach 2% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This means 295 billion Euro will spend for defence in seven years by France. After the budget increase, France stepped forward on the Scorpion Program. Through the Scorpion Program, it is planned that the (Groupement Tactique Inter-Armes / GTIA) will increase the number of communications and cooper...
  • Chinese Aid in Progress
    Chinese Aid in Progress August 2 2018
    The Bolivian Army received another aid package from China. In the context of the military cooperation agreement signed in 2011, 10 pieces of Shaanxi Baoji-produced Tiger 4x4 tactical wheeled armored vehicles were delivered within the scope of the annual aid for the modernization of the Bolivian Army. These vehicles will be used along with 19 Tiger 4x4s which delivered in 2016 Developed by Shaanxi Baoji Special Vehicles Company's own resources, Tiger provides protection agai...
  • New Missiles Accepted
    New Missiles Accepted August 1 2018
    Ukraine has completed the acceptance tests of the new Stugna-P and Corsar anti-tank missiles. In the tests, it was reported that the acceptance of the state-owned Kiev Design Bureau "Luch" production of Stugna-P and Corsar firers was reported. After the tests, the Ukrainian Army has gained its new missiles. The Stugna-P (Export version name: Skif) missile has a warhead that is also effective to ERA (Explosive Reactive Armour). has a warhead that can be ...
  • Iraqi BMP-3s on the Line
    Iraqi BMP-3s on the Line July 31 2018
    The BMP-3s which are producing for for Iraq were seen at Kurganmashzavod, located at the JSC Military Industrial Complex in Kurgan, Russia. Sand-colored camouflage-painted vehicles were seen during a Russian delegation's visit to Kurganmashzavod. In the statement made to the authorities, it is stated that the vehicles are producing for Iraq. It is also among the issues in the defense cabinets that Iraq will take delivery of BMP-3, which has app...
  • Russia Stated Wepon Deliveries
    Russia Stated Wepon Deliveries July 26 2018
    Russian Deputy Defence Alexey Krivoruchko has made a statement about the Russian Armed Forces. In the explanation,some information given about Russian Armed Forces' weapon acceptences in the secon quarter of 2018. According to the explanation, Russia received 62 new and 70 overhauled main battle tanks and armored fighting vehicles during the period mentioned. 537 new and 214 overhauled automotive vehicles, 937 communications systems, 218 surface air missiles and over 3...
  • Centauro II on the Way
    Centauro II on the Way July 25 2018
    Italy has decided to procure Centauro II. Italian Army, ordered 10 Centauro II from Iveco Defence Systems and the Oto Melara Consortium (CIO). Italian Army plans to procure a total of 136 Centauro II. Nuova Blindo Centauro is the name of first tranche of the platform, which is a more advanced version of Centauro I. Vehicles will take place of their predecessors. The Centauro II, which has been developed as a tank destroyer, is equipped with a 120 mm 45 caliber smoothbore g...
  • Last Dutch Boxer Produced
    Last Dutch Boxer Produced July 25 2018
    The last Boxer produced for the Netherlands put out from production line. Vehicles manufactured in Rheinmetall MAN Military's Netherlands production line and these vehicles were ordered in 2013. It was announced that it was the last Boxer which is coming out of the production line is cargo variant. The first Boxer produced on this line was the driver training vehicle and entered service in 2014. Boxer vehicles, made of hardened steel and providing high protection ...
  • Iran to produce 800 MBT
    Iran to produce 800 MBT July 22 2018
    The Iranian military will receive up to 800 new and upgraded main battle tanks in the coming years. Defence ministry plans to upgrade and produce around 50 – 60 tanks annually at its production facility in Dorud. The tanks to be built will be most likely the Karrar (Striker) and the Zolfaghar. The Karrar is an indigenous combat vehicle developed in-house by Iran's Defence Industries Organisation (DIO) and was announced on 12 March 2017. It has three crew (Gunner, Commander and Drive...
  • New IFV to Russian Armed Forces
    New IFV to Russian Armed Forces July 18 2018
    Russian Armed Forces is preparing to take delivery of Kurganets-25 infantry fightin vehicles. The first Kurganets-25 will be delivered to the Russian Armed Forces in 2019. In the statement made about the vehicles, it was stated that JSC Kurganmashzavod signed an agreement for low rate initial production of the  these vehicles. Russian Armed Forces will be subjected to extensive testing for adaptation after deliveries. The Kurganets-25 was developed to take the pl...
  • 11th FNSS Plastic Battle Armor Modeling Show
    11th FNSS Plastic Battle Armor Modeling Show July 18 2018
    FNSS Plastic Battle Armor Modelling Show will be held on September 8-9, 2018. In the show that become FNSS' tradition, many modelers will show their talents. Plastic Battle Armor Modelling Show will be held at FNSS facilities which located Golbasi / Ankara. Model enthusiasts around Turkey will also meet with the masters. Detailed information about the contest is available at www.fnss.com and on the Plastic Battle Armor Modeling Show Facebook page.
  • PASARS-16 Terminator on the Range
    PASARS-16 Terminator on the Range July 16 2018
    The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Serbia has released new images from the tests of the new PASARS-16 short-range air defense system. The PASARS-16 Terminator, which carried out live ammunition firing tests in the exercise held by the 98th Air Brigade in Serbia's Air and Air Defence Force, completed its initial tests. The PASARS-16 Terminator consists of 6x6 FAP 2026 military truck with integrated Bofors 40 mm in the armored cabinet. The system requires tw...