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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • BMP-1P is More Powerful
    BMP-1P is More Powerful October 9 2019
    TechImpex touched the BMP-1, which was used extensively by the Communist Iron Curtain and African countries of the Cold War. The company has modernized a BMP-1 in Ukrainian inventory with its own resources.  Improvement made mainly on the firepower of the vehicle. The turret which has a 73 mm 2A28 Grom recoilles rifle main gun was replaced with new one-man turret which armed with 30 mm 2A72 auto cannon, a 7.62 mm PKT machine gun and a 30 mm KBA-17 grenade launcher. Vehicle'...
  • China Continues to Support Cambodia
    China Continues to Support Cambodia September 12 2019
    In order to support the Cambodian government and strengthen the friendship between the two countries, China has donated the Shaanxi Baoji Tiger 4x4 light armoured vehicles to the Royal Cambodian Army (RCA). The armoured vehicles can be armed with the heavy machine gun, or an automatic grenade launcher, and can carry a crew of 2 and up to 9 passengers. The Tiger is powered by a Cummins diesel engine. Relations between Cambodia and China gained momentum after the two countries establi...
  • New Combat Outfit for Soldiers
    New Combat Outfit for Soldiers August 16 2019
    Russian soldiers will be protected with new combat outfit. About 2,000 servicemen of the Central Military District deployed in the Samara and Orenburg regions have received a new Ratnik combat gear. The Ratnik is part of a project designed to improve the capability of each individual soldier on the battlefield.   The Ratnik gear is a system of modern protective and communication devices, weapons and ammunition. It consists of a helmet, a body armour; a one-piece cover...
  • Next Gen 40mm Grenade for US Army July 1 2019
      The US Army signed a contract worth US $ 8.3 million to supply the next generation 40mm rounds for use with MK 19 grenade launcher. Cartridges are expected to be completed on 27 June 2025. The cartridge will provide the war fighter with the ability to achieve the required lethal effects against enemy personnel in the open, coupled with the capability to defeat personnel targets in defilade positions. Additionally, the XM1176 will be able to defeat unarmoured and lig...
  • Double Support to the Navy
    Double Support to the Navy June 21 2019
      The Philippine Navy (PN) commissioned two Leonardo AW159 Lynx Wildcat helicopters and four Korean Amphibious Assault Vehicles (KAAVs) in a ceremony held on 17 June at the Naval Base Heracleo Alano in Cavite City. The AW159s as part of a USD 101 million contract signed with Leonardo in 2016, feature anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities. The rotorcraft are expected to be deployed from the PN's two José Rizal-class frigates. The first of these frigates ...
  • Sarp Is Safer
    Sarp Is Safer May 2 2019
    ASELSAN's Sarp remote controlled weapon system (UKSS), will provide higher safety to the personnel. The new model, called Sarp Zafer, is on display at IDEF'19. Sarp can be integrated into many vehicles ranging from tactical wheeled armoured vehicles to heavier platforms. It has a widespread use within the Turkish Armed Forces and Turkish law enforcement units. Its new model is displayed on ASELSAN stand. The device is equipped with a sniper detection syst...
  • Modernised Cida and Yatağan
    Modernised Cida and Yatağan May 2 2019
    At IDEF'19, Roketsan exhibits many new products. These products include two ammunition, Cida and Yatağan. The missiles were developed for urban warfare. Yatağan is named after a type of sword while Cida is named after a type of spear. The systems were designed for environments where high impact sensitivity is of great importance. They stand out with their low weight and small size. The design phase of Cida, whose project was launched two years ago, ...
  • ROKETSAN Full of Surprises
    ROKETSAN Full of Surprises April 30 2019
    ROKETSAN has announced one surprise after another during IDEF’19. The final tests of the surface-to-surface anti-ship missile Atmaca, which was designed and developed for the requirements of the naval forces, have been completed recently. Atmaca successfully hit a target at a range of roughly 200 km. Although it is similar to the Harpoon missile in terms of its place of use and shape, the autonomous missile with low radar signature offers many advantages including communication and spee...
  • 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 ...
  • TOS-1 in the Arabian Peninsula
    TOS-1 in the Arabian Peninsula April 12 2019
    Saudi Arabia, which procures weapons from both the West and the East, added another one to its purchases. In an image published on social media, it was seen that TOS-1A MBRL systems were delivered to the country. During visit of Moscow of King Selman bin Abdulaziz in 2017, two countries inked an agreement for procurement Russian made weapons. In addition to TOS-1A’s AGS-30 grenade launchers and Kornet EM missiles might be included in the agreement. In addition, the Riyadh admi...
  • Extra Strength to Russian Soldier: Exoskeleton
    Extra Strength to Russian Soldier: Exoskeleton January 27 2019
    Russian media has released photos of an advanced military exoskeleton, designed to help soldiers carry heavy equipment. According to images published by RIA Novosti news agency, the equipment is designed for army engineers and sappers but may be used by other troops as well. The exoskeleton helps soldiers to carry heavy objects as it protects their joints and spine, effectively absorbing most of the weight, the designers say. After field testing, the exoskeleton ...
  • Vehicle Donation to Mali
    Vehicle Donation to Mali January 2 2019
    The Qatar Ministry of Defence announced that Qatar has donated an armoured vehicle to Mali. A total of 24 Storm armoured personnel carriers were delivered to Mali for support to security operations. According to the statement, the vehicles were transported to Mali with the C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft. Developed through the Toyota Land Cruiser 79 series vehicle chassis, Storm is driven by a 195 horsepower 4.5 liter V8 turbo diesel engine. Vehicle’s armour can resist...
  • Morocco to Acquire Abrams Tank
    Morocco to Acquire Abrams Tank December 4 2018
    The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Morocco of enhancements to 162 Abrams tanks for an estimated cost of $1.259 billion.  The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on November 28, 2018. The Government of Morocco has requested to purchase enhancements to 162 Abrams tanks procured through the Excess Defence Article (EDA) program to one of the following variants:  ...
  • New Agreement for KA4M1 October 26 2018
      Lithuania has decided to purchase the new batch of G36 rifles. Earlier, the Lithuanian Ministry of Defence, procured the G36 assault rifle, placed a new order of US $ 12 million to Heckler & Koch.   The new batch rifles will have a new buttstock, a handguard and a better Picatinny rail. The G36 rifles will be delivered with the HK269 40 mm grenade launcher. In a statement from Heckler & Koch, Lithuanian Army will use rifles under the designati...
  • SAHA EXPO Fair News October 7 2018
    FİGES’ Export Solution of MİLMAST Ata Arms’ New Grenade Launcher Special Bar by Menatek
  • Latest Version of BREN 2 BR
    Latest Version of BREN 2 BR October 2 2018
    Czech weapon manufacturer Česká zbrojovka (CZ), introduced the latest version of BREN 2 BR, a version of the BREN 2 rifle, which was adapted to the 7.62x51mm NATO ammunition. BREN 2BR was developed as an alternative to FN Herstal SCAR-H, AK-308, Beretta ARX-200 and other 7,62x51mm NATO ammunition firearms. The barrel of the rifle, whose weight is not yet disclosed, is 407 mm long. The total length of the platform is between 925 and 995 millimeters. Equipped with MIL-STD-...
  • Russia’s Uran-9 to be upgraded September 24 2018
    Russia is upgrading the Uran-9 unmanned ground vehicle (UGV).  The baseline Uran-9 UGV was unveiled in December 2015 and it will be updated based on operational experience in Syria. Speaking to the Jane’s, “The [vehicle] has been tested in Syria and demonstrated high performance in an operational environment, an industry source said.” The source claimed, noting that industry is now working to increase the Uran-9’s range, response time, and data band...
  • 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...
  • ZAHA Shows It's Face
    ZAHA Shows It's Face June 28 2018
    During the session held during 9th Defence Technologies Congress at METU, ZAHA's last version has presented for the first time. Burak Sağ, who made a presentation on behalf of the FNSS within the scope of the session, shared an image of ZAHA, one of the projects of the company, unveiled the lasets pictures of platform. The Armored Amphibious Assault Vehicles (Zırhlı Amfibi Hücum Araçları / ZAHA) Project, which has been supplied by the Undersecretariat of Defence...
  • Ata Arms Introduced First Defence Industry Products
    Ata Arms Introduced First Defence Industry Products June 13 2018
    Ata Arms is transferring its experience in shotguns to the defence industry. The company demonstrated two products developed in this regard at 2018 Eurosatory Fair. The first of these products is ASR308 sniper rifle, which is equipped with a two-stage trigger with adjustable pull force. The platform, which has a 61 centimetre barrel length and can fire 7.62x51 NATO cartridge, has a 5-rounds magazine. The platform, which is a three-position safety system, is equipped with a Picatinny rail...
  • New BMP on the Way
    New BMP on the Way May 27 2018
    Ukraine-based Ukroboronprom introduced a new generation armored vehicle. Infantry fighting vehicle developed by the Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau was introduced under the name BMP-u. The design documentation and prototype production of the BMP-U, which is developed to replace aging BMP-1 and BMP-2 armored vehicles, is scheduled for completion in 2019. The BMP-U was developed for the transport of land troops and for providing fire support to the troops. The...
  • Russia Increases Number of Project 21980 Boats
    Russia Increases Number of Project 21980 Boats May 17 2018
    Russia held a keel laying ceremony at Vympel Shipyard on 15 May for its Navy's first of four new Project 21980 (Grachonok-class) anti-terror vessels. The vessels are being constructed under a 2017 contract. Vympel Shipyard aims to deliver all four boats in 2019 which are to serve in the Black Sea. After entering service, the vessels will bring the number of the Navy's Grachonok-class platforms to 20. The 31-meter boats are equipped wit...
  • The US' New Smoke Grenade Will Obscure IR Detection
    The US' New Smoke Grenade Will Obscure IR Detection March 20 2018
    The US Army is working on developing a new kind of smoke that obscures both visible and IR detection. In parallel of the advancement of sensors beyond the visible region, the new smoke grenades will provide invisibility to the soldiers in both visual and IR spectrums and will contain fewer amounts of toxic material compared to conventional smoke grenades. Zach Zander, a researcher at the US Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center said the traditional army smoke gren...
  • BMP-2M Deliveries has Begun
    BMP-2M Deliveries has Begun February 1 2018
    Russia has begun to take delivery modernized BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles. Vehicle’s fire control systems are renewed and fire power is increased. Vehicles are deployed in the Orenburg Region. Modernized BMP-2M’s with B05S011 (Berezhok) guided weapon system will replace aging BMP-1 and BMP-2’s. Vehicle is equipped with two twin 9M133 Kornet (NATO Code: AT-14 Spriggan) missiles. Vehicle also features 30 mm 2A42 gun, AG-30 automatic grenade launcher and 7,62 mm P...
  • Panther Paw for Austria
    Panther Paw for Austria January 25 2018
    Austria purchased the WS4 Panther remote controlled weapons system (RCWS). According to an official from the Austrian Ministry of Defense, the system is now under integration work at the Logistics Center of the Austrian Army. The integration program is scheduled for completion in 2019. Elbit made Panther is a third generation RCWS. It can be integrated into sea or land platforms. The platform offers precision accuracy and can be used with guns 7.62 millimeters and 12.7 mil...
  • Deliveries to Ukraine Completed
    Deliveries to Ukraine Completed January 4 2018
    Kyiv Armored Plant, a part of the State Concern "UkrOboronProm", delivered more than 50 new BTR-3As as well as repaired T-72 and other armoured vehicles to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard and other law enforcement agencies. Having passed all factory and acceptance tests, BTR-3DA is equipped with a combat module "Sturm-M" with a 30-mm automatic gun ZTM-1 with firing rate 330 rounds per minute, a 7.62-mm machine gu...
  • 'RGW 90' Delivery To German Forces
    'RGW 90' Delivery To German Forces October 9 2017
    The German Army has received the anti-armour Recoilles Grenade Weapon 90 (RGW 90) from Dynamit Nobel Dynamics (DND) in September. The 90 mm shoulder-fired weapon has a range of 20-1,200 metres and an accuracy close to a hundred percent at 300-600 m. Developed  on the initiative of the German Army's Special Forces Command and Navy Specialised Deployment Forces, RGW 90 will also be delivered to other services as well. 
  • Saudi Arabia Signs S-400 Deal
    Saudi Arabia Signs S-400 Deal October 6 2017
    Based on the agreement reached between the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Government of the Russian Federation on the procurement of several armament systems, Saudi Arabia signed purchase contracts for the S-400 air defense system, the Kornet-EM anti-tank guided missiles, the TOS-1A thermobaric multiple rocket launcher, the AGS-30 automatic grenade launchers and  the Kalashnikov AK-103 assault rifles. Saudi Arabian Military Industries...
  • Otokar Will Exhibit Key Products In London
    Otokar Will Exhibit Key Products In London September 12 2017
    Turkish defence company Otokar will participate the defence and security fair to be held in London between 12-15 September. Otokar will exhibit its own design armoured vehicle ARMA 8x8 and UCOK turret system at DSEI 2017 fair. ARMA 8x8, a modular multi-wheeled vehicle with superior tactical and technical features, is available in various types of configurations such as Personnel Carrier, Infantry Fighting Vehicle, Fire Support Vehicle, Mortar Carrier, Short and Medium Rang...
  • New Weapon System for "Ejder Yalçın III"
    New Weapon System for "Ejder Yalçın III" May 11 2017
    ASELSAN and Nurol Makina are signing a cooperation agreement at IDEF 2017. Under the agreement, ASELSAN's SARP Stabilized Advanced Remote Weapon Platform will be integrated onto Nurol Makina's Ejder Yalcin III tactical wheeled armored combat vehicles. The signing ceremony will be held today at Nurol Makina's stand. Ejder Yalcin offers special solutions to the different operational requirements of users with customizations such as Border Surveillance a...
  • Dual Protection by ASELSAN: SARP-DUAL
    Dual Protection by ASELSAN: SARP-DUAL May 9 2017
    One of the notable products in IDEF 2017 was ASELSAN's SARP-DUAL Stabilized Advanced Remote Weapon System. SARP-DUAL can be integrated to tactical vehicles for mobile applications against asymmetric threats or it can be used as a stationary weapon system. SARP-DUAL is an extension of the existing SARP system. 7,62mm machine gun, 12,7mm machine gun or 40mm automatic grenade launcher can be integrated to it as a main gun, whereas 7,62mm machine gun can also be integrated to i...
  • ROKETSAN Will Bring Its Armor Solutions to IDEF'17
    ROKETSAN Will Bring Its Armor Solutions to IDEF'17 April 26 2017
    Having developed, manufactured and successfully completed the qualification of the armour system for the ALTAY main battle tank, Turkish defence company ROKETSAN will be exhibiting its Explosive Reactive Armour (ERA) System. ROKETSAN’s ERA system solution provides protection against anti-tank ammunition with the tandem warhead while minimising collateral damage. Applicable to various armoured vehicles, the system makes dismantling and renewal processes easier with its modular ...
  • Infrared-based Threat Warning System by Two Defence Giants
    Infrared-based Threat Warning System by Two Defence Giants April 20 2017
    BAE Systems and Leonardo DRS have made a joint agreement to develop an infrared-based threat warning system for the US Army's helicopters and other aviation platforms, according to BAE Systems statement. An advanced and accurate sensor developed by Leonardo DRS will be integrated to BAE Systems’ Common Missile Warning System (CMWS), which is currently installed on all US Army helicopters and fixed wing aircraft, to improve its detection and warning capabilities. ...
  • Indigenous AK-47 to Indian Police
    Indigenous AK-47 to Indian Police March 21 2017
    Indian Police forces placed an order for 7.62 x 39 mm Assault Rifle developed by Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli, which can be described as an indigenous version of legendary Russian AK-47. General Manager of the company, G. Sundara Moorthy, said the rifle was on par with advanced AK-47 rifles in performance and reliability, and they were expecting more further orders from orther armed forces following Chhattisgarh Police's procurement. <...
  • 3D Grenade Launcher: RAMBO
    3D Grenade Launcher: RAMBO March 14 2017
    The US Army has successfully tested a 3D printed M203A1 grenade launcher for the first time. Designated as Rapid Additively Manufactured Ballistics Ordnance (RAMBO), every component of the M203A1 grenade launcher, except the springs and fasteners, was created using the latest 3D printing technology. The barrel and receiver were made of aluminum using direct metal laser sintering and The trigger and firing pin were printed in 4340 steel. Reportedly, the 3D weapon has been test fired ...
  • Extra Protection to Abrams
    Extra Protection to Abrams March 9 2017
    The US Army's 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment assigned to Germany in support of Atlantic Resolve began installing reactive armor to its M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks on 28 February. The Abrams Reactive Armor Tiles (ARATs) are placed on both sides of the hull and turret in order to add extra layers of protection and prevent penetration by various weapon systems, such as rocket-propelled grenades.
  • Japan Unveiled Its 8x8
    Japan Unveiled Its 8x8 January 14 2017
    Japan demonstrated its armored vehicle production capabilities with  Komatsu Limited's 8x8 personnel carrier. Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF) expects the vehicle to replace current Type 96s. The vehicle is armed with a .50 calibre M-2HN machine gun and 40 mm grenade launcher. Weighing approximately 20 tonnes, 8,4 meter-long vehicle is able to carry 11 troops. Japan spent $41 million for development of this vehicle. The trials will continue until 2019. There has been n...
  • US Navy Prepares to Take Delivery of DDG 115
    US Navy Prepares to Take Delivery of DDG 115 January 8 2017
    General Dynamics announced on Jan 4th that Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) returned to the Bath Iron Works shipyard Dec. 16 after successfully completing a nearly week-long series of demonstrations for Navy reviewers. Based on the performance during the sea trials, the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey recommended DDG 115 join the U.S. Navy fleet. DDG 115 is the first Arleigh Burke-class destroyer built by Bath Iron Works after a four-year break in the Navy’s DDG 51 pr...