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  • H&K Lost at home due to Price Tag
    H&K Lost at home due to Price Tag 9 October 2020
      German armed forces Bundeswehr selected C.G. Haenel’s MK556 to replace Heckler & Koch’s G36 rifle. The total deal is around 245 million euros to acquire some 120,000 new firearms. A new report from Businessinsider.de offers detail from a classified procurement report on the trials. The report suggests that Haenel bid around 152 million Euros (including 19% VAT) for the initial delivery of 18,700 rifles. While Heckler & Koch offered their rifle fo...
  • Heckler & Koch in Greece for The New Rifle
    Heckler & Koch in Greece for The New Rifle 29 September 2020
      German company Heckler & Koch visited Greece to present the rifles it proposes for the new rifle on September 16th. It presented the HK416 5.56 × 45, the HK417 7.62 × 51 and the HK433 5.56 × 45. The HK416 was developed by H&K on request and in collaboration with Delta Force, with the aim of replacing the M4. HK416F replaced the French rifle FAMAS. The German army recently selected the Haenel Mk556 as its new infantry rifle, but its special units, the...
  • India to Import Assault Rifle
    India to Import Assault Rifle 28 September 2020
    India will import US$ 105 million worth of assault rifles. The rifles, which will be purchased from SIG SAUER, came up at a time of heightened tensions between India and China. In early 2020, India announced that it was trying to buy 72,000 SIG716 assault rifles from the United States. New Delhi has previously purchased 72,400 SIG716G2 rifles from SIG SAUER; 10,000 units of weapons reached India in December 2019. New SiG716 rifles to replace existing INSAS in Indian Army.<...
  • Western In, Russian Out
    Western In, Russian Out 4 August 2020
    The winds of change continue in Ukraine, which has an army and defence industry infrastructure inherited from the Soviet Union. Kyiv had started to work on its regeneration to meet the military's modern battlefield requirements. In this context, the process progressing which initiated for the replacing of the Soviet school infantry rifles in the inventory. New UAR-15 was delivered to the 10th Separate Rapid Response Detachment (Dozor) within the program. The ...
  • Assault Rifle Delivery
    Assault Rifle Delivery 23 July 2020
    Infantry rifles, which provided an absolute superiority to the armies when they were first used, and whose main explosion was accompanied by the Industrial Revolution, continue to develop with advancing technology. Estonia, one of the smallest members of NATO, continues its defence system procurement projects. In the process, which was started in order to renew the army of the country and to meet the requirements of the modern battlefield, the first batch of 1,500 assault rifles&nbs...
  • Additional Assault Rifle Announcement
    Additional Assault Rifle Announcement 19 July 2020
    Continuing its development and change since its first appearance in history, infantry rifles remain important for the armies. Australia continues its procurement activities, which starts replacing programs to modernize the army and expand its capabilities. According to Canberra's statement, the Australian Army will acquire 8,500 additional F88 (EF88) assault rifles. It is stated that the weapons will be distributed mainly to the 2nd Division, which is affiliated to the...
  • Armenia Established Rifle Production Line
    Armenia Established Rifle Production Line 17 July 2020
    During the tension between Azerbaijan and Armenia, Yerevan took a step out of sight. Armenia, whose defence infrastructure is mostly dependent on Russia, continues its defence investments. The factory, called Neuron GAM Facility, started operations in Kotayk near the capital Yerevan. AK-103 assault rifles are being manufactured in the facility, which was visited by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Defense Minister David Tonoyan and Minister of High-Tech Hakob Arshakyan on July 7...
  • Greek Domestic Assault Rifle
    Greek Domestic Assault Rifle 7 July 2020
    Despite the economic problems, Greece, which does not refrain from its armament activities, has taken action to manufacture domestic assault rifles with local opportunities. AOR Design Team introduced the new infantry rifle design to the personnel of different ranks from the Hellenic Army General Staff. It was stated that the design activities started in September 2019 and the studies completed in March 2020, while the presentation was delayed due to the worldwide eff...
  • Compact Sniper System
    Compact Sniper System 5 July 2020
    Sniper rifles are evolving day by day, in parallel with the developing technology, so that they can shoot more precisely at longer range. In the light of advances in weapon systems, modern battlefield requirements and the new concepts and doctrines that created, the US Army continues its weapons procurement processes. In this context, the 3rd Infantry Division, which was affiliated to the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, received the new generation semi-automatic sniper weapons...
  • New Assault Rifle Selection
    New Assault Rifle Selection 19 June 2020
    Thanks to the developing materials and machining technologies, infantry rifles offer high firepower precisely in portable dimensions to a single soldier. DAPA (Defence Acquisition Program Administration), the defence procurement arm of the Republic of Korea, announced that DSAR-15PCs were selected as part of the Special Warfare Command requirement. Under the $ 3.1 million program, the short-barreled CQB (Close Quarter Battle) model of weapons will be procured. The number o...
  • Domestic Holografic Sight and Flip-Up Magnifier to Domestic Rifle
    Domestic Holografic Sight and Flip-Up Magnifier to Domestic Rifle 31 May 2020
    The Turkish Armed Forces continues its efforts for a more modern and capable structure by modernizing its inventory of domestic weapons and equipment. As part of the efforts to equip the armed forces with domestic and modern equipment, Fotoniks delivered holographic sight and 3x flip-up magnifier to the PResidency of Defence Industries. The Presidency announced the news from its official social media accounts with "The deliveries of holographic sight and 3x magnifier&...
  • New Assault Rifle
    New Assault Rifle 20 May 2020
    Japan, which has been arming rapidly in recent times due to the increasing threat factors in the region and the need for modernization of the army, introduced its new assault rifle. Developed to replace 5.56x45mm Type 89 rifles in the inventory, Type 20 uses the same caliber ammunition. Rifles are the first system that Japan will procure as standard infantry rifles in 31 years since 1989, when the Type 89's were put in inventory. New weapons are more resistant to water and ...
  • New Sniper Rifle
    New Sniper Rifle 15 May 2020
    Sniper rifles are one of the most important weapons needed by every regular or irregular element with the possibility of precise shooting at long range. The Canadian Army took action to replace the C8 sniper rifles in the Army inventory. The new weapon was announced as the C20, according to a Canadian military official. The C20s designed by Colt Canada were developed in line with the needs of the Canadian Army. Weapon was selected within the scope of "Sniper...
  • AK-47 Step of Turkish MKEK
    AK-47 Step of Turkish MKEK 10 May 2020
    Supply and demand equilibrium in the defense sector changes day by day in line with the shifting of different requirements. Changing requirements in the local market encourage the manufacturer to make new investments. In this framework, the Makina ve Kimya Endüstrisi Kurumu (MKEK / Machinery and Chemical Industry Instution) establish the new production line at the Gazi Cartridge Factory. According to the news of Anadolu Agency, the new line was created with ...
  • Anti-Drone Rounds of Sterling
    Anti-Drone Rounds of Sterling 6 May 2020
    Fatih Altunbaş, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Turaç, which operates in the ammunition production area and also has the Sterling brand, has been a guest of live broadcast on the official Instagram account of C4Defence. Altunbaş made statements about the company's anti-drone ammunition. Turaç has developed 12 caliber anti-drone rounds on demand for ammunition that can be used with a lower budget by considering the high costs of electronic warfare anti-dr...
  • Two Major Contracts Soon
    Two Major Contracts Soon 3 May 2020
    The equipment and armament investments of the army are continued by adapting to suddenly changing conditions with the domestic ventures. Poland, which has an important defence industry infrastructure, continues to meet the equipment needs of the army with domestic facilities despite the COVID-19 conditions. According to the announcement from official Twitter account of the Polish Minister of National Defense Mariusz Błaszczak, two important procurement agreements are close...
  • NATO User of National Infantry Rifle
    NATO User of National Infantry Rifle 27 April 2020
    Turkey continues its military and medical material support to the friendly and allied countries despite the epidemic. The Ministry of National Defence has signed a protocol with NATO ally Albania. In this context, 30 MPT-55 and MPT-76 infantry rifles will be donated to the Republic of Albania. Ministry announced the agreement from official social media accounts. Ministry said, "The Ministry of National Defence signed protocol for 30 MPT-55 and MPT-76 type light i...
  • Replacement for G3 Rifles
    Replacement for G3 Rifles 13 April 2020
    Greece, where neither the economic crisis nor the epidemic could prevent the arms supply processes, has launched a new program. Greece has started to seek for replacing the legendary G3 infantry rifles that are at the end of their life. It is aimed to manufacture the weapons in Greece, which procured in Greece during the Process, which the total cost of which is estimated to be approximately 400 million Euros. In addition to meeting the requirement of the army, it is state...
  • VPK-Ural Order from Unknown Customer
    VPK-Ural Order from Unknown Customer 12 March 2020
    Movements in the armoured land vehicle sector does not decrease despite the crises. According to the statement made by Russia, Moscow-based company VPK has achieved export success in its new vehicles. The name of the country that placed the order for the VPK-Ural platform, which still in initial tests, is disclosed. It is stated that the number of personnel carried in vehicles to be delivered in line with the request of the user will be reduced to eight. VPK-Ural...
  • Domestic Weapons of Turkey at Operation Spring Shield: Part-1 Small Arms
    Domestic Weapons of Turkey at Operation Spring Shield: Part-1 Small Arms 5 March 2020
    The use of domestic weapons in Operation Spring Shield is a success story for the Turkish defence industry. However, this situation has a different meaning. Turkish Armed Forces (Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri / TSK) used foreign weapons for many years in the Internal Security Operation. Turkey, which provided feedback about materials to manufacturers and has played an important role in the product development process with continuous feedback. For this reason, the fact that ...
  • New Machine Gun is "Safe"
    New Machine Gun is "Safe" 27 January 2020
    Sig Sauer left behind an important step in their work to fill the gap between machine guns using 7.62x51mm NATO and 12.7x99mm BMG ammunition. The new system, called the MG 338, completed safety certification tests and entered the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) inventory. "This safety certification was achieved after the extraordinary performance of the entire MG 338 system with the challenges of the comprehensive functionality, durability and safety tests laid out...
  • Replecement Time to Beretta 92 of France
    Replecement Time to Beretta 92 of France 16 January 2020
    France continues the replacing process of firearms with pistols. In 2017, the Paris government began replacing FAMAS with HK416F infantry rifles and now, launched a procurement process for the armed force's pistols. Beretta 92FS pistols, which have been in service with the name PAMAS G1 for about 30 years, will be replaced by Glock 17 Gen 5s. The French Army will procure 74,559 Glock 17 in the first phase. The total cost of weapons which expected to be delive...
  • Zigana to Pass by Kuwait
    Zigana to Pass by Kuwait 10 December 2019
    Trabzon Silah Sanayii (TİSAŞ) products are exhibited at The Gulf Defence & Aerospace Exhibition (GDA) held in Kuwait. TİSAŞ officials who opened a stand in GDA pointed out that the company has achieved many firsts in the sector with its technical infrastructure and quarter-century experience. Underlining that they have exported to more than 50 countries, TİSAŞ aims to increase its market share in the developing defence industry and to become a brand in the world with its quality. The comp...
  • Firearm to Estonia from the USA 4 July 2019
      The Estonian Centre for Defence Investment and US company Lewis Machine & Tool signed a contract to procurement the Estonian Defence Forces with a new standard rifle announced on its The Estonian Ministry of Defence said Estonia would initially acquire 16,000 customised automatic rifles, plus accessories. The first weapons are scheduled to arrive in Estonia at the beginning of 2020 for the EDF's Scouts Battalion. This will be followed by deliveries to the 1s...
  • NASA Needs Rifles
    NASA Needs Rifles 1 July 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 ...
  • Ammunition Capability Demo 2019 26 April 2019
    The Ammunition Capability Demonstration organised by Rheinmetall Denel Munition at the Dunes Overberg Test Range, close to Arniston in the Cape Town area, included some 800 participants and two half days of firing with ammunition ranging from small arms to artillery and aircraft bombs. It was the third time the joint venture between the German defence champion Rheinmetall and Denel of South Africa, established on September 1, 2008, organised such an event. The ACD takes place every ...
  • Italian Rifle Production in Romania
    Italian Rifle Production in Romania 3 April 2019
      Italy-based arms manufacturer Beretta signed an arms production agreement with the Romanian company's Plopeni Mechanic Plant (Societatea Uzina Mecanica Plopeni), a subsidiary of Romanian state defence association Romarm. Thus, Romania has gained the ability to produce ARX-160 infantry rifles. According to Romanian Economy Minister Niculae Badalau, the ARX-160 and another rifle will be produced in Romania. The minister, who announced that a joint subsidiary will ...
  • India Begins AK203 Production
    India Begins AK203 Production 15 March 2019
    Indian PM Narendra Modi opened a plant for production of 200-series Kalashnikov assault rifles, in Corva, Uttar Pradesh. The founders of the JV Indo-Russian Rifles Private Limited for production of Kalashnikov assault rifles in India are India’s Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and Russia’s Rosoboronexport and Kalashnikov Group parented by Rostec. The 200-series Kalashnikovs were unveiled abroad in 2019. The weapons made their debut at IDEX 2019 in the UAE and Aero...
  • Advanced ShAK-12 Assault Rifles is Underway
    Advanced ShAK-12 Assault Rifles is Underway 14 December 2018
    The equipment of the Russian law enforcement with the advanced ShAK-12 assault rifles, is underway, Yury Amelin, the representative of the Russian TsKIB SOO small arms design bureau, told Sputnik. "The deliveries to the law enforcement are underway. ShAK is rather peculiar equipment, it is not designed for mass use even inside special ops units. We receive orders, we implement them under the state defence procurement program but [the assault rifles] were not intended to be manu...
  • New Agreement for KA4M1 26 October 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...
  • Germany's Assault Rifles Fail Bundeswehr Tests 17 October 2018
    As Bundeswehr's standard gun, the G36 rifle, will be phased out soon. The German army's efforts to acquire a new standard automatic weapon have been delayed as gun manufacturers failed to provide suitable bids.According to the procurement office, the comparative tests in the following seven months revealed that none of the guns presented by the various weapons manufacturers fulfilled the "individual mandatory requirements." Gun manufacturers now have until Feb...
  • Alternative Solution from Turaç
    Alternative Solution from Turaç 4 October 2018
    Joining the Border Security and Military Radars Summit, Turaç Company exhibited non-lethal munition solutions. The event that was organized for the first time focused on finding solutions to border violations and on the course of action during these violations. Turac, which has a wide range of products for light weapons ammunition, has included ammunition types that can be used to intervene in illegal border crossing. Company products are widely used in Turkish and globally b...
  • Russia Is Arming Underwater Drones With Assault Rifles 25 August 2018
    Russian arms maker Rostec claims to have developed the first underwater drone to be armed with an assault rifle.  Rostec, has introduced an underwater drone capable of carrying explosives and small arms. "The drone is fitted with an underwater assault rifle. It has undergone sea trials," Rostec, told Sputnik News at the International Military Technical Forum "Army 2018." "Full-fledged trials will begin closer to the start of winter. It is a un...
  • Rheinmetall Equipment to German Rifles
    Rheinmetall Equipment to German Rifles 6 July 2018
    Germany will supply laser markers for infantry rifles. Bundeswehr's Equipment, Information Technology and Support Unit has signed an agreement with Rheinmetall for supply of EUR 5 million. Under the agreement, 1745 rifle mounted laser marking kits will be delivered to special forces. Delivery is expected to be completed by 2019. The Variable Tactical Aiming Module (VTAL), which will be delivered by Germany, has a watertight metal body. Equipped with MIL-STD 1913 / STAN...
  • Defence Day in YTU
    Defence Day in YTU 3 May 2018
    The Defence Industry Days, held at Yıldız Technical University, started on May 2. Turkey's Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corps' (MKEK) MPT-55 and MPT-76 rifles exhibited on the first day of the event in the context of the Land Systems Panel with the participation of MKEK, BMC and ASELSAN. On the second day of the event, HB Strategy co-founder Haluk Bulucu and ASELSAN gave presentations. Today's panels are as follows; UAV Technologies, National Combat Aircraft, In...
  • 15,000 Rifles for USMC
    15,000 Rifles for USMC 1 May 2018
    The US Marine Corps (USMC) has ordered 15,000 Heckler and Koch M27 Infantry Automatic Rifles under a $29,4 million contract. The deliveries are expected to be completed by 30 April 2023. 
  • Effectiveness of MPT-55 Increasing
    Effectiveness of MPT-55 Increasing 25 April 2018
    The Machinery and Chemical Institution Institute (MKEK) develops 5,56 milimeters ammunition for the National Infantry Rifle (Milli Piyade Tüfeği) MPT-55. In accordance with the information obtained from C4Defence, polimer tip is added to bullet with the demand from the Turkish Land Forces Command. The results of the test with new bullets were presented to the Turkish Land Forces Command. The MPT-55, which was lighter than the MPT-76 with 5.56-caliber ammunition, prefe...
  • License-built AK-103 Production in India
    License-built AK-103 Production in India 18 April 2018
    India plans to license-built upgraded Kalashnikov AK-103 7.62x51 mm assault rifles for the Indian Army. Indian Army wants to acquire up to 768 thousand rifles. Russian and Indian officials will begin talks regarding the acquisition to be made under "Make in India" initiative.
  • MKEK Ready to Complete MPT-76 Delivery
    MKEK Ready to Complete MPT-76 Delivery 30 March 2018
    It was learned that 13 thousand 500 7,62 mm National Infantry Rifles (MPT-76) produced by Mechanical and Chemical Industry Company (MKEK) were delivered to Turkish Armed Forces. According to the information provided by C4Defence, MKEK's contract covers production of 20 thousand rifles and the company plans to deliver remaining 6,500 rifles by May at the latest depending on the service’s demand. Thus, MKEK will complete its delivery program before reaching the second half of 2018.
  • US-Turkey Negotiations on Patriot Continue
    US-Turkey Negotiations on Patriot Continue 23 March 2018
    Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Hami Aksoy said that the talks with the US on the acquisition of Patriot system are continuing. Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu told a newspaper during his visit to Germany that due to concerns of the Congress, they faced difficulty buying even simple rifles from the US and if the US administration gives assurance that Congress will approve it, they would purchase the Patriot systems. With this stateme...