Eight Killed in Rheinmetall-Denel’s South African Plant Explosion

September 3, 2018 @ 08:18 PM

Eight people were killed Monday in an explosion at a Rheinmetall-Denel munitions factory near Cape Town in South Africa. The blast was reported by local residents near the Rheinmetall-Denel plant in Somerset West when it erupted at 3:45 pm local time

Russian Terminator Tank-support Combat Vehicles To Get Smart Shells

June 22, 2018 @ 08:15 AM

The Russian Armys advanced Terminator combat vehicles will soon be armed with a 30mm controlled burst shells, the press office of Techmash Scientific and Production Association told TASS on Thursday. The work on developing these munitions is at the final stage, Techmash said

Australia Procuring Artillery Ammunition from Rheinmetall

March 21, 2018 @ 12:22 PM

Under its “Land 17 Phase 1C.2 Future Artillery Ammunition” project, the Australian Defence Force will soon be taking delivery of various projectile types from the Rheinmetall Assegai family as well as fuses and propelling charges

Ammo India 2018: India’s Defence Minister Calls For Defence PSUs To Be...

March 12, 2018 @ 05:44 PM

Indias Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has underlined the need for revitalizing defence PSUs and ordnance factories for meeting the ammunition needs of Indias defence forces. “The managements of these organisations need to be ahead of the curve and show dynamism,” as they possess immense and valuable assets that could offer...

First Missile Assembly Facility To Open In Central India By January 2018

October 17, 2017 @ 10:29 AM

An Indian industrial explosives maker Solar Industries India Ltd (SIIL) is developing a missile assembly facility in the central Indian state of Maharashtra which is expected to be completed by January next year. SIILs facility in Nagpur currently manufactures HMX and HMX based compositions like Octol, Oma and Okfol for high...

General Dynamics Wins $20 Million to Supply MK Bombs To Australia, Bahrain...

September 15, 2017 @ 06:30 AM

General Dynamics has won $20 million modification to foreign military sales (Australia, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia) contract for MK82-6 bomb bodies (10,933), MK84-4 bomb bodies (866), and MK84-10 bomb bodies (1,365) in support of Air Force, Navy and foreign military sales requirements. Work is expected to be completed by Dec

United States Supplying Weapons Worth $2.2B To Syrian Terrorists Organization: Report

September 14, 2017 @ 06:01 PM

Two investigative documents have emerged stating that the United States have been supplying arms and ammunitions purchased from several Eastern European countries to terrorists groups in Syria under the guise to fight Daesh. According to a report by the

Employees of Indian Arms Manufacturer Want MoD To Cancel Samsung K-9 Howitzer...

August 29, 2017 @ 12:32 PM

All India Defence Employees Federation (AIDEF) has written to the Defence Minister requesting to review its decision to buy South Korean howitzer guns instead of locally made Dhanush 155 mm Artillery Gun. The request of AIDEF follows death of South Korean soldiers in an K-9 howitzer explosion during South Korean army's artillery training session,

Blast At Ordinance Factory In India Kills Two

June 15, 2017 @ 02:06 PM

Two employees of Indian Ministry of Defences Ordnance Factory near Pune were killed in an blast while shifting explosives. The explosion occured in one of the magazines where propellant powder is stored before processing at the Ammunition Factory, Khadki (AFK) in Pune

US Approves $66 Million Worth Mortar Rounds Sale To Singapore

March 15, 2017 @ 07:55 AM

The US State Department has approved sale of $66 million worth of XM395 Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative Round to the Government of Singapore. The deal announced by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency on Tuesday involves 2,000 APMI rounds, which are defense weapons, and would be used by the Government of Singapore to increase its security and modernize its armed forces to deal with current and future threats

Jordanian Intelligence Stole US and Saudi Arms On Regular Basis: Report

June 27, 2016 @ 09:44 AM

Jordanian intelligence operatives allegedly stole the weapons shipped into Jordan by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia for Syrian rebels use and sold to arms merchants on the black market, the

Iraqi Army Buys Explosive Systems Worth $33 Million

June 20, 2016 @ 11:02 AM

The Iraqi army has purchased nearly 500 explosive systems for around $33 million from Charleston-based Critical Solutions International. Soldiers use the systems, called Bandolier Lightweight Multi-Purpose Clearing Charges, to clear obstacles and create safe mobility lanes