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...

Russia’s Southern Military District Gets New Artillery System

February 28, 2018 @ 03:38 PM

Russia fields new artillery system, the 2S19 Msta-S modernized self-propelled artillery howitzers for the armed forces stationed in Volgograd, Southern Military District (MD). The 2S19 Msta-S modernized howitzers are equipped with an automated fire control system; the rate of fire has been increased

US Military Orders Infantry Ammo And Ordnance From Rheinmetall

February 15, 2018 @ 02:34 PM

The US Navy and Marine Corps have awarded munitions contracts worth $7 million to Rheinmetall Defense, the company said Wednesday in a press release. The U

Australian Firm Electro Optic Systems Announces A$410 Foreign Contract

January 30, 2018 @ 01:03 PM

Australian firm Electro Optic Systems (EOS) has secured a $410 million contract to supply its new R400S-Mk2 remote weapons systems to an undisclosed overseas customer with the help of Australias export agency Efic. This contract brings the sales of this weapons system to $600 million in its first 12 months of...

Raytheon Wins $95M Engineering Support Contract For 155mm Excalibur Program

January 30, 2018 @ 09:20 AM

The US Army has awarded Raytheon with a contract worth $95 million to provide engineering services in support of the 155mm Excalibur program, the US Defense Department announced Monday. “Raytheon Missiles Systems, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $95,000,000 hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price) contract for engineering services to support the 155mm Excalibur...

Turkey’s Aselsan Inks $92.5M Deal For SARP Remote Control Gun System

January 5, 2018 @ 10:23 AM

Turkeys defense company Aselsan has signed a 76.8 million euro ($92

Russia Reveals New Air-defence Artillery System To Replace Shilka

January 3, 2018 @ 02:29 PM

Russia has revealed that it has developed new air defence artillery to replace the venerable Shilka system. The new system, whose name was not mentioned, is designed to engage air targets including UAVs, single projectiles of MLRSs, cruise missiles, tactical aircraft, helicopters of fire support as well as ground and surface light-armored targets, the Russian MoD said in a release

BAE System Plans Full-rate Production of M109A7 Howitzer for US Army

December 23, 2017 @ 10:25 AM

BAE Systems plans to begin full-rate production of the M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer and M992A3 ammunition carrier vehicles under a United States Army contract under a deal potentially worth US#1.7 billion

Norway Procures South Korean K-9 Thunder 155mm Systems Worth $215M

December 22, 2017 @ 01:25 PM

Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency and South Korean company Hanwha Land Systems signed a contract estimated 1.8 Billion NOK (US$ 215 million) for the procurement of Artillery System 155 mm on Wednesday

Raytheon, Saab Team Up To Improve Man-Portable Systems For Ground Troops

November 10, 2017 @ 09:43 AM

Raytheon Company and Swedish aerospace and defense firm Saab will partner to develop new weapons for infantry forces. The companies said in a joint statement Thursday that they will first look to upgrading the Carl-Gustaf reloadable shoulder-launched weapon system and explore opportunities to enhance Saab's AT4 disposable weapon system to meet near-term U

S Korea Eyes Oman, UAE, Lebanon for Weapons Sales After Def Minister...

November 8, 2017 @ 07:23 AM

Defense Minister Song Young-moo discussed defence cooperation and equipment sales with Oman, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Lebanon where South Korean troops are based during his visit last week. Song met with Oman Defense Minister Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib Al Busaidi in Muscat on Saturday where South Korea's Cheonghae Unit, deployed in the Gulf of Aden to counter pirates, is based

India's BEL Displays L70 Artillery Gun at D & S, Bangkok

November 7, 2017 @ 09:53 AM

India's Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) is displaying its L70 artillery gun at the Defence and Security 2017 exhibition in Bangkok. The gun has been designed and developed for the Indian Army