US Marines test-fire Land Artillery Rocket System from Amphibious Ship

October 25, 2017 @ 09:19 AM

US Marines conducted a firing of the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) from the deck of an amphibious transport dock, scoring a major extension of the land-based platforms ability to function as naval artillery. A detachment of Marines set up the vehicle-borne launch system on the flight deck of amphibious...

Philippines to Buy RPG-7B Grenade Launcher from Russia

October 24, 2017 @ 02:22 PM

Moscow and Manila have signed a contract for the delivery of the Russian-made RPG-7B grenade launchers and ammunition to the Philippines. The contract was signed by Russias Rosoboronexport CEO Alexander Mikheyev and Philippine Defense Minister Delfin Lorenzana in the presence of Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, TASS reported

Bangladesh Army Seeks 155mm Light-weight, Heli-portable Howitzers

September 26, 2017 @ 09:35 AM

The Bangladesh Army is seeking light-weight towed howitzers that are helicopter portable in view of standardizing the 155mm calibre artillery systems. Bangladesh Military Forces website bdmilitary

Faulty Indian Ammunition Caused Army M777 Gun Explosion

September 25, 2017 @ 10:50 AM

An explosion of Indian Armys new long-range ultra-light (ULH) howitzer M-777 earlier this month was due to faulty ammunition, according to a preliminary investigation. The barrel of the US-manufactured gun had exploded when it was firing ammunition on September 2 in Pokhran

US, Seoul Test Long-range Precision Munitions In Emergency Deployment Exercise

September 21, 2017 @ 02:28 PM

The US military on Thursday deployed an artillery brigade to South Korea to conduct an emergency deployment exercise. The artillery brigade fired off long-range precision munitions toward Jik-do Island off the west coast of South Korea, The Korean Herald reports

Raytheon Wins $127M US Army Contract For Excalibur 155mm ER Artillery Projectiles

September 16, 2017 @ 10:42 AM

The Pentagon has awarded Raytheon a contract worth $127 million to provide Excalibur 155mm projectiles, the Department of Defense announced Friday. “Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $127,095,916 modification (P00078) to contract W15QKN-08-C-0530 for Excalibur 155mm projectiles,” the statement said

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

Indian Army’s New M777 Howitzer Misfires, Artillery Round Explodes Inside Barrel

September 13, 2017 @ 01:41 PM

Indian Armys newly acquired M777 ultra-light howitzer was damaged after a 155mm artillery round misfired and exploded in the barrel during an exercise. The gun was firing Indian ammunition in Rajasthans Pokhran ranges

Saab To Unveil New Mortar Ammunition At DSEI 2017

September 12, 2017 @ 04:49 PM

Saab will launch its new 120mm mortar ammunition, THOR, at the DSEI 2017 exhibition in London, United Kingdom this week. The all-new THOR is a 120mm mortar round developed with a unique design, combining different shapes, materials and fragmentation sizes to attain the desired effect on the target

India's Home-made Towed Artillery Gun Conducts Long-range Shell Firing Tests

September 5, 2017 @ 02:55 PM

India's advanced towed artillery gun system (ATAGS) being developed locally for the Indian Army performed successful long range shell firing tests. The 155-millimetre, 52-calibre gun-howitzer fired three shells out to a distance of 47

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,

S Korean Army Suspends K-9 Howitzer Use Pending Blast Enquiry

August 24, 2017 @ 10:24 AM

The South Korean Army has decided to halt exercising with the Samsung Techwin K-9 artillery gun pending an enquiry to find out what caused the explosion of the self-propelled howitzer that killed two soldierand injured five others last week. The explosion inside the K-9 Thunder gun occurred during an artillery training exercise last Friday in Cheorwon, Gangwon Province