K-9 Howitzer Malfunction Killed Two S Korean Soldiers

August 21, 2017 @ 10:38 AM

The explosion of a self-propelled howitzer ‘K-9 Thunder that killed South Korean soldiers last week is appeared to have caused by the combustion of gunpowder that is used to propel artillery shells toward the target, local media reports. “For reasons unknown, there was smoke inside the howitzers breach block assembly,” the...

US Approves $1.2 Billion HIMARS, Army Missile Systems Sale to Romania

August 19, 2017 @ 03:37 AM

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Romania for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), army missile systems, armored vehicles and related equipment estimated to cost $1.25 billion

Algeria Unveils Locally Modified Self-propelled Artillery Systems

July 12, 2017 @ 10:10 AM

Algeria showcased two modified self-propelled artillery systems for the first time to the public during a Military Industry Fair on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of its independence and Youth Day early July. The military show displayed a 122 mm D-30 (2A18) howitzer fitted on a 6x6 Mercedes-Benz Zetros vehicle...

Orbital ATK Wins $53M US Army Contract For Precision Guidance System

July 7, 2017 @ 09:48 AM

Orbital ATK won more than $53 million to manufacture a precision guidance kit M1156 to turn existing 155 mm artillery shells into smart weapons, the Department of Defense said in a press release. "Orbital Alliant Techsystems Operations [of] Plymouth, Minnesota was awarded a $53,591,925… for procurement of precision guidance kit M1156,"...

Philippines Receives China-donated Sniper Rifles To Fight Maute Terrorists

June 29, 2017 @ 02:03 PM

Philippines has received some 3000 assault rifles, 90 long range sniper weapons along with respective ammunition donated by China to fight the Maute terrorist group which has laid siege to Marawi city for more than two months. The arms and ammunition was delivered at the Harrison Landing Zone, Clark Freeport, by...

MBDA Unveils New-gen Guided Weapons

June 20, 2017 @ 02:34 PM

MBDA has introduced its new SmartGlider family of guided weapons, optimised to counter anti-access strategies and other emerging battlespace threats. Planned to become available for fast jets no later than 2025, SmartGlider forms a family of all-up-round glider weapons, with folding wings and a range of over 100 km

Russia Suspects US Deploying HIMRAS Rocket Launchers in Syria To Attack Assad...

June 16, 2017 @ 12:30 PM

Russian is suspecting that United States is likely to attack Syrian soldiers with the HIMARS multiple rocket systems as Washington has earlier moved the launchers to the al-Tanf military base in Syria from Jordan. However, "the range of the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) is not enough to support the US-backed units of the Syrian Democratic Forces fighting against the Islamic State terror group in Raqqa," , the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Thursday

France, Germany, Singapore To Receive Lockheed Martin GMLRS Alternative warhead

June 16, 2017 @ 04:35 AM

Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control was yesterday awarded a $471,731,858 foreign military sales (Finland, France, Germany, and Singapore) contract for guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) full-rate production 12 for alternative warhead (2,868 rockets); unitary warhead (648 rockets); low-cost reduced-range practice rocket (370 pods); and integrated logistics support. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received

Pakistan Imports Towed Howitzer, Grenade Launchers From S. Korean Hanwha For Possible...

June 12, 2017 @ 10:45 AM

South Koreas firm Hanwha Corporation has reportedly exported a towed howitzer and grenade launchers to Pakistan early this year, Pakistan Exim Trade Infos database shows. Pakistan Armys Inspectorate of Armaments imported a single KH179 155 mm towed howitzer and two 40 mm auto grenade launchers (AGL) from Hanwha in January, in addition to 155mm rounds from another South Korean firm Poongsan Corporation in March of this year,

Estonia Partners With Finland For K9 Thunder Howitzer

February 8, 2017 @ 06:55 PM

Estonia has considered partnering with Finland to procure Hanwa Techwin K9 Thunder 155 mm self-propelled howitzers (SPH) from South Korea. Finland is expected to spend at least 100 million euros in the joint deal

India's Two Private Firms Win $4.5 Billion Contract To Develop Artillery Gun

January 26, 2017 @ 11:50 AM

Indias two private-sector firms, Tata Power SED and the Kalyani Group have won $4.5 billion to jointly co-develop Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) with state-owned Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)

Northrop Grumman To Support Australia’s Anti-Rocket Systems

January 18, 2017 @ 12:15 PM

Northrop Grumman has won $9.6 million US contract to deliver Australian army with a counter rocket, artillery and Mortar warning system