Netherlands Orders Raytheon’s Excalibur Precision Guided Munitions

September 9, 2015 @ 01:15 PM

The Netherlands MoD has ordered Raytheons Excalibur Ib precision-guided, extended-range projectile to its arsenal under a previously announced sales agreement. The Netherlands becomes the second Excalibur lb customer in Europe after Sweden

Indian Army To Get First ‘Dhanush’ Howitzer In November

September 8, 2015 @ 04:44 PM

Indias indigenously-developed 155mm artillery gun ‘Dhanush is set to be handed over to the army in November. This would be the first artillery gun to be inducted since the Bofors scandal of 1987

Poland Displays Krab Artillery System Fitted With Korean Chassis

August 25, 2015 @ 04:27 PM

Polands defense contractor Huta Stalowa Wola developed Krab (Crab) artillery system fitted with Korean Samsung Techwin K9 chassis is being displayed for the first time. Shortly after the International Defence Industry Exhibition (MSPO) that is held from 1st September to the 4th September in Poland this year, the self-propelled howitzer will...

Raytheon's Excalibur Artillery Round Compatible With M198 Howitzer

August 24, 2015 @ 03:34 PM

The US Army has confirmed that Raytheon's Excalibur Increment b (Ib) precision guided artillery round is compatible with the M198 howitzer when used with the Modular Artillery Charge System. The US Army's Excalibur Program Office determined the compatabilty on previous Friday in a press release

Brazil Negotiating To Buy Russian Anti-Aircraft Artillery

August 21, 2015 @ 03:29 PM

Brazil is negotiating with Russia for the purchase of anti-aircraft artillery and Pantsir batteries. In order to advance the military-technical cooperation between Brazil and Russia, military and civilian officials gathered at the Ministry of Defence (MD), in Brasília (DF) on Tuesday (Aug 18)

Indian Army Likely to Place $190 Million Order for 114 Dhanush Howitzers

July 10, 2015 @ 01:36 PM

The Indian Army is likely to place a US $190 million order for 114 upgraded version of indigenous Dhanush artillery gun under the first phase if results of confirmatory trails are positive. “Dhanush has entered confirmatory trials that will last till early next year

Indian MoD Clears Purchase of BAE Systems M777 Howitzers

May 13, 2015 @ 07:47 PM

Indias Defence Acquisition Council tonight cleared the procurement of M777 howitzers made by BAE Systems of the US. A council meeting chaired by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar approved the purchase and the start of negotiations with the US government as it will be a procurement under the Foreign Military Sales program

Bharat Forge, Punj Lloyd Only Contenders For Indian Army $2.6 Billion Anti-Aircraft...

April 29, 2015 @ 11:21 AM

Bharat Forge and Punj Lloyd will be the only contenders for Indian Armys US $2.6 billion (16,800 crore INR) anti-aircraft gun replacement contract, Economic Times reported Wednesday

India To Start Manufacturing Its Own ‘Bofors’ Artillery Gun

April 28, 2015 @ 11:23 AM

Using drawings supplied as part of technology transfer of the original Bofors gun, the Indian Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) plans it manufacture some 114 pieces of its homemade artillery called ‘Dhanush. The plan is to equip six army batteries with the homemade gun

India’s Indigenous Artillery Gun ‘Dhanush’ Meets Tech Parameters

April 27, 2015 @ 01:43 PM

Indias indigenously designed and manufactured 155mm x 45mm caliber artillery gun, Dhanush has successfully met all technical parameters during the winter and summer trials, Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar told at the Parliament today. Informing the Members of Parliament of the Consultative Committee attached to his Ministry, the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said

NATS To Continue Work With QinetiQ To Facilitate Live Weapon Tests

March 31, 2015 @ 01:54 PM

UK ‘s air traffic services provider NATS has won a seven year contract extension to continue its work with QinetiQ to facilitate live weapons tests at ranges, including the use of state of the art fighter aircraft, armoured vehicles, ships and Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS). QinetiQ operates and manages some of the MODs core Test and Evaluation (T&E) Air Ranges, which are operated under a 25 year Long Term Partnering Agreement for delivering T&E and training support, services to the MOD, NATS announced in its press release on Monday

Saab, Boeing Conduct Ground Launch Of Small Diameter Bomb

March 12, 2015 @ 12:11 PM

Saab and Boeing recently tested the Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB), integrating the SDB I and M26 rocket motor technologies for the Multiple Launch Rocket System. The demonstration proves that Boeings Small Diameter Bomb I, originally developed for use by aircraft, can be adapted for launch from a ground artillery system as well