The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has approved $60 million worth weapons sale to Afghanistan. “The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Afghanistan for individual and crew served weapons, equipment, training, and support
Israel Defence Forces have apprehended two suspects attempting to smuggle five M-16 rifles and 20 handguns across the Israel-Jordan border. The two suspects, Palestinians from Judea and Samaria, are under investigation
General Dynamics has been awarded a multi-year contract by Smith & Wesson to produce hammer forged, military grade gun barrels. The barrels produced under this contract will be used in Smith & Wesson'sM&P pistol, which is being offered for the US Army's XM17 Modular Handgun System (MHS) competition, the company said...
Indian Punj Lloydand Israel Weapon Industries have signed an joint venture to manufacture components of guns in India and later exported to Israel under the first phase. The joint venture will manufacture full guns in India for supplying to the security forces in the second phase, Indian Express news daily reported...
The Indian Army will deploy new and advanced remote controlled weaponry along the Line of Control once they are tested. “At the moment, they (new and modern weapons) are in the nascent stage… There are various upgradation and whether you call them remotely controlled (guns) or you can say up gradation...
Indias Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has handed over first two upgraded L70 anti-aircraft guns to the Indian Army out of a total contract for 200 guns. BEL had won an INR 575 crore (US$ 87 million) contract to upgrade the L70 guns with electrical servo drives, electro optical fire control systems and video tracking
In 2015, Kalashnikov had increased supplies of firearms by nearly nine times in absolute terms and fivefold in cash terms over 2014 in Asia. “We have been able to come back and strengthen cooperation with Asia-Pacific nations
The US Army has invited proposals from gun makers to replace the current service weapon, Beretta M9 pistol for an estimated $580 million, the army times reported Tuesday. Further, for the first time, the US Armys official sidearm may be capable of firing expanding or fragmenting bullets
Ukraine exported over 27000 firearms to 19 countries in 2014, over two thirds of them to the US and Canada. According to a report by the Ukrainian State Export Control Service on international shipments of certain types of weaponry in 2014, Canada exported 10,400 rifles, the US 10, 166 rifles, the Czech republic 5,000 rifles, Uganda 3,000 rifles and Georgia 100 rifles
Indian private companies, Bharat Forge, ABG Shipyard, Pipavav Defense and Offshore Engineering Company will now be able to set up defense and explosive manufacturing units. An inter-ministerial committee chaired by Secretary in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) Amitabh Kant on Wednesday cleared most of 144 proposals for setting up manufacturing units that included defense and explosive sectors
SmartRounds Technology has developed a new 18mm non-impact, non-lethal smart bullets, which can be fired from a standard 12 gauge shotgun for US Military, law enforcement and others. These bullets use MEMS micro-electro-mechanical technology and a CMOS image sensor to activate the projectiles before reaching their target
A treaty laying down international rules for the $85 billion dollar global arms trade will go into force on Wednesday, compelling countries to set up national controls on arms exports. According to treaty, States must assess whether a weapon could be used to circumvent an international embargo, be used for genocide and war crimes or be used by terrorists and organized crime