US Approves $60 Million Weapons Sale To Afghanistan

August 19, 2016 @ 07:23 AM

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 Apprehends Two Suspects Smuggling 5 M-16 Rifles, 20 Handguns

July 21, 2016 @ 03:00 PM

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 Wins Gun Barrel Contract From Smith & Wesson

March 3, 2016 @ 12:11 PM

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...

Punj Lloyd-Israel Weapon Industries Sign JV To Manufacture Guns In India

February 6, 2016 @ 10:42 AM

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...

India To Deploy Remote Controlled Advanced Weaponry Along LoC Once Tested

November 20, 2015 @ 08:13 AM

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...

Upgraded Swedish Origin L70 Anti-aircraft Guns Handed Over To Indian Army

November 9, 2015 @ 09:06 AM

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

Kalashnikov Records Five-Folds Increase In Firearm Sales in Asia

November 3, 2015 @ 02:21 PM

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

US Army Wants Sophisticated Handgun To Replace M9 pistol

September 2, 2015 @ 01:28 PM

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 Records Increase in Defence Exports During 2014

July 9, 2015 @ 02:01 PM

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 To Set Up Arms Factories

April 9, 2015 @ 01:41 PM

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 Develops Non-Lethal Non-Impact Smart Bullets

January 13, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

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

No Weapons For Dictators, Human Rights Abusers As Global Arms Treaty Comes...

December 23, 2014 @ 09:57 AM

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