India Clears Machine Guns, Rifles Acquisition Proposals For US$2.4 Billion

February 13, 2018 @ 02:39 PM

India's Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Tuesday approved three proposals valued at INR 15,935 crore (US$2.47 billion) to purchase Light Machine Guns, Assault Rifles and sniper rifles, for the troops deployed on the borders

Russian MOD Orders Kalashnikov’s Newest RPK-16 Machine Guns

February 7, 2018 @ 09:58 AM

Russias Defense Ministry has ordered an undisclosed number of Kalashnikovs newest RPK-16 machine guns under an agreement signed with the Kalashnikov Concern, TASS reports Tuesday. When asked if such a contract had been signed, Kalashnikov Concern CEO Alexey Krivoruchko answered in the affirmative, the report says

Indian Army to Kick off INR 40,000 crore (US$6.1 Billion) Army Weapons

October 29, 2017 @ 02:42 PM

The Indian Army is likely to float a Request for Information (RFI) soon to buy some 10,000 light machine guns (LMG) as part of a program to procure LMGs, carbines and assault rifles costing nearly INR40,000 crore (US$6.1 Billion), news agency PTI reported today quoting unnamed sources

Pakistan Army Tests Russian Weapons During Friendship 2017 Exercise

September 30, 2017 @ 06:27 AM

Russian and Pakistani troops held joint firing exercise using small arms in Karachay-Cherkessia, Southern Military District during the course of ‘Friendship 2017 army exercise. At the firing instruction the Russian scouts presented their Pakistani counterparts with the AGS-17 Plamya machine gun, RPG-7B antitank grenade launcher, NSVS Utes machine gun, SVD-S sniper...

Chrome-Plated Tubes For M777A2 Howitzers

August 31, 2017 @ 04:56 PM

US Watervliet Arsenal is working on incorporating chrome plating into the manufacture of the 155mm M777A2 howitzer developed with the Marine Corps. Recently Watervliet Arsenal has won US Army contract to manufacture more than 100 M776 Full-Bore Chrome Tubes for the lightweight 155mm towed-howitzer system, the M777A2

Indian Army's Light Machine Gun Tender Cancelled

August 31, 2017 @ 01:34 PM

Indias Ministry of Defence (MoD) has cancelled its three-year-old tender to procure 9,462 7.62 mm light machine guns (LMGs) for the Indian Army (IA)

Machine Guns Procurement For Indian Foot Soldiers Scrapped

August 19, 2017 @ 09:41 AM

Indias defense ministry has scrapped the procurements plan for over 44,000 light machine guns (LMGs) for its foot soldiers in the infantry. This is the third such project, after the cases for new assault rifles and close-quarter battle carbines, to be junked over the last two years,

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems' 10 Mega Joule Rail Gun Ready For Testing

August 2, 2017 @ 12:20 PM

US based General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems' 10 mega joule medium-range multi-mission railgun is ready for testing. Meant for ship, land and mobile platforms the railgun will be tested at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, USA, the company said Wednesday without specifying the test date

Colt To Deliver 1148 C6A1Machine Guns For Canadian Armed Forces

July 27, 2017 @ 04:22 PM

Colt Canada has won a $32-million contract to provide 1148 C6A1 FLEX Machine Guns for the countrys Armed Forces. "The Canadian government will purchase 1148 new C6A1 FLEX General Purpose Machine Guns from Colt Canada," Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan was quoted as saying by

Russia's KRET Developing Electromagnetic Guns For Sixth-gen Remotely Piloted Fighter Jet

July 27, 2017 @ 02:15 PM

An electromagnetic gun, capable of destroying electronic instruments is to be installed on a proposed new (so-called sixth generation) remotely piloted fighter jet, an executive of Russian defence electronics manufacturer, KRET has said. "Ultra-high frequency (UHF) weapons are a reality

US Military Demos Electromagnetic Railgun

July 21, 2017 @ 02:53 PM

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) of the United States has demonstrated the electromagnetic railgun initial rep-rate fires of multi-shot salvos at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division Wednesday. Developed by BAE Systems for the Navy, the electromagnetic railgun relies on a massive electrical pulse, rather than gunpowder or other chemical propellants, to launch projectiles at distances over 100 nautical miles – and at speeds that exceed Mach 6

US Aids PKK/PYD Terror Groups With Armored Vehicles, Tanker Trucks, Weapons To...

July 19, 2017 @ 05:29 AM

The United States has allegedly transported military equipment that includes ‘Stryker armored vehicles along with tanker trucks for the PKK/PYD terror group on pretext of fighting Islamic State (IS) in the north-eastern Syrian province of Al-Hasakah. According to the Pentagon, the US military aid to several armed groups in Syria, including the PKK/PYD, comprises of 12,000 Kalashnikovs, 6,000 machine guns, 3,500 heavy machine guns, 3,000 RPG-7s, 1,000 American AT-4 or Russian SPG-9 anti-tanks, 235 mortar guns of different calibers, 100 sniper rifles, 450 PV-7 night vision binoculars and 150 binoculars with infrared laser illuminator,