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...

Rosoboronexport to Unveil Amphibious Rifle at IDEX-2015

February 2, 2015 @ 02:15 PM

High Precision Systems, OJSC scientific and production association will present the ADS naval commando rifle at the IDEX-2015 Defense Industry Exhibition, in Abu Dhabi. Due to its unique performance characteristics, the ADS is the first rifle in the world capable of equally effective use in water and on land

Indian DRDO’s Quality Directorate Monitoring New Carbine Development

February 1, 2015 @ 02:09 PM

The Indian Defence Research and Development Organization(DRDO), long pilloried for delivering late and producing tardy products, has set up a Directorate of Quality, Reliability and Safety. The relatively new directorate is tasked to maintain conformity with staff qualitative requirements of the three Services; observation and testing at the trials; and other...

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

Nigeria Orders 1000 Beryl Rifles From Poland

January 7, 2015 @ 06:05 PM

The Nigerian military has ordered 1000 Beryl assault rifles from Poland for delivery this month and could follow up with 5000 rifles more. The rifles were ordered from Fabryka Broni Lucznik, Polish news agency PAP reported

K2 Energy Wins $81 Million Contract To Design Energy Storage System

January 6, 2015 @ 08:49 AM

K2 Energy Solution has won $81 million contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command of US to design an energy storage system capable of powering “a large modular capacitor bank for the electromagnetic railgun.” The contract was awarded in July but the first order was not placed until today

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

India Develops AK-47 Variant

October 8, 2014 @ 09:19 AM

Indias Ishapore rifle factory has successfully designed an assault rifle based on the Russian AK-47. According to reports, the prototype of this weapon had successfully cleared field trials by the Army, the Indian Air Force and the Sashastra Seema Bal

Germany To Sell armored vehicles, grenade launchers to Saudi, Other Arab States

October 3, 2014 @ 01:31 PM

Germany has approved deliveries of tanks, grenade launchers and machine guns to several Arab countries, according to a report in the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper. The report yesterday stated that weapons are to be delivered to countries including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Algeria

Germany Ready To Deliver Weapons Worth $91 Million To Kurdish Forces

September 3, 2014 @ 09:01 AM

Germany has agreed to deliver weapons and munitions worth a total $91 million to Kurdish forces in northern Iraq in their fight against Islamic State (IS). The weapons will be delivered in three tranches to a secure region of Iraq that has not been affected by the civil war, according to the German Defense Ministry

Scramble To Buy Kalashnikov Rifles In US Following Sanctions

July 22, 2014 @ 01:54 PM

Americas most popular automatic weapon will soon be off the shelves. The AK-47, manufactured by Russias Kalashnikov is being scooped by American gun enthusiasts as Washingtons sanctions against Moscow cover the famous automatic weapons manufacturer

Will Russia Secure AK-47 Copyright Before Kalashnikov Goes Under?

June 20, 2014 @ 10:19 AM

Kalashnikovs lack of copyright over the AK-47 assault rifle is so severe that Venezuela is the only country with a fully legitimate license to produce the assault rifle. The counterfeit losses resulting from copyright infringement is so dire that Kalashnikov, manufacturer of the AK-47, is reporting an estimated loss of $50 million from 2013