India, Nepal To Sign Major Arms Deal Including Insas Rifles Contract

June 6, 2014 @ 09:53 AM

India and Nepal are expected to close a massive military deal, including the supply of lethal weapons for the first time in nine years, when officials from both countries meet in Kathmandu next week. The 11th Nepal-India Bilateral Consultative Group on Security Issues is set to take place in Kathmandu on...

ATK Wins Contracts Worth $112 Million For Medium And Large-Caliber Ammunitions

June 5, 2014 @ 09:42 AM

ATK has won several domestic contracts totaling more than $112 million for medium- and large-caliber ammunition production and development. These awards will provide ammunition to arm air platforms such as the A-10, Apache attack helicopter and the AC-130 gunship, as well as training ammunition for crews maintaining their gunnery expertise on...

US Sniper Maker Turns Down $15 Million Contract From Pakistan

January 6, 2014 @ 12:46 PM

A US-based weapons company has turned down a $15 million dollar offer to supply sniper systems to Pakistan, arguing that these weapons might end up being used against American soldiers. "Our greatest fear was that our equipment might be used against US troops

General Dynamics, Colt To Build SWORD Networked Rifle System

December 10, 2013 @ 12:54 PM

General Dynamics and Colt Canada are teaming up to work on a networked rifle weapon system that will be offered as an alternative to radio-centric individual soldier systems. The solution will see Colt's Sniper (Soldier) Weapon & Observer Reconnaissance Devices (SWORD) system integrated with ruggedized smartphone-like technology, to bring the solider...

Arleigh Burke-class Destroyer Completes MK45 Test

November 29, 2013 @ 12:39 PM

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt completed the first underway test for the MK45 Mod 2 5-inch anti-surface warfare gun on November 23. Sailors fired five 54-caliber rounds into open waters in order to evaluate the capability of the on-board weapons system for future test scenarios

FN Herstal Showcases New Light Machine Guns At Milipol Paris Expos

November 19, 2013 @ 01:12 PM

Belgium-based small arms manufacturer FN Herstal unveils the next generation FN MINIMI light machine gun in both 5.56mm and 7

Russia To Buy Future Soldier Gear In Bulk Next Year

October 21, 2013 @ 02:05 PM

Russia will start bulk purchases of domestically designed “future soldier” gear in 2014, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said. The gear, dubbed Ratnik, comprises more than 40 components, including firearms, body armor and optical, communication and navigation devices, as well as life support and power supply systems, and even knee and elbow pads

Israel Launches $1 Billion Howitzer Competition

October 21, 2013 @ 10:15 AM

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has opened bids for its $1 billion self-propelled gun modernization program aiming to replace nearly 50-year-old M109 self-propelled howitzers. An IDF official listed the new gun as key to the ground forces Fire2025, a strategic investment plan for firepower that is lethal, longer in range and more precise, yet flexible enough for effective use across the operational spectrum

Russia, Italy In Talks To Co-Produce Small Arms

October 10, 2013 @ 01:34 PM

Russias small-arms holding Kalashnikov Concern is in negotiations with Italy's Beretta on the establishment of joint ventures in Russia, a senior government official was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti. The on-going talks on the joint venture is to manufacture hunting and sporting weapons

General Dynamics Wins $113 Million Worth Munition Product Contracts

October 2, 2013 @ 11:57 AM

General Dynamics has won several U.S

CTA Completes 400mm Cannon And Ammunitions Trails

July 31, 2013 @ 10:47 AM

Anglo-French gun maker CTA International today announced that it has completed the trails on its 40mm cannon and the first two of five ammunition types its developing, according to Defense news. Following the wait on completion of certification by French and U

U.S. Tests RPA Pilots Bomb Hunting Skills

July 5, 2013 @ 02:35 PM

The USAFs Remotely Piloted Aircraft pilots, sensor operators and intelligence Airmen performed together at a Nevada Test and Training Range to check on their skills with live bomb drops. The 432nd Wing Hunt, formerly known as Gun Smoke, consisted of 18 teams from 14 squadrons - 10 MQ-9 Reaper teams and the rest with the MQ-1 Predator, according to officials