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,

Thales Wins Maintenance For Canada navy Ships

August 18, 2017 @ 03:53 PM

Thales has won a US$635 million ( $800 million CAD) contract to service Canadas new fleet of Arctic offshore patrol ships and joint support vessels for initial eight years. Thales has been awarded In-Service Support (ISS), refit, repair, maintenance and training to both Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) and Joint...

China Set To Receive Kamov Ka-32 Chopper From Russia

August 18, 2017 @ 03:01 PM

China is set to receive first Ka-32 helicopter next month under the contract which Russian Helicopters won last year to manufacture six of them. The Russian Helicopters' production arm will manufacture six Ka-32A11BC helicopters in 2017 for a number of Chinese companies such as Jiangsu Huayu General Aviation Company, Qingdao Public...

India To Acquire Ukrainian Engines For Russia-Made Frigates

August 18, 2017 @ 11:39 AM

Indias defense acquisition council has sanctioned $75 million for acquiring M7N.1E gas turbine engines from Ukraine for powering two Grigorovich class frigates

Russia To Display Advanced Fixed-Wing, Rotary Drones at Army-2017 Forum

August 18, 2017 @ 11:10 AM

Russias Aerospace Force will display 50 new developments including modern aircraft-and helicopter-type unmanned aerial vehicles, flying laboratories, radio reconnaissance stations at the Army-2017 international military and technical forum. The Educational establishments and research units of the Aerospace Force will present about 50 newest developments at the Army-2017 forum

Russia's Nuclear Submarine Test Fires 'Kalibr' Cruise Missile

August 18, 2017 @ 09:31 AM

A Russian nuclear submarine on Friday struck a target in Russias northwestern Arkhangelsk region with Kalibr sea-based cruise missile. "Today, the Northern Fleet's multipurpose nuclear submarine Severodvinsk successfully fired a Kalibr sea-based cruise missile

Eight Indian Tejas Fighter Jets To Roll Out This year

August 17, 2017 @ 04:31 PM

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is meeting Tejas aircraft's production target as the eight fighter jets will be rolling out of the assembly line this year. Outsourcing to private defence firms has been key to achieving HALs production targets

Iran Constructing Long-Range Rocket Manufacturing Factory In Syria: Israeli TV

August 17, 2017 @ 03:52 PM

Iran is building a factory in northwest Syria to manufacture long-range rockets, Israel media reported featuring a satellite image of a site that is under construction. The reports showed satellite images of a site under construction in northwest Syria near the Mediterranean coastal town of Baniyas that purportedly could be used to produce and store the weapons, various media reported Wednesday

US Selects RADA's Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar For Counter-UAS Air Surveillance

August 17, 2017 @ 02:49 PM

Israels RADA Electronic Industries has won a US$8 million worth strategic first order to provide for dozens of Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radars (MHR) to the US Military. This order will be delivered during 2017

Japan Likely To Develop Stealth Fighter Detecting Radar System

August 17, 2017 @ 01:40 PM

Japanese Defense Ministry has requested 19.6 billion yen ($178 million) budget funding in 2018 for developing a next generation new radar system that has increased capacity to identify Russia and China designed advanced stealth fighter jets

Syrian Air Force MiG-21 Shot Down, Rebels Claim

August 16, 2017 @ 03:16 PM

Syrian rebels have claimed that they shot down MiG-21 Syrian military jet using 23-millimetre anti-aircraft gun on Tuesday and captured its pilot in a desert area in southern Syria near the border with Jordan. The group of Syrian rebels Ahmad al-Abdo Forces shot down the Syrian government MiG-21, the group's communications head Fares al-Munjed was quoted as saying by various media Tuesday

Saab To Deliver Infantry Training Systems To Estonian Army

August 16, 2017 @ 02:18 PM

Saab has signed a contract with the Estonian Armed Forces to deliver BT46 training systems to the Estonian Army. The deliveries will be made in 2018, the company announced Wednesday