Japan to Develop Autonomous 155-mm Gun to Combat UAVs

June 15, 2024 @ 07:52 AM

The Ministry of Defense of Japan has greenlit funding for the development of a 155-mm gun system tailored to combat drone strikes. The decision was disclosed in an official document published on the Ministry of Defense's website

KNDS Unveils Upgraded Leopard, Leclerc Tank Concepts

June 14, 2024 @ 11:34 AM

KNDS, the joint venture between KMW and Nexter Defense Systems, is set to

Lockheed, Rheinmetall to Unveil GMARS Rocket Artillery at Eurosatory 2024

June 14, 2024 @ 08:01 AM

Lockheed Martin and Rheinmetall are set to unveil their Global Mobile Artillery Rocket System (GMARS) at the Eurosatory 2023 show in Paris. The GMARS is capable of firing the PrSM rocket with a range of 400km making it the longest-range artillery system in the world

BAE Systems’ Next-Gen Anti-Aircraft System to Debut at Eurosatory 2024

June 14, 2024 @ 07:28 AM

BAE Systems will present its next-generation anti-aircraft system, the 'Tridon Mk2,' based on the Bofors 40mm gun, at the upcoming Eurosatory 2024 exhibition. Today's battlefields witness tens of thousands of drone takedowns each month, unveiling a critical gap in NATO allies' air defense capabilities

Milrem Robotics Integrates Starlink SATCOM into THeMIS UGV for Extended Remote Control...

June 13, 2024 @ 07:03 AM

Estonia-based and EDGE Group entity Milrem Robotics and AEC Skyline, a supplier of critical data solutions, have integrated Starlink satellite communications (SATCOM) together with associated equipment into the THeMIS Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) that allows it to be controlled over vast distances. The latest communication system allows unmanned combat support vehicles...

Rheinmetall to Start Building Lynx IFVs in Ukraine from 2024

June 13, 2024 @ 05:57 AM

Germanys Rheinmetall has revealed plans to start producing Lynx infantry fighting vehicles in Ukraine this year, besides producing artillery ammunition in the battle-ravaged country. On June 12, Rheinmetall and Ukraine, represented by the Minister of Strategic Industries, Oleksandr Kamyshin, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to expand their strategic cooperation during the “Ukraine Recovery Conference” in Berlin

BAE Systems to Present CV90MkIV IFV with New Turret at Eurosatory 2024

June 13, 2024 @ 05:22 AM

BAE Systems will showcase the CV90MkIV Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) with a new turret at Eurosatory 2024, scheduled to be held this month in Villepinte near Paris from June 17-21. This configuration will soon be delivered to Slovakia and the Czech Republic, in close cooperation with their defence industries

German Army Orders 1515 Rheinmetall Trucks

June 12, 2024 @ 01:43 PM

Rheinmetall has been commissioned by the Bundeswehr for the delivery of an additional 1,515 logistic vehicles, including 265 protected swap-body systems. This order, part of the framework contract for swap-body systems (WLS) signed in June 2020, is largely financed by the Bundeswehr's special fund

Leonardo-KNDS Negotiations on Italy’s Main Battle Tank Hit Roadblock

June 12, 2024 @ 07:20 AM

Leonardo has announced the interruption of negotiations with the French firm, KNDS to define a common configuration for the Italian Armys Main Battle Tank program. A Leonardo press release said, “despite the efforts undertaken,” the negotiations to define a common configuration for the Main Battle Tank (MBT) have been interrupted indicating a divergence of views on the Main Ground Combat System (MGCS) which seeks to develop a common tank and other components within the MCGS system for European nations including France, Germany and Italy

Dutch Army Acquires 120mm Mortars for CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicles

June 11, 2024 @ 01:27 PM

The Dutch Defense Ministry has announced the procurement of new 120mm mortars to be integrated into the CV90 infantry fighting vehicles. These systems, manufactured by the Swedish company BAE Hägglunds, are set to provide enhanced mobility and firepower to armored infantry units for an extended period

Rheinmetall Opens Leopard Tanks, Marder IFV Repair Facility in Ukraine

June 11, 2024 @ 11:07 AM

Rheinmetall together with its partner, Ukrainian Defense Industry LLC inaugurated its maintenance and repair center in western Ukraine yesterday. The facility will initially repair the Marder Infantry Fighting Vehicle and later the Leopard Tanks