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

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...

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...

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

Rheinmetall to Integrate MBDA's Small Anti-Drone Missile onto Skyranger 30 Armored Vehicle

June 5, 2024 @ 11:11 AM

Rheinmetall and MBDA Deutschland have signed a Letter of Intent to integrate MBDA's Small Anti Drone Missile (SADM) into the Skyranger 30 and other Rheinmetall military vehicles. The new guided missile effectively counters small and medium-sized drones with a high hit probability at long distances, while the Skyranger 30's 30mm cannon provides efficient mobile defense against airborne threats at shorter ranges

Northrop to Equip Australia's Redback IFV with Mk44 Stretch Bushmaster Chain Guns

June 5, 2024 @ 06:45 AM

Northrop Grumman is collaborating with Hanwha Defense Australia to supply Mk44 Stretch Bushmaster Chain Guns (Mk44S) for the Hanwha Redback Infantry Fighting Vehicle as part of Australias LAND 400 Phase 3 program. This contract includes the production of 129 chain guns, with initial deliveries slated for 2026

FORC3 Partners with Calian to Provide Combat Vehicle Virtual Training System to...

May 31, 2024 @ 05:44 AM

Calian Ltd. has joined the Canadian FORC3 consortium as a partner in developing a proposal for the Canadian Armys Land Vehicle Crew Training System (LVCTS) program

Canada Orders More Than 1,500 New Logistics Vehicles Worth $1.5B

May 30, 2024 @ 07:26 AM

The Government of Canada has awarded a contract to General Dynamics Land Systems and joint venture partner Marshall Canada, aiming to enhance the operational capabilities of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) with a new fleet of light and heavy logistics vehicles. Under the Logistics Vehicle Modernization (LVM) project, the companies will oversee the delivery of more than 1,000 light trucks and approximately 500 heavy trucks

Rheinmetall Secures Bundeswehr Contract for DM45 Smoke Hand Grenades

May 27, 2024 @ 07:31 PM

Rheinmetall has secured a contract from the Bundeswehr to provide about one million DM45 smoke hand grenades. On 22 May, Annette Lehnigk-Emden, President of the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), and Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH signed a framework agreement for the manufacture and supply of the grenades