Armenia, Estonia Procure French Caeser Howitzers

June 21, 2024 @ 05:38 AM

Armenia and Estonia have entered into contracts with France to procure CAESAR self-propelled howitzers. France's Defence Minister Sebastien Lecornu confirmed the contract signing with Armenia on June 18

Hanwha Aerospace’s Chunmu Guided Weapon System Makes European Debut

June 18, 2024 @ 10:31 AM

In a move marking its European debut, Hanwha Aerospace presented its multiple-barrel guided weapon system, 'Chunmu,' at the ongoing Eurosatory-2024 exhibition in Paris. The 'Chunmu' system on display features a variety of missiles with ranges of 80, 160, and 290 kilometers, along with 122mm caliber rockets

France Orders Tens of Thousands of Thales' 120mm Rifled Ammunition

June 17, 2024 @ 05:51 AM

France's Joint Munitions Command (Service Interarmées des Munitions / SiMu) had placed an order with Thales for tens of thousands of 120mm rifled ammunition. This follows previous orders of 3,000 rounds of 120mm illuminating ammunition in 2022 and 15,000 rounds of 120mm explosive and exercise ammunition in 2023

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

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

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

KNDS Demos ASCALON Tank Gun's Quick Barrel Calibre Change

June 11, 2024 @ 07:07 AM

KNDS conducted a new firing campaign for the ASCALON 140mm gun, demonstrating barrel caliber transition from 120 to 140mm in less than an hour. KNDS prepares the ASCALON concept within the framework of the Main Ground Combat System (MGCS)

Pentagon Announces $1.9B Contract for HIMARS Rocket Systems

June 4, 2024 @ 06:09 AM

The Pentagon has awarded a contract valued at approximately $1.9 billion for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), with work expected to be completed by May 31, 2028

European Customer Asks Rheinmetall to Supply 35mm AHEAD Ammo for Skynex ADS

May 28, 2024 @ 09:08 AM

A European customer country has finalized a contract with Rheinmetall for the procurement of 35mm AHEAD ammunition to bolster its Skynex air defence system. The contract is valued in the low three-digit million EUR range

Rheinmetall to Supply L52 Gun Barrels for European PzH 2000 Howitzers

May 28, 2024 @ 08:35 AM

Rheinmetall has been commissioned by a European customer to supply a three-digit number of L52 gun barrel systems for the Panzerhaubitze 2000 (PzH 2000) self-propelled howitzer. The delivery of these gun barrels is scheduled to take place between 2024 and 2029

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