The US State Department has approved a $300 million worth spares package to maintain Saudi Arabias fleet of M1A2 Abrams Tanks, M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles and other armoured vehicles. According to Defense Security Cooperation Agency press release, Saudi Arabia has requested a possible purchase of a new Foreign Military Sales Order...
Recent footage released by Chinese TV broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) revealed new indigenously-built unmanned tank, a Type 59 tank, undergoing testing at an unidentified location in China. The Type 59 tank, the first medium-sized tank that China produced in bulk, has a relatively long service life
Under its “Land 17 Phase 1C.2 Future Artillery Ammunition” project, the Australian Defence Force will soon be taking delivery of various projectile types from the Rheinmetall Assegai family as well as fuses and propelling charges
Iraqs Defense Ministry has received the first batch of 36 T-90S tanks from Russia under a contract to supply 73 tanks. Chief of Staff of the Iraqi Army, Lieutenant-General Othman Al-Ghanmi was quoted as saying by Iraqs Shafaq news
Irans domestically made advanced battle tank “Karrar” is slated to enter in service with the armed forces soon, Commander of Irans Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari said Thursday. Heidari was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency that Karrar is one of the countrys unique products and the contract...
The Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) research-and-manufacturing corporation, a subsidiary of the Rostec state corporation, said Wednesday that the Russian Army will receive the latest Terminator tank support armored fighting vehicles in the first quarter of 2018. "The contract is long-term
Thailand is likely to increase its total order for Chinese-made VT-4 main battle tanks to 49 up from the current 28 plus 10 additional ordered in 2017. Thailand had purchased 28 VT4 tanks in 2015 and ordered an additional 10 last year
German opposition have come out against the use of German-made Leopard 2 tanks by Turkey in its offensive against Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin region. The criticism comes after it was reported by Turkish media that Berlin was considering providing Turkish tanks with better mine-protection gear
The Indian Army is planning to induct a third-generation missile system for its Russian make T-90 tank, with a view to enhance its capability of hitting targets at a range of 8,000 metres. A senior officer of the Armoured Corps Centre and School (ACC&S), told Times Of India on Monday: "Upgradation of the existing T-90 tank missile system is in the pipeline and is in different stages of trial evaluation
CAE USA today has been awarded a United States Army contract to provide a suite of Abrams M1A2 tank engine trainers. Under terms of the contract awarded by the Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), CAE USA will develop two new M1A2 Abrams tank driver stations with live-engine maintenance trainers to support diagnostic and troubleshooting maintenance training tasks
The South Korean Army plans to resume use of its K-9 howitzer for training "in stages" following a report that a mechanical flaw trigged an explosion of the artillery system in August which left three soldiers dead and four others wounded. A press release from the South Korean Army published in the local media mentioned mechanical flaw as the likely cause of the abrupt explosion without giving any details
BAE Systems plans to begin full-rate production of the M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer and M992A3 ammunition carrier vehicles under a United States Army contract under a deal potentially worth US#1.7 billion