BAE System Plans Full-rate Production of M109A7 Howitzer for US Army

December 23, 2017 @ 10:25 AM

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

Germany’s KMW Orders Saab’s Mobile Camouflage System For Leopard 2 Tanks

December 20, 2017 @ 09:11 AM

Saab has received an order from the German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH (KMW) for deliveries of Mobile Camouflage Systems (MCS). The Barracuda Mobile Camouflage System (MCS) is a flexible solution providing multispectral protection for vehicles when moving or when in a static position

Russia Delivers Tanks, Armored Vehicles, Helicopters to Tajikistan

December 19, 2017 @ 11:54 AM

Russia today delivered battle tanks, armored carriers, helicopters, howitzers and several other weapons and vehicles to Tajikistan to help protect its borders from terrorists operating in Afghanistan. Among the arms and equipment delivered were T-72B1 tanks, BTR-80 and BTR-70 armored personnel carriers, BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles, Mi-24 and Mi-8 helicopters, D-30...

Turkey Invites Local Firms to Bid for Altay Battle Tank’s Engine

November 25, 2017 @ 11:31 AM

Turkeys Defense Industry Undersecretary (SSM) has invited five local companies to bid on a project to develop engine for its Altay battle tank. The companies include the public engine maker Tümosan as well as BMC Otomotiv, Figes Fizik, Istanbul Denizcilik and Tusas Motor

Indian Army Issues RFI For Future Ready Combat Vehicle Project To Replace...

November 10, 2017 @ 12:54 PM

Intending to replace the ageing Soviet-origin T-72 tanks, India's Defense Ministry has issued a global request for information (RFI) on Wednesday for development and manufacturing of new generation, state-of-the-art tanks. As reported by

UAE Military Delegation Visits Russian Army's Tank Division

November 9, 2017 @ 12:11 PM

A military delegation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) visited the Kantemirovskaya tank division, Moscow region, Western Military District earlier this week. The visit is in the light increased interest on part of the UAE in Russian military equipment following its usage in the Syrian civil war

MBDA Partners With Safran For MMP Missile System

November 8, 2017 @ 11:11 AM

French firm MBDA has entered into global strategic partnership with Safran Australia as part of its bid for the Missile Moyen Portee (MMP) system anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) component being offered for the Australian Armys LAND 400 Ph 2 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV) programme. According to the press release, Safran Electronics & Defense will play a key role in response to the Commonwealth of Australias Defence Industry Policy Statement to support the development of Australian sovereign industrial and strategic capability

India to Expedite Three Major Futuristic Warfare Systems Deals

November 3, 2017 @ 11:43 AM

The Indian government is likely to expedite three major defense programs that include the Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV), the Tactical Communication System (TCS) and the Battlefield Management System (BMS) and is likely to approve them by year-end. Indian Defense minister, Nirmala Sitharaman has guaranteed the industry that decisions on these three projects will be expedited and approved in a time-bound manner by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi,

India's L&T To Invest $154M On Missile Systems and Battle Tank Plants...

October 28, 2017 @ 11:38 AM

Larsen & Toubro Limited, India's engineering conglomerate is looking to invest INR 500 crore (US$77 million) on the missile systems facilities which will be built in Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra or Gujarat. "We are looking at Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and even Gujarat to set up the missile and missile systems plant, which would involve an outlay of around Rs 500 crore

General Dynamics to Provide High Explosive Tank Ammo to Iraq

October 28, 2017 @ 04:15 AM

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has been awarded a $93,000,000 foreign military sales (Iraq) contract to obtain 120mm insensitive munition high explosive with tracer (IM HE-T) tank ammunition cartridges. The 120mm IM HE-T High Explosive Cartridge provides the armor forces with an improved infantry support capability, a US DoD contract announcement said

US Government to Upgrade 218 Kuwaiti M1A2 Abrams Tanks for $29 Million

October 17, 2017 @ 04:27 AM

The US State Department has approved an upgrade to Kuwait for M1A1 Abrams Tanks estimated to cost $29 million. The Government of Kuwait has requested a possible sale of two hundred eighteen (218) M1A1 Abrams tank hulls with 120mm cannons and two hundred eighteen (218) AGT-1500 (M1 Tank Series) engines in support of its M1A2 tank recapitalization

Leonardo Pitches to Upgrade Bahrain’s M60A3 Main Battle Tank

October 15, 2017 @ 12:22 PM

Leonardo is presenting its M60 tank overhaul and upgrade programme at the first edition of the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC) in Manama, Bahrain. The proposed upgrade for the M60A3 will integrates a new 120/45 mm main gun with a state-of-the-art Fire Control System (FCS), modern protection systems and an enhanced power system