South Korean K-2 Battle Tank Production Delayed by Three Years

October 13, 2017 @ 09:20 AM

South Korea will be able to complete second round production of its K-2 main battle tanks only by 2020, three years behind schedule due to problems in its transmission and engine, Yonhap news reported. Quoting the state arms agency, The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), Yonhap said it initially sought a...

Indonesia Displays Tank Made With Turkish Collaboration

October 12, 2017 @ 11:28 AM

Indonesia displayed the Kaplan medium-weight tank made by local firm, PT Pindad and FNSS Savunma Sistemleri from Turkey at the National Armed Forces Day parade on 5 October in Cilegon, Banten Province. The first prototype KAPLAN MT, designed and developed in Turkey in collaboration with leading Indonesian armored vehicle manufacturer PT...

China Delivers 28 VT4 Battle Tanks to Thailand in US$150 Million Deal

October 11, 2017 @ 05:51 AM

Twelve ships carrying 28 VT4 battle tank from China arrived in the naval port of Thung Prong port on Monday making up the first batch of tanks purchased from Norinco, China for 4.9 billion baht (US$ 150

Rheinmetall To Upgrade 104 German Leopard 2 Battle Tanks

September 27, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Rheinmetall will modernize 104 Leopard 2 main battle tanks of the Bundeswehr fleet under a contract worth a total of €118 million. Rheinmetall will be transforming a total of 68 Leopard 2A4, 16 Leopard 2A6 and 20 Leopard 2A7 main battle tanks, bringing them up to A7V standard

Chinese Tank Manufacturer Norinco Becomes Stock-holding Company

September 18, 2017 @ 12:35 PM

China North Industries Group Corporation ( Norinco Group), started mixed ownership pilot reforms at its tank factory in Baotou, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. It was once a state-owned business

Leonardo To Build Protection Systems For British Army Vehicles To Counter Hostile...

September 13, 2017 @ 01:09 PM

Leonardo has been selected by the UK Governments Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to lead a team of local companies to build affordable protection technologies for British Army vehicles to counter the evolving threat posed by hostile weapon systems. posed by hostile weapon systems Under a Technology Demonstrator Programme (TDP) called ‘Icarus, the team will develop and demonstrate a way to affordably integrate ‘best of breed technologies in a category known as ‘Active Protection Systems (APS), preparing them for deployment across the Armys fleet of land vehicles

Algeria To Get Russian ‘Terminator II’ Combat Vehicles In 2018

September 12, 2017 @ 10:51 AM

Algeria has reportedly ordered Russian-built BMPT Terminator tank combat vehicles in a contract signed in April 2016, local news daily reports. According to Algerian news daily

T-72 Tank Modernized To NATO Standard Offered To Poland

September 12, 2017 @ 03:25 AM

A T-72 tank, modernized to NATO standards was displayed at the recent MSPO-2017 exhibition to demonstrate capabilities of the tank, christened PT-17, to the Ministry of Defense of Poland. In April 2017, Ukroboronprom and the Zaklady Mechaniczne “Bumar – Labedy” S

Turkish-Indonesian Tank Project Prototype in Finishing Stage

September 8, 2017 @ 12:52 PM

The proptotype of a Turkish-Indonesian project to manufacture the KAPLAN battle tank in Indonesia will be displayed at the Army Day military parade in Indonesia in October 2018. Turkish armored-vehicle manufacturer FNSS and Indonesian PT Pindad have been working on producing the KAPLAN tank in Indonesia following an agreement in 2015 and work on the prototype is in the finishing stages,

Russia To Supply T-90 Tanks To Iraq, Vietnam In 2017

August 24, 2017 @ 12:03 PM

Russia has concluded contracts with Iraq and Vietnam for the supply of a total of 137 tanks in 2017. The first contract (for 64 tanks) is concluded with the foreign customer "704"

Indian Army To Upgrade Russian T-90 Tanks With Gun-launched Missiles, Modular Engine

August 21, 2017 @ 09:28 AM

Indian Army is working on a project to upgrade its Russian-origin T-90 battle tanks with next generation gun-launched missiles, replacing currently equipped laser guided INVAR missile system. “As the design of the existing INVAR missile has been maximised, both in terms of range and depth of penetration (DoP), it is imperative to upgrade it to next generation missiles with enhanced capability,” an army source associated to the project was quoted as saying by PTI Sunday

China Conducts First Field Performance of VT-5 Light Tank

August 16, 2017 @ 11:35 AM

China has displayed its latest light duty tank, the VT-5 in a live-fire demonstration before military attache' of 50 countries at a shooting range in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region. The show marked the first field performance by a VT-5