Germany has agreed to deliver weapons and munitions worth a total $91 million to Kurdish forces in northern Iraq in their fight against Islamic State (IS). The weapons will be delivered in three tranches to a secure region of Iraq that has not been affected by the civil war, according to...
The Australian Government has awarded a multi-million dollar contract to provide specialised vehicles for the Australian Defence Forces Special Operations. Defence Minister Senator David Johnston today announced that Supacat Ltd will supply 89 Special Operations Vehicle – Commando, in a contract that will create approximately 150 new jobs in western...
Saab has signed a new framework contract with the USSOCOM for the companys Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system.The contract is a follow on agreement to a previous 5 year contract for the 84mm recoilless rifle system
China may supply components required for Russias defence industry following US and EU sanctions against Russia. Although Russia does not buy many weapons from foreign sources it does procure a lot of electronic and mechanical components to be used in its weapons systems
Chinas People's Liberation Army ground force will have another new state-of-the-art weapon in its arsenal－the HJ-12 anti-tank missile, which can destroy tanks at a distance of more than 4 km, according to a report published by China Daily. Developed by China North Industries Group Corp, the weapon will enable...
Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries will be allowed to continue doing business in India and will not face blacklisting, according to a report published by India Today magazine. The Indian government has placed conditions, which will disallow the company from getting any new order where there is another vendor option, the report said
Indias removal of Denel from its blacklist and the cancellation of a deal to buy 145 M777 ultra-light howitzers from BAE Systems has thrown open its howitzer procurement programs. The Indian Army has been petitioning the government for over a decade for rapid procurement of artillery guns
Bulgaria has announced a $680 million program to upgrade its weapons in an effort to minimize its dependency on Russia by 2020. Defense Minister Velizar Shalamanov said that the ministry aims to ensure that Bulgarias defense industry takes part in the designed program
With the success of Indo-Russian defence projects such as BrahMos and the production of the SU-30MKI jets, Russia intends to use the success as a model for joint development with Brazil and South Africa within BRICS. Anatoly Isaykin, general director of Rosoboronexport last week said that negotiations between Russia, Brazil and South Africa on the joint development of weapons and military equipment within the framework of BRICS should be held by the end of this year
Germany has cancelled a major arms deal with Russia citing the Ukraine crisis as its main reason, according to reports. The daily Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reported on Monday that the German government had canceled a deal to provide Russian forces with a fully-equipped combat training camp
Oshkoshs Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV) has completed 200,000 miles and other requirements for Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) testing under the US military Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program. Oshkosh delivered 22 fully integrated JLTV prototypes for government testing in August 2013, and has so far completed every program milestone
As orders for defence equipment at home decline, France, Germany and Russia are intensifying their efforts to sell to developing countries. The German government approved export licenses for weapons worth almost €6 billion last year, including a record amount for deals with non-NATO countries, according to Germanys vice-chancellor and economy minister Sigmar Gabriel