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Artillery and Ammunition by Nexter

Nexter presents a 1/10 model of the CAESAR 8×8 on its stand at AUSA. This 155mm gun mounted on an 8×8 truck with increased protection. The CAESAR gun is combat proven from its use by the French army, in its version 6×6, notably within the Task Force Wagram deployed in Syria between September 2016 and […]

New 40-Ton Capacity All-Terrain Crane

At AUSA – the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition – Mack Defense will introduce a Mack Granite-based 40-ton capacity all-terrain crane. The ATC–40T is a collaboration based upon the commercially available Mack Granite chassis therefore delivering a proven system engineered to exceed the U.S. Army’s performance requirements for a […]

Poland Close to a Partnership in the Narew Programme

MBDA continues to promote the Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) as its offer for the Polish Narew short range air-and-missile defence modernization programme, which is expected to lead to the procurement of over a dozen batteries to provide coverage and protection to strategic infrastructure and military units from a wide range of aerial threats. According […]

Poland Closer to Developing New IFV

During the International Defence Industry Exhibition (MSPO) in Kielce Huta Stalowa Wola (HSW), a member of the Polish Armaments Group (Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa, PGZ) holding, presented a prototype of the next generation swimming, infantry fighting vehicle (Nowy Bojowy Pływający Wóz Piechoty, NBPWP), which is being developed under the Borsuk programme. The Borsuk programme calls for […]

Archer Takes Aim at DSEI

Archer, the BAE Systems Bofors’ 155mm/52-cal SP wheeled artillery system was on display at DSEI for the first time carried on a Rheinmetall MAN 8×8 cross country truck with an armoured cab. This 8×8 carrier is widely in use around the world and indicates the international intentions of the company for this wheeled artillery system. […]

Hawkeye Mobile Weapon System

On display at the AM General stand at DSEI is its Hawkeye 105mm Mobile Weapon System, which has been helpful in supporting the U.S. Army as it tries to determine whether to approve an Army requirement for a mobile 105mm artillery asset. A yes or no decision by the Army is currently awaited.  The company’s […]

WFEL and KMW Await TYRO Next Step

In what can be termed a ‘very soft launch’ WFEL’s stand at DSEI sported a photo of its armoured truck-carried Close Support Bridge (CSB), which is a contender in part of the UK MoD’s Project TYRO. WFEL is working with KMW on this project and the bridge sections, which, if these contenders are successful, will […]

Explosive Ordnance Robots at DSEI

Irish company Reamda is showing their range of military robots – especially explosive ordnance robots – at DSEI. One quite new addition to this is Reacher, a bomb disposal robot with a payload bay, which is a quite unique feature in this area. Customers are Ireland, of course, and Switzerland, with 19 robots being in […]

Supacat’s New Light Role Vehicle

At DSEI Supacat is showing its new Light Role Vehicle (LRV) that promises an even improved performance in terrain access, range and operator comfort. This vehicle is highly modular and offers a range of configuration options to suit a variety of environmental conditions, threat levels and crew requirements.  All variants use a common chassis and […]

Composite Rubber Track on a Warrior

At DSEI Soucy Defense presents its Composite Rubber Track (CRT) technology on a Warrior vehicle by Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL). The warrior family of vehicles is currently in service with the British Army but the one on display is a prototype, developed by RBSL, as a Mortar or Armoured Battlegroup Support Vehicle. The Warrior […]

Land 400 Training Systems

In the presence of the Hon Melissa Price, Minister for Defence Industry, Australia, an agreement was just signed at the DSEI between Rheinmetall and Thomas Global Systems. „Today, in accordance with agreements to be signed by the companies, Rheinmetall announces that Thomas Global Systems has been awarded a contract for the supply of major elements […]

Debut of Rheinmetall’s Unmanned Combat Vehicle

At MSPO Rheinmetall presents its Mission Master unmanned ground vehicle equipped with WB Group’s micro combat unmanned air vehicle for the first time. The name of this new vehicle is Mission Master – Protection. This new version is based on the tested 8×8 all-terrain platform. The integrated WARMATE micro combat unmanned air vehicle (UAV) from […]

LAPV Enok 7.5

ACS Armoured Car Systems presented the third evolution of the proven Light Armoured Patrol Vehicle (LAPV) at the Forum Bundeswehrlogistik of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Wehrtechnik (DWT) in Erfurt. Enok 5.4 and Enok 6.2 are now followed by Enok 7.5. The number in the type designation indicates the permissible total weight of the vehicle. Continuing […]

Iron Fist LD for Eitan Wheeled Armoured Vehicle

The Israeli Ministry of Defence has opted for the Iron Fist Light Decoupled (IFLD), an active protection system which is to equip the new Eitan wheeled armoured vehicle and the D-9 bulldozer of the Israeli armed forces in the future. The contract for the programme is subject to conclusion of negotiations between the parties. The […]

Development Contracts Awarded for Infantry Squad Vehicle

The U.S. Army has commissioned three teams to develop an Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV). Team one consists of Flyer Defense and Oshkosh Defense, team two SAIC and Polaris, team three is General Motors. Each team received an order worth €0.9 million. All teams are members of the National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC), an industry association […]

New Dutch Armed Forces Combat Helmet

The Dutch procurement agency Defensie Materieel Organisatie (DMO) commissioned the U.S. helmet manufacturer Revision Military at the beginning of August to manufacture and supply the new Dutch Armed Forces Combat Helmet. At the same time as the supply contract, a framework agreement was concluded for the maintenance of the helmet over a period of 15 […]

Latvia Makes Another Attempt to Tactical Vehicle Acquisition

The Latvian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has launched the procedure for the procurement of a series of new high-mobility armoured 4×4 tactical vehicles. This is another attempt of the Baltic State to acquire such platforms, as the initial tender had to be cancelled due to a number of procedural irregularities and legal obstacles. The head […]

Slovakia Prolongs Procurement of Armoured Vehicles

The Slovak Ministry of Defence (MoD) has so far failed to secure the contract for procurement of 81 Vydra 8×8 wheeled armoured vehicles, which were designed by the local defence industry and Finnish Patria. The planned acquisition has stalled due to a number of difficulties, resulting in harsh criticism of the programme coming from the […]

FFG Presents Recovery Module for the Boxer

The Boxer is characterized by its modular design. It consists of two key elements: the driving module and the removable mission module. FFG Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft mbH (FFG) will present a recovery module for the Boxer to a specialist audience for the first time at the DSEi in London in September. Depending on the national […]

Belgian Army Gets New Combat Training Centre

The Belgian Army will get a complete new training centre with infantry simulators, anti-tank simulators, vehicle systems and communication systems for controlling, monitoring and collecting training data to enable detailed analysis of exercises. A corresponding contract has been signed by the Belgian MoD and Saab. The order value is approximately SEK160 million (approx. €14.9 million) […]

Uncertainties Emerge Over the Slovak 4×4 Tender

The tender for procurement of a number of multi role tactical 4×4 vehicles for the Slovak Army has been suspended as the country’s anti-corruption office continues to evaluate legality of the whole competition. The Office for Public Procurement (UVO), which controls the execution of public tenders in Slovakia, and verifies if they are carried out […]

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