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First UK BOXER Drive Module Hull Completed

WFEL has announced that they have completed fabrication of the first BOXER 8×8 drive module hull for the UK’s BOXER programme. According to the company, the hull has been painted and fitted with spall liner and insulation material for the driver’s bay. The next step in production will be assembly and systems integration, followed by […]

H125 Helicopters for Brazil

Airbus Helicopters has announced that the Brazilian Armed Forces have ordered 27 H125 single-engine light utility helicopters through the Combat Aircraft Programme Coordinating Committee (COPAC). The H125s are slated to replace the older AS350 and Bell 206 helicopters in service with the Brazilian Air Force and the Brazilian Navy respectively. The contracted helicopters are due […]

RBSL and Supacat Unveil Solutions for UK MoD’s BGOAA Programme

At the DVD 2022 defence exhibition, RBSL and Supacat both unveiled carrier platforms for MBDA’s BRIMSTONE guided missile, aimed at the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Battle Group Organic Anti-Armour (BGOAA) programme which aims to replace some of the UK’s legacy ground-based anti-armour guided weapon systems. The concept is not entirely new territory for MBDA, […]

More PzH 2000 SPHs for Ukraine

The German Armed Forces will provide Ukraine with four more PzH 2000 Self-Propelled Howitzers (SPHs) and additional ammunition. According to a Statement by the German Ministry of Defence, the delivery will be initiated immediately, “despite Germany’s own strained materiel situation.” According to discussions with the industry on the accelerated supply of refurbished guns from the […]

Elbit Wins US Army Mortar Contract

Elbit Systems has announced that its US subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America has been awarded a contract to provide 120mm mortar systems for the US Army. The initial delivery order was valued at US$10m, and is due to take place over a two-year period, with work taking place at Elbit’s facility in Fort Worth, Texas. […]

Irish Armed Forces Sign WFEL Contract

WFEL has been awarded a contract for the supply of the Medium Girder Bridging (MGB) System by the Irish Defence Forces Corps of Engineers. Ireland selected the 31m double storey MGB variant, which can be erected in various configurations to cover a wide range of military and emergency bridging requirements. According to WFEL, the MGB […]

AMZ Kutno Presents TUR & 4×4 Amulance

During the MSPO 2022 exhibition in Kielce, AMZ Kutno presented the medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) variant of their TUR 7 (Eng: AUROCHS) 4×4 protected patrol vehicle. AMZ Kutno explained that the design of this particular variant was influenced by the War in Ukraine. In terms of mobility characteristics, the TUR 7 is equipped with a 6-cylinder […]

Milrem THeMIS Delivered to Ukraine

Milrem Robotics have announced the delivery of an unspecified quantity of THeMIS Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) in the casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) and supply transportation configuration to Ukraine. Milrem stated that the CASEVAC variant was fitted with stretchers and was delivered to a Ukrainian charity organisation, along with onsite training in the operation of the system. […]

Rheinmetall Extended Range Charged Technology for US Army

Rheinmetall has announced that it has been contracted to deliver its extended range charge (ERC) technology to the US Army. Under the contract, the company’s subsidiary American Rheinmetall Munitions (ARM) will prototype an artillery ERC for firing munitions out of a 155 mm L58 artillery gun. According to Rheinmetall, the ERC will increase the ranges […]

50th PANDUR EVO Delivered to Austria

Austrialn Defence Minister Klaudia Tanner has taken delivery of the 50th PANDUR EVOLUTION to the Austrian Armed Forces at the General Dynamics European Land Systems-Steyr assembly plant in Vienna Simmering. The Austrian Bundesheer has operated PANDUR type vehicles since 1994. The PANDUR EVO is being procured as a further development of the PANDUR A2. Improvements […]

Mack Defense Receives 144 Truck Contract

Mack Defense has announced that the US Army and the US Army Reserve have ordered an additional 144 M917A3 Heavy Dump Trucks (HDTs). The additional vehicles, based on the commercially available Mack GRANITE model, are part of the previously announced firm-fixed price US$296M contract to be fulfilled over seven years that the Army awarded Mack Defense […]

Electric Drive BUSHMASTER Unveiled

On 10 August, the Australian Defence Force unveiled an electrically-powered prototype of the BUSHMASTER wheeled protected vehicle at the Australian Chief of Army Symposium (CAS). The conventionally-powered version of the vehicle had recently attracted attention as the Australian government handed over 60 to the Ukrainian armed forces. The BUSHMASTER vehicle is currently produced in 12 […]

First STRYKER with 30 mm Turret Delivered

The US Army has taken delivery of the first STRYKER equipped with the 30 mm Medium-Calibre Weapon System (MCWS) unmanned turret from Oshkosh Defense at the Aberdeen Test Centre. According to Oshkosh, the system is due to undergo product verification testing before being released for serial production. The base vehicle used is the most recent […]

KMW & Elbit Sign Rocket Cooperation Agreement

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), Elbit Systems Land and Elbit Systems Deutschland have signed a strategic cooperation Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the area of rocket artillery, Elbit writes in a press release. According to the company, this cooperation is to address the growing European interest in Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) capabilities. As part of the […]

Second TROPHY APS Batch for US MBTs

The US Army Contracting Command has ordered additional TROPHY Active Protection Systems (APS) from General Dynamics Land Systems, the prime contractor for the M1 ABRAMS Main Battle Tanks (MBTs), for about US$280M. Develped by Rafael, TROPHY is marketed in the US in cooperation with Leonardo DRS. At the end of 2020, the US Army had […]

New Tent System for German Military

At the end of June, Kärcher Futuretech delivered the first batch of the German Armed Forces’ new “Mobile Accommodation on Mission” (Bwgl UiE SK) modules. A corresponding framework agreement was signed in April 2021. The first production batch is already subject to deliveries with 3,255 sets are to be delivered by the end of the […]

Kappa Optronics Systems for PIRANHA IV

Kappa Optronics has been awarded a contract by GDELS-Mowag to equip 59 PIRANHA IV 8×8 wheeled armoured vehicles with Driver Vision Enhancer (DVE) systems, Kappa writes in a press release. According to the company, the new development will be based on Kappa’s ARMOR EYE driver vision enhancer concept, which is scalable and adaptable to customer […]

Defenture & KMW Sign MoU

Against the background of the German-Dutch procurement project for a new airborne vehicle platform (LuLa), KMW (Krauss-Maffei Wegmann) and Denture have agreed an MoU, Defenture writes in a press release. LuLa is to replace the airborne forces’ existing vehicles and forms part of the €100 Bn special fund approved by the German Parliament. Defenture’s GROUNDFORCE […]

Nexter to Support Indonesia’s CAESAR Fleet

PT Len and Nexter have announced the signature of a multiannual In-Service Support (ISS) contract for the CAESAR fleet in service within the Indonesian Army (TNI-AD). According to Nexter, this ISS features a comprehensive package of services, including on-site technical assistance, delivery of spare parts and training to ensure the readiness of the CAESAR fleet. […]

Rheinmetall to Develop New Solution for US Navy

American Rheinmetall Munitions, Inc. has been awarded a $14.3M (€13.5M contract under a US Navy Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) to prototype a low-cost engagement capability that increases the effectiveness of existing and future naval gun weapon systems against air and surface threats, Rheinmetall writes in a press release. The resulting prototype system is to lead […]

First Launch of SPIKE Missile from GUARDIAN 30 RWS

Escribano Mechanical & Engineering and Rafael, together with its Spanish subsidiary PAP Tecnos, have successfully completed the integration of the SPIKE missile system with the GUARDIAN 30 RWS, selected by the Spanish Army for the D4 demonstrator of the 8×8 DRAGÓN armoured wheeled vehicle, Escribano writes in a press release. According to the company, the first SPIKE […]

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