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Escribano Integrates GUARDIAN RWS with Bulgarian Armoured Vehicles

Escribano Mechanical & Engineering has announced that the company has successfully integrated the first four GUARDIAN Remote Weapon Systems (RWS) onto the 4×4 armoured vehicles from Bulgarian manufacturer Samel-90 for the Bulgarian Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). In the coming months eight more GUARDIAN RWS are to be integrated. According to a news release by […]

SURVIVOR R Selected as the new “Special Vehicle 5” of the German Federal Police

Rheinmetall has been awarded a significant order from the procurement agency of Germany’s Federal Interior Ministry, the company writes in a press release. The company will supply a fleet of new all-terrain, protected multipurpose SURVIVOR R special response vehicles, to be known as the “SONDERWAGEN 5”. Encompassing a fixed number of 55 vehicles, the order […]

CARL GUSTAF M4 for Lithuania

Saab has signed a framework agreement with the Lithuanian Ministry of Defence for CARL GUSTAF M4 shoulder-launched multi-role weapons, the company announced last week. The agreement also covers associated ammunition and comes after Saab signed similar framework agreements with Sweden, Estonia and Latvia. The current M4 version of the CARL GUSTAF series, which has been in service […]

First M88A3 to be Delivered This Year

BAE Systems will deliver the first M88A3 prototype for the M88 heavy armoured recovery vehicle modernisation programme to the US Army this year, following a contract amendment, the company announced on 21 December. According to the statement, the 2019 development contract for eight prototypes has been expanded by US$79M (€70M) to US$329M (€290M). The modernisation […]

Sweden Wishes to Join CAVS

Patria has announced that Sweden has officially expressed a wish to join the Common Armoured Vehicle System (CAVS) 6×6 programme, which is currently in series production for Finland and Latvia. These two countries agreed to jointly develop the CAVS in 2019 and starting in autumn 2020, under Finland’s leadership, the vehicle was developed based on the […]

Dutch BUSHMASTERs Modernised

Dutch Defence Minister Henk Kamp has presented details of the modernisation programme for the protected BUSHMASTER vehicles to the Chamber of MPs. According to current plans, the fleet of more than 100 vehicles will be modernised by Thales Australia by 2027. The first modernised BUSHMASTERs are to enter service in 2024. The Netherlands procured the BUSHMASTERs […]

Central European Office for Milrem

Milrem Robotics has opened an office in the Netherlands making the first step towards creating a Central European robotics centre, the company writes in a press release. One of the reasons the city of Best near Eindhoven was chosen as the location for Milrem Robotics’ Dutch office is to be closer to one of the […]

New G-Class Vehicles Unveiled

Mercedes-Benz has presented the new generation G-Class vehicles for military and security applications to potential customers and the press at the G-Class Experience Center in Graz, Austria. The new vehicles are based on the 464 series, which went into series production two years ago for civilian applications. According to the company, the new vehicles will […]

Rheinmetall Submits BAFO to Australia

Rheinmetall has submitted the company’s LYNX Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) Best And Final Offer (BAFO) for the Australian Department of Defence LAND 400 Phase 3 Mounted Close Combat Capability tender. Rheinmetall is one of two contenders for this procurement project, the other being Hanwha Defense Australia, offering the REDBACK IFV. Rheinmetall Defence Australia Managing Director, Gary […]

Nexter & STV Sign Ammunition Agreement

Nexter Group has signed an agreement with Czech manufacturer STV Group for the local supply and certification of shells and modular charges. Nexter undertakes to support the certification of artillery ammunition manufactured locally by STV Group for use on the CAESAR artillery system. The agreement also provides for the acquisition from Nexter of specific 155mm […]

More G36s for Lithuania

According to a statement by the Lithuanian Defence Ministry, the country has again ordered G36 assault rifles from Heckler & Koch, thus supplementing the existing stock. According to the contract concluded by the Lithuanian Defence Materiel Agency on 30 September, the contract has a value of approximately €19M, with the rifles to be delivered between […]

Milrem Robotics Launches Cooperation with Lumina

Milrem Robotics has announced a cooperation agreement with Lumina Technology Partners (Lumina) in Canada. Under the agreement, Lumina will offer the full portfolio of Milrem Robotics products, including the THeMIS and MULTISCOPE UGVs to both public-sector and commercial customers, taking advantage of the available payloads to address a variety of applications including firefighting, transport and […]

FN Herstal Machine Guns for Norway

The Norwegian Armed Forces have placed an order with FN Herstal for new machine guns. A two-part framework contract for this was recently awarded according to a notification from the Norwegian procurement agency Forsvarsmateriell (FMA). The first contract has a duration of seven years and provides for the delivery of up to 4,000 FN MINIMI […]

KMW Demonstrates RCH 155 Firing On The Move

During a presentation at the Klietz military training area in Germany, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) demonstrated the live firing of the wheeled Remote-Controlled Howitzer 155mm (RCH 155) in motion for the first time in front of an audience. The weapon system combines the Artillery Gun Module (AGM) from KMW – a fully automatic gun turret – […]

PARS IV 6×6 Progress

The Ministry of Defense of Turkey recently announced that the PARS IV 6×6 Special Operations Vehicle qualification tests are coming to the end and so the delivery to the Turkish Armed Forces will begin this year. The first assembly of the Pars IV 6×6 Mine Protected Vehicle took place in July 2020. The PARS IV […]

BOXER for Slovenia?

The Slovenian Armed Forces are to be equipped with 8×8 BOXER armoured transport vehicles (GTK) as part of their modernisation process. During the visit of German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to Ljubljana on 28 June 2021, Slovenian Defence Minister Matej Tonin announced the result of an expert group that had recommended procuring 45 BOXERs to […]


Nexter presented the VBCi PHILOCTETES infantry combat system for the first time at the DEFEA expo in Athens. Based on the requirements of the Greek Army, the armoured infantry combat vehicle (Véhicule Blindé de Combat d’Infanterie, VBCi) received a newly equipped remote-controlled 40-mm CT turret . The main weapon is the 40 mm Cased Telescoped […]

NP Aerospace to Offer SCRIMITAR

NP Aerospace, manufacturer of the 4030 ELITE Bomb Disposal Suit, has joined forces with CRF-I Limited to offer SCIMITAR technology for real-time EOD operator management and tracking. The SCIMITAR system, showcased for the first time at DSEI in London, is to provide EOD teams with a greater understanding of what EOD operators are experiencing in […]

HSW to Make Polish LEOPARD 2 Barrels

Rheinmetall and Polish company Huta Stalowa Wola (HSW) have signed a contract for the licence production of parts for the Rh-120/L44 120mm tank gun, including the barrel, the latter company has announced. The agreement covers a period of 20 years and relates to the Polish LEOPARD 2A4/A5/PL/PLM1 fleet. Also included in the scope of the […]

Finland to Upgrade CV90 Fleet

BAE Systems has reported a contract signature with Finland to upgrade the Finnish Army’s CV90 armoured vehicle fleet. The agreement, worth up to US$32M with options, includes a mid-life extension programme to increase the vehicles’ combat effectiveness. The CV9030FIN prototype and test series vehicles will be upgraded first, with the remaining lifecycle upgrades carried out […]

Finnish GTP Vehicles Delivered

The Finnish Armed Forces have received all of the GTP 4×4 protected vehicles they ordered from manufacturer Sisu Auto in June 2020. The vehicles were delivered as five-seater armoured multipurpose vehicles and 10 seat APCs. Mission modules are mounted on the vehicle chassis, which is the same for both versions, enabling the vehicles to be adapted to […]

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