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TALOS Commercial Protected Vehicle Certified

The Welp Group has reported what it claims is the world’s first full certification of the TALOS protected vehicle. TALOS is based on the Toyota LAND CRUISER 300. Supported by TDW, TALOS has achieved certification in the highest protection class VR9 in accordance with the VPAM-BRV and -ERV version 3 test standards after tests at […]

ASCOD Industry Day in Bratislava

General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) and Elbit Systems, with the support of the Spanish Government, hosted an industry day in Bratislava to engage local industry sources to collaborate on the ASCOD programme. The event, which was also attended by Austrian and Israeli officials, was part of GDELS’s and Elbit’s initiative to seek local companies […]

Netherlands to Modernise EW Equipment

The Undersecretary of State in the Dutch Ministry of Defence, Christophe van der Maat, has informed the Dutch Parliament about the Joint Electronic Attack project. According to this project, the severely outdated and no longer serviceable Electronic Warfare (EW) systems, which are currently integrated with FUCHS armoured transport vehicles, are to be replaced by technology. […]



SISFRON Phase Two Contract Awarded

Embraer and the Brazilian Army have signed a contract to develop and implement Phase Two of the Army’s programme for the Integrated Border Monitoring System (SISFRON). The announcement was made at the Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio 2022 exhibition in Chile. Among the world’s largest border surveillance projects, SISFRON aims to protect Brazil’s […]

Rolling Chassis for CAESAR 6×6 MkII

Arquus is providing a new and reinforced chassis for the new generation CAESAR 6×6 artillery system (Camion équipé d’un système d’artillerie). As with the basic version, Nexter (being the prime contractor) has awarded the subcontract for the SP howitzer’s mobility base to Arquus, the company writes in a press release. Arquus will supply a rolling […]

Elbit Wins Swedish Ammunition Contract

Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract worth approximately $27M by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, to provide the Swedish Armed Forces with M339 rounds, 120mm ammunition and data setting units, for its LEOPARD Main Battle Tanks. The contract will be performed over a period of 10 months. Suitable for all NATO 120mm smooth bore gun […]



KAPLAN MT Medium Tank Production Completed

The KAPLAN MT Medium Tank Project is based on a government MoU between the Turkish SSB procurement agency and the Ministry of Defence of Indonesia. In 2015, a corporation agreement was signed with the objective to develop two prototype vehicles. Within the scope of the project under the KAPLAN MT (HARIMAU) Medium Weight Class Tank […]

Hx 8×8 EXCAVATOR For Military & Civilian Roles

By combining two available subsystems, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) and Slovakia’s CSM Industry have collaborated to create the new HX 8×8 EXCAVATOR multipurpose vehicle. RMMV contributed the 8×8 chassis from the HX series for mobility. The military-off-the-shelf vehicle is designed for the toughest military operations and offers excellent mobility even in demanding terrain, Rheinmetall […]

Hanwha Australia to Support Oshkosh OMFV Consortium

The Oshkosh Defense consortium, which includes Hanwha Defense USA, a division of Hanwha Defense Corporation, was recently selected to participate in the US Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) programme’s Concept Design Phase. Hanwha Defense Australia (HDA), another division of Hanwha Defense Corporation, will also support the Oshkosh Defense OMFV consortium, the company writes in […]



Thailand to Test THeMIS UGV

Late last year, Milrem Robotics delivered the Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System (THeMIS) Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) to Thailand’s Defence Technology Institute (DTI), Milrem has announced recently. Thailand wants to test the Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) in a cooperation between the Army and the DTI in order to evaluate its possible applications. According to Milrem, […]

Senop to CAVS Provide Night Vision Systems

Senop Oy has signed a framework agreement with Patria to supply the driver’s night vision systems, which will be installed on the 6×6 Common Armoured Vehicle System (CAVS) Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC), the company writes in a press release. The agreement includes a purchase order which secures the continuation of already ongoing deliveries of Senop […]

Plasan to Provide Armour for DRAGÓN 8×8

Plasan has announced the signature of a contract with Tess Defence to provide the armour package for the Spanish Army’s VCR DRAGÓN 8×8 wheeled combat vehicle. The contract, which was signed in November 2021, covers the first 348 vehicles. Within the contract scope, Plasan will supply its lightweight and modular RPG protection, branded as Hybrid Slat […]



MASKE Smoke/Obscurant Grenade in 81mm

Rheinmetall has adapted the MASKE family of smoke/obscurant grenades for 81mm launchers. According to the company, these are based on a bi-modular (decoy and concealment module) and bi-spectral (visible/infrared light) ammunition concept. The decoy module generates an intense blooming. The camouflage module creates a smoke/obscurant that disrupts the enemy lines of sight in both the visual […]

Jankel Seats for CHALLENGER 3

Jankel has been selected to supply crew seats for the British Army’s CHALLENGER 3 MBT modernisation programme. The company reports that it has been contracted by the prime contractor, Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL), to develop and supply seating systems with a high level of protection for commanders, gunners and loaders. Jankel has indicated that […]

American Rheinmetall Systems Supporting US Army Modernisation Efforts

American Rheinmetall Systems has announced a multi-million dollar investment in the company’s strategic plan to support US Army combat vehicle modernisation priorities with advanced combat vehicle mission systems technologies. The company will be growing its workforce, particularly in advanced engineering segments, as well as bringing new industrial capability to further develop and ultimately deliver those […]



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 […]




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