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URAN-9 Unmanned Combat Ground Vehicle

The Russian Army Corps of Engineers presented at the ARMY-2019 International Forum several new vehicles of various application. One of the highlights was the URAN-9 Unmanned Combat Ground Vehicle (UCGV) which entered the Russian Army official service in January this year. The machine is a robot employing the specially designed tracked chassis. The power unit […]

Competition for Armoured Wheeled Vehicles in Bulgaria

After several attempts, the Bulgarian Ministry of Defence has now issued a Request for Proposal (RfP) for the supply of 150 armoured wheeled vehicles. Following market analysis, the Ministry selected the four European companies ARTEC (Germany), Patria (Finland), Nexter (France) and General Dynamics Land System – Mowag (Switzerland). The deadline for submission of bids is […]

U.S. Army Heavy Dump Truck Programme

Mack Defense is partnering with Crysteel Manufacturing on the U.S. Army M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck (HDT) contract. The Mack Defense M917A3 HDT is based on the commercial Mack Granite model and has been optimized to meet the current needs of the U.S. Army. Mack Defense added heavier-duty rear axles, all-wheel drive, increased suspension ride height […]

Poland Completes the First Serial Production 155mm SPH Battery

The Polish Army is finalizing completion of the first Regina artillery battery composed of serial production 155mm Krab self-propelled howitzers (SPH) manufactured by the local Huta Stalowa Wola. In the past months the 5th Artillery Regiment in Sulechow, western Poland, subordinate to the 12th Mechanised Division in Szczecin, received equipment, allowing for forming two out […]

Polish T-72 MBTs Will Be Upgraded

The Polish Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a contract with a consortium, composed of the Polish Armaments Group (Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa, PGZ), Zaklady Mechaniczne (ZM), Bumar-Labedy and Wojskowe Zaklady Motoryzacyjne (WZM), for an overhaul and upgrade of a number of T-72M1 main battle tanks (MBT). The deal is worth 1.75 billion Polish Zloty. Work should […]

Russian Civil Arms: New Prospects at the World Market

During the Army 2019 International Forum held near Moscow, the national weapons trade mediator Rosoboronexport announced a number of contracts with international customers for small arms supply of military and civil application. “The Russian industry produces full range of close combat weapons which have proved their indispensability in actual combat situations, thereby earning reputation and […]

Upgrade of the FLYEYE UAS Fleet

NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has signed a contract with WB Group for upgraded versions of the in-service FLYEYE unmanned aerial system (UAS) fleet. These upgrades include user-friendly solutions to increase the interoperability of the Polish Army by standardising the configuration and replacing the existing equipment with the up-to-date substitutes. FLYEYE is currently used […]

U.S. Army Procures new M110A1 SDMR

The U.S. Army introduces 5,000 to 6,000 new M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifles (SDMR) for its group-level rifle scope shooters. The U.S. Army continues to use the 7.62mm x 51 calibre for its riflescopes. The M110A1 SDMR is a semi-automatic G28E from the G28/HK417 family from Heckler & Koch. The weapons are to be manufactured […]

Spike Guided Missiles for Estonia

Estonia has signed a framework agreement with Eurospike, the joint venture between Diehl Defence, Rheinmetall Defence and Rafael Advanced Defence Systems, for the supply of Spike LR anti-tank guided missile systems. The contract has a value of €40M and covers the supply of Integrated Control Launch Units (ICLUs) and missiles with warheads. The Bundeswehr has […]

Germany’s New Equipment for the VJTF 2023

Germany will enter NATO’s Spearhead Force (VJTF) 2023 with modernised equipment. Especially upgrades for the Puma armoured infantry fighting vehicle and the “IdZ-ES” soldier system will take the German capabilities to a new level. A corresponding contract was signed by the German Procurement Agency BAAINBw recently. This modernisation called “System Panzergrenadier” links the Puma with […]

Defence Technology Review – Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle Puma – Available Now!

With the introduction of the Puma Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle (AIFV), the German Army now has the most advanced weapon system of mechanised infantry at its disposal. Owing to innovative technologies, it is superior to any comparable system and is currently state of the art. The Puma AIFV, however, is not an evolutionary variant of […]

MIKADO Tests for UAS Development

The German Federal Armed Forces Technical Center for Aircraft and Aeronautical Equipment (WTD 61) in Manching has investigated the potential and technical limits as well as weaknesses of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAS) using the MIKADO micro reconnaissance drone introduced in the army. On behalf of the German procurement agency BAAINBw, WTD 61’s task is […]

Amphibian Protolab PMPV 6×6 for Finland

The Finnish armed forces have received the first four Protolab 6×6 MiSu protected multi-purpose vehicles. The Protolab Protected Multi-Purpose Vehicle (PMPV) 6×6 was designed by the company Protolab Oy, which was commissioned by the Finnish Defence Force (FDF) in 2018 to supply the four vehicles. Protolab’s highly manoeuvrable and agile PMPV has a Euro-3-compliant Cummins […]

Czech MoD Orders 62 TITUS

The Czech Ministry of Defence has awarded Nexter Systems a contract for 62 TITUS (Tactical Infantry Transport & Utility System). The signature ceremony took place today. TITUS is the latest generation of 6×6 armoured vehicles laid out as support and transport vehicles with a high level of protection, mobility and versatility. The 6×6 chassis of […]

Norway Procures Large EOD Robots

Under the Norwegian “Large EOD Robots” procurement programme Telerob will deliver several of its tEODor EVO robots. EOD robots support explosive ordnance clearance units in the removal of explosive and incendiary devices or when defusing (terrorist) bombs. They are also used to defend against NBC threats. The EOD robot tEODor EVO, the successor to the […]

Portable Chemical Detection System

Flir Systems has added new capabilities to their drug analyzer, the Griffin G510 portable GC-MS chemical detector. With these enhancements the Griffin G510 will be able to analyze and identify drugs, chemical agents, and other toxic substances faster and more effectively during field operations, the company announced. One of these enhancements is the new “Method […]

Radar for the U.S. Army’s Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor

Lockheed Martin and ELTA Systems announced they successfully completed a demonstration of their radar solution for the U.S. Army’s Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS). The demonstration was held during a Sense Off event at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The chosen ELM-2084 Multi-Mission Radar (MMR) provides air defence capabilities to known […]

ARMY 2019: One More Mortal “Flower” on Display

The latest self-propelled mortar 2S41 Drok (Genista) was displayed for the first time at the Patriot (near Moscow) park during the ARMY 2019 Forum. The system total weight is 14 ton. It is based on the Taifun (Typhoon)-VDV K-4386 4X4 vehicle with the KAMAZ-650.10-350hp engine to provide up 100km/h speed on terrain with the range […]

“Lotos” – A New Flower in the Russian Deadly Bouquet

At the ARMY 2019 international forum a new self-propelled artillery unit being named Lotos (Russian for Lotus) had been presented. The system is intended to replace the Nona-family self propelled mortars in the Russian Vozhdushno-desantnye voiska VDV (airborne troops). 18 ton Lotos has a fully automated turret on the BMD-4 amphibious chassis to get a […]

DESPOT Presented at Partner 2019

At Partner 2019 in Belgrade TRB presented their new DESPOT vehicle, a prototype of which was revealed the National Day of the Republic of Srpska on January 9, 2019. DESPOT is a multi-purpose, highly protected, survivable, off-road 4×4 vehicle, jointly developed by TRB and the the Government of Srpska. The vehicle’s ballistic protection corresponds to […]

Training of the Nigerian NAF Canine Unit

Military personnel from the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) are undergoing training in South Africa to qualify as highly specialized Canine Unit (K-9 unit) operatives. Instructions are given by the experts at Paramount K9 Solutions, one of Africa’s main K9 training academies and subsidiary of Paramount Group. The training programme will enhance the NAF’s Special Operations, […]

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