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Inflatable Tanks

i2K Military showed an inflatable T-72 main battle tank, that is in use with the U.S. Army, at I/ITSEC. Even though this tank looks quite toy-like, it is made out of high performance fiber. It can withstand 50 to 100 bullets before it will collapse, making it an ideal (and cheap) training equipment. The company […]

Train as You Fight

Some quite impressive training can be seen at the Australian booth at I/ITSEC. Chiron Global Technologies is presenting the performance of their Chiron Armour Platform X-Series body armor in real fighting. Chiron X-1 is already in use with Australian Defence personnel to allow realistic training. With only 17 kg and several layers – a hard […]

The Netherlands Order 918 Medium Multirole Protected Vehicles

Today the Dutch Ministry of Defence signed a contract with Iveco Defence Vehicles on an initial batch of 918 vehicles denominated “12kN.” The 12kN is a new generation of medium multirole protected vehicles especially designed for the Dutch Armed Forces. This acquisition is part of the Defence-wide Replacement Programme of Wheeled Vehicles (DVOW – Defensiebrede […]

Lithuania Orders Joint Light Tactical Vehicles

The Lithuanian Ministry of Defence (MoD) agreed to procure 200 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) from the U.S. for about €145 million. Deliveries are expected to take placebetween 2020 and 2024. New vehicles will be distributed among various units of the country’s armed forces. The procurement will be finalised under the Letter of Offer and […]

Modernization of the German Wiesel AWC

Germany has awarded the modernization contract for the Wiesel Armoured Weapons Carrier (AWC) to FFG Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft mbH (FFG). This service life extension contract (NDV) is for a total of 181 vehicles of the Wiesel 1 fleet, which will ensure that the vehicles will remain in service beyond 2030. The focus of the NDV […]

Radars Chosen for the New Norwegian Mobile Air Defence System

KONGSBERG, being the main contractor for the new mobile, ground-based air defence system for the Norwegian Army, has chosen Weibel Scientific for the supply of radars. The special capability of Weibel’s ground-based air defence radars is the ability to detect and track very low-flying, small and slow (LSS) drones at a long distance. This pioneering […]

FORD’s Special Solutions Shown in Bangkok

FORD Global Fleet Sales has revealed its latest military, security and armoured vehicles at the DEFENSE & SECURITY 2019, that is taking place in Bangkok, Thailand, at the moment. One of the highlights is the FORD Everest Light Utility Vehicle, a heavy duty off-road SUV customized with protective vehicle components including an optional bull bar […]

Two-piece All Terrain Runflat for Wheels

At the DSEI in Japan Tyron presented a new variant of its rubber-based All Terrain Runflat called ATR-Custom. The two-piece inlay can be mounted without hydraulic aids. The tyres of off-road vehicles can be damaged by shootings, blasting or sharp stones. All Terrain Runflat (ATR) pads allow the vehicle to continue driving at sufficient speed […]

New 60mm Mortar and Survivor R Protected SOV

At MILIPOL Rheinmetall shows their new RSG60 60mm mortar for infantry and special forces. “A few quick manual adjustments turn the 15.8 kg standard infantry version into a commando mortar weighing just 6.8 kg, with no need for tools,” the company said. “Depending on the ammunition and charges, the standard version can attain ranges of […]

Rafael at MILIPOL

At MILIPOL Rafael Advanced Defence Systems presents FIREFLY, a miniature tactical loitering weapon system from the SPIKE Family, for the first time. This system only weighs 3 kg and provides precision attack capabilities for the dismounted soldier fighting within an urban arena where situation awareness is limited, the enemy is behind cover, and precision is […]

Subcompact Carbine, Ballistic Calculator and new Cartridges

FN Herstal presents its latest defence and security solutions – among them FN SCAR-SC Subcompact Carbine, FN Ballistic Calculator and new cartridges – at MILIPOL. The newest development in small caliber weapons by FN Herstal, the FN SCAR-SC subcompact carbine, is shown with its two available calibers: 5.56x45mm/.223 Rem and 7.62x35mm/.300 BLK. Regardless of the […]

Nexter at MILIPOL

At MILIPOL Nexter shows a range of solutions going from armoured vehicles to artillery systems and also masters strategic sub-assemblies, such as weapon systems and ammunition or robots and embedded electronic systems. One of the highlights is TITUS Homeland Security that has been used to protect COP 21 and is actively used by the RAID […]

Mobile Bridge Systems

At the Military Institute of Armoured and Automotive Technology in Sulejowek, near Warsaw General Dynamics European Land Systems and Griffin Group Defence presented a number of mobile bridge systems offered for the armed forces of Poland and several other countries in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region. According to Rolf Wenning, Senior Manager, International […]

Leopard 2 A7 Enters Service

The latest version of the Leopard 2 main battle tank was handed over to the German and Danish armed forces by general contractor Krauss-Maffei Wegmann on October 29, 2019. 40 years after its first introduction to the forces, NATO’s standard tank has once again been thoroughly overhauled to meet the threat posed by the operations. […]

Great Britain Orders Over 500 Boxers for the British Army

British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has announced the signing of a procurement contract for more than 500 Boxer Mechanised Infantry Vehicles (MIV). The contract volume amounts to the equivalent of around €3.2 billion. The high-terrain and highly protected vehicles are capable of fighting on the digital battlefield and are mainly used for troop transport. Starting […]

Amphibious Combat Vehicles for the U.S. Marine Corps

The U.S. Marine Corps ordered additional Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV) from BAE Systems and Iveco Defence Vehicles under a third order for Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP). The award is for the ACV Personnel Carrier variant (ACV-P) and represents an important next step on the path to full rate production. The ACV is an advanced […]

U.S. Army Launches New Fusion Glasses

L3Harris Technologies has started delivery of its new Enhanced Night Vision Goggle – Binocular (ENVG-B). The delivery is part of a first order under an ENVG-B Directed Requirement Contract from the U.S. Army. “The ENVG-B is the result of a year-long collaboration with the U.S. Army to deliver the most advanced night fighting system ever […]

TELEFUNKEN RACOMS to Supply Night Vision Goggles to the German Armed Forces

According to a press release, TELEFUNKEN RACOMS has again be selected by the Federal German Ministry of Defence to supply another 2.400 sets of XACT nv33 night vision goggles (light NVG) to the German armed forces. TELEFUNKEN RACOMS was re-selected from the Federal Ministry of Defense to supply further 2.400 sets of XACT nv33 night […]

Rheinmetall’s Lynx in the Final LAND 400 Phase

Rheinmetall is in the final phase of Australia’s LAND 400 Phase 3 programme. The company confirmed that it has signed the Risk Mitigation Activity (RMA) contract that includes delivery of three Lynx KF41 Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFV) to compete in trials for this programme, that is worth AU$15 billion (€9.5 billion). The RMA contract now […]

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 […]

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