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Uncertainties Emerge Over the Slovak 4×4 Tender

The tender for procurement of a number of multi role tactical 4×4 vehicles for the Slovak Army has been suspended as the country’s anti-corruption office continues to evaluate legality of the whole competition. The Office for Public Procurement (UVO), which controls the execution of public tenders in Slovakia, and verifies if they are carried out […]

TRS-3D Naval Radar for Norwegian Coast Guard Vessel

The Norwegian Coast Guard vessel SVALBARD will be equipped with HENSOLDT’s latest version of its TRS-3D naval radar and MSSR 2000 I IFF System. TRS-3D is a three-dimensional multimode naval radar for air and sea surveillance. It includes the ability to correlate plots and tracks of targets with the MSSR 2000 I identification system for […]

Military Min Mac Rack

PELI announced that their configurable Min Mac Rack was able to pass even more military certifications. After successful completion of new military test certifications for drops (MIL-STD-810G), water immersion (IPX7) and dust ingress protection (IP6X), this feature-rich rugged case line secures its protection leading value. The renovated PELI Min Mac Rack range is available with […]

Marines Get INVISIO Headset Systems

The U.S. Marine Corps has selected INVISIO for their Hearing Enhancement Program with a first order worth Skr43 million (about €4 million). The systems consist of both communications enabled versions and as well as hearing protection only. Infantry, artillery, reconnaissance and combat engineer Marines decided on INVISIO systems based on fit, form, function and comfort. […]

ASCOD Offered to the Czech Army

The Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) has recently sent out calls for preliminary offers in the long awaited tender for new tracked infantry fighting vehicles (IFV). General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS), as one of major armoured vehicles manufacturers in Europe, is expected to make a bid, offering its tested ASCOD platform, which has already […]

New 60mm Mortar for Infantry and Special Forces

Today Rheinmetall announced the development of a new 60mm mortar for infantry and special forces. According to the company this RSG60 has a new design design and engineering characteristics which make this indirect fire system very light and easy to handle. “A few quick manual adjustments turn the 15.8 kg standard infantry version into a […]

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 […]

High-Energy Laser for the German Navy

MBDA Deutschland and Rheinmetall have agreed to collaborate in the high-energy laser effectors domain. Weaponised high-energy lasers (HEL) might close a capability gap in the weapon mix of guns and missiles. Developments, mainly in Germany and the USA, have paved the way to the production of powerful, easy-to-handle and logistically affordable systems which may achieve […]

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 […]

U.S. Navy Gets Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band Pod

The first Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) pod has been delivered to the U.S. Navy to begin ground and aircraft integration testing. Raytheon will deliver 15 EMD (Engineering and Manufacturing Development) pods for mission systems testing and qualification as well as 14 aeromechanical pods for airworthiness certification. NGJ-MB is a high-capacity and power airborne electronic […]

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 […]

Poland Starts Production of Mk 82 Bombs

Chemical Works Nitro-Chem, a member of the Polish Armaments Group (Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa, PGZ), received a certificate allowing it to manufacture Mark (Mk) 82 unguided, low-drag general purpose bombs, which are in the inventory of the Polish Air Force and arm the F-16C/D-52+ multirole fighter aircraft, therefore concluding the almost two years long technology transfer […]

Warsaw Process Working Groups

The Warsaw Summit in February this year was a starting point for a process that tries to find a way countering the ongoing Middle East conflicts. Today, with the United States and Poland announcing details of the Warsaw Process Working Groups, the political will expressed during the summit enters a practical solution finding momentum. “These […]

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 […]

Bell Strengthens Its Position in the CEE Region

Bell plans to finalize first export contracts with potential clients in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and therefore strengthens its position on the local market, as interest in company’s combat and multirole rotary-wing platforms grows across the whole region. “Across CEE, we got significant interest from a number of nations. Some of them we obviously […]

German Navy Selects NH90 NATO Frigate Helicopter to Replace Sea Lynx Fleet

The German Navy today announced that the NH90 NATO Frigate Helicopter (NFH) has been selected as the successor to the German Navy’s Sea Lynx Mk 88A onboard helicopter. In total 31 helicopters were ordered. A corresponding bill was approved by Vice Admiral Joachim Rühle, Deputy Inspector General of the Bundeswehr, on July 29. According to […]

Next Step in the Tactical Boost Glide Hypersonic Weapons Programme

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Raytheon successfully completed the baseline design review for the Tactical Boost Glide hypersonic weapons programme. A boost glide weapon uses a rocket to accelerate its payload and achieve hypersonic speeds – velocities greater than Mach 5. During flight, the payload separates from the rocket and glides unpowered […]

Two New Replenishment Fleet Oiler for the German Navy

Following a decision taken last week by the German Chief of Defence, General Eberhard Zorn, the procurement of two new Replenishment (Fleet) Oilers has been launched. The replacement of FGS RHÖN and FGS SPESSART will be available from 2024 and are supposed to stay in service well beyond the year 2050. Thus, the German Navy […]

Contract to Upgrade U.S. AGM-88B

Today the U.S. Navy has awarded a $167 million firm-fixed-price contract for 263 full-rate production Lot 8 Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles (AARGM) to Alliant Techsystems Operations, a wholly owned subsidiary of Northrop Grumman. Within this contract existing AGM-88B High Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles will be conversed into 260 AGM-88E AARGM all-up-rounds and 3 Captive Air Training […]

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