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Colt CZ Group expands small arms production capacity via Colt CZ Hungary site

On 15 July 2024 Colt CZ Group announced the continued global expansion of its small arms manufacturing network to include the Colt CZ Hungary facility, where the group owns a majority share and fully controls all production activities. This newly built firearms manufacturing plant will provide additional manufacturing capacity to support the increasing worldwide demand […]

Rheinmetall teams with QUS to introduce biomonitoring into Gladius 2.0 soldier system

Rheinmetall announced on 14 June 2024 that is has entered into a partnership with Austrian company QUS Body Connected with a view to introducing the tracking of vital biomonitoring data onto its Gladius 2.0 soldier system. “Live tracking of vital data allows training units to be adjusted during training to ensure optimal fitness development,” Rheinmetall […]

FN makes ergonomic changes to Evolys ultralight machine gun after testing feedback

The FN Evolys ultralight machine gun has been given some modified features based on feedback from in-depth testing by potential customers during their evaluation of the weapon, FN Herstal announced on 4 June 2024. Chambered in 5.56×45 mm or 7.62×51 mm calibre, the FN Evolys is designed for mobile infantry or special forces units to […]

Bundeswehr orders around a million smoke grenades from Rheinmetall under framework contract

Rheinmetall has been commissioned by the Bundeswehr to supply around one million DM45 smoke hand grenades, the company announced on 27 May 2024. Annette Lehnigk-Emden, President of the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Information Technology and In- Service Support (BAAINBw), and Rheinmetall Waffe Munition signed a framework agreement for the manufacture and supply of the grenades […]

FN Herstal introduces Minimi LMGs with long rail feed cover to allow fitting of multiple optics

Belgian small arms manufacturer FN Herstal has launched a new variant of its widely adopted Minimi light machine gun (LMG) with a long rail feed cover, the company announced on 23 May 2024. Explaining that it constantly adapts its products to align with evolving user requirements, FN stated in a press release, “One requirement that […]

Avon Protection wins tender to continue providing General Service Respirator to UK MoD

Avon Protection has won the tender for the continued supply of the General Service Respirator (GSR) and associated service support for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), the company announced on 9 May 2024. The contract, which covers four years with five further 12-month option periods, is valued at up to GBP 38 million (EUR […]

Galvion introduces BATLCHRG soldier system wireless charging concept

Power management solutions and head protection specialist Galvion is taking the opportunity of the SOF Week 2024 exhibition, held in Tampa, Florida, from 6 to 10 May 2024, to demonstrate a new soldier system wireless charging concept. The system, called BATLCHRG, follows the January 2024 announcement regarding Galvion’s strategic investment partnership with the Canadian technology […]

Invisio claims ground-breaking level of hearing protection with X7 in-ear headset

The X7 in-ear headset launched in January 2024 by communication and hearing protection specialist Invisio has achieved a ground-breaking level of hearing protection, performing even better than initial results and providing higher safety levels for users than ever, the company announced on 2 May. Latest tests show that the Invisio X7 offers a signal-to-noise ratio […]

Galvion sees NSPA framework deal take Caimen helmet orders from NATO past 125,000

Head protection and power/data management specialist Galvion has received three new orders for its Batlskin Caiman head system through its framework contract with the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), the company announced on 23 April 2024. These latest orders, combined with previously announced orders from Norway, Finland and Sweden, take the total number of […]

US Army awards L3Harris ENVG-B full-production order

The US Army has awarded L3Harris Technologies a USD 256 million (EUR 240 million) contract for continued production of the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle – Binocular (ENVG-B), the company announced on 15 April 2024. The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract represents the first full-scale production order under the ENVG-B’s programme of record. “The L3Harris ENVG-B systems enhance […]

Babcock Immersive Training Experience launched at IT2EC 2024

Babcock International Group took the opportunity of exhibiting at the International Training Technology Exhibition and Conference (IT2EC), held in London from 9-11 April 2024, to launch the Babcock Immersive Training Experience (BITE): the company’s latest experiential tool to support individual and collective training. On display at IT2EC was the military version of BITE, named Proteus, which […]

IWI launches Arbel ‘computerised small arms system’

Israel Weapons Industries (IWI) announced the launch on 4 April 2024 of what it bills as “the world’s first computerised small arms system”. Called Arbel, the system comprises a computer, an upgraded electronic trigger mechanism with sensors and a new ‘Arbel’ firing mode, and a removable battery. As a support system, Arbel is designed to […]

SiOnyx to complement Opsin night vision range with new line of illuminators

US night vision specialist SiOnyx is poised to introduce a line of 1,050 nm infrared (IR) illuminators designed to complement and enhance the capabilities of the company’s Opsin helmet-mounted digital night vision monocular. “Out-of-band illuminators represent a technological leap forward, ensuring optimal performance in low-light conditions while maintaining full covert operations,” the company stated in […]

Rheinmetall acquires REEQ to add hybrid/electric tactical vehicles to its portfolio

Rheinmetall has expanded its vehicle portfolio to include innovative light hybrid/electric-powered vehicles by acquiring Dutch start-up REEQ, the German company announced on 18 March 2024. A full 100% of REEQ shares were acquired by Dutch subsidiary Rheinmetall Defence Nederland at the beginning of this month. Both parties agreed not to disclose the purchase price. REEQ, […]

IWI announces development of Micro Folding Battle Sight

Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) unveiled its new Micro Folding Battle Sight (MFBS) on 28 February 2024. The system represents a unique design that addresses the challenge of combining co-witness back-up iron sights with higher-reflex sights alongside various accessories on a weapon’s picatinny rail. It is specifically developed to conserve the valuable space on the rail […]

Benefits of Nurol Teknoloji body armour shown following IKH acquisition

The Turkish ballistic protection and ceramics manufacturer Nurol Teknoloji appeared at the Enforce Tac defence exhibition, held in Nuremberg, Germany, from 26 to 28 February 2024, for the first time following its acquisition of the German ceramic powder manufacturer Industriekeramik Hochrhein (IKH). Nurol Teknoloji claims to be a leader in the field of advanced technical […]

Romold plastic emplacement system offers more efficient way to build trenches

With Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine showing that fighting from, in and around the trenches is by no means a thing of the past, Romold, the Bundeswehr’s specialist for plastic cable ducts, presented a new plastic emplacement system at the most recent NATO Military Engineering Centre of Excellence’s Industry Day, held from 5 to […]

Avon Protection launches Exoskin-S1 CBRN protective suit

Designed to meet NATO’s AEP-38 standard, the Exoskin-S1 “offers unmatched defence against vapour, liquid and particulate chemical warfare agents (CWA), toxic industrial chemical (TIC) and biological threats for up to 24 hours at a time, giving the wearer continuous protection for extended operational durations”, the company stated in a press release. The suit integrates seamlessly with […]

SIONYX unveils new rugged low-light IP surveillance camera

US photonics company SIONYX unveiled a new rugged low-light IP surveillance camera on 18 January 2024. Called the NightScan, the system is designed for remote, covert, and 24/7 surveillance in the most challenging and harsh environments. It is available in full-colour or monochrome versions and delivers an HD resolution of 720p. “Harnessing the power of […]

Aimpoint adds magnifier and Cerakote-coated P-2 sights to its range

Swedish optics manufacturer Aimpoint AB announced the introduction of a couple of new sighting products on 19 January 2024. The first of these is the Aimpoint 3X-P magnifier: a 3× power magnifying module designed to work in conjunction with Aimpoint’s red dot sights. Built to withstand the demands of professional end-users, the Aimpoint 3X-P features […]

Galvion introduces EDG scalable power and data management system for helmet accessories

Head protection and power management specialist Galvion announced on 18 January 2024 it is introducing EDG (Energy Data Grid, pronounced ‘Edge’): a modular and scalable power and data distribution and management system for headborne accessories. The announcement coincides with Shot Show 2024, taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, from 23-26 January 2024, where Galvion will […]

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