Russias Rosoboronexport has sought a production and export push for artillery guns and projectiles after the countrys military identified artillery as being effective in 60% of recent conflicts in the Middle East. “If anti-terrorist operations waged in the Middle East are any pointer, then one has to take into account that artillery has to shoulder 50-60 percent of fire missions in ground operations
The Syrian Army has unveiled a new rocket system called the Golan-1000, built on a Russian T-72 chassis, currently in service with the armys 4th Armored Division. The new rocket system carries three massive 500 mm rounds, each packed with 500 kg of high-explosive fragmentation ammunition, Sputnik reports
The Turkish Armed Forces' (TSK) new 105-millimeter lightweight towed howitzer weapon system will enter mass production by this year end, Turkey's Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli announced on Saturday. The new system named Boran, has been successfully tested by the Mechanical and Chemical Industry Company (MKE), Daily Sabah reports quoting a statement made by Canikli on his official social media account
The Malaysian Ministry of Defense announced the acquisition of 18 units of 105LG1 artillery systems for the Army Forces during one of the largest defense services exhibition in Asia, DSA&NATSEC 2018. This 3-year contract will start by November 2019 with the first delivery of 6 light guns and the last delivery is due to take place in February 2020
Under its “Land 17 Phase 1C.2 Future Artillery Ammunition” project, the Australian Defence Force will soon be taking delivery of various projectile types from the Rheinmetall Assegai family as well as fuses and propelling charges
Ordnance Factories Board (OFB), an industrial organisation functioning under Indias Department of Defence, has received an order for upgrading over 300 field guns for the Indian Army, after it successfully completed the user evaluation of 130/155 mm "upgunning". “We successfully ‘upgunned the old 130mm Russian field guns to 155mm and bagged the Armys order
Ukroboronprom SJSHC “Artem” successfully tested 152 mm artillery ammunition of own production, the firms press service said today. Thus, Ukraine received own production of large caliber artillery ammunition, as stated by Pavlo Bukin, Director General of the State Concern “UkrOboronProm”(UOP)
Indias Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has underlined the need for revitalizing defence PSUs and ordnance factories for meeting the ammunition needs of Indias defence forces. “The managements of these organisations need to be ahead of the curve and show dynamism,” as they possess immense and valuable assets that could offer manufacturers huge production opportunities,” she said, while addressing Ammo India 2018, the 1st International Conference on Military Ammunition on the theme, Make in India- Opportunities and Challenges
Russia fields new artillery system, the 2S19 Msta-S modernized self-propelled artillery howitzers for the armed forces stationed in Volgograd, Southern Military District (MD). The 2S19 Msta-S modernized howitzers are equipped with an automated fire control system; the rate of fire has been increased
The US Navy and Marine Corps have awarded munitions contracts worth $7 million to Rheinmetall Defense, the company said Wednesday in a press release. The U
Australian firm Electro Optic Systems (EOS) has secured a $410 million contract to supply its new R400S-Mk2 remote weapons systems to an undisclosed overseas customer with the help of Australias export agency Efic. This contract brings the sales of this weapons system to $600 million in its first 12 months of release, Defence Connect reports
The US Army has awarded Raytheon with a contract worth $95 million to provide engineering services in support of the 155mm Excalibur program, the US Defense Department announced Monday. “Raytheon Missiles Systems, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $95,000,000 hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price) contract for engineering services to support the 155mm Excalibur program
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