China has produced an electric motor that would meet the heavy demand for electricity from China's latest electromagnetic weapon system, which may involve electromagnetic railgun and ballistic missile technologies. Academy of Aerospace Solid Propulsion Technology under China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation has recently delivered a batch of newly developed brushed DC electric motors to an unnamed unit
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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
BAE Systems will produce Bofors 40 Mk4 Naval Guns for the Finnish Navys Hamina Class Squadron 2000 fast attack craft. The procurement is under a contract with Patria, the prime contractor for the vessels mid-life upgrade and overhaul program
Orbital ATK announced Monday that it has received a contract modification from General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems for the purchase of illuminating flares for the Hydra-70 family of rockets. This follow-on order provides a suite of illuminating flares that deliver tactical illumination in both the visible and infrared spectra
US Marines conducted a firing of the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) from the deck of an amphibious transport dock, scoring a major extension of the land-based platforms ability to function as naval artillery. A detachment of Marines set up the vehicle-borne launch system on the flight deck of amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD-23)
Rostecs subsidiary Tula KBP introduces its new naval missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system Pantsir-ME that provides protection against modern air threats, including low-flying and small-size unmanned aerial vehicles. The creation of the new weapon system Pantsir-ME provides reliable protection for ships against air threats with absolute probability virtually equal to 1, including protection against low-altitude anti-ship missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles
BAE Systems and Leonardo are collaborating on new precision-guided solutions that will offer US and allied military forces a range of low-risk, cost effective, advanced munitions for advanced, large caliber weapon systems. The two companies anticipate offering new adaptations of Leonardos Vulcano — a family of gun-launched munitions that exceed the performance of currently available precision-guided projectiles — in a variety of gun systems, including the BAE Systems-built Advanced Gun System (AGS) and the Mk 45 naval gun
The Pentagon has awarded a contract to Raytheon to upgrade equipment for the US Navy's Phalanx anti-missile Close-in-Weapon-System. "Raytheon Co
Estonia has considered partnering with Finland to procure Hanwa Techwin K9 Thunder 155 mm self-propelled howitzers (SPH) from South Korea. Finland is expected to spend at least 100 million euros in the joint deal
Finland has considered modernizing its armed forces with counter artillery systems and high-precision projectiles. In upcoming years, Finland plans to acquire counter artillery radar systems, which was unknown to the Nordic country's forces armed forces
The US Navy has decided to suspend production of guided precision projectiles for the guns mounted on its newest Zumwalt-class warships, citing major cost overruns. Lockheed Martin-built Long Range Land-Attack Projectile (LRLAP), a guided precision munition that is key to the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-classs mission, costs $800,000 per round, as reported by
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