The Bangladesh Army is seeking light-weight towed howitzers that are helicopter portable in view of standardizing the 155mm calibre artillery systems. Bangladesh Military Forces website bdmilitary
An explosion of Indian Armys new long-range ultra-light (ULH) howitzer M-777 earlier this month was due to faulty ammunition, according to a preliminary investigation. The barrel of the US-manufactured gun had exploded when it was firing ammunition on September 2 in Pokhran
North Koreas foreign minister has warned that Pyongyang could test a powerful nuclear weapon over the Pacific Ocean in response to US President Donald Trump's threats of military action during UN meeting. Ri Yong-ho, who is due to address the UN general assembly at the weekend, told reporters in New York: “It could be the most powerful detonation of an H-bomb in the Pacific
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The head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards aerospace wing and missile program said Iran is in possession of a 10-ton bomb comparable in scale to the United States "Mother of All Bombs". “Following a proposal by the Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Irans Defense Industries Organization manufactured a 10-ton bomb,” General Amir Ali Hajizadeh told
The Pentagon has awarded Raytheon a contract worth $127 million to provide Excalibur 155mm projectiles, the Department of Defense announced Friday. “Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $127,095,916 modification (P00078) to contract W15QKN-08-C-0530 for Excalibur 155mm projectiles,” the statement said
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Indian Armys newly acquired M777 ultra-light howitzer was damaged after a 155mm artillery round misfired and exploded in the barrel during an exercise. The gun was firing Indian ammunition in Rajasthans Pokhran ranges
Saab will launch its new 120mm mortar ammunition, THOR, at the DSEI 2017 exhibition in London, United Kingdom this week. The all-new THOR is a 120mm mortar round developed with a unique design, combining different shapes, materials and fragmentation sizes to attain the desired effect on the target
India's indigenously developed precision guided high speed low drag (HSLD) bomb weighing 500 kg has been successfully tested from the Su-30MKI aircraft in the western state of Rajasthan last week. Developed by the Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) of the state-owned Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Indias General Purpose Bomb 'PGHSLD-500 underwent flight trials during May-June 2017 released from Su-30mki aircraft at Air Force Station, Jodhpur, fitted on a hard point and was released from an altitude of 5 km to validate its separation performance and to estimate stability,
India's advanced towed artillery gun system (ATAGS) being developed locally for the Indian Army performed successful long range shell firing tests. The 155-millimetre, 52-calibre gun-howitzer fired three shells out to a distance of 47
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