Eight people were killed Monday in an explosion at a Rheinmetall-Denel munitions factory near Cape Town in South Africa. The blast was reported by local residents near the Rheinmetall-Denel plant in Somerset West when it erupted at 3:45 pm local time
The Russian Armys advanced Terminator combat vehicles will soon be armed with a 30mm controlled burst shells, the press office of Techmash Scientific and Production Association told TASS on Thursday. The work on developing these munitions is at the final stage, Techmash said
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
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
An Indian industrial explosives maker Solar Industries India Ltd (SIIL) is developing a missile assembly facility in the central Indian state of Maharashtra which is expected to be completed by January next year. SIILs facility in Nagpur currently manufactures HMX and HMX based compositions like Octol, Oma and Okfol for high explosive anti-tank ammunition and missiles like Akash, LR Sam, Invar and Konkur
General Dynamics has won $20 million modification to foreign military sales (Australia, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia) contract for MK82-6 bomb bodies (10,933), MK84-4 bomb bodies (866), and MK84-10 bomb bodies (1,365) in support of Air Force, Navy and foreign military sales requirements. Work is expected to be completed by Dec
Two investigative documents have emerged stating that the United States have been supplying arms and ammunitions purchased from several Eastern European countries to terrorists groups in Syria under the guise to fight Daesh. According to a report by the
All India Defence Employees Federation (AIDEF) has written to the Defence Minister requesting to review its decision to buy South Korean howitzer guns instead of locally made Dhanush 155 mm Artillery Gun. The request of AIDEF follows death of South Korean soldiers in an K-9 howitzer explosion during South Korean army's artillery training session,
Two employees of Indian Ministry of Defences Ordnance Factory near Pune were killed in an blast while shifting explosives. The explosion occured in one of the magazines where propellant powder is stored before processing at the Ammunition Factory, Khadki (AFK) in Pune
The US State Department has approved sale of $66 million worth of XM395 Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative Round to the Government of Singapore. The deal announced by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency on Tuesday involves 2,000 APMI rounds, which are defense weapons, and would be used by the Government of Singapore to increase its security and modernize its armed forces to deal with current and future threats
Jordanian intelligence operatives allegedly stole the weapons shipped into Jordan by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia for Syrian rebels use and sold to arms merchants on the black market, the
The Iraqi army has purchased nearly 500 explosive systems for around $33 million from Charleston-based Critical Solutions International. Soldiers use the systems, called Bandolier Lightweight Multi-Purpose Clearing Charges, to clear obstacles and create safe mobility lanes
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