The Assad regime in Syria has now opted for a new weapon, explosive pipes which has been tested against rebel groups in Aleppo in recent weeks. The weapon looks like a fire hose, but instead of water, it is filled with shrapnel and explosives, and can be fired from a helicopter, like bomb barrels, French newspaper
Russian demining experts dismantled and removed ISIS-planted mines and explosive devices in more than 8500 buildings in Palmyra city to which the army restored security and stability in cooperation with the supporting forces on March 27th, 2016. Commander of the engineering troops in the Russian army, Lieutenant General Yury Stavitsky said in a press statement “During the period of Russian experts task in Palmyra, we removed nearly 18000 explosive devices from 825 hectares and 8500 buildings in the city”, Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported
Irans Defense Ministry announced this week the countrys plans to produce the powerful explosive Octogen to boost the penetration and destructive power of missile payloads. "Concurrently with its efforts to increase the precision-striking power of its weapons systems, the defense ministry has also paid attention to boosting the destructive and penetration power of different weapons' warheads and has put on its agenda the acquisition of the technical know-how to produce Octogen explosive materials and Octogen-based weapons," Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan was quoted as saying by
The new robotic mine clearance systems has become operational with Russia's Southern Military District, Sputnik reported. The Uran-6 sophisticated robotic demining system is a multipurpose system which is powerful enough to replace 20 sappers and which can be remotely operated from a safe distance of about one kilometer
The Afghan Army defused 148 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and landmines throughout the country within the past four days. "Engineering teams of Afghan National Army discovered and defused 148 IEDs and landmines across the country over the four days," the defense ministry said in a statement Sunday
Chinese soldiers are so poorly equipped that they wear underwear with strings rather than elastic bands and their full equipment may not exceeds the price of two iPhones, according to the Guangzhou based Southern Weekly. The article published on December 4 says that Chinese soldiers wear World War II type steel helmets while American soldiers helmets are made of lightweight kevlar meant to absorb small arms fire
Rheinmetall has integrated an anti-torpedo capability into Multi Ammunition Softkill System, or MASS. The current concept offers the possibility of launching up to four anti-torpedo decoys from a single MASS launcher
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) Launchers and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $900 million. The principal contractor will be Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control in Dallas, Texas
The European Unions decision to impose sanctions against Russias Rostec will likely impact the number of projects its currently involved in with European defense firms. On-going projects include a venture with French company Turbomeca, which is part of the Safran group, for delivery of Ardiden 3G engines
Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved plans for creating super-heavy rockets, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Tuesday. “Today, (Russia's space agency) Roscosmos' plans to begin the work on a super-heavy rocket were voiced at the presidential level for the first time,” Rogozin was quoted as saying by Itar-Tass
Rosboronexport, Russias main weapons exporter supplied approximately $5.1 billion worth of military goods in the first half of 2014, according to Director General Anatoly Isaykin
NAMMO has won a three year Enabling Agreement by the UK Ministry of Defence for the demilitarization of ammunition. Under the agreement, the MoD will raise tasks for the demilitarization of natures of ammunition considered beyond normal service life
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