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
Turkeys defense company Aselsan has signed a 76.8 million euro ($92
Russia has revealed that it has developed new air defence artillery to replace the venerable Shilka system. The new system, whose name was not mentioned, is designed to engage air targets including UAVs, single projectiles of MLRSs, cruise missiles, tactical aircraft, helicopters of fire support as well as ground and surface light-armored targets, the Russian MoD said in a release
BAE Systems plans to begin full-rate production of the M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer and M992A3 ammunition carrier vehicles under a United States Army contract under a deal potentially worth US#1.7 billion
Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency and South Korean company Hanwha Land Systems signed a contract estimated 1.8 Billion NOK (US$ 215 million) for the procurement of Artillery System 155 mm on Wednesday
Raytheon Company and Swedish aerospace and defense firm Saab will partner to develop new weapons for infantry forces. The companies said in a joint statement Thursday that they will first look to upgrading the Carl-Gustaf reloadable shoulder-launched weapon system and explore opportunities to enhance Saab's AT4 disposable weapon system to meet near-term U
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