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
Defense Minister Song Young-moo discussed defence cooperation and equipment sales with Oman, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Lebanon where South Korean troops are based during his visit last week. Song met with Oman Defense Minister Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib Al Busaidi in Muscat on Saturday where South Korea's Cheonghae Unit, deployed in the Gulf of Aden to counter pirates, is based
India's Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) is displaying its L70 artillery gun at the Defence and Security 2017 exhibition in Bangkok. The gun has been designed and developed for the Indian Army
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)
Moscow and Manila have signed a contract for the delivery of the Russian-made RPG-7B grenade launchers and ammunition to the Philippines. The contract was signed by Russias Rosoboronexport CEO Alexander Mikheyev and Philippine Defense Minister Delfin Lorenzana in the presence of Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, TASS reported
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
The US military on Thursday deployed an artillery brigade to South Korea to conduct an emergency deployment exercise. The artillery brigade fired off long-range precision munitions toward Jik-do Island off the west coast of South Korea, The Korean Herald reports
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
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
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
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