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,
The South Korean Army has decided to halt exercising with the Samsung Techwin K-9 artillery gun pending an enquiry to find out what caused the explosion of the self-propelled howitzer that killed two soldierand injured five others last week. The explosion inside the K-9 Thunder gun occurred during an artillery training exercise last Friday in Cheorwon, Gangwon Province
The explosion of a self-propelled howitzer ‘K-9 Thunder that killed South Korean soldiers last week is appeared to have caused by the combustion of gunpowder that is used to propel artillery shells toward the target, local media reports. “For reasons unknown, there was smoke inside the howitzers breach block assembly,” the South Korean Army official was quoted as saying by
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Algeria showcased two modified self-propelled artillery systems for the first time to the public during a Military Industry Fair on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of its independence and Youth Day early July. The military show displayed a 122 mm D-30 (2A18) howitzer fitted on a 6x6 Mercedes-Benz Zetros vehicle and a 100 mm MT-12 (2A29) anti-tank gun mounted on a 6x6 Zetros truck, defenceWeb reports Tuesday
Orbital ATK won more than $53 million to manufacture a precision guidance kit M1156 to turn existing 155 mm artillery shells into smart weapons, the Department of Defense said in a press release. "Orbital Alliant Techsystems Operations [of] Plymouth, Minnesota was awarded a $53,591,925… for procurement of precision guidance kit M1156," the release stated on Thursday
Philippines has received some 3000 assault rifles, 90 long range sniper weapons along with respective ammunition donated by China to fight the Maute terrorist group which has laid siege to Marawi city for more than two months. The arms and ammunition was delivered at the Harrison Landing Zone, Clark Freeport, by Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua to President Rodrigo Duterte Wednesday, China military online reported Thursday
MBDA has introduced its new SmartGlider family of guided weapons, optimised to counter anti-access strategies and other emerging battlespace threats. Planned to become available for fast jets no later than 2025, SmartGlider forms a family of all-up-round glider weapons, with folding wings and a range of over 100 km
Russian is suspecting that United States is likely to attack Syrian soldiers with the HIMARS multiple rocket systems as Washington has earlier moved the launchers to the al-Tanf military base in Syria from Jordan. However, "the range of the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) is not enough to support the US-backed units of the Syrian Democratic Forces fighting against the Islamic State terror group in Raqqa," , the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Thursday
Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control was yesterday awarded a $471,731,858 foreign military sales (Finland, France, Germany, and Singapore) contract for guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) full-rate production 12 for alternative warhead (2,868 rockets); unitary warhead (648 rockets); low-cost reduced-range practice rocket (370 pods); and integrated logistics support. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received
South Koreas firm Hanwha Corporation has reportedly exported a towed howitzer and grenade launchers to Pakistan early this year, Pakistan Exim Trade Infos database shows. Pakistan Armys Inspectorate of Armaments imported a single KH179 155 mm towed howitzer and two 40 mm auto grenade launchers (AGL) from Hanwha in January, in addition to 155mm rounds from another South Korean firm Poongsan Corporation in March of this year,
Estonia has considered partnering with Finland to procure Hanwa Techwin K9 Thunder 155 mm self-propelled howitzers (SPH) from South Korea. Finland is expected to spend at least 100 million euros in the joint deal
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