Indias Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has successfully conducted ‘mote firing of its newly developed ammunition from a tank targeting another tank. DRDO carried out two firings of the ammunition from indigenously developed main Battle tank Arjun Wednesday at a defense test facility off Odisha coast, Indian Express news daily reported
The US Army has awarded BAE Systems a $245 million contract to complete the low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the M109A7 self-propelled howitzer and M992A3 ammunition carrier. “The success of this program is directly attributable to the partnership between the Army and BAE Systems,” said Adam Zarfoss, director of Artillery and Bradley programs at BAE Systems
Lockheed Martin has won a $227 million contract for lot 10 production of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Unitary for US Army, Bahrain and UAE. "GMLRS is a combat proven precision-strike system," Ken Musculus, vice president of Tactical Missiles for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control said in a statement Wednesday
The Netherlands MoD has ordered Raytheons Excalibur Ib precision-guided, extended-range projectile to its arsenal under a previously announced sales agreement. The Netherlands becomes the second Excalibur lb customer in Europe after Sweden
Indias indigenously-developed 155mm artillery gun ‘Dhanush is set to be handed over to the army in November. This would be the first artillery gun to be inducted since the Bofors scandal of 1987
Polands defense contractor Huta Stalowa Wola developed Krab (Crab) artillery system fitted with Korean Samsung Techwin K9 chassis is being displayed for the first time. Shortly after the International Defence Industry Exhibition (MSPO) that is held from 1st September to the 4th September in Poland this year, the self-propelled howitzer will be tested, Dziennik Zbrojny a monthly polish defense magazine reported
The US Army has confirmed that Raytheon's Excalibur Increment b (Ib) precision guided artillery round is compatible with the M198 howitzer when used with the Modular Artillery Charge System. The US Army's Excalibur Program Office determined the compatabilty on previous Friday in a press release
Brazil is negotiating with Russia for the purchase of anti-aircraft artillery and Pantsir batteries. In order to advance the military-technical cooperation between Brazil and Russia, military and civilian officials gathered at the Ministry of Defence (MD), in Brasília (DF) on Tuesday (Aug 18)
The Indian Army is likely to place a US $190 million order for 114 upgraded version of indigenous Dhanush artillery gun under the first phase if results of confirmatory trails are positive. “Dhanush has entered confirmatory trials that will last till early next year
Indias Defence Acquisition Council tonight cleared the procurement of M777 howitzers made by BAE Systems of the US. A council meeting chaired by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar approved the purchase and the start of negotiations with the US government as it will be a procurement under the Foreign Military Sales program
Bharat Forge and Punj Lloyd will be the only contenders for Indian Armys US $2.6 billion (16,800 crore INR) anti-aircraft gun replacement contract, Economic Times reported Wednesday
Using drawings supplied as part of technology transfer of the original Bofors gun, the Indian Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) plans it manufacture some 114 pieces of its homemade artillery called ‘Dhanush. The plan is to equip six army batteries with the homemade gun
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