UK ‘s air traffic services provider NATS has won a seven year contract extension to continue its work with QinetiQ to facilitate live weapons tests at ranges, including the use of state of the art fighter aircraft, armoured vehicles, ships and Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS). QinetiQ operates and manages some of the MODs core Test and Evaluation (T&E) Air Ranges, which are operated under a 25 year Long Term Partnering Agreement for delivering T&E and training support, services to the MOD, NATS announced in its press release on Monday
Saab and Boeing recently tested the Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB), integrating the SDB I and M26 rocket motor technologies for the Multiple Launch Rocket System. The demonstration proves that Boeings Small Diameter Bomb I, originally developed for use by aircraft, can be adapted for launch from a ground artillery system as well
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
Germany has agreed to deliver weapons and munitions worth a total $91 million to Kurdish forces in northern Iraq in their fight against Islamic State (IS). The weapons will be delivered in three tranches to a secure region of Iraq that has not been affected by the civil war, according to the German Defense Ministry
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
Indias long-pending howitzer procurement deal could bite the dust with the Defense Ministry citing the “artillery guns are way too expensive to buy for the new Army divisions”. According to the Times of India, no final decision has been taken yet, but there is "no way" 145 BAE Systems M-777 ultra-light howitzers could be bought for over $800 million
Nexter Systems is teaming up with L&T and Ashok Leyland to collaborate for the Mounted Gun System (MGS) artillery program of Indian Army. The announcement was made during Eurosatory 2014 show
Elbit Systems has won a $20 Million Contract for the supply of upgraded armored personnel carriers (APCs) to the Philippines Armed Forces. The upgrade will include 25 mm unmanned turrets, 12
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