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Chinese PLA to Procure 1.4 million Body Armor Units Worth $1.85 billion

February 24, 2020 @ 06:09 AM

The Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) plans to procure 1.4 million units of Body Armor worth 13 billion yuan ($1

China Develops Bullet-Proof, Fire-proof Fiber For Military Equipment

November 25, 2019 @ 04:36 AM

China has developed a strong, light fiber nick named "golden silk" that is resistant to heat and corrosion for use in fire-proof and bullet-proof military equipment. "The material can be used to make body armor and other protective components for precision instruments or military hardware," military analysts were quoted as saying...

Ukraine Begins Probe After 79 of the Army’s 100 Bulletproof Vests Fail

November 6, 2019 @ 08:12 AM

Ukraine has set up a probe against five top defense officials after 79 out of the army's tested 100 bulletproof vests could be pierced by weapons, and hence offered insufficient protection to the forces. “All five suspects are high-ranking defense officials: the head of the main directorate, his two deputies, and...

South Korean Firms to Manufacture Bulletproof Vests, Helmets, Magazines in Philippines

April 5, 2019 @ 02:58 PM

Two South Korean firms and government of Philippines will jointly manufacture defense products that includes bulletproof vests, helmets and magazines in Bataan province, north of Manila. A ceremony was organised Friday to mark the construction of factories for the production of defense hardware

Chinese Combat Soldiers Get New Smart Watches

December 11, 2018 @ 09:56 AM

The Chinese People's Liberation Army has handed over smart watches to individual combat solders that provide secure communication, navigation and a host of other features. A photo of the watch released on state media shows icons for message, heart rate and satellite signal strength among others

Rheinmetall to Supply Protective Vest Inserts to German Police

December 5, 2018 @ 06:59 AM

Rheinmetall has won a three-year, $11 million contract to supply German Police with ballistic inserts for protective vests. The first batch consisting of over 5,000 ballistic inserts will be shipped in spring 2019

Lockheed Martin to Enhance ONYX Exoskeleton for US Army

November 30, 2018 @ 11:26 AM

Lockheed Martin has won $6.9 million United States (US) Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) contract to enhance ONYX exoskeleton for future soldier demonstrations

Rheinmetall To Supply Additional Argus Soldier Systems To Canadian Armed Forces

August 6, 2018 @ 02:58 PM

The Canadian Armed Forces have exercised options under the Integrated Soldier System Project (ISSP) to procure an additional 1,256 Rheinmetall Argus soldier systems worth CAD22 million (€14.3 million)

New Soldier Combat System for Chinese Army Commandos

February 23, 2018 @ 05:33 AM

Sky Wolf Commandos of the Chinese Armys Special Operations Forces from the Western Theater Command, have been equipped with the QTS-11 system in their training, Global Times reported quoting Weihutang, a column affiliated with China Central Television (CCTV). The QTS-11 system includes firearms and a digitalized integrated individual soldier combat system besides detection and communications, Global Times quoted Song Zhongping, a Chinese military expert as saying

Rheinmetall-led Soldier Systems Team Wins European Defence Fund Contract

February 19, 2018 @ 11:36 AM

A Rheinmetall-led consortium has won the first request for proposals for preliminary studies relating to the development of a Generic Open Soldier Systems Reference Architecture (GOSSRA). Under the GOSSRA project, studies will be conducted into developing an open reference architecture as the basis of EU-wide standardized soldier systems

Mine-protected Boots, Stealth Fabric in Russian Future Soldier Gear

December 14, 2017 @ 10:59 AM

"The newly-developed fabrics we use cannot be picked up by infrared detectors. They block the heat coming from the human body

Advanced Bullet-proof Jacket Tech Developed by India’s DRDO

October 4, 2017 @ 07:50 PM

Indias Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has transferred technology of Bullet Proof Jacket (BPJ) to an Indian firm, MKU Limited for manufacturing these for the Indian Army and Para-military forces. Documents related to the technology and licence agreement were handed over at a function held in New Delhi today