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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

Russian firm Delivers Helmet-mounted Night Vision Goggles to African Nation

January 16, 2020 @ 10:28 AM

Russia's Shvabe Holding Company, part of Rostec, shipped a large batch of helmet-mounted night vision goggles to an unnamed African country, the company announced Thursday. "The Shvabe Holding Company of Rostec State Corporation has exported a large batch of PN21K night vision monoculars in the interests of one of the countries...

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...

New Hardware to Fix Bug in $400,000 F-35 Pilot Helmets

November 11, 2019 @ 06:28 AM

A solution to fix a bug in the

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)

Rockwell Collins To Provide Helmet Mounted Systems For US Navy, Marine Corps...

August 1, 2018 @ 08:34 AM

Rockwell Collins has been contracted to provide 140 Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing system, Night Vision Cueing and Display systems in support of the United States Navy and Marine Corps F/A-18 squadrons, the Department of defense announced Tuesday. A Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing System, or JHMCS, is a technology upgrade which engineers a viewing module proving 20-degree field of view visor

Raytheon to Design, Manufacture Projector for UAE’s F-16 Fighter Head-Up Display

July 17, 2018 @ 10:04 AM

Raytheon will design, develop and manufacture the projector for BAE Systems' Digital Light Engine head-up display on the F-16 Fighting Falcon for the United Arab Emirates armed forces. The digital HUD upgrade will integrate into the F-16's existing Head-up Display (HUD) space, requiring no changes to the aircraft, cabling or computing, the company said in a statement Monday