India is likely to place an order for 16,000 Light Machine Guns (LMGs) under the fast track procedure (FTP), two officials familiar with the matter have revealed. The FTP can be invoked in cases where “undue/unforeseen delay” in buying weapons is seen to be adversely impacting the militarys capacity and preparedness, the first official was quoted by Hindustan Times as saying Wednesday
Reload Swiss, a subsidiary of a European company Nitrochemie has launched its new universal rifle ammunition powder, RS76 at the ongoing IWA&Outdoor Classics trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany. Newly developed, the RS76 is a universal powder for assembling rifle ammunition
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India has recently approved the purchase of 73,000 SIG716-G2 rifles from the US in a deal valued at $97 million (INR 700 Crore) to replace the aging INSAS rifles. The deliveries of the rifles are likely to take place within a year, according to Press Trust of India
Indo-Russian JV to manufacture Kalashnikov rifles is likely to begin production in India in 2019, Russian Deputy Defense Minister, Alexander Fomin said, after the Russian-Indian intergovernmental commission meeting on military technical cooperation on Thursday. The Indian defense minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her Russian counterpart, Sergei Shoigu co-chaired the meeting
Ukraine is involved in talks with Canadian arms manufacturers to purchase light weaponry, stated Rouslan Kats, the political counselor to the Canadian embassy in Ukraine and head of the foreign policy and diplomacy department during an interview with the UNN news agency. About a year ago Canada included Ukraine in the list of countries that Canadian companies can sell weapons to (Automatic Firearms Country Control List)
The US Army has spent $650,000 to procure new non-lethal Pepper-based handgun, ‘Variable Kinetic System (VKS) for its soldiers stationed in Afghanistan. VKS created by PeperBall Technologies is delivered in the same fashion as a paintball gun, The Army Times reported Thursday
Russias state-owned Rosoboronexport has offered to set up a facility in India to produce modern weapons and future Kalashnikov's designs, during an Indian delegations industrial visit to Izhevsk-based Kalashnikov Group this week. “We are ready to help India construct a facility similar to what the Mr
Russias most advanced PL-14 handgun or Lebedev pistol will soon enter serial production, the head of Izhevsk Mechanical Factory, part of the Kalashnikov Group firearms manufacturer, said. Factory Managing Director Alexander Gvozdik was quoted as saying by TASS at a presentation of the enterprises investment program on Monday: "The serial production of the Lebedev pistol will start in the short term"
Russia will donate 5000 Kalashnikov rifles, 1 million rounds of ammunition and 20 army trucks to help the Philippines by end of this month for Manilas war against terrorism. “Five thousand Kalashnikov [rifles] are set to arrive within the month,” President Rodrigo Duterte was quoted as saying by Anadolu Agency on Wednesday
Russian and Pakistani troops held joint firing exercise using small arms in Karachay-Cherkessia, Southern Military District during the course of ‘Friendship 2017 army exercise. At the firing instruction the Russian scouts presented their Pakistani counterparts with the AGS-17 Plamya machine gun, RPG-7B antitank grenade launcher, NSVS Utes machine gun, SVD-S sniper rifle and Makarov, Yarygin and Stechkin pistols
The United States has blocked the sale of $1.2-million (1-million-euros) worth of arms to Turkeys President Recep Tayyip Erdoğans security guards, following violence against protesters during Erdogans visit to Washington in May
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