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Body Armor Piercing ‘Stealth’ Bullet Developed by Russian Firm

March 27, 2020 @ 08:16 AM

A research firm associated with Russsian Corporation Rostec has developed a 9 mm caliber pistol cartridge that can penetrate body armor of the 2nd protection class, used by most armies around the world. The cartridge does not emit any ‘flame at the barrel end and is noiseless, earning for itself the...

Sig Sauer Selected for US Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapons Program

September 6, 2019 @ 08:12 AM

The United States (US) Army picked Sig Sauer for its Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW) program involving the supply of 6.8mm hybrid ammunition, a lightweight machine gun, rifle, and included suppressors

Saab Secures $455M Contract from US Forces for its Carl-Gustaf, AT4 Systems

July 11, 2019 @ 02:37 AM

Saab has signed a multi-year framework agreement with the US Government, which allows the US Army, Marines and Special Forces to place orders for up to USD 445 million during a five-year period for Carl Gustaf ammunition and AT4 weapon system. The recently signed framework agreement allows the customer to place...

Indian Army To Buy Excalibur Artillery Ammo For Its New M-777 Howitzers

July 8, 2019 @ 07:41 AM

The Indian army is eyeing to purchase Excalibur guided long-range artillery ammunition that is compatible with the new M-777 Howitzers it purchased from the US three years ago. "The Indian Army is planning to acquire the Excalibur artillery ammunition from the Americans under the emergency procurement procedures," government sources were quoted...

Reload Swiss Launches New Universal Rifle ammunition powder

March 9, 2019 @ 08:37 AM

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

India to Replace Russian Dragunov Rifles with US, Italian Sniper Rifles

January 12, 2019 @ 04:21 PM

The Indian Army has procured 5,719 Beretta .338 Lapua Magnum Scorpio TGT and Barrett

Kalashnikov Rifles Production To Begin in India in 2019

December 14, 2018 @ 11:11 AM

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

US Approves Sale of 46,000 M1A1 Abrams Tank Ammunition to Egypt for...

November 28, 2018 @ 02:38 AM

The United States Defense Security Cooperation Agency has approved sale of 46,000 M831A1 and M865 rounds and 10,000 APFSDS-T rounds to Egypt for an estimated cost of $201 million. The DSCA delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale Tuesday

Ukraine Eyes Buying Light Weapons from Canada

November 19, 2018 @ 10:13 AM

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)

Indian Army Issues RFI for Man-portable 60mm Mortars with Ammunition

November 15, 2018 @ 08:11 AM

The Indian Army has issued a request for information from Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) or vendors to procure 60mm Mortar along with ammunition. Indian Army seeks a 60mm Mortar to achieve following broad characteristics

Ukraine Punishes 20 Generals for Ammo Depot Blasts

November 13, 2018 @ 11:26 AM

Ukraine has prosecuted 75 personnel including more than 20 generals following explosions in military warehouses with more than $2 billion worth of ammunition being burnt over the last three years. “Most of the military arsenals in the country had to be closed by 2014 due to financial problems

Rheinmetall to Supply MK281 Grenade Practice Ammunition to US Marines

October 29, 2018 @ 12:32 PM

Rheinmetall has received a $59 million contract to supply nearly 70,000 cartridges of MK281 MOD3 40mm grenade practice ammunition to US Marines. The company is scheduled to start the production by the third quarter of 2019, Rheinmetall said in a statement Monday