India faces serious shortage of ammunition especially for tanks and artillery and has stocks enough for only 10 days of war. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) had noted in May this year that stocks of 125 out of 170 kinds of ammunition or, to put it differently, 74...
Alliant Techsystems Operations has won a $12.4 million contract to design a new chain gun weapon systems for the US Navy
The US Air Force and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have conducted the first flight test of the B61-12 guided nuclear bomb launched from a Boeing F-15E. The NNSA announced yesterday that the nuclear weapon couples a refurbished B61 nuclear bomb with a tail kit assembly produced by Boeing...
Boeing, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Ellwood Group and Raytheon are likely to benefit from $1.9 billion US contract for supplying variety of munitions to Israel, Flight Global reported Tuesday
Lockheed Martin announced today that it has delivered1000th Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP) to the US Air Force during a ceremony held yesterday. The 1000th pod is a sensor-enhanced Sniper ATP that provides fighter and bomber aircraft with advanced modes for non-traditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (NTISR); enhanced target identification; maritime...
Orbital ATK announced Tuesday that it has won $120 million domestic and international contracts for tactical and target practice medium- and large-caliber ammunition. Medium caliber orders included a broad range of purchases for 20mm, 25mm, 30mm and LW30mm ammunition for multiple services for use with air, sea and land weapons platforms
Indian private companies, Bharat Forge, ABG Shipyard, Pipavav Defense and Offshore Engineering Company will now be able to set up defense and explosive manufacturing units. An inter-ministerial committee chaired by Secretary in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) Amitabh Kant on Wednesday cleared most of 144 proposals for setting up manufacturing units that included defense and explosive sectors
Tawazun Dyamics, Oshkosh, Caracal International and Agusta Westland won big contracts from the UAE Armed Forces on day three of IDEX exhibition at Abu Dhabi UAE Armed Forces entered a deal with Tawazun Dynamics to purchase “ultra precision” guided ammunition. The deal is valued at AED 1
Lebanon has received shipment of the $25 million worth equipments that includes more than 70 M198 howitzers and over 26 million rounds of ammunition on Sunday at Beiruts port. US provided weapons for helping the Lebanese army to fight against IS militants who have staged incursions from Syria
SmartRounds Technology has developed a new 18mm non-impact, non-lethal smart bullets, which can be fired from a standard 12 gauge shotgun for US Military, law enforcement and others. These bullets use MEMS micro-electro-mechanical technology and a CMOS image sensor to activate the projectiles before reaching their target
Mace Security International expanded its offering through its subsidiary, Mace Tactical Solutions (MTS) to include a complete line of less than lethal munitions and weapon systems to its law enforcement, corrections and military customers. Mace Brand started offering customers a “one-stop shop” for acquiring supplies needed to perform and train for their indispensable duties
A treaty laying down international rules for the $85 billion dollar global arms trade will go into force on Wednesday, compelling countries to set up national controls on arms exports. According to treaty, States must assess whether a weapon could be used to circumvent an international embargo, be used for genocide and war crimes or be used by terrorists and organized crime