IDEX 2017: Abu Dhabi Based Caracal Unveils Home-made Assault Rifle

February 22, 2017 @ 09:21 AM

Abu Dhabi-based Caracal, a small arms manufacturer has unveiled Sultan, a 5.56mm calibre assault rifle at IDEX 2017

Ukraine To Replace Russian Origin Kalashnikov With American M16 Assault Rifle

February 10, 2017 @ 01:43 PM

Ukraine will manufacture a new assault rifle, WAC-47 based on the M16 as a result of the Memorandum of Cooperation between UOP SE “Ukroboronservis” and the American company, Aeroscraft. The assault rifle is to become the new firearm standard of the Ukrainian forces compatible with NATO standards

IAF To Equip Its Special Forces With Bullet Proof Jackets

January 21, 2017 @ 08:05 AM

Indian Air Force (IAF) is looking to equip its special forces with bullet proof jackets that provides protection against 7.62 mm bullets fired from AK-47 and other assault rifles

Russia Developing Large-Caliber Sniper System For Its Armed Forces

January 17, 2017 @ 04:07 PM

Russian Instrument Design Bureau (KBP) is developing the KSV heavy sniper system for the Russian Armed Forces. The Russian military is planning to arm the snipers of its infantry and armored brigades with the sniper rifles capable of rendering armored cars and armored personnel carriers inefficient and killing mortar, antitank missile...

Turkish Army Gets 500 MPT-76 Assault Rifles

January 13, 2017 @ 12:51 PM

Turkey's state-owned Machines and Chemical Industries Board (MKEK) has delivered first 500 locally produced assault rifle MPT-76 to the Turkish Land Forces Command (TLFC) Wednesday. The rifles delivered on 11 January are the first batch from a 2015 deal which will see the production of around 35,000 MPT-76s for the TLFC,...

Rheinmetall, Steyr Pitch RS556 For German G36 Rifle Replacement

January 11, 2017 @ 11:50 AM

Rheinmetall and Steyr Mannlicher are eying the German armed forces contract to replace standard G36 assault rifle with a 5.56mm x 45 cal RS556 rifle

India Opts To Buy 44000 Close Quarter Battle Carbines Through Govt-To-Govt Sale

January 2, 2017 @ 02:48 PM

Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) has decided to buy 44,000 close quarter battle (CQB) carbines instead of opting for the global tendering process for the Army. The battle carbines were required for its counter-terrorism operations in the Kashmir Valley,

China Offers Philippines $14M Worth Small Arms, Boats To Fight Drugs

December 20, 2016 @ 12:40 PM

Philippines has been offered guns and equipment worth US$14 million (RM62.6 million) by China to fight against drugs and terrorism

Saab Announces Carl-Gustaf M4 Order, Refuses To Name Customer

December 5, 2016 @ 12:20 PM

Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract for the Carl-Gustaf M4 multi-role weapon system, but declined to name the customer. This is Saab´s fourth customer for the system since its launch in late 2014

IS Militants Stole Russian Kalashnikov Assault Rifles, RPG-7 Grenade Launchers: Russian Media

November 25, 2016 @ 02:26 PM

Russian weapons that Islamic State (IS) militants have stolen include Kalashnikov assault rifles and RPG-7 shoulder-launched anti-tank grenade launchers, according to documents obtained by Sputnik Arabic from Iraqs city of Mosul. Apart from Kalashnikov assault rifles, RPG-7 shoulder-launched anti-tank grenade launchers, other documents specify registration numbers of bullpup straight-pull bolt-action rifles, VSSK Vykhlop magazine-fed sniper rifles and other weaponry,

Rosoboronexport To Showcase Law Enforcement Systems at IDEAS-2016

November 22, 2016 @ 11:24 AM

Rosoboronexport will showcase law enforcement systems at IDEAS-2016 to be held in Karachi, Pakistan, from 22-25 November. Rosoboronexport is bringing to IDEAS-2016 combat proven equipment favoured by Russian special units and law enforcement officers, specialized in antiterrorist operations, namely the BTR-80A APC and its most advanced derivative – the BTR-82A, as well as the BMP-3M IFV

India's Reliance Defence To Manufacture Kalashnikov weapons In JV With Israeli Firm

November 15, 2016 @ 10:34 AM

Reliance Defence and Engineering has considered to joint venture with Kalashnikov Israel for manufacturing Kalashnikov class of weapons for Indian armed forces. Kalashnikov Israel, a subsidiary of the CAA Company of Israel, has agreed to jointly make Kalashnikov and other small arms with Reliance Defence