Indias Tata Motors has proposed to set up a production facility for light combat vehicles, military jackets, rifles and other items on one of its units in Dharwad, Karnataka. Tata had applied for the production of defense equipment after the Indian government decided to produce the equipment indigenously under the ‘Make in India program, The New Indian Express news daily reported Thursday
Russia is expected to begin delivery of 10,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles to Afghan police in coming months. "The issue of delivery of 10,000 AK-47 automatic rifles with ammunition rounds to Kabul via the Russian Interior Ministry has been practically resolved and the shipment is expected to take place in January of 2016," Russian presidential special envoy to Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov said in an interview with the TASS news agency on Tuesday
Kalshnikov is eyeing partnering Indian firms to produce weapons in the country. “Kalashnikov is talks with both public as well as private companies in India
In 2015, Kalashnikov had increased supplies of firearms by nearly nine times in absolute terms and fivefold in cash terms over 2014 in Asia. “We have been able to come back and strengthen cooperation with Asia-Pacific nations
Afghanistan has turned to Moscow with a request to supply artillery small arms and Mi-35 helicopters to fight insurgents. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has asked for help from Russia after the US led NATO troops were pulled out of Afghanistan and also cut financial aid to the nation, Wall Street Journal reported Monday
The Czech military is aiming to buy thousands of new BREN assault rifles, Phantom pistols, one Iveco APC wheeled vehicle and 56 Tatra lorries to deploy within NATO and also to curb insurgency. The Czech cabinet approved the decision Monday
The US Army will begin acceptance testing of ‘smart grenade launcher, XM25 Counter Defilade Engagement System early next year. The XM25 is designed to be an "anti-defilade" weapon and its purpose is to allow soldiers to hit targets shielded by cover
Larsen & Toubro have emerged as the finalist for a $750-million contract to supply 100 K9 Vajra-T howitzer self-propelled artillery guns to the Indian Army. L&T in partnership with Samsung pitched the 155 mm artillery guns
Colt Defense and FN America have won a $212 million contract to provide M4 and M4A1 carbines to the US Army. The contract runs through Sept
South Korea will complete major upgrade on its indigenous K-11 dual-barrel air burst rifle by 2016 year end. The use of the assault rifle by the army was suspended last year due to a glitch in the shooting control system
The Indian Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved an INR 16,900 Crore (US $2.6 billion) proposal to acquire an initial 428 air defense guns to replace Swedish-made L-70 and Zu-23mm artillery guns for the Indian Army
Ukraine exported over 27000 firearms to 19 countries in 2014, over two thirds of them to the US and Canada. According to a report by the Ukrainian State Export Control Service on international shipments of certain types of weaponry in 2014, Canada exported 10,400 rifles, the US 10, 166 rifles, the Czech republic 5,000 rifles, Uganda 3,000 rifles and Georgia 100 rifles
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