Indias defense ministry has scrapped the procurements plan for over 44,000 light machine guns (LMGs) for its foot soldiers in the infantry. This is the third such project, after the cases for new assault rifles and close-quarter battle carbines, to be junked over the last two years,
Thales has won a US$635 million ( $800 million CAD) contract to service Canadas new fleet of Arctic offshore patrol ships and joint support vessels for initial eight years. Thales has been awarded In-Service Support (ISS), refit, repair, maintenance and training to both Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) and Joint Support Ships (JSS)
China is set to receive first Ka-32 helicopter next month under the contract which Russian Helicopters won last year to manufacture six of them. The Russian Helicopters' production arm will manufacture six Ka-32A11BC helicopters in 2017 for a number of Chinese companies such as Jiangsu Huayu General Aviation Company, Qingdao Public Security Bureau, Minhao and Jiangsu Baoli A group of Jiangsu Baoli company experts have arrived at the Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise to receive two Ka-32A11BC helicopters which should be handed over to the Chinese operators in 2017 under the contract, the company announced Friday
Indias defense acquisition council has sanctioned $75 million for acquiring M7N.1E gas turbine engines from Ukraine for powering two Grigorovich class frigates
Russias Aerospace Force will display 50 new developments including modern aircraft-and helicopter-type unmanned aerial vehicles, flying laboratories, radio reconnaissance stations at the Army-2017 international military and technical forum. The Educational establishments and research units of the Aerospace Force will present about 50 newest developments at the Army-2017 forum
A Russian nuclear submarine on Friday struck a target in Russias northwestern Arkhangelsk region with Kalibr sea-based cruise missile. "Today, the Northern Fleet's multipurpose nuclear submarine Severodvinsk successfully fired a Kalibr sea-based cruise missile
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is meeting Tejas aircraft's production target as the eight fighter jets will be rolling out of the assembly line this year. Outsourcing to private defence firms has been key to achieving HALs production targets
Iran is building a factory in northwest Syria to manufacture long-range rockets, Israel media reported featuring a satellite image of a site that is under construction. The reports showed satellite images of a site under construction in northwest Syria near the Mediterranean coastal town of Baniyas that purportedly could be used to produce and store the weapons, various media reported Wednesday
Israels RADA Electronic Industries has won a US$8 million worth strategic first order to provide for dozens of Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radars (MHR) to the US Military. This order will be delivered during 2017
Japanese Defense Ministry has requested 19.6 billion yen ($178 million) budget funding in 2018 for developing a next generation new radar system that has increased capacity to identify Russia and China designed advanced stealth fighter jets
Syrian rebels have claimed that they shot down MiG-21 Syrian military jet using 23-millimetre anti-aircraft gun on Tuesday and captured its pilot in a desert area in southern Syria near the border with Jordan. The group of Syrian rebels Ahmad al-Abdo Forces shot down the Syrian government MiG-21, the group's communications head Fares al-Munjed was quoted as saying by various media Tuesday
Saab has signed a contract with the Estonian Armed Forces to deliver BT46 training systems to the Estonian Army. The deliveries will be made in 2018, the company announced Wednesday
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