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Rheinmetall agrees to Modernize Britain’s Challenger 2 Fleet for €770M

May 11, 2021 @ 09:42 AM

Rheinmetall has announced it won a British contract valued €770 million to modernize Challenger 2 main battle tanks (MBTs). In all, 148 Challenger 2 MBTs will be upgraded with the 120mm smoothbore main armament from Rheinmetall, together with a completely new turret structure, including a digital system architecture

Chinese PLA Deploys PHL-03 Long-range Multiple Rocket Artillery in Tibet

May 10, 2021 @ 08:05 AM

A Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) unit of Xinjiang Military Command deployed the countrys latest PHL-03 long-range multiple rocket launcher (MRL) artillery system in Tibet. At least 10 units were delivered at a commissioning ceremony Saturday, along with other eight vehicles for command & control and and communications

Rheinmetall Presents New Generation of Tactical Trucks

May 7, 2021 @ 09:40 AM

Rheinmetall today unveiled the HX3, the latest generation of its HX family of heavy-duty trucks. Completely redesigned, this future-proof military truck addresses contemporary military and automotive megatrends by drawing on innovative new technologies

Turkey’s indigenously-developed 1500 HP Tank Engine Ignited for First Time

May 5, 2021 @ 06:22 PM

Turkey today turned-on its indigenously developed 1,500-horsepower engine, BATU, that will power various armored vehicles and tanks, Defense Industries Presidency Head Ismail Demir said Wednesday. Demir posted the informataion on his Twitter account with a video showing the ignition of the engine developed by BMC Power

British DSTL Announces Future Anti-Armour Tank Requirements

May 5, 2021 @ 12:44 PM

The UK Ministry of Defences Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) has published requirements for its future Battle Group Organic Anti-Armour (BGOAA) project, which aims to provide the British Army with a suite of anti-armour capabilities from around the 2030s. “Our scientists are working to find solutions to the next generation of military threats

Elbit Systems and Textron Systems Team on Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle Prototype for...

May 4, 2021 @ 03:42 PM

Elbit Systems of America has teamed with Textron Systems to produce Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV) for the U.S

AeroVironment Completes Acquisition of German Robotics Firm, Telerob

May 4, 2021 @ 03:21 PM

AeroVironment said it has acquired German company Telerob for approximately $55 million. On May 4, the company announced it was granted clearance from the German government and bought Telerob Gesellschaft für Fernhantierungstechnik mbH (Telerob), in a $45

Sweden Orders BAE Systems’ BvS10 All-Terrain Vehicles

May 3, 2021 @ 04:17 PM

BAE Systems has signed a contract worth around $200 million to produce and deliver 127 BvS10 all-terrain vehicles to the Swedish Army, adding to its existing fleet of BvS10s. The contract signed with the Swedish military procurement agency, FMV, is for both command and control and logistics vehicles

Indian Army RFI for Light Tanks

May 3, 2021 @ 11:35 AM

The Indian Army wants to procure 350 light tanks and has issued a request for information (RFI) to start the procurement process. Aside of new generation Combat Vehicle Platforms, the contract should include Transfer of Technology

Turkey’s 105 mm light howitzer ‘Boran’ Set to Enter Mass-Production

May 3, 2021 @ 07:56 AM

Turkeys air portable 105 mm light towed howitzer (LTH), 'Boran,' is being prepared for mass-production and seven pilot units are set to be delivered (to the Turkish Army) in June this year. Made by Turkish Mechanical and Chemical Industry Company (MKEK), the howitzer has an effective firing range of 17 km (10

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