Russia’s Tekhnodinamika Testing Parachute System for Dogs

July 6, 2021 @ 04:01 PM

Russian firm Tekhnodinamika is in the final stage of testing a parachute system for military dogs. The parachute harness is designed both for single jumps of a parachutist with a dog and for tandem jumps where the dog and its instructor jump separately

Russia’s Armata Tank to be Serially Produced from 2022

July 5, 2021 @ 08:04 AM

Russia will start serial production of its latest T-14 Armata tank next year. "The [tanks] state trials will come to a close next year

France, Sweden to Develop Anti-Tank Missile Based on MBDA’s MMP Weapon

July 2, 2021 @ 12:27 PM

France and Sweden agreed to co-develop a new anti-tank missile based on MBDAs Missile Moyenne Portée (Medium-Range Missile/MMP) missile. The French Direction générale de l'armement (DGA) signed a letter of intent with Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (Försvarets materielverk or FMV) to build these new missiles...

U.S. Okays Sale of Heavy Tactical Vehicles to Kuwait

July 2, 2021 @ 06:52 AM

Kuwait could soon sign a contract for heavy tactical vehicles built by American firm Oshkosh, now that the U.S

DoD Demonstrates Vehicle-Centric Microgrid Prototype

July 1, 2021 @ 04:07 AM

Pentagon researchers recently demonstrated a mobile, fast-forming, secure and intelligent vehicle-centric microgrid (VCM) prototype that will power next-generation warfighting capabilities and joint warfighting concepts. The demonstration was made by the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering and the Department of the Army

German Bundeswehr Asks Rheinmetall to Upgrade PUMA IFVs

June 29, 2021 @ 09:44 AM

German Bundeswehr today signed an agreement with Rheinmetall to upgrade the first lot of their Puma infantry fighting vehicles, bringing them up to a uniform enhanced design status. This contract worth over half a billion euros was issued through the joint venture company PSM GmbH

Turkish Firm to Export 46 Mine-resistant Vehicles to Tunisia

June 26, 2021 @ 07:23 AM

Turkish automotive manufacturer, BMC has received a contract to export 41 Kirpi (Hedgehog) mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles and five Kirpi 4x4 ambulances to Tunisia. Shipments of the vehicles will be made in batches in the coming months

Rheinmetall Unveils 'Smartphone' Like Stun Gun

June 25, 2021 @ 04:59 PM

Rheinmetall presented Spectac, its new non-lethal gun that is designed like a smartphone, today. This rectangular stun grenade is specially designed for use by military and law enforcement special operators

French DGA, Nexter Launch Upgrade Program of first 50 Leclerc Tanks

June 25, 2021 @ 11:58 AM

The French Director General Armaments (DGA) launched the renovation by Nexter Systems of the first 50 Leclerc tanks for the benefit of the French army. A total of 200 tanks will be renovated and upgraded to integrate the Leclercs into project SCORPION by equipping it with information and command system (SICS) common to all SCORPION vehicles, a French MoD release said

ARTEC Completes Delivery of GTK Boxer Vehicles to German Bundeswehr

June 25, 2021 @ 03:05 AM

ARTEC GmbH, on behalf of its parent companies Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Rheinmetall, officially handed over the last of the Boxer armoured transport vehicles (GTK) ordered to date by the Bundeswehr to representatives of the Federal procurement agency (BAAINBw) and the Ministry of Defence. The contract CCG 2nd batch, which was concluded in December 20015, comprised 131 GTK Boxers and was worth EUR 478 million

British Challenger 3 Tanks to be Integrated with Israel-made Trophy APS

June 24, 2021 @ 03:23 PM

The UK Ministry of Defence selected Trophy Active Protection System (APS) manufactured by Israeli firm Rafael to integrate them on the Army's Challenger 3 main battle tanks. The selection is a result of a study conducted by the UK MOD as part of an upgrade program led by prime contractor Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL), which will entail detailed integration and system trials of this lighter Trophy variant (Trophy MV), to fit the particular requirements of this vehicle