U.S. Announces Program to Extract Rare Earth Elements from Domestic Sources to...

July 14, 2021 @ 10:30 AM

The Pentagons Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced a program to extract Rare Earth Elements (RRE) from domestic sources using microbes, a process called ‘biomining. Success in the program will end American dependence upon China which is its single largest supplier of RREs

U.S. Army Orders Paladin M109A7 Howitzers

July 14, 2021 @ 05:49 AM

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Russia Developing 80MM ‘Light’ Multiple Launch Rocket system

June 6, 2021 @ 06:42 PM

A new ‘light Multiple Launch Rocket system (MLRS) based on an 80 mm rocket is being developed in Russia with serial production planned for 2024. The new MLRS will be unveiled at the Army-2021 land forces exhibition which will be held from August 22 to 28 at the Patriot Exhibition Center

Hanwha Defense Offers New K9 Howitzer Variant to the British Army

June 2, 2021 @ 03:51 PM

South Koreas Hanwha Defense has offered a new variant of the K9 self-propelled howitzer to the British Army under the Mobile Fires Platform (MFP) programme. A Request for Proposal (RFP) for MFP is due to be released in 2022

Chinese Army Inducts New Armored Vehicles, Howitzers & Rocket Launchers

May 17, 2021 @ 07:45 AM

The Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA)s Xinjiang Military Command has taken delivery of three new advanced weapon systems – armored vehicles, howitzers and self-propelled rocket launchers – over the past week. The unit deployed in a snowy plateau region at an elevation of more than 4,500m inducted dozens of Type 08 eight-wheeled armored vehicles of different variants with some of them equipped with large caliber rifled guns, auto cannons, machine guns and howitzer systems, js7tv

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

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

U.S. Army to test Robotic Rocket Launcher

April 29, 2021 @ 09:36 AM

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Russian 155mm Msta-S Howitzer Guided by Orlan Drone in Demo Firing

April 19, 2021 @ 03:32 PM

Russian 155mm ‘Msta-S self propelled (SP) howitzers fire was guided by Orlan-10E reconnaissance drone in a first ever demonstration before a potential foreign customer. Rostec subsidiary, Uralvagonzavod demonstrated to representatives of a foreign customer the possibilities of joint operation of the Msta-S self-propelled howitzer, upgraded to NATO's 155 mm caliber, and the Orlan-10E reconnaissance drone, Rostec said in a release

Rheinmetall, Northrop Grumman to Develop Precision-Guided Enhanced Range Artillery Ammunition

April 19, 2021 @ 11:19 AM

Rheinmetall and Northrop Grumman have formalized an agreement to develop precision-guided enhanced range artillery ammunition. Rheinmetalls South African subsidiary Rheinmetall Denel Munition and Northrop Grumman signed a 10-year strategic partnership agreement to this effect in February 2021