Thales, Australia Sign $690M Agreement to Manufacture Munitions Locally

June 30, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

Thales and the Australian Government have signed a decade long contract worth more than AUD 1 billion (nearly $690 million) that guarantees the Australian manufacture and supply of strategic munitions to the Australian Defence Force (ADF). This contract will enable Thales to secure more than AUD 450 million ($310 million) in...

Raytheon Awarded $29M for Jordan’s Fire Support C2 System

June 19, 2020 @ 07:32 AM

Raytheon has won a $29.2 million contract for procurement of Jordans Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS)

Chinese PLA Commissions PCL-181 Vehicle-mounted Howitzer in Southern Border with India

June 11, 2020 @ 09:52 AM

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) 75th Group Army recently commissioned a batch of vehicle-mounted PCL-181 howitzers and immediately used it in exercises in Nanjiang Haojiao, or Horn of the Southern Border amid border tensions with India. The official WeChat account of the 75th Group Army, revealed in a statement...

Czech Republic to buy 52 Nexter Caesar Howitzers for $249M

June 4, 2020 @ 11:14 AM

The Ministry of Defense of Czech Republic has

Latvia, Estonia order Carl-Gustaf M4 Anti-tank Weapon from Saab

May 27, 2020 @ 07:40 AM

Saab has received orders from Latvian and Estonian Armed Forces for deliveries of Carl-Gustaf M4 shoulder-launched anti-tank weapon system for deliveries in 2021-2024. The orders are placed within a framework agreement signed by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) in June 2019, which allows Sweden, Latvia and Estonia to place orders...

Raytheon Begins Development of New Ramjet-Powered Artillery Round

May 12, 2020 @ 04:07 AM

Raytheon Missiles & Defense has begun the development of XM1155 Extended-Range ramjet-powered artillery projectile for the US Army. The first phase of developing the XM1155 commenced under a $7

China's PLA Replaces Two Artillery Guns with Vehicle-mounted 155mm Howitzer

May 8, 2020 @ 06:46 AM

The Chinese PLA has started receiving the new PLC 181 155mm vehicle-mounted, air transportable howitzer in mass numbers to replace legacy PL-66 152-mm guns and Type 59-1 130-mm towed cannons. The howitzers were delivered to the PLA Eastern Theatre Command in batches,

Russian Army Orders 35 Units of MSTA-SM 152MM Self-propelled Artillery

May 6, 2020 @ 01:48 PM

The Russian military is set to receive over 35 units of MSTA-SM self-propelled howitzers by the end of this year. "The Missile Troops and Artillery (MT&A) of the Russian Ground Forces will receive in 2020 more than 35 2S19M2 MSTA-SM self-propelled howitzers with automated fire control system

Russian Army to get 30+ Tornado Multiple Launch Rocket Systems in 2020

May 4, 2020 @ 05:41 AM

Russian troops are set to receive over 30 new Tornado multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) in 2020. "The delivery of more than thirty modern multiple launch rocket systems to units of rocket troops and artillery of the Russian Federation Armed Forces is planned by the end of this year

China's Vehicle-Mounted 155mm Howitzer Enters Army Service

April 30, 2020 @ 05:27 PM

The Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theatre Command recently inducted a new advanced vehicle-mounted howitzer, the PCL-181, on Thursday. The weapon was first unveiled in Beijing at the National Day parade on October 1, 2019

Lockheed Martin Completes Long Range Arillery Missile Test

April 30, 2020 @ 05:22 PM

Lockheed Martin successfully completed the third and final test of its long-range missile designed for the US Army's Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) program at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. “PrSM was fired from the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launcher and flew approximately 85 kilometers to the target area, culminating in a highly accurate and lethal warhead event,” a Lockheed Martin release said

US Approves Excalibur Guided Artillery Round for Netherlands

April 11, 2020 @ 05:41 AM

The United States has given its nod for the sale of 199 Excalibur guided artillery rounds and related equipment to Netherlands for an estimated cost of $40.55 million