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

Estonia Receives 128 Raytheon Javelin Anti-tank Missiles

April 3, 2020 @ 08:43 AM

The United States delivered 128 Raytheon Javelin anti-tank missiles to Estonia in February, US Embassy in Tallinn announced Thursday. “On February 15, the United States delivered 128 anti-tank Raytheon Javelin missiles to the Estonian Ministry of Defense and Estonian Defense Forces as part of a larger contract signed by the Estonian Center for Defense Investment and the US Department of Defense,” the US Embassy said in a

China’s Norinco Marks First Export of HJ-12 'Javelin Copycat' Anti-tank Guided Missile...

March 29, 2020 @ 05:23 PM

China North Industries Group Corporation (Norinco) has announced the first export of its HJ-12 ‘Red Arrow Anti-tank Guided Missile (ATGM), seen as a 'copycat' Javelin ATGM, having the same range and penetration capability as the the baseline US-made weapon. “Norinco made the delivery of containers carrying the missiles to foreign clients as of Wednesday, before the scheduled shipment date,” said a March 25 statement by the company released on its WeChat account, Chinese media reported today

Poland to Order 180 Javelin Missiles, Related Equipment for $100M

March 5, 2020 @ 05:21 AM

The United States has greenlighted Polands request of acquiring 180 Javelin missiles and related equipment for $100 million. Javelin is a shoulder-fired missile intended to take down tanks, armored vehicles and low flying aircraft

US Navy tests first Standard Missile-2 from Raytheon's Restarted Production Line

February 26, 2020 @ 04:25 PM

The United States Navy has flight tested the first Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) surface-to-air missile from Raytheon's production line that was restarted to supply the missiles to South Korea, Japan, Australia and Netherlands. The SM-2 Block IIIB missile launched, flew and provided accurate telemetry data to the range, and engaged an airborne Navy target, the company said in a statement Wednesday