A treaty laying down international rules for the $85 billion dollar global arms trade will go into force on Wednesday, compelling countries to set up national controls on arms exports. According to treaty, States must assess whether a weapon could be used to circumvent an international embargo, be used for genocide...
General Dynamics announced today that it will partner Smith & Wesson to pursue the US Army's Modular Handgun System (MHS) solicitation to replace the M9 standard Army sidearm. The strategic partnership's Modular Handgun System will be based on the Smith & Wesson M&P Polymer Pistol platform
General Dynamics announced today that it has signed an agreement with Advanced Material Engineering (AME) to manufacture 40mm Air Burst Ammunition for the US military. AME is a subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd (ST Kinetics)
BAE Systems has won a follow on contract valued at $142 million to produce additional M109A7 self-propelled howitzers and M992A3 ammunition carriers for the U.S
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has approved sale worth $600 million worth M1A1 Abrams tank ammunition, equipment, parts and logical support to Iraq, the agency reported Monday. “This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security...
Indias Ishapore rifle factory has successfully designed an assault rifle based on the Russian AK-47. According to reports, the prototype of this weapon had successfully cleared field trials by the Army, the Indian Air Force and the Sashastra Seema Bal
An Indian military contingent that participated in the Indra-2014 in Russia drills will inform their chiefs that Russian weapons are worth purchasing, Ria Novosti said quoting the Russian Southern Military District's press service on Monday. The Indian side "plans on informing the leaders of the Indian Army that it is worth purchasing Russian weapons and motorized infantry equipment, using Russian motorized troops as an example," the press service said
Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) has launched a foldable, detachable, stainless steel sight designed for the TAVOR and X95 families of assault rifles. The sight can be quickly and easily removed in order to install reflex sights, telescopes, night vision devices, etc
Uruguay has recieved 180 mortars from the Spanish army along with several tonnes of spares, InfoDefensa reported. Uruguay already operates similar mortars supplied directly from the same manufacturer
Rheinmetall has won an order to supply the Hellenic armed forces with tank ammunition worth $70 million. The order includes 12,000 rounds of 120mm ammunition as the initial supply for the Greek Armys Leopard 2 tanks
The US is keen on helping Israel to tap on local US arms stockpile to resupply it with grenades and mortar rounds, an unidentified US defense official said to Reuters on Thursday. Reuters reported that the official did not offer further details on quantities or costs of ammunition already supplied or requested by Israel
The Indian Army has completed trials for two 155 mm/52 calibre howitzer systems and is preparing a report for the Ministry of Defense. Official sources said two competing 155 mm/52 caliber towed gun systems and two 155 mm/52 caliber self-propelled tracked howitzers recently completed maintainability acceptance trials and secured Directorate General of Quality Assurance clearance