ARES To Sign Brazillian Army Optical Sights Deal for Rifles

July 8, 2014 @ 09:43 AM

ARES, A subsidiary of Elbit Systems is signing a supply deal of 5000 optical sights to Brazillian Armys assault rifles. The contract includes reflex multi-purpose devices, MVR MARS RS equipped with laser pointers used in conjunction with telescopic sight multi-purpose TRISIGHT X3

Germany Halts Army Rifle Orders Over Accuracy Doubts

June 23, 2014 @ 01:26 PM

Germanys defense ministry has temporarily halted new orders of its militarys standard assault rifle over accuracy errors, Bild am Sonntag daily reported on June 22. The G36 automatic rifle made by Heckler and Koch is said to become inaccurate after its barrel heated up in prolonged firefights

Will Russia Secure AK-47 Copyright Before Kalashnikov Goes Under?

June 20, 2014 @ 10:19 AM

Kalashnikovs lack of copyright over the AK-47 assault rifle is so severe that Venezuela is the only country with a fully legitimate license to produce the assault rifle. The counterfeit losses resulting from copyright infringement is so dire that Kalashnikov, manufacturer of the AK-47, is reporting an estimated loss of...

India, Nepal To Sign Major Arms Deal Including Insas Rifles Contract

June 6, 2014 @ 09:53 AM

India and Nepal are expected to close a massive military deal, including the supply of lethal weapons for the first time in nine years, when officials from both countries meet in Kathmandu next week. The 11th Nepal-India Bilateral Consultative Group on Security Issues is set to take place in Kathmandu on...

ATK Wins Contracts Worth $112 Million For Medium And Large-Caliber Ammunitions

June 5, 2014 @ 09:42 AM

ATK has won several domestic contracts totaling more than $112 million for medium- and large-caliber ammunition production and development. These awards will provide ammunition to arm air platforms such as the A-10, Apache attack helicopter and the AC-130 gunship, as well as training ammunition for crews maintaining their gunnery expertise on...

Textron To Develop Lightweight, Cased-Telescoped (CT) Weapons and Ammo For US Army

May 15, 2014 @ 01:49 PM

Textron Systems Unmanned Systems announced today a $5.7 million contract from the Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium and the U

ATK To Supply Win Mag Rifle Ammunition To US Army

May 13, 2014 @ 09:28 AM

ATK announced it was awarded a Fixed Price Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract from the U.S

Future Assault Rifles To Tag Targets Much Like Social Media Photo Tagging

January 16, 2014 @ 10:53 AM

Next-generation military assault rifles will not only be sleeker and faster but will pack in a heavier punch. These firearms will be developed not only for military snipers and sharpshooters but for the average soldier with need for greater capabilities

General Dynamics, Colt To Build SWORD Networked Rifle System

December 10, 2013 @ 12:54 PM

General Dynamics and Colt Canada are teaming up to work on a networked rifle weapon system that will be offered as an alternative to radio-centric individual soldier systems. The solution will see Colt's Sniper (Soldier) Weapon & Observer Reconnaissance Devices (SWORD) system integrated with ruggedized smartphone-like technology, to bring the solider critical situational-awareness information via his weapon, according to Shephard

Arleigh Burke-class Destroyer Completes MK45 Test

November 29, 2013 @ 12:39 PM

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt completed the first underway test for the MK45 Mod 2 5-inch anti-surface warfare gun on November 23. Sailors fired five 54-caliber rounds into open waters in order to evaluate the capability of the on-board weapons system for future test scenarios

FN Herstal Showcases New Light Machine Guns At Milipol Paris Expos

November 19, 2013 @ 01:12 PM

Belgium-based small arms manufacturer FN Herstal unveils the next generation FN MINIMI light machine gun in both 5.56mm and 7

ATK Wins $387 Million Small-Caliber Ammunition Contract

November 12, 2013 @ 07:27 AM

ATK has received orders for approximately $387 million for small-caliber rifle ammunition under a new Oct 2013 contract and include a mix of 5.56mm, 7