The Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) has commissioned a newly-developed all-terrain vehicle for logistics support missions in plateau regions with altitudes higher than 5,000 meters. Designed with caterpillar tracks made of metalloid, this new all-terrain vehicle can tread over slopes of 35 degrees and can deliver 1
A new type of motor-powered exoskeleton suit to carry ammunition boxes weighing 50 kg has been unveiled by the Chinese military. The light-weight exoskeleton suit, known as the portable ammunition support assist system for individual soldiers, can provide 20 kg of assisted strength to its user, relieve more than 50% of...
The French Directorate General for Armaments (DGA) has decided to place an order for 12000 HK-416 F assault rifles in 2021 and will receive an equal number of rifles under an earlier order next year. Another 12,000 HK-416 rifles were delivered in 2020, bringing to 45,340 the number of units currently...
The Dutch Ministry of Defence awarded Elbit Systems $50 million to supply the Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA) with additional digital soldier and vehicular systems. Under the contract, Elbit Systems will supply digital soldier systems and vehicular integration of improved combat network capabilities including TORCH-X Dismounted Command and Control systems and E-LynX...
Elbit Systems has won $15 million from the Dutch Ministry of Defense to supply XACT nv32 micro night vision monocular systems for the Armed Forces of the Netherlands. The initial contract will be performed over a period of two-years, with the potential for additional follow-on orders over a period of seven-years, the company said in a statement this week
Paris has commenced working with French industrial and financial players on a “national takeover solution” for night vision products manufacturer Photonics after blocking its sale to US strategic electronics major Teledyne. Florence Parly, Minister of the Armed Forces, announced today that the move was necessary to preserve the sovereignty of Photonis, a company essential to French military operations
Rheinmetall and North-American helmet maker Galvion, have won an order to supply the German Bundeswehr with advanced combat helmets. Awarded in November 2020, the framework contract encompasses the delivery of up to 20,000 helmets, specifically the “Combat Helmet, Special Forces, Heavy
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Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said the South Korean military will receive a Samsung smartphone-based device to view real-time battle information without relying on communications networks, by mid-2021. The state arms procurement agency has signed a contract with LIG Nex1 Co
The Russian Army are all-protected by Ratnik infantry gear, thousands of which they received recently, a month ahead of schedule. Manufacturer Central Research Institute for Precision Machine-Building (TsNIITochMash) announced Thursday that they handed over nearly 18,000 Ratnik combat outfits to the military
Chinese military stationed at high altitude regions may soon begin using exoskeletons built to conserve their energy while performing tasks such as patrol, transportation, and logistics support. The Human Function Enhancement Technology Research center, under the state-owned China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp (CASIC), has already delivered a number of these agile, non-powered exoskeletons to the military,