The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) today signed a contract for procurement of Software Defined Radio Tactical (SDR-Tac) worth over INR 1,000 crore ($137 million). The SDR-Tac, jointly designed and developed by Defence Electronics Applications Laboratory (DEAL) of Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) through a...
The French armed forces have placed an order for 3,000 O-NYX goggles with Thales. The additional 3,000 night vision goggles ordered by the French Armament General Directorate (DGA) will be delivered in 2021 for deployment into French Army units alongside the 3,500 O-NYX goggles already delivered
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 being equipped in the armed forces, a French MoD release said
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 Software Defines Radio systems
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
The United Arab Emirates (U.A