South Korean Army to Resume Using K-9 Howitzer for Training

December 26, 2017 @ 10:50 AM

The South Korean Army plans to resume use of its K-9 howitzer for training "in stages" following a report that a mechanical flaw trigged an explosion of the artillery system in August which left three soldiers dead and four others wounded. A press release from the South Korean Army published in...

BAE Systems Offers CV-90 Infantry Fighting Vehicle to Czech Republic

November 28, 2017 @ 09:20 AM

BAE System has teamed up with Czech optical technology specialist Meopta as part of its pitch to offer the CV-90 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) for replacing for the Czech Army's fleet of BMP II IFVs. The agreement, signed at NATO Days 2017 in Ostrava, the Czech Republic, will cover potential...

Chinese Army Conducts Live-fire Exercise Using Armored Vehicles at Djibouti Base

November 25, 2017 @ 08:01 AM

The Chinese People's Liberation Armys Logistics Support Base in Djibouti has conducted a live-fire exercise using several wheeled tank destroyers and wheeled infantry fighting vehicles. The armored vehicles from the base in the Horn of Africa took part in the exercise at a local shooting range and fired dozens of shells,...

BAE Systems Awards AMV35 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle Support Contract To Australian Firm

November 9, 2017 @ 03:04 PM

BAE Systems Australia today announced that it had awarded an additional package of LAND 400 work worth over $15M to a local firm Marand to manufacture the AMV35s turret shell. LAND 400 is the Australian Armys largest ever vehicle replacement program

Oshkosh Unveils New Joint Light Tactical Vehicles Variants With Latest Weapons Upgrade

October 12, 2017 @ 11:45 AM

Oshkosh Defense showcased new variants of its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) with next generation weapons and networking capabilities at the AUSA Conference 2017 this week. Oshkosh displayed JLTV General Purpose vehicle equipped with a Boeing Compact Laser Weapon System (CLWS), a Kongsberg Protector LW 30 Remote Weapon System (RWS) with...

AM General to Supply 6576 HMMWVs to Afghanistan for $46 Million

September 22, 2017 @ 10:03 AM

AM General has been awarded a $45.8 million contract for the procurement of 6,576 supplemental M1151A1B1 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles, Expanded Capacity Vehicles, and capability expansion kits for the Afghan National Defense Security Forces

Leonardo To Build Protection Systems For British Army Vehicles To Counter Hostile...

September 13, 2017 @ 01:09 PM

Leonardo has been selected by the UK Governments Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to lead a team of local companies to build affordable protection technologies for British Army vehicles to counter the evolving threat posed by hostile weapon systems. posed by hostile weapon systems Under a Technology Demonstrator Programme (TDP) called ‘Icarus, the team will develop and demonstrate a way to affordably integrate ‘best of breed technologies in a category known as ‘Active Protection Systems (APS), preparing them for deployment across the Armys fleet of land vehicles

First Eight Of 32 US-made Bradley Fighting Vehicles Arrive In Lebanon

August 15, 2017 @ 09:59 AM

Lebanese Army has taken delivery of eight Bradley Fighting Vehicles from the US during a ceremony in welcoming the first shipment of 32 Bradleys on Monday. The arrival of eight Bradley Fighting Vehicles at the Port of Beirut will help Lebanon battle terrorists and guard its borders, US Ambassador Elizabeth Richard was quoted as saying by Sputnik

Rheinmetall To Modernize Bundeswehr’s Boxer Command Vehicles

July 4, 2017 @ 12:22 PM

Rheinmetall has won $23.8 million contract to upgrade 38 Boxer multipurpose armoured transport vehicles for the Bundeswehr, all of them configured for a command role

US Army Demos Cyber Weapons, Electronics Warfare Tech For Land Vehicles

June 23, 2017 @ 04:16 PM

The US Army demonstrated cyber weapons and electronic warfare (EW) technology to prevent simulated tank assault at a training exercise conducted at the Army National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, early this month. The cyber weapon used in the exercise specifically targeted the radio and wireless communication systems of the tankers,

Oshkosh Wins $170M Contract to Overhaul US Army’s Heavy Tactical Vehicles

May 12, 2017 @ 09:34 AM

Oshkosh Defense won two contracts totalling more than $170 million to refurbish Heavy Tactical Vehicles including trucks, tractors and missile transporters. The first contract awarded by the US Army is worth $90 million for recapitalizing 211 Palletized Load System (PLS), the Department of Defense said in a press release Thursday

Latvia Signs Agreement With Austria For Self-Propelled Howitzers

April 28, 2017 @ 03:29 PM

Latvia has signed a bilateral agreement with Austria for the purchase of 47 howitzers for the armed forces. The agreement is for buying the type M109A5Oe self-propelled howitzer system, including fire control centre and training platforms