The UK defence establishment could be significantly impacted if Scottish voters vote “yes” on the Sept. 18 referendum over independence from the UK
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) today said one of the key goals of the Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) program is improving the survivability of ground-based armored fighting vehicles by increasing vehicle agility. Vehicle agility involves the ability to autonomously avoid incoming threats, either by rapidly moving out of the...
The news concerning the initiation of investigation of criminal cases against Ukroboronproms management, which was published by some information agency, does not correspond to reality, Ukroboronprom said in a statement. "None of Ukroboronprom management is the object of investigations from law enforcement officers
The Australian Government has awarded a multi-million dollar contract to provide specialised vehicles for the Australian Defence Forces Special Operations. Defence Minister Senator David Johnston today announced that Supacat Ltd will supply 89 Special Operations Vehicle – Commando, in a contract that will create approximately 150 new jobs in western...
Saab has signed a new framework contract with the USSOCOM for the companys Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system.The contract is a follow on agreement to a previous 5 year contract for the 84mm recoilless rifle system
China may supply components required for Russias defence industry following US and EU sanctions against Russia. Although Russia does not buy many weapons from foreign sources it does procure a lot of electronic and mechanical components to be used in its weapons systems
Chinas People's Liberation Army ground force will have another new state-of-the-art weapon in its arsenal－the HJ-12 anti-tank missile, which can destroy tanks at a distance of more than 4 km, according to a report published by China Daily. Developed by China North Industries Group Corp, the weapon will enable the PLA to catch up with the antitank combat capability of its Western and Russian counterparts and help it gain a bigger share in the international military equipment market, according to the report
Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries will be allowed to continue doing business in India and will not face blacklisting, according to a report published by India Today magazine. The Indian government has placed conditions, which will disallow the company from getting any new order where there is another vendor option, the report said
Indias removal of Denel from its blacklist and the cancellation of a deal to buy 145 M777 ultra-light howitzers from BAE Systems has thrown open its howitzer procurement programs. The Indian Army has been petitioning the government for over a decade for rapid procurement of artillery guns
Bulgaria has announced a $680 million program to upgrade its weapons in an effort to minimize its dependency on Russia by 2020. Defense Minister Velizar Shalamanov said that the ministry aims to ensure that Bulgarias defense industry takes part in the designed program
With the success of Indo-Russian defence projects such as BrahMos and the production of the SU-30MKI jets, Russia intends to use the success as a model for joint development with Brazil and South Africa within BRICS. Anatoly Isaykin, general director of Rosoboronexport last week said that negotiations between Russia, Brazil and South Africa on the joint development of weapons and military equipment within the framework of BRICS should be held by the end of this year
Germany has cancelled a major arms deal with Russia citing the Ukraine crisis as its main reason, according to reports. The daily Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reported on Monday that the German government had canceled a deal to provide Russian forces with a fully-equipped combat training camp