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Nexter Proposing New Ammunition for Franco-German MGCS Tank Gun

Nexter (KDNS Group) is proposing a new artillery projective built  around the ASCALON concept (Autoloaded and SCALable Outperforming guN) for the Franco-German Main Ground Combat System (MGCS) main battle tank designed to cope with... More of this article »
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China Upgrades Russian Sovremenny-class Destroyers with Anti-ship Cruise Missiles

Chinese Navy’s Sovremenny-class guided missile destroyers conduct exercises in early 2021. China recently displayed the upgraded Russian-made Sovremenny-class Destroyer, Hangzhou installed with YJ-12 supersonic anti-ship missile... More of this article »
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German Army Declares Upgraded PUMA IFV “System Panzergrenadier Fit to Fight

The German Army has declared System Panzergrenadier, upgraded version of Puma, “fit to fight.” On 18 March 2021, Lieutenant General Alfons Mais, the Chief of the German Army, recommended equipping NATO’s spearhead formation,... More of this article »
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U.S., U.K. Armies Order Aerovironment’s Switchblade Weapon Systems

he U.S. and U.K. today placed an order for Switchblade Weapon Systems for $45 million. Fiscal 2010 Foreign Military Sales (United Kingdom) funds; and fiscal 2020 missile procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $45 million were obligated... More of this article »
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Lockheed Wins U.S. Navy’s $1.54B Conventional Prompt Strike Weapon Deal

The U.S. Navy today awarded Lockheed Martin $1.54 billion to work on the Intermediate Range Conventional Prompt Strike (CPS) Weapon System. This modification contract covers design, development, build and integration of equipment... More of this article »

China Unveils Third-Generation Anti-tank Missile

Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has deployed a new type of vehicle-mounted, third-generation anti-tank missile. This new homing missile is capable of attacking targets from above, or top attack, effectively destroying modern... More of this article »
Image for Saudi Arabia, South Korea to Jointly Produce Biho II Air Defense Systems

Saudi Arabia, South Korea to Jointly Produce Biho II Air Defense Systems

Saudi Arabia’s Science Technology has partnered with South Korea’s Hanwha Defense to jointly produce new K30 Biho (Flying Tiger) II air defense systems (ADS). According to the company, a hybrid Biho ADS completed foreign trials... More of this article »
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Sweden Breaks Anti-war Doctrine, Delivers Shoulder-Fired Missile Launchers to Ukraine

Sweden broke its doctrine of not sending weapons to countries in active conflict and decided to deliver AT4 anti-tank missile launchers to Ukraine. “A Ukrainian soldier is now equipped with Swedish-supplied AT4 light anti-tank weapon.... More of this article »

UAE to Supply SkyNight Air Defence Missile System to Germany’s Rheinmetall

U.A.E.’s Halcon, owned by Edge Group, will supply its first locally manufactured SkyNight air defense missiles to Germany’s Rheinmetall AG. “Edge Group has been developing its own short-range air defense system, as has Germany-based... More of this article »

Russian Military to Receive New Kalashnikov Submachine Guns in 2021

Kalashnikov Group will begin deliveries of the new 9-mm PPK-20 submachine guns to the Russian military this year. “PPK-20 supplies have not yet taken place; they are planned in 2021,” Kalashnikov CEO Dmitry Tarasov told... More of this article »

Kalashnikov May Have Bagged Strela 9М333 Guided Missile deal in India

Russia’s Kalashnikov may have marked the first international sale of its Strela 9М333 Guided Missiles systems to India. Sources in the know told defenseworld.net that progress in the contract was made towards the end of 2020. A... More of this article »

Final Trophy Active Protection Systems Delivered for U.S. Army’s Abrams Tanks

Leonardo and Rafael announced today that they have completed the delivery of Trophy Active Protection Systems (APS) ordered by the U.S. Army for installation on Abrams main battle tanks. Under contracts awarded on an urgent need basis... More of this article »
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General Atomics to Manufacture Hypersonic Projectiles for U.S. Navy’s Railgun Project

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has been awarded a contract modification from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center (DEVCOM AC) to further the development and... More of this article »

Israel’s Rafael Wins $200M Asian Deal for SPICE-2000 Bombs, Spike ATGMs

Israeli firm Rafael has said it won a $200 million contract to provide an Asian country with SPICE 2000 air-to-surface systems, Spike ATGMs, tactical, electro-optically guided missiles, and advanced communication systems. Citing official... More of this article »
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Russia’s $42M EW System did not Work in Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenian PM Complains

A Russian-made “Repellent” Electronic Warfare (EW) System deployed by Armenia to defend the skies over Nagorno-Karabakh simply did not work, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said during a radio address on Tuesday. While... More of this article »
Image for S-300V4 Deployed in Disputed Kuril Islands to Deter US Missiles: Former Russian General

S-300V4 Deployed in Disputed Kuril Islands to Deter US Missiles: Former Russian General

The deployment of S-300V4 air defence systems (ADS) on the Kuril Islands near Japan is in response to Washington’s plans to deploy missiles in the Asia-Pacific region (APR), a former Russian Army Lieutenant General has said. Aytech... More of this article »
Image for Greece tested Russian S-300 Air Defence System During NATO Drill

Greece tested Russian S-300 Air Defence System During NATO Drill

S-300 missile system Greece tested its S-300 air defense system (ADS) during the November 23-27 NATO missile drill at the Crete Shooting Range in which Germany, the Netherlands and the U.S. also participated. Besides the Russian... More of this article »
Image for Ukrainian Military Adds Upgraded BTR-80 APCs, BTS-4 Tanks

Ukrainian Military Adds Upgraded BTR-80 APCs, BTS-4 Tanks

Ukroboronprom, handed over a batch of upgraded BTR-80 armored personnel carriers (APCs) and BTS-4 tanks. Mykolayiv Armoured Plant overhauled the Soviet-era armored personnel carriers, restored all components and units, as well as... More of this article »
Image for Tornado-S Rocket Launchers to Replace Smerch systems in Russian Army by 2027

Tornado-S Rocket Launchers to Replace Smerch systems in Russian Army by 2027

Russia’s Tornado-S multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) will replace the Cold War-era Smerch and Uragan systems within the next seven years. “The planned rearmament of rocket artillery units with advanced Tornado multiple... More of this article »
Image for Turkey Begins Work on Next Gen KORAL Electronic Warfare System

Turkey Begins Work on Next Gen KORAL Electronic Warfare System

Turkish defense contractor Aselsan has begun working on the next generation KORAL electronic warfare (EW) system. In a press conference yesterday, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, revealed the development of the advanced... More of this article »
Image for Russia’s TOS-2 Tosochka Heavy Flamethrower Undergo Trials

Russia’s TOS-2 Tosochka Heavy Flamethrower Undergo Trials

Russia’s latest TOS-2 ‘Tosochka’ heavy flamethrowers are currently undergoing trials with national troops. “Heavy flamethrower TOS-2 is one of the newest weapons with the RCBD [Radiological, Chemical and Biological Defense]... More of this article »

Greek S-300 Air Defence Systems Provide Cover to Turkish S-400 ADS

Turkey has found Greek deployment of its S-300 air defence systems (ADS) as a convenient cover to use its own S-400 ADS against the wishes of the United States. Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar today said Ankara will use the armament... More of this article »
Image for OshoCorp to Supply Auxiliary Power Units for Indian T-72, T-90 Tanks

OshoCorp to Supply Auxiliary Power Units for Indian T-72, T-90 Tanks

OshoCorp Global is selected by Indian Army for development & supply of Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) of Russian origin T-72 and T-90 Tanks. The Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) is an alternate source of power for the Fire Control System... More of this article »
Image for Rheinmetall Unveils Lynx KF41 IFV for US$13 Billion Australian Army Program

Rheinmetall Unveils Lynx KF41 IFV for US$13 Billion Australian Army Program

Rheinmetall has unveiled the first of three Lynx KF41 Infantry Fighting Vehicles for Australia’s $AUD18.1 billion (US$13.18 Billion) Land 400 Phase 3 program. Rheinmetall is delivering each of the Lynx vehicles to compete in the... More of this article »
Image for Russian Military Receives Modernized T-72B3 Tanks

Russian Military Receives Modernized T-72B3 Tanks

Uralvagonzavod has delivered a batch of T-72B3 tanks to the Russian military. These tanks were upgraded by the company from T-72B to B3 standard under a state defense order. Russia’s Izvestia reported last week that the military... More of this article »

Greece Preparing to Test S-300 Air Defence System in Response to Turkey’s S-400 Test

Greece is preparing to test its Russian-made S-300 air defence systems (ADS) installed on the island of Crete in response to Turkey’s test of its S-400 ADS last week. Satellite images by the Turkish military show that Athens has... More of this article »
Image for India Tests BRAHMOS Anti-ship Missile, China Deploys DF-17 Hypersonic Projectile

India Tests BRAHMOS Anti-ship Missile, China Deploys DF-17 Hypersonic Projectile

The ship-launched version of India’s supersonic cruise missile, BRAHMOS, was test fired on 18 October 2020, a day on which information leaked that China had deployed its DF-17 hypersonic missile as part of its efforts to subjugate... More of this article »
Image for China Tests Rocket-propelled Landmine Launchers in Tibet

China Tests Rocket-propelled Landmine Launchers in Tibet

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) recently conducted a live-fire training exercise of its rocket-propelled landmine launchers that spread a large number of mines over a given area in a short time. The test, conducted... More of this article »

South Korea to Deploy M-SAM II Air Defence in Response to North’s Latest Missiles

The South Korean military plans to soon deploy its locally-made M-SAM II air defence system (ADS) in response to the Pyongyang’s new missiles and rocket launchers shown at last Saturday’s military parade. Speaking about Seoul’s... More of this article »
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US to Sell Switzerland PATRIOT Missile Units Worth $2.2 billion

The US State Department approves a possible Sale to Switzerland of five Patriot Configuration-3+ Modernized Fire Units for an estimated cost of $2.2 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification... More of this article »

UK Frigates to get Bofors 40 Mk4, Bofors 57 Mk3 Naval Guns

BAE Systems won a contract to produce and deliver Bofors 40 Mk4 and Bofors 57 Mk3 naval guns for the U.K. Ministry of Defence’s Type 31 general purpose frigate program. The agreement, through a contract with Babcock International,... More of this article »
Image for Russia’s TOS-2 Tosochka Launcher Fires Thermobaric Rockets for the First Time

Russia’s TOS-2 Tosochka Launcher Fires Thermobaric Rockets for the First Time

Russia used TOS-2 Tosochka rocket launcher with thermobaric rockets for the first time during Kavkaz-2020 exercises held recently. “The new systems destroyed the advancing columns of armored vehicles of the mock enemy. The fire... More of this article »
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Russia’s TOS-2 Tosochka Launcher Fires Thermobaric Rockets for the First Time

TOS-2 “Tosochka” rocket launcher Russia used TOS-2 Tosochka rocket launcher with thermobaric rockets for the first time during Kavkaz-2020 exercises held recently. “The new systems destroyed the advancing columns... More of this article »
Image for Rheinmetall May Build Skyshield Air Defense Guns With India’s BHEL

Rheinmetall May Build Skyshield Air Defense Guns With India’s BHEL

Rheinmetall is likely to invest $1 billion to set up a base in India’s Uttar Pradesh (UP) state. The German company is exploring the possibility of manufacturing Skyshied short-range air defense systems with Bharat Heavy Electricals... More of this article »
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Russia’s AK-12 ‘Baby Kalashnikov’ Rifle Finds Export Market

Russia began exporting its latest AK-12 assault rifle, dubbed ‘baby Kalashniov’ to neighboring countries, according to Dmitry Tarasov, General Director of the Kalashnikov Concern. Tarasov did not name the states to which weapons... More of this article »
Image for Hungary to Buy $1Bn NASAMS Air Defence System from US

Hungary to Buy $1Bn NASAMS Air Defence System from US

Hungary has agreed to buy the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) from the United States, the U.S. Embassy in Budapest announced Wednesday. The NASAMS- a joint venture between Raytheon and Kongserg is a multi-engagement... More of this article »

Raytheon to integrate NASAMS into Air Defense Operations Center in Qatar

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon $34 million to integrate National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) into Air Defense Operations Center (ADOC) in Qatar. “Raytheon has been awarded a $34 million modification... More of this article »
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Rheinmetall Reveals Advanced Technology Demonstrator Tank with 130mm Turret

A video released today by Germany’s Rheinmetall showed a tank with a 130mm turret besides a new hull front as part of its MBT Advanced Technologies Competence demonstration, a possible indication of what will go into the future Main... More of this article »
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Rheinmetall Reveals Advanced Technology Demonstrator Tank with 130mm Turret

A video released today by Germany’s Rheinmetall showed a tank with a 130mm turret besides a new hull front as part of its MBT Advanced Technologies Competence demonstration, a possible indication of what will go into the future Main... More of this article »
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US Army Awards Contract for Full Rate Production of Javelin Weapon Systems

The U.S. Army awarded Javelin JV $47.24 million for full rate production of the Javelin weapon system. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of August 31, 2023. The Javelin was developed and is... More of this article »
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Turkey’s S-400 Air Defense System May Have Tracked US F-35 and F-22

Turkey’s S-400 air defense system (ADS) may have tracked U.S.-made F-35 and F-22 stealth fighters in flights over the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea. Two batteries of the S-400 ADS are located at Mürted Lanud close... More of this article »
Image for Raytheon Scores $35M AIM-9X Sidewinder Missiles Deal

Raytheon Scores $35M AIM-9X Sidewinder Missiles Deal

Raytheon has won a $34.75 million contract to produce around 120 additional AIM-9X Sidewinder missiles. This modification provides for the production and delivery of 58 additional Lot 20 AIM-9X Block II all up round tactical missiles... More of this article »
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urkey’s Sungur Air Defense System Ready for Induction

Turkey’s indigenous “Sungur” man-portable air defense system (MANPADS) is all set to enter service with the military. “Roketsan’s SUNGUR air defense system is ready to enter inventory after successful shot tests,” Ismail... More of this article »

Chinese PLA Shows Rifle-size Electromagnetic Railgun Weapon

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) revealed a miniaturized electromagnetic railgun based pistol- and- rifle-sized synchronous induction coilgun prototypes. These weapons’ technical capabilities were recently revealed... More of this article »
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Russian Pantsir Air Defense System- Sitting duck or Top Dog?

Russian Pantsir air defense system (ADS) has been much maligned in the war zones of Syria and Libya as having been shot down by Turkish drones and Israeli jets. However, its manufacturers tout its impressive performance in protecting... More of this article »

Greece to Receive 350 Bradley IFVs from US Surplus

A Greek Army team will head to the United States to select 350 Bradley AIFV (Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicles) from the US Army surplus stocks. The armored vehicles will replace the Army’s old M113s. Athens is also procuring... More of this article »
Image for Czech Republic to buy 52 Nexter Caesar Howitzers for $249M

Czech Republic to buy 52 Nexter Caesar Howitzers for $249M

n Thursday, the Czech MoD said it intends to buy 52 Caesar howitzers built by France’s Nexter company. The Ministry of Defense of Czech Republic has begun negotiations with French firm Nexter to acquire 52 units of Caesar 155mm... More of this article »

China Develops 12.7mm Gun for Z-20 helicopters, Combat Vehicles

China has developed a new Gatling gun with 12.7mm caliber barrels for mounting on its Z-20 utility helicopter, combat vehicles and motor boats. China is focusing on agility and mobility for its army and marine units in anticipation... More of this article »
Image for Russian Army to get 30+ Tornado Multiple Launch Rocket Systems in 2020

Russian Army to get 30+ Tornado Multiple Launch Rocket Systems in 2020

Russian troops are set to receive over 30 new Tornado multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) in 2020. “The delivery of more than thirty modern multiple launch rocket systems to units of rocket troops and artillery of the Russian... More of this article »
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Nigeria Receives Chinese Artillery, VT4 MBT & STI Tank Destroyer

China’s state-owned NORINCO delivered 17 armored vehicles including artillery trucks, VT4 main battle tanks and ST1 tank destroyers to the Nigerian Army (NA) on Wednesday. The company won the $152 million military equipment... More of this article »