Algeria showcased two modified self-propelled artillery systems for the first time to the public during a Military Industry Fair on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of its independence and Youth Day early July.
The military show displayed a 122 mm D-30 (2A18) howitzer fitted on a 6x6 Mercedes-Benz Zetros vehicle and a 100 mm MT-12 (2A29) anti-tank gun mounted on a 6x6 Zetros truck, defenceWeb reports Tuesday.
Other vehicles displayed included a Mercedes-Benz Unimog truck with a 23 mm ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft gun mounted on the back, a Nimr Ajban 4x4 vehicle armed with a remote weapon station and BTR 60 with Kornet anti-tank missiles.
Leonardo Finmeccanica has signed industrial and trade partnership agreement with Algerian Ministry of defense last month to establish a joint company to produce light and medium weight category helicopters at an industrial site. After the completion of the facility and during the early years of activity, the joint company aims to manufacture three different AgustaWestland helicopter types for various uses including transport, medical evacuation, surveillance and control, the company announced Friday
The Algerian Navy has commissioned the first of two Meko A200 frigates after it was delivered on April 19, 2016. The second vessel is due for delivery in 2017
Algeria has ordered 12 Su-34 long-range strike bombers from Russia. “We have resumed talks on the sale of export Su-32 bombers to Algeria,” Sergey Smirnov, director general of the Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association was quoted as saying to Russian news daily Vedomosti by National Interest Tuesday
Algeria has signed contract with Russia to buy 14 Sukhoi Su-30 Fighter Jets for an estimated price of US$500 million. Algeria already has 44 of Russia's heavy multi-role Su-30 fighter jets in service
The German Federal Security Council has approved the delivery of the fifth of six promised submarines to Israel, tools and service parts for small-caliber ammunition, sonar systems to India and 336 trucks to Algeria, Süddeutsche Zeitung Daily wrote on Friday, citing the Council's report to the parliamentary Economics Committee. ThyssenKrupp had handed over the fourth submarine last September
Algeria commissioned two kilo-class Russian submarines- Ouarsenis and Hoggar, at the Mers El Kébir naval base in Oran, on Wednesday. The submarines are part of a 2013-2014 order for two new Project 636 Varshavyanka (Kilo class) vessels
Algeria has reportedly ordered Russian-built BMPT Terminator tank combat vehicles in a contract signed in April 2016, local news daily reports. According to Algerian news daily
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