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Why America Needs A Nuclear Air Launched Cruise Missile

The Pentagon just awarded the third major contract in the modernization of the nuclear triad. First came the B-21 bomber. Then the Columbia-class submarine, to replace the Ohio class boomers. Two days ago they...

Slip Rings for Defence Applications

Cobham provides reliable slip rings for battle tanks, remote weapon systems and missile launchers. …read more Read more here:: Army Technology (Land)

«Might of the Undefeated» arms exhibition opens in Kyiv

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has opened an exhibition of military vehicles and equipment on Khreshchatyk Street in Kyiv on the occasion of the 26th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence. Up to 70 modern military systems,...

Saab and the UK’s MoD sign contract extension

Defence and security company Saab and the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) have signed a three year contract extension for the provision of Tactical Engagement Simulation (TES) as a fully managed service. The...

Army-2017: Kalashnikov develops SVCh family of sniper rifles

Russia’s Kalashnikov Group, a subsidiary of the Rostec state corporation, has developed the Chukavin SVCh family of semi-automatic sniper rifles, which it unveiled at the Army-2017 international military-technical exhibition held outside Moscow. The family...

Army-2017: Tractor Plants modernises BMD-4M

Russia’s Tractor Plants Concern has showcased the BMD-4M airborne infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) upgraded with the new Sinitsa (Titmouse) combat compartment at the Army-2017 international military-technical exhibition held outside Moscow from 22–27 August. The...

NORINCO rolls out VP10 8×8 vehicle variants

China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) has developed new variants of its export-oriented 8×8 VP10 armoured personnel carrier (APC), Jane’s has learnt. The baseline VP10 APC is typically operated by a two-person crew, and carries...

Roketsan begins serial production of UMTAS IIR

Roketsan has begun serial production of the UMTAS (Uzun Menzilli Tanksavar Sistemi) imaging infrared (UMTAS-IIR) variant, long-range anti-tank guided missile (ATGM), following successful finalisation of the development and qualification of the missile – including...

Army-2017: VPK showcases BTR-87 APC

Russia’s Military Industrial Company (VPK) has unveiled the BTR-87 armoured personnel carrier (APC) at the Army-2017 international military-technical exhibition, outside Moscow. The vehicle on display features a frontally mounted powerpack, with the troop compartment...