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FN Herstal to Exhibit at IDET 2017

FN Herstal and subsidiary FN America will be exhibiting at this year’s International Exhibition of Defence & Security Technologies (IDET) at the Brno Exhibition Centre in Brno, Czech Republic, between 31 May – 2...

HF Radio Assisting Disaster Relief in Peru

In Peru, a country regularly effected by severe flooding, landslides and other natural disasters, a community of similar four-wheel drive enthusiasts, with a heart to serve those impacted by natural disasters, have come together...

Belarus develops new lightweight rocket launcher

Belarusian company BSVT-VV is developing a new multipurpose rocket launcher called the MM-60, a representative of the company told Jane’s at the MILEX 2017 exhibition in Minsk. “Having analysed recent conflicts, the world market,...

LACS launches new TES system

Italy’s Laser Advanced Combat System (LACS) has developed an eponymous laser-based tactical engagement simulation (TES) for live force-on-force training. The system – which was launched at the 2017 International Training and Education Conference (ITEC)...

Russia adds to presence on Kuril Islands

Russian units stationed on the contested Kuril Island group close to northern Japan are to receive additional weapons, local media reported on 23 May, quoting the Eastern Military District (EMD) press service. The recently...

Venezuela stockpiling Igla-S MANPADS

Venezuela is stockpiling some 5,000 9K338 Igla-S (NATO reporting name SA-24) infrared man-portable air defence systems (MANPADS), Reuters reported on 24 May. The cache of weapons, specified in a Venezuelan military document seen by...

Brazil plans to phase out M108 howitzers

The Brazilian Army plans to deactivate its 105 mm M108 self-propelled howitzers (SPHs), the service recently announced. It reportedly has 72 systems in inventory with the 3rd, 5th, and 22th Self-propelled Field Artillery Groups...

Belarus displays Bogomol anti-tank UGV

The Belarusian defence industry exhibited the Bogomol anti-tank unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) at the MILEX 2017 exhibition in Minsk this month and released more details about the system. A representative of the Belarusian Belspetsvneshtekhnika...

NCSIST showcases new vehicle surveillance system

The National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) of Taiwan has unveiled its indigenously developed Panoramic Vehicular Sighting System (PaVIS). The system has been designed for installation on tracked and wheeled armoured fighting...