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Czechs procure new hand grenade

The Czech Ministry of Defence awarded a CZK200 million (USD9 million) order to small arms maker Ceska Zbrojovka to supply hand grenades to the Army of the Czech Republic (ACR), the company announced on...

Slovenia’s AREX sold to Czech private equity group

Slovenian small arms and ammunition manufacturer Arex has been acquired by Prague-based private equity group RSBC; the latest example of regional defence industrial consolidation spearheaded by Czech financial organisations. The value of the Arex...

Photos: Slovakian Army to buy 4×4 light armoured vehicles

During the 2017 Industrial Day at the Záhorie Military Technical and Testing Institute manufacturers presented 4 x 4 vehicles on December 6. Almost 40 companies were represented at Industry Day 2017. In addition to...

US Army receives the first 30mm Stryker in Europe

The 2d Cavalry Regiment, the longest serving cavalry regiment in the U.S. Army, received its first 30 mm Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle – Dragoon (ICVD), named after the soldiers who serve in 2CR known...

Trump signs defense bill, awaits funding fight

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a massive $700 billion defense budget into law, leaving a fight ahead on how to pay for the plan. Stars and Stripes reports. …read more Read...

Logos outlines Russian army driver training system

Logos has detailed the system used to train Russian main battle tank (MBT) and infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) crews. Speaking to Jane’s at the Gulf Defense & Aerospace (GDA) 2017 exhibition in Kuwait City,...

Russian MBT engine completes qualification

Russia’s new-generation V-92S2F main battle tank (MBT) diesel engine has completed qualification for serial production fitted to the T-72BZ. Announced at the Gulf Defense & Aerospace (GDA) 2017 exhibition in Kuwait City, the 1,130...

T-90MS details emerge

Jane’s has learned details of the mission systems mounted in the Russian T-90MS main battle tank (MBT), including the fire-control system (FCS), sighting and observation equipment, and vehicle-protection systems. Elements of the Kalina FCS...

Jordan to get more Marder IFVs

The Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF) will receive a further 25 Marder 1A3 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs), Rheinmetall announced on 13 December. It said the German government awarded it a EUR17 million (USD20 million) contract...

Kazakhstan receives special forces Arlans

Kazakhstan has received a special forces version of the Arlan mine-resistant, ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles from local joint venture firm Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE), Paramount Group said on 13 December. According to the company,...

Royal Thai Army receives five more Oplot tanks

Ukraine’s UkrOboronProm company delivered to Thailand the batch of five Oplot main battle tanks (MBT) on 10 December, that was reported by the local media. Ukraine was contracted to supply a battalion of 49...

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