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AM General contracted to modernize Army’s HMMWV vehicles

The U.S. Army Contracting Command has awarded AM General a contract for modernizing and extending service life of the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs). The contract, announced Monday by the U.S. Department of...

India to undertake validation trials of Spike ATGW

The Indian Army (IA) is to conduct validation trials of the Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Spike anti-tank guided weapon (ATGW) ahead of deciding whether to procure the system via an inter-governmental agreement (IGA) in...

DVD 2018: WFEL, KMW discuss plans for Boxer bridging module

UK bridging system manufacturer WFEL presented a concept model of a Boxer bridging module for medium-class vehicles at this month’s DVD 2018 exhibition, held on 19–20 September at Millbrook Proving Ground, Bedfordshire. WFEL is...

Burkina Faso’s first Super Tucano airstrikes confirmed

The Burkinabe Air Force (FABF) has conducted its first airstrikes using its Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano light attack aircraft, Jane’s has confirmed. Burkina Faso’s Armed Forces General Staff (EMGA) announced that airstrikes were carried...

U.S. Army testing newest armored vehicles at Fort Hood

The U.S. soldiers from Fort Hood are testing new Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle, or AMPV, as part of U.S. Army’s program to replace the Vietnam-era M113 Family of Vehicles. According to Killeen Daily Herald Lana...

UK announces extension of support to Ukraine’s Armed Forces

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced of extension of support to Ukraine’s Armed Forces. The Defence Secretary announced the expansion of the UK Defence Section in Kyiv and introduction of a permanent Naval...

Russia to send advanced S-300 missile defense systems to Syria

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday that Moscow will supply an advanced S-300 missile defense systems to Syria within two weeks. The report in Russian newspaper Kommersant quotes senior Russian defense official...

GDMS-UK showcases Hotspot technology demonstrator

General Dynamics Mission Systems-UK (GDMS-UK) presented its Hawk vehicle, a concept demonstrator of the company’s proposal for the United Kingdom’s Hotspot requirement, at the DVD2018 exhibition held at the UK Millbrook Proving Ground in...

SAMI looks to investment in South Africa

Saudi Arabia is considering investing in the defence industries of South Africa, the chief executive of Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) confirmed during the African Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition. Dr Andreas Schwer’s comments...

Saab awarded support contract for South Korean Arthur WLSs

Saab has been awarded a SEK500 million (USD56.9 million) contract by South Korea’s Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) to support the Arthur weapon locating systems (WLSs) in service with the Republic of Korea Army...

Mexican military shows off new equipment

The Mexican armed forces presented new weapons and vehicles during the country’s Independence Day parade, held in Mexico City on 16 September. The event saw 18,420 military and federal police personnel parade in front...