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Author: DFNS

ADF to trial ‘F90-SMASH’ assault rifle

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is set to begin trialling the ‘F90-SMASH’ assault rifle later this year, according to a 21 June joint statement by Israel’s Smart Shooter and Thales Australia. The weapon, which...

First Leopard 2PL to be delivered to Poland

Rheinmetall Defence has confirmed that the first prototype of the Leopard 2PL tank is to be transported to Poland. “The first Leopard 2PL has passed all Rheinmetall’s factory tests in Germany. Now it will...

FFG readies Wiesel 1 AWC upgrades

Flensburger Fahzeugbau Gesellschaft (FFG) is expecting to complete three prototypes of the upgraded Wiesel 1 Armoured Weapon Carrier (AWC) in October 2018. The vehicle will be fitted with the CAMAC passive armour package developed...

Philippines moves ahead with ‘second horizon’ modernisation

Key Points President approves USD5.6 billion modernisation programme Requirements include accelerated submarine procurement Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has given approval to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to progress plans to procure a...

Army Modernization Needs Experimental Force

The Army says it’s learned its lessons from more than two decades of failed acquisition. Its Big Six will work. The service will build the weapons it needs to overmatch the Russians and Chinese...

Russia up-armours Central Military District

Russia’s Central Military District (CMD) is receiving new armoured vehicles and counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) systems, a military source has told Jane’s . A motor rifle brigade stationed in the Kemerovo region became the...

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