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Author: DFNS

China to overhaul military export regime

Key Points Draft law on exports consolidates existing guidelines and introduces tighter controls Legislation viewed as a response to international criticism of China’s defence export policy China has proposed new legislation to enhance controls...

Armenia receives Tor-M2KM SAM systems

The Armenian military has received a batch of Russian-made Tor-M2KM wheeled short-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems, the country’s prime minister Nikol Pashinyan announced on 21 December. “The Armenian armed forces have been reinforced by...

Cotecmar delivers MMI-35 interceptors to the Honduran Navy

Cotecmar shipyard has delivered two Multi-Mission Interceptor (MMI-)35 high-speed interceptor boats to the Honduran Navy. MMI 35 boats’ sale to Honduras is the first export of this type of vessel after an association agreement...

India’s DRDO completes development trials of QRSAM weapon system

India’s state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has completed development trials of the indigenously designed Quick-Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM) system, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in New Delhi announced in a 23 December...

Trump signs USD738 billion in defence spending

US President Donald Trump signed a long-awaited, bipartisan fiscal year 2020 (FY 2020) spending bill on 20 December that fills defence coffers with USD738 billion in discretionary funds this year. Lawmakers unveiled the appropriations...

UK clears Cobham takeover

Private equity firm Advent International Corporation’s proposed GBP4 billion (USD5 billion) acquisition of UK defence electronics and air-to-air refuelling specialist Cobham has been cleared by the UK Competition and Markets Authority following undertakings that...

US, India strengthen DTTI engagement

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has confirmed that it has signed three new agreements with India to support collaboration through the two countries’ Defense Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI). The pacts include the...

Montenegro among the first NATO allies to receive JLTVs

The defense arm of specialty truckmaker Oshkosh Corp has confirmed that Montenegro among the first NATO allies will receive newest Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs). Oshkosh Defense, announced Wednesday that the U.S. Army Contracting...

Bell provides V-280 Valor flight test details

U.S. helicopters maker Bell released more details about its revolutionary tiltrotor, called the V-280 Valor. The aircraft has flown more than 150 hours through multi-sortie test days and numerous public demonstrations to deliver data...

FMS contract awarded for Montenegrin JLTVs

Montenegro will receive 30 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) under a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) and Oshkosh Defense on their websites on 17 and 18...

Robotic Research providing footwear sensors to US Army

The US Army is moving out with plans to outfit soldiers’ footwear with sensors designed to monitor their location, even in GPS-denied environments. Robotic Research announced on 19 December that it had secured a...

Bulgaria evaluates IFV proposals

The Bulgarian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has reported that it has received four proposals from interested bidders in the competitive procurement of 150 new wheeled infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) to equip three battalion-size battlegroups...

Bulgaria evaluates IFV proposals

The Bulgarian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has reported that it has received four proposals from interested bidders in the competitive procurement of 150 new wheeled infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) to equip three battalion-size battlegroups...

Libya brigade gets new armoured vehicles

The 106th Brigade of the Libyan National Army (LNA) faction has received what appear to be Terrier LT-79 armoured vehicles made by The Armored Group (TAG). At least eight of the vehicles were seen...

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