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Author: DFNS

Egypt inaugurates major Red Sea base complex

Egypt formally inaugurated a strategically significant new base complex on 15 January in an event attended by high-ranking dignitaries from allied Arab states. Berenice (Barnis) Military Base is located on the Red Sea coast...

Ajax deliveries to British Army delayed

Key Points GDLS-UK has missed the target to deliver the first squadron set of Ajax vehicles by the end of 2019 This will delay training on the new vehicle by the Household Cavalry Regiment...

Russia to trial Drozd-2 active protection system on T-72BK

The Russian Ministry of Defence has contracted the KBP Instrument Design Bureau (Shipunov) to integrate the TKB-0252 Drozd-2 hard kill active protection system (APS) onto a T-72BK for trials, according to a contract (number...

France orders eight diving tenders

France’s Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) has ordered eight new diving tenders from Merré Shipyard for operation by the French Navy, the French Ministry of the Armed forces announced on 15 January. Under the...

Russia to trial Drozd-2 active protection system on T-72BK

The Russian Ministry of Defence has contracted the KBP Instrument Design Bureau (Shipunov) to integrate the TKB-0252 Drozd-2 hard kill active protection system (APS) onto a T-72BK for trials, according to a contract (number...

Uzbekistan receives Mi-35M helos

Uzbekistan has received into service at least two Mil Mi-35M ‘Hind-E’ assault helicopters that were ordered from Russia in early 2018. Footage aired on the national O’Zbekiston24 news channel on 14 January showed the...

Army To Navy: Hey, We Already Get Less $$ Than You

The Navy’s top admiral says he needs a larger share of the Pentagon budget. The Army Secretary retorts his service already gets less than either the Navy or the Air Force. …read more Read...

France launches concept study for a Stratobus type HAPS

The French defence procurement agency Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) has signed a contract with Thales and Thales Alenia Space to conduct a concept study regarding intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) applications for a...

China’s Norinco registers ‘steady growth’ in 2019

China North Industries Corporation (Norinco), China’s most important military vehicle manufacturer, said on 14 January that it had achieved its “steady growth target” for fiscal year 2019. The state-owned group said its revenues in...

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