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Author: DFNS

MBDA Deutschland pitches air-launched Enforcer missile

MBDA Deutschland is pitching an air-launched version of its Enforcer missile to Germany and beyond, a senior company representative told Jane’s on 27 November. Speaking at the Berlin Security Conference 2019 in the German...

MLS seeks patent protection for Viper hull

Privately owned Mobile Land Systems (MLS) has applied for intellectual property design protection in Saudi Arabia and its home jurisdiction of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the Falcon V-Hull on its Viper 4×4...

Russia imposes quota on hot-rolled steel imports

The Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade on 25 November announced a special tariff on hot-rolled steel imports from 1 December to 31 March 2020. Unless they hold a valid import licence, Russian steel...

Kazakhstan takes delivery of Arlan vehicles

The Kazakh Ministry of Defence has taken delivery of another batch of Arlan mine-resistant, ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles, manufacturer Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE) announced on 26 November. Details of the number of vehicles delivered...

Afghanistan orders additional MD 530F helos

Afghanistan is to receive a further 12 MD Helicopters Inc (MDHI) MD 530F Cayuse Warrior light attack and reconnaissance rotorcraft, to add to the 60 already delivered. The announcement of the additional purchase on...

TLVS JV expecting German MEADS contract in 2020

The Tactical Air Defence System (Taktische Luftverteidigungssystem: TLVS) joint venture (JV) of Lockheed Martin and MBDA expects the German government to award the long-awaited contract for its Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) in...

PSYOP authorized to wear new tin foil berets

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — The Psychological Operations community has long been known to be sort of weird. They have reached a new high, though, after finally receiving approval from the Department of Defense to...

MELLS Guided Missile for the German Infantry

Rheinmetall and its joint venture partners Diehl Defence and Rafael have won an order to supply the Bundeswehr with the advanced MELLS antitank guided missile. Rheinmetall is tasked with supplying key components to Eurospike,...

Cubic Defence negotiating for UK’s SCOPIC 2 contract

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is in negotiations to award a contract for the British Army’s SCOPIC 2 programme, which integrates synthetic resources into live training, to Cubic Defence UK (CD UK). The...

Russian military completes testing of advanced ground platforms

The Russian military is completing testing of advanced ground platforms, including the upgraded T-90M main battle tank (MBT), Gibka-S very short-range air defence (VSHORAD) system, and Kungas unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), ground forces commander...

Portuguese Army expands its expeditionary capability

The Portuguese Army’s Rapid Reaction Brigade is receiving 139 VAMTAC ST5 4×4 light armoured tactical vehicles from URO Vehículos Especiales (UROVESA) to meet the “Viaturas Táticas Ligeiras Blindadas” (VTLB) requirement. The order was placed...

Details emerge of new Chinese armoured breaching vehicle

Details have emerged about a new Chinese amphibious vehicle described as an armoured breaching vehicle in a 23 November video released by state-owned broadcaster China Central Television-13 (CCTV-13). From the video it appears that...

Bacteria take the strain for undersoil explosives detection

Researchers in the United States are developing a modular system for detecting buried TNT at source, by blending genetic engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science. In the 18-month Bioreporters for Subterranean Surveillance programme, funded...

HHIC hands over second PKX-B-class patrol craft to RoKN

South Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC) has handed over the second Patrol Killer Experimental-B (PKX-B)-class fast attack craft on order for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN), according to South Korea’s...

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