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Author: DFNS

Ukraine trials 2S22 Bogdana wheeled artillery

The Ukrainian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has started trials of the 2S22 Bogdana, a wheeled self-propelled howitzer (SPH) armed with a 155 mm ordnance. The first trials were conducted with wooden blocks, as opposed...

Polish paratroopers receive airdrop-capable vehicles

Polish Minister of National Defence Mariusz Błaszczak handed 15 airdrop-capable 4×4 vehicles to the Polish 6th Airborne Brigade in Krakow on 15 January, his ministry reported on its website the same day. KAFAR, the...

France receives first Nerva LG UGVs for Scorpion programme

The Direction générale de l’armement (DGA), the French defence procurement agency, has received the first Nerva LG unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) for France’s Scorpion programme, Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly announced on 15 January....

Netherlands deploys PzH 2000 SPHs to Lithuania for first time

The Royal Netherlands Army has deployed Panzerhaubitze (PzH) 2000 self-propelled howitzers (SPHs) to Lithuania for the first time as part of the German-led NATO Enhanced Forward Presence (EFP) battlegroup, the Dutch Ministry of Defence...

India eases munitions export approval processes

India has updated its military export control rules enabling local companies to apply for sales approvals for munitions through the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) export promotion portal. A recent notice issued by the MoD,...

US Army build readiness through auditing success

Auditability goes hand in glove with accountability and equipment-on-hand readiness. The tenets of our Command Supply Discipline Program (CSDP) are the foundation for ensuring we have the assets needed to be a combat-credible Army,...

Nigerian Air Force receives two AW109 helicopters

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) announced on 18 January that it has received two new Leonardo AW109 helicopters. The helicopters are part of an order for six that was announced in 2018, with a...

Turkey’s TEI delivers local UAV engines

Tusas Engine Industries (TEI) tweeted on 16 January that it had delivered the first 13 of 40 TEI-PD170 turbo-diesel aviation engines to Turkish Aerospace. The TEI-PD170 is the first local engine developed for the...

Detect, track, neutralise: Iron Fist picks up the APS gauntlet

Once perceived as the ‘also ran’ in Israel’s domestic endeavour to develop and field an operational hard-kill active protection system (APS), Elbit Systems’ Iron Fist has emerged as a full-spectrum APS technology in Israel...

Detect, track, neutralise: Iron Fist picks up the APS gauntlet

Once perceived as the ‘also ran’ in Israel’s domestic endeavour to develop and field an operational hard-kill active protection system (APS), Elbit Systems’ Iron Fist has emerged as a full-spectrum APS technology in Israel...

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