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Author: DFNS

Eagle V 6×6 awaits production green light

General Dynamics European Land Systems – MOWAG said it has completed development of its latest Eagle 6×6 and is awaiting a production contract, with the Swiss army likely the first customer. The Swiss army...

Patria demos Nemo 120 mm mortar in United States

Finland’s Patria said its120 mm Nemo (New Mortar) turret, integrated onto its Armoured Modular Vehicle (AMV) 8×8, has conducted a firepower demonstration in the United States. These trials were done at Yuma Proving Ground,...

Australia declares final operational capability for Canberra class

The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) fleet of two Canberra-class amphibious assault ships has achieved final operational capability. In a 12 November statement announcing the milestone, Australia’s Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds described the class...

RAN’s two LHDs achieve final operational capability

The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) two Canberra-class landing helicopter dock (LHD) vessels have achieved final operational capability. Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds said in a 12 November statement that the 27,500- tonne amphibious assault...

U.S. Army continues testing of Abrams tank latest version

The U.S. Army continues testing of the latest version of Abrams tank called M1A2 Systems Engineering Plan version 3. “The M1A2 Systems Engineering Plan version three Abrams main battle tank is currently being put...

Burundi’s AMISOM contingent receives Springbuck, Fahd vehicles

The Burundian contingent serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has taken delivery of 10 Springbuck Heavy Duty (HD) mine-resistance ambush-protected vehicles (MRAPs), the South African manufacturer DCD Protected Mobility confirmed to...

Vietnam modernising its AK-47 assault rifles

Vietnam’s Z111 factory has launched a modernisation of the armed forces’ inventory of AK-47 assault rifles in a move aimed at making the weapons more accurate and user friendly, according to a 5 November...

Rheinmetall’s sales rise on defence strength

The Rheinmetall Group’s sales grew 3.1% to EUR4.3 billion (USD4.7 billion) in the first nine months of this year, as gains in the Defence sector more than offset declines in the Automotive sector, according...

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