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Author: DFNS

French Army begins receiving VT4 Standard 2 4×4 vehicles

Arquus (formerly Renault Trucks Defense) in April delivered the first of 1,200 VT4 4×4 light tactical vehicles in Standard 2 configuration to French armed forces. The VT4 contract, officially known as VLTP-NP (Véhicules Légers...

New Zealand progresses P-8A procurement

The New Zealand government has said it has made progress in its programme to procure Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) from the US government. New Zealand agreed to procure four P-8A aircraft...

Army’s new JLTV operator training continues at Fort McCoy

The Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office has announced on 11 June that Army’s new Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) operator training continues at Fort McCoy. Soldiers were required to operate the vehicle approximately 100...

Iran unveils new SAM system

The Iranian military unveiled on 9 June a new surface-to-air missile (SAM) system named 15 Khordad: the Persian calendar date of an uprising in 1963. The Iranian Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics...

Pakistan announces austerity-driven defence budget

The Government of Pakistan has announced a 2019–20 defence budget of PKR1.15 trillion (USD7.6 billion), a 1.3% increase over the revised military expenditure in 2018–19. The new defence budget – announced on 11 June...

HASC More Than Doubles Chinook Block II Funding

Concerned that canceling Block II upgrades for the Army’s CH-47F Chinook helicopters could harm Boeing [BA] and its supply chain, the House Armed Services Committee wants to more than double program funding next fiscal...

AeroVironment acquires VTOL UAV developer Pulse Aerospace

AeroVironment announced on 11 June that it has made a USD25.7 million cash purchase of small vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle manufacturer Pulse Aerospace. Pulse’s HeliSynth flight control system technology –...

Singapore Army commissions Hunter armoured fighting vehicle

Key Points The Singapore Armed Forces have commissioned their next-generation armoured fighting vehicle The Hunter tracked armoured fighting vehicle is the country’s first fully digital land combat platform The Singapore Army commissioned its new...

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