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Author: DFNS

Pakistan selects Chinese VT4 main battle tank

The Pakistan Army Armoured Corps has selected the Chinese VT4 tank (previously known as the MBT3000) – produced by China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) – to meet requirements for procuring hundreds of new main...

U.S. Army orders over six thousand newest JLTV vehicles

On 28 November, Oshkosh Defense announced that the U.S. Army has placed a $1.69 billion order for 6,107 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) and associated installed and packaged kits. According to the company, delivery...

Pakistan’s HIT unveils Viper IFV

Pakistani armour manufacturer Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) unveiled its latest infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), the Viper, at the IDEAS 2018 international defence exhibition, held in Karachi, Pakistan, between 27–30 November. The Viper is based...

Army AI Task Force Comes To Pittsburgh, c/o CMU

With Murray’s own HQ, Army Futures Command, stood up this August in Austin, the notoriously hidebound Army is making a concerted effort to reach out beyond its comfort zone and embed its officers, scientists,...

Milestones: The UK’s Ajax tracked AFV programme

Latest developments General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) UK displayed the first four production-standard variants of the Ajax AFV family – an Ajax reconnaissance vehicle, Apollo command-and-control vehicle, Ares personnel carrier, and Atlas repair vehicle...

Turkey pursues survivability for its tank fleet

The Turkish armed forces have selected the Pulat hard-kill active protection system (APS), a local joint development of Aselsan and SSB, as part of an urgent operational requirement to improve survivability for its tank...

Army Holding Electronic Warfare Industry Day In January

The Army is holding an industry in day in January to find new capabilities for its next-generation electronic warfare platforms with officials pushing industry to provide more modular, mobile offerings for its future kit....

Israelis to US: Take On China Around Djibouti

“The Chinese chose Djibouti because of its strategic location in Africa and mainly because it gives foreign military forces that built bases in this country control of one of the most important water ways...

U.S. Army to purchase .50 caliber long-range sniper rifles

Barrett Firearms Mfg. Inc. has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army Contracting Command to delivery M107 .50 caliber long-range sniper rifles. The contract, announced Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Defense, is...

Qatar to acquire NASAMS ground-based air defense system

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has announced that U.S. State Department approval for the sale of National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) to Qatar. According to a statement on 27...

TLVS JV expecting German MEADS contract in 2019

The Tactical Air Defence System (Taktische Luftverteidigungssystem: TLVS) GmbH 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)...

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