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Category: Land

UAE looking for more tank transporters

Belarus hopes to secure another contract to supply additional heavy equipment transporters to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to Roman Golovchenko, the chairman of the State Military Industrial Committee of Belarus. “We are...

Czech SHORAD procurement delayed

The Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) has delayed the Army of the Czech Republic’s (ACR’s) CZK10 billion (USD427 million) short-range air defence (SHORAD) system procurement. Deputy Defence Minister Filip Říha told Jane’s recently that...

U.S. Army research creates lightweight plastic armor

The U.S. Army research creates lightweight plastic armor which can be used as bases for developing new body armor, advanced combat helmets, ballistics plates and or even combat vehicles. Researchers at University at Buffalo,...

BAE Systems unveils new ACV configuration: anti-tank missile carrier

British multinational defense, security and aerospace company BAE Systems has unveiled new configuration for the Marine Corps’ Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) called the Anti-Tank Non-Line-of-Sight. BAE Systems portfolio continues to expand and the company...

UK government to review Cobham sale

Advent International Corporation’s proposed GBP4 billion (USD4.98 billion) acquisition of UK defence company Cobham will be reviewed by the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on national security grounds, the UK Department for Business,...

Royal Netherlands Army selects Iron Fist APS for CV90

The Royal Netherlands Army has awarded BAE Systems Hägglunds a long-anticipated contract to integrate the Elbit Systems Iron Fist hard kill active protection system (APS) with its fleet of CV9035NL tracked infantry fighting vehicles...

Austria increases defence spending

Austria’s acting defence minister Lieutenant General Thomas Starlinger on 17 September presented his ministry’s report Unser Heer (Our army) 2030 calling for an increase in defence spending from the current EUR2.4 billion (USD2.7 billion)...

BAE Systems designing eight M88A3 prototypes

The US Army has awarded BAE Systems with a USD318 million contract to upgrade its M88 recovery vehicles into a M88A3 configuration. Under the 44-month contract, the company will delver eight M88A3 prototypes to...

Indian firms sign 3D printing accord

Indian firms BEML (formerly Bharat Earth Movers Limited) and Wipro have signed an agreement to collaborate on advancing production techniques in the defence sector. BEML said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange...

Collins Wants to Bring Open Architecture to Military Avionics

Collins Aerospace [UTX] sees its development of what could become the aviation industry’s first FAA-certified multicore processor as providing a baseline for establishing an open architecture for the U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift and...

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