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Raytheon contracted for Patriot system for Sweden

Raytheon has been awarded a $692.9 million contract for U.S. Army contract to produce Sweden’s Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense System including spare parts, support and training. Previously announced by the U.S. Department...

Hungary orders Leopard 2 A7+ to replace Soviet-era tanks

The Hungarian Ministry of Defense has signed a contract with Germany’s Krauss-Maffei Wegmann for 44 new Leopard 2A7+ main battle tanks and 24 PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers. The contract, signed Thursday by the Hungary...

Israel: Does Elbit’s Rise Mean IAI’s Downfall?

“Before I took office,” IAI chairman Harel Locker said at a recent conference, “(I) realized that if the company did not change, it could collapse within a few years.” …read more Read more here::...

Ukraine confirms development of next-generation main battle tank

Ukraine will develop its own next-generation main battle tank, the country’s state-owned defense industrial group Ukroboronprom has confirmed. In a statement made Wednesday, the Ukroboronprom said: “Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau is in...

New large-caliber MPF combat vehicles will be built at Lima

New large-caliber Mobile Protected Firepower combat vehicles may be built at Lima’s Joint Systems Manufacturing Center. The U.S. government gave the operator of the government-owned plant, General Dynamic Land Systems, $335 million to deliver...

Russia’s KBM details Verba MANPAD

Russia’s Engineering Design Bureau (KBM), a subsidiary of Rostec’s High-Precision Systems, has detailed its newest 9K333 Verba (Willow) man-portable air-defence (MANPAD) system. According to a company spokesperson, the Verba can engage fixed- and rotary-wing...

GPS III brings new capabilities to space-based navigation

The US Air Force (USAF) plans to soon launch the first satellite of its next-generation Global Positioning System III (GPS III) position, navigation, and timing (PNT) constellation. The satellite was to be launched on...

Hungarian Defence Forces receive CZ BREN 2 rifles

The first CZ BREN 2 assault rifles, Scorpion EVO3 submachine guns, and P-07 and P-09 semi-automatic pistols were handed over to Hungarian Defence Forces at Petőfi barracks in Budapest on 11 December in the...

Patria 6×6 development continues

Two further prototypes of Patria Land’s new 6×6 armoured vehicle are being built and will be ready for the spring, according to the company. Speaking to Jane’s on 14 December after a demonstration of...

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