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Israeli official says strikes continuing in Syria

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have carried out attacks in Syria since 17 September, when Syrian air defences accidently shot down a Russian Il-20M intelligence-gathering aircraft, a senior Israeli official told journalists on 29...

India’s OFB wins tender to upgrade 300 M-46 field guns

India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a INR2 billion (USD27.2 million) contract to the state-owned Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) to upgrade 300 of the Indian Army’s (IA’s) Soviet-era 130 mm/52 calibre M-46 field...

No, Trump Has Not Started a Nuclear Arms Race With INF Pullout

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the United States a new arms race would provoke a “quick and effective” Russian response and threatened NATO’s members. Democrat leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives predict an...

Rohde & Schwarz revenues pass EUR2 billion for first time

Rohde & Schwarz has reported that it surpassed annual revenues of EUR2 billion (USD2.28 billion) for the first time in the 2017/2018 fiscal year ending 30 June, a 6.7% year-on-year increase. It recorded EUR2.04...

Spain looking for new mounted mortar

The Spanish Army is to announce a requirement for a new mounted mortar system in 2020, Jane’s has learnt. Speaking at the IQPC Future Mortars Conference in London on 24 October, Lieutenant Colonel Fernando...

Northrop Grumman tests new LEO warhead for hypersonic missiles

Northrop Grumman recently completed series testing of a new 50 lb-class warhead designed to equip future US air-to-surface and surface-to-surface hypersonic weapons to defeat a broader range of target sets, from ground forces to...

Weibel looking for new muzzle velocity radar market

Danish company Weibel, which manufactures muzzle velocity radars, is looking for new markets as it installs its first MVRS-700 ‘small’ product onto the new mounted Elbit 120 mm Cardom 10 mortar. This weapon is...

NATO’s tanks fleet shows firepower near Russian border

Battle Groups Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland participated in exercise Iron Tomahawk in the Camp Adazi Training Area outside Riga and near the Russian border. According to officials of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence...

General Dynamics contracted for M1 Abrams tanks support

According to a statement released by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), General Dynamics Land Systems has received a $25,6 million contract for various electronic components for the M1 Abrams tank. In a statement...

Textron Systems to acquire Howe & Howe Technologies

Textron Systems announced on 25 October that it had signed a letter of intent to acquire Maine-based unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) developer Howe & Howe Technologies. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed...

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