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France completes first MMP firing trials

France has successfully conducted the first firing of the MBDA Missile de Moyenne Portée (MMP) anti-tank guided weapon (ATGW), the company announced on 12 February. The MMP is a next-generation ATGW developed by MBDA...

Switzerland approves 2015 armament plan

The National Council of Switzerland has approved the country’s armament programme for 2015. The Armasuisse procurement agency announced on 11 February that three programmes valued at CHF542 million (USD582 million) had been approved. The...

Mahindra emerges as front runner for Pipavav investment

Indian conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has emerged as front runner in the contest to acquire a major stake in naval shipbuilder Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering, according to reports in India on 12...

BANC3 receives research and development contracts from US Army

BANC3 has been awarded a series of contracts to support the US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command’s (RDECOM) Communications-Electronics Center (CERDEC) in multiple research and development projects. …read more Read more here:: Army...

US Army awards M-TADS/PNVS sustainment contract to Lockheed

Lockheed Martin has secured a contract to continue sustainment of the US Army’s AH-64 Apache helicopter modernised target acquisition designation sight/pilot night vision sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) system. …read more Read more here:: Army Technology (Land)

OVL to Exhibit at INDEX 2015

OVL, wheeled and tracked vehicle parts distributor, is exhibiting with its distinguished UAE partner TRUST at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2015 in Abu Dhabi from 22-26 February. …read more Read more...

RAND Spots China’s ‘Potentially Serious’ Weak Spots

WASHINGTON: “We have found that the PLA suffers from potentially serious weaknesses.” That is the simple and powerful declaration of a new study of China’s military by the RAND Corp., done at the behest...

In Ukraine, came the first batch of armored vehicles Saxon

In Ukraine, came the first batch of armored vehicles Saxon, reported military-informant.com. In Odessa, were taken to the first armored vehicles Saxon AT-105, where they will be transported to Nikolaev and Kharkov to upgrade....

Global Defence Technology: Issue 48

In this issue: the F-35C proves its worth in carrier trials, transforming deployable communications for the NATO Response Force, Raytheon’s ISR software brings big data processing to laptops, DARPA’s call for aircraft carriers in...

Firms Bid on U.S. Military’s Humvee Replacement Program

Companies hoping the build production models of the U.S. military’s Humvee replacement have submitted their final bids, officials said. Humvee-maker AM General LLC, truck-maker Oshkosh Corp. and defense contracting giant Lockheed Martin Corp. are...

Light Weapons Market worth $12.51 Bn by 2020

According to a new market research report, now available on ASDReports, “Light Weapons Market by Type (HMG, Light Cannon, MANPAT, Grenade, Mortar, MANPAD, Grenades, Missiles, Launcher, ATW, Landmine), Technology (Guided, Unguided), Application (Defense, Homeland...

AM General Submits Final JLTV Proposal

SOUTH BEND, Ind., Feb. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — AM General, the most experienced Light Tactical Vehicle producer in the world, today submitted the final proposal for its Blast Resistant Vehicle-Offroad (BRV-O®) entrant into the...

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