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Thales Unveils New Investment in Lithgow

The Member for Bathurst, the Hon Paul Toole MP today unveiled a new $1.8 million honing machine on the rifle production line at Lithgow Arms. The new equipment brings Thales’s investment to more than...

Poland upgrades T-72 tanks

The Polish Minister of National Defence, Mariusz Blaszczak, signed a contract on 22 July with Zaklady Mechaniczne Bumar – Labedy in Gliwice on the upgrade of army T-72 tanks, his ministry has announced. The...

Poland upgrades T-72 tanks

The Polish Minister of National Defence, Mariusz Blaszczak, signed a contract on 22 July with Zaklady Mechaniczne Bumar – Labedy in Gliwice on the upgrade of army T-72 tanks, his ministry has announced. The...

Military sales sustain FLIR in Q2

FLIR Systems posted organic year-on-year (y/y) sales growth of 2.6% in the second quarter (Q2) of 2019, as a 22.7% sales increase in its Government and Defense business unit offset weaker performances elsewhere. Gross...

Srboauto’s upgraded Praga VS35 undergoes trials

Serbia’s Srboauto has developed an upgraded Praga VS35 M19 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG), which has recently completed company trials. Srboauto’s V3S5 makes 72 improvements, many of them minor, to extend the original VS3 vehicle’s...

P950 unmanned testbed set for weapon firings

BAE Systems is preparing to conduct the first live weapon firings from its P950 unmanned surface vessel technology (USV) demonstrator. Remote testing of the MSI-Defence Systems Seahawk Multi Weapon Station (MWS) fitted to the...

France to seek new engineer vehicle

The French Direction Generale de l’Armement (DGA) is expected to issue a request for proposals later this year for a new engineer combat support vehicle (ECSV) to replace its tracked Engin Blinde du Genie...

QinetiQ expects stable profit margins in 2019-2020

QinetiQ announced in a 24 July trading statement that it expects to “deliver mid-single digit revenue growth” for its fiscal year ending 31 March 2020, with stable margins delivering “continued operating profit progression”. The...

Egypt receives last of 930 MRAPs

Egypt has received 930 surplus US mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles (MRAPs) and has requested another 1,000, the US Army reported on 19 July. It said the final shipment of 101 MRAPs arrived in Alexandria in...

Mali establishes mechanised infantry regiment

The Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) is in the process of turning one of its infantry regiments into a mechanised unit equipped with South African-made Casspir mine-resistant armoured personnel carriers. The German Federal Ministry of...

Guatemala purchases logistics support vessel from Colombia

The Guatemalan Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced the acquisition of a logistics support vessel for its navy – a BAL-C vessel (Bote de Apoyo Logistico y Cabotaje) manufactured by Colombia’s state-run company Corporación...

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