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BAE Systems to design new Army combat vehicles

WARREN, Mich., 29 Dec. 2014. Armored combat vehicle experts at the BAE Systems Platforms & Services segment in Sterling Heights, Mich., will design and build a replacement for the U.S. Army’s Vietnam-era M113 family...

Russian rearmament programme one third complete at halfway point

Russia’s 10-year state rearmament programme has reached its halfway point but is only one third completed, the deputy chairman of the government’s military industrial commission has conceded. Oleg Bochkarev added in an interview with...

Indonesian Air Force looks to buy from Ukraine

The Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) has expressed interest in acquiring a range of military products from Ukraine, according to Ukroboronprom, Ukraine’s state-owned defence industry holding group. A statement by the group on 24 December...

Hyundai Rotem secures K2 tank contract

South Korean company Hyundai Rotem signed on 29 December a contract to supply an unspecified number of K2 (Black Panther) main battle tanks (MBTs) to the Republic of Korea Army (RoKA). The company said...

PMC to Acquire SMAW Rocket Launcher

MANILA – The Philippine Navy (PN) announced on Friday that it will establish coast watch centers and related facilities in the northern part of the country. The move is in line with the objective...

Jalal 3 Armored Personnel Carrier of Yemen Army

Jalal 3 is a small, agile and very capable Armored Personal Carrier with an outstanding on and off road capacity , which is produced in Yemen. Designed for high mobility operations, both urban and...

The Colt LE901 Modular Rifle

ABOVE: Right side of the Colt LE901 with the Smith Enterprise Vortex flash hider and the folding front sight base. Most of the Black Rifle manufacturers have both AR-15 and AR10-type rifles in their...

BAE wins Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle programme contract

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract for the US Army’s Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) programme worth up to USD1.2 billion, the company announced on 24 December. The contract guarantees USD383 million for slightly...

Indonesia Ready to Buy weapon systems Ukraine

Representative delegation of the General Staff and the Air Force of the Republic of Indonesia visited enterprises SC “Ukroboronprom” and familiarized with products Aviation, rocket and artillery radar and defense industry sectors of Ukraine.Yes,...

BAE Wins $1.2B Contract to Build M113 Replacement

The U.S. subsidiary of British defense contractor BAE Systems Plc won a potential $1.2 billion contract from the Army to build a replacement to the Vietnam-era M113 armored personnel carrier. The initial phase of...

Global arms treaty enters into force on Wednesday

A treaty laying down international rules for the $85 billion dollar global arms trade goes into force on Wednesday, with campaigners vowing to make sure it is strictly implemented. The United States — by...

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