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CV90 MultiC Delivered to Norway

The third CV90 variant, a Multicarrier vehicle – which is known as the MultiC in Norway – was delivered to the Norwegian customer last week, in accordance with the agreed contractual schedule. Earlier this...

Russian 220 mm MRL completes state trials

The Tornado multiple rocket launcher (MRL) capable of firing the Russian Tornado-U/Smerch-U 220 mm guided rocket as well as 122 mm and 300 mm rockets through the use of modular canister launchers has completed...

Iranian Phantom jet strikes the Islamic State in Iraq

An Iranian McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II jet has struck Islamic State targets in the eastern Iraqi province of Diyala, footage shot by regional media shows. At least one F-4 is seen conducting a...

France kicks-off Scorpion vehicle programmes

France has signed a EUR752 million (USD929 million) contract for a new generation of armoured wheeled combat vehicles, providing a boost to its major Scorpion army modernisation programme. This first contract covers the development...

Ukroboronprom signs military-technical deal with Pakistan

Ukraine’s state-owned defence industrial group Ukroboronprom has announced the signing of an agreement with Pakistan’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) to expand military-technical collaboration. Ukroboronprom said the accord was signed in Karachi at the International...

Brazilian Army orders 60 more armoured 6x6s

Brazilian firm Iveco Latin America was awarded an approximately BRL200 million (USD77.2 million) contract by the Brazilian Army on 4 December to supply a third batch of the VBTP-MR 6×6 amphibious wheeled armoured vehicle....

UAE launches Emirates Defence Industries Company

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced the creation of a national state-controlled defence group through the merger of some of the military organisations of the Mubalada Development Company, Tawazun Holdings, and Emirates Advanced...

PERM guided projectiles tested at maximum and minimum range

Three GPS-guided Precision Extended Range Munition (PERM) projectiles flew to the required range and hit within the required distance of their targets during a recent trial conducted at the Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, Raytheon...

US Army’s mobile satellite network enables rapid fire missions

During the latest test of the Army’s mobile tactical communications network, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2, a field artillery battalion used the Soldier Network Extension to extend the range of their fire support operations...

Slovakia buys Czech small arms

The Slovak Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 28 November signed a EUR3.25 million (USD4 million) contract with Czech small arms manufacturer Ceska Zbrojovka to supply 688 CZ 805 BREN 5.56 x 45 mm assault...

Croatia orders five new patrol boats

Croatia has ordered five patrol boats from the Brodosplit shipyard in Split, signing a contract with the firm on 2 December. Valued at HRK396 million (USD63.5 million), the agreement was signed by Croatian Minister...

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