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Portuguese Army seeks new 155 mm howitzer

The Portuguese Army is considering procuring a new 155 mm artillery system to replace its M114A1 towed howitzers, an army staff source told Jane’s on 11 December. EUR18 million (USD20 million) has been allocated...

US Army readies for key howitzer production decision

The US Army is slated to make a full-rate production decision on the Paladin M109A7 self-propelled howitzer in January 2020, after BAE Systems made marked improvements manufacturing and delivering the vehicle to the service....

Paraguayan Air Force receives new presidential aircraft

The Republic of China (Taiwan) has donated a Cessna Citation Sovereign jet to the Paraguayan Air Force, which it will use for presidential flights and civil support. The transfer occurred on 9 December at...

Mazagon Dock wins approval for market listing

Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL), one of India’s biggest naval dockyards, has secured the necessary approval to launch an initial public offering (IPO). The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) – regulator for...

Australia releases ‘sovereign capability’ plans

The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has launched initial plans to promote the development of sovereign defence industrial capabilities. The DoD said on 17 December that the first two ‘Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Implementation...

US lawmakers set to approve USD738 billion defence spending bill

Congress has released a long-awaited, bipartisan fiscal year 2020 (FY 2020) spending bill that would fill defence coffers with USD738 billion in discretionary spending and fund several key administration priorities. On 16 December, lawmakers...

Germany approves more procurement projects

The Bundestag, the German parliament, approved another EUR594 million (USD662.5 million) on 11 December to improve the capabilities of the Bundeswehr, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on its website. The ministry said on...

Russia reveals its updated Marker UGV

Russia’s Foundation for Advanced Studies (FPI) has unveiled an updated version of the Marker unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) with a different track configuration as well as a larger body, potentially with the intention to...

Portugal seeks armoured support vehicles

The Portuguese Army is looking to procure an armoured recovery vehicle (ARV) and an armoured vehicle-launched bridge (AVLB) to support its Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks, the army staff told Jane’s on 11 December....

Indian Army acquires Spike LR ATGMs

India has procured the Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Spike LR (long-range) anti-tank guided-missile (ATGM) system to meet Indian Army (IA) operational requirements. Indian Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik told parliament on 11...

Ukraine starts work on new CBRN reconnaissance vehicle

Ukraine has started development of a new chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) reconnaissance vehicle based on the Kozak-2M protected mobility vehicle, according to a 10 December report from Army Inform, the Ukrainian Ministry...

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