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IDEF 2019: Turkish Army rolls out new Firtina howitzer

The Turkish Land Forces Command (TLFC) has for several years developed the Firtina 155 mm/52 calibre self-propelled howitzer (SPH), which is a further development of the South Korean K9 Thunder SPH. Design changes to...

IDEF 2019: Koluman rolls out LSA4 4×4 LSV

Turkey’s Koluman Otomotiv Endustri AS revealed a LSA4 4×4 light strike vehicle (LSV) that is being marketed in several different configurations. The first model has a crew of four and is fitted with an...

Denel reaches offset milestone in Malaysia

South African company Denel has launched its final offset initiative linked to its contract to supply turrets and associated systems for the Malaysian Army’s AV8 8×8 armoured fighting vehicle (AFV). Denel said on 10...

JLTV deemed ‘not operationally suitable’ in a GAO report

The new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, commonly known as JLTV, has been again deemed “not operationally suitable”, the Government Accountability Office said in its annual survey of Defense Department acquisitions. The JLTV program is...

U.S. Soldiers to receive special purpose 9mm rounds

The U.S. Soldiers will face major challenges in the near future when handgun ammunition exhibits a lethality deficiency. The original specifications for the handgun were that it needed to hit enemy soldier at a...

Qatar cleared for further Apache procurement

Qatar has been cleared to buy a further 24 Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters to add to the 24 already under contract. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 9 May...

Australia lays keel for first Arafura-class OPV

Key Points Australia has laid down its first Arafura-class offshore patrol vessel The ship is on track to be launched in 2021 Keel for the first Arafura-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) has been laid...

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