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Russian secret laser complex spotted near Teykovo ICBM base

Commercial satellite imagery captured on April 2018 shows the newest Peresvet laser combat system in Ivano region, near the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) base at Teykovo. According to the militaryrussia.ru, the facilities of the...

U.S. Army to procure more Husky ground penetrating radars

The U.S. Army has issued a contract for a procure of Husky Mounted Detection System (HMDS) ground penetrating radar systems. The contract, announced Thursday by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), is worth more...

Poland relaunches Mustang programme

Poland’s Armament Inspectorate has launched a tender with revised requirements for the procurement of 4×4 multipurpose vehicles. Poland is seeking to purchase 859 soft-skin vehicles and 41 armoured variants in 2019–22. The contract includes...

Uganda unveils Nyoka production facility

Uganda revealed its armoured vehicle production facility for the first time on 8 August, when it was officially opened by President Yoweri Museveni. The Ugandan People’s Defence Force (UPDF) said the Nyoka Conversion Project...

Brazil to receive remaining M109A5 in December

The arrival of the remaining 56 of 60 M109A5 155 mm self-propelled artillery systems granted by the US Government to the Brazilian Army as excess defense articles (EDA) in a letter of offer and...

Benin receiving Russian weapons

An arms trade agreement signed in October 2010 by Russia and Benin has taken effect, the Interfax-AVN news agency reported on 15 August. The report did not identify the specific equipment that Benin is...

IBCS Completes Fourth Army Test

Northrop Grumman’s [NOC] Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) demonstrated an ability to scale up across long distances during a successful five-week long U.S. Army test, the company said on...

Barak-8 to equip Israeli Sa’ar 6 corvettes

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has been awarded a contract by the Israeli Ministry of Defence (MoD) to supply the Barak-8 weapon system for the Israeli Navy’s four future Magen-class corvettes. Designated Sa’ar 6 in...

Russia updates troop and vehicle parachute systems

The Russian military will receive its first D-14 parachutes for the Ratnik soldier ensemble in late 2019, according to Technodinamika, a subsidiary of state-owned military export firm Rostec Corporation. “The first serial [D-14] parachutes...

Russian airborne troops increase indirect fire capabilities

Russian airborne troops (VDV) are strengthening their indirect fire capabilities, an industry source has told Jane’s. “In early August, the VDV received a batch of upgraded 2S9-1M Nona-SM air-droppable self-propelled mortars (SPMs),” the source...

Turkey, Indonesia support UAV collaboration

Turkish Aircraft Industries (TAI) has expanded its engagement with Indonesian aerospace and defence companies in a bid to support collaboration on programmes including a medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) project. TAI said...

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