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SISU’s new GTV 4×4 gets more powerful engine

Finland’s SISU has revealed details of its General Purpose Vehicle (GPV), a variant of the GTP 4×4 armoured vehicle that was released in 2018. The GPV has been modified to carry a more powerful...

I/ITSEC 2019: Doron Precision Systems reveals JLTV trainer

Doron Precision Systems has developed a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) driver training simulator and revealed it at the 2019 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando in December. Michael Stricek, Doron...

Portugal seeks to modernise its Leopard 2A6 MBTs

The Portuguese Army is to carry out a mid-life update project for its Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks (MBTs) to extend the fleets’ life and modernise several subsystems, a source at...

Malaysia leans on offsets for industrial development

Malaysia has outlined an intention to ensure offsets play a greater role in supporting defence industrial development. In the country’s new Defence White Paper – published in full on 4 December – it states...

India progresses sale of BEML

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is preparing its planned sale of a major stake in public-sector company BEML (formerly Bharat Earth Movers Limited), Indian Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik has confirmed....

India progresses sale of BEML

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is preparing its planned sale of a major stake in public-sector company BEML (formerly Bharat Earth Movers Limited), Indian Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik has confirmed....

Leg becomes airborne qualified

FORT BENNING, Ga. — Well, an actual prosthetic leg has managed to become Airborne qualified. The ceremony for said leg, which the Airborne Cadre affectionately referenced by its given name, “Fucking Leg!” will take...

Israeli radar maker Rada opens US site

Rada USA, the new US subsidiary of Israeli defence technology company Rada Electronic Industries, has opened its headquarters and a radar manufacturing plant near Washington, DC. The 25,000 sq ft site in Germantown, Maryland,...

Nigeria and Russia poised to seal industry agreement

Nigeria expects to sign a general defence industry development agreement with Russia in the coming months, according to a 3 December report from Russian state-owned news agency Sputnik. Steve Davies, the Nigerian Ambassador to...

Indonesia looks to boost private-sector defence involvement

The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced a plan to support expanded private-sector involvement in defence development and production projects over the next five years. The MoD said on 3 December that the...

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