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Parting Shot: T-72B3 obr.2016 MBT

The T-72B3 obr.2016, also known as the T-72B3M, is the most modern standard of main battle tank (MBT) in service with Russian Ground Forces. It is an improvement over the T-72B3 and in December...

Nigeria takes delivery of two AW109 helicopters

The Nigerian Air force (NAF) announced on 22 April that it has received two “Agusta 109 Power attack helicopters”. It said the helicopters were being assembled and would be formally inducted during the NAF...

Russia sets up engine MRO facility in Vietnam

Russian defence industrial group Rostec has announced the opening of a new helicopter engine maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility in Vietnam. Rostec said in a statement on 22 April that the MRO centre...

India commissions coastal interception craft

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has commissioned two more 28 m coastal interception craft, the service announced via its official social media account on 24 April. The two vessels, which the service refers to...

UK to reduce operational Challenger 2 tank fleet

The Times newspaper reported on 19 April that the British Army is set to reduce its operational Challenger 2 main battle tank (MBT) fleet from 227 to 148 vehicles during their Life Extension Project...

Indonesia signs USD82 million LOI for Pandur II IFVs

Key Points Indonesia has signed a letter of intent to acquire the Pandur II infantry fighting vehicles A contract to deliver between 20 and 22 units is expected to materialise within the next two...

Indian Army looks to Russia for assorted weapons and ammunition

The Indian Army (IA) is in advanced negotiations with Russia to acquire assorted weapons and ammunition to overcome enduring shortfalls and ensure operational preparedness along India’s restive border with Pakistan. Official sources told Jane’s...

Adani finalises acquisition of Alpha Design

Indian company Adani Defence Systems and Technologies, a subsidiary of the Adani Group, has concluded the acquisition of Bangalore-based Alpha Design Technologies Limited (ADTL). In a filing on the Bombay Stock Exchange on 20...

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