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India’s HAL declares LCH ‘ready for operational induction’

India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) announced on 17 January that its Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) is “ready for operational induction” after completing all of its weapon integration tests. The announcement comes after an LCH...

German Army engineers receive first Leguan AVLBs

The German Army announced on its website on 14 January that its engineers received their first armoured vehicle-launched bridges (AVLBs) at the end of December. Panzerpionierbatallion (Armoured Engineer Battalion) 130, based in Minden, received...

German Army engineers receive first Leguan AVLBs

The German Army announced on its website on 14 January that its engineers received their first armoured vehicle-launched bridges (AVLBs) at the end of December. Panzerpionierbatallion (Armoured Engineer Battalion) 130, based in Minden, received...

Aselsan signs for serial production of OMTAS IR seeker

Turkish missile manufacturer Roketsan signed a contract on 10 January with local defence electronics house Aselsan for the serial production of an imaging infrared (IR) seeker to equip the new OMTAS 160 mm-calibre man-portable/vehicle-mounted...

Aselsan signs for serial production of OMTAS IR seeker

Turkish missile manufacturer Roketsan signed a contract on 10 January with local defence electronics house Aselsan for the serial production of an imaging infrared (IR) seeker to equip the new OMTAS 160 mm-calibre man-portable/vehicle-mounted...

Thales details POLA role

Thales has revealed the full scope of the mission suite it is supplying for the Mexican Navy’s new Patrullera Oceánica de Largo Alcance (POLA) vessel ARM Reformador . Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) was...

Norwegian Armed Forces buys more HK416 assault rifles

The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency has awarded a contract to German defense manufacturing company Heckler & Koch for the delivery of HK416 assault rifle sets, according to a company statement. The supply order will...

Egypt to receive M60 tanks engine overhaul parts package

The U.S. Government, through its U.S. Army Contracting Command, has awarded Tecmotiv a contract for engine overhaul parts package for Egyptian M60 tanks. In a statement made Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Defense has...

What to expect from new Defense Secretary Shanahan’s DOD

WASHINGTON – At least for the time being, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) is being led by a former contractor with limited government and no active duty military experience. Defense Systems reports. …read...

Norway orders M2A2N machine guns and more HK416N rifles

US Ordnance has been selected to supply 1,300 M2A2N heavy machine guns (HMGs) with quick change barrels, Forsvarsmateriell, the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency, announced on 10 January. The seven-year framework agreement includes spare parts,...

Pentagon prolongs US troop deployment at Mexico border

The Pentagon said on Monday (Jan 14) it would extend until Sept 30 the deployment of active-duty soldiers and Coast Guard members at the US-Mexico border, while expanding the mission to include surveillance and...

Azerbaijan, Aselsan to produce communications equipment

Turkey’s Aselsan has signed an agreement with the Baku-based Jihaz Production Association to jointly manufacture military communications equipment in Azerbaijan. The Ministry of Defence Industry of the Azerbaijani Republic (MODIAR) made the announcement on...

Russia receives 30 vintage T-34/85 tanks from Laos

Russia’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 9 January that the country received 30 vintage T-34/85 medium tanks from Laos that are to be used in military parades, museum exhibitions, and films about World...

India’s MoD reissues RFI for carbines and LMGs

India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has invited responses by 4 February to its supplementary request for information (RFI) regarding the planned acquisition of 360,000 5.56×45 mm close quarter battle (CQB) carbines and 40,000 7.62×51...

Singapore vows restraint in maritime row with Malaysia

Key Points Singapore’s navy and coastguard have been ordered to exercise restraint in the maritime dispute with Malaysia The stance was taken to avoid jeopardising ongoing efforts by the foreign ministries of both countries...

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